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A lot has been made of the difference between ETF and mutual fund expenses, and for good reason. As the ETF world continues to expand, investors are granted hundreds of low-cost alternatives to many popular mutual funds. For example, the average equity mutual fund charges between 1.3% and 1.5%, while the average equity ETF charges just 0.57% [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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The universe of U.S.-listed ETFs has expanded at a record pace in 2011, with more than 300 new products beginning to trade. This year has also seen some contraction, as a number of different issuers have shuttered products that failed to generate interest from investors. IndexIQ is the latest to pare its lineup, as the company has announced it will close three of its international equity ETFs before the end of the year. The ETFs to be closed are: [click to continue…]

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Back To Basics: 7 ETFs For Long-Term Investors

by on November 29, 2011 | Updated November 21, 2012

New exchange traded products continue to debut on the market by the cartload, as issuers have been ramping up activity on the product development front while ongoing innovation in the ETF industry is paving the way for one of a kind, first-to-market products. Investors can implement any number of strategies across a multitude of asset […]

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Vanguard led all ETF issuers in cash inflows last year, thanks in no small part to a shift among investors towards the most cost-efficient ETF options. Now the company is lowering expenses on six of its international equity ETFs, reflecting greater efficiencies realized in the form of asset growth and operating cost reductions. The ETFs […]

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When mutual funds broke on to the investing scene, they won praise for their ability to pool assets and efficiently deliver exposure to a large basket of underlying securities. ETFs, while different from mutual funds in many ways (see five of them here), generally share this appeal; they offer an even more cost efficient way […]

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Old Mutual Global Index Trackers, a South Africa-based division of asset Manager Old Mutual, launched three new ETFs on Tuesday, bringing the number of funds in its product line to five. The new ETFs include:

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Old Mutual has filed a registration statement for five new ETFs, each of which tracks an index maintained by the FTSE group. Old Mutual, founded in 1845 in South Africa, provides long-term savings solutions, asset management services, and general insurance services in 38 countries worldwide. The new ETFs include:

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