CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update-continued

February 24, 2012--The current reports for the week of February 21, 2012 are now available.
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Active Alts Launches The Active Alts Contrarian ETF
March 22, 2017--ETF industry veteran Brad Lamensdorf launched today The Active Alts Contrarian ETF (NASDAQ: SQZZ), a first-of-its-kind actively managed ETF that seeks capital appreciation by investing in companies with solid fundamentals that have very large short positions and are subject to a short squeeze.
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A Fake $3.6 Trillion Deal Is Easy to Sneak Past the SEC
March 22, 2017--Fake reports get crazier and reveal threat to U.S. markets
Why an unknown artist can say he is richer than Bill Gates.
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Gabelli files with the SEC-Gabelli NextShares Trust
March 17, 2017--Gabelli Funds, LLC has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Gabelli Small Cap Growth NextShares
Gabelli RBI NextShares.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-Brand Value ETF
March 17, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Brand Value ETF.
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Guggenheim files with the SEC
March 17, 2017--Guggenheim has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Guggenheim S&P BSE Mid-Cap Select India ETF
Guggenheim S&P BSE Sensex India ETF.
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ProShares files with the SEC
March 17, 2017--ProShares has filed a Pre-effective Amendment No. 2 to Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the
ProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF
ProShares UltraPro 3x Short Crude Oil ETF.
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RealityShares files with the SEC
March 17, 2017--RealityShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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IndexIQ files with the SEC
March 17, 2017--IndexIQ has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Global X files with the SEC-Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF
March 17, 2017--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates soley to the Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF.
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Global X files with the SEC
March 17, 2017--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
March 17, 2017--The current reports for the week of March 14, 2017 are now available.
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Virtu makes $1.3 billion unsolicited offer to buy KCG
March 16, 2017--Virtu Financial has made an unsolicited offer to buy its rival, KCG Holdings, in a deal that could create one of the largest global high-frequency trading firms.
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Goldman Sachs files with the SEC- Goldman Sachs Access Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF
March 16, 2017--Goldman Sachs has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Goldman Sachs Access Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF.
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Goldman Sachs files with the SEC-Goldman Sachs Access High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
March 16, 2017--Goldman Sachs has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Goldman Sachs Access High Yield Corporate Bond ETF.
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Goldman Sachs files with the SEC-Goldman Sachs Access Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF
March 16, 2017--Goldman Sachs has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Goldman Sachs Access Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ex China ETF
March 16, 2017--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration satement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ex China ETF.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Trust
March 16, 2017--PowerShares has filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Trust.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares DB Multi-Sector Commodity Trust
March 16, 2017--PowerShares has filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares DB Multi-Sector Commodity Trust.
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StrongVest ETF Trust files with the SEC
March 16, 2017--StrongVest ETF Trust has filed post-effective amendment No. 1 registration statement with the SEC for the CWA Income ETF.
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Exchange Listed Funds Trust files with the SEC-Saba Closed-End Funds ETF
March 16, 2017--Exchange Listed Funds Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Saba Closed-End Funds ETF.
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Pimco files with the SEC-
March 16, 2017--Pimco has filed a amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Elevation ETF Trust files with the SEC-Summit Water Infrastructure Multifactor ETF
March 16, 2017--Elevation ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Summit Water Infrastructure Multifactor ETF.
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ETFis files with the SEC-Validea Market Legends ETF
March 16, 2017--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration with the SEC for the Validea Market Legends ETF (VALX).
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ETFis files with the SEC-Master Income ETF
March 16, 2017--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration with the SEC for the Master Income ETF (HIPS).
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Redwood Asset Management Expands Income Solutions with Launch of the Redwood U.S. Preferred Share Fund and ETF units of the Redwood Floating Rate Preferred Fund
March 15, 2017--Redwood Asset Management Inc. ("Redwood") is pleased to announce the listing of two income-generating preferred share funds, the Redwood U.S. Preferred Share Fund (NEO:RPU and RPU.B) and the Redwood Floating Rate Preferred Fund (NEO:RPS). Redwood has completed the initial public offering of ETF units of the Funds.
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Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee release economic projections from the March 14-15 FOMC meeting
March 15, 2017--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 March 14-15 meeting.
