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New Highs & Lows January 11th Edition

by on January 11, 2014

Here is a look at all of the ETFs that have posted new one-year highs and lows over the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions. [click to continue…]

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The proliferation of exchange-traded products has essentially democratized the investment  landscape, opening up previously hard-to-reach corners of the market to average investors. While passive, index-tracking ETFs still remain most investors’ top picks, funds with unique methodologies have become more and more popular as investors search for uncorrelated returns. Hedge-fund-like strategies, which once were reserved for only the wealthy, are now available to investors through a single equity ticker [see Cheapskate Hedge Fund ETFdb Portfolio].  [click to continue…]

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For investors, the growth of the ETF industry has certainly been a blessing. Aside from accessing equities and bonds for dirt cheap, regular retail investors now have the opportunity to gain access to strategies that were once either too expensive or hard to reach. Historically, alternative assets have been very costly and almost impossible for […]

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Ultimate Guide To IndexIQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI)

by on October 22, 2012 | Updated October 23, 2012

Even though the definition of “hedge fund” has changed over time, morphing from largely market-neutral strategies to a much wider variety of leveraged strategies, most retail investors still can’t get into these lucrative funds. As such, the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI) is an intriguing offering, as it seeks to replicate the performance of […]

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Volatility returned to Wall Street as the FOMC meeting earlier in the week sparked waves of worry across the market. Investors have been taking profits from virtually every asset class after the Fed gave no hints that it would look to implement another round of quantitative easing after the current stimulus program expires [see 3 ETFs For […]

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ProShares announced the launch of the Hedge Replication ETF (HDG), a new product that will seek to provide returns characteristic of the hedge fund asset class. The new ETF is designed to maintain a high correlation to the HFRI Weighted Composite Index, an equal-weighted composite of more than 2,000 funds.

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When ETNs Are Better Than ETFs

by on March 16, 2011 | Updated December 8, 2014

As the universe of exchange-traded products has expanded considerably in recent years, investors have become more aware of the nuances between the various types of investment vehicles. Under the “ETF umbrella” are a number of product structures that aren’t true 1940 Act exchange-traded funds, including unit investment trusts (UITs) and grantor trusts. Also included are […]

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Credit Suisse announced the launch of its fourth ETN today, rolling out a product offering leveraged exposure to a merger arbitrage strategy. The 2x Monthly Leveraged Credit Suisse Merger Arbitrage Liquid Index ETN (CSMB) will be linked to an index consisting of stocks that are proposed takeover targets, delivering 2x leveraged exposure on a monthly […]

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The introduction and rapid expansion of the ETF industry has no doubt been a very positive development for investors big and small. The low fees characteristic of the exchange-traded structure have allowed cost-conscious investors to minimize expenses without sacrificing returns, while the enhanced tax efficiency and intraday trading capabilities have contributed increased flexibility to the […]

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Less than a week into November, the month is shaping up to be one of the most active in recent memory for the ETF industry. Vanguard (international real estate ETF), UBS (another MLP ETN), PIMCO (laddered Treasury fund), and Global X (Gold Explorers) have already launched new ETFs, and several more issuers are expected to […]

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Compared to September, which saw issuers launch more than two dozen new funds and multiple issuers shutter their entire product lines, October was a relatively slow month for the ETF industry. Though the number of new funds launched was down last month, many of the products that did hit the market were innovative, first-to-market funds […]

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Credit Suisse rolled out the latest addition to its ETN lineup on Monday, launching the Credit Suisse Merger Arbitrage Liquid Index (CSMA). The exchange-traded note will be linked to an index designed to employ a merger arbitrage strategy by using a quantitative methodology to track a dynamic basket of securities held as long or short […]

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