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Wall Street is coming out of earnings season with more steam than before. Even though not all reports were positive, it seems that investors are unwilling to allow anything to slow down returns. With this in mind, it is no surprise that the ETF industry is booming; April alone saw the introduction of 18 new funds and not a single closing, and equities continue to shine in 2013 [see also How to Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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Bullish momentum has been an undeniable force on Wall Street since the start of 2013, despite several minor pullbacks. And though Q1 endured two major political episodes–the fiscal cliff and the sequester–investors seemingly shrugged off Washington’s drama and instead focused on the overwhelmingly encouraging domestic economic data. Closing out the quarter on a high note, the Dow Jones Industrial Average logged in its best quarter in 15 years and the S&P 500 broke a six-year high to mark a new all-time record [see also How to Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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Bullish momentum has certainly been a dominant force on Wall Street thus far in 2013, with major U.S. equity indexes rallying into uncharted territory, hitting fresh 5-year highs. Bolstering equities has been a slew of encouraging economic data, primarily from the U.S., as well as a surprisingly successful earnings season. And though nearly every corner […]

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After a quiet stretch during the second half of December, January continued the wave of product innovation that has become common in the ETF industry. Various issuers introduced first-to-market products and continued the impressive expansion of the exchange-traded product pipeline. The month saw steady releases from various issuers to add to the 1,100+ exchange traded […]

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Continuing a very active month for the ETF industry, State Street rolled out three new sector-specific funds on Thursday. Each of the new products will provide more targeted exposure than the ultra-popular sector SPDRs that focus on the nine major industries of the U.S. economy. The new ETFs include:

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The reasons for the rise of the ETF industry are numerous: intraday liquidity, (potentially) superior tax efficiency, and enhanced transparency relative to traditional actively-managed mutual funds have all contributed to the billions of dollars of inflows that these funds have seen in recent years. But the real attraction for most ETF investors is the reduced […]

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