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March 1, 2012--Russell has filed a second amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Direxion files with the SEC
April 27, 2015--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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DBX files with the SEC
April 27, 2015--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Australia Hedged Equity ETF
Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE Small Cap Hedged Equity ETF
Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Italy Hedged Equity ETF
Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Southern Europe Hedged Equity ETF
Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Spain Hedged Equity ETF
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Highland Capital Management files with the SEC
April 27, 2015--Highland Capital Management has filed a second amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Vanguard looking to license its cost-cutting ETF patent
April 26, 2015--Vanguard is considering letting others in on its exclusive right to offer exchange traded funds as a share class of existing mutual funds through a licensing agreement with USAA.
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Van Eck files with the SEC
April 24, 2015--Van Eck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
April 24, 2015--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC
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John Hancock files with the SEC
April 24, 2015--John Hancock has filed a pre-effective amendment no.1, registration statement with the SEC for the John Hancock Large Cap ETF.
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DBX files with the SEC
April 23, 2015--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Deutsche X-trackers MSCI All World ex US High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF
Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF
Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Emerging Markets High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity
Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EMU High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF
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SSgA files with the SEC
April 23, 2015--SSgA has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SPDR SSGA Shareholder Yield ETF.
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Alps files with the SEC
April 23, 2015--Alps has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the ALPS MSCI EAFE Equal Sector Weighted ETF
ALPS MSCI Emerging Markets Equal Sector Weighted ETF.
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First Trust files with the SEC
April 23, 2015--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Highland Capital Management files with the SEC
April 23, 2015--Highland Capital Management has filed a amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Highland Capital Management files with the SEC
April 23, 2015--Highland Capital Management has filed a amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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AdvisorShares Active ETF Report
April 23, 2014--As of March 31, 2015--Assets in the actively managed ETF space contracted by less than 1% during March which is not out of line given the decline in U.S. equity markets during the month.
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Purpose Investments Announces the Launch of Two Highly Innovative International Funds
April 22, 2015--Purpose Investments Inc. ("Purpose") is pleased to announce the launch of two new international investment funds, Purpose International Dividend Fund (TSX:PID) and Purpose International Tactical Hedged Equity Fund (TSX:PHW) (collectively the "Funds").
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
April 22, 2015--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC U.S. Global Jets ETF.
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First Trust files with the SEC
April 22, 2015--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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First Trust files with the SEC-First Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy
April 22, 2015--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy.
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First Trust files with the SEC
April 22, 2015--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Principle files with the SEC
April 21, 2015--Principle Exchange Traded Funds has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Principal EDGE Active Income ETF, a actively-managed ETF.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC
April 20, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Weak Dollar U.S. Equity Fund.
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USAA Asset Management files with the SEC
April 20, 2015--USAA Asset Management Company has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
April 20, 2015--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the AlphaMark Actively Managed Small Cap ETF (SMCP).
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Volcker calls for U.S. financial regulation shakeup
April 20, 2015--The U.S. financial regulatory system is outdated and riddled with loopholes, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker said on Monday as he offered an overhaul plan to make watchdogs more effective.
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High Commodity Prices and Pro-Growth Reforms Played Equal Role in LatAm Economic Boom
New analysis draws lessons from last decade and helps identify reforms to accelerate growth
April 17, 2015--Favorable external conditions including high commodity prices and a stable macroeconomic environment, as well as pro-growth reforms boosted GDP per capita in Latin America and the Caribbean by about 5 percentage points (in purchasing power parity terms) over the last decade.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
April 17, 2015--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the FFI U.S. Large Cap Fossil Free ETF.
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Highland Capital Management files with the SEC
April 17, 2015--Highland Capital Management has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares FactorSelect MSCI USA Small-Cap ETF
April 17, 2015-iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares FactorSelect MSCI USA Small-Cap ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares FactorSelect MSCI USA ETF
April 17, 2015-iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares FactorSelect MSCI USA ETF.?
