February is Second Most-Active Trading Month in CBOE Futures Exchange History-continued

Volume Increased 70% Over 2011, Two New Contracts Launched During Month: CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index and a Radar Logic Real Estate Index
March 1, 2012--The CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) today announced that February 2012 was the second most-active trading month in CFE history as volume totaled 1,340,780 contracts, an increase of 70 percent from the 789,734 contracts traded in February 2011.
Average daily volume (ADV) at CFE during February 2012 was 67,039 contracts, the second-highest ADV ever, and up 61 percent from the 41,565 contracts traded per day a year ago. February's total trading volume trailed only the 1.8 million contracts traded in August 2011.

When comparing trading activity in February to the previous month, CFE total monthly volume rose by 65 percent from the 811,283 total contracts and average daily volume gained 65 percent from the 40,564 contracts per day during January 2012.

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Source: CBOE


American ETP News
Fidelity files with the SEC
April 17, 2014--Fidelity has filed a Pre-Effective Amendment No. 3, registration statement with the SEC for the Fidelity Corporate Bond ETF.
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Exchange Traded Concepts files with the SEC
April 16, 2014--Exchange Traded Concepts has filed a post-effective amendmnent, registration statement with the SEC. This Post-Effective Amendment No. 93 relates solely to the Forensic Accounting ETF, Yorkville High Income MLP ETF and Yorkville High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF.
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Alps files with the SEC
April 15, 2014--Alps has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Sprott Gold Miners ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iSharesBond(R) Dec 2016 Corporate Term ETF?
April 15, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iSharesBond(R) Dec 2016 Corporate Term ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares MSCI UAE Capped ETF
April 15, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI UAE Capped ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC
April 15, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI Qatar Capped ETF.
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CBO-Updated Budget Projections: 2014 to 2024
April 14, 2014--As it usually does each spring, CBO has updated the baseline budget projections that it released earlier in the year.
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Van Eck files with the SEC
April 14, 2014--Van Eck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Market Vectors ChinaAMC MSCI All China ETF.
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Hire Marks a Win for Deutsche as It Looks to Increase Presence in U.S. Market
April 14, 2014--Dodd Kittsley, former global head of exchange-traded product research, is moving to Deutsche Bank AG.
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AdvisorShares files with the SEC
April 11, 2014--AdvisorShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the AdvisorShares Pacific Asset Enhanced Floating Rate ETF.
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Global X files with the SEC
April 11, 2014--Global X has filed a first amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC-actively-managed ETFs.
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PowerShares files with the SEC
April 11, 2014--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio.
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First Trust files with the SEC
April 10, 2014--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Remittances and Foreign Direct Investment provide more reliable flows
Growth continues, albeit slow: 2.3% in 2014
Without productivity reforms the region could see social progress stall
April 9, 2014--As international investors shift their focus back to advanced economies, particularly the United States, as a result of monetary policy normalization, emerging economies face much tighter financial conditions.
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DBX files with the SEC
April 8, 2014--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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TrimTabs files with the SEC
April 7, 2014--TrimTabs has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for March 2014
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DBX files with the SEC
April 7, 2014--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the db X-trackers Harvest China A-Shares Small Cap Fund.
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State Street files with the SEC-SPDR Nuveen S&P Short Duration High Yield Municipal Bond ETF
April 4, 2014--State Street has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SPDR Nuveen S&P Short Duration High Yield Municipal Bond ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC
April 4, 2014--iShres has filed a pots-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF.
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United States Commodity Funds files with the SEC-United States Agriculture Index Fund -
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State Street files with the SEC
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Direxion files with the SEC
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First Trust files with the SEC
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WisdomTree files with the SEC
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Ark files with the SEC
March 28, 2014--Ark has filed a third amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC-actively-managed ETFs.
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Exchange Traded Concepts files with the SEC
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Global X files with the SEC
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ALPS files with the SEC
March 28, 2014--Alps has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Cohen & Steers Global Realty Majors ETF.
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Direxion files with the SEC-iBillionaire Index ETF
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New ETF from ALPS Looks to Capture High Yield in Emerging Markets Stocks
"ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs" Built to Provide Diversification and Dividend Potential
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Even as Japan cools, ETF manager WisdomTree seen heating up
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Vanguard Not 'Turning to Smart Beta': Spokesman
March 28, 2014--No, the plain-vanilla Vanguard Group isn’t changing its tune on "smart beta," a term the firm has pooh-poohed as a marketing strategy. But the message didn't quite get through in a CNBC interview this week.
