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Investments in commodities and natural resources has long been a popular portfolio allocation strategy, as this corner of the market has the potential to offer lucrative and uncorrelated returns. While there are several approaches investors can take, capturing exposure via equities is an appealing option as this strategy avoids the nuances and complexities of futures trading. And thanks to the ETF industry, there are now several ways investors can gain cheap and easy access to producers of natural resources around the globe [Download Free Report: How To Buy The Right ETF Every Time].  [click to continue…]

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Imitation just may be the sincerest form of flattery, as any sufficiently profitable ETF idea seems to eventually attract clones. Competition is usually a good thing for investors, as it can drive expenses lower and incentivize fund sponsors and managers to deliver better and better service to investors. At the same time, though, competition can create confusion, so it is helpful to look at similar ETFs on a head-to-head basis to highlight the significant differences between them [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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Growth and evolution have been recurring themes in the exchange-traded universe in 2011, as investors are now faced with a diverse product lineup of  over 1,400 ETPs. More than 300 of those are new additions in 2011, a year that broke the previous record for extent of product development. And while many of the new […]

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After a summer slowdown that saw the pace of new ETF launches decline dramatically, product development in the industry ramped up in September. The end of vacation season brought a wave of new exchange-traded products to market, including several first-to-market concepts and the introduction of a couple of new issuers. September also saw a continuation […]

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Bears On Parade

by on September 24, 2011

Last week was quite grim for investors to say the least, as stocks across the board plunged Wednesday afternoon following the Fed’s decision to proceed with “Operation Twist” and nothing more. Equity indexes extended their losses and fell even lower the following day as investor worries surrounding the outlook of the U.S. economy intensified following […]

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Earlier this week, Northern Trust, the Chicago-based asset manager best known for its banking and wealth management divisions, announced a second foray into the Exchange-Traded Fund world with the debut of four ‘FlexShares‘ ETFs. The launch comes a little over two years after the closing of First Trust’s inaugural attempt in the ETF game with 17 NETS […]

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