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February continued the bull run in the U.S. market, with reports every week showing stronger economic growth both domestically and overseas. Even the arguing in Washington and worries of sequestration do not seem to be slowing down the upward market trend [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

After the slow rate of entry into the ETF space in the previous months, the introduction of nine new funds in February alone is cause for celebration and signifies that issuers are finally ready to reenter the market. Bringing the total count to 13 funds created so far in 2013, it does not look like this expansion will be slowing anytime soon [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. 

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Invesco PowerShares announced in December that its board had approved the shuttering of thirteen exchange-traded portfolios near the end of February, including a number of energy funds, bond funds and equity portfolios. The move comes as the Chicago firm is looking to weed out some of its least productive ETFs and, unlike some other issuers, losing thirteen funds is barely a dent in Invesco’s portfolio of 171 funds. February 26 will be the last day of trading for the following ETFs:

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The ETF industry has been experiencing exponential growth over the past few years, as we are now able to choose from more than 1,400 products with well over $1 trillion in combined assets. But as with any budding industry, there comes a time when it is necessary to trim the fat so to speak, and […]

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It’s baaaaaaaack. After a brief hiatus that saw investors rushing to determine the best ways to battle deflation, inflationary concerns have begun to surface again. The cause of the latest bout of inflationary anxiety is of course the QE2 program recently announced by the Federal Reserve that calls for the purchase of hundreds of billions […]

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Time To Buy A Steel ETF?

by on September 22, 2010

What was supposed to be a quiet summer in the steel industry has turned out to be rather eventful. With most analysts expecting prices to remain weak for the remainder of 2010, steel has shown signs of rallying in recent weeks as global supplies have eased and another showdown with China appears to have been […]

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One of the hottest segments of the ETF industry is the commodity space, which has exploded in recent years as investors have embraced exchange-traded products as a means of reaching an asset class that offers potentially valuable diversification benefits. While most commodity products are physically-backed or futures-based funds, an alternative means of gaining commodity exposure […]

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It’s difficult to put a finger on the exact cause of the recent surge in popularity of commodity investing. More than likely, the boom is attributable to a number of different factors. Correlation between international equity markets (and even between stocks and bonds) has surged in recent years, increasing both the importance and difficulty of […]

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The steel industry has taken a beating over the past two years, as  prices and demand have fallen in tandem with the overall market, erasing years of gains in many steel equities. This near collapse was brought on by a perfect storm of events against the steel industry; a severe downturn in the construction industry, […]

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