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Federal Reserve Board And Federal Open Market Committee Release Economic Projections From The March 14-15 FOMC Meeting
March 15, 2016--Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in February indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace.
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MSCI denies report it rejected S&P takeover bid
March 15, 2017--Shares of MSCI jumped Wednesday after a report from Evening Standard, citing sources, said the index provider rejected a takeover offer from S&P Global.
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Deeper Integration Vital for Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank Report Says
March 14, 2017--A deeper economic integration among Latin American and Caribbean countries will make the region more competitive in international markets and boost long-term growth, according to a new World Bank report.
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FT.com Bitcoin ETF: quick silver
March 14, 2017--The idea of moving the cryptocurrency into the mainstream is far-fetched.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
March 14, 2017---PowerShares has filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund.
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J.P. Morgan Exchange-Traded Funds files with the SEC-
March 14, 2017--J.P. Morgan has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the JPMorgan Global Bond Opportunities ETF.
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Hartford files with the SEC
March 14, 2017--Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates to the Hartford Corporate Bond ETF and Hartford Quality Bond ETF contained in pre-effective amendment No. 1, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2017.
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Invesco announces changes to PowerShares municipal bond ETF
March 13, 2017--Invesco PowerShares has announced an upcoming adjustment to the name, underlying index, investment objective and strategy for one of its US municipal bond ETFs.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares DB Multi-Sector Commodity Trust
March 13, 2017--PowerShares has filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares DB Multi-Sector Commodity Trust.
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Transamerica files with the SEC-DeltaShares
March 13, 2017--Transamerica has filed a Form N-1A, registration statement with th SEC-DeltaShares.
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ETFis files with the SEC
March 13, 2016--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
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Hartford Funds Management files with the SEC
March 10, 2017--Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Hartford Corporate Bond ETF
Hartford Quality Bond ETF Summary Section.
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Morningstar makes bid to offer mutual funds for exclusive use of advisers
March 10, 2017--The research firm wants to launch sub-advised in-house funds with lower investor fees that financial planners can throw into managed account portfolios to pass on the savings to clients, according to an SEC filing
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First Trust files with the SEC
March 10, 2017-First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registrtion statement with the SEC for the First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF, First Trust Managed Municipal ETF, First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF, First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF, First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Asia Pacific ETF, First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International ETF, First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF and First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe ETF
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ETFGI reports on the 27th anniversary of the listing of the first ETF the assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada reached a new record of 90.61 billion US dollars
March 10, 2017--ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today, on the 27th anniversary of the listing of the first ETF, assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada reached a new record of US$90.61 billion at the end February 2017 surpassing the prior record of US$88.84 billion set at the end of January 2017.
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Infographic- Visualizing America's Changing Energy Mix
March 10, 2017--See how America's energy use has evolved from 1970 until today' and a projection for what it will look like in the future.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
March 10, 2017--The current reports for the week of March 7, 2017 are now available.
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Retirement Fund Assets Grew 8% from 2014 to $19.1 Trillion in 2016
March 10, 2017--Across DB and DC plans, retirement assets total $19.1 trillion, according to data from a Federal Reserve report on DB and DC asset holdings and flows.
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Bonfire of Wall St analysts burns some big names
March 10, 2017--Active fund managers are seeking to reduce costs, cutting sell-side research.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares Taxable Municipal Bond Portfolio
March 10, 2017--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
PowerShares Taxable Municipal Bond Portfolio (formerly, PowerShares Build America Bond Portfolio).
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Guggenheim Investments files with the SEC
March 10, 2017--Guggenheim Investments has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Guggenheim Domestic Equal Weight ETF
Guggenheim Multi-Factor Large Cap ETF.
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SEC Rejects Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Bid
March 10, 2017--The US Securities and Exchange Commission has denied a bid to list a bitcoin-tied exchange-traded fund (ETF), citing the risk of fraud and a lack of regulation among the world's bitcoin markets.
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Amplify files with the SEC-Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF
March 9, 2017--Amplify ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF.
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Amplify files with the SEC-Amplify Online Retail ETF
March 9, 2017--Amplify ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Amplify Online Retail ETF.
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BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance Update
March 9, 2017--The BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance as of February 28, 2017 is now available.
