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Over the last few years, issuers have been waging their own little war in the ETF industry: the battle of the ticker symbol. Some of the most popular and intriguing funds are being caught on investors’ radars simply because of their cleverly named ticker symbols. And with over 1,400 products to choose from the exchange-traded fund lineup, issuers continue to raise the bar when it comes to pumping out funds with the most eye-catching and amusing ticker symbols.

Below we outline 46 of the most clever and rather amusing ETF ticker symbols available on the market:

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The coming of the new year hasn’t slowed down the rapid pace of the ETF industry, with December showing high levels of activity on the product development front. December saw the debut of a number of first-to-market products as well several new and intriguing investment strategies. ETF issuers did not slow down the pace as a slew of new filings continued to pile in up until the end 2011 [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]:

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Global X, the relatively new ETF issuer that has already gathered more than $1 billion in assets, announced that it will close eight of its ETFs in the first quarter of 2012. Each of the ETFs to be closed has struggled to build assets during relatively short times on the market; they all launched at […]

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Better late than never. E*TRADE, the online brokerage that is perhaps best known for its commercials starring infant trading whizzes, has begun offering commission free trading on a lineup of exchange-traded funds. ETFs issued by Global X, WisdomTree, and db-X (Deutsche Bank) will be eligible for commission free trading on the E*Trade platform. That lineup […]

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Global X, one of the fastest growing ETF issuers in the world, announced further proposals to expand its lineup last week with an SEC filing for five new ETFs. The proposed products look to give investors access to highly specialized corners of the market, following in the footsteps of funds such as the company’s Lithium ETF (LIT), […]

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June was another interesting month for markets around the world as a number of important events transpired over the past few weeks. The Federal Reserve meeting came and went without much of a hitch as Bernanke called for the end of QE at the end of the month but suggested that the economy was still […]

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Looking Back On A Bloodbath

by on June 4, 2011

The last week started and ended with disappointment on the jobs front, as a stubbornly high unemployment took the wind out of the sails of what had been an impressive rally in recent weeks. Both private ADP payroll figures and the government report disappointed investors still looking for an uptick in jobs creation as affirmation […]

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Global X, the New York-based ETF behind a number of funds offering exposure to various subsets of the global food industry, announced the latest expansion to its product lineup today with the launch of the Global X Farming ETF (BARN). The product marks the 34th fund in total from the company and follows on the […]

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The past week was a relatively quiet one in the ETF industry in terms of new product launches, with just three new ETFs debuting, First Trust kicked off and capped the activity, debuting the first car ETF on Tuesday and rolling out another addition to its AlphaDEX suite later in the week; those launches sandwiched […]

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