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June was a volatile month on Wall Street, with investors feeling a major change in the investment landscape. Though speculations of Fed tapering dominated the markets, emerging markets equities stole the spotlight after experiencing a massive exodus of funds towards the end of the month. The BRIC markets (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) were among the worst hit as their economies are starting to show signs of plateauing after years of astronomical growth [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

June also saw a number of new funds launch during  the month, with 17 new ETFs entering the ring. And with issuers still filling the product pipeline, it seems that this summer may be a busy one for ETFs [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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UBS rolled out the latest exchange-traded products targeting narrow corners of the technology sector in Thursday, debuting a pair of products that offer exposure to companies in the solid state drive industry. The ETRACS ISE Solid State Drive Index ETN (SSDD) will seek to replicate a benchmark comprised of drive manufacturers and component manufacturers, and currently consists of 11 companies in total. UBS also introduced a leveraged counterpart to SSDD; the 2x Monthly Leveraged ISE ETRACS ISE Solid State Drive Index ETN (SSDL) will deliver monthly results that correspond to 200% of the change in that same index. [click to continue…]

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July was another hectic month for equities, as the world struggled to deal with numerous debt crises that put downward pressure on global markets. In our first full month off of the quantitative easing program, rumors have already sprung up that a QE3 may be in store, as markets have failed to establish a strong […]

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Maybe The World Isn’t Ending

by on July 23, 2011

The last week was a busy one for investors; the combination of several major earnings reports and advancements in debt discussions on both sides of the Atlantic gave traders plenty to digest. Apple was once again the highlight; the company blew way past analyst expectations, pushing AAPL higher and giving a boost to many tech […]

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UBS rolled out two new ETNs on Thursday, debuting products that offer exposure to Internet-related companies that have recently completed an initial public offering (IPO). The new ETRACS Internet IPO ETN (EIPO) is linked to the UBS Internet IPO Index, a benchmark that consists of companies that maintain operations focused on the Internet that have […]

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