CFTC Issues Final Rule Amending Registration and Compliance Obligations for Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors-continued

Also Issues a Proposed Rule to Harmonize Compliance Obligations for Registered Investment Companies Required to Register as Commodity Pool Operators
February 9, 2012--The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued a final rule regarding changes to Part 4 of the Commission's regulations involving registration and compliance obligations for commodity pool operators (CPO) and commodity trading advisors (CTA).
The rule increases transparency to the CFTC of CPOs and CTAs acting in the futures and swaps markets and enhances protections for their customers. The rule passed 4-1, with Chairman Gensler, and Commissioners Chilton, O’Malia and Wetjen voting in favor and Commissioner Sommers voting against the final rule. The rule, which was first proposed on January 26, 2011, will be effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

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view Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors: Amendments to Compliance

view Harmonization of Compliance Obligations for Registered Investment Companies Required to Register as Commodity Pool Operators

Source: CFTC.gov


American ETP News
Coinbase's Overcharging Glitch Is Likely Both Worldpay and Visa'a Fault
February 16, 2018--Yesterday started like a relatively normal day at Coinbase, the largest U.S. exchange for buying and selling Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
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Direxion Advisors Launches New Suite of ETFs for Long-Term Investors
February 16, 2018--Portfolio+ ETFs Offer Boost of Added Exposure for Asset Allocation Portfolios
Direxion Advisors, LLC has launched Portfolio+ ETFs, a new family of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that offer access to manageable levels of added daily exposure to magnify returns, in a cost-effective, transparent, liquid structure.
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Horizons Launches New Marijuana ETF on NEO
February 15, 2018--The NEO Exchange ("NEO") is pleased to announce that Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. ("Horizons ETFs") launched the Horizons Emerging Marijuana Growers Index ETF on NEO today.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-Salt truBetaTM High Exposure ETF
February 16, 2018--ETF Series solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Salt truBetaTM High Exposure ETF.
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Causeway ETMF Trust files with the SEC-2 Nest SHares ETMF
February 16, 2018--Causeway ETMF Trust has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Causeway International Value NextShares
Causeway Global Value NextShares.
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ETFGI Reports Assets Invested In ETFs Listed In Canada Reach Record High Of US$122 Billion At The End Of January 2018
February 16, 2018--According to ETFGI's January 2018 Canada ETF and ETP industry insights report, a monthly report included in an annual paid-for research subscription service, assets invested in ETFs listed in Canada reached a record high of US$122 billion at the end of January 2018, shattering the previous record of US$117 Bn set at the end of 2017.
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Elkhorn files with the SEC-Elkhorn Low Vol/High Beta Tactical ETF
February 16, 2018--Elkhorn has filed a post-effective amendment, registrain statement with the SEC for the Elkhorn Low Vol/High Beta Tactical ETF.
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Northern Lights Fund Trust files with the SEC-Agility Shares Dynamic Tactical Income ETF
February 16, 2018--Northern Lights Fund Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Agility Shares Dynamic Tactical Income ETF.
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Managed Portfolio Series files with the SEC-Reinhart Intermediate Bond NextShares
February 16, 2018--Managed Portfolio Series has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Reinhart Intermediate Bond NextShares.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
February 16, 2018--The current reports for the week of February 13, 2018 are now available.
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CSOP ETF Trust files with the SEC-
February 16, 2018--CSOP ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
February 16, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Treasury International Capital Data For December
February 15, 2018--The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for December 2017. The next release, which will report on data for January 2018, is scheduled for March 15, 2018.
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CFTC Warns Customers to Avoid Pump-and-Dump Schemes
February 15, 2018--The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued a Customer Protection Advisory that warns customers to beware of and avoid pump-and-dump schemes that can occur in thinly traded or new "alternative" virtual currencies, digital coins or tokens.
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SEC Kills Chinese-Linked Takeover of Chicago Stock Exchange
February 15, 2018--Donald Trump blasted deal during the presidential campaign
Chicago exchange wanted to become a hub for Chinese stocks
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ProcureAM, LLC files with the SEC
February 15, 2018--ProcureAM, LLC has filed a amendment No. 1 to an application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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ProcureAM, LLC files with the SEC
February 15, 2018--ProcureAM, LLC has filed a Amendment No. 1 to the Application for exemptive relief with the SEC for actively managed ETFs.
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Procure ETF Trust II files with the SEC
February 15, 2018--Procure ETF Trust II has filed an application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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SPDR Index Shares Funds files with the SEC
February 15, 2018--SPDR Index Shares Funds has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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SPDR Index Share Funds files with the SEC
February 15, 2018--SPDR Index Share Funds has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
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Cboe Global Markets to List SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) Monday-Expiring Weekly Options
February 15, 2018--Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, today announced that it plans to list SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (ticker symbol: SPY) options that expire on Mondays, beginning February 16, 2018, subject to rule filing effectiveness.
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Thomson Reuters-U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Despite Four-Day Stock Market Rally, Fund Investors Are Net Redeemers for the Week
February 15, 2018--For the second week in three investors were net sellers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), withdrawing $14.1 billion. Despite a turnaround in the equity market, fund investors were net redeemers for the week of equity funds (-$4.6 billion), taxable bond funds (-$7.8 billion), municipal bond funds (-$443 million), and money market funds (-$1.3 billion).
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Cboe Welcomes New Issuer Vanguard to ETF Marketplace
February 15, 2018--Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, today welcomed Vanguard as a new issuer to the Cboe ETF Marketplace, with the launch of six U.S.-focused funds.
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S-Network Wins the Race to Zero
February 15, 2018--SMArtX Launches S-Net 500 Free of Any Fees or Expenses
S-Network Global Indexes today announced the launch of 14 benchmark, thematic, smart beta and socially responsible indexes on SMArtX Advisory Solutions' Turnkey Asset Management Platform (TAMP).
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Meet 'Paypal for Crypto,' a New Way to Pay With Bitcoin and Litecoin
February 15, 2018--The largest U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, is releasing a PayPal-like service of its own.
