Fixed Income ETFs Hit Record Levels-continued

Investors Seeking to Restore Low Risk and the Potential for Yield Turning to Fixed Income ETFs in Record Numbers
February 8, 2012--Global asset flows for exchange traded products (ETPs), and fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs) specifically, hit record levels during the month of January, illustrating a continuing market "revolution" globally as investors increasingly turn to fixed income ETFs in an effort to help restore investment yield to their portfolios.
According to the BlackRock Investment Institute's latest "ETP Landscape" report released today, the global exchanged traded product (ETP) industry had its best month of January ever with $34.1 billion of net inflows, representing a 144% increase in inflows over the previous record set in January 2011 and up 116% from December 2011. Also, according to the ETP Landscape, fixed income ETPs set a new global monthly record, attracting $9.0 billion in January 2012 up from the previous monthly record set of $6.7 billion set in January 2009.

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Source: BlackRock


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First Bridge 'ETF 20/20' Trends: Q1 '15 Review
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Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Launches 2 Currency-Hedged Exchange Traded Funds on Deutsche X-trackers Platform
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Eaton Vance files with the SEC-Eaton Vance NextShares Trust II
April 9, 2015--Eaton Vance has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Eaton Vance NextShares Trust II.
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April 9, 2015--Eaton Vance has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Eaton Vance NextShares Trust.
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Nasdaq and KBW Announce Strategic Index Partnership
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for March 2015
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
April 8, 2015--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, March 17-18, 2015
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Exchange issue strikes Merrill Lynch, Vanguard ETF performance
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Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap ETF (ASHS) Increases Creation Limit
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Horizons ETFs Launches the Horizons US 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF
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ETF liquidity: will it be illusory in volatile markets?
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US's Highland packs pipeline with ETFs
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SEC Reviewing 12b-- Fees
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ProShares files with the SEC
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BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance Update-March 2015
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Vanguard Launches Robo Adviser, Sort Of
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Morgan Stanley Veteran Jacob Dienelt Joins Bitcoin 2.0 Startup
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Lightly Leveraged ETFs Still Cause Concerns
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Leveraged-Loan Sales Slump to Worst Since 2010 on Fed Scrutiny
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Big Investor Involvement Could Boost Bitcoin
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ETFis files with the SEC
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Janus active ETFs cleared for launch
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CBOE Holdings Reports March 2015 Trading Volume
Total Volume of 94.9 Million Contracts Traded
ADV of 4.3 Million Contacts Down From Prior Month, Year Ago
April 1, 2015--CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) reported today that total trading volume during March for options contracts on Chicago Board Options Exchange(R) (CBOE(R)) and C2 Options ExchangeSM (C2SM) and futures contracts on CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE(R)) was 94.9 million contracts, an increase of seven percent versus February 2015 and a decrease of 12 percent from March 2014.
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Financial adviser rule draws industry fire
April 1, 2015--Financial services industry firms are locked in a battle to shape the final language of contentious draft regulations meant to crack down on financial advisers.
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Bond Traders Find Answer to Broken Market: Switch to Currencies
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
April 1, 2015--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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ISE Holdings Reports Business Activity for March 2015
April 1, 2015--ISE and ISE Gemini combined represent 16.3% of equity options market share, excluding dividend trades.
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ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF Reduces Net Expense Ratio to 0.30%
April 1, 2015--ALPS, a DST Company focused on asset management and asset servicing, today announced a one-year fee waiver of 0.22% effective March 31, 2015 for the ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund), a series of ALPS ETF Trust, resulting in a net management fee of 0.15%1 and total net expense ratio of 0.30% inclusive of acquired fund fees and expenses.
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Morgan Stanley to Sell Data on Advisors Using ETFs
April 1, 2015--The beauty of ETFs, which trade on almost every public exchange, is their universal reach.
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Yellen fails to entice gold bugs as ETPs lose $1.5bn
April 1, 2015--Janet Yellen's signal that she's not in a hurry to raise U.S. interest rates failed to persuade investors to come back to gold.
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FQF files with the SEC
April 1, 2015-- FQF has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
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Syntax files with the SEC
April 1, 2015--Syntax has filed a first amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
April 1, 2015--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC
April 1, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Dividend Growth Fund.
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Market and Net Cash Flows Review
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S&P Dow Jones Indices-Latin America Index Dashboard
March 31, 2015--Latin American equities ended the quarter in the red. The S&P Latin America BMI and the S&P MILA Andean 40 declined 10% and 9%, respectively. Brazil and Colombia were the weakest performers, ending the quarter down 16% and 19%, respectively. Health Care was the weakest sectoral performer, declining 25%.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices-Canada Index Dashboard
March 31, 2015--Canadian equities ended the first quarter of 2015 in the black, with the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX 60 gaining 3% and 2%, respectively.
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Victory Capital Announces Plans to Launch NextShares(TM)Exchange-Traded Managed Funds
