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It’s a little more than a week out, but one of the biggest losers from the 2012 elections so far has been the entities responsible for transporting oil and gas across North America and storing petroleum products. Master Limited Partnerships have seen a string of steep sell-offs in recent days, erasing the impressive gains that had been accumulated during the first ten months of the year. These generally stable entities have seen significant downside volatility in recent days, stringing together long losing streaks that are uncommon in this corner of the energy market [see our Energy Bull ETFdb Portfolio].

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July proved to be yet another eventful month as multiple ETF issuers wasted no time in rolling out over ten new products in the past several weeks. Though usually a slower season in regards to product development, this summer has had no shortage of new activity. Investors now have more options than ever as issuers continue to seek out new and innovative product offerings.

Though July was another up/down month in the global stock markets, the ETP industry showed strength through its continued growth. This past month’s launches are a diversified mix of exchange-traded products including equities, fixed income and currency offerings. Among the new additions are a “Random Roger” actively-managed fund and a new Master Limited Partnership ETN. The commodity front was rather quiet after a busy month in June, but two new currency offerings focused on the Australian dollar are sure to entertain investors; if not with their performance than at least with their names (GDAY and CROC). Below, we outline all of the new launches from the month to keep you up to date on all of the latest offerings available [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]:

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UBS made another addition to its lineup of MLP ETNs this week, debuting a product that will be linked to the same index underlying the popular JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ). The UBS ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMU), which began trading on Wednesday, represents an opportunity for investors looking to gain exposure to […]

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