iShares And First Trust Launch Batch Of New ETFs-continued

February 22, 2012--iShares, the world's largest ETF family, has spawned the first sector-specific bond ETFs:
1. iShares Financial Sector Bond Fund (MONY)
2. iShares Industrials Sector Bond Fund
3. iShares Utilities Sector Bond Fund

Those hold bonds issued by financial, industrial and utilities companies.

The average coupon in the MONY index is 5.3% with an average maturity of eight years.

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Source: Investors.com


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CIBC's commission cut raises ETF market temperature
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KraneShares files with the SEC
February 9, 2015--KraneSHares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This post-effective Amendment No. 87 relates to the KraneShares FTSE Emerging Markets Plus ETF.
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ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada gathered net inflows of US$400 million in January 2015, according to ETFGI
February 9, 2015--ETFGI's new research finds ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada gathered net inflows of US$400 Mn in January.
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Fixed income and commodity ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States have best start to the year on record, according to ETFGI
February 9, 2015 ó ETFGI's new research finds ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States suffered net outflows of US$4.0 Bn in January, with a record $17.0 Bn net outflows from equities overshadowing the best ever start of the year for fixed income and commodity products, which gathered net inflows of US$7.5 Bn and US$4.1 Bn respectively.
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BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance Update-January 2014
February 9, 2015--The BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance Update is now available.
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Currency-hedged ETFs in vogue as investors clamor for more
February 8, 2015--U.S. investors spooked by wild swings in the foreign exchange market are piling into exchange-traded funds that strip out the local currency on their international equity portfolios, making them one of the most sought-after financial products in 2015.
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Gross Owns Majority of Janus Fund Through Two Brokerages
February 6, 2015--Bill Gross and his family own more than half of the bond fund he runs on behalf of Janus Capital Group Inc., after acquiring their shares through brokerage accounts at Morgan Stanley and Charles Schwab Corp.
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for January 2015
February 6, 2015--The federal government ran a budget deficit of $195 billion for the first four months of fiscal year 2015, CBO estimates-$12 billion more than the shortfall recorded in the same span last year. Revenues and outlays were both 8 percent higher than they were at this time a year ago.
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ETFis files with the SEC-InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF
February 6, 2015--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
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Principal Financial Group files with the SEC
February 6, 2015--Principal Financial Group has filed a registrations statement with the SEC for the Principal EDGE Active Income ETF, a actively-managed ETF.
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Arrow files with the SEC
February 6, 2015--Arrow has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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ICE commits to NYSE for at least 2 years
January 6, 2015--The owner of the New York Stock Exchange has indicated it will give the institution at least two years to deliver better performance, batting down speculation its recently acquired bourse was for sale.
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Fidelity files with the SEC
February 6, 2015--Fidelity has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
February 6, 2015--The current reports for the week of February 3, 2015 are now available.
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State Street files with the SEC
February 5, 2015-State Street has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Short Term Emerging Markets Bond ETF.
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Fidelity Investments(R) Expands Commission-Freei Passive Sector ETFs with Launch of Real Estate ETF
Low-Cost Sector ETF Lineup Surpasses $2.2 Billion in Assets; New ETF Expands Passive Mutual Fund and ETF Product Offering for Investors and Advisors
February 5, 2015--Fidelity Investments(R), a pioneer in sector investing and the second largest passive mutual fund manager, today announced it expanded its passive sector ETF product lineup with the launch of Fidelity(R) MSCI Real Estate Index ETF (FREL).
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ProShares Expands Dividend Growers Suite of ETFs
REGL and SMDV First to Focus on S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 2000 Dividend Growth Companies
February 5, 2015--ProShares, a premier provider of alternative ETFs, today launched two new ETFs, each investing in the best dividend growers of a major equity index.
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NASDAQ Monthly Index report
February 5, 2015--NASDAQ Monthly Index report is now available.
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PEK and RSXJ Market Vectors ETFs Offered to Qualified Investors in Mexico
February 5, 2015--Market Vectors ETFs, one of the largest ETP families in the U.S and worldwide, announced today that it has added two additional NYSE Arca-traded ETFs to the growing list of depository receipts based on Market Vectors ETFs currently available to Qualified Investors in Mexico.
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Update:2015 Picks Up Where 2014 Left Off
February 5, 2015--Macro
The first month of 2015 is now in the books and most market participants are probably glad to see it go. The magnitude of all the market drivers in December seemed to increase in January.
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State Street Global Advisors Unveils SPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETF
SPYB Provides Investors Precise Exposure To Stocks With The Highest Buyback Ratios In The S&P 500
February 5, 2015--State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), today announced that the SPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETF (Symbol SPYB) began trading on the NYSE Arca on February 5, 2015.
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BlackRock appoints new head of U.S. iShares ETF business
February 5, 2015--BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, has named a new head to lead its iShares exchange-traded funds business in the United States as it looks to bulk up its biggest market.
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Altavista-Sector SPDR Analyzer + Equal Sector Weight ETF-February 2015
February 5, 2015--The monthly update on each of the nine Select Sector SPDRs plus the ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF is now available.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares MSCI International Small-Cap Multi-Factor ETF
