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Over the past two years, the financial sector has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs. After being pushed to the brink of complete collapse after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, financials recovered to reclaim big chunks of the ground lost and finish 2009 as one of the year’s best performers. The financial sector has been back in focus in recent weeks as the government brought fraud charges against Goldman Sachs and lawmakers in Washington have been scrambling to push through a comprehensive regulatory overhaul. [click to continue…]

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The Obama presidency took a turn towards increased government intervention in the private sector last week when the president stepped up his campaign against Wall Street and announced a far-reaching proposal for tougher regulation of the country’s biggest banks. Backed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, Obama put forth a plan designed to limit speculative activities by commercial banks and prevent financial institutions from becoming “too big to fail.”  [click to continue…]

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It’s been quite a week for the folks at ETF Securities (ETFS), one of the preeminent ETF sponsors in Europe that recently made the long jump across the pond to enter into the U.S. market. Last Friday ETFS launched its Silver Trust (SIVR), a bullion-backed trust that is expected to compete directly with iShares’ SLV, […]

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 While countless individuals have contributed to the industry’s meteoric rise, 25 people stand out for contributions that have guided ETF investing from its conception to widespread acceptance among all breeds of investors. The inaugural members of ETF Database’s Hall of Fame are presented below in alphabetical order, which is to say we have not attempted to […]

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First Trust Advisors L.P., the manager of a popular line of more than 35 ETFs, has announced that its newest fund, the NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund, will begin trading on the NASDAQ exchange on July 1. The new ETF will trade under the ticker QABA and have an expense ratio of 0.60%. The index […]

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