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Guggenheim, the Chicagoland ETF issuer that has been a pioneer in the target maturity date  bond ETF space, may have plans to take its fixed income lineup international. The company recently made an SEC filing detailing plans for a China bond ETF. Details on the proposed fund were scarce–no ticker symbol, expense ratio, or even underlying index were included–but the document did shed some light on what would be a first-to-market ETF idea. [click to continue…]

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iShares hasn’t launched any new ETFs since rolling out its short-term TIPS fund (STIP) in early December, but the issuer responsible for close to 45% of all U.S. ETF assets continues to expand its product pipeline. The San Francisco-based ETF giant recently detailed plans for a international preferred stock ETF in an SEC filing; the proposed S&P International Preferred Stock Index Fund would seek to replicate the S&P International Preferred Stock Index.  [click to continue…]

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In recent years, investors have grown increasingly comfortable with the thought of achieving their fixed income exposure through ETFs. Through the first six months of 2010, bond ETFs had seen cash inflows of more than $18 billion, nearly half of the total for the ETF industry as a whole. Many of the most popular bond […]

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The fixed income ETF space has continued its impressive growth in 2010, with PowerShares becoming the latest issuer to bring a new bond fund to market. The PowerShares International Corporate Bond Portfolio (PICB) will track the S&P International Corporate Bond Index, a benchmark that measures the performance of investment grade corporate bonds from non-U.S. issuers […]

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The impressive pace of expansion in the ETF industry slowed a bit in May, as issuers introduced fewer new funds than in previous months. Still, more than a dozen new ETFs began trading last  month, including some first-to-market products, a few ETFs that will go head-to-head with established products, and the second coming of an […]

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The pace of new ETF launches may have slowed a bit in May, but the pipeline continues to fill with plenty of interesting products. The latest filings include a fund that could compete with the recently-launched international corporate bond ETF, as well as another inflation-protected bond ETF. 

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A significant portion of the growth in ETF assets in recent years has been attributable to bond ETFs, which saw cash inflows of $42 billion in 2009 and more than $11 billion through the first four months of 2010. Despite this surge in popularity and the importance of the fixed income asset class in portfolio […]

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After a few speed bumps early in 2010, ETFs are back on track and traveling full steam ahead. In the first three months of 2010, nearly 60 new ETFs have been launched, which is already equivalent to nearly half funds to hit the market over the course of 2009.  The recent SEC decision to halt approval on products using derivatives may slow this pace a […]

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State Street has filed for SEC approval on the Barclays Capital International Corporate Bond ETF (IBND), which could become the first U.S.-listed ETF to track the performance of the investment-grade corporate sector of the global bond market.

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