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
Alps files with the SEC-ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF
October 13, 2017--Alps has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF.
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Brandes files with the SEC-Brandes Value NextShares
October 13, 2017-Brandes has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Brandes Value NextShares.
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Exchange Traded Concepts files with the SEC
October 13, 2017--Exchange Traded Concepts has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Bernstein U.S. Research Fund
Bernstein Global Research Fund.
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J.P. Morgan files with the SEC-JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF
October 13, 2017--J.P. Morgan has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF.
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NuShares files with the SEC-NuShares ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
October 13, 2017--NuShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the NuShares ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF.
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U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Investors Inject Net New Money Into Funds Ahead of the Q3 Earnings Season
October 13, 2017--For the second week in three investors were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $6.9 billion. Investors padded the coffers of taxable bond funds (+$3.5 billion), equity funds (+$2.9 billion), money market funds (+$464 million), and municipal bond funds (+$44 million).
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Latin America's Recovery on Track but Long-Term Growth Weak
October 13, 2017--Economic activity in Latin America remains on track to recover gradually in 2017-18, but long-term growth remains stuck in low gear, slowing progress in catching up to income levels in advanced countries, according to the IMF's latest regional update.
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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada have increased 28.2% in 2017 to reach a new record of US$108 billion at the end of September 2017
October 12, 2017--ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada have increased 28.2% in the first 9 months of the year to reach a new record of US$108 Bn at the end of September 2017, according to ETFGI's September 2017 preliminary Canadian ETF and ETP industry insights report an annual paid for research subscription service.
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Regents Park Funds files with the SEC
October 12, 2017--Regents Park Fund, LLC has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Northern Lights files with the SEC-Toews Agility Specified Risk ETF
October 12, 2017--Northern Lights has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Toews Agility Specified Risk ETF.
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Northern Lights files with the SEC-Toews Agility Dynamic Tactical Income ETF
October 12, 2017--Northern Lights has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Toews Agility Dynamic Tactical Income ETF.
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Principal Launches U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF
October 12, 2017--Principal Financial Group(R) (NYSE: PFG) announced today the launch of the Principal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF (Ticker: USMC).
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Columbia Threadneedle Investments Launches Columbia Diversified Fixed Income Allocation ETF (DIAL)
October 12, 2017--Columbia Threadneedle Investments today announced the expansion of its strategic beta exchange-traded fund (ETF) offerings, with the launch of Columbia Diversified Fixed Income Allocation ETF (NYSE Arca: DIAL).
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Advisors Asset Management and ETF Series Solutions file with the SEC
October 11, 2017--Advisors Asset Management and ETF Series Solutions have filed an application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Calvert Management Series files with the SEC- Calvert Ultra-Short Duration Income NextShares
October 11, 2017--Calvert Management Series has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Calvert Ultra-Short Duration Income NextShares.
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Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, September 19-20, 2017
October 11, 2017--The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on September 19-20, 2017. A summary of economic projections made by Federal Reserve Board members and Reserve Bank presidents for the meeting is also included as an addendum to these minutes.
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Four Additional First Trust ETFs Approved for Sale in Mexican Pension Plans
October 11, 2017--First Trust Advisors L.P. ("First Trust") a global exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider and asset manager, announced that the Mexican pension funds investment regulator, La Comisión Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (CONSAR), has approved four additional First Trust ETFs for sale to Mexican funded pensions, known as AFORES.
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SEC Proposes Rules to Implement FAST Act Mandate to Modernize and Simplify Disclosure
October 11, 2017--The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to propose amendments to modernize and simplify disclosure requirements for public companies, investment advisers, and investment companies and to implement a mandate under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
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BMO Asset Management Inc. Launches First ETF in Canada to Provide Exposure to Robert Shiller's CAPE Ratio
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BMO AM also introduces a suite of value ETFs, plus the first ETF in Canada to offer access to unhedged U.S. high yield bonds
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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States have increased 24.2% in 2017 to reach a new record of US$3.166 trillion at the end of September 2017
October 10, 2017--ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States have increased 24.2% in the first 9 months of the year to reach a new record of US$3.166 trillion at the end of September 2017, according to ETFGI's September 2017 preliminary US ETF and ETP industry insights report.
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Two Roads Shared Trust files with the SEC-Affinity World Leaders Equity ETF
October 10, 2017--Two Roads Shared Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Affinity World Leaders Equity ETF.
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Principal Exchange-Traded Funds files with the SEC-4 ETFS
October 10, 2017--Principal Exchange-Traded Funds has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statment with the SEC for the
Principal Contrarian Value Index ETF
Principal International Multi-Factor Index ETF
Principal Sustainable Momentum Index ETF
Principal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF.
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Change Finance Launches CHGX, Impact Investing ETF
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review-Jobs Weak, Market Doesn't Care
October 10, 2017--Highlights of the Week Ending 10/6/2017
Macro
The jobs report was widely expected to be impacted by the hurricanes but the effect was more than expected, showing a decline of 33,000 jobs versus estimates ranging from 80,000-90,000.
