"Unreasonably Feeble"-continued

Opening Statement of Commissioner Scott D. O'Malia Regarding Open Meeting on One Final Rule and One Proposed Rule1
February 23, 2012--Introduction
The latest issue of The Economist features an article titled "Over-regulated America"2 that features as its archetype for excessive and badly-written regulation our own Dodd-Frank Act.
The problem, the article points out, is that rules that sound reasonable on their own may impose a huge collective burden due, in part, to their complexity. Part of the problem is that we, as The Economist points out, are under the impression that we can anticipate and regulate for every eventuality. In our hubris, The Economist warns, our overreaching tends to defeat our good intentions and creates loopholes and perhaps unintentional safe-harbors, leaving our rules ineffectual and subject to abuse. The solution The Economist offers isn’t so unfamiliar, at least to this Commissioner. It is rather simple. It is just that: Rules need to be simple. Echoing President Obama’s 2011 Executive Order 13563 “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review”3 (which applies equally to independent federal agencies such as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “Commission” or “CFTC”) per a subsequent Executive Order4), The Economist advises that we ought to cut out the verbiage and focus on writing rules that articulate broad goals and prescribe only what is strictly necessary to achieve them.

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American ETP News
CFTC Issues Proposed Rule on Cross-Border Margin
June 29, 2015--The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) today voted unanimously to propose a rule that would apply the Commission's margin requirements for uncleared swaps in the context of cross-border transactions (Proposed Rule).
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OCC Reports First Quarter Bank Trading Revenue of $7.7 Billion
June 29, 2015--Insured U.S. commercial banks and savings institutions reported trading revenue of $7.7 billion in the first quarter of 2015, $3.2 billion higher (72 percent) than in the fourth quarter, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported today in the OCC's Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities.
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Exchange Traded Concepts files with the SEC
June 29, 2015--Exchange Traded Concepts has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the ROBO-STOXTM Global Robotics and Automation Index ETF.
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Exchange Listed Funds files with the SEC
June 29, 2015--Exchange Listed Funds has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Horizons S&P 500(R) Covered Call ETF/Ticker Symbol: HSPX
Horizons S&P Energy Select Sector Covered Call ETF/Ticker Symbol: HENG.
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Cambria files with the SEC
June 29, 2015--Cambria has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Prospectus provides important information about the Cambria Emerging Shareholder Yield ETF and Cambria Value and Momentum ETF.
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DBX files with the SEC
June 29, 2015--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI [Latin America Pacific Alliance] ETF.
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BetaClone Advisers files with the SEC
June 29, 2015--BetaClone Advisers has filed a amended registration statement with the SEC for the BetaClone Buyback Index Fund.
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Nile Capital files with the SEC
June 29, 2015--Nile Capital has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC for the exchange-traded managed funds (ETMF).
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BetaClone Advisers files with the SEC
June 29, 2015--BetaClone Advisers has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Alps files with the SEC
June 29, 2015--Alps has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
ALPS Sector Leaders ETF
ALPS Sector Low Volatility ETF.
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CFTCCommitments Of Traders Reports Update
June 26, 2015--The current reports for the week of June 23, 2015 are now available.
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Global X files with the SEC-
June 26, 2015--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Global X High Quality Dividend Yield Index ETF
Global X International High Quality Dividend Yield Index ETF.
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Global X files with the SEC-S&P 500(R) Catholic Values Custom ETF
June 26, 2015--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Global X S&P 500(R) Catholic Values Custom ETF.
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Alps files with the SEC
June 26, 2015--Alps has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the ALPS Enhanced Put Write Strategy ETF.
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Van Eck files with the SEC
June 26, 2015--Van Eck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to the following series of the Registrant: Market Vectors Global Spin-Off ETF.
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BlackRock to Jettison 18 ETFs; Mostly Niche International Funds Affected
June 26, 2015--lackRock (BLK), the largest provider of exchange-traded funds, announced it will close 18 iShares products, mostly those offering niche exposures to international stocks.
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Renaissance Capital's-IPO Calendar Week of 06/29/15
June 26, 2015--The Renaissance Capital's-IPO Calendar Week of 06/29/15 is available.
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ETF firms reach out as fees rules arrive
June 26, 2015--Canada's financial advisers are bracing for some tough conversations with clients later this year when regulatory changes requiring greater fee transparency take effect, but the country's exchange-traded fund industry is highly motivated to help make those chats go smoothly.
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Morningstar Introduces Active/Passive Barometer to Measure Relative Performance of Active Fund Managers against Passive Peers
June 25, 2015--Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today introduced an Active/Passive Barometer to help investors measure the relative performance of active U.S. fund managers against passive U.S. funds within their respective Morningstar categories.
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First Trust files with the SEC
June 25, 2015--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF.
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ProShares Launches Currency Hedged Europe and Japan ETFs
Expenses are half of those of similar ETFs
June 25, 2015--ProShares, a premier provider of alternative ETFs, today announced the launch of two currency hedged equity ETFs: ProShares Hedged FTSE Europe ETF (HGEU) and ProShares Hedged FTSE Japan ETF (HGJP). Both are listed on NYSE Arca.
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Victory NextShares Trust files with the SEC
June 25, 2015--Victory NextShares Trust has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC-applicants request that the relief apply to the exchange-traded managed funds (ETMF).
