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Javelin announced on Tuesday that the last day for trading in its JETS Contrarian Opportunities Index Fund (JCO) will be September 29, citing a failure to attract sufficient assets and investor interest as the cause for the termination of the company’s only ETF. “With many investors looking for new investing tools, we believe that contrarian and other investment styles will eventually be well represented in the ETF market,” said Javelin president and founder Brint Frith in a notice on the company’s Web site. “We look forward to building on our experience.” [click to continue…]

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Russell, the firm behind many of the indexes underlying popular equity exchange-traded products, has made its long awaited entrance into the ETF industry as a product sponsor. Earlier this year, Russell acquired Reno-based U.S. One, and subsequently renamed the One Fund (ONEF) to the Russell Equity ETF. Now the firm is rolling out a suite of indexed products to complement the actively-managed ONEF. The six products debuting on Thursday are part of the Russell Investment Discipline ETFs suite, designed to offer exposure to various investment disciplines commonly used by professional investment managers within the exchange-traded structure:  [click to continue…]

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The universe of U.S.-listed exchange-traded products has grown at an impressive rate over the last several years, bringing the industry to a point where there are more than 1,100 products with aggregate assets exceeding $1 trillion. According to the ETF screener, there are nearly 800 equity ETFs available, an impressive total that allows investors to […]

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The steady rise in the number of exchange-traded products available to U.S. investors over the last several years has been primarily driven not by duplication, but by innovation. The vast majority of recent ETFs to hit the market have been first-to-market products, offering exposure that wasn’t previously available within the ETF wrapper. Investors can now […]

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Javelin Exchange Traded Shares, the New Jersey-based issuer that jumped into the ETF game in 2009, ha announced that it will shut down the Dow Jones Islamic Market International Index Fund (JVS). The fund, which began trading in July 2009, had been slow to gather assets and build up trading volume. October 19, 2010 will […]

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The last few years have seen no shortage of innovations in the ETF space. Opportunistic issuers have capitalized on a shift in investor mentality by rolling out ETFs offering never-before-seen levels of granularity in emerging markets. IndexIQ introduced hedge fund replication ETFs, a line of products that initially drew skepticism but has now been embraced […]

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The first three months of 2010 saw dozens of new ETF product launches, but things really headed up in April. This past month saw the launch of more than two dozen ETFs, making it the most active month of 2010. PowerShares and ProShares were particularly active on the product development front, debuting a number of […]

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A number of winning streaks came to a halt on Friday, as a generally solid start to earnings season was overshadowed by reports of fraudulent behavior at Goldman Sachs. Financial ETFs plummeted on Friday as anxiety over the regulatory backlash sent the sector sharply lower. Markets will look to another wave or earnings reports next […]

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Javelin Funds, known as a pioneer of Shariah compliant ETF investing, has launched its second fund, the JETS Contrarian Opportunities Index Fund (JCO). The new fund seeks to provide exposure to stocks that appear to be temporarily out of favor but have relatively strong fundamentals (also see Five ETF Ideas For Contrarian Investors).

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