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Equity markets took a dive yesterday, in part due to a delayed reaction from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech Wednesday about tapering off the massive buying program and China’s continually slowing economy. The bad news was not enough to stop funds from entering the market, with both iShares and PowerShares bringing something new to the scene [see ETF Database Launch Center].

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As the ETF industry continues its rapid expansion, investors now have over 1,400 products to choose from to fit their every investment whim. But perhaps one of the key factors in selecting an appropriate fund is the level of diversification it offers to a portfolio. International and emerging market equity ETFs have certainly proven to be great diversifying agents, as their uncorrelated returns have brought new and lucrative opportunities [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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Global X announced that its popular FTSE Colombia 20 ETF (GXG) will undergo a 2-for-1 split. The split will take place after the close of trading on April 11, 2011 and shares will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on April 12. GXG closed on Friday at $40.83.

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March marked the most active month yet in 2011 for the ETF industry. While both of the previous months saw a healthy boost in funds introduced and filed for, March brought 38 new funds to market, expanding the exchange traded world even further. With the total number of funds now nearing 1,200, investors have more […]

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Van Eck, the issuer behind several country-specific emerging and frontier market ETFs, announced today the latest addition to its product lineup. The Market Vectors Colombia ETF (COLX) will seek to replicate the Market Vectors Colombia Index, a benchmark that consists of companies either domiciled and primarily listed on an exchange in Colombia or generating at […]

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