BlackRock to Start Junk Bond ETF Amid Record Inflows-continued

March 29, 2012--BlackRock Inc. (BLK), the world's biggest money manager, is planning a global junk-bond exchange-traded fund after its first high-yield debt ETF grew to include $14.3 billion of assets in four years.
The IShares Global ex-USD High-Yield Corporate Bond Fund will track an index composed of speculative-grade bonds denominated in euros, pounds and Canadian dollars, according to a prospectus filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund aims to invest at least 40 percent of its assets in companies located or doing business outside the U.S., the document said.

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Aretex Capital Partners to Acquire Alerian
May 23, 2018--Aretex Capital Partners ("Aretex"), a global private equity firm, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alerian, the market leading provider of energy infrastructure indices and market intelligence based in Dallas, Texas.
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SEC Proposes FAIR Act Rules to Promote Research Reports on Investment Funds
May 23, 2018--The Securities and Exchange Commission today proposed rules and amendments that would promote research on mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, registered closed-end funds, business development companies, and similar covered investment funds.
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Sprott files with the SEC
May 22, 2018--Sprott Asset Management USA, Inc. has filed an amendment No.1 to an application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Sprott files with the SEC-Actively Managed ETFs
May 22, 2018--Sprott Asset Management USA, Inc. has filed an amendment No.1 to an application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares Solar Portfolio
May 22, 2018--PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
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CFTC Staff Issues Advisory for Virtual Currency Products
May 22, 2018--The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight (DMO) and Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR) today issued a joint staff advisory that gives exchanges and clearinghouses registered with the CFTC guidance for listing virtual currency derivative products.
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BMO Canadian ETF Dashboard-as of April 30, 2018
May 22, 2018--For the month of April, Canadian ETF industry assets under management stood at $153.3 billion, an increase of $1.2 billion over the previous month.
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CFTC Opens Access for U.S. Customers to Trading in Australian Markets
May 22, 2018--The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced the approval of Australian Securities Exchange Limited's (ASX 24) application to permit direct access for U.S. customers to trade on its platform.
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First Trust Cross-Lists Two Additional ETFs in Mexico
May 21, 2018--As Mexican demand for U.S. and global ETFs grows, First Trust expands its offerings
First Trust Advisors L.P. ("First Trust"), a global ETF provider and asset manager, announced today that it has cross-listed the First Trust Capital Strength ETF (Ticker Symbol: FTCS) and the First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction & Process ETF (Ticker Symbol: LEGR) on the Mexican stock exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV).
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NYSE appoints Stacey Cunningham as first female president
May 21, 2018--The New York Stock Exchange has appointed Chief Operating Officer Stacey Cunningham as its first female president, an NYSE spokeswoman told Reuters on Monday.
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With ETFs About to Be Easier to Build, Aspiring Money Managers Go Solo
May 21, 2018--New rules to make setting up funds cheaper and easier to do
Lawsuits, easing regulation are encouraging going it alone
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Vanguard files with the SEC-Vanguard Total World Bond ETF
May 21, 2018--Vanguard has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Vanguard Total World Bond ETF.
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Amplify ETF Trust files with the SEC
May 21, 2018--Amplify ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Amplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF.
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CFTC Staff Issues Advisory for Virtual Currency Products
May 21, 2018--The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight (DMO) and Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR) today issued a joint staff advisory that gives exchanges and clearinghouses registered with the CFTC guidance for listing virtual currency derivative products.
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Timothy Plan files with the SEC
May 21, 2018--Timothy Plan has planned an application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Vanguard Announces Plans To Launch Total World Bond ETF
May 21, 2018--Vanguard today filed a preliminary registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for Vanguard Total World Bond ETF.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
May 18, 2018--The current reports for the week of May 18, 2018 are now available.
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KraneShares files with the SEC-
May 18, 2018--KraneShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the KraneShares MSCI China A Inclusion Hedged Index ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
May 18, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the The Aptus Defined Risk ETF.
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U.S. Fund-Flows Weekly Report: Funds Experience Second Largest Weekly Net Inflows of the Year to Date
May 18, 2018--Thomson Reuters Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) had net-positive flows of $26.5 billion for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, May 16. The week's net inflows were the second largest for 2018, trailing only the $37.8-billion increase for the fund-flows week ended January 24.
