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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American ETP News
ETFGI's research finds assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of 1.92 trillion US dollars at the end of October 2014
November 10, 2014--ETFGI's research finds assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of 1.92 Tn US dollars at the end of October 2014.
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iShares files with the SEC
November 25, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Enhanced International Large-Cap ETF.
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Cambria files with the SEC
November 25, 2014--Cambria has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF (GAA).
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Exchange Traded Concepts Crosses $2 Billion in Assets
Second Distinguished Milestone Surpassed in 2014 for the ETF-In-A-BoxTM Private-Label ETF Advisor
November 24, 2014--Exchange Traded Concepts ("ETC"), the private-label ETF advisor recognized for bringing to market exchange traded funds on behalf of their clients
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Emerging Global Advisors Streamlines Dividend Suite
Emerging markets asset manager announces index, investment strategy transition as well as fund name change for the EGShares Low Volatility Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (Ticker: HILO); firm will also close two funds
November 24, 2014--Emerging Global Advisors (EGA), the investment advisor to the EGShares suite of emerging markets (EM) exchange-traded funds (ETF),
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares S&P Allocation Series
November 24, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Conservative Allocation ETF
iShares Moderate Allocation ETF
iShares Growth Allocation ETF?
iShares Aggressive Allocation ETF?
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SSgA files with the SEC-SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF
November 21, 2014--SSgA has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF.
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FactorShares files with the SEC
November 21, 2014--FactorShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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SSgA files with the SEC-SPDR Series Trust
November 21, 2014--SSgA has filed a post-effective amendmemt, registration statement with the SEC-SPDR Series Trust.
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SSgA files with the SEC
November 21, 2014--SSgA has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC-SSgA Active ETF Trust.
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Assets Decline for 'ETF Managed Portfolios' in 3Q
November 21, 2014--So-called ETF managed portfolios took a step back in the third quarter.
Total assets for the group-managers that build portfolios using exchange-traded funds-fell 6% to $96, from June through September, according to Morningstar's Ling-Wei Hew.
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Ontario's Funds Industry is Playing an Increasingly Valuable Role in the Province's Economy
November 20, 2014--The value of mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETF) held in Ontario has grown by 90 per cent in the last decade,
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Teucrium Trading, LLC Announces Fund Closures of Teucrium WTI Crude Oil Fund and the Teucrium Natural Gas Fund
November 20, 2014--Teucrium Trading, LLC ("Teucrium"), a commodity pool operator and the Sponsor of commodity-focused exchange-traded products ("ETPs"), today announced that it will close the Teucrium WTI Crude Oil Fund and the Teucrium Natural Gas Fund (collectively, the "Funds").
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SEC Adopts Rules to Improve Systems Compliance and Integrity
Rules to Strengthen Technology Infrastructure of Securities Markets
November 19, 2014--The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to adopt new rules designed to strengthen the technology infrastructure of the U.S. securities markets.
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Global X Funds Introduces China Onshore Bond ETF
November 19, 2014--Global X Funds, the New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today launched the Global X GF China Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: CHNB), which tracks the S&P China Composite Select Bond Index.
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Subcommittee finds Wall Street commodities actions add risk to economy, businesses, consumers
Report after two-year probe recommends bank regulators take further action to reduce risk, rein in unfair trading
November 19, 2014--Wall Street banks have become heavily involved with physical commodities markets, increasing risks to financial stability, industry, consumers and markets, a two-year investigation by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has found.
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Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, October 28-29, 2014
November 19, 2014--The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on October 28-29, 2014.
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Fresh SEC crackdown on 'flash crashes'
November 19, 2014--Trading firms and exchanges will face heavier scrutiny from US regulators aimed at preventing glitches like those that have triggered market chaos and seen investors lose hundreds of millions of dollars in a matter of minutes.
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FlexShares files with the SEC
November 19, 2014--FlexShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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iShares files with the SEC
November 18, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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DBX files with the SEC
November 18, 2014--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EMU Hedged Equity ETF.
