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The expansion of the ETF universe has brought forth countless strategies and previously hard-to-reach asset classes to anyone with an online brokerage account. While it’s true that most investors have embraced the traditional, index-based, or so-called “plain vanilla” funds, there is still growing demand for the more sophisticated and actively managed offerings out there [see our ETF Launch Center].

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Ed Egilinsky is the Head of Alternative Investments at Direxion, a Boston-based ETF issuer best known providing inverse and leveraged products. He recently took time out of his busy schedule to discuss Direxion’s All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares, KNOW, as well as his take on the evolution of the ETF industry over the last several years [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].  [click to continue…]

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From the most basic portfolio building blocks to specialized funds that give investors access to niche markets, ETFs cover them all, and with the constant launches and filings of new ETFs it is easy to forget about some “older” funds on the market. Although there are numerous new funds already in the pipeline, taking a step […]

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Direxion, the firm that recently rolled out a pair of Insider Sentiment ETFs, got the ball rolling on the product development front in 2012 with the launch of three volatility response ETFs this week. The new ETFs offer dynamic exposure to U.S. and Latin American equity markets, shifting allocations between stocks and cash based on […]

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The coming of the new year hasn’t slowed down the rapid pace of the ETF industry, with December showing high levels of activity on the product development front. December saw the debut of a number of first-to-market products as well several new and intriguing investment strategies. ETF issuers did not slow down the pace as a […]

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Quant-Based ETFs In Focus

by on December 30, 2011 | Updated July 9, 2014

ETFs initially became popular with advisors and individual investors as tools for harnessing beta, allowing low cost ownership of broad equity markets through a vehicle that provided transparency, intraday liquidity, and potential tax efficiency to boot. The “first generation” of exchange-traded products were exclusively plain vanilla funds that targeted well known stock and bond benchmarks, […]

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Direxion, one of the largest issuers of leveraged and inverse ETFs, announced the launch today of a pair of non-leveraged funds that will utilize insider sentiment indicators to achieve exposure to domestic equities. The new ETFs will seek to replicate indexes that filter the universe of U.S. equities using quant-based strategies to eliminate stocks with […]

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