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First Trust files with the SEC-First Trust Strategic Income ETF
March 9, 2017--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
First Trust Strategic Income ETF.
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Direxion files with the SEC
March 8, 2017--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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SEC gives green light to Bats' proposed changes for ETF rules
March 8, 2017--The SEC on Tuesday approved ETF rule changes proposed by Bats' BZX Exchange to create additional listing standards and procedures for delisting of non-compliant companies.
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PowerShares files with the SEC
March 8, 2017--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to the PowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 Portfolio, PowerShares Bloomberg Commodity Strategy Portfolio.
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PowerShares file with the SEC-Powershares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust
March 8, 2017--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Powershares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust.
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PowerShares file with the SEC-India Exchange-Traded Fund Trust
March 8, 2017--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares India Exchange-Traded Fund Trust.
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J.P. Morgan files with the SEC
March 8, 2017--J.P. Morgan has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Post-Effective Amendment No. 118 relates to the following funds:
JPMorgan Diversified Alternatives ETF, JPMorgan Diversified Return Emerging Markets Equity ETF, JPMorgan Diversified Return Europe Currency Hedged ETF, JPMorgan Diversified Return Europe Equity ETF, JPMorgan Diversified Return Global Equity ETF, JPMorgan Diversified Return International Currency Hedged ETF, JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF, JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF, JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF.
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First Trust files with the SEC
March 8, 2016--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Registration Statement relates to First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF, First Trust Heitman Global Prime Real Estate ETF, First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF, First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund, First Trust Senior Loan Fund, First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF, First Trust Strategic Income ETF and First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
March 8, 2017--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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Nasdaq Private Market Expands into Alternative Investments
March 8, 2017--Addressing the Challenges of Fund Liquidity in an Innovative Way
Nasdaq Private Market ("NPM") today announced the launch of Alternatives, a new business line designed to address the challenge of liquidity in alternative investment funds, with a vision to broaden access to these investments in an innovative way.
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Indxx LLC Launches the Indxx U.S. Infrastructure Development Index, Licensed to Global X Funds for Exchange Traded Fund
March 8, 2017--Indxx LLC is pleased to announce the launch of the Indxx U.S. Infrastructure Development Index (the "Index").
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Space and biblical indexes launched
March 8, 2017--Developer of custom investment indexes, S-Network Global Indexes, is proving there is an abundance of methods and opportunities to measure and track market performance.
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U.S. regulators push new ETF rules despite industry's howl
March 8, 2017--U.S. regulators are advancing rules this week to tighten standards on the ballooning exchange-traded fund industry over the objections of asset managers including BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) and Invesco Ltd (IVZ.N).
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Bats Welcomes New Global X Fund to the Bats ETF Marketplace
March 8, 2017--27 Issuers, 156 Funds Now Listed on Bats in the U.S.
Bats Global Markets, Inc. (Bats: BATS), the #1 U.S. market for exchange-traded fund (ETF) trading, today welcomed a new Global X Fund to the Bats ETF Marketplace.
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Pimco revamps BOND ETF, changing fund's name and managers
March 8, 2017--Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco) is replacing the full slate of managers on its Total Return Active Exchange-Traded Fund (BOND.P) and changing its name, a spokeswoman for the fund management company said on Wednesday, the latest transformation for what was once the largest actively managed ETF.
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Barclays Launches iPath(R) Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total ReturnSM ETN
March 8, 2017--New iPath(R) Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total ReturnSM ETN (ticker: GAZB) provides investors with exposure to the underlying natural gas futures index
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Global X Funds Announces Launch of U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF (PAVE)
March 8, 2017--Global X Funds, the New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today launched the Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF (BATS: PAVE).
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'Fearless Girl' statue stares down bronze Wall Street bull
March 8, 2017--Move over bronze bull, there's a new statue drawing attention on Wall Street in time for International Women’s Day.
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for February 2017
March 7, 2017--The federal budget deficit was $348 billion for the first five months of fiscal year 2017, CBO estimates-$5 billion less than the shortfall recorded during the same span last year.