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Treasury International Capital Data For September
November 18, 2014--The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for September 2014. The next release, which will report on data for October 2014, is scheduled for December 15, 2014.
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AdvisorShares Active ETF Report: 5 New Sponsors Added in October
November 18, 2014--The number of actively managed funds increased to 118 as eleven new funds launched in October.
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Treasury International Capital Data For September
November 18, 2014--The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for September 2014. The next release, which will report on data for October 2014, is scheduled for December 15, 2014.
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Lattice files with the SEC
November 18, 2014--Lattice has filed a third amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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The Fund that Reshaped the Gold Market
Rise and Fall of GLD Exchange-Traded Fund Mirrors Metal's Appeal
November 17, 2014--The first U.S. exchange-traded fund to give investors a stake in gold was the fastest-growing financial product of its kind when it launched 10 years ago.
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PIMCO's Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF Reaches Five Year Anniversary
The actively managed ETF, MINT, has returned 1.20 percent since 2009
November 17, 2014--PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, marks the five-year anniversary of its first actively managed exchange-traded fund, the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF, or MINT.
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First Trust Gets Approval to Sell Two ETFs to Mexican Pensioners
November 17, 2014--First Trust, the sixth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, last week won approval from La Comisiín Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (CONSAR), the regulatory agency that oversees Mexico's pension investments, to sell two ETFs to pensioners in Latin America's second-largest economy.
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PowerShares Rolls Out a New Diversified Commodity ETF (PDBC)
November 17, 2014--At a time when the greenback is marching higher, supported by an improving U.S. economy and rising rate concerns, launch of a commodity-focused ETF seems ill-timed since commodities normally carry an inverse relationship with the greenback.
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CFTC Commissioner Says Agency Has Authority Over Bitcoin Price Manipulation
November 17, 2014--A commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Monday that the agency was authorized to intervene with enforcement actions against price manipulation in bitcoin markets.
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Morgan Stanley-US ETF Weekly Update
October 17, 2014--US ETF Weekly Update
Weekly Flows: $12.0 Billion Net Inflows
Sixth Consecutive Week of Net Inflows
High-conviction ETF Recommendations Slide
ETFs Have Generated Net Inflows 35 of 46 Weeks YTD
ETF Assets Stand at $1.9 Trillion, Up 15% YTD
Four ETF Launches Last Week
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CSOP files with the SEC
November 17, 2014--CSOP has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the CSOP FTSE CHINA A50 ETF.
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Precidian Not Finished With Non-Transparent Push
November 17, 2014--Precidian Investments and BlackRock (BLK) formally withdrew applications for so-called non-transparent, actively managed exchange-traded funds late last week after hitting regulatory snags.
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AdvisorShares files with the SEC
November 17, 2014--AdvisorShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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BlackRock defends non-disclosure deals
November 16, 2014--BlackRock has defended the practice of asset managers requiring pension funds to sign non-disclosure agreements
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BlackRock, Precidian Pull Applications for New ETF Type
November 14, 2014--BlackRock Inc. (BLK) and Precidian Investments pulled applications for a new type of exchange-traded fund that wouldn't disclose holdings daily, after regulators said they planned to reject them.
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State Street files with the SEC
November 14, 2014--State Street has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SPDR® S&P 500 Buyback ETF.
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Global X files with the SEC
November 14, 2014--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Global X GF China Bond ETF.
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First Trust files with the SEC
November 14, 2014---First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
November 14, 2014--The current reports for the week of November 11, 2014 are now available.
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Nasdaq to List FlexShares Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund
Accessible and Efficient Investment Product Providing Exposure to U.S. Corporate Debt
November 13, 2014--Nasdaq today announced that FlexShares(R) Exchange Traded Funds, sponsored and managed by Northern Trust, will list a new exchange-traded fund, FlexShares Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund (Symbol: SKOR), on The Nasdaq Stock Market, SKOR will begin trading today, November 13th, 2014.
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SEC to Eaton Vance: No 'ETF' for You!
November 13, 2014--Eaton Vance is branding its new fund innovation "NextShares". But what the Boston company can't call the new investment vehicle, even if others do, is an exchange-traded fund, or ETF.
