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While the bread-and-butter of the ETF industry has been index-tracking products, active ETFs are quickly growing in popularity as several funds have gained critical mass with investors. There are now more than 55 different active ETFs with a combined $13 billion and counting in total assets under management. More importantly, these funds have allowed retail investors to apply professional management to a variety of asset classes and strategies [see 10 Questions About ETFs You've Been Too Afraid To Ask]. [click to continue…]

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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 year-end periods provides the ETF industry with a couple of opportunities to flex its collective muscle; performance comparisons generally tend to favor those products with lower expense ratios–a defining feature of exchange-traded funds. But early January also puts another benefit of exchange-traded products into focus: enhanced tax efficiency relative to traditional mutual funds. The […]

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This past year was the most active ever for the exchange traded industry in terms of product development; the launch of more than 300 new products shattered the record set in 2010. And innovation continues to run high in the industry; the creativity of issuers is still impressive, as many of the ETFs that have […]

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ProShares, the Bethesda, Maryland-based ETF issuer best known for its suite of leveraged and inverse products, announced plans to expand its offering in the Treasury bond space with its latest SEC filing. In the document, the company detailed four new funds that are vastly different from anything else in the market, giving investors new ways […]

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July was another hectic month for equities, as the world struggled to deal with numerous debt crises that put downward pressure on global markets. In our first full month off of the quantitative easing program, rumors have already sprung up that a QE3 may be in store, as markets have failed to establish a strong […]

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WisdomTree, fresh off its move from the Pink Sheets to the NASDAQ, announced net income of $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2011 on record assets under management (AUM) of nearly $13 billion. WisdomTree’s AUM more than doubled from the same period a year ago, and the swing to profit came after the company […]

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First Trust, the firm behind the recently-launched Cloud Computing Index Fund (SKYY) has filed details on an ETF focused on another popular theme: inflation. A recent SEC filing detailed the First Trust Inflation Managed Fund, a product that would maintain a primary investment objective of “long-term capital appreciation” and secondary objective of current income. The […]

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Inflation ETF Special: 25 ETF Ideas To Fight Rising Prices

by on July 20, 2011 | Updated December 8, 2014

Inflation has always been a particularly frustrating topic among investors, as a spike in prices can be a nasty surprise for investors who are not amply prepared.  Its effects can reduce your real return on an annual basis and make it much more difficult to keep up with your standard of living. Inflation, however, has not […]

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No Stopping Gold

by on July 16, 2011

Financial worries at home surrounding the debt-ceiling coupled with a downgrade of Ireland’s credit quality into junk territory overshadowed the start of corporate earnings seasons on Wall Street. Uncertainty and general pessimism pushed investors into the “safer” corner of the market and gold emerged strongest. The yellow precious metal hit record highs on Thursday as […]

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WisdomTree rolled out a new ETF designed to deliver a comprehensive approach to combating inflation on Thursday, debuting the Real Return Fund (RRF). The actively-managed ETF will take a unique approach to delivering total returns that outpace the rate of inflation, going beyond many of the more simplistic strategies that may have limited effectiveness when […]

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WisdomTree, a leader in the fundamental ETF and currency fund spaces, has registered the Real Return Fund (RRF) with the SEC, the next step in bringing to market an ETF that is designed to protect investor capital against the ravages of inflation. According to the filing, the proposed fund would seek to “provide investors with […]

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