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ProShare files with the SEC
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CIBC Mellon earns $1.1 billion mandate expansion from Horizons ETFs
Horizons taps CIBC Mellon asset servicing for 38 inverse and leveraged exchange-traded funds
March 27, 2014--CIBC Mellon announced today that Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (Horizons ETFs) has selected CIBC Mellon to provide fund administration, custody and exchange-traded fund (ETF) services for the Horizons family of 38 leverage and inverse ETFs.
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ProShares Launches First "Pure-Play" Infrastructure ETF
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NYSE ARCA-1 ETF Launch: ALPS
March 26, 2014--NYSE Euronext is pleased to announce that on Friday, March 28, 2014, the following ETF will be listed on NYSE Arca and will begin trading as a new issue:
Security Name: ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETF
CUSIP: 00162Q 66 8
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MarketShares files with the SEC
March 26, 2014--MarketShares has filed a amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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ETF start-up AccuShares plots a contango bypass
March 26, 2014--A start-up US exchange traded fund provider is proposing a novel suite of spot commodities trackers designed to overcome the tracking difficulties that have plagued such ETFs in the past.
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NYSE Arca- 1 New Listing-ProShares
March 25, 2014--NYSE Euronext is pleased to announce that on Thursday, March 27, 2014, the following ETF will be listed on NYSE Arca and will begin trading as a new issue:
Security Name: ProShares DJ Brookfield Global Infrastructure ETF
CUSIP: 74347B508
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PowerShares files with the SEC
March 25, 2014--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio.
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SEC Set to Alter Stance on Money Funds
'Retail' Funds Could Maintain Stable $1 Share Prices Instead of Floating in Value
March 25, 2014--U.S. securities regulators, under pressure from the asset-management industry, are preparing to exempt a majority of money-market mutual funds from a central plank of rules intended to curb risks in the $2.6 trillion market, according to people familiar with the agency's discussions.
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ETF giant BlackRock slashes fees on its core funds
March 25, 2014---Canada's largest exchange-traded fund provider, BlackRock Inc, is cutting management fees on a group of its investment products to cater to Canada's fee-conscious investors.
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ETF giant BlackRock slashes fees on its core funds
March 25, 2014--Canada's largest exchange-traded fund provider, BlackRock Inc., is cutting management fees on a group of its investment products to cater to Canada's fee-conscious investors.
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The Canadian ETF Association Adds Eight Portfolio Manager Members
ETF Industry Association Bolsters Its Ranks with Some of Canada's Top ETF Investors
March 25, 2014--The Canadian ETF Association ("CETFA") is pleased to announce that eight portfolio managers have joined the association as Portfolio Manager Members.
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Pimco Chases BlackRock in ETFs as Money Returns to Bonds
March 25, 2014--Pacific Investment Management Co., the envy of the bond world when it tripled assets following the financial crisis, is finding itself in an unusual role: Playing catch up to competitors in the growing market for exchange-traded funds.
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SEC mistaken to assume ETNs are retail products, say critics
March 25, 2014--The SEC's Office of Capital Markets Trends finally made good on its promise to write to banks over concerns about exchange-traded notes in February, but some say asking them to tailor disclosure to retail investors shows a fundamental misunderstanding of this $22 billion market. Yakob Peterseil reports
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NYSE New listing-ETRACS Monthly Reset 2x Leveraged S&P 500 Total Return ETN
March 24, 2014--NYSE Euronext is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the following ETN will be listed on NYSE Arca and will begin trading as a new issue:
Security Name:
ETRACS Monthly Reset 2x Leveraged S&P 500 total Return ETN
Short Name:2xS&P 500 TR ETN
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Van Eck files with the SEC
March 24, 2014--Van Eck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Market Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF.
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SEC-Staff Analysis of Data and Academic Literature Related to Money Market Fund Reform
March 24, 2014--The staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission today made available certain analyses of data and academic literature related to money market fund reform.
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Investors ignore ETFs at their peril
March 24, 2014--For all the positive headlines that exchange-traded funds garner, its somewhat surprising that growth in Canada has slowed sharply in the past year.
