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ETP investors embraced equities in July

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:56

Global exchange-traded products attracted total inflows of USD22.6bn in July, according to data released by BlackRock. »

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Alerian MLP ETF declares Q3 distribution

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:00

The Alerian MLP ETF (Master Limited Partnership Exchange-Traded Fund) has declared a third quarter 2012 distribution of USD0.2520. »

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Gold stock ETFs up two per cent last week

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 06:19

Gold stock funds significantly outperformed physical gold exchange-traded funds last week, according to gold ETF investment site GoldETFS.biz. »

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FocusShares’ trustees vote to close ETFs

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 14:04

The board of trustees of the FocusShares Trust, in consultation with the adviser, has voted to discontinue and liquidate the FocusShares family of exchange-traded funds as of 30 August 2012. »

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Russell to review direct US ETF business

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 12:20

Russell Investments is reviewing its direct US exchange-traded fund business in an effort to focus more exclusively on its core competency – delivering multi-asset solutions to institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals globally. »

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Rafferty Asset Management closing nine Direxion Daily 3x Shares Funds

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 06:00

The Board of Trustees of the Direxion Shares ETF Trust has decided to liquidate and shutter nine exchange-traded funds based on the recommendation of Rafferty Asset Management, LLC, the Trust's advisor. »

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Rebound in equity and fixed income emerging market flows helps ETP turnover jump by 9% to EUR11bn

Mon, 06/08/2012 - 15:03

Last week saw on-exchange ETP turnover increase by 9% to EUR11bn,a cording to data releases by Lyxor. The increases were driven by fixed income products, whose turnover rose by 16.67%, while regional products’ turnover increased 12.81%, largely due to emerging market flows. »

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Horizons announces ETF closures

Mon, 06/08/2012 - 12:04

Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Inc and its affiliate Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc are terminating certain exchange traded funds (ETFs) effective at the close of business on Friday 12 October, 2012.  »

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Six out of seven IndexIQ hedge fund indices positive in July

Mon, 06/08/2012 - 06:16

IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, has reported positive performance for six out of seven of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices. »

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PowerShares files for emerging market and dividend ETFs

Fri, 03/08/2012 - 12:40

PowerShares is planning to launch two new exchange-traded funds having filed paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a PowerShares Fundamental Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio and a PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Portfolio. »

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