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The month of May was a generally disappointing stretch for investors, as both international and domestic equity markets struggled to overcome obstacles new and old. Commodities, which had been a nice source of absolute returns for much of the last year, fell on hard times as well; precious metals went into a brief freefall, and most other natural resources saw price declines as well.

May demonstrated the importance of a meaningful allocation to fixed income within any long-term portfolio, as most bond ETFs turned in nice gains during the month. The following tables highlight the best performers from each ETFdb Category during the month of May [ETFdb Pro members can download spreadsheets showing performance and expense data for the entire ETF universe]. [click to continue…]

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Direxion, one of the largest issuers of 2x and 3x leveraged ETFs, announced the launch of three products offering daily inverse exposure to fixed income benchmarks. The new -1x Direxion ETFs include: [click to continue…]

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ETF Tax Efficiency Report Card

by on December 22, 2010 | Updated April 25, 2013

When rattling off the advantages that ETFs hold compared to traditional actively-managed mutual funds, most investors usually start with the issue of expenses. The easiest comparison to make involves expense ratios, the fees charged by ETF and mutual fund companies for investing in a product. Though some mutual funds offer single-digit expense ratios, most actively […]

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Direxion announced the expansion of its fixed income product line on Thursday with the launch of two leveraged ETFs targeting a short-term Treasury index. The Direxion Daily 2-Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares (TWOL) seeks 300% of the daily performance of the NYSE Arca Current 2-Year U.S. Treasury Index, a benchmark that consists of the most […]

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ProShares made an addition to its line of leveraged fixed income products on Thursday, launching the Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury (UST) and Ultra 20+ Year Treasury (UBT). UST seeks daily investment results that correspond to 200% of the daily performance of the Barclays Capital 7-10 Year U.S. Treasury Index, while UBT will seek to deliver […]

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ProShares, a pioneer in the leveraged ETF industry, is planning to expand its product platform with the introduction of two new Treasuries-linked leveraged ETFs. The proposed funds are:

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