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares FactorSelect MSCI Intl Small-Cap ETF
April 17, 2015-iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares FactorSelect MSCI Intl Small-Cap ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares FactorSelect MSCI International ETF
April 17, 2015-iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares FactorSelect MSCI International ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC
April 17, 2015-iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares FactorSelect MSCI Global ETF.
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Exchange Traded Concepts files with the SEC
April 17, 2015--Exchange Traded Concepts has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Post-Effective Amendment No. 123 relates solely to the Forensic Accounting ETF, Yorkville High Income MLP ETF and Yorkville High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF.
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Compass files with the SEC
April 16, 2015--Compass has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Compass EMP US Small Cap 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
Compass EMP International 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
Compass EMP Emerging Market 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
Compass EMP US High Dividend 100 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
Compass EMP US Small Cap High Dividend 100 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
Compass EMP International High Dividend 100 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
Compass EMP Emerging Market High Dividend 100 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
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ETF Securities USA files with the SEC
April 16, 2015--ETF Securities USA has filed a post-effective amendment NO.3 to Form s-1 registration statement with the SEC for the ETFS White Metals Basket Trust.
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Alps files with the SEC
April 16, 2015--Alps has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
ALPS Sector Leaders ETF
ALPS Sector Low Volatility ETF.
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State Street files with the SEC
April 14, 2015--State Street has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SPDR MSCI USA Quality Mix ETF.
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Expect tumult for broker-dealers if DOL fiduciary plan goes through
Prohibited transaction is key: Will give rise to new legal exposure, new comp models
April 14, 2015--It's early days, but retirement plan experts predict a major shake-up in the way broker-dealers do business with small retirement plans and IRAs-all thanks to a prohibited transaction exemption in the Labor Department's new fiduciary duty proposal.
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US Labor Department seeks public comment on proposal to protect consumers from conflicts of interest in retirement advice
April 14, 2015--The U.S. Department of Labor has released a proposed rule that will protect 401(k) and IRA investors by mitigating the effect of conflicts of interest in the retirement investment marketplace.
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KraneShares files with the SEC
April 13, 2015--KraneShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the KraneShares NYSE Bloomberg China Clean Energy ETF.
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PowerShares files with the SEC
April 13, 2015--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares High Income Downside Hedged Portfolio.
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Teucrium files with the SEC
April 13, 2015--Teucrium has filed a Pre-Effective Amendment No.1 to Form S-1 with the SEC for the Teucrium Agricultural Fund.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
April 10, 2015--The current reports for the week of April 7, 2015 are now available.
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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Brazil
April 10, 2015--The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation1 with Brazil on March 16, 2015.
Starting in 2015, the new government has been introducing a series of measures to strengthen macroeconomic policies and restore credibility following a period in which Brazil's growth has surprised on the downside.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
April 10, 2015--The current reports for the week of April 7, 2015 are now available.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree Strong Dollar Emerging Markets Equity Fund
April 10, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Strong Dollar Emerging Markets Equity Fund.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree Strong Dollar U.S. Equity Fund
April 10, 2015--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Strong Dollar U.S. Equity Fund.
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Pacer files with the SEC
April 10, 2015--Pacer has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Spinnaker files with the SEC
April 10, 2015--Spinnaker has filed a second application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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PowerShares files with the SEC
April 10, 2015--PowerShares has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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PowerShares files with the SEC
April 10, 2015--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to the PowerShares S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility Portfolio.
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EGA Emerging Global Shares files with the SEC
April 10, 2015--EGA Emerging Global Shares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Amendment relates only to the EGShares EM Equity Value ETF series of the Registrant.
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Morningstar Q1 Market Commentary Now Available
April 10, 2015--The bull market in U.S. equities reached its six-year anniversary in March, but stocks endured a quieter quarter than most during this historic run.
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This Week's IPO Calendar from Renaissance Capital
April 10, 2015--Renaissance Capital's upcoming IPO calendar tracks the companies scheduled to price their IPOs this week.
