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May was yet another strong month in the markets, with few investors selling early this year to avoid a summer slump. However, some investors were spooked early in the month after the FOMC rate decision and press conference. In its statement, the Fed said it would continue its $85 billion a month bond buying program, but indicated that it could either increase or decrease the amount it purchases monthly depending on the economic environment. Only two weeks later, funds took a dip after a report that the Fed may be ready to scale back its massive bond program sooner than any analysts had expected. With the end of May in sight, Treasury yields skyrocketed to levels not seen in over 13 months, leading many high yield corners of the market to suffer [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

May had a number of new funds launch in the beginning and end of the month, with 10 new ETFs entering the ring. With issuers still filling the product pipeline it seems that this summer may be a busy one for ETFs [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. 

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At the beginning of a hectic week in the market, ETF issuers ArrowShares and KraneShares both filed paperwork with the SEC, looking to introduce some new funds into their small portfolios. While ArrowShares is looking to replicate the success of its first fund, (GYLD, B+) through three new active ETFs, KraneShares is bringing its extensive knowledge of Chinese investing to the U.S. marketplace [see ETF Database Launch Center].

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While May continues to be a strong month for investors, ETF issuers ArrowShares is looking to introduce its second ETF to market. Encouraged by the growing success of its first high yield fund, , this Maryland-based firm filed earlier this week for a bond fund [see ETF Database Launch Center].

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As the ETF universe continues its rapid expansion, newcomers to the industry have brought to market fresh ideas and innovative products designed to satisfy the whims of nearly every investor. Andrew Rogers, CEO of Gemini Fund Services, recently took time to discuss his company’s creation of the Northern Lights ETF Trust. This new platform is […]

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Three “Dividend ETFs” That Go Beyond Stocks

by on July 25, 2012 | Updated April 29, 2013

Over the past several years, interest in ETFs that offer exposure to high yielding asset classes has surged. From dividend-paying stocks and MLPs to junk bonds and emerging market debt, investor dollars have consistently flown towards assets that offer the potential to capture meaningful current returns. In addition to the ETFs that target these asset […]

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After a rather stagnant month for the ETF industry, May saw even lower levels of activity on the product development front. A grand total of 8 new funds hit the markets this month; however, investors were introduced to a number of new and intruiging first-to-market product, including one that offers exposure to the niche segment […]

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Greek Drama Far From Over

by on May 12, 2012

Equity markets took a nosedive last week as resurfacing Euro zone debt woes welcomed back the bears on Wall Street. Political turbulence in Greece has sparked a wave of worry, with many fearing that the nation will have to face default unless the opposing parties agree to implement the proposed austerity measures. On the home […]

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ArrowShares has made its first plunge into the ETF industry, announcing the launch of an ETF that targets high yielding securities in a number of different asset classes. The new Dow Jones Global Yield ETF (GYLD) will be linked to an index that includes 150 of the highest yielding securities across three primary asset classes: […]

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