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What’s In A Name: A Look Inside ETF Tickers

by on February 3, 2010 | Updated June 12, 2014

Whenever a company prepares for a public offering, executives have been known to spend an inordinate amount of time choosing the combination of letters that will serve as the company’s ticker and often nickname within the investment community. To many, the fixation on selecting the perfect ticker seems like an irrational obsession on par with Patrick Bateman’s affinity for business cards. But there’s some evidence to support the idea that picking a clever ticker can be worth quite a bit of money. [click to continue…]

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Seven Most Anticipated New ETFs Of 2010

by on January 22, 2010 | Updated April 27, 2010

Last year saw the continuation of the ETF industry’s impressive rise, with more than 100 new products hitting the market and a handful of new issuers entering into the arena. While many of the new exchange-traded products are “plain vanilla” funds that will compete directly with existing products, we also saw a number of truly innovative products that expanded the universe of asset classes available to all classes of investors. The last year has seen the introduction of sector-specific emerging markets and China ETFs, active bond funds from PIMCO, state-specific ETFs, and ETNs linked to the CBOE Volatility Index (better known as the VIX), just to name a few. And for all the talk about saturation in the ETF industry, most of the funds launched last year performed pretty well (see the top ten most successful new ETFs from 2009). [click to continue…]

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Ten Most Successful New ETFs Of 2009

by on December 29, 2009 | Updated May 3, 2010

As the ETF industry has continued its rapid expansion, there has been much debate surrounding the sustainability of the current growth and the potential saturation of the market. The first ETFs were relatively simple products, offering exposure to the world’s most widely-followed equity benchmarks. But the last ten years have seen hundreds of new ETFs […]

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The ETF industry picked up steam in November, with several highly-anticipated funds coming to market and multiple issuers disclosing new details on innovative products that could be launched in 2010. The biggest news for the month was the entrance of Charles Schwab into the industry with the launch of four ETFs in early November. Debuting […]

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PIMCO, the Newport Beach, California-based bond fund giant, launched its latest exchange-traded fund on Wednesday, the Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund. The new ETF, which comes with an expense ratio of 35 basis points, will trade under the ticker MUNI, which was somehow still available. The ETF will be managed by John Cummings, the company’s […]

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Pimco Boosts ETF Presence

by on September 14, 2009

Pimco, the Newport Beach, California-based bond fund giant, is quickly expanding its presence in the ETF arena. Three months ago, Pimco was watching from the sidelines as iShares continued to show its dominance in the fixed income ETF space. With the launch of three additional ETFs this month, Pimco’s product line now consists of five […]

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Pimco, which made major waves when it launched its first exchange-traded fund in June, has introduced its second fund, the Pimco 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Fund (STPZ). When Pimco filed to launch its 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Fund (TUZ), it also filed for approval on six additional indexed ETFs, including:

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In perhaps a sign of things to come in the ETF industry, Vanguard has filed a registration statement with the SEC for seven new bond index funds, more than doubling the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania-based firm’s existing bond lineup. According to Index Universe, the proposed ETFs are:

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Although ETFs and mutual funds seem in many ways to be natural rivals, one of the most closely-watched trends in the “active vs. passive” debate has been the development of a hybrid type of investment option: actively-managed ETFs. While the space has mostly taken “baby steps” to this point, it appears to be poised for […]

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The National Stock Exchange has released its monthly statistical bulletin for June, and the ETF industry certainly seems to have avoided any sort of “June swoon.” Although the trends for the industry as a whole are overwhelmingly positive, a trio of fund sponsors enjoyed particularly successful months. A few of the highlights from the report:

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PIMCO ETF On Solid Ground: Ready To Challenge iShares?

by on July 1, 2009 | Updated August 24, 2009

At the beginning of June, Newport, California-based Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) made waves in the ETF industry by launching its first exchange-traded fund, the 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund (TUZ). While new ETFs are a common (seemingly weekly) occurrence in the industry, PIMCO’s launch drew a significant amount of attention because it represented […]

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In its first day of trading yesterday, PIMCO’s first ETF, the 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund (TUZ), opened with a bang. While it would be foolish to read too much into one day’s activity, TUZ’s strong open must give the mutual fund giant hope that its entrance into the ETF arena will be a […]

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