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When State Street introduced its S&P 500 index Fund–the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY, A)–back in 1993, a revolution was sparked. Since then, exchange traded funds have become the go-to fund for both retail and institutional investors. Assets in ETFs continue to grow and there are currently more than 1,400 funds available for investors. Leading the way is issuing firm iShares [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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October may have started off well in the markets, but after a series of poor earning reports major equity indexes went into a tail spin, landing much lower than many expected to be. Many of the new ETFs that were proposed earlier this year are now finally coming to market, offering unique and potentially profitable investment options; October saw the debut of the newest actively managed fund, as well as an interesting “core” lineup aimed towards long-term investors [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

Wall Street was hit by poor earnings and lackluster developments on the product front, with the closing of thirty funds by the end of the month, all from only two issuers. At the same time, filing activity remains strong; issuers of all shapes and sizes continue to stuff new ideas into the pipeline, and hopefully we will see more of these funds launch before the end of the year [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. 

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The proliferation of exchange-traded funds over the past few years has opened up the doors to previously difficult-to-reach corners of the global market, making it easy and cost-effective for mainstream investors to tap into virtually any asset class. While the current lineup of nearly 1,500 ETFs is likely intimidating at first glance, it’s important to remember that […]

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iShares, the largest ETF issuer by total assets, announced the launch of its “Core Series” of ETFs this week. The move involves the launch of a handful of new ETFs, changes to the names and prices of some of the most popular iShares ETFs, and tweaks to the indexes of others. The moves come as […]

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