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This year shaped up to be quite kind to investors, as bullish forces prevailed despite a number of bumps in the road. 2013 started off with a bang as investors rejoiced over the fact that politicians on Capitol Hill steered the nation away from the much-feared fiscal cliff. The rally on Wall Street persisted for nearly five months without a major pullback. At the end of May, however, the Federal Reserve threw a wrench into the mix when it hinted at potentially starting to scale back its monthly bond-repurchases, inevitably triggering a correction as investors were reminded that stimulus measures will eventually stop and interest rates will rise [for more ETF news and analysis, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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After adding more than 100 new funds and taking in nearly $120 billion in cash in 2009, it seemed that the ETF industry would be hard-pressed to match that impressive pace in 2010. But an action-packed January that saw more than a dozen new funds, setting a pace that would shatter last year’s expansion. The ETF screener now contains more than 940 funds, and could surpass the 1,000 ETF mark in the second quarter.  [click to continue…]

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iShares, the San Francisco-based issuer behind nearly 200 ETFs, announced today the launch of five new international sector funds. The five funds, which include four financial ETFs and one materials ETF, expands iShares offerings in the international segment allowing investors to exploit regional differences in sector performance. The new ETFs include the MSCI ACWI ex […]

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