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ETFs have opened up the doors to previously hard-to-reach reach corners of the market, including foreign equities, commodities and alternative asset classes. Currency ETFs in particular have seen growing interest among investors and traders alike as they greatly simplify the challenges that are otherwise associated with entering the forex market [see How To Take Profits And Cut Losses When Trading ETFs].

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ETFs have become popular in recent years as tools for establishing low cost and tax-efficient exposure to traditional asset classes such as stocks and bonds. But the exchange-traded structure also carries appeal as a means of accessing asset classes that have historically be hard-to-reach or difficult to efficiently maintain. That is certainly the case in the commodity space, as investors have embraced a comprehensive lineup of exchange-traded commodity products as a way to bet on natural resource prices. [click to continue…]

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While the majority of the nearly $800 billion in ETF assets is found in equity funds, it is other corners of the market that have accounted for the significant cash inflows and asset growth exhibited in recent years. Fixed income and commodity funds have been particularly hot, taking in more than $25 billion in aggregate […]

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