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Hull Tactical Asset Allocation Launches its First ETF Product
Hull Tactical US ETF, an actively managed product providing risk-adjusted equity exposure, now on the market-
June 25, 2015--Hull Tactical Asset Allocation, LLC ("HTAA"), announces the launch of the Hull Tactical US ETF ("HTUS"), an actively managed exchange traded fund ("ETF") designed by industry veteran Blair Hull.
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Update
For the week of June 15-June 19
June 25, 2015--Last Week; Where Do We Even Start?
Macro
Last week was challenging in markets for the large decline in China and the latest twists and turns in the Greek Tragedy and it was also challenging outside of markets for the senseless killing of nine parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Senate panel offering no money for DOL fiduciary ru
June 25, 2015--A Senate Appropriations Committee budget bill approved Thursday doesn't allow any money for the Department of Labor to finalize its proposed fiduciary rule.
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Worried About Debt-Market Liquidity? Sell Those Bank Bonds
June 25, 2015--If rising interest rates prompt investors to flee debt markets, bank bonds could be the hardest hit among corporate securities, according to Bank of America Corp.
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CBO-China's Growing Energy Demand: Implications for the United States: Working Paper 2015-05
June 25, 2015--Growing rapidly in recent decades, China's demand for energy has nearly doubled since 2005-making China the world's largest consumer of energy. That growth and the energy policies that China pursues increase the level and possibly the volatility of some energy prices, reduce the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing firms in relation to Chinese firms but provide benefits for U.S. consumers, and increase greenhouse gas emissions.
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CFTC Swaps Report Update
June 24, 2015--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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OFR Financial Stability Update: Risks Remain Moderate
June 24, 2015--The U.S. Office of Financial Research released today an update to its assessment of threats to financial stability, concluding that overall risks to financial stability remain moderate.
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U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue VII Strategic Track Select Outcomes
June 24, 2015--On the occasion of the Strategic Economic Dialogue (S&ED) June 23-24, 2015, the United States and China agreed to, among other things:
Work together to achieve a successful global climate agreement: Building on the historic joint announcement on climate change by President Obama and President Xi last year, the United States and China renewed their resolve to achieve an ambitious global climate agreement in December in Paris.
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State Street files with the SEC-SPDR MSCI International Real Estate Currency Hedged ETF
June 24, 2015--State Street has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SPDR MSCI International Real Estate Currency Hedged ETF.
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PowerShares files with the SEC
June 24, 2015--PowerShares has filed a application a Order to Amend a Prior Order with the SEC.
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Vanguard files with the SEC
June 24, 2015--Vanguard has filed a second amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC-actively-managed ETFS.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund (HDWM)
June 24, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund (HDWM)
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund (PUTW)
June 24, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund (PUTW).
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WisdomTree files with the SEC
June 24, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Enhanced Yield Fund (AGGY).
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Pacer files with the SEC
June 24, 2015--Pacer has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Continues Expansion of Exchange Traded Products Platform with Launch of JPN
June 24, 2015-Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) today announced the launch of Deutsche X-trackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF (Ticker: JPN).
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IMF Working paper--Avoiding Dark Corners, A Robust Monetary Policy
June 24, 2015--Summary
The Fed has taken several steps towards strengthening its monetary framework over the past several years. Those steps have supported the Fed's efforts to stimulate the economy through forward guidance despite being constrained by having policy rates at zero.
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Investors Prefer Flesh-and-Blood Advisors Over Robos 2 to 1: Survey
June 23, 2015--'Investors are telling us they truly value a personal relationship with an advisor, who also uses technology in a collaborative way,' says Mary Mack, president of Wells Fargo Advisors
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Charles Schwab Announces Availability of Institutional Intelligent Portfolios -Automated Investment Management Platform for Independent Registered Investment Advisors
June 23, 2015--Today Charles Schwab announced the launch of Institutional Intelligent Portfolios(TM)--an automated investment management platform designed specifically for RIAs and sponsored by Schwab Wealth Investment Advisory, Inc.
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Exchange Listed Funds Trust files with the SEC
June 23, 2015--Exchange Listed Funds Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Post-Effective Amendment No. 17 relates solely to the GaveKal Knowledge Leaders Emerging Markets ETF and GaveKal Knowledge Leaders Developed World ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares MSCI International Developed Size Factor ETF
June 23, 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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iShares files with the SEC-iShares MSCI International Developed Value Factor ETF
June 23, 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-iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF
June 23, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Interest Rate Hedged Emerging Markets Bond ETF
June 23, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Interest Rate Hedged Emerging Markets Bond ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC
June 23, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Interest Rate Hedged 10+ Year Credit Bond ETF.
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S&P 500 Equal Weight Real Estate Index Launched by S&P Dow Jones Indices
June 23, 2015--Recognizing the growing importance of real estate to investors, S&P Dow Jones Indices ("S&P DJI") announced today the launch of the S&P 500(R) Equal Weight Real Estate Index, which equally weights the index constituents in the S&P 500 that are currently classified in the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS(R)) Real Estate Industry Group, excluding Mortgage REITs sub-industry.
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ProShares Expands Largest Lineup of Leveraged and Inverse ETFs
Six new ETFs offer leveraged and inverse exposure to key industry sectors
June 23, 2015-ProShares, a premier provider of alternative ETFs, today announced the launch of six new geared ETFs. The new ETFs offer leveraged and inverse exposure to the biotechnology, homebuilding, and oil and gas exploration and production sectors.
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Wall Street watchdog homes in again on mutual fund overcharges
June 23, 2015--Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog is weighing fresh enforcement cases against brokerage firms alleged to have overcharged mutual fund investors, an official with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said on Tuesday.
