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April was a month of economic reporting on all sides, and the majority of the market finished the month with strong returns. Disappointing ISM and labor data was seen both early and late in the month, as April saw a slowdown in the growth of new U.S. private sector jobs. Gold dominated the headlines after the precious metal tumbled over 9% mid month, marking the largest single-day drop in 30 years. The Japanese central bank announced early in the month that it would implement a number of aggressive easing measures in an attempt to double the government bond holdings over the next two years, while an economic slowdown in China sent global investors into a frenzy [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

After last month’s trickle of new funds, April was a rush of products into the ETF space, with 18 new funds coming to market all throughout the month. With even more issuers filing, it look like the rest of this year will see many more ETF introductions [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. 

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Ultimate Guide To “Third Generation” Commodity ETPs

by on August 8, 2012 | Updated August 14, 2012

The introduction of commodity ETPs has opened up a previously difficult to reach corners of the market to investors of all walks. No need to open up a costly (and complex) futures trading account, as this asset class is now available with all of the benefits inherent to the exchange-traded product structure, including transparency, intraday liquidity and low expenses, as well as enhanced tax efficiencies. Thanks to ongoing innovation in the industry, investors can now tap into products with unique methodologies that strive to combat perhaps the greatest foe to any commodity investor: contango [see also Everything You Need To Know About Commodity ETFs].

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June saw yet another period of strong growth in the ETF lineup, with multiple issuers rolling out new products over the past several weeks. While the pace has certainly slowed from the winter months, there is no shortage of new activity in the space, including a number of first-to-market products that are now hitting the […]

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French banking behemoth BNP Paribas has become the latest financial institution to jump into the ETF industry, rolling out an exchange-traded commodity product this week. The new STREAM S&P Dynamic Roll Global Commodities Fund (BNPC) will seek to replicate the S&P GSCI Dynamic Roll Excess Return Index, a broad-based index of commodity futures that uses a flexible […]

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Following the massive injections into capital markets in recent years, inflation has become a major concern of many investors, and the quest to uncover assets that offer portfolio protection against a potential uptick in the CPI has taken on many forms. While inflation-protected bonds are the instrument of choice for some, others have turned their […]

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