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Shibo Liang

After a bit of a summer slowdown, product development activity in the ETF industry has regained full speed. After a busy October, the month of November also saw the debut of a number of first-to-market ideas from a variety of ETF issuers, as well as a continued filling of the product pipeline with some intriguing filings. The total for 2011 will shatter previous records for new ETF launches, as this year will see more than 300 new products come to market. Several of those debuted during the month of November [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]: [click to continue…]

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The last few weeks have been a rocky stretch for the financial sector in the U.S., with another massive bankruptcy filing coming as negative sentiment towards big financial institutions is reaching new heights. After a stellar month in October, a wave of risk aversion in November has dealt a blow to the financial sector, with steep losses piling up amidst ongoing Euro zone worries [see Euro Free Europe ETFdb Portfolio].

The largest and most popular ETFs in the Financials ETFdb Category are generally dominated by U.S. banks and financial institutions. But beyond those funds, there are a number of choices for investors looking to tap into the financial sector of international markets, believing this asset class may deliver some degree of insulation from the risk factors impacting U.S. banks in the current environment: [click to continue…]

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The third quarter got off to a sizzling start in the ETF industry; a surge in asset prices boosted asset levels significantly after two months of freefalls, and the product development activity remained strong after a busy month of September. Close to 30 new products began trading last month, including many first-to-market ideas that have […]

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