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RevenueShares files with the SEC
November 13, 2014--RevenueShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Barclays and MSCI announce launch of Green Bond Index
Innovative new index family will track the growing market of bonds issued to fund projects with environmental benefits
November 13, 2014-- Barclays, a publisher of leading broad market bond benchmarks, and MSCI Inc., a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today the launch of a new green bond index family measuring the global market of fixed income securities issued to fund projects and initiatives with direct environmental benefits.
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Building Today's Currency-Hedging Framework-October 2014
November 13, 2014--For years, a weak U.S. dollar meant that leaving the currency exposure of international equities unhedged was a tailwind to return. Whether it was a conscious asset-allocation decision or the "default" position, maintaining exposure to foreign currencies rewarded investors. But the tide has turned.<
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Update: Volatility and "Risk"
For the week of November 3-November 7
November 13, 2014--What Will The GOP Midterm Win Mean For Markets?
Macro
Last week was relatively quiet with the biggest news coming from Friday's job data. There were 214,000 jobs created, the headline unemployment rate ticked down to 5.8% (more precisely it was 5.756%),
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Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF
DeAWM Offers Largest Suite of China A-shares ETFs in the U.S.
November 12, 2014--Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is pleased to announce that Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (NYSE ticker: ASHR), the first U.S. exchange-traded fund ("ETF") to directly invest in the China A-shares market, has reached a milestone of one-year trading. Since its launch, ASHR has grown to over $479 million in assets with an average daily volume of 267,000 shares.
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Reality Shares Advisors files with the SEC
November 12, 2014--Reality Shares Advisors has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Reality Shares DIVS ETF.
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Lattice Strategies files with the SEC
November 12, 2014--Lattice Strategies has filed a second and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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BMO Asset Management Inc. Introduces Four New ETFs to its Product Suite
Includes smart beta quality and dividend strategies plus innovative fixed income
New ETFs address investors' demand for factor screening and income
BMO AM's ETF line-up now stands at 62 ETFs
November 12, 2014--BMO Asset Management Inc. (BMO AM) today launched four Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to help address the portfolio construction needs of investors.
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DBX files with the SEC-Deutsche X-trackers U.S. Aggregate Bond-Interest Rate Hedged ETF
November 12, 2014--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Deutsche X-trackers U.S. Aggregate Bond-Interest Rate Hedged ETF
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DBX files with the SEC
November 12, 2014--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Deutsche X-trackers High Yield Corporate Bond-Interest Rate Hedged ETF
Deutsche X-trackers Investment Grade Bond-Interest Rate Hedged ETF
Deutsche X-trackers Emerging Markets Bond-Interest Rate Hedged ETF
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Pimco files with the SEC
November 12, 2014--Pimco has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
November 12, 2014--The CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated. and is now available.
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Euro area securities issues statistics
November 12, 2014--The annual rate of change of the outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area residents was -0.5% in September 2014, the same as in August. For the outstanding amount of quoted shares issued by euro area residents, the annual growth rate was 1.5% in September 2014, compared with 1.4% in August.
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Factor Advisors Partners with PureFunds(R) and ISE ETF Ventures to Launch the First ETF Centered on Cyber Security
November 12, 2014--Factor Advisors, a subsidiary of ETF Managers Group, in partnership with PureFunds(R) and ISE ETF Ventures today successfully launched the first exchange traded fund (ETF) to hold shares of public companies that are heavily engaged in the emerging industry of protecting critical cyber infrastructure.
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IMF Country Report-Mexico: Selected Issues Paper
November 12, 2014--THE IMPACT OF MEXICO'S ENERGY REFORM ON HYDROCARBONS PRODUCTION1
The recently adopted energy reform could revolutionize Mexico's hydrocarbons sector. The reform aims to increase oil and gas production by eliminating the state oil company's (PEMEX) monopoly on exploration and production of hydrocarbons, while retaining the prime directive that these resources are the property of the Mexican nation.