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Investors Bet on Fresh Stock Volatility Like It's August 2016
May 18, 2018-Inflows into long-VIX instruments largest in nearly 2 years
Leveraged investors positioned for lower equity price swings
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British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) Investor Alert: Cryptocurrencies
May 17, 2018--The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has noticed an increase in the number of cryptocurrency offerings involving an initial coin offering (ICO) or initial token offering (ITO).
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World Gold Council-Gold 2048 The next 30 years for gold
May 17, 2018--The World Gold Council today launched a one-off essay collection, Gold 2048, bringing together industry-leading experts from across the globe to analyse how the gold market is set to evolve in the next 30 years.
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Oppenheimer files with the SEC-Oppenheimer Ultra-Short Duration ETF
May 17, 2018--Oppenheimer ETF Trust II has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Oppenheimer Ultra-Short Duration ETF.
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ProShares files with the SEC-ProShares Pet Care ETF
May 17, 2018--ProShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the ProShares Pet Care ETF.
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PowerShares Exchange-Traded Self-Indexed Fund Trust files with the SEC
May 17, 2018--PowerShares Exchange-Traded Self-Indexed Fund Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Invesco BulletShares 2028 Corporate Bond ETF
Invesco BulletShares 2026 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF.
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Virtus ETF Solutions and InfraCap Introduce Preferred Stock ETF
May 17, 2018--Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF Launches on NYSE as 'PFFA'
Virtus ETF Solutions, an affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTS), has partnered with Infrastructure Capital Advisors, LLC (InfraCap) to introduce the Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF, which begins trading today under the ticker "PFFA" on NYSE Arca.
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Distillate Capital Partners LLC files with the SEC
May 17, 2018--Distillate Capital Partners LLC has filed an application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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First Trust Launches the First Trust International Capital Strength ETF
May 17, 2018--An ETF that provides exposure to equity securities of developed market companies, excluding the US and Canada.
FT Portfolios Canada Co. ("First Trust Canada"), a privately owned company is pleased to announce the launch of the First Trust International Capital Strength ETF (TSX:FINT).
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US REITs- It's not just about interest rates
May 16, 2018--How does US Equity REIT performance stack up to the overall US equity market? Over the period from January 1991 through March 2018, the risk-adjusted performance (as measured by the Sharpe Ratio) of the FTSE Nareit Equity REITs Index-a leading benchmark for listed US equity REIT stocks-was closely in line with that of the broad US equity market as represented by the Russell 3000(R) Index.
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Pacer ETFs Introduces Real Estate Sector Funds to Growing ETF Lineup
May 16, 2018--Firm's first REIT ETFs target thematic opportunities in evolving market
Pacer ETFs announces the launch of three new ETFs comprised of publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) and C-corps.
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Global X Launches AI, Big Data ETF
May 16, 2018--The universe of exchange-traded funds dedicated companies involved in artificial intelligence and big data technologies continues growing.
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Salt Financial Launches First ETF Powered By truBetaTM
May 16, 2018-- Plain vanilla structure is designed to be simple solution to provide magnified exposure to U.S equities without leverage
Salt Financial LLC, a provider of data, ETF and index products, today announced the launch of the Salt truBetaTM High Exposure ETF (Ticker: SLT).
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Xtrackers to Close and Liquidate Three Exchange-Traded Funds
May 16, 2018--DWS today announced plans to close and liquidate three Xtrackers exchange-traded funds (ETFs)-Xtrackers MSCI Brazil Hedged Equity ETF (NYSE Arca: DBBR), Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Small Cap Hedged Equity ETF (Cboe: DBES) and Xtrackers MSCI Mexico Hedged Equity ETF (NYSE Arca: DBMX).