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OSI ETF Trust files with the SEC-3 O'Shares ETFs
February 14, 2018--OSI ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
O'Shares FTSE U.S. Quality Dividend ETF
O'Shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF
O'Shares FTSE Asia Pacific Quality Dividend ETF.
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Cboe Conducts February Settlement of Cboe Bitcoin Futures
February 14, 2018--Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, today announced the settlement of the February expiry Cboe bitcoin (XBT) futures, the second contract settlement conducted since its launch in December.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices Launches S&P 500 Bond Mega 30 Index Family
February 14, 2018--The New Indices Track 30 Largest Single Issues of S&P 500
S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), a leading index provider, today announced the launch of the S&P 500 Bond Mega 30 Index family that comprises of S&P 500 Bond Mega 30 Investment Grade Index and the S&P 500 Bond Mega 30 High Yield Index. The new indices seek to track the 30 largest single issues by constituents of the S&P 500.
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Brandes files with the SEC-Brandes Value NextShares
February 14, 2018--Brandes has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Brandes Value NextShares.
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Horizons ETF Trust files with the SEC-
February 14, 2018--Horizons ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
February 14, 2018--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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First Trust files with the SEC- First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF
February 14, 2018--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF.
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Horizons ETFs US and Cadence Capital Management Launch Hedged US Dividend Yield ETF
February 14 2018--Horizons ETFs Management (US) LLC ("Horizons US"), a member of one of the largest collective families of ETFs in the world, in partnership with Cadence Capital Management ("Cadence"), announces the launch of the Horizons Cadence Hedged US Dividend Yield ETF, which begins trading today on the Cboe BZX Exchange under the symbol "USDY."
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Mirae Asset snaps up $10bn ETF provider Global X
February 13, 2018--Mirae Asset Global Investments has snapped up Global X, a $10bn exchange-traded fund provider that is partly owned by JPMorgan, in another example of how asset management companies are moving into and consolidating the fast-expanding industry.
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Volatility's Revenge
February 13, 2018--VOLATILITY'S REVENGE
Last week, we discussed how ETF flows have historically responded to market downturns. That said, we did not anticipate the drawdown to return so violently, nor did we expect Volatility ETPs to be at the center of this sell off.
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Exchange Listed Funds Trust files with the SEC-Peritus High Yield ETF
February 13, 2018--Exchange Listed Funds Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Peritus High Yield ETF.
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ProShares files with the SEC
February 13, 2018--ProShares has filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC.
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SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust-SEC filing
February 13, 2018--SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment No. 24 to Form S-6 registration statement with the SEC.
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CSE Unveils Canada's First Platform for Clearing and Settling Securities through Blockchain Technology
February 13, 2018--The Canadian Securities Exchange ("CSE" or "the Exchange") is pleased to announce that it is introducing an innovative securities clearing and settlement platform that harnesses the unique features of blockchain technology.
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DBX files with the SEC-2 MSCI ETFs
February 13, 2018--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US High Dividend Yield Equity ETF
Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Equity ETF.
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SEC questions Credit Suisse about volatility product: WSJ
February 13, 2018--Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) has been questioned by the U.S. markets watchdog about the volatility fund that the Swiss bank is terminating after its value plunged, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
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Innovation Shares Announces Launch Of NextGen Vehicles & Technology ETF (EKAR)
February 13, 2018--EKAR is the first AI driven ETF to provide exposure to electric & self-driving vehicles; Follows January launch of KOIN, first AI powered blockchain-focused ETF
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ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in the US increased by 6.40% in January 2018 to reach a record high of US$3.642 trillion
February 13, 2018--ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in the US increased by $219 Bn or 6.40% in January 2018 to reach a record high of US$3.64 trillion, this represents the greatest monthly growth in assets since October 2015, when assets increased by $150 Bn. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)
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Merk Insight: This Time is Different. Really?!
February 13, 2018--"Don't panic, buy the dip, who cares?" or "These are rumblings of an earthquake, people will be hurt like in 1929"-which one is it? I would call it a wake-up call. Let me explain:
In recent years, markets had appeared eerily "safe". Central banks promised to do "whatever it takes", provided "forward guidance" to keep rates low, even printed money to buy government debt, calling it "quantitative easing."
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Vanguard Reinforces Commitment to Low-Cost Investing by Lowering Fee on Canadian Fixed Income ETF
ebruary 13, 2018--Management fee on Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF (VAB) reduced from 0.12% to 0.08%
Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. announced today that it has lowered the management fee on one of its largest fixed income ETFs, by four basis points from 0.12% to 0.08%.
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Trump Administration Proposes Fees for Futures Industry
February 13, 2018-The levies, which would be used to boost funding of CFTC, are opposed by industry, agency
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ETF News from The FORUM-Why Stocks Can Cope with Higher Rates Why Stocks Can Cope with Higher Rates
February 12, 2018--Stocks are down dramatically so far this month, and major index-tracking ETFs such as the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) dipped into correction territory, traditionally defined as a decline of 10% or more from the recent highs. The culprit is the recent spike in interest rates.
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In 12b-1 Fee Crackdown, SEC Urges Advisors to Police Themselves
February 12, 2018--Advisors who self-report share class violations and repay investors, will not be hit with a financial penalty
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review-Volatility Is Back in Town and It's Angry
February 12, 2018--Highlights of the Week Ending 2/9/2018
Macro
It's official, the equity market is in the middle of a panic. You can find a lot of pixels devoted to explaining why the market went down, or at least trying to explain what happened.
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iSTOXX American Century USA Quality Value Index to underlie exchange-traded fund in the US
February 12, 2018--STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group's index business, and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, licensed its iSTOXX(R) American Century USA Quality Value Index to American Century Investments as an underlying for an exchange-traded fund (ETF).
