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Though certain commodity producers have not fared too well in recent years, one particular sector has exhibited tremendous growth and strength: agribusiness. This industry has benefited not only from the most recent drought in the summer of 2012, but also from the rapid growth of the world population and the further development of emerging economies. And thanks to the evolution of the ETF industry, investors now have several options to tap into the world of agribusiness [Download Free Report: How To Buy The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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iShares, the largest U.S. ETF issuer in terms of both assets and number of funds, continued the aggressive expansion of its product lineup this week with five new products offering exposure to commodity-related stocks. Each of the new ETFs will compete with existing products offering indirect exposure to natural resources through stocks of companies that are engaged in the exploration, production, and sale of various commodities [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].  [click to continue…]

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The universe of U.S.-listed ETFs has expanded at a record pace in 2011, with more than 300 new products beginning to trade. This year has also seen some contraction, as a number of different issuers have shuttered products that failed to generate interest from investors. IndexIQ is the latest to pare its lineup, as the […]

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Heading into 2011, many observers of the ETF industry were warning that this year could see a wave of fund closures, as ETFs that were failing to generate positive cash flow for the institutions behind them could be shuttered. That wave of contraction has yet to really play out, as only a handful of ETFs […]

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Gold Soars Past Equities

by on July 6, 2011

Investors returned quietly to Wall Street after the long holiday weekend as equity markets oscillated between small gains and losses for most of trading on Tuesday. Moody’s downgraded Portugal’s sovereign debt to junk-status, sending the euro lower in the currency markets and gold even higher. The hot yellow metal lead the way up and jumped […]

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IndexIQ, the issuer perhaps best known for its hedge fund replication ETFs, rolled out the latest addition to its growing suite of small cap lineup today: the IQ U.S. Real Estate Small Cap ETF (ROOF). The new product will be the first to offer exposure exclusively to small cap U.S. REITs, seeking to replicate the […]

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Global X notched another ETF industry first on Thursday, debuting a fund that focuses on companies globally that are engaged in some aspect of the fertilizer industry. The Global X Fertilizers/Potash ETF (SOIL) seeks to replicate the Solactive Global Fertilizers/Potash Index, a benchmark that includes about 29 companies from both developed and emerging markets.

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Stock markets have broadly come back so far in 2011, as optimism over growth in emerging nations and some portions of the developed world has outweighed geopolitical concerns in the Middle East and a nuclear disaster in Japan. While a number of sectors have led this charge higher, undoubtedly one of the most important is […]

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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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Global X, the New York City-based ETF issuer known for its various country and sector-specific products, continues to be active on the product development front; the firm recently filed details with the SEC for two new niche ETFs. The filing was light on details such as tickers or expenses, but did shed some light on […]

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IndexIQ, the ETF issuer best known for its lineup of hedge fund replication and county-specific small cap ETFs, announced the launch of a new fund today targeting an increasingly popular and relevant corner of the global equity market. The Global Agribusiness Small Cap ETF (CROP) will track the IQ Global Agribusiness Small Cap Index, a […]

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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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