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CBO-The 2017 Budget and Economic Outlook
March 7. 2017--In fiscal year 2016, for the first time since 2009, the federal budget deficit increased in relation to the nation's economic output. The Congressional Budget Office projects that over the next decade, if current laws remained generally unchanged, budget deficits would eventually follow an upward trajectory-the result of strong growth in spending for retirement and health care programs targeted to older people and rising interest payments on the government's debt, accompanied by only modest growth in revenue collections.
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VanEck files with the SEC-VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF
March 7, 2017--VanEck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to the VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF.
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Horizons ETF files with the SEC
March 7, 2017--Horizons ETF has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Toroso ETF Prism Report: ETF Bubbles: Separating Fact From Fiction
March 7, 2017-- With US markets at all-time highs, many investors wonder if the massive growth of ETFs are perpetuating a bubble.
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Registered Investment Advisers Take Note: New SEC Custody Rule Guidance
March 7, 2017--Registered investment advisers should take note of recent pronouncements by the staff of the SEC's Division of Investment Management (the "Division") regarding Rule 206(4)-2 (the "Custody Rule") of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
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Elkhorn files with the SEC
March 6, 2017--Elkhorn has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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AdvisorShares This Week in Active ETFs: Floating Around the Unpredictability of Rates
March 6, 2017--Weekly Market Review-For the week of February 27 to March 03, 2017
Bull Market Turns 8 This Week!
Macro
President Trump's speech on Tuesday was interesting and generally well received. While no president can please everyone, this speech was generally light on bluster and, inflammatory comments, sounding more presidential than at other recent public appearances.
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The Forum at ETF Research Center-February ETF Flows: Cautiously Risk-On
March 6, 2017--ETF investors put some $43 billion in new money to work in February, according to our database tracking 1,546 ETFs with $2.7 trillion in AUM.
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VanEck launches the first US.-listed green-bond ETF
March 6, 2017--GRNB provides broad exposure to the fast-growing global green bond market
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Here Come ETF Regulations (and Why the Industry Is Happy About It)
March 6, 2017--New funds,,but also new risks, are expected as fund regulation is turned on its head
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Cambria files with the SEC-Cambria Core Equity ETF
March 6, 2017--Cambria has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Cambria Core Equity ETF.
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Jack Bogle: ETFs have beaten hedge funds
March 5, 2017--Founder of Vanguard says investors are tired of paying high fees for poor performance.
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China overtakes eurozone as biggest bank system
March 5, 2017--Status reflects global influence but also reliance on debt to fuel economy.
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US pension funds halve private equity allocations
March 5, 2017--Big US investors have halved their allocations to private equity this year. It is the first sign that pension funds are concerned investment returns will suffer as buyout houses struggle to deploy record levels of cash.
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BRIEF-CBOE Holdings reports February 2017 trading volume
March 4, 2017-- CBOE Holdings reports February 2017 trading volume
CBOE Holdings Inc-total contracts (options & futures) in Feb 2017 were 102.8 million, up 11 percent
CBOE Holdings Inc says Feb total futures contracts (CFE) 4.98 million versus. 4.09 million last year
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Global X Funds Announces Reverse Share Split For Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF
March 3, 2017--Global X Funds, the New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced that its Board of Trustees has approved a reverse share split for the Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF (NYSE: NGE).
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Federal Reserve releases examples of new charts that illustrate uncertainty around monetary policymakers’ macroeconomic and interest rate projections
March 3, 2017--The Federal Reserve on Friday released examples of new charts (sometimes called "fan charts") and related materials that illustrate and describe the uncertainty that attends Federal Open Market Committee participants' macroeconomic and interest rate projections.
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Renaissance Capital US IPO Week Ahead: Private equity pivots to consumer and tech with 3 deals on the calendar
March 3, 2017--The three notable deals on the IPO calendar are all PE-backed: women's apparel retailer J.Jill (JILL), information technology reseller Presidio (PSDO) and high-end parka maker Canada Goose (GOOS).
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The Forum at ETF Research Center-Sector SPDR Analyzer (March 2017): Few Bargains
March 3, 2017--The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for March 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. It helps investors:

Evaluate the funds based on investment merit using fundamental data and analysis
Compare the Sector SPDRs with ease on a variety of forward-looking valuation metrics
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-ClearShares OCIO ETF
March 3, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the ClearShares OCIO ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
March 3, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
March 3, 2017--The current reports for the week of February 28, 2017 are now available.