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AGF Announces Launch of AGFiQ Enhanced Global ESG Factors ETF and AGFiQ Enhanced Global Infrastructure ETF
February 12, 2018--Expands AGFiQ factor-based ETF suite to provide differentiated access to two growth areas
February 12, 2018--AGF Investments Inc. (AGF) today, through AGFiQ Asset Management (AGFiQ), announced the launch of two new ETFs: AGFiQ Enhanced Global ESG Factors ETF (QEF) and AGFiQ Enhanced Global Infrastructure ETF (QIF).
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RBB Fund, Inc. files with the SEC-
February 12, 2018--RBB Fund, Inc.has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Motley Fool 100 Index ETF.
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Deutsche Bank Sanctioned for Misleading Buyers on Bond Sales
February 12, 2018--Lender agrees to pay $4.5 million to settle SEC's allegations
Bank's former CMBS head trader Ben Solomon also sued by agency
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CME to Patent System for Seamless Blockchain Rule Changes
February 12, 2018--CME Group may be looking at ways for developers to modify a blockchain's rules without requiring consensus from all of the network's nodes, new patent filings show.
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VIX Manipulation Costs Investors Billions, Whistle-Blower Says
February 12, 2018--Flaw lets traders whip VIX around without trading, letter says
Wild trading session last week turned spotlight on Cboe index
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First Trust files with the SEC-First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF
February 12, 2018--First Trsut has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC
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ETF Managers Trust FIles with the SEC
February 12, 2018--ETF Managers Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Gabelli Funds, LLC files with the SEC- Gabelli NextShares Trust
February 12, 2018--Gabelli Funds, LLC has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Gabelli NextShares Trust.
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Renaissance Capital Scheduled U.S. IPOs
February 9, 2018--Scheduled U.S. IPOs-Week of 02/12/18
Leo Holdings (LHC.U)-United Kingdom
Motus GI Holdings (MOTS)-Israel

Biofrontera (BFRA)-Germany
IPO Index Performance
The Renaissance IPO Index has returned -2.8% so far this year, compared to -3.5% for the S&P 500.

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Fidelity Halts Investor Purchases of Three VIX-Focused ETFs
February 9, 2018-Goal is to protect customers from outsized risks, firm says
Customers are being allowed to sell out of positions
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
February 9, 2018--The current reports for the week of February 6, 2018 are now available.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
February 9, 2018--The current reports for the week of February 6, 2018 are now available.
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USCF ETF Trust files with the SEC
February 9, 2018--USCF ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the USCF Commodity Strategy ETF.
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Horizons ETF Trust files with the SEC-Horizons Cadence Hedged US Dividend Yield ETF
February 9, 2018--Horizons ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Horizons Cadence Hedged US Dividend Yield ETF.
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Exchange Traded Concepts Trust files with the SEC-Innovation Shares NextGen ETFs
February 9, 2018--Exchange Traded Concepts Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Post-Effective Amendment No. 233 relates to the Innovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF and Innovation Shares NextGen Vehicles & Technology ETF.
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Alpha Architect ETF Trust files with the SEC
February 9, 2018--Alpha Architect ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC
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Thomson Reuters-U.S. Fund-Flows Weekly Report: Funds Experience Overall Net Inflows for the Volatile Week
February 9, 2018--Thomson Reuters Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) took in net-positive flows of $10.7 billion for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, February 7.
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Canadian digital currency exchange Coinsquare closes record $30 million investment
February 8, 2018--Canada's most secure digital currency platform set to lead industry in 2018.
goNumerical Ltd. (d.b.a. Coinsquare), one of Canada's leading and most secure digital currency exchanges, announced today that it has closed a fully marketed equity financing led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. for gross proceeds of approximately $30 million.
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Franklin Templeton Adds Four Passive ETFs to Franklin LibertyShares Suite
February 8, 2018--Franklin Templeton Investments today announced the addition of four new passive ETFs to its Franklin LibertyShares(R) lineup-Franklin FTSE India ETF (FLIN), Franklin FTSE Russia ETF (FLRU), Franklin FTSE Asia ex Japan ETF (FLAX) and Franklin FTSE Switzerland ETF (FLSW)-expanding its country and regional passive ETF suite to now include 20 funds.
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Wheat futures fall from highest levels since August
February 8, 2018--Wheat futures fell Thursday after settling a day earlier at their highest since August.
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The First US Based Marijuana ETF Celebrates 30 Day Success and a New NYSE Ticker
February 8, 2018--As of today's market open the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF has evolved its NYSE ticker by dropping the "X" to go from the previous MJX to the simpler MJ. This change came about as a response to market feedback.
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NYSE Announces April 30 Launch of NYSE National; Expands Customer Choice with Taker-Maker Market Model
February 8, 2018--The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), part of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), today announced that NYSE National, an electronic equities exchange, plans to commence trading on Monday, April 30, 2018.
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Davis Fundamental ETF Trust files with the SEC-Davis Select International ETF
February 8, 2018--Davis Fundamental ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Davis Select International ETF.
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Canadian securities regulators publish revised disclosure expectations for issuers with U.S. marijuana-related activities
February 8, 2018--The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published CSA Staff Notice 51-352 (Revised) Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities, which sets out CSA staff's disclosure expectations for specific risks facing issuers with marijuana-related activities in the U.S.
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Canadian Blockchain ETF Launches Amid Bitcoin Volatility
February 7, 2018--Canada's first blockchain exchange-traded fund is shrugging off Bitcoin's bust and launched Wednesday as planned. .
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Fed's Dudley eyes risks of betting on volatility
February 7, 2018--Financial products that bet on swings in equities and cryptocurrencies should be monitored to understand their risk to market stability, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said on Wednesday.
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for January 2018
February 7, 2018--The federal budget deficit was $174 billion for the first four months of fiscal year 2018, the Congressional Budget Office estimates, $16 billion more than the shortfall recorded during the same period last year.
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SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Announces 2018 Examination Priorities
February 7, 2018--The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) today announced its 2018 examination priorities. OCIE publishes its exam priorities annually to improve compliance, prevent fraud, monitor risk, and inform policy.
