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The ETF industry slowed down its pace in March, showing moderate levels of activity on the product development front. After a busy February, this month saw the debut of only 14 new funds; however, investors were introduced to two new first-to-market products, including an emerging market corporate bond fund as well as an ETF that offers targeted exposure to Indonesian small cap companies. Additionally, markets welcomed the highly anticipated Total Return ETF from PIMCO and its legendary bond guru, Bill Gross [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]:

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Teucrium, the Vermont-based firm behind a growing lineup of exchange-traded commodity products, announced today the launch of a new fund targeting agricultural resources. The Teucrium Agriculture Fund (TAGS) will offer equal exposure to the “big 4″ of the agriculture commodity space: sugar, corn, wheat, and soybeans [see also Special Report: In Search Of The Best Commodity ETP]. TAGS will be structured as a fund-of-funds, as the underlying holdings of the product will be shares of existing single-commodity ETPs that the issuer has already debuted. Specifically, TAGS will consist of equal allocations to CANE, CORN, WEAT, and SOYB

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April was somewhat of a calming month for markets, as geopolitical concerns took a back seat to earnings reports and a relatively uneventful Federal Reserve meeting. This month saw two of the world’s most popular commodities, oil and gold, soar to levels not seen since before the market crashed in 2008. In fact, gold is […]

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Teucrium, the Vermont-based firm behind the ultra-popular Corn Fund (CORN) that has plans to launch several additional commodity-specific ETPs, has laid the groundwork for another fund that would approach exposure to commodities in a new way. In a recent SEC filing, the firm detailed the Teucrium Agricultural Fund, which would offer exposure to agricultural commodities […]

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Following the massive injections into capital markets in recent years, inflation has become a major concern of many investors, and the quest to uncover assets that offer portfolio protection against a potential uptick in the CPI has taken on many forms. While inflation-protected bonds are the instrument of choice for some, others have turned their […]

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The reasons for the rise of the ETF industry are numerous: intraday liquidity, (potentially) superior tax efficiency, and enhanced transparency relative to traditional actively-managed mutual funds have all contributed to the billions of dollars of inflows that these funds have seen in recent years. But the real attraction for most ETF investors is the reduced […]

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