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Small Investors Run to ETFs
March 3, 2017--A total of $124 billion has poured into ETFs in the first two months of 2017, the most aggressive start to a year ever
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Wealthsimple for Advisors partners with Forstrong
March 3, 2017--Wealthsimple for Advisors announced March 6 that it has formed a partnership with Forstrong Global Asset Management to enable financial advisors using its platform to invest their clients' assets in any of Forstrong's seven actively managed investment strategies.
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Direxion Announces Reverse and Forward Share Splits of Fifteen ETFs
March 2, 2017--Direxion has announced it will execute reverse share splits for eight of its exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"), as well as forward share splits for another seven ETFs.
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Merk Insights-Fake Risk, Fake Return?
March 2, 2017--With seemingly everyone from the blogosphere to the Tweeter-in-chief chiming in on fake news, have investors considered their risk/return profile may also be "fake"? When it comes to investing, who or what can we trust, is the market rigged, and why does it matter?
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Transamerica files with the SEC
March 2, 2017--Transamerica has filed a amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEFC.
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TriLine Index Solutions files with the SEC
March 1, 2017--TriLine Index Solutions has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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UBS files with the SEC-UBS ETMF Trust
March 1, 2017--UBS has filed a Amendment No. 1 to an application for exemtive relief with the SEC-UBS ETMF Trust.
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Global X files with the SEC-Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF
March 1, 2017--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF.
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J.P. Morgan files with the SEC
March 1, 2017--J.P. Morgan has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Biblically Responsible ETFs Offer a New Twist on Value Investing
March 1, 2017--Fund excludes companies that donate to Planned Parenthood or support same-sex marriage
Northern Lights Distributors launching a trinity of funds
Securities selected based on 'alignment with biblical values'
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FIA has submitted comments urging the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to assess whether position limits are needed and to expand exemptions for hedging activities before setting any new federal position limits
March 1, 2017--The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to adopt rule and form amendments to make it easier for investors and other market participants to find and access exhibits in registration statements and periodic reports that were originally provided in previous filings.
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Thompson Hine Update: DOL Proposes Fiduciary Rule Delay-Employee Benefits & Investment Management Update
March 1, 2017--On March 2, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) is slated to publish a highly anticipated proposed rule that, once final, will delay by 60 days the applicability date of the DOL's final fiduciary rule and related prohibited transaction exemptions (collectively, the Final Rule).
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Greenwich Associates-ETFs: "Active" Tools for Institutional Portfolios
March 1, 2017-Institutional assets are flowing into exchange-traded funds as U.S. institutions integrate ETFs into essential functions ranging from risk management and liquidity enhancement to the generation of income and yield in a challenging interest-rate...
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Frank Holmes: Bullish on Airlines and Gold
March 1, 2017--Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors, joined Benzinga's PreMarket Prep morning show in early February to discuss two areas of his expertise: airlines and gold.
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BlueStar Israel Weekly Market Snapshot #19
March 1, 2017--BlueStar Israel Weekly Market Snapshot #19 is available for viewing.
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FRB-Beige Book-March 01, 2017
March 1, 2017--National Summary
This report was prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York based on information collected on or before February 17, 2017.
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CBOE Holdings Announces Close of Acquisition of Bats Global Markets
March 1, 2017--New Leadership Team Introduced
Integration Website Launched to Highlight Key Corporate Information
CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) today said the company completed its acquisition of Bats Global Markets, Inc. (Bats: BATS) on Tuesday, February 28, in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion (based on the closing price of CBOE Holdings shares on February 28).
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'Inverted' Model Said to Be Considered for NYSE's Newest Exchange
February 28, 2017--Such exchanges flip the standard fee model of U.S. equities trading
The New York Stock Exchange is considering a time-honored move to boost market share: copy an innovation from competitors.
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Dow Passes 21,000, Dollar Jumps as Rate Hike Looms: Markets Wrap
February 28, 2017--U.S. equities add to records as Trump speech light on details
Chinese factory data add to growing evidence of global growth.