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Merk Research: Business Cycle and Markets update
February 7, 2018--The business cycle might be an important consideration for investors because historically S&P 500 returns have been considerably worse on average during recessions compared to expansions.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
February 7, 2018--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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Opportunity exists in measured risk-PIMCO Asset Allocation Outlook 2018
February 7, 2018--Singles and Doubles
With market volatility on the rise, consider a broad set of relative value opportunities across global markets.
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DR Index Monthly Performance-January 2018
February 7, 2018--The BNY Mellon DR Index Monthly Performance for January 2018 report is now available.
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BlackRock warns of risk as inverse volatility products sink
February 6, 2018--BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, warned of the risk of so-called inverse Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs) following Monday's steep decline in financial instruments that bet against wild downward swings in the markets.
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Credit Suisse AG Announces Event Acceleration of its XIV ETNs
February 6, 2018--Credit Suisse AG ("Credit Suisse") today announced the event acceleration of its VelocitySharesTM Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETNs ("XIV") due to an acceleration event. The acceleration date is expected to be February 21, 2018.
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Four Companies Scheduled to Enter the Renaissance IPO ETF (NYSE: IPO)
February 6, 2018---Four companies are scheduled to enter the Renaissance IPO ETF (NYSE: IPO) at the market's close on Thursday, February 8th.
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What will a bear market do to ETFs?
February 6, 2018--ETF RESPONSE TO A BEAR MARKET POSSIBILITY
Volatility has returned to the markets after historical levels of dormancy. What does this mean for the ETF ecosystem? After almost 77 billion in inflows in January, what should we expect to see with increased volatility?
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Monthly ETF Inflows Reach Record High in January: State Street
February 6, 2018--US-listed exchange-traded funds' inflows reached a new high of $78 billion last month, with equity funds outpacing bond funds by a margin of 7 to 1, according to data from State Street.
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First Trust files with the SEC
February 6, 2018--First Trust has filed a post-effective mendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Registration Statement relates to the First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF, First Trust Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF, First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 ETF, First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund, First Trust RBA American Industrial Renaissance(R) ETF, First Trust RBA Quality Income ETF, First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF,
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First Trust files with the SEC
February 6, 2018--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Registration Statement relates to the First Trust BICK Index Fund, First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund, First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund, First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF, First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF, First Trust International IPO ETF, First Trust Cloud Computing ETF, First Trust Global Engineering and Construction ETF, First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF,
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Metaurus Advisors Launches Two Innovative ETFs Allowing Separate Investments in Either the Dividends or the Price Performance of the U.S. Equity Market
February 6, 2018--Metaurus Advisors LLC, a financial technology and innovation company, announces the launch of two new Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) for investors seeking either dividend cash flow or equity market growth, each with a passive, index-based strategy.
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Cboe Global Markets Reports January 2018 Trading Volume
February 5, 2018--Total volume across all Cboe exchanges up over January 2017
VIX options at Cboe Options Exchange set new ADV record in January 2018
Futures ADV at Cboe Futures Exchange up 50% from January 2017
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VIX-Related ETPs Go Wild in After-Hours Trading After Rout
February 5, 2018--The market frenzy hasn't ended in one corner of the market--exchange-traded products tied to the Cboe Volatility Index are getting hammered in late trading as investors scramble to unwind bets on market calm.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices
February 5, 2018--Alterra Power Corp.-Deletion from S&P/TSX Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Index
S&P Dow Jones Indices Canadian Index Services will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices:
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ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF to change Ticker
February 5, 2018-- On February 9th, 2018, the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF will be trading under the new ticker MJ.
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review-The Ides Of February!
February 5, 2018--Highlights of the Week Ending 2/2/2018
Macro
Although the Tour de France is still a few months away, it feels right to invoke race commentator Paul Sherwen in noting that Alan Greenspan threw a cat amongst the pigeons mid-week, proclaiming that both equities and bonds are in a bubble.
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Cambria ETF Trust files with the SEC-Cambria Covered Call Strategy ETF
February 5, 2018--Cambria ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Cambria Covered Call Strategy ETF.
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VanEck files with the SEC
February 5, 2018--VanEck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to the
VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF, VanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF, VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF, VanEck Vectors Generic Drugs ETF, VanEck Vectors Morningstar International Moat ETF, VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF, VanEck Vectors NDR CMG Long/Flat Allocation ETF, VanEck Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF, VanEck Vectors Retail ETF, VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF and VanEck Vectors Spin-Off ETF.
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DBX ETF Trust files with the SEC
February 5, 2018--DBX ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Xtrackers Russell 1000 US QARP ETF
Xtrackers United Kingdom Equity ETF.
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DBX files with the SEC-
February 5, 2018--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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New FINRA Rules Take Effect to Protect Seniors and Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation
February 5, 2018--First Uniform, National Standards to Protect Senior Investors
Two FINRA rule changes took effect today addressing the financial exploitation of seniors and vulnerable adults, putting in place the first uniform, national standards to protect senior investors.
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US mutual funds' dead wood is for the chop
February 4, 2018-- Fund managers in the US are keeping their pruning shears sharp. In 2017, for the second year running, US investment companies cut more mutual funds than they launched.
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Index tracking ETFs deny any 'abdication' of stewardship role
February 4, 2018--The rise of exchange traded funds has changed the nature of ownership between listed companies and their investors.
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E*TRADE Significantly Expands Commission-Free ETF Lineup with 80 New Additions
February 2, 2018--E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) today announced a significant expansion of its commission-free exchange-traded fund (ETF) lineup, all of which are non-proprietary:
Since August 1, 2017, E*TRADE has added 80 commission-free ETFs from seven providers to its Commission-Free ETF Program.
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ETF Securities' Broad Commodity ETF Exceeds $125 Million in Assets
February 2, 2018--The ETFS Bloomberg All Commodity Strategy K-1 Free ETF's (BCI) asset growth to date suggests investors may be looking beyond equities and fixed income
The ETFS Bloomberg All Commodity Strategy K-1 Free ETF (Ticker: BCI) surpassed $125 million in assets under management in January 2018.