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Binary options-AMF issues new warning
June 23, 2015--The Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF") is reminding Québec consumers to be cautious about schemes by unregistered foreign companies encouraging them to invest in binary options via on-line trading platforms.
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Nasdaq Lists Two New ProShares ETFs
Expands World's Largest Lineup of Geared ETFs
Offers Leveraged and Inverse Exposure to Biotech Companies
June 23, 2015--Today Nasdaq announced that ProShares will list two new exchange-traded funds (ETFs), UltraPro Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (Symbol: UBIO) and UltraPro Short Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (Symbol: ZBIO), which will both begin trading today, June 23, 2015.
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Van Eck Global Marks the Three-Year Anniversary and 5-Star Ratings of Its High Yield Bond ETFs
June 22, 2015--Van Eck Global today marked three years of live trading for three of its fixed income ETFs: Market Vectors(R) Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: ANGL), Market Vectors(R) International High Yield Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: IHY) and Market Vectors(R)Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: HYEM).
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RBS To Redeem 13 Exchange Traded Notes
June 22, 2015--The Royal Bank of Scotland plc ("RBS plc") announced today that it has elected to redeem the following exchange traded notes (the "ETNs") on or about July 7, 2015:
RBS Global Big Pharma Exchange Traded Notes (ticker: DRGS)
RBS US Large Cap Alternator Exchange Traded Notes(TM) (ticker: ALTL)
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Greg Ehret Named President of State Street Global Advisors
June 22, 2015--State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation today announced that Greg Ehret, age 45, has been named president.
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KBW Downgrades Wisdom Tree; Still Sees Firm as Long-Term ETF Pure Play
June 22, 2015--The folks at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods are ratcheting back their ratings on Wisdom Tree Investments (WETF) but still sees the stock as a long-term pure play in the ETF industry.
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iShares files with the SEC
June 22, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effecetive amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF.
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Van Eck files with the SEC
June 22, 2015--Van Eck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Market Vectors Saudi Arabia ETF.
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F&C hires former iShares MD to spearhead ETF push
June 22, 2015--F&C has hired former iShares managing director Marc Knowles to head up its passives push as the group prepares to launch a trio of exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
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ProShares files with the SEC-ProShares Hedged FTSE Japan ETF
June 22, 2015--ProShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This post-effective amendment relates only to This post-effective amendment relates only to ProShares Hedged FTSE Japan ETF.
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ProShares files with the SEC-ProShares Hedged FTSE Europe ETF
June 22, 2015--ProShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This post-effective amendment relates only to ProShares Hedged FTSE Europe ETF.
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ProShares files with the SEC
June 22, 2015--ProShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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SEC Exams to Focus on Sales of Retirement Products
June 22, 2015--The SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, or OCIE, has launched a multi-year Retirement-Targeted Industry Reviews and Examinations (ReTIRE) Initiative.
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Voices: Valerie Chaille, on ETFs' Rising Popularity and Complexity
Survey: 80% of advisers now use ETFs, up from 40% in 2006
June 22, 2015--Voices is an occasional column that allows wealth managers to address issues of interest to the advisory community.
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CFTC's Division of Market Oversight Issues Updated Guidebook and Appendices for Part 20 Reports
June 22, 2015--The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (Commission) Division of Market Oversight today issued an updated Guidebook and Appendices for Part 20 Reports.
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Meet the New Bond Index That Will Mirror the S&P 500
June 19, 2015-S&P Dow Jones Indices, the company that produces the S&P 500 stock index as well as myriad other benchmarks, is planning to launch a bond index-the S&P 500 Bond Index
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Arrow files with the SEC
June 18, 2015--Arrow has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC
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Northern Trust files with the SEC
June 19, 2015--Northern Trust has filed a amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC-FlexShares Trust.
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FlexShares files with the SEC-FlexShares(R) US Quality Large Cap Index Fund
June 19, 2015--FlexShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the FlexShares(R) US Quality Large Cap Index Fund.
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FlexShares files with the SEC-FlexShares(R) Credit-Scored US Long Corporate Bond Index Fund
June 19, 2015--FlexShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the FlexShares(R) Credit-Scored US Long Corporate Bond Index.
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Credit Suisse AG Announces the Repurchase of its CSMN and CSMB ETNs
June 19, 2015--Credit Suisse AG announced today that it will repurchase at its option its Credit Suisse X-Links HOLT(TM) Market Neutral Global Equity ETNs ("CSMN") and Credit Suisse X-Links 2xLeveraged Merger Arbitrage ETNs ("CSMB").
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First Trust Canada launches Tactical Bond Index ETF
New ETF designed to perform across a variety of macroeconomic environments.
June 19, 2015--FT Portfolios Canada Co. ("First Trust Canada"), a privately owned company, is pleased to announce the launch of the First Trust Tactical Bond Index ETF which will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the ticker symbol FTB (TSX:FTB).
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Goldman Sachs Hires IShares Veteran Tony Kelly for ETF Business
June 19, 2015--Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which is looking to issue exchange-traded funds this year, hired BlackRock Inc. veteran Tony Kelly as head of product development for that unit.
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Canadian Securities Regulators Seek Comments on a Summary Disclosure Document and Delivery Regime for Exchange-Traded Mutual Funds
June 19, 2015--The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published for comment proposed amendments that will require exchange-traded mutual funds (ETFs) to produce and file a summary disclosure document called "ETF Facts."
