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December was another slow month for ETF growth, as many investors were still trying to brace for the fiscal cliff, and by the end of the month many were not focused on markets, but taking time off to be with family and friends around the holidays [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

The re-election of President Obama in November and the looming fiscal cliff has brought a lot of confusion to the general market, which may have played a part in the ETF slowdown, along with the lowered consumer confidence. Four funds left the market, but the real excitement this month was in the filings of three funds and five funds entering the market [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. 

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Institutional money managers, financial advisors, and investors of all walks have largely embraced the advantages offered by the exchange-traded product structure over traditional mutual funds. The rising popularity of indexing strategies makes it easy and affordable for investors to tap into virtually any asset class around the globe through the purchase of a single ticker. Thanks to the ongoing innovation in the ETF Universe, investors don’t have to settle for a passive strategy; in fact, increasing cost competition among issuers has led to lower prices for both passive and actively managed funds, allowing for investors to tap into a diverse suite of strategies without incurring astronomical expenses [see also Five Questions To Ask When Buying An ETF].

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The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on March 11th has caused widespread destruction in the northern part of the island nation, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. The quake ripped through buildings and created a tsunami that reached more than 30 feet high in some places, laying waste to coastal regions that […]

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The attention of investors shifted from the Middle East to Japan late last week, as the natural devastation caused by a massive earthquake trumped the manmade chaos that has been playing out in Libya, Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere in the oil-rich region. With rescue efforts intensifying in the north of Japan after a magnitude 8.9 […]

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As investors have grown uneasy over the prospects for global growth and the odds of a double dip recession have seemingly shortened, many safe haven investments have seen sudden uptick in interest. Investors have been snapping up Treasuries and other investment grade bonds as risk appetite has waned, looking to protect themselves against future volatility […]

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With ongoing weakness in Europe pushing the euro to double digit losses against major rival currencies this year, many investors have sought out safe havens such as the U.S. dollar to ride out the storm. The presence of general economic uncertainty has sent the greenback sharply higher against virtually every major currency year-to-date. However, a […]

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The first half of 2010 was a very interesting period for currency ETFs, which look to remain in focus as the second half of the year gets underway and attention turns to central bank rate hikes. One of the biggest news stories from the first half of the year in the world of finance was […]

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Five Surprising Facts About The ETF Industry

by on April 14, 2010 | Updated April 15, 2010

As ETFs have transitioned from a closet industry to a mainstream investment vehicle, a growing number of investors has become familiar with the exchange-traded structure and the nuances of of the industry. Most advisors now recognize the “super tickers”–SPY, GLD, EEM, etc.–and have a good feel for the size and scope of the industry. But […]

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With just two and a half months in the books, 2010 has already been an odd year from an investment perspective. A small European nation that accounts for just a fraction of global GDP has become a major driver of stock and bond markets around the globe, capable of setting off both buying and selling […]

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Picking The Right Money Market ETF

by on January 28, 2010 | Updated December 8, 2014

As interest in ETF investing has surged in recent years, issuers have rushed to expand their product lines into every corner of the investable universe. The first generation of ETF products consisted mostly of equity funds designed to track well-known benchmarks, and while the vast majority of ETF assets remains in these “plain vanilla” funds, […]

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WisdomTree, the ETF issuer specializing in dividend and earnings weighted funds, announced a change to the Japan Total Dividend Fund (DXJ) beginning April 1. DXJ will still follow the same equities and maintain an expense ratio of 0.48% but will also seek to neutralize the affects of the volatile currency market and limit the impact […]

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In a generally strong global economic recovery, Japan has been one of the weakest links, struggling to gain any sort of traction while battling deflation and ineffective policies from a government elected with hope for great changes. An already tough road back to sustainable economic growth got even tougher on Tuesday when Standard & Poor’s […]

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