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Impact Shares Trust files with the SEC
May 16, 2018--Impact Shares Trust has filed an amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
May 16, 2018--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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JP Morgan Tests Blockchain's Capital Markets Potential
May 16, 2018--The bank is experimenting with blockchain in a field defined by huge sums of money, multiple stakeholders and lots of coordination
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REX and BKCM Launch Actively Managed Blockchain Companies ETF Led by Brian Kelly
May 16, 2018--REX Shares, LLC (REX) and Brian Kelly, CEO and Founder of BKCM Funds, LLC (BKCM), today announced the launch of the REX BKCM ETF (NYSE Arca:BKC).
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The SEC Has an Opportunity You Won't Want to Miss: Act Now!
May 16, 2018--If you've ever been tempted to buy into a hot investment opportunity linked with luxury travel, the Securities and Exchange Commission has a deal for you.
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RBC Global Asset Management launches RBC US Banks Yield Index ETF
May 15, 2018--RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM Inc.) today announced the launch of RBC U.S. Banks Yield Index ETF (ticker: RUBY), which begins trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today.
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First Trust to Launch First Trust Dorsey Wright DALI 1 ETF
May 15, 2018--An index-tracking ETF based on Dorsey Wright's systematic momentum strategy using the Dynamic Asset Level Investing process.
First Trust Advisors L.P. ("First Trust"), a leading exchange-traded fund ("ETF") provider and asset manager, announced today that it launched a new index-based ETF, the First Trust Dorsey Wright DALI 1 ETF (Nasdaq: DALI) (the "fund").
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Coinbase plans revamp to lure institutional and high-speed traders
May 15, 2018--Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is planning a revamp of its trading technology and creating a new suite of services to attract more institutional investors, including hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms, it said on Tuesday.
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U.S. ETF providers cry foul over SEC's fee experiment
May 15, 2018--A plan by the U.S. securities regulator to study how stock exchange pricing affects the market by creating different fee levels for different stocks and exchange-traded funds could stifle competition among ETF providers, industry executives told Reuters.
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ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed in the US gathered 28 billion US dollars in net inflows in April
May 14, 2018--ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed in the USgathered US$28.00 billion net inflows during April 2018, after suffering net outflows of US$10.60 Bn in February and US$2.56 Bn in March, according to ETFGI's April 2018 US ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report.
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Franklin Templeton Investments Canada Rings TSX Opening Bell Today to Announce Three New Franklin LibertyShares(R) Fixed Income ETF Listings
May 14, 2018--Franklin Templeton Investments Canada will mark today's listings of three actively managed fixed income ETFs, Franklin Liberty Global Aggregate Bond ETF (CAD-Hedged) (FLGA), Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF (CAD-Hedged) (FLSL) and Franklin Liberty U.S. Investment Grade Corporate ETF (CAD-Hedged) (FLUI), by ringing the opening bell on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).
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ETF Industry Legend John Hyland Joins Cryptocurrency Pioneer Bitwise Asset Management As Global Head of Exchange-Traded Products
May 14, 2018--Bitwise Asset Management, creator of the world's first cryptocurrency index fund, announced today that it has hired ETF industry legend John Hyland as the firm focuses aggressively on developing public vehicles for accessing cryptoassets around the world.
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Scepticism persists on 'ETFs for good'
May 14, 2018--Investors want responsible options but remain concerned about performance.
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Exchange Traded Concepts Trust files with the SEC
May 14, 2018--Exchange Traded Concepts Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the YieldShares High Income ETF.
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CME Group signs pact to offer ether reference rate
May 14, 2018--Exchange operator CME Group Inc and digital-currency trading platform Crypto Facilities Ltd on Monday launched a service to provide users access to real-time ether price in dollars.
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DFS Authorizes Gemini Trust Company to Provide Additional Virtual Currency Products and Services
May 14, 2018--Gemini is the First Qualified Custodian and Exchange to Receive DFS Approval to Offer Trading of Emerging Digital Currency Zcash in New York.
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PowerShares files with the SEC-PowerShares Solar Portfolio
May 11, 2018--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares Solar Portfolio.
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Nushares ETF Trust files with the SEC-Nushares Short-Term REIT ETF
May 11, 2018--Nushares ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Nushares Short-Term REIT ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-Salt truBeta High Exposure ETF
May 11, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Salt truBeta High Exposure ETF.
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First Trust files with the SEC-First Trust Dorsey Wright DALI 1 ETF
May 11, 2018--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust Dorsey Wright DALI 1.