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"UTES" Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary As An Actively Managed Utilities ETF
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Humans Beat Computers With Light Street Hedge Fund Gaining 44%
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Head of ETF provider warns on concentration of holdings in bigger stocks
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Invesco moves boldly to grab more ETF power
October 7, 2017--Latest acquisition highlights fierce competition for exchange traded fund assets
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USAA ETF Trust files with the SEC
October 6, 2017--USAA ETF TRUST has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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ETF Managers Trust files with the SEC-AI Powered Equity ETF
October 6, 2017--ETF Managers Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the AI Powered Equity ETF.
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Franklin files with the SEC-Franklin Short Duration U.S. Government ETF
October 6, 2017--Franklin has filed a post-effective amendment, registyration statement with the SEC for the Franklin Short Duration U.S. Government ETF.
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Bitcoin Derivatives ETFs Withdraw Filings at SEC Request
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for September 2017
October 6, 2017--The federal government ran a budget deficit of $668 billion in fiscal year 2017, CBO estimates-$82 billion greater than the shortfall recorded in fiscal year 2016.
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Treasury Releases Second Report On The Administration's Core Principles Of Financial Regulation
October 6, 2017--Report Outlines Ways To Streamline & Reduce Burdens Of Capital Markets Regulation
Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report detailing how to streamline and reform the U.S. regulatory system for the capital markets.
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Research Affiliates -Risk: Preparing Clients for an Uncertain Journey
October 6, 2017--Key Points
The typical advisor-client relationship too often ends with a discussion of volatility in absolute returns. Extending the discussion to include a second form of investment risk, tracking error of relative returns, is critical to achieving the best client outcomes.
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ETF Managers Group Commodity Trust files with the SEC-Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF
October 6, 2017--ETF Managers Group Commodity Trust I has filed a pre-effective amendment No. 1 to Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF FORM S-1.
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Exchange Listed Funds Trust files with the SEC-2 InsightShares ETFs-Military Veterans & LGBT Employment Equity
October 6, 2017--Exchange Listed Funds Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
InsightShares Military Veterans ETF
InsightShares LGBT Employment Equality ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares Edge U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF
October 6, 2017--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Edge U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF.
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Natixis files with the SEC-Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF
October 6, 2017--Natixis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF.
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Schwab Unveils the Schwab 1000 Index(R) ETF
October 5, 2017--New addition in family of low-cost index funds tracks the Schwab 1000 Index(R) which launched in 1991
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VanEck Teams with Ned Davis Research to Launch Long/Flat Equity Allocation ETF
October 5, 2017--ETF is designed to guide investors through volatile markets by opportunistically allocating between U.S. equity and cash.
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DBX files with the SEC-3 MSCI ETFs
October 5, 2017--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF
Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF
Xtrackers MSCI World ESG Leaders Equity ETF.
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VanEck files with the SEC-VanEck Vectors(R) NDR CMG Long/Flat Allocation ETF
October 5, 2017--VanEck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the VanEck Vectors(R)NDR CMG Long/Flat Allocation ETF.
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Schwab files with the SEC-Schwab 1000 Index(R) ETF
October 5, 2017--Schwab has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Schwab 1000 Index(R) ETF.
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CBOE Holdings Reports September 2017 Trading Volume
October 4, 2017--CBOE Holdings, Inc. (BATS: CBOE | NASDAQ: CBOE) today reported September monthly trading volume and average revenue per contract (RPC)/net revenue capture data at www.cboe.com/monthlyvolrpc.
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Merk Insight: Tax Reform- Implications for Gold
October 4, 2017--Last week, I got several calls asking me how U.S. tax reform will impact the price of gold. If you can answer this question, you might be able to answer how tax reform will impact other assets. Let me explain.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
October 4, 2017--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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TrimTabs Announces Impressive Performance of TTAC On One Year Anniversary
October 4, 2017--Fund posts 24.81% gains since inception, outperforms benchmark by 577 bps
TrimTabs Asset Management (TTAM), a New York City-based investment manager focused on free cash flow-centric strategies, today announced impressive performance numbers for its flagship fund TTAC, the TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF, on the first anniversary of its launch.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree Balanced Income Fund
October 4, 2017--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Balanced Income Fund.
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Confluence Appoints Todd Moyer to Chief Operating Officer Role Accountable for Operational Excellence and Revenue Growth
October 3, 2017--Moyer to Lead Market Strategy, Business Development and Operational Readiness
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Cougar Global Investments Appoints Abdullah "Abe" Sheikh Head Of Research
October 3, 2017--Cougar Global Investments, a globally-oriented solutions-focused asset manager and affiliate of Carillon Tower Advisers, is pleased to announce that Abdullah "Abe" Sheikh, FSA, MAAA, has joined the firm as head of research.
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GraniteShares files with the SEC-GraniteShares HIPS US High Income ETF
October 3, 2017--GraniteShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the GraniteShares HIPS US High Income ETF.
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Calvert file with the SEC-Calvert Ultra-Short Duration Income NextShares
October 3, 2017-Calvert Management Series hs filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Calvert Ultra-Short Duration Income NextShares.