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Robo-Investing Craze Pits Vanguard Against Fidelity
June 19, 2015--Barraged by investment firms eager to manage their life savings, many Americans are making their choice-for nobody.
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Renaissance Capital's-IPO Calendar Week of 06/22/15
June 19, 2015--The Renaissance Capital's-IPO Calendar Week of 06/22/15 is available.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
June 19, 2015--The current reports for the week of June 16, 2015 are now available.
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CBO-Budgetary and Economic Effects of Repealing the Affordable Care Act
June 19, 2015--Over the past several years, a number of proposals have been advanced for repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which became law in March 2010.
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Exchange Traded Concepts files with the SEC
June 18, 2015--Exchange Traded Concepts has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Post-Effective Amendment No. 130 relates solely to Hull Tactical US ETF.
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Principal Financial Group files with the SEC
June 18, 2015--The Principal Financial Group has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Principal EDGE Active Income ETF.
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Highland files with the SEC
June 18, 2015--HIGHLAND FUNDS I(formerly Pyxis Funds I) has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Highland files with the SEC
June 18, 2015--Highland Capital(formerly Pyxis Funds I) has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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The Principal Financial Group files with the SEC
June 18, 2015--The Principal Financial Group has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Principal EDGE Active Income ETF.
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ISE ETF Ventures Partner Product Crosses $1 Billion in AUM
ETF BASED ON ISE CYBER SECURITYTM INDEX TICKER (INDEX TICKER: HXR) FIRST TO ACHIEVE IMPORTANT MILESTONE
June 18, 2015--ISE ETF Ventures today announced that its partner firm PureFunds(R) has surpassed $1 billion in assets under management for its ETF that tracks the ISE Cyber Security IndexTM (index ticker: HXR).
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Legg Mason wants to build 'better', ETFs
June 18, 2015--Legg Mason Inc. has asked U.S. securities regulators for permission to build index-tracking ETFs, a first step toward building its own business after poaching two Vanguard executives.
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AdvisorShares-This Week in Active ETFs: More on Rates & Forensic Scrubbing of Earnings
June 18, 2015--For the week of June 8-June 12
Yes,Markets Were Actually Open Last Week
Macro
Although not truly market moving the most interesting story from last week may have been the announced resignation of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo with the reigns to be taken on an interim basis @jack who is the co-founder of Twitter.
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Wall St. watchdog, firms discuss corporate bond market
June 18, 2015--The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog, said on Thursday it met with other regulators and financial firms to discuss issues that pertain to the corporate bond market.
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Merk Insight: Stop the Fed!?
June 17, 2015--We are concerned the Fed causes both economic and political stability to deteriorate. And, no, this is not about discouraging the Fed to hike rates.
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Legg Mason files with the SEC
June 17, 2015--Legg Mason has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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SEC to Formally Mull NYSE Proposal to Fast-Track Active ETFs
June 17, 2015--Regulators will formally debate whether or not to abide a proposal from the New York Stock Exchange that would fast-track listings of actively managed exchange-traded funds.
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BTIG Expands Global Portfolio and ETF Trading Business with Industry Veterans
Evan Pfeuffer and David Lenahan Join BTIG in New York
June 17, 2015--BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services, announced today that it has expanded its Global Portfolio and ETF Trading business with the addition of Evan Pfeuffer, Managing Director, and David Lenahan, Director.
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Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund and ETF Asset Flows for May 2015
June 17, 2015--Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) asset flows for May 2015.
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Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund and ETF Asset Flows for May 2015
June 17, 2015--Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) asset flows for May 2015.
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Direxion Investments Launches First Inverse China A-Shares ETF in the U.S.
CHAD Allows Traders to Hedge China A-Share Exposure
June 17, 2015--Direxion Investments announced today that it has launched the first inverse exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the U.S. tied to China A-shares.
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TSX to end trading of ETFs on MOC facility
June 17, 2015--The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) will stop trading exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in its market-on-close (MOC) facility as of the end of June.
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Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee release economic projections from the June 16-17 FOMC meeting
June 17, 2015--The attached table and charts released on Wednesday summarize the economic projections and the target federal funds rate projections made by Federal Open Market Committee participants for the June 16-17 meeting.
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Republicans move to block Obama's financial adviser rules
June 17, 2015--Republicans on Wednesday moved to block the Obama administration's new rules for financial advisers.
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Fed downgrades its economic outlook but expects a rate hike this year
June 17, 2015--Federal Reserve policymakers sharply downgraded their view of the economy-forecasting the weakest annual growth since 2011-but indicated they were on track to raise a key interest rate in the coming months.
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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
June 17, 2015--Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April suggests that economic activity has been expanding moderately after having changed little during the first quarter.
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Lew, Hensarling spar over bond market liquidity
June 17, 2015- Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and the chairman of the House Financial Committee sparred Wednesday over whether federal regulation
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INSIGHT-Vanguard price cuts rattle the brokers who sell its funds
June 16, 2015--The Vanguard Group, which in 40 years became the biggest mutual fund company by selling low-priced, market-matching funds, is competing with some of its best customers-the brokers and advisers who funnel client assets to its funds-by offering personalized service to investors with more than $500,000.
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Direxion files with the SEC
June 16, 2015--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
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State Street files with the SEC
June 16, 2015--State Street has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC-SPDR INDEX SHARES FUNDS (Formerly streetTRACKS Index Shares Funds).
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iShares files with the SEC
June 16, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Convertible Bond ETF.