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BM&FBOVESPA and S&P Dow Jones Indices Reach Landmark Index Agreement BVMF and S&P DJI Agree to Co-brand and Launch New Equity Indices for Brazilian Marketplace
November 12, 2014--BM&FBOVESPA (BVMF), the largest equity and futures exchange in Latin America, and S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), one of the world's leading providers of financial market indices, announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create and launch new, co-branded equity indices for the Brazilian marketplace.
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Investors pour money into surging currency-hedged ETFs Add to ...
November 11, 2014--U.S. investors who believe the dollar's 2014 surge will continue are pouring money into exchange-traded funds that invest in foreign markets but hedge the currency part of the bet.
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First China onshore bond ETF launches in the United States
November 11, 2014--U.S. investors can now gain direct access to China's onshore bond market through a new exchange-traded fund that invests in a broad swath of the country's swelling fixed-income market, which has largely been closed off to foreigners.
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CBO Monthly Budget Review: Summary for Fiscal Year 2014
November 10, 2014--In fiscal year 2014, which ended on September 30, the federal budget deficit totaled $483 billion- $197 billion less than the shortfall in 2013. Fiscal year 2014 was the fifth consecutive year in which the deficit declined as a share of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP): The deficit peaked at 9.8 percent of GDP in 2009; it fell to 4.1 percent in 2013 and to 2.8 percent in 2014.
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Exchange Traded Concepts files with the SEC
November 10, 2014--Exchange Traded Concepts has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the EMQQ The Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC
November 10, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI Russia Capped ETF, Inc.
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U.S. SEC denies BATS request to list 'non-transparent' ETFs
November 10, 2014--U.S. regulators rejected a proposal from BATS Global Markets that would allow it to list and trade actively managed exchange-traded funds that do not have to disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
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CFTC.gov Financial Data for Futures Commission Merchants Update
November 10, 2014--The CFTC.gov Financial Data for Futures Commission Merchants has recently been updated and is now available.
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Morgan Stanley-US ETF Weekly Update
November 10, 2014--US ETF Weekly Update
Weekly Flows: $14.9 Billion Net Inflows
High-conviction ETF Recommendations Slide
ETFs Have Generated Net Inflows 34 of 45 Weeks YTD
ETF Assets Stand at $1.9 Trillion, Up 14% YTD
Six ETF Launches Last Week
SEC Issues Notice of Its Intent to Grant Eaton Vance Permission to Offer Exchange-Traded Managed Funds
VelocityShares to Close Three ETFs
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Fewer active managers beat market than at any time in decade
November 9, 2014--Fewer fund managers are beating the market this year than at any time in over a decade, piling further misery on a profession that faces increasing investor scepticism.
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Oct. 15 bond swing draws attention from regulators, traders
November 9, 2014--The day's trading was just hitting its stride in New York on the morning of Oct. 15 when bond investors, traders and strategists were stunned by an unusual move in the $12 trillion U.S. Treasury market playing out on their computer screens.
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November 9, 2014--Bank of New York Mellon has created a technology lab in the heart of Silicon Valley as it seeks to tap into new digital offerings,
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
November 7, 2014--The current reports for the week of November 04, 2014 are now available.
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Regulators Consider Easing Volcker Trading Rules
November 7, 2014--U.S. regulators are considering changes to the Dodd-Frank law that could ease requirements on the Volcker Rule's trading restrictions.
Scott Alvarez, the Federal Reserve's general counsel, said the central bank is reviewing whether to extend a deadline for implementing the Volcker Rule and changing "metrics" used in the regulation.
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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Launches New ETF: JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF (JPIN)
November 7, 2014--J.P. Morgan Asset Management announced that the JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF (JPIN) officially launched for trading today, expanding J.P. Morgan's strategic beta ETF suite.
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SEC Plans To Approve Eaton Vance's New ETF Structure
November 7, 2014--The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday said it intends to allow Eaton Vance to offer non-transparent, actively managed exchange-traded funds that won't require daily disclosure of portfolio holdings.
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Fidelity files with the SEC
November 7, 2014--Fidelity has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the MSCI Real Estate Index ETF.
