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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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
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SEC Staff Publishes Report on Access to Capital and Market Liquidity
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for July 2017
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IEX overcomes further hurdle in listings venue push
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Horizons ETFs Management (US) LLC. Announces ETF Closure
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review-Still No Volatility
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BlackRock, Vanguard Say Bond Market's Got This Trade All Wrong
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Vanguard welcomes fee wars with rivals Fidelity and BlackRock
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ETF Securities-Precious Metals Monitor--July 2017
August 4, 2017--Key Highlights
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Nikko Asset Management takes 15% stake in ETF boutique ARK Investment Management
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WisdomTree Cross-Lists 3 Additional UCITS ETFs in Mexico
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CBOE Holdings Reports July 2017 Trading Volume
August 3, 2017--CBOE Holdings, Inc. (BATS: CBOE|NASDAQ: CBOE) today reported July monthly trading volume and average revenue per contract (RPC)/net revenue capture data at www.cboe.com/monthlyvolrpc.
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Guggenheim files with the SEC-S&P BSE ETFs
August 3, 2017--Guggenheim has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Guggenheim S&P BSE MidCap Select India ETF
Guggenheim S&P BSE SENSEX India ETF.
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Fund of Funds Investor Loses Appeal on Excessive Fee Case-Investment Management Update
August 2, 2017--On July 24, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a district court's finding that a shareholder in a mutual fund operating as a fund of funds does not have standing to sue the fund's investment adviser under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for fees charged by the underlying funds owned by the fund of funds.
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Transamerica Debuts DeltaShares, a New Suite of Strategic Beta ETFs Designed to Help Investors Manage Risk and Achieve Long-Term Goals
August 2, 2017--Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. today launched the DeltaShares by Transamerica suite of strategic beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The DeltaShares suite includes four ETFs designed to provide core equity strategies with an embedded risk-management feature.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
August 2, 2017--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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U.S. commodity funds post biggest outflows of 2017-ICI
August 2, 2017--U.S.-based commodities funds posted the largest withdrawals of 2017, bleeding $1.2 billion during the latest week and sending a contrarian signal to rising oil and gold markets, Investment Company Institute (ICI) data showed on Wednesday.
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Box Options wins approval to put humans on trading floor
Score one for the humans.
August 2, 2017--Box Options Exchange, an all-electronic equity options market, has won regulatory approval to set up an open-outcry exchange in Chicago in stark contrast to the trend that has sent most trades to computer screens.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
August 2, 2017--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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First Trust file with the SEC-First Trust Nasdaq ETFs
August 2, 2017--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Registration Statement relates to the First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF, First Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF, First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF, First Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF, First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF, First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF and First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF
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First Trust files with the SEC-First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF
August 2, 2017--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF.
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Bats Welcomes 30 iShares Funds to the Bats ETF Marketplace
August 2, 2017--Bats, a CBOE Holdings, Inc. company, and a leading market for exchange-traded product (ETP) trading globally, today welcomed thirty iShares funds to the Bats ETF Marketplace, the largest single transfer the exchange has handled.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-AlphaMark Actively Managed Small Cap ETF
August 2, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the AlphaMark Actively Managed Small Cap ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-AlphaClone ETFs
August 2, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC-AlphaClone ETFs.
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CBOE and Gemini Enter Into Exclusive Global License Agreement to Use Bitcoin Market Data
August 2, 2017--Multi-year license will allow both firms to explore bitcoin derivatives opportunities
Pending regulatory review, the collaboration begins with plans to launch cash-settled bitcoin futures on CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) in the fourth quarter of 2017 or early 2018
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IMF Working paper-When Gambling for Resurrection is Too Risky
August 1, 2017--Summary:
Rather than taking on more risk, US insurers hit hard by the crisis pulled back from risk taking, relative to insurers not hit as hard by the crisis. Capital requirements alone do not explain this risk reduction: insurers hit hard reduced risk within assets with identical regulatory treatment.
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ULTUMUS ETF Green Book-US Market Summary
August 1, 2017--Summary
At the 27th of July 2017 there were 1,837 US ETFs with assets of US$ $ 2,979.63 Bn a shade below the magical US$ 3 Tn mark.
Assets in ETFs have increased by US$ 67Bn since the 30th June 2017.
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Horizons DAX Germany ETF slashes fees by over 50 per cent
August 1, 2017--Horizons ETFs Management (US) LLC ("Horizons US"), announced a reduced expense ratio for the Horizons DAX Germany ETF (Nasdaq: DAX) ("the fund"), from .45 percent to .20 percent.