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A Leveraged ETN Play on Europe STOXX 50
May 11, 2018--Fisher Investments has partnered with Credit Suisse to launch an exchange traded note to provide leveraged exposure to the a widely observed European benchmark.
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Active Alts, Inc. Announces ETF Closure
May 11, 2018--Active Alts, Inc. today announced the scheduled closing and liquidation of the Active Alts Contrarian ETF (the "Fund").
ETF: Active Alts Contrarian ETF
Ticker: SQZZ
CUSIP: 86280R308
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
May 11, 2018--The current reports for the week of May 11, 2018 are now available.
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Eaton Vance NextShares Trust files with the SEC- Eaton Vance Stock NextShares
May 10, 2018--Eaton Vance NextShares Trust has filed a post-effective mendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Eaton Vance Stock NextShares.
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ABR Dynamic Funds, LLC's Success Fuels Growth in Headcount, AUM
May 10, 2018--John Mulroy and Stephen Sivillo Join ABR Dynamic Funds as Firm AUM Crosses $50 million.
ABR Dynamic Funds CEO Taylor Lukof today announced that the firm has landed two more experts as performance in its volatility-based liquid alternative strategies continues to shine.
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SEC Proposes Fiduciary Rule for Broker-Dealers
May 10, 2018--On April 18, concurrently with its publication for comment of a proposed set of enhanced investment adviser regulations,1 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a separate proposal related to the conduct standards broker-dealers must comply with when engaging retail customers.
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Thompson Hine Update: SEC's NMS Pilot Program of Vital Interest to ETFs
May 10, 2018--On March 14, 2018, the SEC proposed Rule 610T of Regulation NMS to conduct a transaction fee pilot program (Pilot) involving National Market System (NMS) stocks. NMS, the national system for trading stocks in the United States, includes all of the major stock exchanges and other facilities and entities used by broker-dealers to fulfill trade orders for securities, including ETF shares.
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U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Weekly Equity Fund Flows Turn Negative Despite the Up Market
May 10, 2018--For the third week in a row investors were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), taking in a little more than $8.2 billion.
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Innovator IBD(R) 50 ETF (FFTY) Celebrates 3-Year Anniversary, Achieves Morningstar 4-Star Rating
May 10, 2018--Only investable product tracking the IBD(R) 50 Index, signature Investor's Business Daily strategy using William J. O'Neil's CAN SLIM Investing System
Innovator Capital Management, LLC (Innovator) announced today the Innovator IBD(R) 50 ETF (FFTY) celebrated its 3-year anniversary on April 9th, 2018.
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Cboe New Issue Notification for 1 iShares ETF-iShares Inflation Hedged Corporate Bond ETF
May 10, 2018--Cboe is are pleased to announce that 1 Exchange Traded Fund ("ETF") will be listed on Cboe and will begin trading as a new issue on 2018-05-10.
Symbol:LQDI
Name: iShares Inflation Hedged Corporate Bond
CUSIP:46431W580.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-Salt truBetaTM High Exposure ETF
May 9, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Salt truBetaTM High Exposure ETF.
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USCF files with the SEC-USCF SummerHaven Dynamic Commodity Strategy No K-1 Fund
May 9, 2018--USCF has filed a post-effective mendment, registration statement with the SEC for the USCF SummerHaven Dynamic Commodity Strategy No K-1 Fund.
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IMF-Western Hemisphere Region-Regional Economic Outlook: Seizing the Momentum
May 9, 2018--Executive Summary
The broad-based acceleration of global growth in 2017 is reflected in the solid gains posted by the economies of the United States and Canada, both of which are expected to grow above potential in the near term. More broadly, growth in both advanced and emerging market and developing economies is expected to gain further momentum in 2018 and 2019, reflecting the effects of expansionary US fiscal policy, favorable global financial conditions, and improved prospects for external demand.
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BlackRock and Acorns Partner to Expand Financial Participation Among the Next Generation of Investors
May 9, 2018--BlackRock becomes an Anchor Investor in Acorns
BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) and Acorns, the country's fastest growing micro investing app with more than 3.3 million investment accounts, today announced a partnership focused on improving the savings and investing behaviors of the next generation of investors.