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Global X files with the SEC-Global X |JPMorgan US Sector Rotator Index ETF
November 7, 2014--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for Global X |JPMorgan US Sector Rotator Index ETF.
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Global X files with the SEC
November 7, 2014--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Global X| JPMorgan Efficiente Index ETF.
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Van Eck files with the SEC
November 7, 2014--Van Eck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF (CBON).
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Nasdaq to List PowerShares DB Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy Portfolio
New Broad-Based Commodity Strategy Expands Smart Beta Suite
October 7, 2014--Nasdaq today announced that Invesco PowerShares will list a new exchange-traded fund, PowerShares DB Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy Portfolio (Symbol:PDBC), on The Nasdaq Stock Market. PDBC will begin trading today, November 7th, 2014.
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FINRA Investor Survey Reveals Strong Support for Additional Regulatory Protections
November 6, 2014--The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released a survey of U.S. investors designed to measure perceptions of fairness and to gauge demand for additional regulatory protections. FINRA's survey of 1,000 adults revealed that 92 percent of investors agreed (62 percent strongly agreed and 30 percent somewhat agreed) that it is important to have a regulatory "cop on the beat" to protect investors and police the markets.
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Notice of Intent to Grant Exemptive Relief to Permit the Offering of Exchange-Traded Managed Funds
NextShares(TM) Announced as Branding of Exchange-Traded Managed Funds
November 6, 2014--Eaton Vance Management (Eaton Vance), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (EV), announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has today issued notice of its intent to grant Eaton Vance and related parties an exemption from certain provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940,
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Update-Election Impact on Oil
November 6, 2014--High Yield Report-The tally is in and it was a very bad Tuesday evening for the Democratic party. Senate races in Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia and a host of other States went red...
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SEC Issues Preliminary Denial Notices for Two Nontransparent Actively Managed ETF Applications
November 6, 2014--Summary: In 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission") approved the first actively managed exchange-traded funds ("ETFs").[1] The exemptive orders for those ETFs-and all active ETF exemptive orders since-have required daily portfolio transparency.[2] On October 21, 2014, the Commission issued notices ("Notices") on exemptive applications filed by two separate sets of applicants (the "Applicants") seeking relief from the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended ("1940 Act"), to
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BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance Update-October 2014
November 6, 2014--The BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance-October 2014 Update has been published and is now available for review.
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John Hancock files with the SEC
November 6, 2014--Janus has filed a third amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Janus files with the SEC
November 6, 2014--Janus has filed a second amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Syntax files with the SEC
November 6, 2014--Syntax has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Nasdaq Lists First Trust International IPO ETF
International Index-Tracking Fund Focused on Timely Investment Opportunities
November 5, 2014--Nasdaq today announced that First Trust will list one new exchange-traded fund, First Trust International IPO ETF (S,mbol: FPXI), on The Nasdaq Stock Market.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
November 5, 2014--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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Nasdaq Lists First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF and First Trust Low Duration Mortgage Opportunities ETF
Two Actively Managed Funds Focused on Current Income Opportunities
November 5, 2014--Nasdaq today announced that First Trust will list two new exchange-traded funds, First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF (Symbol: FEMB) and First Trust Low Duration Mortgage Opportunities ETF (Symbol: LMBS), on The Nasdaq Stock Market. FEMB and LMBS will begin trading on Nasdaq today, November 5th, 2014.
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ALPS to Close Three Exchange Traded Funds
November 4, 2014--ALPS, a DST Company focused on asset servicing and asset gathering, today announced the liquidation of three VelocityShares ETFs.
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Cambria Debuts Global Momentum ETF
November 4, 2014--Mebane Faber's Cambria Investments today introduced the Cambria Global Momentum ETF (GMOM), an actively managed fund that uses an ETF of ETFs approach.
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New Commodities ETF from BlackRock Avoids Tax Issues
November 4, 2014--Exchange-traded products (ETPs) let investors trade individual asset classes like shares of stock.
