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The evolution of the ETF industry has spawned more than a handful of instruments allowing investors of all walks unprecedented access to virtually every corner of the global market. The wave of innovation continues to bring forth an ever-expanding lineup of tools, serving everyone from portfolio managers to active traders and in between. Active management has grown in popularity as the cost-efficient nature of the ETF wrapper has allowed investors to tap into traditionally complex and costly strategies [see Cheapskate Hedge Fund ETFdb Portfolio]. 

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RBS, the well-known financial institution and relative newcomer to the ETF space. introduced its sixth ETN this week. This new ETN, the NASDAQ-100 Trendpilot ETN (TNDQ), will join the issuer’s family of “Trendpilot” ETPs, which offer exposure to a dynamic trading strategy applied across a variety of asset classes. TNDQ is linked to the RBS NASDAQ-100 Trendpilot Index, offering a low maintenance way to implement a trend-following strategy towards the popular tech-heavy stock benchmark [see Examining Dynamic ETFs].

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The vast majority of the 1,300+ exchange-traded products now available to U.S. investors are alike in that they offer static exposure to a specific asset class, whether it be stocks, bonds, commodities, volatility futures, or other “exotic” securities. While the composition of the underlying portfolios changes regularly, the type of exposure offered–whether it be soybean […]

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Ongoing worries of a global economic slowdown coupled with Euro zone debt woes have prompted many investors to reallocate capital to safer corners of the market in recent months. U.S. large cap stocks have been a popular destination, largely considered a “safe haven” amongst equity investors, as this asset class has staged an impressive comeback […]

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RBS rolled out the fourth product in its Trendpilot suite on Thursday, debuting an ETN that combines exposure to crude oil with a popular trend following strategy. The RBS Oil Trendpilot ETN (TWTI) is linked to the RBS Trendpilot Index, a dynamic benchmark that oscillates between oil futures and cash depending on recent price trends. […]

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When ETNs Are Better Than ETFs

by on March 16, 2011 | Updated December 8, 2014

As the universe of exchange-traded products has expanded considerably in recent years, investors have become more aware of the nuances between the various types of investment vehicles. Under the “ETF umbrella” are a number of product structures that aren’t true 1940 Act exchange-traded funds, including unit investment trusts (UITs) and grantor trusts. Also included are […]

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Royal Bank of Scotland debuted its third exchange-traded note in the U.S. market today, rolling out a product that shifts exposure between gold bullion and low risk Treasuries depending on the recent performance of the precious metal. The RBS Gold Trendpilot ETN (TBAR) will be linked to an index that invests in gold bullion when […]

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After a quiet stretch during the second half of December, January continued the wave of product innovation that has become common in the ETF industry. Various issuers introduced first-to-market products and continued the impressive expansion of the exchange-traded product pipeline. The month saw steady releases from various issuers to add to the 1,100+ exchange traded […]

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RBS rolled out its second exchange-traded note on Thursday, adding the U.S. Mid Cap Trendpilot Index ETN (TRNM) to its lineup. The new note will be linked to the performance of the RBS U.S. Mid Cap Trendpilot Index, a dynamic benchmark that shifts exposure between mid cap stocks and low risk Treasuries depending on observable […]

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