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ProShares Announces Changes to ETF Lineup
August 1, 2017-- ProShares announced that it plans to close and liquidate the following ETFs:
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The Forum at ETF Research Center-The Forum at August 2017 Sector SPDR Analyzer
August 1, 2017--The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for August 2017 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 10 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares U.S. Dividend and Buyback ETF
August 1, 2017--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares U.S. Dividend and Buyback ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
August 1, 2017--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF.
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Impact Shares Secures Funding from Rockefeller Foundation
August 1, 2017--Philanthropic Organization Backs First Nonprofit ETF Platform's ESG Mission
-Impact Shares, the first and only nonprofit exchange-traded fund (ETF) platform, has secured a $300,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to partner with other leading nonprofits to launch focused social issue investment products.
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Rockefeller Foundation Backs Nonprofit ETF Startup
August 1, 2017-- The Rockefeller Foundation is helping to finance a startup hoping to build exchange-traded funds for nonprofit organizations and direct the profits back to their causes, officials from the group said with a plan to announce the initiative later on Tuesday.
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BMO Canadian ETF Dashboard-as of July 31, 2017
July 31, 2017--Monthly Summary
International Equity, Financial Services Equity and Canadian Fixed Income Drive Growth in July
For the month of July, Canadian ETF industry assets under management stood at $130.5 billion, a decrease of $348 million, or -0.3%, over the previous month.
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Advisors Lead Race To Bottom In Fund Expenses
July 31, 2017--Advisors gave a boost to active mutual funds in the first half of 2017-as long as the management came at a reasonable price.
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Pacer ETFs Breaks Into Institutional Market Using Citi Indices
July 31, 2017--Pacer ETFs, a seven-time award winning1 passive rules-based ETF issuer, is pleased to announce their agreement with Citi to license Citi's proprietary indices for use in Pacer's exchange traded funds.
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Redwood Asset Management Launches U.S.-Dollar ETF Units of the Redwood U.S. Preferred Share Fund
July 31, 2017--Redwood Asset Management Inc. ("Redwood") is pleased to announce the listing of U.S.-dollar-denominated ETF units ("Units") of the Redwood U.S. Preferred Share Fund (RPU, RPU.B and now RPU.U).
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares Income Builder Portfolio
July 31, 2017--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares Income Builder Portfolio.
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Northern Lights Fund Trust IV files with the SEC-Sage ESG Intermediate Credit Bonds ETF
July 31, 2017--Northern Lights Fund Trust IV has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Sage ESG Intermediate Credit Bonds ETF.
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DBX ETF files with the SEC-Deutsche X-trackers Low Beta High Yield Bond ETF
July 31, 2017-DBX ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Deutsche X-trackers Low Beta High Yield Bond ETF.
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AdvisorShares files with the SEC-AdvisorShares Vice ETF
July 31, 2017--AdvisorShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the AdvisorShares Vice ETF.
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Blue Tractor ETF Trust files with the SEC
July 31, 2017--Blue Tractor ETF Trust has filed a third amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Elkhorn ETF files with the SEC
July 31, 2017--Elkhorn has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Elkhorn Commodity Rotation Strategy ETF
Elkhorn Fundamental Commodity Strategy ETF
and Elkhorn S&P High Quality Preferred ETF.
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The Forum at ETF Research Center-Replacing Delisted SPDR ETFs
July 31, 2017--One of the frustrating aspects of ETF investing is seeing a fund you own liquidated. The biggest disadvantage when this happens is the forced sale may result in an unexpected tax bill for any capital gains.
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review-VIX Below 9?
July 31, 2017--Highlights of the Week Ending 7/28/2017
Macro
The broad equity market had something of a dispersion last week. The volatility was subdued as the S&P 500 fell two basis points after making a new high earlier in the week, the NASDAQ was down 0.21% and the Russell 2000 gave up 0.44%.
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ROBO Global Adds Seasoned Robotics & Automation Analyst to Team
July 30, 2017--ROBO Global, creator of the first benchmark index tracking the global robotics and automation market, welcomes the addition of experienced industrial, robotics and automation analyst Jeremie Capron, CFA, as Managing Partner and Director of Research.
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CBOE Holdings Declares Increased Third-Quarter 2017 Dividend
July 28, 2017--Quarterly Cash Dividend Increased to $0.27
7th Consecutive Year CBOE Holdings Increased Dividend CBOE Holdings, Inc. (BATS: CBOE| NASDAQ: CBOE) today announced its Board of Directors declared an increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.27 per share of common stock for the third quarter of 2017, representing an 8 percent increase compared with the prior quarter's dividend of $0.25 per share.