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CBOE/CBOT 10-Year Treasury Note Volatility Index Futures Product Launch
November 4, 2014--CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC will launch trading in CBOE/CBOT 10-Year Treasury Note Volatility Index (VXTYN) futures on November 13, 2014.
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Pimco Total Return ETF posts $437 million outflow in October: Morningstar
November 4, 2014--The Pimco Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund posted its second straight month of outflows in October, totaling $437 million compared with $631 million outflow in September,
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FactorShares files with the SEC
November 4, 2014--FactorShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PureFunds ISE Cyber SecurityTM ETF
Symbol: (HACK).
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PowerShares files with the SEC
November 3, 2014--PowerShares has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares PowerShares DB Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy Portfolio.
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ETF Securities files with the SEC
November 4, 2014--ETF Securities has filed a second amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Treasury Announces Marketable Borrowing Estimates
November 3, 2014--The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced its current estimates of net marketable borrowing for the October-December 2014 and January-March 2015 quarters:
During the October-December 2014 quarter, Treasury expects to issue $232 billion in net marketable debt, assuming an end-of-December cash balance of $200 billion. This borrowing estimate is $45 billion higher than announced in August 2014.
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ISE Holdings Reports Business Activity for October 2014
November 3, 2014--ISE Gemini reported record monthly ADV (1,007,614 contracts) and market share (5.3%).
ISE Gemini surpassed one million contracts in 12 of the 23 trading days in October.
ISE and ISE Gemini combined represent 17.4% of equity options market share, excluding dividend trades
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Horizons ETFs Reduces Management Fee for Horizons Canadian Black Swan ETF (HUT) and Horizons US Black Swan ETF (HUS)
November 3, 2014--Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and its affiliate AlphaPro Management Inc. (collectively,"Horizons ETFs") are pleased to announce a change to the management fee structure of Horizons Canadian Black Swan ETF ("HUT") and Horizons US Black Swan ETF ("HUS" and collectively,the "Black Swan ETFs").
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Horizons ETFs Reduces Management Fee for Horizons Canadian Black Swan ETF (HUT) and Horizons US Black Swan ETF (HUS)
November 3, 2014--Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and its affiliate AlphaPro Management Inc. (collectively, "Horizons ETFs") are pleased to announce a change to the management fee structure of Horizons Canadian Black Swan ETF ("HUT") and
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Source scrubbed from China ETF launch in US
November 3, 2014--Hong Kong-based CSOP Asset Management has quit its plans to join hands with UK-based exchange traded fund provider Source to list a co-branded China A-shares ETF in the US and will instead go it alone.
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Morgan Stanley-US ETF Weekly Update
November 3, 2014--Weekly Flows: $16.5 Billion Net Inflows
Largest Weekly Net Inflows in 2014
High-conviction ETF Recommendations Slide
ETFs Have Generated Net Inflows 33 of 44 Weeks YTD
ETF Assets Stand at $1.9 Trillion, Up 13% YTD
Three ETF Launches Last Week
PowerShares DB Suite Transferred to Invesco PowerShares
PIMCO Active ETFs Receive Increased Derivatives Use Approval
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PowerShares files with the SEC
November 3, 2014--PowerShares has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares DB Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy Portfolio.
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iShares files with the SEC
November 3, 2014--iShares hs filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI Russia Capped ETF.
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CBOE may cut VIX futures trading hours after glitches
October 31, 2014--CBOE Holdings Inc may trim trading hours at its futures exchange after suffering glitches that disrupted activity this month, the company's president said on Friday.
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iShares files with the SEC
October 31, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Emerging Markets Diversified Country Strategy ETF.
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RIAs drive rise in commission-free ETFs
October 31, 2014--Exchange-traded funds, including it would appear those that are commission-free, are a rapidly growing portion of institutional portfolios, thanks in no small part to their RIAs.
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CBOE may cut VIX futures trading hours after glitches
October 31, 2014--CBOE Holdings Inc may trim trading hours at its futures exchange after suffering glitches that disrupted activity this month, the company's president said on Friday.
