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October may have started off well in the markets, but after a series of poor earning reports major equity indexes went into a tail spin, landing much lower than many expected to be. Many of the new ETFs that were proposed earlier this year are now finally coming to market, offering unique and potentially profitable investment options; October saw the debut of the newest actively managed fund, as well as an interesting “core” lineup aimed towards long-term investors [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

Wall Street was hit by poor earnings and lackluster developments on the product front, with the closing of thirty funds by the end of the month, all from only two issuers. At the same time, filing activity remains strong; issuers of all shapes and sizes continue to stuff new ideas into the pipeline, and hopefully we will see more of these funds launch before the end of the year [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. 

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After a slow summer stretch, activity picked up a bit in September as ETF issuers pushed out new products and continued to produce new ideas. Not surprisingly, many of the new ETFs now coming to market continue to be innovative, first-of-their-kind offerings; September saw the debut of the first China dividend ETF, as well as a unique “alternator” ETN that shifts its allocation across various indexes. 

September saw the continuation of the contraction that has hit the ETF industry in recent months. Multiple issuers shuttered or announced decisions to shutter products that have struggled to gain interest from investors. At the same time, the filing activity remains brisk; issuers of all shapes and sizes continue to stuff new ideas into the pipeline, indicating that the fourth quarter of the year could see a number of debuts [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]:

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Global X to Close 4 ETFs

by on September 26, 2012

Global X, the New York-based issuer of many international and specialized funds, announced recently that it will close out four of its ETFs that have not attracted assets compared to their other popular funds like the SIL and GXG. October 18 will be the last day of trading for these ETFs:

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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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Global X, the relatively new ETF issuer that has already gathered more than $1 billion in assets, announced that it will close eight of its ETFs in the first quarter of 2012. Each of the ETFs to be closed has struggled to build assets during relatively short times on the market; they all launched at […]

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Global X, the firm behind a wide-ranging lineup of exchange-traded funds, announced this week the debut of two funds linked to NASDAQ indexes. The Global X NASDAQ 400 Mid Cap ETF (QQQM) will be linked to an index consisting of the top 400 mid-capitalization domestic and international non-financial securities listed on NASDAQ. The Global X […]

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Amidst another volatile trading week for equity markets, the product development front continues to buzz with activity as new entrants plan their debuts, while veteran issuers continue to expand their product lineups. Legg Mason, the mutual fund giant and home of legendary manager Bill Miller (at least for a few more weeks) is planning to […]

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