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Last month, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke unveiled the latest creation from the central bank – the infamous QE3. As details continue to emerge about the next round of quantitative easing, many investors, including a number of hot-shot analysts and experts, have been weighing in on how they believe the new stimulus measures will pan out. Some have received the Fed’s new plan with open arms, while others remain understandably skeptical if not down right opposed to QE3. And now that the eurozone, Japan and the United States have all set out their new monetary policies, the printing presses will be working overtime as these three global heavy hitters line up to pump trillions of dollars into their economies. Now investors are faced with the daunting task of trying to quantify and project the implications of these massive programs – will money printing “stimulate” the economy, or will the onslaught of currency supplies only do more harm than good? [see 101 ETF Lessons Every Advisor Should Learn].

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ProShares is continuing to build out its suite of ETFs offering exposure to alternatives, announcing this week the launch of a pair of funds designed to offer exposure to “breakeven inflation.” That term refers to the spread difference in yield between Treasuries and TIPS (i.e., the yield on Treasuries less the yield on TIPS of comparable duration), which is one measure of the rate of inflation that is expected from the market. The two new ETFs are:  [click to continue…]

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The coming of the new year hasn’t slowed down the rapid pace of the ETF industry, with December showing high levels of activity on the product development front. December saw the debut of a number of first-to-market products as well several new and intriguing investment strategies. ETF issuers did not slow down the pace as a […]

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New Inflation / Deflation ETNs: Better Than TIP?

by on December 7, 2011 | Updated May 14, 2013

PowerShares and Deutsche Bank, partners on a suite of exchange-traded notes targeting commodities and several international bond markets, have rolled out a pair of ETNs designed to target changes in inflation expectations. The new notes will be linked to indexes that are designed to measure the market’s expectations of future inflation implied by the difference […]

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