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MSCI Launches Indexes with the ITG Fair Value Model
June 16, 2015--MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, today announced the launch of MSCI Indexes with the ITG Fair Value Model, which will make it simpler foractive mutual fund managers to explain some of the tracking error that may be linked to the fair value pricing adjustment of their international and global funds.
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Credit Suisse AG Announces the Reverse Split of its TVIX ETN
June 16, 2015--Credit Suisse AG announced today that it will implement a 1-for-10 reverse split of its VelocityShares(TM) Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN ("TVIX"), expected to be effective as of June 23, 2015.
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'Direct investors' a growing force in private markets
June 16, 2015--Private equity executives are rarely fazed by anyone on their way to'turning lots of investors' fees, and plenty of debt, into (preferably) lots of investors' money,
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CBO The 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook
June 16, 2015--If current laws remained generally unchanged, federal debt held by the public would exceed 100 percent of GDP by 2040 and continue on an upward path relative to the size of the economy-a trend that could not be sustained indefinitely.
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Three Citigroup ETNs Vulnerable to Unusual Trading After Firm Suspends New Shares
June 16, 2015--Citigroup (C) indefinitely suspended the ability to create new shares in its family of three exchange-traded notes on Tuesday, leaving the products vulnerable to unusual trading behavior.
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Hedge-Fund Bet Hits Pensions
Firms moved portfolios away from stock market to reduce risk, but missed out on rally
June 16, 2015--U.S. companies from Ford Motor Co. to supermarket chain Kroger Co. have boosted their pension plans' bets on hedge funds, a shift that left many of them on the short end of a stock-market rally.
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UPDATE 1-Deutsche Boerse eyes possible bid for FX platform 360T-source
June 15, 2015--Deutsche Boerse is looking at the possibility of buying currency trading platform 360T, a source familiar with the situation said on Monday, although it was not yet clear if the German exchange operator will place a binding bid.
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Pimco to Watchdogs: 'Consider the Pimco Experience'
June 15, 2015--It's not surprising that Pacific Investment Management Co. says that asset managers and their funds should not be designated as systemically important.
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Citi Statement on its C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes
June 15, 2015--Citigroup Inc. does not intend to issue any additional notes in its three series of C-Tracks ETNs.
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EGA Emerging Global Shares files with the SEC
June 15, 2015--EGA Emerging Global Shares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Amendment relates only to the EGShares Asia Consumer Demand ETF (formerly known as EGShares EM Asia Consumer ETF).
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Seeking More Clarity on Derivatives in Mutual Funds
Morningstar can't accurately determine which funds are using a particular type of derivative
June 15, 2015--Financial advisers say they would welcome more information on mutual funds' use of derivatives, something a recent proposal by regulators would require.
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SEC's Stein sees dangerous cracks in laws for mutual funds, ETFs
June 15, 2015--The rise of complex mutual and exchange-traded funds has exposed weaknesses in the outdated regulatory regime for the sector and could be putting retail investors at risk, a top U.S. regulator said Monday.
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Treasury International Capital Data For April
June 15, 2015--The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for April 2015. The next release, which will report on data for May 2015, is scheduled for July 16, 2015.
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All 10 WBI Active ETFs Reach $100 Million in Under a Year
June 13, 2015--In under a year in the ETF business, all 10 actively managed WBI ETFs have now exceeded $100 million in assets under management.
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This Week's IPO Calendar from Renaissance Capital
June 12, 2015--This Week's IPO Calendar from Renaissance Capital is now available.
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Renaissance IPO Index-Notice of June 2015 Quarterly Changes
June 12, 2015--The Renaissance IPO Index (Ticker: IPOUSA), the underlying index for the Renaissance IPO ETF (Ticker: IPO), will implement the following constituent changes at the market's close on Friday, June 19, 2015:
Additions:
EQT GP Holdings
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SEC Publishes Request for Public Comment on Exchange-Traded Products
June 12, 2015--The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it is seeking public comment to help inform its review of the listing and trading of new, novel, or complex exchange-traded products (ETPs).
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Pacer ETFs Selects BATS Exchange As Listing Destination For Three New ETFs
New ETFs Begin Trading Today On BATS Exchange
June 12, 2015--BATS Global Markets (BATS), the leading U.S. market for the trading of exchange,traded funds (ETFs), today welcomes a new issuer, Pacer ETFs, to its market with the launch of their three new exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
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EGA Emerging Global Shares files with the SEC
June 12, 2015--EGA Emerging Global Shares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Amendment relates only to the EGShares EM Core ex-China ETF
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SEC seeks public feedback to inform policy for exchange-traded products
June 12, 2015--U.S. securities regulators are asking the public to weigh in on how new and novel exchange-traded products should be listed, marketed and traded, as part of an effort to potentially write new rules for the sector.
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Horizons ETFs Announces Final Valuations for Terminated ETFs
June 12, 2015--Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. ("Horizons ETFs") previously announced, by way of a press release dated March 30, 2015, that certain exchange traded funds (the "Terminated ETFs") would be terminated effective upon the close of business today, June 12, 2015.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC
June 12, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
June 12, 2015--The current reports for the week of June 9, 2015 are now available.
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Update: This Week in Active ETFs: Bond Market Bedlam
For the week of June 1-June 5
June 11, 2015--Macro
One interesting theme in global markets for 2015 has been the heightened volatility in just about every asset class except US Equities.
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OWLshares Advisors files with the SEC
June 11, 2015--OWLshares Advisors has filed 2 applications for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Glenmede Investment Management files with the SEC
June 11, 2015--Glenmede Investment Management has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Global X files with the SEC
June 11, 2015--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to Global X YieldCo Index ETF.