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Invesco PowerShares Announces Launch of S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility Portfolio (XRLV)
Increased Volatility and Rising Rates Highlight Need for Risk Management Solutions
April 9, 2015--Invesco PowerShares Capital Management, LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced the launch of the PowerShares S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility Portfolio (XRLV), which was listed today on the NYSE ARCA.
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WisdomTree Launches Japan Hedged Dividend Growth Fund (JHDG)
April 9, 2015--Offers Access to Quality Dividend Growth Stocks in Japan Without Yen Exposure
Expanding Suite of Japan-Focused Funds
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Semiannual Report on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies
April 9, 2015--This Report covers developments in the second half of 2014, and where pertinent and available, data through end-March 2015. This Report reviews the macroeconomic and exchange rate policies of economies accounting for 65 percent of U.S. foreign trade and assesses global economic developments more broadly.
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First Bridge 'ETF 20/20' Trends: Q1 '15 Review
April 9, 2015--Highlights
br>Assets for ETFs listed in the US grew by 4.5% in Q1 2015, with ETF s providing global equity exposure gaining the most in net assets.
Both the VIX and BofAML high yield bond spread were up from a year ago ( 10% and 28% respectively), but are still below their 10 year historical median values.
Developed Ex US equity markets (EFA) and US small caps (IWM) were the best? performing of the ETFs representing the major asset classes in Q1 2015.
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Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Launches 2 Currency-Hedged Exchange Traded Funds on Deutsche X-trackers Platform
April 9, 2015--Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) today announced the launch of two new currency-hedged exchange traded funds (ETFs) on its Deutsche X-trackers platform, Deutsche X-trackers Dow Jones Hedged International Real Estate ETF (NYSE Arca: DBRE) and Deutsche X-trackers S&P Hedged Global Infrastructure ETF (NYSE Arca: DBIF).
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Update: MLB Opening Day But Is the Fed Now in a Rain Delay?
April 9, 2015--For the week of March 30- April 2
MLB Opening Day But Is The Fed Now In A Rain Delay?
Macro
Friday's holiday did not stop the jobs report from printing and it was a stinker. The economy created 126,000 new jobs compared to expectations of 245,000 jobs. The headline unemployment rate held steady at 5.5% and the broader U6 number downticked to 10.9% likely due to a corresponding downtick in labor force participation to 62.7%,
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Report: U.S.-Listed ETPs Tracking Nasdaq Indexes
April 9, 2015--The Nasdaq quarterly report encapsulating all U.S.-Listed Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs) that track Nasdaq Indexes is available..
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AccuShares files with the SEC
April 9, 2015--AccuShares has filed a Pre-Effective Amendment No. 3 to Form S-1 with the SEC for the
AccuShares Spot CBOE VIX Up Shares
AccuShares Spot CBOE VIX Down Shares.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom ETF
April 9, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Switzerland ETF
April 9, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Switzerland ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Spain ETF
April 9, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Spain ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Currency Hedged MSCI South Korea ETF
April 9, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI South Korea ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Mexico ETF
April 9, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Mexico ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Italy ETF
April 9, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Italy ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF.
April 9, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Canada ETF
April 9, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Canada ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Currency Hedged MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
April 9, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Australia ETF
April 9, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Australia ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC
April 9, 2015--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI ACWI ETF.
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Eaton Vance files with the SEC-Eaton Vance NextShares Trust II
April 9, 2015--Eaton Vance has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Eaton Vance NextShares Trust II.
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Eaton Vance files with the SEC
April 9, 2015--Eaton Vance has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Eaton Vance NextShares Trust.
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Nasdaq and KBW Announce Strategic Index Partnership
April 8, 2015--- Partnership expands access to indexes and ETFs with more than $770 million in licensed Assets Under Management (AUM)
Indexes to be re-branded "KBW Nasdaq" in June 2015
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for March 2015
April 8, 2015--The federal government ran a budget deficit of $430 billion for the first half of fiscal year 2015, CBO estimates-$17 billion more than the shortfall recorded in the same span last year.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
April 8, 2015--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, March 17-18, 2015
April 8, 2015--The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on March 17-18, 2015.