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Two Roads Shared Trust files with the SEC-Anfield Capital Diversified Alternatives ETF
October 3, 2017--Two Roads Shared Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Anfield Capital Diversified Alternatives ETF.
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Ultumus-ETF DNA-US ETF Market Summary September 2017
October 3, 2017--September 2017 saw net inflows of US$ 28.6 Bn.
At the end of September 2017 there were 2,029 ETFs domiciled in the US with assets of $ 3,123 Bn from 81 product issuers and 124 index providers.
Assets increased by $71.5 Bn (or 2.3%) in September, with net inflows of $ 28.6 Bn.
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AdvisorShares Announces ETF Closures
October 3, 2017--AdvisorShares, a leading sponsor of actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today that the AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Euro ETF (NYSE Arca: GEUR) and the AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Yen ETF (NYSE Arca: GYEN) will close. The AdvisorShares Board of Trustees approved the closings and subsequent liquidations of GEUR and GYEN.
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Goldman Sachs to Explore Starting Bitcoin Trading Venture
October 2, 2017--Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is exploring how it could help clients trade bitcoin and other digital currencies, according to a person briefed on the plan.
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The Forum at ETF Research Center-October 2017 Sector SPDR Analyzer
October 2, 2017--The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for October 2017 is ready for download.
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NuShares Further Expands Its Suite of ESG ETFs with Addition of U.S. Aggregate Bond Strategy
October 2, 2017--First ETF to Offer ESG-Focused Exposure to Broad, U.S. Investment Grade Bond Market
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review-2017 Enters The Home Stretch
October 2, 2017--Highlights of the Week Ending 9/29/2017
Macro
With the third quarter having ended, we'll start with a recap of equity prices. For the month of September the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.33%, the S&P 500 added 2.50%, the NASDAQ squeaked out 2.00% and the Russell 2000 rallied a strong 7.15%.
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Active Weighting Funds ETF Trust files with the SEC-4 ETFs
October 2, 2017--Active Weighting Funds ETF Trust has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Republican Policies Fund
Democratic Policies Fund
U.S. Tax Reform Fund
European Union Breakup Fund.
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SL Advisors, LLC & ETF Series Solutions file with the SEC
October 2, 2017--SL Advisors, LLC and ETF Series Solutions have filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Pimco files with the SEC
October 2, 2017-Pimco has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Goldman Sachs files with the SEC
October 2, 2017--Goldman Sachs has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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OFI Global Asset Management, Inc files with the SEC
October 2, 2017--OFI Global Asset Management, Inc has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Nuveen files for exemptive relief with the SEC
October 2, 2017--Nuveen has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Global X files with the SEC-Global X Iconic U.S. Brands ETF
October 2, 2017--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Global X Iconic U.S. Brands ETF.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares PureBeta US Aggregate Bond Portfolio
October 2, 2017--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares PureBeta US Aggregate Bond Portfolio.
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Hartford Funds files with the SEC-Hartford Total Return Bond ETF
October 2, 2017--Hartford Funds has filed the post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Hartford Total Return Bond ETF.
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Hartford Funds files with the SEC-Hartford Schroders Tax-Aware Bond ETF
October 2, 2017--Hartford Funds has filed the post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Hartford Schroders Tax-Aware Bond ETF.
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Hartford Funds files with the SEC-Hartford Municipal Opportunities ETF
October 2, 2017--Hartford Funds has filed the post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Hartford Municipal Opportunities ETF.
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AGF Changes Risk Rating of QuantShares Global Equity Rotation ETF
October 2, 2017--Effective today, AGF Investments Inc. ("AGF") (TSX:AGF.B) is changing the risk rating of QuantShares Global Equity Rotation ETF (the "QGL ETF") from "low-to-medium" to "medium".
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PIMCO Canada launches its first ETF series
October 2, 2017--The two actively managed bond ETF series give investors access to the popular monthly income and investment grade credit strategies.
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IMF Working paper-The Adjustment to Commodity Price Shocks in Chile, Colombia, and Peru
September 29, 2017-- Summary:
This paper presents a comparative analysis of the macroeconomic adjustment in Chile, Colombia, and Peru to commodity terms-of-trade shocks. The study is done in two steps: (i) an analysis of the impulse responses of key macroeconomic variables to terms-of-trade shocks and (ii) an event study of the adjustment to the recent decline in commodity prices.
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Invesco to Close and Liquidate Four ETFs in December
September 29, 2017--Invesco (NYSE: IVZ), a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today that it will close and liquidate the following four ETFs in December 2017:
PowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio (NYSE Arca: CNTR)
PowerShares Developed EuroPacific Currency Hedged Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSE Arca: FXEP)
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Bats Welcomes New PowerShares Fund To The Bats ETF Marketplace
September 29, 2017--Bats, a CBOE Holdings, Inc. company, and a leading market for exchange-traded product (ETP) trading globally, today welcomed a new PowerShares PureBeta fund to the Bats ETF Marketplace.