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WisdomTree Launches Western Asset Unconstrained Bond Fund (UBND)
Offers Access to Unconstrained, Disciplined Exposures: Actively Managed, Value Driven Built by WisdomTree-Leading ETF Innovator; Powered by Western Asset Management Company -Unconstrained Experts
June 11, 2015--WisdomTree (Nasdaq: WETF), an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor and asset manager, today announced the launch of the WisdomTree Western Asset Unconstrained Bond Fund (UBND).
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Robots Are Taking Over Investment Advice: How To Tell Them Apart
June 11, 2015--In recent years automated investment advisors have turned long held assumptions about financial management upside down.
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Pacer files with the SEC
June 10, 2015--Pacer has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Pacer TrendpilotTM 750 ETF (PTLC)
Pacer TrendpilotTM 450 ETF (PTMC)
Pacer TrendpilotTM 100 ETF (PTNQ)
Pacer US Export Leaders ETF (PEXL)
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
June 10, 2015--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
June 10, 2015--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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Tuttle Tactical Management to Launch Tactical Income ETF
Bond alternative designed to be less subject to interest rate risk
June 10, 2015--Today, Tuttle Tactical Management, in conjunction with ETF Issuer Solutions, launches the Tuttle Tactical Management Multi-Strategy Income ETF (NASDAQ: TUTI).
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PowerShares files with the SEC
June 10, 2015--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Van Eck Global Launches Market Vectors(R) Global Spin-Off ETF (SPUN)
New fund offers global exposure to companies spun-off from their parents
June 10, 2015--Van Eck Global has launched the Market Vectors Global Spin-Off ETF (nyse arca:SPUN), a new exchange-traded fund that seeks to benefit from the long-term potential of corporate spin-offs to unlock shareholder value.
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S&P Affirms U.S. AA+ Credit Rating, Maintains Stable Outlook
June 10, 2015--The U.S.'s AA+ credit rating was affirmed by Standard & Poor's, which cited the resilience of the economy and the status of the dollar.
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Direxion Investments Launches First Currency Hedged 2X Leveraged ETFs
New ETFs Provide 2X Bull Exposure to Currency Hedged Equities in Europe and Japan
June 10, 2015--Direxion Investments announces the launch of two new leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
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State Street Global Advisors Expands International ETF Offering with Its First Currency Hedged SPDR ETF
June 10, 2015--State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), today announced that the SPDR EURO STOXX 50 Currency Hedged ETF (Symbol: HFEZ) began trading on the NYSE Arca.
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CurrencyShares(R) files with the SEC
June 9, 2015--CurrencyShares(R) has filed a form S-1, registration statement with the SEC for the CurrencyShares(R) Swedish Krona Trust.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree Global Hedged SmallCap Dividend Fund
June 9, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Global Hedged SmallCap Dividend Fund.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree Global SmallCap Dividend Fund
June 9, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Global SmallCap Dividend Fund.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree Global Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund
June 9, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Global Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree Global Quality Dividend Growth Fund
June 9, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Global Quality Dividend Growth Fund.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF
June 9, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF.
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Goldman Sachs Statement on GSC ETN
June 9, 2015--The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) today announced that it will discontinue, effective immediately, any further issuances of its GS Connect S&P GSCI Enhanced Commodity Total Return Strategy Index ETN due 2037 (NYSE Arca:GSC), part of its Medium-Term Notes, Series B (the "ETN").
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Direxion files with the SEC
June 9, 2015--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares MSCI International Developed Value Factor ETF
June 9, 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- iShares MSCI International Developed Size Factor ETF
June 9, 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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WisdomTree Cross-Lists 2 Additional ETFs on Bolsa Mexicana de Valores
Company Further Expands Global Footprint in Latin America
June 9, 2015--WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (Nasdaq:WETF), an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor and asset manager, today announced that an additional two WisdomTree ETFs have been listed on The Mexican Stock Exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV), S.A.B. de C.V.
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BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance Update-May 2015
June 9, 2015--The BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance Update-May 2015 is now available.
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Uncommon Sense: Why the Federal Reserve Needs to Bury the Ghost of 193
Is the Federal Reserve's lower-for-longer policy on interest rates really a good thing for risk assets in the long term?
June 8, 2015--When I think of my parents, most of my childhood memories involve them scolding us kids about the dangers of excess.
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Justice Department probes banks for rigging Treasuries market
June 8, 2015--The Justice Department is looking into possible fraudulent manipulation of the $12.5 trillion Treasurys market, The Post has learned.
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IMF-Colombia: Selected Issues Paper
June 8, 2015--OVERVIEW1
1. Colombia has enjoyed several years of macro-financial stability and strong growth, which supported improvements in the labor market and social conditions.
Economic growth in Colombia has been among the highest in Latin America during the last several years, underpinned by macroeconomic stability and a strong policy framework, including an inflation-targeting regime, a flexible exchange rate, and fiscal policy guided by a structural balance rule.
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ETFis files with the SEC
June 8, 2015--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Active Alts Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund.
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A $300 billion institution is about to make a move that will send chills down all of private equity's spine
June 8, 2015--First they came for the hedge funds. Now it's private equity's turn.
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iShares files with the SEC
June 8, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Interest Rate Hedged 10+ Year Credit Bond ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC
June 8, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Interest Rate Hedged Emerging Markets Bond ETF.