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ETF Managers Group Announces Fund Name and Index Provider Changes
July 28, 2017--ETF Managers Group LLC ("ETFMG") is renaming six ETFs within the ETF Managers Series Trust. On August 1, 2017, the resulting name changes are as follows: Former Name: PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF
New Name: ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF
Ticker: HACK
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ETF Managers Trust files with the SEC-PureFunds & ISE Fund Changes
July 28, 2017--ETF Managers Trust has filed a supplement to a summary prospectus with the SEC. This Notice Regards Changes to the Name,Underlying Index, Investment Objective, and Principal Investment Strategy of the PureFunds ETFs and ISE Indexes.
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Exchange Traded Concepts files with the SEC- REX Gold Hedged S&P 500 ETF
July 28, 2017--Exchange Traded Concepts has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the REX Gold Hedged S&P 500 ETF.
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Exchange Traded Concepts files with the SEC-REX VolMAXXTM
July 28, 2017--Exchange Traded Concepts has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
REX VolMAXXTM LONG VIX WEEKLY FUTURES STRATEGY ETF
REX VolMAXXTM SHORT VIX WEEKLY FUTURES STRATEGY ETF.
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First Trust files with the SEC-First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF
July 28, 2017--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF.
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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada reach a new record of 101 billion US dollars at the end of first half of 2017
July 28, 2017--ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada reached a new record of US$101 Bn at the end of first half of 2017, according to ETFGI's June 2017 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.
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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reach a new record of US$2.973 trillion at the end of first half of 2017
July 28, 2017--ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record of US$2.973 trillion at the end of first half of 2017, according to ETFGI's June 2017 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.
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Canadian Securities Regulators Publish Final Amendments to Custody and Other Requirements for Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers
July 27, 2017--The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published final amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (NI 31-103) and National Instrument 33-109 Registration Information.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree CBOE Russell 2000 PutWrite Strategy Fund
July 27, 2017--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree CBOE Russell 2000 PutWrite Strategy Fund.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-AAM S&P ETFs
July 27, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the AAM S&P 500 Sector High Dividend ETF
AAM S&P Emerging Markets Sector High Dividend ETF.
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Validea Capital Management files with the SEC
July 27, 2018--Validea Capital Management has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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IMF-Ten Ways to Expand U.S. Growth
July 27, 2017--With the economy at full employment, the United States will need to gradually remove both fiscal and monetary support, while intensifying efforts to address multiple constraints on its medium-term growth prospects, the IMF says in its latest economic report.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
July 27, 2017--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF.
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OECD-Argentina: Further reforms are needed to boost sustainable and inclusive growth
July 27, 2017--Argentina is making progress in its path to advance its growth agenda. The first OECD Multi-dimensional Economic Survey of Argentina underlines the achievements to date of the government's recent and comprehensive programme of macroeconomic and structural reforms.
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Research Affiliates-Cost and Capacity: Comparing Smart Beta Strategies
July 27, 2017--Key Points
Market impact trading costs arise from buying and selling securities at temporarily impacted prices during index rebalances.
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Research Affiliates-A Smart Beta for Sustainable Growth
July 27, 2017--Key Points
Traditional growth indices, designed as the inverse of value, have delivered negative excess returns and failed to provide faster growth in earnings per share (EPS).
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The Forum at ETF Research Center-New Heights: 2Q17 Results by Sector
July 27, 2017--Second quarter reports are shaping up surprisingly strong, and are at least partly to thank for the recent string of new market highs. With nearly half of S&P 500 constituents having reported second quarter 2017 results (and using consensus estimates for the remainder) it looks as if overall index earnings grew more than 10% year-on-year, or about $26 billion, to $280 billion.
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Canadian securities regulators publish guidance on conflict of interest transactions
July 27, 2017--The securities regulatory authorities in Ontario, Qu&?eacute;bec, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick (the participating jurisdictions) today published CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 61-302 Staff Review and Commentary on Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions.
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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
July 26, 2017--Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year.
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Betterment Adds More Human Advice to Its Robo Services
July 26, 2017--Automated-investing firm streamlines offering, cuts some prices
A company founded on the idea of managing money for individuals based on algorithms is adding more advice from humans.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-AlphaMark Actively Managed Small Cap ETF
July 26, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the AlphaMark Actively Managed Small Cap ETF.
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WisdomTree Model Portfolios Now Available Through Envestnet Wealth Management Platform
July 25, 2017--WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF), an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor and asset manager driven by research and technology, today announced WisdomTree's model portfolios will now be available on the Envestnet Wealth Management platform.
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Horizons Nasdaq 100 Covered Call ETF (QYLD) Crosses $100 Million Threshold
July 25, 2017--Horizons (US) flagship buy-write fund delivered high-quality strategy and income at low cost.
