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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 the little guy to gain exposure to. With the ETF boom still going strong, new products have allowed individual retail investors the ability to access hedge funds, long-short strategies, 130/30 tactics and other areas of the market previously off-limits. Anyone with a brokerage account can now channel their own inner hedge fund manager [Download How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].  [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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The month of May was a generally disappointing stretch for investors, as both international and domestic equity markets struggled to overcome obstacles new and old. Commodities, which had been a nice source of absolute returns for much of the last year, fell on hard times as well; precious metals went into a brief freefall, and […]

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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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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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