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Stifel to Buy Barclays's U.S. Wealth Management Ops
Securities firm continues to bulk up broker business, closing acquisition of Sterne Agee last week
June 8, 2015--Stifel Financial Corp. agreed to acquire Barclays PLC's U.S. wealth and investment management unit, adding to a string of recent acquisitions
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The endangered female fund manager
June 7, 2015--The belief that female fund managers are an endangered species on the verge of extinction has been reinforced by findings showing women run just 2 per cent of fund management assets in the US.
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This Week's IPO Calendar from Renaissance Capital
June 5, 2015--The Renaissance Capital's IPO Calendar-Week of 6/8/2015.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
June 5, 2015--The current reports for the week of June 2, 2015 are now available.
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UPDATE 1-SEC probing whether activist investors secretly acted jointly-source
June 5, 2015--The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether some activist investors secretly acted jointly to target companies, one hedge fund industry source said.
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Tough Choices as Well as Opportunities for Latin America
June 5, 2015--Growth continues to slow in Latin America, modest recovery expected in 2016
Conference examines key issues confronting the region and policy priorities
Region should focus on policies that promote productivity and investment
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Charles Schwab files with the SEC
June 5, 2015--Charles Schwab has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Exchange Traded Concepts Trust II files with the SEC
June 5, 2015--Exchange Traded Concepts Trust II has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
GaveKal Knowledge Leaders Emerging Markets ETF Ticker Symbol: KLEM
GaveKal Knowledge Leaders Developed World ETF Ticker Symbol: KLDW.
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State Street files with the SEC
June 5, 2015--State Street has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SPDR EURO STOXX 50(R) Currency Hedged ETF (HFEZ).
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Direxion files with the SEC
June 5, 2015--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Active Share Will Become Key Metric For Investors And Distributors: Credit Suisse
June 4, 2015--Active share will become an increasingly important metric for investors/distributors, which can advantageously be used to select which funds fit into the riskier allocation sleeves of portfolios/shelves, notes Credit Suisse Group AG.
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Pershing taps Marstone partnership to debut first adviser-focused robo
The platform, which can be white-labeled for advisers, powers risk profiling, account opening and digital advice, and allows advisers to input their own portfolio models
June 4, 2015--Pershing has launched a new robo-adviser with Marstone, a newly-minted online investment and financial-planning technology platform for advisers to use with their clients.
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BATS Exchange Welcomes the iShares Convertible Bond ETF
New ETF Begins Trading Today on BATS Exchange Under Symbol ICVT
June 4, 2015--BATS Global Markets (BATS), the leading U.S. market for the trading of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), welcomes the iShares Convertible Bond ETF (BATS: ICVT), an indexed bond ETF, which begins trading today on BATS Exchange.
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AdvisorShares Active ETF Report; Plus an AlphaCall with Philippe Cousteau
June 4, 2015--While no new actively managed ETFs launched in May, total net assets increased by $294 million, or 1.47%.
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New E.T.F.s Appeal to Those With Bigger Appetites for Risk
June 4, 2015--Imagine a fund that offers exposure to the strategies of the world's sharpest hedge fund investors.
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2015 Article IV Consultation with the United States of America-Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
June 4, 2015--The 2015 U.S. Article IV Consultation was focused on the prospects for higher policy rates and the outlook for, and policy response to, financial stability risks. In this, the work of the mission integrated the findings of the IMF's latest Financial Sector Assessment Program for the U.S. The main policy messages were:
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for May 2015
June 4, 2015--The federal government ran a budget deficit of $368 billion for the first eight months of fiscal year 2015, CBO estimates.
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DBX files with the SEC
June 4, 2015--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 Hedged China A-Shares ETF.
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ETF Labs files with the SEC
June 4, 2015--ETF Labs has filed a registration statement with the SEC for the ETF 50(TM).
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PowerShares files with the SEC
June 4, 2015--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to the PowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio.
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Van Eck files with the SEC
June 4, 2015--Van Eck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to the following series of the Registrant: Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF.
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Nasdaq Monthly Index Report-Biotech, Q-50 and PHLX Semiconductor top performance charts in May
June 3, 2015--Market performance in the month of May was driven by concerns about the economy's health and the uncertainty of when the Fed will start to raise interest rates. News about the debt crisis in Greece also led media
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
June 3, 2015--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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Federal Reserve-Beige Book
June 3, 2015--Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District
Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest overall economic activity expanded during the reporting period from early April to late May. Activity in the Richmond, Chicago, Minneapolis, and San Francisco Districts was characterized as growing at a moderate pace, while the New York, Philadelphia, and St. Louis Districts cited modest growth.
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Vanguard Managing Director Atul Tiwari Elected Chairman of Canadian ETF Association
ETFs continue to experience significant growth
June 3, 2015--Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. today announced that its managing director, Atul Tiwari, was elected chairman of the Canadian ETF Association, the national trade association of Canada's exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry.
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SIFMA Proposes Best Interests Standard for Broker-Dealers as a Workable Solution to DOL's Fiduciary Rule Proposal
SIFMA Proposes Best Interests Standard for Broker-Dealers
June 3, 2015--Today, SIFMA president and CEO Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. announced the industry's "Proposed Best Interests of the Customer Standard for Broker-Dealers," which, if adopted, would establish a best interests standard for broker-dealers serving retail clients.
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First Trust files with the SEC
June 3, 2015--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust NASDAQ(R) CEA Cybersecurity ETF.