Horizons ETFs Management (US) LLC ("Horizons US"), announced that its flagship fund, the Horizons Nasdaq 100 Covered Call ETF (ticker: QYLD) ("the fund"), surpassed $100 million in assets.
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The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) Welcomes 14 New ETPs in the Second Quarter of 2017
July 25, 2017--Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ), the single largest U.S. equity exchange by market share, announced 14 new exchange-traded product (ETP) listings from five issuers during the second quarter of 2017.
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Latest Outlook for The Americas: Back on Cruise Control, But Stuck in Low Gear
July 25, 2017--After disappointing growth over the past few years, economic activity in Latin America remains on track to recover gradually in 2017-18 as recessions in a few countries-notably Argentina and Brazil-are coming to an end. Our latest projections show the region growing by 1 percent in 2017 and 1.9 percent in 2018.
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ROBO GLOBAL(R) Q2 2017 ROBOTICS QUARTERLY REVIEW
July 25, 2017--RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR ROBO
The equity market has been resilient in the face of the realization that perhaps no fiscal stimulus is forthcoming this year.
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ProShares Launches First U.S. Equity ETF Specifically Designed to Outperform in a Rising Rate Environment
July 25, 2017--ProShares, a premier provider of ETFs, announced today the launch of ProShares Equities for Rising Rates ETF (EQRR), the first U.S. equity ETF specifically designed to outperform traditional large-cap indexes, such as the S&P 500,in a rising interest rate environment.
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Transamerica files with the SEC-DeltaShares ETFs
July 25, 2017--Transamerica has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
DeltaShares S&P 500 Managed Risk ETF
DeltaShares S&P 400 Managed Risk ETF
DeltaShares S&P 600 Managed Risk ETF
DeltaShares S&P International Managed Risk ETF
DeltaShares S&P Emerging Plus & Managed Risk ETF.
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SEC Issues Investigative Report Concluding DAO Tokens, a Digital Asset, Were Securities
July 25, 2017--U.S. Securities Laws May Apply to Offers, Sales, and Trading of Interests in Virtual Organizations
The Securities and Exchange Commission issued an investigative report today cautioning market participants that offers and sales of digital assets by "virtual" organizations are subject to the requirements of the federal securities laws.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-AlphaClone ETFs
July 25, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for
the AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF
) AlphaClone International ETF
AlphaClone Small Cap ETF
AlphaClone Activist Manager ETF
AlphaClone Value Manager ETF.
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BNY Mellon DR Index Monthly Performance-June 2017
July 25, 2017--The BNY Mellon DR Index Monthly Performance report is now available.
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XTF ETF Fund Stats Top 5 ETFs Funds weeke ending July 21, 2017
July 25, 2017--The XTF ETF Fund Stats for the top 5 ETFs ending the week of July 21, 2017 is now available for viewing.
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Natixis and Nasdaq announce exclusive licensing partnership
July 24, 2017--New Index aims to reduce market capitalization biases. NASDAQ-100 Target 25 Excess Return Index will be used as an underlying index for structured solutions.
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LedgerX gets U.S. approval for derivatives on digital currencies
July 24, 2017--The U.S. Commodity Futures Commission said on Monday it has granted New York-based LedgerX, a bitcoin options exchange, the first license to clear and settle derivative contracts for digital currencies.
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Exclusive: Goldman Sachs retreats from ETF lead market making
July 24, 2017--Goldman Sachs Group Inc is pulling back substantially from trading that helps backstop the fast-growing use of U.S. exchange-traded funds, giving smaller firms an opportunity to grab market share.
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iSHares(R) files with the SEC-iShares(R) Commodity Optimized Trust
July 24, 2017--iShares(R) has filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the iShares® Commodity Optimized Trust (formerly known as the iShares Dow Jones-UBS Roll Select Commodity Index Trust).
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NYSE American Opens to Take on Upstart Exchange IEX
July 24, 2017--Overhauls smallest market with speed bump it once questioned
IEX opened a year ago after battle with rivals including NYSE
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review-Markets Continue To Melt (higher!)
July 24, 2017--Highlights of the Prior Week Ending 7/21/2017
Macro
The Bank of Japan (the central bank) left rates on hold at -0.1% and also revised its timetable for achieving 2% inflation to 2020.
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First Trust files with the SEC-First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF
July 24, 2017--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-Reverse Cap Weighted U.S. Large Cap ETF
July 24, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective mendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Reverse Cap Weighted U.S. Large Cap ETF.
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Announcing the First U.S. Federally Regulated Exchange and Clearing House for Digital Currency Derivatives
July 24, 2017--LedgerX Receives U.S. Federal Government License to Trade, Clear and Settle Digital Currency Contracts
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