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Beyond TIP: 10 ETFs To Protect Against Inflation

by on January 15, 2010 | Updated November 6, 2012

Over the last year, U.S. equity markets have staged a remarkable recovery as volatility has plummeted and the emergency stimulus measures implemented amidst heated debate appear to have had their intended effect. Indications that unemployment may be close to peaking and that consumer confidence is on the rise once again only add fuel to the recovery fire [for ETF industry news, sign up for the Free ETFdb Newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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IndexIQ, the ETF issuer behind the first hedge fund ETFs, has brought its fifth exchange-traded product to market, the IQ ARB Merger Arbitrage ETF. The fund began trading Tuesday on the NYSE Arca Exchange under the clever ticker MNA. The new ETF will track the IQ ARB Merger Arbitrage Index, a benchmark that includes global companies for which there has been a public announcement of a takeover by an acquirer. The index also includes short exposure to global equities as a partial equity market hedge. [click to continue…]

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IndexIQ, the New York-based developer of alternative indexes and exchange-traded funds, has taken the first step towards launching a 130/30 ETF, filing a 40-APP application with the SEC earlier this week. IndexIQ currently maintains the IQ 130/30 Index, a rules-based benchmark that employs fundamental factors to select U.S. stocks with a long exposure of 130% […]

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Innovation is certainly nothing new in the ETF industry, as the last several years have seen the introduction of numerous asset classes, investment strategies, and geographies to the exchange-traded structure. The rise of the ETF industry has made exposure to commodities available to almost every investor, and innovation in the space has presented them with […]

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October was another busy month for the ETF industry, with the launch of several new funds, including a handful that will compete directly with well-established ETFs and some that seek to address potential regulatory issues facing traditional commodity products. Highlights from the month included:

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IndexIQ, a pioneer in the hedge fund ETF industry, has expanded its product line to include two new ETFs designed to provide protection against inflation: the IQ CPI Inflation Hedged ETF (CPI) and IQ ARB Global Resources ETF (GRES). These ETFs hit the market at a time when investors are becoming increasingly concerned about the […]

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