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Everyone Calls Bitcoin Investment Trust An ETF, But It's Not; Here's What It Is
February 2, 2018--With the Securities and Exchange Commission shooting down every Bitcoin ETF idea that crosses its desk so far, investors have turned to Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) as a way of gaining exposure to the cryptocurrency.
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American Century ETF Trust files with the SEC
February 2, 2018-- American Century ETF Trust has filed an application for exemptive relief with the SEC-actively managed ETF.
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Direxion files with the SEC
February 2, 2018--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Evolve ETFs Announces Filing of Preliminary Prospectus for Actively Managed Blockchain ETF
February 2, 2018--Evolve Funds Group Inc. ("Evolve ETFs") is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary prospectus with the Canadian securities regulators for an actively managed ETF that focuses on blockchain technologies, Evolve Blockchain ETF ("LINK").
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KraneShares MSCI All China Health Care ETF (NYSE: KURE) Lists on the New York Stock Exchange
February 2, 2018--Krane Funds Advisors, LLC, ("KraneShares") a U.S. asset management firm known for its China focused KraneShares exchange traded funds (ETFs) and innovative China investment strategies, announced the launch of the KraneShares MSCI All China Health Care Index ETF (NYSE: KURE) listed on the NYSE.
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FTSE Russell launches FTSE Women on Boards Leadership Index Series
February 2, 2018--Index series designed to integrate leadership in gender diversity and social impact into a broad market benchmark
Reflects desire from investors to engage businesses on improving their gender diversity
Factor-based approach increases exposure to companies demonstrating diversity leadership
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Scheduled U.S. IPOs this week
February 2, 2018--Scheduled U.S. IPOs-Week of 02/05/18
IPO Commentary
January IPOs raise $9 billion in record-breaking start to 2018 The IPO market had the biggest January on our records (25+ years) by IPO proceeds and tied 2014's record-high by...
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
February 2, 2018--The current reports for the week of January 30, 2018 are now available.
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Harvest Announces Final Filing of the Prospectus for Canada's First Blockchain ETF, Blockchain Technologies ETF (HBLK)
February 1, 2018--Harvest Portfolios Group Inc. ("Harvest") is pleased to announce that a final prospectus has been filed with the Canadian securities regulators for Canada's first blockchain ETF, Blockchain Technologies ETF ("HBLK").
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NYSE's Record-Breaking January Across IPOs and ETFs Opens 2018
February 1, 2018--The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), reached three historic milestones in January that amplified its leadership as the world’s premier stock exchange:
$8.5 billion in capital raised from 11 new IPOs resulted in the best January in the New York Stock Exchange's 225 year history.
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Active Managers Offer Institutional Funds to Reduce Fees, According to Broadridge Financial Solutions
February 1, 2018--Focus on lower fees drives the growth of institutionally priced active funds
Institutionally priced funds gathered over $600 billion of net new fund flows in 2017, according to data released today by Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR).
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TD Wealth executive moving to Som Seif's Purpose Investments-The Globe and Mail
February 1, 2018--TD Wealth executive Jeff Gans is stepping down from his bank role to join ETF pioneer Som Seif's Purpose Investments.
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Direxion files with the SEC
February 1, 2018--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
2X Bull Funds
Direxion Daily Lithium Bull 2X Shares
Direxion Daily Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Bull 2X Shares
Direxion Daily Preferred Stock Bull 2X Shares.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-Validea Market Legends ETF
February 1, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Validea Market Legends ETF.
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WisdomTree Launches CBOE Russell 2000 PutWrite Strategy Fund (RPUT)
February 1, 2018--RPUT Offers Strategy for Potential Volatility Mitigation and Downside Protection
WisdomTree (NASDAQ: WETF), an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor and asset manager, today announced the launch of the WisdomTree CBOE Russell 2000 PutWrite Strategy Fund (RPUT) on the Cboe BZX U.S. Equities Exchange.
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Amplify ETF Trust files with the SEC-Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF
February 1, 2018--Amplify ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Registration Statement relates to Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF, a series of the Registrant.
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Thomson Reuters-U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Long-Term Assets Attract Inflows for the Week
February 1, 2018--For the second week in three investors were net sellers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), withdrawing $6.0 billion. However, the headline number once again was a little misleading.
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Redwood Asset Management Announces Launch of the World's First Actively Managed, Marijuana-Focused ETF
February 1, 2018--Redwood Asset Management Inc. ("Redwood"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Purpose Investments Inc. ("Purpose") is very pleased to announce the launch of Marijuana Opportunities Fund (“the Fund”), the world's first actively managed, marijuana-focused ETF.
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Vanguard introduces three new asset allocation ETFs
February 1. 2018--Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. today announced the listing of three new low-cost asset allocation ETF portfolios that provide greater access to its leading globally diversified strategies. All three began trading on TSX today.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
January 31, 2018--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
January 31, 2018--Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate.
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Reality Shares files with the SEC-Reality Shares Nasdaq NexGen Economy ETF
January 31, 2018--Reality Shares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Post-Effective Amendment No. 16 relates to the Reality Shares Nasdaq NexGen Economy ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-NYSE(R) Pickens Oil ResponseTM ETF
January 31, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the NYSE(R) Pickens Oil ResponseTM ETF.
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REX VolMAXX Short Volatility ETF (VMIN) Finished 2017 as Best Performing ETF (Non-levered) in USA
January 30, 2018--REX Shares, LLC (REX) today announced its short volatility fund, the REX VolMAXX Short VIX Futures Strategy Fund was the best performing ETF in the U.S., excluding leveraged products, for calendar year 2017 according to Bloomberg data.
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Innovation Shares Launches "KOIN", First AI Powered ETF To Provide Investors Access To Blockchain Innovators And Adopters
January 30, 2018--Patent-pending AI powered approach uses a natural language processing algorithm to screen for global stocks.