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WisdomTree Canada Unveils Digital Portfolio Construction Tool for Canadian Advisors
May 9, 2018--Digital Portfolio Developer provides groundbreaking analytics technology for portfolio construction and optimization
WisdomTree Asset Management Canada, Inc. ("WisdomTree Canada") today announced the launch of the Digital Portfolio Developer (DPD), an on-demand tool for Canadian advisors that focuses on providing deep data analytics to evaluate client and prospect portfolios.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
May 9, 2018--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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BlueStar Israel Equity Review & Outlook-Continued Momentum for Israeli Exporters and Tech in Israel
May 9, 2018--Israeli technology stocks, as defined by The BlueStar Israel Global Technology Index (BIGITech(R)), gained 1.3% in April, bringing the year-to-date gain up to 3.7%;
Israel's Q1 2018 GDP growth came in stronger-than-expected despite a mild slow-down in Israel's housing market, as services exports continue to grow.
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NYSE's Plans For 'Physical Delivery' Of Bitcoin Pave Way For Major Crypto Adoption, Analysts Say
May 9, 2018--Analysts Dominic Chu and Robert Kelly weighed in on recent reports that the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) plans to offer Bitcoin (BTC) swap contracts, on CNBC Tuesday, May 8.
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CME Group Announces First Trades of New SOFR Futures
May 8, 2018--CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the first trades of the new Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) futures contract, launched on May 7, 2018.
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Impact Shares files with the SEC-YMCA ETF & NAACP ETF
May 8, 2018--Impact Shares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Impact Shares YWCA Women's Empowerment ETF and the Impact Shares NAACP Minority Empowerment ETF.
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Cryptocurrency creeps into the mainstream
May 8, 2018--The irony is delicious. Bitcoin, biggest of the cryptocurrencies, was heralded as a technology that would set us free from the sclerotic institutions of a fetid financial system: central banks, commercial bank oligopolies, bought-and-paid-for regulators. What has happened instead?
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-3 Defiance ETFs
May 8, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Defiance Augmented & Virtual Experience ETF
Defiance Quantum ETF
Defiance Vehicle & Technology Innovators ETF.
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IndexIQ files with the SEC-IQ S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Low Volatility High Dividend ETF
May 8, 2018--IndexIQ has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the IQ S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Low Volatility High Dividend ETF.
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S-Network Expands Direct Index Lineup with SMArtX
May 8, 2018--S-Network Global Indexes, Inc. is pleased to announce a second round of indexes available for direct investment on SMArtX Advisory Solutions' Turnkey Asset Management Platform (TAMP).
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VanEck files with the SEC
May 8, 2018--VanEck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF
May 7, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF.
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Exchange Listed Funds Trust files with the SEC-REX BKCM ETF
May 7, 2018--Exchange Listed Funds Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the REX BKCM ETF.
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State Street Global Advisors Appoints Sue Thompson as Head of Americas Distribution for SPDR ETFs
May 7, 2018---State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the appointment of Sue Thompson as head of Americas Distribution for SPDR ETFs, effective immediately.
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AdvisorShares-This Week in Active ETFs: Gaining More Traction
May 7, 2018--I had the opportunity to participate at a conference sponsored by the NYSE. The entire conference was focused on active ETFs, which is a great milestone to have a fully dedicated event towards active ETFs.
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Pacer files with the SEC
May 7, 2018--Pacer has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for April 2018
May 7, 2018--The federal budget deficit was $382 billion for the first seven months of fiscal year 2018, the Congressional Budget Office estimates, $37 billion more than the shortfall recorded during the same period last year.
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Reality Shares Offers Three ETFs on E*TRADE's Commission-Free ETF Platform
May 7, 2018--Investors now have another low-cost option to access several of Reality Shares' quantitative strategies
Reality Shares' an innovative asset management firm' ETF issuer and index provider' now offers three of its rules-based ETFs on E*TRADE's Commission-Free ETF Platform.
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StrongVest ETF Trust files with the SEC-CWA Income ETF
May 7, 2018--StrongVest ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the CWA Income ETF.