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Rafferty Asset Management Closing Three ETFs
February 28, 2017-- The Board of Trustees of the Direxion Shares ETF Trust has decided to liquidate and close the Direxion Daily Cyber Security & IT Bear 2X Shares (Ticker: HAKD), Direxion Daily Pharmaceutical & Medical Bull 2X Shares (Ticker: PILL) and Direxion Daily Pharmaceutical & Medical Bear 2X Shares (Ticker: PILS) (each a "Fund" and collectively the "Funds") based on the recommendation of Rafferty Asset Management, LLC, the Trust’s advisor.
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Investors Gain New Commission-Free Access to Physically-Backed Precious Metals
February 28, 2017--ETF Securities Commodities Products available to investors on E*TRADE's and Interactive Brokers' Commission-Free ETF platform
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'Biblical- ETFs cast out LGBT-supporting companies
February 28, 2017--New NYSE-listed funds buck liberal trend in targeted investing
A US investment group has launched two "biblically responsible" exchange traded funds aimed at conservative evangelical Christians that explicitly exclude companies that participate in or support the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender "lifestyle".
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Elevation ETF Trust files with the SEC-Summit Water Infrastructure Multifactor ETF
February 28, 2017--Elevation ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the DSEC. This filing relates to the Summit Water Infrastructure Multifactor ETF.
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VanEck files with the SEC-VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF
February 28, 2017--VanEck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF (GRNB).
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Horizons files with the SEC
February 28, 2017--Horizons has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Horizons DAX Germany ETF (DAX)
Horizons NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF (QYLD)
BullMark LatAm Select Leaders ETF (BMLA)
Horizons USA Managed Risk ETF (USMR).
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ETFis files with the SEC-BioSharesTM ETFs
February 28, 2017--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
BioSharesTM Biotechnology Products Fund
Ticker: BBP
BioSharesTM Biotechnology Clinical Trials Fund
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Schwab files with the SEC
February 28, 2017--Schwab has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Schwab U.S. TIPS ETFTM
Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETFTM
Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETFTM
Schwab U.S. Aggregate Bond ETFTM
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Schwab Fires Back After Fidelity Slashes Commissions
February 28, 2017--Charles Schwab cuts its online retail trade commission to $4.95 from $6.95, matching a cut Fidelity made about 10 hours earlier.
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AdvisorShares-This Week in Active ETFs: Pricing Risk and Playing Defense
February 27, 2017--Weekly Market Review-Highlights of the week of February 20 to February 24, 2017
Mixed Signals From Higher Equity Prices
Macro
No matter what is going on the world, there is always a bullish case for equities and a bearish case and now is no different of course.
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ProShares files with the SEC-ProShares UltraShort Gold
February 27, 2017--Proshares has filed a pre-effective amendment No. 1 to Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the ProShares UltraShort Gold.
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IndexIQ files with the SEC-
February 27, 2017--IndexIQ has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
IQ Chaikin U.S. Dividend Achievers ETF
IQ Chaikin U.S. Small Cap ETF
IQ Chaikin U.S. Large Cap ETF.
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Brokerages' race to zero fees points to a bigger war to come
February 27, 2017--Fidelity Investments Inc and Charles Schwab Corp made moves in quick succession on Tuesday to slash trade commissions,accelerating the race to zero and foreshadowing a more important battle to win clients for potentially more lucrative services.
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Vanguard cuts fees, Covisum acquires PrairieSmarts and RBC's takeover electrifies wealth profits.
February 27, 2017--In the latest move in the battle for the lowest fees, Vanguard has cut expense ratios on 68 mutual fund and ETF share classes.
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Competing Priorities Bog Down Efforts to Quickly Roll Back Dodd-Frank
February 26, 2017--White House places a higher priority on issues such as taxes, and Democrats aren't in a mood to cooperate.
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AdvisorShares Active ETF Report: A Breakdown of the Entire Space
February 24, 2017--In January, assets in actively managed ETFs grew $1.063 billion, or 3.5%, to $30.917 billion. Five new funds launched during January, which brought the month-end total of actively managed ETFs to 165.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree Barclays Yield Enhanced U.S. Short-Term Aggregate Bond Fund
February 24, 2017--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Barclays Yield Enhanced U.S. Short-Term Aggregate Bond Fund.