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PowerShares Canada announces changes to three ETFs, one mutual fund
March 24, 2014--PowerShares Canada today announced changes to the investment strategy of PowerShares Canadian Preferred Share Index Class and PowerShares Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF ("PPS").
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Blackrock Canada Announces Changes to Certain iShares Funds
March 24, 2014--BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. BLK +1.43% , has determined to make certain changes to the investment strategy of iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF ("XBZ"), iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) ("XCD"), iShares China Index ETF ("XCH"), iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) ("XEB"), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index ETF ("XEC"),
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Global REIT ETF?
March 21, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Global REIT ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares Dividend Growth ETF
March 21, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Dividend Growth ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EMU ETF
March 21, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EMU ETF.?
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iSHares iles with the SEC- iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
March 21, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Emerging Markets ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC
March 21, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Total USD Bond Market ETF.
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DBX files with the SEC
March 21, 2014--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the db X-trackers Solactive Investment Grade Subordinated Debt Fund.
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Schwab waging ETF insurgency in US retirement market
March 21, 2014--Charles Schwab sees exchange traded funds as a revolutionary catalyst in US retirement saving, but it has yet to convince the biggest private retirement schemes or the powerful pension consultants patrolling the market. ...
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CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight Provides Extension of Temporary No-Action Relief with respect to Swaps Trading on Multilateral Trading Facilities Overseen by Competent Authorities
Designated by European Union Member States
March 21, 2014--The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC or Commission) Division of Market Oversight (DMO) today announced the issuance of a no-action letter extending time-limited relief for (1) Multilateral Trading Facilities overseen by competent authorities designated by European Union Member States (MTFs) from the swap execution facility (SEF) registration requirement set out in section 5h(a)(1) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA or Act) and Commission regulation 37.3(a)(1);
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Global X files with the SEC
March 20, 2013--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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FlexShares files with the SEC
March 20, 2014--FlexShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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ETFis files with the SEC
March 20, 2014--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Guggenheim files with the SEC
March 20, 2014--Guggenheim has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Post-Effective Amendment No. 28 relates to each series of Rydex ETF Trust.
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AccuShares Files to Register a New Volatility ETF and 6 New Commodity ETFs
March 20, 2014--AccuShares Commodities Trust I, a newly-formed fund trust ("AccuShares"), has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue shares of 7 exchange traded funds ("ETFs").
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State Street files with the SEC
March 20, 2014--State Street has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SSgA Active ETF Trust.
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Morgan Stanley-ETF Tracking Error: A Modest Rise in 2013
March 20, 2014--Morgan Stanley defines tracking error in this report as the difference in total return between an ETF's net asset value (NAV) and its underlying index. In our view,the most common sources of tracking error include fees and expenses,portfolio optimization,fair value pricing of net asset value (NAV), ownership restrictions, and index turnover.
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BlackRock ETP Landscape-February 2014
March 10, 2014--Fixed Income ETP flows surged in early February while Equities recovered after a rocky start.
Global ETP inflows finished February at $27.2bn spurred on by Janet Yellen's February 11th address to Congress, which was well received by equity markets.
Fixed Income flows of $19.6bn set a new monthly record amid expectations for continued low interest rates and low inflation.
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State Street files with the SEC
March 19, 2014--State Street has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SPDR(R) Index Shares Funds.
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ETFis files with the SEC
March 19, 2014--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the ALTSHARES LONG/Short U.S. Equity Fund
ALTSHARES LONG/Short HIGH YIELD BOND Fund
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Columbia files with the SEC
March 19, 2014--Columbia has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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First Trust files with the SEC
March 19, 2014--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Registration Statement relates to First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund, First Trust Senior Loan Fund and First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF, each a series of the Registrant.
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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
March 19, 2014--Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January indicates that growth in economic activity slowed during the winter months, in part reflecting adverse weather conditions.
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Fundementals-A Preference for Discomfort
March 19, 2014--Yikes is right! Investors continue to underperform the market by a significant margin, as Russ Kinnel of Morningstar reminds us in his 2014 version of "Mind the Gap."1 While many theories try to explain this persistent underperformance, I will focus on one: Too many of today's commentators seem not to notice that our knowledge of investment markets has progressed well beyond the theories of the 1960s.
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