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When it comes to investing, the focus is always on one simple and logical goal: maximize returns, whether in the short term or over the long haul. But as many can attest to, investing can sometimes be a crapshoot. Nearly every imaginable event or influence can send shock waves into the market, instantly producing a tangible and sometimes painful effect on bottom line returns. As we continue to keep our eye on the prize, many of us forget how important limiting downside can be [see Safe Haven ETF Portfolio For Conservative Investors -- Sneak Peek]. [click to continue…]

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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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While most portfolios are dominated by exposure to traditional asset classes such as domestic and international stocks and bonds, the past few years have seen investors gradually expand the universe of investable assets to include commodities and other types of “alternatives.” In part as a result of the surge in the number and availability of […]

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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 […]

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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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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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A Week In The Green

by on September 17, 2011 | Updated September 19, 2011

The last week was a welcome change of pace for investors, as markets generally cruised higher despite a lack of meaningful good news that traditionally accompanies such rallies. Attractive entry points finally drove some back into risky assets, though significant uncertainty remains over the outlook from here–especially with parts of Europe now precariously teetering on […]

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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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