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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Launches JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Sovereign Bond ETF: JPMB
January 30, 2018--Provides improved access to emerging market debt
J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) announced today the launch of the JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Sovereign Bond ETF (JPMB), which tracks the JPMorgan Emerging Markets Risk-Aware Bond Index, created by JPMAM's Quantitative Beta Strategies team and derived from J.P. Morgan's Corporate & Investment Bank flagship JPMorgan EMBI Global Diversified Index.
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Exchange Listed Funds Trust files with the SEC-Saba Closed-End Funds ETF
January 30, 2018--Exchange Listed Funds Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Saba Closed-End Funds ETF.
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12 Solactive benchmarks used as the basis for 12 new ETFs issued by Mackenzie Investments
January 29, 2018--Mackenzie Investments, a leading investment management firm headquartered in Toronto, announced the launch of 12 ETFs this week, all of which will be tracking Solactive benchmark indices.
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Vanguard warns of strengthening 'predators' in ETF market.
January 29, 2018-- Vanguard fears that 'predators' are taking advantage of exchange traded funds at the expense of retail investors and hopes that an expected overhaul by US regulators will not mandate perfect transparency for the booming $4.8tn industry.
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New Blockchain-Based Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK) Surpasses $170M in AUM
January 29, 2018--Actively-managed blockchain-focused ETF reaches key milestone in first 8 trading days
Amplify ETFs has announced its newly launched blockchain-focused ETF, the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (NYSE Arca: BLOK), continues to generate strong investor interest and has surpassed $170 million in assets under management in its first eight trading days.
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BLDRS Index Fund Trust files with the SEC
January 29, 2018--BLDRS Index Fund Trust has filed a post-effective amendment no.17 to Form S-6 registration statement with the SEC.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares QQQ TRUSTSM, Series 1
January 29, 2018--PowerShares QQQ TRUSTSM, Series 1 has filed a post-effective amendment No. 25 to a Form S-6 registration statement with the SEC.
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review-Four Weeks Of Gains To Start 2018? Don't Mind If We Do
January 29, 2018--Highlights of the Week Ending 1/26/2018
Macro
There is no shortage of superlatives for how domestic equities have started 2018. The year to date numbers for the indexes are in the 7's and 8's percentage-wise. For the week the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.06%, the S&P 500 was up 2.20%, the NASDAQ rallied 2.25% and the Russell 2000 lagged with 63 basis points.
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ETF minnows struggle to catch up to giants
January 29, 2018--Vanguard, BlackRock and State Street dominate an industry that is tough for smaller players
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US economic growth slows in fourth-quarter on surging imports
January 26, 2018--U.S. economic growth unexpectedly slowed in the fourth quarter.
Gross domestic product increased at a 2.6 percent annual rate.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
January 26, 2018--The current reports for the week of January 23, 2018 are now available.
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ETF Managers Group Commodity Trust I files with the SEC-Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF
January 26, 2018--ETF Managers Group Commodity Trust I has filed a pre-effective Amendment No. 2 to Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF.
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Fidelity files with the SEC-Actively Managed ETFs
January 26, 2018--Fidelity Beach Street Trust has filed a first amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC-actively managed ETFs.
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U.S. Fund-Flows Weekly Report: Equity Funds Pace Positive Weekly Net Inflows
January 26, 2018--Thomson Reuters Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) grew their coffers by $37.8 billion for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, January 24. All four fund macro-groups took in net new money for the week, with equity funds (+$23.4 billion) leading the pack, followed by money market funds (+$8.2 billion), taxable bond funds (+$5.4 billion), and municipal bond funds (+$782 million).
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Is Manager Selection Worth the Effort for Financial Advisors?
January 26, 2018--Key Points Investors, particularly retail investors, are predisposed to chase the returns of investment managers.
The academic literature shows manager selection fails to produce positive excess returns, on average.
A diligent manager research effort may shrink the large amount of negative alpha from clients' performance chasing.
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Renaissance Capital Scheduled U.S. IPOs
January 26, 2018--IPO Commentary
US IPO Week Ahead: Another wave hits with 9 deals including the Caesars Palace REIT
The IPO market continues its record-breaking start of the year with nine deals aiming to raise $3.5 billion. Casino REIT Vici Properties headlines the week with a $1 billion IPO. And the big deals keep coming:

PagSeguro pops 36% in one of the decade's top billion-dollar debuts

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Finra Reexamining Ban on ETF Payments to Market Makers
January 26, 2018--Time is running out for ETF sponsors and traders to make their case to regulators reconsidering a ban on letting ETF companies directly pay trading firms to make markets in their products.
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AdvisorShares Active ETF Report: Closing Out Q4 2017
January 26, 2018--Month ending 12.31.2017
Total net assets in actively managed ETFs grew by $1.53 billion in December to reach $45.85 billion. Active ETF assets in 2017 grew by $16.4 billion, or 55%, which was far ahead of 2016's 27% growth in AUM.
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Exchange Traded Concepts Trust-2 Innovation Shares ETFs
January 26, 2018--Exchange Traded Concepts Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Innovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF (Ticker Symbol: KOIN)
Innovation Shares NextGen Vehicles & Technology ETF (Ticker Symbol: EKAR).
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ETF Managers Trust files with the SEC
January 26, 2018--ETF Managers Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
ETFMG Prime Mobile Payments ETF (IPAY)
ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK)
ETFMG Prime Junior Silver ETF (SILJ)
ETFMG Drone Economy Strategy ETF (IFLY)
ETFMG Video Game Tech ETF (GAMR).
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Exchange Listed Funds Trust files with the SEC-InsightShares Patriotic Employers ETF
January 26, 2018--Exchange Listed Funds Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Post-Effective Amendment No. 76 relates to the InsightShares Patriotic Employers ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-Premise Capital Frontier Advantage Diversified Tactical ETF
January 26, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Premise Capital Frontier Advantage Diversified Tactical ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-2 Exponential ETFs
January 26, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF (ACSI)
Brand Value ETF (BVAL).
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Exchange Listed Funds Trust files with the SEC-InsightShares LGBT Employment Equality
January 26, 2018--Exchange Listed Funds Trust has filed a post-Effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Post-Effective Amendment No. 75 relates to the InsightShares LGBT Employment Equality.