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Ark files with the SEC
June 3, 2015--Ark has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Nuveen files with the SEC
June 3, 2015--Nuveen has filed a amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Direxion files with the SEC
June 3, 2015--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Crazy Quilt Chart of Regulation
Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher
June 3, 2015--On March 2, 2015, I published a chart depicting the aggregation of U.S. financial services firm regulation since the enactment of the Dodd Frank Act in 2010.
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Vanguard's China play ups the ante for industry
Other fund companies may find it difficult to match Vanguard's promise of access to a hot market
June 3, 2015--The Vanguard Group Inc.'s unexpected announcement this week that it will add exposure to China's high-flying but tightly regulated onshore markets accelerates competition among fund sponsors to provide the broadest exposure to global markets.
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Guggenheim Introduces BulletShares(R) ETF Bond Laddering Tool
June 3, 2015--Unique Online Resource Provides Advisors and Investors With Convenient and Efficient Ways to Create and Implement Customized Laddering Strategies With Innovative Guggenheim BulletShares ETFs.
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ETF Research Center-Sector SPDR Analyzer + Equal Sector Weight ETF-June 2015
June 2, 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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Vanguard Adds China A Shares to Emerging Fund Amid MSCI Debate
June 2, 2015--Vanguard Group Inc., the largest U.S. mutual fund firm, will add mainland Chinese shares to its $69 billion emerging-market fund.
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Merk Outlook: dollar, currencies & gold
June 2, 2015--Has the tide turned, or is the dollar merely taking a breather? Is the euro's recent bounce off its lows just a dead cat bounce, or is it a sign of other changes to come? Why has gold not rallied with the recent retreat of the dollar?
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New TMX CEO shuffles executives, seeks sales administrator
June 2, 2015--TMX Group Ltd is looking to hire a sales chief as part of a reorganization initiated by recently hired Chief Executive Officer Lou Eccleston.
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Investors pull $2.7 bln from Pimco Total Return; $53 mln from ETF
June 2, 2015-- Investors yanked another $2.7 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund in May, their 25th straight month of withdrawals, but less than half the previous month's pace.
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Structure Matters Series: Know the Factors that drive performance
June 1, 2015--The goal of this next Structure Matters series is to provide practical guidelines with how factor based investing should be monitored, measured and used.
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Women Are Scarce Among Fund Managers
A Morningstar study finds that less than 10% of fund managers are women.
June 1, 2015--More women in the United States are making their own investment decisions than ever before. In one recent study, 19% of women reported being a primary decision-maker for couples' long-term retirement savings-a figure that has doubled since 2011.[1]
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Everyone's Been Worried About Liquidity in the Wrong Bond Market
Trouble is lurking in the biggest market there is
June 1, 2015--Bond market liquidity is terrible, goes the familiar refrain across Wall Street.
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Highland Capital Management Launches Three ETFs to Expand Suite of Alternative Beta Products
Three New ETFs Launched Using Indices from Hedge Fund Research, Inc, a global leader in the indexation, analysis and research of the global hedge fund industry
June 1, 2015--Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors L.P. ("Highland") announces the launch of three new exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") that leverage the industry-leading indices and research from HFR (Hedge Fund Research, Inc.).
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Hedged Dividend Fund (DXUS)
June 1, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Hedged Dividend Fund (DXUS).
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June 1, 2015--Exchange Traded Concepts has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Hull Tactical US ETF.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree International Hedged SmallCap Dividend Fund (HDLS)
June 1, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree International Hedged SmallCap Dividend Fund (HDLS).
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DBX files with the SEC
June 1, 2015--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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iShares files with the SEC
June 1, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Convertible Bond ETF.
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BATS Announces Graduation of iShares MSCI India ETF From Competitive Liquidity Provider Program
June 1, 2015--BATS Global Markets (BATS), the leading U.S. market for the trading of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced that the iShares MSCI India ETF (BATS: INDA) has graduated from the BATS Competitive Liquidity Provider (CLP) Program by
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For China, the floodgates are about to open
Based on pending index changes, China could become as much as 60% of emerging market indices.
June 1, 2015--On June 9th, MSCI will announce whether or not it will include the onshore Chinese markets into their broad indices.
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FINRA Brings Transparency to Asset-Backed Securities Market
June 1, 2015--The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today brought transparency to the asset-backed securities market, providing investors with post-trade price information for asset-backed securities, including those backed by auto loans, credit card receivables and student loans.
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CBOE Holdings Reports May 2015 Trading Volume
June 1, 2015--Total Volume of 85.3 Million Contracts
ADV of 4.3 Million Contracts, Down 8% From Year Ago
CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) reported today that total trading volume during May for options contracts on Chicago Board Options Exchange(R) (CBOE(R)) and C2 Options Exchange (C2)
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Recon Capital Partners Enters Strategic Engagement with Brazilian RIA
Partnership with Bullmark Financial Group expands Recon Capital's global investment solutions and distribution
June 1, 2015--Recon Capital Partners, the issuer behind the Recon Capital FTSE 100 ETF and the Recon Capital DAX Germany ETF, has increased its global distribution efforts and strengthened its commitment to continue delivering global investment solutions by partnering with Bullmark Financial Group, one of Brazil's fastest-growing RIA firms.
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ISE Holdings Reports Business Activity for May 2015
June 1, 2015--ISE and ISE Gemini combined represent 17.8% of equity options market share, excluding dividend trades.
ISE and ISE Gemini reported a combined ADV of 2.4 million contracts.
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