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February continued the bull run in the U.S. market, with reports every week showing stronger economic growth both domestically and overseas. Even the arguing in Washington and worries of sequestration do not seem to be slowing down the upward market trend [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

After the slow rate of entry into the ETF space in the previous months, the introduction of nine new funds in February alone is cause for celebration and signifies that issuers are finally ready to reenter the market. Bringing the total count to 13 funds created so far in 2013, it does not look like this expansion will be slowing anytime soon [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. 

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Invesco PowerShares announced in December that its board had approved the shuttering of thirteen exchange-traded portfolios near the end of February, including a number of energy funds, bond funds and equity portfolios. The move comes as the Chicago firm is looking to weed out some of its least productive ETFs and, unlike some other issuers, losing thirteen funds is barely a dent in Invesco’s portfolio of 171 funds. February 26 will be the last day of trading for the following ETFs:

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ETF Plays To Heed Bill Gross’ Warnings

by on September 10, 2012 | Updated September 24, 2012

Since the unprecedented financial crash of 2008, investors have witnessed some of the most radical and controversial practices being adopted by our central bank to save our sputtering economy. Perhaps the most sensational of the measures taken were the infamous quantitative easing programs, where the Fed proceeded to “monetize” the debt by printing  massive amounts […]

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Invesco PowerShares, the Wheaton, Illinois based firm known for its “intelligent” ETF products, is planning to change the indexes underlying three of the company’s Target Allocation ETFs according to a recent SEC filing. PowerShares is also looking to make a change to its high yield bond ETF. The changes to the product lineup include:

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Charles Schwab is continuing its push into the ETF industry, recently introducing six new managed portfolios of ETFs available through a low cost fee-based portfolio advisory program. The managed accounts program will offer an efficient way for investors to immediately establish a well-diversified portfolio, each of which will be composed of up to 24 ETFs […]

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