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While U.S. equity markets have gotten off to a rough start in 2014, interest in fixed income securities has finally resurfaced this year. Last year, most bond ETFs struggled to keep up with the equity market’s quick pace, with many funds ending in the red in 2013. But with the Federal Reserve beginning to taper its massive bond-buying purchases, many investors have begun to return to the coveted asset class [see The Fed Effect: How Monetary Policy Impacts Your ETFs]. [click to continue…]

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Following a long holiday weekend, U.S. equities started off the week on a positive note, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing higher for the 20th straight Tuesday and posting yet another record high. Boosting stocks was an encouraging housing report; the S&P Case-Shiller 20-City home-price index rose 10.39% for March, compared to the expected 10.3% rise. In other economic news, the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index for May also topped analysts’ expectations, jumping to a five-year high of 76.2; the metric was expected to come in at 72 [see The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective].

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After adding more than 100 new funds and taking in nearly $120 billion in cash in 2009, it seemed that the ETF industry would be hard-pressed to match that impressive pace in 2010. But an action-packed January that saw more than a dozen new funds, setting a pace that would shatter last year’s expansion. The […]

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ProShares made an addition to its line of leveraged fixed income products on Thursday, launching the Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury (UST) and Ultra 20+ Year Treasury (UBT). UST seeks daily investment results that correspond to 200% of the daily performance of the Barclays Capital 7-10 Year U.S. Treasury Index, while UBT will seek to deliver […]

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