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Exchange issue strikes Merrill Lynch, Vanguard ETF performance
Analysts say price discrepancies are a reminder for advisers to use best practices when trading the funds
April 8, 2015--Advisers and investors this month are seeing surprising and, in many cases, misleading first-quarter returns as a result of a trading-exchange glitch that affected some heavily used exchange-traded funds
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Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap ETF (ASHS) Increases Creation Limit
April 7, 2015--Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) today announced that the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap ETF (NYSE Arca:ASHS) will increase the number of creation units that it will accept from one creation to five creations per day, effective on trade date April 8, 2015.
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Horizons ETFs Launches the Horizons US 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF
April 7, 2015--Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. ("Horizons ETFs") is pleased to announce the launch of the Horizons US 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF ("HTB"), which will provide investors with low-cost and tax-efficient exposure to the U.S. mid-term treasuries market.
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ETF liquidity: will it be illusory in volatile markets?
April 7, 2015--An April 5th article in the FT by Stephen Foley,"The alchemy of ETF liquidity is an illusory promise" (sorry, behind the pay wall) was pretty interesting. But the real story is an investor letter by Oaktree Capital's Howard Marks called "Liquidity" that was cited by the article.
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US's Highland packs pipeline with ETFs
April 7, 2015--In a bid to expand its retail presence, Highland Capital Management has launched a platform that unifies its research, risk management and investment processes for liquid alternative mutual funds.
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SEC Reviewing 12b-- Fees
April 7, 2015--The Securities and Exchange Commission is currently reviewing as part of its exam cycle the entire spectrum of 12b-1 fees
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ProShares files with the SEC
April 7, 2015--ProShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance Update-March 2015
April 7, 2015--The BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance Update-March 2015 is now available.
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Vanguard Launches Robo Adviser, Sort Of
Just donít call it a "robo adviser."
April 6, 2015--New Web-based service will combine human and automated assistance
For the past two years, the giant mutual-fund firm Vanguard Group has been testing an adviser service that combines aspects of Web-based advice and investment-modeling algorithms with traditional human contact.
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Morgan Stanley Veteran Jacob Dienelt Joins Bitcoin 2.0 Startup
April 6, 2015--Jacob Dienelt is the latest Morgan Stanley veteran to leave Wall Street and join the Bitcoin industry.
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Lightly Leveraged ETFs Still Cause Concerns
Some analysts, regulators worry that Direxion's new funds could burn some investors
April 6, 2015--Like a brewer selling a light beer, Direxion Investments is hoping its lightly leveraged exchange-traded funds will appeal to a wider audience than its more-intense versions.
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Leveraged-Loan Sales Slump to Worst Since 2010 on Fed Scrutiny
April 6, 2015--The market for loans to below-investment grade companies is off to its slowest start in five years as regulators step up efforts to curb risky underwriting and investors put their money elsewhere.
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ProShares files with the SEC
April 6, 2015--ProShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This post-effective amendment relates only to ProShares Hedged FTSE Japan ETF.
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Spinnaker files with the SEC
April 6, 2015--Spinnaker has filed a first amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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BlackRock Plans Money Fund Changes to Meet New SEC Regulations
April 6, 2015--BlackRock Inc., the world's largest asset manager, said it would change its lineup of money-market mutual funds to make them comply with new federal regulations.
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Big Investor Involvement Could Boost Bitcoin
Major players could reduce volatility, increase acceptance of virtual currency
April 5, 2015--Some of the U.S.'s biggest proprietary traders and investors are testing the waters for a bigger move into bitcoin, giving a potential boost to the fledgling virtual-currency industry.
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ETFis files with the SEC
April 3, 2015--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the ActiveAlts Short Squeeze Fund.
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Global X files with the SEC
April 3, 2015--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Global X Yieldco Index ETF
Global X US Yieldco Index ETF
Global X International Yieldco Index ETF
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