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ProShares files with the SEC-ProShares UltraShort Gold (GLL)
September 29, 2017--ProShares has filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the ProShares UltraShort Gold (GLL).
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Arrow Investments files with the SEC-Arrow Dogs of the World ETF
September 29, 2017--Arrow Investments has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Arrow Dogs of the World ETF.
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Innovator ETFs Trust files with the SEC-Innovator IBD(R) ETF Leaders ETF (formerly Innovator IBD(R) Small/Mid-Cap Leaders Fund)
September 29, 2017--Innovator ETFs Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Innovator IBD(R) ETF Leaders ETF (formerly Innovator IBD(R) Small/Mid-Cap Leaders Fund).
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Solactive launches Future Cars Index Canadian Dollar Hedged
September 29, 2017--Used as the reference index for Evolve Automobile Innovation Index ETF (CARS)
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-Change Finance Diversified Impact U.S. Large Cap Fossil Fuel Free ETF
September 29, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Change Finance Diversified Impact U.S. Large Cap Fossil Fuel Free ETF.
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Deutsche Asset Management's US ETFs Renamed to Xtrackers in Line with Global Product Line
September 29, 2017--Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) today announced the renaming of its US exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to Xtrackers to harmonize the fund names with the change previously announced for European and Asian ETFs and exchange-traded commodities (ETCs).
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Evolve Automobile Innovation Index ETF (TSX: CARS) and Evolve Active Canadian Preferred Share ETF (TSX: DIVS) Begin Trading on the TSX
September 29, 2017--Evolve Funds Group Inc. ("Evolve Funds") is pleased to announce the launch of the following ETFs in Canada ("Evolve ETFs"):
The Evolve Automobile Innovation Index ETF ("CARS"); and
The Evolve Active Canadian Preferred Share ETF ("DIVS")
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ALPS ETF Trust Announces Index Provider Change for ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF
September 29, 2017--ALPS ETF Trust Announces Index Provider Change For ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF (NYSE Arca: EQL) (the "Fund").
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Precidian files for exemptive relief with the SEC
September 29, 2017--Precidian has filed a Fourth Amended and Restated Application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
September 29, 2017--The current reports for the week of September 26, 2017 are now available.
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Fee Rate Advisory #2 for Fiscal Year 2018
September 29, 2017--When fiscal year 2018 starts on Oct. 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission will be operating under a short-term continuing resolution, and thus will not have received a regular appropriation for FY 2018.
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SEC to Gather Data on Unregistered Advisors, Brokers
September 29, 2017--Agency seeing many infractions involving distributed ledger technology; third-party advisor exams not front of mind, SEC's Clayton said
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XTF ETF Fund Stats Top 5 ETFs Funds week ending september 22, 2017
September 29, 2017--View the top 5 ETF highs & lows, most active, top inflows & outflows, movers & laggards, successful recent launches, trade with caution and more
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Renaissance Capital-3Q17 US IPO Review
September 29, 2017--IPO Market Enters Fourth Quarter with the Wind at its Back
The US IPO market saw 29 IPOs raise $4.1 billion in the third quarter, a drop from the prior year period. Small-cap health care companies, mostly biotechs, made up almost half of all IPOs.
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Renaissance Capital Scheduled U.S. IPOs this week
September 29, 2017--Scheduled U.S. IPOs-Week of 10/02/17
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Hartford Funds Adds to its Actively Managed Fixed Income ETF Lineup
September 28, 2017--Hartford Funds today announced the listing of its third actively managed fixed income Exchange-Traded Fund ("ETF"), the Hartford Total Return Bond ETF (NYSE: HTRB).
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SAVYON Asset Management files with the SEC
September 28, 2017--SAVYON Asset Management has filed a second amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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ETF Managers Trust files with the SEC-AI Powered Equity ETF
September 28, 2017--ETF Managers Trust hs filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the AI Powered Equity ETF.
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ETFis files with the SEC-VIRTUS WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF
September 28, 2017--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the VIRTUS WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF.
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Goldman Sachs files with the SEC-Goldman Sachs Equal Weight U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF
September 28, 2017--Goldman Sachs has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Goldman Sachs Equal Weight U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF.
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Rep. Wagner Introduces Bill to Replace Fiduciary Rule with Best Interest Standard
September 28, 2017--Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule and replace it with a best interest standard of conduct for brokers.
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Canadian securities regulators announce ban on binary options
September 28, 2017--The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today announce the implementation of Multilateral Instrument 91-102 Prohibition of Binary Options, which makes it illegal to advertise, offer, sell or otherwise trade binary options shorter than 30 days with any individual.
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Sage Launches Credit Index to Track Highly Liquid ESG Securities
September 28, 2017--Sage Advisory Services ("Sage"), a fixed income investment management firm, has launched the Sage ESG Intermediate Credit Index, with Wilshire Associates retained as index consultant and calculation agent.
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Backers withdraw two proposals to list U.S. bitcoin funds
September 28, 2017--An effort to allow investors to trade digital currencies as easily as stocks stumbled when backers withdrew two proposals to list bitcoin funds.
