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October may have started off well in the markets, but after a series of poor earning reports major equity indexes went into a tail spin, landing much lower than many expected to be. Many of the new ETFs that were proposed earlier this year are now finally coming to market, offering unique and potentially profitable investment options; October saw the debut of the newest actively managed fund, as well as an interesting “core” lineup aimed towards long-term investors [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

Wall Street was hit by poor earnings and lackluster developments on the product front, with the closing of thirty funds by the end of the month, all from only two issuers. At the same time, filing activity remains strong; issuers of all shapes and sizes continue to stuff new ideas into the pipeline, and hopefully we will see more of these funds launch before the end of the year [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. 

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The ETF industry slowed down its pace in March, showing moderate levels of activity on the product development front. After a busy February, this month saw the debut of only 14 new funds; however, investors were introduced to two new first-to-market products, including an emerging market corporate bond fund as well as an ETF that offers targeted exposure to Indonesian small cap companies. Additionally, markets welcomed the highly anticipated Total Return ETF from PIMCO and its legendary bond guru, Bill Gross [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]:

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Russell rolled out two more products to add to its rapidly expanding suite of ETFs this week, launching two funds that specifically target stocks with high dividend yields. The Russell High Dividend Yield ETF (HDIV) will target components of the Russell 1000 that exhibit the highest dividend yields, while the Russell Small Cap High Dividend […]

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With over 300 product launches in 2011, the ETF industry has been steaming with activity on all fronts. Issuers, both big and small, have been firing on all cylinders; debuting waves of first-to-market products while also filling the product development pipeline with exciting plans [see The Five Biggest ETF Inflows Of 2011]. Among the wave […]

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Just as volatility has been persistent in the markets lately, developments on the product activity front have been plentiful. Several industry giants, including iShares, State Street, and Russell have all laid down the groundwork and filed with the SEC for a handful of new–and potentially exciting–products [see The Five Biggest ETF Inflows Of 2011].

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