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After a rather stagnant month for the ETF industry, May saw even lower levels of activity on the product development front. A grand total of 8 new funds hit the markets this month; however, investors were introduced to a number of new and intruiging first-to-market product, including one that offers exposure to the niche segment of “covered” bonds. Additionally, issuer ArrowShares made its debut to the ETF industry with the launch of its new Dow Jones Global Yield ETF. Below, we outline all of the new launches from the month to keep you up to date on all of the latest offerings available [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]:

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Greek Drama Far From Over

by on May 12, 2012

Equity markets took a nosedive last week as resurfacing Euro zone debt woes welcomed back the bears on Wall Street. Political turbulence in Greece has sparked a wave of worry, with many fearing that the nation will have to face default unless the opposing parties agree to implement the proposed austerity measures. On the home front, economic data releases remain mixed; the latest consumer sentiment index came in better-than-expected, however, the labor market remains fragile [see also 5 Simple ETF Trading Tips].

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Van Eck rolled out another international high yield product this week, debuting its Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF (HYEM). The new fund will seek to replicate the BofA Merrill Lynch High Yield US Emerging Markets Liquid Corporate Plus Index, a benchmark that consists of debt from issuers in a number of developing […]

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