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This was the year of bond ETF growth, with massive inflows into this asset class over the last few months. After the financial crisis, investors have flocked to this consistent and often high-yielding asset class. In the last month some have backed off as worries of the fiscal cliff spill over into investment practices, but this long-term market will still end this year with some of the highest cash inflow of the year [For updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

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The first 29 days of November were relatively quiet from a product development perspective, with only a handful of new exchange-traded products hitting the market. But that all changed on the final day of the month, when iPath debuted a new breed of leveraged ETNs and newcomer VelocityShares rolled out six products linked to VIX-related indexes. Both November 30 launches highlighted ongoing trends in the ETF industry; exchange-traded notes continue to gain traction as investors become more comfortable with the inherent credit risk, while options for exposure to equity market volatility continue to multiply. [click to continue…]

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PIMCO was a latecomer to the ETF industry. But since wading into the ETF waters last year, the California-based bond giant, has rapidly built up its fixed income lineup, which now includes both actively-managed and passively-indexed products focusing on munis, investment grade corporate debt, Build America Bonds, and of course U.S. Treasuries. The company expanded […]

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