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CFTC.gov Financial Data for Futures Commission Merchants Update
October 31, 2014-- The CFTC.gov Financial Data for Futures Commission Merchants has recently been updated and is now available.
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WisdomTree Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results
$0.08 diluted net income EPS
Pre-tax income increases 35% and revenues increase 19% from year ago quarter
Declares $0.08 quarterly dividend and $100 million share buyback program
Lowers baseline U.S. tax rate to approximately 38%
October 31, 2014--WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (Nasdaq:WETF), an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor and asset manager, today reported net income of $10.6 million or $0.08 per diluted EPS in the third quarter.
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BNY Mellon Consultant 360- Volume IV 2014
October 31, 2014--Driving Hedge Fund Growth: Managed Accounts
Managed accounts thrive on transparency, liquidity & control. Andrew Lapkin, CEO of BNY Mellon HedgeMark provides a lens into the benefits of dedicated managed accounts as a mechanism to invest in hedge funds including the ability to customize mandates and structures and the potential for fee compression.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
October 31, 2014--The current reports for the week of October 28, 2014 are now available.
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STOXX Europe 600 Licensed To Us-Based Investment Manager ALPS
October 31, 2014--STOXX Limited, a leading provider of innovative, tradable and global index concepts, today announced that the STOXX Europe 600 Index has been licensed to ALPS, a leading US-based investment management specialist, to serve as the basis for an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The ETF will be listed on NYSE Arca today.
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Report on U.S. Portfolio Holdings of Foreign Securities at End-Year 2012
October 31, 2014--1The findings from the annual survey of U.S. portfolio holdings of foreign securities at year-end 2012 were released today and posted on the Treasury web site.
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FlexShares files with the SEC
October 31, 2014--FlexShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the FlexShares(R) Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices-U.S. Index Dashboard-October 2014
October 31, 2014--In spite of a mid-month plunge, both the S&P 500(R) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average(R) closed October at all-time highs. Defensive strategies thrived, with the S&P 500 Low Volatility index ending up 5%.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices-Canada Index Dashboard-October 2014
October 31, 2014--Canadian equities were down in October, with the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX 60 declining 2% and 1%, respectively.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices-Latin America Index Dashboard-October 2014
October 31, 2014--Latin American equities declined again in October. The S&P Latin America BMI was less than 1% while the S&P MILA Andean 40 was down 1%.
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October 30, 2014--The long-running war between the mutual fund industry and the burgeoning exchange traded fund sector appears to have reached a turning point.
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Invesco to take over management of PowerShares DB funds from Deutsche
October 30, 2014--Invesco Ltd said on Thursday it plans to take over management of the PowerShares DB fund suite from Deutsche Bank AG as it looks to expand its commodity product lineup for its exchange-traded funds business.
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KCG Said to Seek at Least $300 Million for HotSpot Unit
October 30, 2014--KCG Holdings Inc. (KCG), the trading firm formed in the aftermath of Knight Capital Group Inc.'s near collapse, is seeking at least $300 million for its currencies unit, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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ARK Investment Management Launches Two Additional Thematic Active Equity ETFs-ARKG and ARKK
October 30, 2014--ARK Investment Management (ARK) is pleased to announce the launch of two new actively managed exchange traded funds (ETFs), the ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector Fund (ARKG) and the ARK Innovation Fund (ARKK). Like their sister funds, ARKQ and ARKW, these will be fully transparent, and will complete the initial suite of ARK’s thematic ETFs.
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AdvisorShares files with the SEC
October 30, 2014--AdvisorShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the AdvisorShares Accuvest Global Long Short ETF.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
October 29, 2014--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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Peru Continues to Rank as One of Top Economies in Latin America in Business Regulations
October 29, 2014--A new World Bank Group report finds that Peru continued to rank as one of the top economies where it is easier to do business in Latin America, as local entrepreneurs throughout the region saw an improvement in the business environment in the past year. Half the economies in the Latin America implemented at least one such reform in 2013/14, the report finds.
