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December was another slow month for ETF growth, as many investors were still trying to brace for the fiscal cliff, and by the end of the month many were not focused on markets, but taking time off to be with family and friends around the holidays [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

The re-election of President Obama in November and the looming fiscal cliff has brought a lot of confusion to the general market, which may have played a part in the ETF slowdown, along with the lowered consumer confidence. Four funds left the market, but the real excitement this month was in the filings of three funds and five funds entering the market [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. 

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Looking Back At Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2012

by on December 18, 2012 | Updated February 26, 2013

This time of year is when many choose to reflect on what they have done over the last 12 months, and what they hope to achieve in a new year. Here at ETFdb we are doing the same, by looking back at our 12 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2012 and what we expected from the year compared to what happened. Make sure to check back tomorrow for our predictions for 2013 [for more ETF ideas, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]:

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Activity on the product development front is firing on all cylinders for Guggenheim today; the industry veteran is launching three fixed income funds to add to its growing lineup of target date bond offerings. The new ETFs, which begin trading on the NYSE Arca this morning, will offer investors a creative way to tap into […]

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Guggenheim, a pioneer in the area of target date fixed income products, has responded to strong interest in its BulletShares product lineup with the launch of three more products targeting investment grade corporate debt maturing in a specific year. The recent addition, which took effect last week, extends the existing product lineup by three years, […]

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State Street Adds Short Term Junk Bond ETF

by on March 17, 2012 | Updated March 19, 2012

State Street has made another addition to its fixed income ETF lineup, recently rolling out the SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term HighYield Bond ETF (SJNK). The new fund will target junk bonds that have less than five years remaining to maturity, thereby delivering a unique combination of low interest rate risk with significant credit risk. […]

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Bond ETFs For Every Objective

by on February 1, 2012 | Updated February 5, 2012

As the lineup of exchange-traded products has expanded dramatically in recent years, financial advisors have found themselves with more tools at their disposal than ever before. The extreme granularity of many of the equity products out there allows for cheap, low maintenance targeting of specific corners of the investable universe, while the development of some […]

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Six Juicy High Yield Bond ETFs For 2012

by on January 18, 2012 | Updated January 26, 2012

Equity markets have gotten off to a solid start in the new year, although looming Euro zone debt woes continue to breed some degree of pessimism and one piece of bad news from overseas is very well capable of sparking a broad sell-off that spills over onto Wall Street. The tug of war between positive […]

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12 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2012

by on December 28, 2011 | Updated December 12, 2012

For many investors, 2011 was an up-and-down year; risky assets came racing out of the gates, but a string of negative developments erased all of the early gains during a chaotic summer. Heading in to 2012, the outlook is mixed; there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future, as well as some […]

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2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts

by on December 6, 2011

2011 has been arguably one the busiest ever for the ETF industry, as we are on pace to break through 300 new launches for the year. As we rapidly approach 1,400 total funds in the space, it can be a daunting task to try and keep up with the tidal wave of new products that […]

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Bond giant PIMCO expanded its ETF lineup to 14 products last Friday, rolling out its first ETF to offer exposure to high yield bonds. The PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund (HYS) will seek to replicate the BofA Merrill Lynch 0-5 Year US High Yield Constrained Index. HYS joins nine other PIMCO […]

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After a quiet stretch during the second half of December, January continued the wave of product innovation that has become common in the ETF industry. Various issuers introduced first-to-market products and continued the impressive expansion of the exchange-traded product pipeline. The month saw steady releases from various issuers to add to the 1,100+ exchange traded […]

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Guggenheim, the Chicagoland-based ETF issuer known for its unique sector and international funds, continued the expansion of its fixed income lineup this week with the introduction of four more BulletShares ETFs. The new products will be the first target maturity date ETFs to offer exposure to junk bonds, providing investors with more precise instruments that […]

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