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The rapid expansion and development of the ETF industry has made it easy and cost-effective for mainstream investors to tap into virtually any asset class. And though there are many products out there that allow investors to add exposure to hyper-targeted markets, most utilize the investment vehicles as core holdings in their portfolios [see How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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FlexShares, the Chicago-based ETF issuer that has seen assets surge over the past year, announced last week an expansion of its relatively narrow product lineup. The company is launching two additional ETFs that “tilt” exposure towards small cap and value stocks, adding funds targeting emerging markets and developed markets outside of the United States to round out the suite. The new ETFs include:

  •  FlexShares Morningstar Emerging Markets Factor Tilt Index Fund (TLTE)
  •  FlexShares Morningstar Developed Market ex-US Factor Tilt Index Fund (TLTD) [click to continue…]

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Investors seemed to realize this week what another round of quantitative easing and refinancing in Europe really means to the global economy, and all of the markets contracted. Moody’s Investors is reassessing Spain’s government debt, which might be dropped down to junk status by the end of the week, while the Central European Bank performs a number […]

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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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Bears On Parade

by on September 24, 2011

Last week was quite grim for investors to say the least, as stocks across the board plunged Wednesday afternoon following the Fed’s decision to proceed with “Operation Twist” and nothing more. Equity indexes extended their losses and fell even lower the following day as investor worries surrounding the outlook of the U.S. economy intensified following […]

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Earlier this week, Northern Trust, the Chicago-based asset manager best known for its banking and wealth management divisions, announced a second foray into the Exchange-Traded Fund world with the debut of four ‘FlexShares‘ ETFs. The launch comes a little over two years after the closing of First Trust’s inaugural attempt in the ETF game with 17 NETS […]

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