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Lipper-U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Money Market Funds Attract the Largest Net Flows for the Week
September 28, 2017--For the third week in four investors were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $7.3 billion. Investors padded the coffers of money market funds (+$16.1 billion), taxable bond funds (+$452 million), and municipal bond funds (+$378 million) for the week, while they were net redeemers of equity funds (-$9.7 billion).
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ClearShares LLC OCIO ETF (Ticker:NYSE OCIO) Reaches $100M in Assets Under Management("AUM")
September 28, 2017--ClearShares LLC, a Clearbrook Company, announced today that ClearShares OCIO ETF (NYSE:OCIO) has reached a milestone of $100M in AUM, as of September 27, 2017.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-CBOE Vest S&P 500(R) Market-Neutral Option Income ETF
September 28, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the CBOE Vest S&P 500(R) Market-Neutral Option Income ETF.
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Former SEC chief says regulator not equipped to take on bitcoin
September 28, 2017--Arthur Levitt, a former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, said on Thursday he believed the regulator was ill equipped to deal with bitcoin, the digital currency that has seen a meteoric price rise, prompting concerns of a bubble.
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MSCI Launches New Factor ESG Target Indexes
September 28, 2017--Leader in the application of Factors with $214 billion benchmarked to MSCI Factor Indexes1
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Ultumus-ESG Bonds
September 28, 2017--Nuveen goes for ESG bond fund, sort of
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Wells Fargo Gets Approval for Exchange Traded Index Funds
September 27, 2017--Wells Fargo & Co got initial approval to create exchange traded index funds (ETFs), according to a notice filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday.
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Merk Insights-Ray Dalio's Principles: A Radically Truthful Review
September 27, 2017--Spending $26.95 to pick Ray Dalio's brain for over 16 hours listening to the audiobook appears fantastic value to me. The thought crossed my mind to offer Mr. Dalio a charity donation in his name if he gave me the opportunity to make it a two-way conversation over lunch.
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VanEck files with the SEC-VanEck Vectors(R) NDR CMG Long/Flat Allocation ETF
September 27, 2017--VanEck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the VanEck Vectors(R) NDR CMG Long/Flat Allocation ETF.
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DBX files with the SEC-Xtrackers MSCI ETFs
September 27, 2017--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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ProShares files with the SEC-2 Bitcoin ETFs
September 27, 2017--ProShares has filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the
ProShares Bitcoin ETF
ProShares Short Bitcoin ETF.
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H.R. 910: Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017
September 27, 2017--H.R. 910 establishes a safe harbor that would allow broker-dealers to issue research reports that cover Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), so that these reports are not considered "offers" under the securities law.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares PureBeta ETF
September 27, 2017-PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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CBO-Did Treasury Debt Markets Anticipate the Persistent Decline in Long-Term Interest Rates? Working Paper 2017-07
September 27, 2017--Private-sector forecasters consistently missed the decline in long-term nominal interest rates over the past three decades, estimating rates that were higher (and, in some cases, much higher) than what actually occurred. This analysis examines whether bond-market participants anticipated with greater accuracy the decline in long-term rates.
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New Invesco ETF Launches on NEO
September 27, 2017--Invesco Canada Ltd. ("Invesco"), including PowerShares Canada Vice President of Product and Business Development, Christopher Doll, joined Erik Sloane, Head of Business Development, Funds at NEO, Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. ("NEO Exchange"), to open the market in celebration of the new PowerShares 1-10 Year Laddered Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index exchange-traded-fund (ETF), represented by the ticker PIB, launching on the NEO Exchange.
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Dynamic Funds and BlackRock Canada's iShares Expand Their Active ETF Lineup
September 27, 2017--Dynamic Funds and BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada") today announced the launch of three new actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), representing tactical fixed income, U.S. mid-cap equity, and global financial services exposures.
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Agencies propose simplifying regulatory capital rules
September 27, 2017--The federal banking agencies on Wednesday proposed a rule intended to reduce regulatory burden by simplifying several requirements in the agencies' regulatory capital rule.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
September 27, 2017--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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S-Network Launches U.S. Micro-Cap Benchmark Index
September 27, 2017--S-Network Global Indexes, Inc. has announced the launch of the US Equity Micro-Cap Index (Ticker: SNMCRO).
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Horizons ETFs Launches the Horizons Intl Developed Markets Equity Index ETF
September 27, 2017--New ETF provides tax-efficient exposure to developed market stocks outside of North America.
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Invesco expected to buy second ETF business for over $1bn
September 27, 2017--Invesco is expected to announce its acquisition of the ETF business of Guggenheim Partners as soon as Thursday, according to the Financial Times.
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Guggenheim Investments Expands its Increasingly Popular Defined Maturity Product Suite with Two New BulletShares(R) ETFs
September 27, 2017--Guggenheim BulletShares 2027 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCR) and Guggenheim BulletShares 2025 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJP) to provide investors with more choices for bond laddering strategies.
