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After hesitantly creeping along resistance for the entire week in anticipation of GDP data and FOMC commentary, the S&P 500 Index finally managed to peer above the coveted 1,700 mark on Thursday. Amid the ongoing bull run on Wall Street, Tennessee-based newcomer LocalShares is making its first splash in the exchange-traded universe with its launch of the Nashville Area ETF (NASH) on Thursday [see The Complete Visual History Of SPY]. [click to continue…]

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The month of September brought an unexpected but very welcome rally in stock markets, as many equity ETFs enjoyed their best month of the year. September also set a number of records from the product development perspective in the ETF industry; more than two dozen new funds from a handful of different issuers hit the market, and the month’s additions had pulled in aggregate assets of nearly $300 million by month end. The month also saw Claymore rebranded under the Guggenheim name, as well as the departure from the ETF industry of two issuers, Geary and GlobalShares [see more at Claymore Changes Name To Guggenheim Funds]. [click to continue…]

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Geary Advisors, the firm that last year pioneered state-specific ETFs, has announced that it will close down the Oklahoma Exchange-Traded Fund (OOK) and Texas Exchange-Traded Fund (TXF) by the end of the month. Both funds launched in late 2009, but despite impressive performances struggled to build up assets and trading volumes. OOK seeks to replicate […]

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Charles Schwab may be a relative newcomer to the exchange-traded fund game, but the San Francisco-based firm has made quite a splash since wading into the ETF waters late last year. On Monday, Schwab shook up the industry again, announcing that it was reducing the expense ratios on six ETFs, or three quarters of its […]

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From a certain perspective, the ETF space shows the signs not of a still-nascent industry, but of a mature corner of the investing world. For the better part of a decade, the industry totem pole has remained unchanged, with four big firms accounting for nearly 90% of all ETF assets. But a closer look reveals […]

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Last year saw more than 100 new product launches, ranging from plain vanilla equity and bond funds to ETFs offering exposure to exotic new investment strategies and asset classes previously available only to a limited slice of the investing community. The innovation that has made ETFs a popular alternative to mutual funds seems ready to […]

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Keith Geary is the chairman, president, and CEO of The Geary Companies, an Oklahoma-based financial services firm. Geary Advisors recently launched the Texas Large Companies Exchange-Traded Fund (TXF) and Oklahoma ETF (OOK), the first state-specific equity ETFs available to U.S. investors. He recently took time out of his busy schedule to talk about his firm’s […]

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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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Oklahoma City-based Geary Advisors, LLC announced today that they are in the process of reducing the fund fees for their two state-specific ETFs, including the TXF Large Companies Exchange-Traded Fund (TXF) and the Oklahoma Exchange-Traded Fund (OOK). When these ETFs were initially launched (OOK in late October and TXF in early November), both charged fees […]

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OOK Advisors announced the launch of its second exchange-traded fund on Wednesday as the TXF Large Companies Exchange-Traded Fund (TXF) began trading on the NYSE Arca Exchange. The new fund will track the SPADE Texas Index, a benchmark designed to measure the performance of the largest companies headquartered in the state. The index is up […]

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