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Since the introduction of the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, A) in January of 1993, the ETF industry has continued to gain popularity, offering investment products in almost every imaginable segment of the global economy. There are more than 1,400 ETF products on the market in the U.S., and almost 50 ETF issuers. Invesco PowerShares is one of those issuers, playing a major role in bringing new ETFs market. Here is a look at the company and some of its most noteworthy ETFs [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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ETFs continue to gain popularity as these innovative financial instruments allow for easy access to virtually any asset class without having to sacrifice cost-efficiency or transparency, making them ideal tools for long-term investors and active traders alike. While the bulk of exchange-traded products have appeal as longer-term investments that can potentially appreciate by a significant amount, not all funds are created with lucrative capital gains in mind. Enter money market ETFs; this breed of funds has caught the attention of countless investors who are looking to preserve capital and, luckily, there are a number of options to choose from [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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When the Federal Reserve announced recently that it plans to keep key interest rates at nearly zero until 2014, it hardly came as a surprise. With the economic recovery still in a very fragile state and inflationary pressures remaining tame, record low interest rates are expected to hang around for quite a while. While stock […]

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ETFs trended higher this week but finished flat on Friday as the markets digested conflicting data reports. This came after retail sales rose by 0.3% but the consumer sentiment index headed lower, leaving investors to wonder which direction the American consumer will take the economy. In other news, Obama is set to nominate Janet Yellen, […]

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Picking The Right Money Market ETF

by on January 28, 2010 | Updated December 8, 2014

As interest in ETF investing has surged in recent years, issuers have rushed to expand their product lines into every corner of the investable universe. The first generation of ETF products consisted mostly of equity funds designed to track well-known benchmarks, and while the vast majority of ETF assets remains in these “plain vanilla” funds, […]

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PIMCO, the Newport Beach, California-based bond fund giant, launched its latest exchange-traded fund on Wednesday, the Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund. The new ETF, which comes with an expense ratio of 35 basis points, will trade under the ticker MUNI, which was somehow still available. The ETF will be managed by John Cummings, the company’s […]

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VRDO: The Way To Go

by on September 30, 2009

The development of the ETF industry has in many ways leveled the investing playing field, bringing strategies previously available only to large institutions and sophisticated, high net worth investors to anyone with a Scottrade account. Most of these “democratizations” have involved very complex, high-risk tactics. Leveraged ETFs, hedge fund ETFs, and long/short ETFs have significantly […]

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