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Three Risks to Growth in 2018-PIMCO's Cyclical Outlook, September 2017
September 27, 2017--As Good as It Gets
We see three risks to the outlook for steady economic growth. Yet we also see opportunities for investors to target above-benchmark returns while emphasizing defense at a time of low volatility and full valuations.
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Research Affiliates-Ignoring Starting Yields-Nabbing This "Usual Suspect" in Poor Investment Outcomes
September 26, 2017--Key Points
Using historical returns to forecast the future is one of the most common shortcuts in financial planning.
Investment advisors who use only past returns to forecast future returns may well be creating unrealistic expectations and poor investment outcomes for their clients.
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CBOE Holdings Launches S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Target Income Index
September 26, 2017--Index targets annual income of 3.5 percent over the annual dividend yield of the S&P 500 Index
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Exchange Listed Funds Trust files with the SEC-James Biblically Responsible Investment ETF
September 26, 2017--Exchange Listed Funds Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the James Biblically Responsible Investment ETF.
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Guggenheim files with the SEC-Guggenheim BulletShares 2025 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
September 26, 2017--Guggenheim has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Guggenheim BulletShares 2025 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF.
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Two Roads Shared Trust files with the SEC-Anfield Capital Diversified Alternatives ETF
September 26, 2017--Two Roads Shared Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Anfield Capital Diversified Alternatives ETF.
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BetaShares-Shifting currency currents: the case for $US strength and $A weakness
September 26, 2017--The re-affirmed prospect of higher US interest rates-and renewed talk of tax cuts-suggests the year-long slide in the $US may be finally coming to an end.
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USCF Announces Collaboration On Two New Private Equity Strategy Index Funds With SummerHaven Index Management (Tickers: BUY, BUYN)
September 26, 2017--USCF today announced it has filed a registration statement for two exchange traded funds (ETFs) each of which will seek to track a newly launched index: the USCF SummerHaven Private Equity Strategy Index Fund (NYSE Arca: BUY) and the USCF SummerHaven Private Equity Natural Resources Strategy Index Fund (NYSE Arca: BUYN).
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Toroso Strong week for the ETF Industry!
September 26, 2017--Strong week for the ETF Industry!
It was a strong week for the ETF industry lead by ETF Sponsor Charles Schwab, Service providers Hancock Holdings, Envestnet and SEI Investments, as well as Research & Data Provider Facset Research Systems.
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CFTC's Division of Market Oversight Extends Existing Relief and Provides Additional Relief for Reporting Parties from Reporting Obligations as Required by the OCR Final Rule
September 25, 2017--The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight (DMO) today issued a no-action letter (CFTC Staff Letter 17-45) that extends current relief and provides additional relief to reporting parties from reporting obligations as required by the ownership and control reports (OCR) final rule (OCR Final Rule).
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CFTC looks to blockchain to transform how it monitors markets
September 25, 2017--Agency now struggling to manage data would be able to see firms' trading activities in real time-but plan would have to survive procurement process.
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Horizons ETFs Management (US) LLC Announces Change in Underlying Index and Investment Objective for the Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF
September 25, 2017--Horizons ETFs Management (US) LLC. announced today that effective December 15, 2017 the underlying index for the Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF (the "Fund") will change from the S&P 500 Stock Covered Call Index to the CBOE S&P 500 2% OTM BuyWrite Index (BXY Index).
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This Week in Active ETFs: Balance Sheet Reduction By Paper Cut
September 25, 2017--AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review-Week Ending 9/22/2017
Highlights of the Prior Week
Macro
The FOMC announced what the investment world already knew; it will start to reduce its greater than $4 trillion balance sheet, starting with $10 billion at a time.
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Horizons ETFs files with the SEC-Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF
September 25, 2017--Horizons ETF has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF Ticker Symbol: HSPX.
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NuShares files with the SEC-NuShares ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
September 25, 2017-NuShares has files a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the NuShares ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond.
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Thompson Hine-Advisers Must Offer Investors the Lowest-Fee Share Class Available
Investment Management Update
September 25, 2017--Key Notes:
Registered investment advisers have an affirmative duty to inform investors of the share classes with the lowest fees that those investors are eligible to own.
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Meet Wall Street's New King Makers: the ETF Strategists
September 24, 2017--Centrally managed portfolios have a big impact on how money moves in the ETF market.
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Why a BlackRock Legal Victory Could Make It Harder for ETF Investors to Sue
September 24, 2017--A California court's decision may limit investors' ability to sue ETF providers for leaving out or misrepresenting risks in fund documents.
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Bats Welcomes Five New PowerShares Funds to the Bats ETF Marketplace
September 22, 2017--September 22, 2017--40 Issuers, 232 Funds Now Listed on Bats in the U.S.
Bats, a CBOE Holdings, Inc. company, and a leading market for exchange-traded product (ETP) trading globally, today welcomed a suite of five new PowerShares PureBeta funds to the Bats ETF Marketplace.