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U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC Launches 10 Actively-Managed Exchange Traded Funds with WBI Investments
October 29, 2014--U.S. Bancorp Fund Services (USBFS) is announcing its collaboration with WBI Investments to launch the WBI Shares, a suite of 10 actively-managed exchange traded funds (ETFs).
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Fed eyes first rate rise after end to QE
October 29, 2014--The US Federal Reserve is shifting its focus to its first interest rate rise after ending an era of unprecedented asset purchases.
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iShares Launches Beyond BRIC ETF
October 29, 2014--Given the ongoing concerns in most of the popular emerging market nations, investors are increasingly looking for funds that provide exposure to countries outside the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) group of nations.
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First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF Approves Investment Management Fee Waiver and Reverse Share Split
October 29, 2014--First Trust Advisors L.P. ("First Trust") announced today that the Board of Trustees ("Board") of First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund IV (the "Trust"), on behalf of First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF (the "Fund"), an actively-managed exchange-traded fund (NASDAQ: FTSM), has approved an additional waiver of the Fund's management fees in the amount of 0.10% of the Fund's average daily net assets for a period of one year beginning October 29, 2014.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF
October 29, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendmen, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC
October 29, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendmen, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI Emerging Workforce ETF.
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US Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement
October 29, 2014--Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions improved somewhat further, with solid job gains and a lower unemployment rate. On balance, a range of labor market indicators suggests that underutilization of labor resources is gradually diminishing.
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Alps files with the SEC
October 29, 2014--Alps has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Schwab to offer free 'robo-advise' plan in first quarter 2015
October 28, 2014--Charles Schwab Corp confirmed on Monday that it will introduce free automated investment plans picked by computer algorithms in the first quarter of 2015.
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SIGTARP Report: October 2014 Quarterly Report to Congress on TARP
October 28, 2014--This morning, SIGTARP issued its October 2014 Quarterly Report to Congress on the Status of TARP.
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SSgA files with the SEC-SSgA Active ETF Trust
October 28, 2014--SSgA has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC-SSgA Active ETF Trust.
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State Street files with the SEC
October 28, 2014--State Street has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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U.S. Bancorp Fund Services' ETF Series Trust Exceeds $1 Billion in Assets
October 28, 2014--U.S. Bancorp Fund Services (USBFS) announced today that its Exchanged Traded Funds Series Solution (ESS) multiple series trust (MST) has exceeded $1 billion in assets.
"We're proud to share with our clients and partners across the industry that our ESS MST has achieved this important milestone," said Joe Redwine, president of U.S. Bancorp Fund Services.
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Fed revises risk management policy for clearing, settlement firms
October 28, 2014--The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Tuesday it has revised its policy which sets the risk management standards for the country's largest clearing, payment and settlement firms.
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ProShares files with the SEC
October 28, 2014--ProShares has filed a form S-1 registration statement with the SEC.
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Treasury Liquidity Squeezed as Dealers Shut Off Machines
October 27, 2014--As soon as Charles Comiskey saw what was coming, he turned off his machines.
It was still early in the New York trading day on Oct. 15 and investors were already pouring into U.S. government bonds as global financial markets from Asia to Europe buckled.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC
October 27, 2014--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Brazil Bond Fund.
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First Trust files with the SEC- First Trust International IPO ETF
October 27, 2014--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Registration Statement relates to the First Trust International IPO ETF.
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First Trust files with the SEC
October 27, 2014--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Morgan Stanley-US ETF Weekly Update
October 27, 2014--US ETF Weekly Update
Weekly Flows: $7.2 Billion Net Inflows
High-conviction ETF Recommendations Slide
ETFs Have Generated Net Inflows 32 of 43 Weeks YTD
ETF Assets Stand at $1.8 Trillion, Up 10% YTD
Five ETF Launches Last Week
SEC Rejects Non-transparent Actively Managed ETFs
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LedgerX Hopes to Establish First U.S.-Regulated Options Exchange for Bitcoin
October 27, 2014--A new startup out of New York called LedgerX LLC has recruited big financial-industry names to its board of directors and raised venture funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Google Ventures and others to add a dose of legitimacy to the bitcoin market.
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