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This week has seen plenty of activity on the ETF front, with issuers lining up to make a splash in 2014. Earlier, EGShares launched its first suite of EM bond ETFs (SEMFIEMFLEMF), while First Trust launched two actively managed income-focused funds, which both utilize option strategies, as well as a dividend achievers fund (FTHIFTLBRDVY) [see 7 ETFs To Be Excited For In 2014]. [click to continue…]

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The ETF universe continues to expand in size and popularity as more and more investors have grown comfortable with utilizing exchange-traded funds for everything from establishing core exposure in desired asset classes to using them as tactical trading tools. ETFs have rightfully earned their “easy-to-use” reputation as they have allowed for self-directed investors to access niche corners of the global market as well as other sophisticated strategies that were once out-of-reach for most [see Periodic Table of ETFs: What Popped and What Dropped in 2013].  [click to continue…]

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Wall Street analysts had low expectations for the second quarter earnings season’s results, but companies are coming out of it with more steam than before. Even though not all reports were positive, the U.S. market has continued through the summer months on a generally positive note. With this in mind, it is no surprise that […]

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Dividend investing has always drawn a large crowd for its stability and high current income focus. For the most part, companies choose to make cash distributions when experiencing excess cash or when they want to skew their debt-to-equity ratios. Recently, however, a new trend has developed in which companies have even more incentive to let […]

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When it comes to the world of exchange-traded products, there are virtually no limits as to how investors can choose to play nearly every corner of the market. From compelling quant-based methodologies to hyper-targeted sector funds, there is an ETF to fit essentially every investor’s investment objective. But for those looking to gain access to some of […]

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Improving growth expectations and renewed optimism have been dominant themes so far in 2012. Economic data releases on Wall Street have been bolstering equity markets higher since the start of the year, marking an impressive comeback from the dismal days of 2011. Ongoing bullish price action coupled with a growing sense of confidence surrounding the […]

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Complete List Of Active ETFs

by on June 5, 2011 | Updated November 16, 2012

Since PowerShares debuted its first active ETFs in the spring of 2008, this corner of the exchange-traded product market has grown tremendously. Though many active ETFs have been somewhat slow to accumulate assets, the increase in the size of the lineup highlights the trend towards vehicles that combine active management with the exchange-traded structure [see […]

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Grail Advisors, the San Francisco-based ETF issuer known for pioneering the actively-managed ETF space, recently made an interesting filing with the SEC. In the document, Grail announced that it was entering into a letter of intent concerning a transaction involving ownership interests in order to continue its operations, including paying its future obligations under its […]

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The latest figures on the ETF industry are out, and the results are hardly surprising. Total U.S. ETF assets increased to $846.7 billion as of April 30, up from $540.2 billion a year ago and $790.9 billion at the end of 2009. Another solid month from equity markets contributed to the asset growth, but so […]

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To say opinions on the future of active ETFs are mixed would be a major understatement. Nearly two years after PowerShares launched its first line of active ETFs and a year after the much-publicized launch of the Grail American Beacon Large Cap Value ETF (GVT), active ETFs remain stuck in first gear. Investors have expressed […]

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