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Global X Funds Announces Fund Liquidations
September 22, 2017--Global X Funds, the New York-based exchange-traded funds provider, today announced it will close the following funds: the Global X Brazil Mid Cap ETF (BRAZ), the Global X Brazil Consumer ETF (BRAQ), the Global X Guru® Activist Index ETF (ACTX), the Global X Guru® International Index ETF (GURI), the Global X Permanent ETF (PERM), the Global X Junior MLP ETF (MLPJ), and the Global X FTSE Andean 40 ETF (AND).
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KraneShares files with the SEC-4 ETFs
September 22, 2017--KraneShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
KraneShares CCBS China Corporate High Yield Bond USD Index ETF
KraneShares MSCI All China Consumer Discretionary Index ETF
KraneShares MSCI All China Consumer Staples Index ETF
KraneShares MSCI All China Health Care Index ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-CBOE Vest S&P 500(R) Dividend Aristocrats Target Income Index ETF
September 22, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the CBOE Vest S&P 500(R) Dividend Aristocrats Target Income Index ETF.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares PureBetaSM US Aggregate Bond Portfolio
September 22, 2017--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares PureBetaSM US Aggregate Bond Portfolio.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
September 22, 2017--The current reports for the week of September 19, 2017 are now available.
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Renaissance Capital Scheduled U.S. IPOs this week
September 22, 2017--Scheduled U.S. IPOs-Week of 09/25/17.
IPO Activity

There have been 100 IPOs priced so far this year, a +41% change from last year.
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Columbia files with the SEC-Columbia Diversified Fixed Income Allocation ETF
September 22, 2017--Columbia ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the has filed a Columbia Diversified Fixed Income Allocation ETF.
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U.S. Fund-Flows Weekly Report: Funds Suffer Overall Net Outflows Driven by Money Market Funds
September 22, 2017--Thomson Reuters Lipper's fund macro-groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) experienced net-negative flows of $9.8 billion for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, September 20.
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Evolve Funds Group Inc. Announces Filing of Preliminary Prospectus for Canada's First Bitcoin ETF
September 22, 2017--Evolve Funds Group Inc. ("Evolve Funds") is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary prospectus with the Canadian securities regulators for Canada's first cryptocurrency ETF, Evolve Bitcoin ETF ("BITS").
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Investment Adviser Association to form active managers council
September 21, 2017--Group will lobby to stave off rise of cheap passive funds

The Investment Adviser Association, representing more than 600 US asset managers, trusts, pension plans, endowments and financial advisers that together manage about $20tn, plans to launch a council dedicated to defending active money management later this year.
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RBC Global Asset Management selects FTSE Russell indexes for seven new ETFs for Canadian investors
September 21, 2017--Global equity & fixed income indexes from FTSE Russell in seven new RBC ETFs
FTSE Russell continues to build Canada retail presence and partner relationships
RBC GAM relationship shows growing multi-asset capabilities for FTSE Russell
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RBC Global Asset Management Inc. introduces seven new ETFs
September 21, 2017--RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM Inc.) today announced the launch of seven new index tracking Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).
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WisdomTree Canada Expands Product Suite with Addition of Three New Funds
September 21, 2017--New equity offerings provide investors with efficient access to diverse sectors and markets 21, 2017--
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Federal Reserve weans US off stimulus
End of an era as financial crisis measure is put into reverse
September 21, 2017--The US Federal Reserve is to put its multitrillion-dollar quantitative easing programme into reverse almost nine years after it was implemented to shore up the economy at the height of the financial crisis.
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USAA ETF Trust files with the SEC-6 ETFs
September 21, 2017--USAA ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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SEC Adopts Interpretive Guidance on Pay Ratio Rule
September 21, 2017--The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved interpretive guidance to assist companies in their efforts to comply with the pay ratio disclosure requirement mandated by Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
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M&A Activity Heats up for Independent Broker-Dealers, According to Fidelity(R)
September 21, 2017--Fidelity(R) M&A Report Shows $136 Billion Changes Hands Year-to-Date as IBDs Move to Mitigate Thinning Margins and Increase Advisor Productivity
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NuShares files with the SEC-NuShares ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
September 21, 2017-NuShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registrtion statement with the SEC for the NuShares ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF.
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Principal Financial Group files with the SEC-Principal Morley Short Duration Index ETF
September 21, 2017--Principle has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Principal Morley Short Duration Index ETF.
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Cambria files with the SEC
September 20, 2017--Cambria has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Amplify files with the SEC-Amplify YieldShares Senior Loan and Income ETF
September 20, 2017--Amplify has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Amplify YieldShares Senior Loan and Income ETF.
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AdvisorShares Active ETF Report: The Summer Surge
September 20, 2017--Month ending 08.31.2017
Assets in actively managed ETFs increased by $1.44 billion, or 3.7%, to $39.47 billion. Several comings and goings occurred within the space including Tuttle exiting the field and new addition Fieldstone joining the ranks. The overall actively managed ETF count stood at 184 through month-end.