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IndexIQ files with the SEC
February 24, 2017--IndexIQ has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
IQ Municipal Insured ETF
IQ Municipal Short Duration ETF
IQ Municipal Intermediate ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF
February 24, 2017--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
February 24, 2017--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF
February 24, 2017--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF.
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Direxion files with the SEC
February 24, 2017--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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FlexShares files with the SEC
February 24, 2017--FlexShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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E*Trade Adds 47 Commission Free ETFs
February 24, 2017--It's a commission-free world out there, embrace it. E*Trade Financial (ETFC) added 47 more commission-free exchange-traded funds to its lineup so far this year, which includes the three dozen it added in January.
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BMO Asset Management Inc. Launches ETFs on NEO Exchange
February 24, 2017--BMO Asset Management Inc. (BMO AM) will be adding six Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) listings on the Aequitas NEO Exchange (NEO Exchange).
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The Forum at ETF Research Center-Insulation from Rising Rates with BulletShares-Maybe
February 23, 2017--Guggenhiem offers a suite of 18 fixed income ETFs called BulletShares that offer investors a fixed portfolio of corporate bonds all maturing in the same year.
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Agencies Release Swap Margin Guidance
February 23, 2017--The Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Thursday issued guidance explaining how supervisors should examine for compliance with the swap margin rule, which established margin requirements for swaps not cleared through a clearinghouse.
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Bats Welcomes Four New PowerShares Funds to the Bats ETF Marketplace
February 23, 2017--27 Issuers, 155 Funds Now Listed on Bats in the U.S.
Bats Global Markets, Inc. (Bats: BATS), the #1 U.S. market for exchange-traded fund (ETF) trading, today welcomed a suite of four new PowerShares ETFs to the Bats ETF Marketplace.
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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada reached a new record of 89 billion US dollars at the end of January 2017
February 23, 2017--ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the Canada reached a new record high of US$89 billion at the end January 2017 surpassing the prior record of US$84 billion set at the end of December 2016
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USCF ETF Trust files with the SEC
February 23, 2017--USCF ETF Trust has filed a fourth amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-
February 23, 2017--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund
PowerShares Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio
PowerShares S&P 500(R) Downside Hedged Portfolio
PowerShares Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 Portfolio
February 23, 2017--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 Portfolio.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares India Portfolio
February 23, 2017--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares India Portfolio.
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PowerShares files with the SEC
February 23, 2017--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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SEC Staff Issues Guidance Update and Investor Bulletin on Robo-Advisers
February 23, 20176--The Securities and Exchange Commission today published information and guidance for investors and the financial services industry on the fast-growing use of robo-advisers, which are registered investment advisers that use computer algorithms to provide investment advisory services online with often limited human interaction.
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Main Management ETF Advisors files with the SEC
February 22, 2017--Main Management ETF Advisors, LLC has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Principal files with the SEC-Principal Active Global Dividend Income ETF
February 22, 2017--Principal Exchange-Traded Funds has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Principal Active Global Dividend Income ETF.
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Northern Lights Fund Trust IV files with the SEC
February 22, 2017--Northern Trust Lights Fund Trust IV has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing solely relates to the Inspire Global Hope Large Cap ETF, Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF and Inspire Core Bond Impact ETF.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
February 22, 2017--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-SerenityShares
February 22, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for SerenityShares ETFs.
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ETFs/ETPs listed in the US gathered record inflows of US$42 billion and assets reached a new high of US$2.641 trillion
February 22, 2017--ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of US$2.641 trillion at the end January 2017 surpassing the prior record of US$2.640 trillion set at the end of December 2016.
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Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, January 31-February 1, 2017
February 22, 2017--The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on January 31-February 1, 2017.
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WealthBar First Robo-advisor in Canadian ETF Association
February 22, 2017-Financial technology leader joins CETFA to help educate Canadians about ETFs
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Three Key Trends Driving ETF Growth- FlexShares cites regulation, institutional investors and efficiency as key drivers
February 22, 2017--Rapid growth in ETF assets continued last year, bolstered by regulatory change, keen interest from institutional investors and the increasing use of ETFs within multi-asset class strategies, according to Shundrawn Thomas, who leads FlexShares(R) Exchange Traded Funds at Northern Trust Asset Management.
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