February 4, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI International Small-Cap Multi-Factor ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares MSCI International Multi-Factor ETF?
February 4, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI International Multi-Factor ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares iBonds Sep 2022 AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF
February 4, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
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iShares files with the SEC
February 4, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI Emerging Multi-Factor ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
February 4, 2015--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC fo the AlphaMark Actively Managed Small Cap ETF.
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UBS ETRACS Launches 2x Leveraged US Small Cap High Dividend ETN Offering Significant Monthly Income Potential
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US Small Cap High Dividend ETN
February 4, 2015--UBS Investment Bank announced that today is the first day of trading on the NYSE Arca(R) for the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US Small Cap High Dividend ETN (NYSE Arca(R):SMHD).
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American Funds to get approval to offer ETFs
Massive mutual fund operation could come storming into a popular investment product
February 4, 2015--In a move that could pave the way to a new order in the fund industry, securities regulators plan to approve a proposal by American Funds, the third-largest mutual fund brand, to offer ETFs for the first time.
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BMO gold product takes aim at ETF market
Its new product allows investors to buy and sell shares that are backed by physical bullion stored in Canada.
February 4, 2015--Bank of Montreal has launched a new way for investors to buy physical gold, offering greater security than private storage while going head to head with the $60 billion exchange-traded fund industry.
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Advisers Can Avoid Costly ETF-Trading Missteps
Advisers should know an ETF's average daily trading volume, liquidity and bid-ask spread
February 4, 2015-Exchange-traded funds continue to gain in popularity among financial advisers, but some fall into trading traps that can add unnecessary expense for their clients.
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The Fiscal Multiplier and Economic Policy Analysis in the United States: Working Paper 2015-02
February 3, 3015--The recession from 2007 to 2009 sparked wide interest in the economic effects of fiscal policy. That interest is reflected in an ongoing debate over the size of the fiscal multiplier.
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Canada: Oil Price Drop Weighs on Growth
February 3, 2015--Growth solid but unbalanced
Low oil prices weigh on growth, as energy investment suffers
Monetary policy accommodation, neutral federal fiscal stance appropriate
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Gabelli to adopt Eaton Vance's new breed of exchang--traded funds
February 3, 2015--Gamco Investors Inc, the asset manager headed by Mario Gabelli, said on Tuesday it plans to adopt Eaton Vance Corp's new breed of active exchange-traded funds that can keep their holdings under wraps for months at a time.
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State Street files with the SEC
February 3, 2015--State Street has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SPDR(R) S&P 500 Buyback ETF
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Fed's Bullard Calls For Breaking Up Nationís Biggest Banks
February 3, 2015--Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard warned Tuesday regulatory changes havenít solved the too-big-to-fail problem in banking, adding that he'd support a break-up of the biggest banks in the U.S.
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GAMCO Investors, Inc. Announces Initiative to Launch NextSharesTM Exchange-Traded Managed Funds
February 3, 2015--GAMCO Investors, Inc. ("GAMCO") today announced that it has entered into a preliminary agreement with Navigate Fund Solutions LLC ("Navigate"), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV), to support the launch by GAMCO of a family of NextSharesTM exchange-traded managed funds.
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EGA Emerging Global Shares files with the SEC
February 2, 2015--EGA Emerging Global Shares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
EGA Beyond BRICs'Opportunities Fund
EGA Emerging Markets Consumer Fund
EGA Emerging Markets Core Fund.
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ISE Holdings Reports Business Activity for January 2015
February 2, 2015--ISE and ISE Gemini combined represent 13.6% of equity options market share, excluding dividend trades.
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Why advisers are worried about eMoney's acquisition by Fidelity
Purchase of popular software company causes advisers to wonder whether integration with other custodians will suffer
February 2, 2015--Financial advisers using eMoney Advisor were startled Monday to learn that the firm they relied on for software to create financial plans for clients would now be mostly owned by Fidelity Investments.
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BlackRock Adds Four iShares Core Allocation ETFs for Buy-and-Hold Investors
Offers Investors a Simple Way to Build a Diversified Core Portfolio with a Single ETF
February 2, 2015--BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has expanded its iShares Core exchange traded fund offering for buy-and-hold investors to include four iShares Core Allocations ETFs.
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State Street cuts fees on 41 ETFs as price competition heats up
February 2, 2015--State Street Corp said on Tuesday it has slashed management fees on 41 of its SPDR exchange-traded funds, joining major ETF providers BlackRock Inc and Vanguard in their efforts to lower fees as price competition heats up.
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CBOE Holdings Reports January 2015 Trading Volume
ADV of 5.4 Million Contacts Up 5% Over December
CBOE, C2 and CFE ADV Increase From Previous Month
Total Volume of 107.2 Million Contracts Traded
February 2, 2015--CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) reported today that average daily volume (ADV) during January for options contracts on Chicago Board Options Exchange(R) (CBOE(R)) and C2 Options ExchangeSM (C2SM) and futures contracts
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Neuberger Berman eyes future of active ETFs
February 2, 2015--Four years after requesting approval to launch active transparent exchange-traded funds, Neuberger Berman is seeking a different type of exchange-traded product
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US ETF Weekly Update
February 2, 2015--
Weekly Flows: $1.5 Billion Net Inflows
Second Consecutive Week of Net Inflows
High-conviction ETF Recommendations Slide
ETF Assets Stand at $2.0 Trillion
Two ETF Launches Last Week
AdvisorShares Closes Two ETFs
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Happy anniversary-but challenges lie ahead
The ETF industry faces hurdles that must be overcome if expected growth is to be achieved
February 1, 2015-- Many will be surprised to learn that exchange traded funds will turn 25 on March 9.
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