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June was a volatile month on Wall Street, with investors feeling a major change in the investment landscape. Though speculations of Fed tapering dominated the markets, emerging markets equities stole the spotlight after experiencing a massive exodus of funds towards the end of the month. The BRIC markets (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) were among the worst hit as their economies are starting to show signs of plateauing after years of astronomical growth [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

June also saw a number of new funds launch during  the month, with 17 new ETFs entering the ring. And with issuers still filling the product pipeline, it seems that this summer may be a busy one for ETFs [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts

by on December 6, 2011

2011 has been arguably one the busiest ever for the ETF industry, as we are on pace to break through 300 new launches for the year. As we rapidly approach 1,400 total funds in the space, it can be a daunting task to try and keep up with the tidal wave of new products that seem to hit the market each week. For those who have been overwhelmed by this year’s debuts, they may be missing out on a number of new and innovative products. Below, we outline the ETF firsts that 2011 brought to better educate investors on the options that currently exist. [click to continue…]

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Global X became the latest issuer to offer an ETF targeting a segment of the global technology industry this week, rolling out the first ETF to specifically target the social media industry. The new Global X Social Media Index ETF (SOCL) will seek to replicate the Solactive Social Media Index, a benchmark that includes companies […]

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After a summer slowdown that saw the pace of new ETF launches decline dramatically, product development in the industry ramped up in September. The end of vacation season brought a wave of new exchange-traded products to market, including several first-to-market concepts and the introduction of a couple of new issuers. September also saw a continuation […]

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A Week In The Green

by on September 17, 2011 | Updated September 19, 2011

The last week was a welcome change of pace for investors, as markets generally cruised higher despite a lack of meaningful good news that traditionally accompanies such rallies. Attractive entry points finally drove some back into risky assets, though significant uncertainty remains over the outlook from here–especially with parts of Europe now precariously teetering on […]

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UBS rolled out the latest exchange-traded products targeting narrow corners of the technology sector in Thursday, debuting a pair of products that offer exposure to companies in the solid state drive industry. The ETRACS ISE Solid State Drive Index ETN (SSDD) will seek to replicate a benchmark comprised of drive manufacturers and component manufacturers, and […]

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