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Solactive launches Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility Index used as the underlying index for KraneShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility ETF
January 26, 2018--Solactive is pleased to announce the launch of the Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility Index, a smart beta thematic index tracked by KraneShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility ETF (Ticker: KARS) listed on the NYSE.
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SPDR S&P MIDCAP 400 ETF Trust SEC Filing
January 25, 2018--SPDR S&P MIDCAP 400 ETF Trust has filed a post effective amendment No. 28 to Form S-6 for registration with the SEC.
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Two Roads Shared Trust and Redwood Investment Management file with the SEC
January 25, 2018--Two Roads Shared Trust and Redwood Investment Management have filed an application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Emerita Capital and EQM Indexes Launch Blockchain BLOK 50 Global Index
January 25, 2018--The Index is Focused on Companies Developing or Utilizing Blockchain-Based Technologies
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Global X Promotes Luis Berruga to President and Expands Senior Management Team
January 25, 2018--Global X Management Company LLC (Global X), the New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced the promotions of Luis Berruga to President and Chang Kim to Senior Vice President, Head of Portfolio Management & Portfolio Administration. Mr. Berruga's new official title will be President & COO.
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Indxx LLC Launches the Indxx Blockchain Index, Licensed to First Trust for New Exchange Traded Fund
January 25, 2018--Indxx is pleased to announce the launch of the Indxx Blockchain Index (the "Index"). The Index has been licensed to ETF provider First Trust Advisors as the underlying benchmark for the First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction & Process ETF (NASDAQ: LEGR), which began trading today.
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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Launches Long/Short Alternative Beta ETF: JPLS
January 25, 2018--fund provides systematic capture of the equity long/short hedge fund strategy
J.P. Morgan Asset Management announced today the launch of the JPMorgan Long/Short ETF (JPLS), which seeks to provide long and short exposure to equity factors with dynamic market beta.
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Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018: An Economic Recovery in the Making
January 25, 2018--Recent trends in the world economy and financial markets are good news for Latin America. Global growth and trade are on an upswing, and we expect the momentum to continue in 2018. Stronger commodity prices have also helped the region rebound.
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First Trust Launches the First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction & Process ETF
January 25, 2017-An index-based ETF that provides exposure to companies that are actively involved in blockchain technology.
First Trust Advisors L.P. ("First Trust"), a leading exchange-traded fund ("ETF") provider and asset manager, announced today that it has launched a new index-based ETF, the First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction & Process ETF(Nasdaq:LEGR) (the "fund").
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
January 24, 2018--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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World's largest ETF roars past $300bn in assets
SSGA's S&P 500 tracker hits milestone on its 25th birthday
January 24, 2018--The bull market in US stocks has created the first $300bn exchange-traded fund. Assets at State Street Global Advisors' SPDR S&P 500 fund passed the landmark on Monday, almost exactly 25 years after it started trading.
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Amplify ETF Trust files with the SEC-Amplify EASI Tactical Growth ETF
January 24, 2018--Amplify ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Amplify EASI Tactical Growth ETF.
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Goldman issues a warning on bitcoin-and an even bigger warning on Ethereum
January 23, 2018--The chorus of bitcoin bears is growing louder by the day.
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Sprott Asset Management USA Inc. files with the SEC
January 23, 2018--Sprott Asset Management USA Inc. has filed an application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Sprott Asset Management files with the SEC-Actively Mnaged ETFs
January 23, 2018-- Sprott Asset Management USA, Inc. has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC-actively managed ETFs.
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REX Shares and Bank of Montreal Launch 3X Leveraged "FANG+" Exchange Traded Notes on NYSE Arca
January 23, 2018--REX Shares, LLC (REX) today announced a partnership with Bank of Montreal to launch a pair of exchange traded notes under the name "REX MicroSectorsTM."
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25 Years of ETFs
Janaury 23, 2018--25 YEARS AGO, AN INNVESTING REVOLUTION WAS BORN
Last week the ETF industry turned 25 years young on the birthday of SPY from State Street
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Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund and ETF Asset Flows for Full-Year and December 2017
January 23, 2018--Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) asset flows for full-year and December 2017.
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REX Shares and Bank of Montreal Launch 3X Leveraged "FANG+" Exchange Traded Notes on NYSE Arca
January 23, 2018--REX Shares, LLC (REX) today announced a partnership with Bank of Montreal to launch a pair of exchange traded notes under the name "REX MicroSectorsTM."
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BlackRock Survey: Boomers Missing out on ETF Revolution
January 23, 2018-- Boomers lag as ETF usage accelerates with Millennials and 'Silvers'
Other Survey Findings:
88% of all ETF owners plan to continue or increase ETF use
Investors continue turning to ETFs for precise sector (37%) and single-country (25%) exposure
65% see a mix of ETFs and mutual funds as the best approach to building a portfolio
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ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Latin America increased by 45% to reach a new high of 6 billion US dollars at the end of December 2017
January 22, 2018--ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Latin America increased by 45.8% during 2017 to reach US$6.80 Bn at the end of December. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)
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GraniteShares Launches New Low-Cost Platinum ETF
January 22, 2018--GraniteShares, a new kind of exchange-traded fund (ETF) company, launches the lowest cost physical platinum ETF available in the U.S. at 50 basis points.* The GraniteShares Platinum Trust (NYSE Arca: PLTM) will be backed by physical platinum held in a vault in London.
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STOXX Launches First Global AI Index Based On AI Algorithm
January 22, 2018--Today, STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Börse Group's index business and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, introduced the world's first index that uses AI-related algorithms to select companies exposed to the artificial intelligence (AI) megatrend at the Inside ETFs conference in the U.S. The new index will be available as of tomorrow, 23 January 2018.
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Natixis Investment Managers and NYSE Announce Licensing Agreement on Proposed Actively Managed ETF Innovation
January 22, 2018--Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis) and the NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE) announced today that they have entered into a licensing agreement whereby NYSE Group has licensed to Natixis Advisors, L.P. the right to use the New York Stock Exchange's methodology for operating an actively managed, periodically disclosed exchange-traded fund (ETF).
