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The proliferation of exchange-traded products has essentially democratized the investment  landscape, opening up previously hard-to-reach corners of the market to average investors. While passive, index-tracking ETFs still remain most investors’ top picks, funds with unique methodologies have become more and more popular as investors search for uncorrelated returns. Hedge-fund-like strategies, which once were reserved for only the wealthy, are now available to investors through a single equity ticker [see Cheapskate Hedge Fund ETFdb Portfolio].  [click to continue…]

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Ultimate Guide To IndexIQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI)

by on October 22, 2012 | Updated October 23, 2012

Even though the definition of “hedge fund” has changed over time, morphing from largely market-neutral strategies to a much wider variety of leveraged strategies, most retail investors still can’t get into these lucrative funds. As such, the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI) is an intriguing offering, as it seeks to replicate the performance of a group of diverse hedge fund investing styles including: long/short equity, event-driven, and fixed income arbitrage [see How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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AdvisorShares, one of the largest issuers of active ETFs, made another addition to its lineup this week with the debut of a fund that will seek to capture results of long/short hedge fund managers. The new QAM Equity Hedge ETF (QEH) will employ an active long/short strategy that will seek to outperform about half of […]

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Exchange-Traded Concepts, the firm providing turnkey solutions to companies looking to make an entrance into the ETF industry, announced this week the debut of a unique product that will seek to clone strategies implemented by hedge funds. The new AlphaClone Alternative Alpha Exchange-Traded Fund (ALFA) will seek to replicate the AlphaClone Hedge Fund Long/Short Index, […]

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This past year was the most active ever for the exchange traded industry in terms of product development; the launch of more than 300 new products shattered the record set in 2010. And innovation continues to run high in the industry; the creativity of issuers is still impressive, as many of the ETFs that have […]

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Over the past several weeks, markets have become increasingly choppy as a number of issues are plaguing the global economy. America teeters on the brink of a recession while debt downgrades and slumping investor confidence have rattled European markets as well. Meanwhile, in emerging markets, inflationary concerns are continuing to wreck havoc leaving investors with […]

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The free ETF screener maintained by ETF Database has been updated to include features for investors looking to identify products offering exposure to alternatives, an asset class that has seen a surge in interest in recent years. There is now an option to set the desired asset class in the ETF screener to Alternatives; making […]

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July was another hectic month for equities, as the world struggled to deal with numerous debt crises that put downward pressure on global markets. In our first full month off of the quantitative easing program, rumors have already sprung up that a QE3 may be in store, as markets have failed to establish a strong […]

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No Stopping Gold

by on July 16, 2011

Financial worries at home surrounding the debt-ceiling coupled with a downgrade of Ireland’s credit quality into junk territory overshadowed the start of corporate earnings seasons on Wall Street. Uncertainty and general pessimism pushed investors into the “safer” corner of the market and gold emerged strongest. The yellow precious metal hit record highs on Thursday as […]

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ProShares announced the launch of the Hedge Replication ETF (HDG), a new product that will seek to provide returns characteristic of the hedge fund asset class. The new ETF is designed to maintain a high correlation to the HFRI Weighted Composite Index, an equal-weighted composite of more than 2,000 funds.

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