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Solactive is the index provider for first-of-their-kind ETFs in Canada launched by Evolve Funds
September 20, 2017--Created around gender equality and cyber security investment themes
Solactive is excited to announce that the Solactive Equileap North American Gender Equality Index Canadian Dollar Hedged and the Solactive Global Cyber Security Index Canadian Dollar Hedged are the reference indices for two newly launched ETFs, namely the Evolve North American Gender Diversity Index ETF (HERS) and the Evolve Cyber Security Index ETF (CYBER), which will begin to trade today on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).
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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
September 20, 2017-Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year.
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Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee release economic projections from the September 19-20 FOMC meeting
September 20, 2017--The table and charts released on Wednesday summarize the economic projections and the target federal funds rate projections made by Federal Open Market Committee participants for the September 19-20 meeting.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
September 20, 2017--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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State Street Combines Quantitative Power of Machine Learning with Human Expertise to Launch Quantextual Idea LabSM
September 20, 2017--Research Management Solution Delivers Accelerated Insights, Allows Investors to Review Research Consumption, Helps Optimize Research Spend
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Causeway ETMF Trust files with the SEC
September 20, 2017--Causeway ETMF Trust has filed a Form N-1A registration statement with the SEC for the Causeway International Value NextShares
Causeway Global Value NextShares.
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Evolve North American Gender Diversity Index ETF (TSX: HERS) and Evolve Cyber Security Index ETF (TSX: CYBR) Begin Trading on the TSX
September 20, 2017--Evolve Funds Group Inc. ("Evolve Funds") is pleased to announce the launch of the following first-of-its-kind ETFs in Canada ("Evolve ETFs"):
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Calvert Research & Management files with the SEC
September 20, 2017--Calvert Research & Management has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC
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Global X Funds' Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (BOTZ) Crosses $450 Million at One-Year Anniversary
September 19, 2017--Global X Funds, the New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Global X Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (BOTZ).
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IMF Working paper-Policy Mix and the US Trade Balance
September 19, 2017--Summary:
The strong US policy response to the 2008-09 financial crisis raised concerns about its impact (spillovers) on other countries, with great focus on the monetary stimulus but little attention to fiscal policy, despite their combined deployment. Using a sign-restricted structural VAR approach, we study the trade spillovers of the post-crisis policy mix, by assessing the joint impact of monetary and fiscal policy.
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VanEck files with the SEC-VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF
September 19, 2017--Van Eck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF.
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TETFIndex.com Weekly Review-US ETF Assets Surpass 3 Trillion Dollars!
September 9, 2017--ETFs continue to shine, surpassing $3 Trillion in overall assets. After setting record flows for each of the past 3 years (2014-2016), flows in ETFs thus far in 2017 have already set the record again, with over $300 billion in flows year to date.
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USAA ETF Trust files with the SEC-6 ETFs
September 19, 2017-USAA ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada have increased 26.6% in 2017 to reach a new record of 107 billion US dollars at the end of August 2017
September 19, 2017--ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF and ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada have increased 26.6% in the first 8 months of the year to reach a new record of US$107 billion at the end of August 2017, according to ETFGI's August 2017 preliminary Canadian ETF and ETP industry insights report an annual paid for research subscription service.
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Insurer Nationwide Enters the ETF Arena
September 19, 2017--Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has stepped into the exchange traded fund game, launching three smart beta ETF strategies that try to help limit the negative effects of market volatility.
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Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange-MiG Report-August 2017
September 19, 2017--New Listing* Count:
180 (TSXV: 84 TSX: 96)
(*Includes IPOs, CPC/SPAC IPOs, QTs, QAs, RTOs, Graduates and Other)
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Treasury International Capital Data For July
September 18, 2017--The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for July 2017. The next release, which will report on data for August 2017, is scheduled for October 17, 2017.
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Bloomberg Intelligence-If Internet Bubble's a Guide, Peak Bitcoin Favors Gold
September 18, 2017--Potential Dollar, Bitcoin Peaks Revive Old-Guard Gold's Appeal
If the apex of the internet bubble is a guide, bitcoin has peaked. In a weak dollar and cryptocurrency environment, old-guard gold should be a primary beneficiary, especially if inflation is finally brewing. A mean-reverting CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) would be another pillar for gold. (09/15/17)
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review- "You’ll Be Stone Dead In A Moment"
September 18, 2017--Highlights of the Week Ending 9/15/2017
Macro
Hurricane fallout, another missile over Japan nor ongoing sensational political news were enough to hold back markets, quite the contrary, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.16%, the S&P 500 rallied 1.56%, the NASDAQ was up 1.37% and the Russell 2000 jumped 2.27%.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices Launches S&P Target Tuition Inflation Index
September 18, 2017--Benchmark Aims to Capture College Tuition Inflation Over Long Term
S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), one of the world's leading index providers, today announced the launch of the S&P Target Tuition Inflation Index, a benchmark designed to capture for market participants college tuition inflation over the long term.
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U.S. Officials Promise Revamped Derivatives Rules
September 18, 2017--The officials say the rules need to be revised to reflect how markets are functioning nearly a decade after the financial meltdown
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