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review-Shutdown! Go Ahead And Give It To Me!
January 22, 2018--Highlights of the Prior Week Ending 1/19/2018
Macro
The title of this week's post is a nod to the late, great Tom Petty and the revelations surrounding his passing make us wonder if similar factors have contributed to congress' increasing dysfunction as it failed to work effectively to stave off a shutdown.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
January 19, 2018--The current reports for the week of January 16, 2018 are now available.
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Intercontinental Exchange and Blockstream Launch Consolidated Data Feed for Cryptocurrencies
January 18, 2018--Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, and Blockstream, a leader in blockchain technologies and financial cryptography, announced today the launch of the Cryptocurrency Data Feed. ICE Data Services' new feed offers real-time cryptocurrency information and will initially include data from more than 15 cryptocurrency exchange venues globally.
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Joint Statement by SEC and CFTC Enforcement Directors Regarding Virtual Currency Enforcement Actions
January 19, 2018--SEC Co-Enforcement Directors Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin and CFTC Enforcement Director James McDonald
"When market participants engage in fraud under the guise of offering digital instruments-whether characterized as virtual currencies, coins, tokens, or the like-the SEC and the CFTC will look beyond form, examine the substance of the activity and prosecute violations of the federal securities and commodities laws.
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First Trust files with the SEC-First Trust India NIFTY 50 Equal Weight ETF
January 19, 2018--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust India NIFTY 50 Equal Weight ETF.
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CSE Enjoys Record Year in 2017 as Cannabis, Tech Fuel Growth in Financings and Trading
January 19, 2018--The Canadian Securities Exchange ("CSE") is pleased to report record results in all performance categories for 2017, with dramatic increases in trading volume, value traded and financing activity making it by far the strongest year in the organization,s history.
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Principal Exchange-Traded Funds files with the SEC-Principal Investment Grade Corporate Active ETF
January 19, 2018--Principal Exchange-Traded Funds Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Principal Investment Grade Corporate Active ETF.
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UBS announces launch of the InsightShares Patriotic Employers ETF
January 19, 2018--ETF focuses on companies that provide opportunities for U.S. Military Veterans
UBS Investment Bank today announced the launch of the InsightShares Patriotic Employers ETF, the second exchange traded fund ("ETF") issued under the "InsightShares" brand.
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DBX files with the SEC-2 ETFs
January 19, 2018--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registraion statement with the SEC for the
Xtrackers Russell 1000 US QARP ETF
Xtrackers United Kingdom Equity ETF.
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KraneShares files with the SEC-3 ETFs
January 19, 2018--KraneShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.This post-effective amendment No. 159 relates to the KraneShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility Index ETF and KraneShares Emerging Markets Healthcare Index ETF.
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KraneShares files with the SEC
January 19, 2018--KraneShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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RBB Fund Inc. files with the SEC-Motley Fool 100 Index ETF
January 19, 2018--RBB Fund, Inc. has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
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Exchange Traded Concepts Trust files with the SEC-2 Innovation Shares NextGen ETFs
January 19, 2018--Exchange Traded Concepts Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Innovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF
Innovation Shares NextGen Vehicles & Technology ETF.
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KraneShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility ETF (Ticker: KARS) Lists on the New York Stock Exchange
January 19, 2018--Krane Funds Advisors, LLC, ("KraneShares") a U.S. asset management firm known for its China focused KraneShares exchange traded funds (ETFs) and innovative China investment strategies, announced the launch of the KraneShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility ETF (Ticker: KARS) listed on the NYSE.
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Guggenheim files with the SEC
January 19, 2018--Guggenheim has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Guggenheim files with the SEC
January 19, 2018--Guggenheim has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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DBX files with the SEC-3 Xtrackers MSCI ETFs
January 19, 2018--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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J.P. Morgan files with the SEC-JPMorgan Long/Short ETF
January 19, 2018--J.P. Morgan hs filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the JPMorgan Long/Short ETF.
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DBX files with the SEC
January 19, 2018--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Investment Management Veteran Joins Northern Trust Asset Management to Lead Funds and Managed Accounts
January 19, 2018--Northern Trust Asset Management has named Darek Wojnar, CFA, a 23-year investment industry veteran, as head of funds and managed accounts.
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Renaissance Capital Scheduled U.S. IPOs
January 19, 2018--IPO Index Performance
The Renaissance IPO Index has returned 1.7% so far this year, compared to 4.7% for the S&P 500.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
January 18, 2018--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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Cboe Welcomes New Issuer Barclays to ETF Marketplace
January 18, 2018--Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, today welcomed new issuer Barclays to the Cboe ETF Marketplace, with the launch of two exchange-traded notes (ETNs), together the "New ETNs".
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ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (ROBO) Surpasses $2 Billion in Assets Under Management
January 18, 2018--ROBO returned 49 percent to investors in the last 12 months
After doubling its assets in the last five months, the ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (Nasdaq: ROBO) crossed the $2 billion assets under management (AUM) threshold.
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust files with the SEC
January 18, 2018--SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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SEC says bitcoin funds raise 'investor protection issues'
January 18, 2018--The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday raised alarm about the safety of bitcoin-themed investments, telling the fund industry they want answers to their concerns before endorsing more than a dozen proposed products based on cryptocurrencies.
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SSGA Active Trust files with the SEC-SPDR(R) SSGA U.S. Sector Rotation ETF
December 18, 2018--SSGA Active Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Fidelity Launches International Factor-Based ETFs
January 18, 2018--Fidelity Investors Now Have Access to 93 Commission-Free ETFs
Fidelity Investments, one of the industry's leading providers of exchange traded funds (ETFs) with more than $300 billion in ETF assets under administration,ii today announced it is expanding its factor-based ETF offerings for individual investors and financial advisors with the introduction of two international factor-based ETFs:
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