March 31, 2015--Victory Capital today announced that it has entered into a preliminary agreement with Navigate Fund Solutions LLC ("Navigate"), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp., to support the launch of a family of NextShares(TM) exchange-traded managed funds.
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Some NYSE Arca ETFs briefly halted; issue resolved
March 31, 2015--Some exchange-traded funds on the New York Stock Exchange's Arca system were briefly halted on Tuesday morning due to technical issues.
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SSgA picks ex-Fidelity funds chief as CEO
March 31, 2015--State Street Global Advisors has tapped the former asset management chief at Fidelity Investments as its new president and chief executive, replacing Scott Powers who will retire after seven years.
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Scott Powers to Retire from SSGA in 2015
Industry Veteran Ronald P. O'Hanley is named President and CEO
March 31, 2015--State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) announced today that Scott Powers (age 56), president and chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors, intends to retire later this year after more than seven years leading the firm and three decades in the investment management industry.
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Global X files with the SEC-Global X SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF
March 31, 2015--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Global X SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF.
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Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF Launches on NYSE
March 31, 2015--Sprott Asset Management LP ("Sprott") is pleased to announce the launch of the Sprott Junior Gold Miners Exchange Traded Fund ("the ETF") on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SGDJ).
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Research Paper-Do High Frequency Traders Need to be Regulated? Evidence from Algorithmic Trading on Macro News
March 30, 2015--Abstract
Stock index ETF and futures prices respond to macroeconomic announcement surprises within a tenth of a second, with trading intensity increasing ten-fold in the quarter second following the news release. Trading profits, however, are relatively small and decline in recent years.
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Yieldcos: For Energy Investors Seeking Dividends
March 30, 2015--Yieldcos: For Renewable Energy Investors Who Love Dividends
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ProShares files with the SEC
March 30, 2015--ProShares has filed a pre-effective amendment no.1 to form S-1 registration statement with the SEC.
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Horizons ETFs announces closure of certain ETFs
March 30, 2015--Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. ("Horizons ETFs" or the "Manager") announced today that it will be terminating certain exchange traded funds ("ETFs") effective at the close of business on Friday, June 12, 2015
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Time to find out hard way if asset management is systemic risk
March 30, 2015--Scan the financial horizon of late and you might come away with two impressions.
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Exchange Traded Concepts files with the SEC
March 30, 2015--Exchange Traded Concepts has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Forensic Accounting ETF.
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Global X files with the SEC
March 30, 2015--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement for the Global X MLP ETF
Global X Junior MLP ETF
Global X MLP & Energy Infrastructure ETF
Global X MLP Natural Gas ETF*
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Alps files with the SEC
March 30, 2015--Alps has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Cohen & Steers Global Realty Majors ETF.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC
March 27, 2015--WisdomTre has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Enhanced Yield Fund.
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Fed's Fischer Says More Work Needed to Protect Financial System
March 27, 2015--Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said while the non-bank financial industry appears less vulnerable since the financial crisis, more work must be done to reduce risks in short-term wholesale funding markets.
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First Trust Reschedules Investment Objective Changes for 7 AlphaDEX(R) ETFs
March 27, 2015--First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") previously announced that on or about April 14, 2015, each of the seven index exchange-traded funds listed below (each a "Fund") will change its investment objective and seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund's fees and expenses) of a NASDAQ AlphaDEX(R) Equity Index.
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New HFT Oversight Viewed as Hollow Victory for U.S. Regulators
March 27, 2015--The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission took its first shot Wednesday at boosting regulation of high-speed traders. The industry says it dodged a blow.
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Source EURO STOXX 50 ETF to Close and Liquidate
March 26, 2015--The Board of Trustees of the Source ETF Trust has decided to close and liquidate the Source EURO STOXX 50 ETF (NYSE: ESTX), which is managed and marketed by Source Exchange Traded Investments, LLC.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares MSCI International Developed Value Factor ETF
March 26, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI International Developed Value Factor ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC
March 26, 2015--March 25, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI International Developed Size Factor ETF.
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BlackRock, Morningstar and Ric Edelman Team Up For New ETF
March 26, 2015--The iShares Exponential Technologies ETF (XT) that launched this week is an unusual collaboration between a noted financial advisor, a respected financial research firm and the global leader in exchange-traded funds.
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BNY Mellon-Consultant 360-Volume I 2015
March 26, 2015--The BNY Mellon-Consultant 360-Volume I 2015 is now available.
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Global X Funds Announces Index Change For Its MLP ETF
March 26, 2015--Global X Funds, the New York based provider of exchange traded funds (ETFs), has announced that after the close of trading on March 31, 2015, the Global X MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: MLPA) will begin tracking the Solactive MLP Infrastructure Index.
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Direxion files with the SEC
March 26, 2015--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Update:
For the week of March 16-March 20The Fed Loses Patience
Macro
March 26, 2015-The Federal Reserve Bank apparently figured out how to remove the word "patient" from its guidance without triggering..
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