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Mitchell Harris on reshaping BNY Mellon's $1.9tn asset arm
May 6, 2018--Chief executive talks about the fund industry's future, AI...?and Jersey cows
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Procure ETF Trust files with the SEC-Procure Space ETF
May 4, 2018--Procure ETF Trust has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for Procure Space ETF.
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ProShares files with the SEC
May 4, 2018--ProShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
ProShares Short Communication Services Select Sector
ProShares UltraShort Communication Services Select Sector
ProShares UltraPro Short Communication Services Select Sector
ProShares Ultra Communication Services Select Sector
ProShares UltraPro Communication Services Select Sector.
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Columbia files with the SEC-Columbia Multi-Sector Municipal Income ETF
May 4, 2018-- Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Columbia Multi-Sector Municipal Income ETF.
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World Gold Trust files with the SEC-SPDR(R) Gold MiniShares Trust
May 4, 2018--World Gold Trust has filed a amendment No. 1 to Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the SPDR(R) Gold MiniShares Trust.
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Renaissance Capital-Scheduled U.S. IPOs this week
May 4, 2018--Scheduled U.S. IPOs-Week of 05/07/18
AXA Equitable Holdings (EQH)-New York, NY
Deal Size: $3,500 mil Exchange: NYSE
Lead Underwriter: Morgan Stanley
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After rocky start to SOFR, investors may be slow to embrace futures
May 4, 2018--The CME will launch next week futures based on a new benchmark rate published by the Federal Reserve, but investors may be slow to embrace them after unexpected volatility and a calculation error led to a rocky start for the new rate.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
May 4, 2018--The current reports for the week of May 4, 2018 are now available.
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Global X files with the SEC-Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF
May 4, 2018--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF.
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Cboe Global Markets Reports April 2018 Trading Volume
May 4, 2018--Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, today reported April monthly trading volume and average revenue per contract (RPC)/net revenue capture data at www.cboe.com/monthlyvolrpc.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
May 4, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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U.S. Fund-Flows Weekly Report: Funds Take in Net New Money for the Second Straight Week
May 4, 2018--Thomson Reuters Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) had net-positive flows of $2.5 billion for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, May 2. The week's net inflows followed the prior week's $8.0 billion increase and were paced by the equity funds asset group (+$1.1 billion), followed by taxable bond funds (+$916 million) and money market funds (+$845 million).
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Robert Nestor Joins Direxion As President
May 3, 2018--Former BlackRock Executive to Lead Growth Strategy and Product Diversification
Direxion today announces the hiring of Robert D. Nestor as President.
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CFTC Officials Want Close Cooperation With SEC on Crypto Rules
May 3, 2018--Two officials at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) spoke about regulating cryptocurrencies this week, stressing the need for cooperation between their agency and another powerful U.S. regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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ProShares Launches First S&P 500 Bond ETF
May 3, 2018--25 Years After First S&P 500 Equity ETF Introduced
ProShares, a premier provider of ETFs, today launched the first S&P 500 Bond ETF. The ProShares S&P 500 Bond ETF (NYSE:SPXB) tracks the S&P 500(R)/MarketAxess(R) Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index.
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Greenwich Associates Study Finds More Than 80 Percent of Institutional Investors Surveyed Who Use Exchange-Listed Options Are Satisfied with Performance
May 3, 2018--The Options Industry Council (OIC), an industry resource funded by OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today shared the results of a new study by Greenwich Associates, How Institutional Investors Use and Think About Exchange-Listed Options, which found that more than 80 percent of institutional investors surveyed who currently use exchange-listed options are satisfied with the performance against major market benchmarks.
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SL Advisors files with the SEC
May 3, 2018--SL Advisors, LLC has filed an amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
May 3, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed an amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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ProShares files with the SEC
May 3, 2018-- ProShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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First Trust files with the SEC
May 3, 2018--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Registration Statement relates to First Trust Capital Strength ETF, First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund, First Trust Dow Jones Select Micro Cap Index Fund, First Trust Chindia ETF, First Trust Natural Gas ETF, First Trust Water ETF, First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund, First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund, First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund, First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund, First Trust NASDAQ(R) ABA Community Bank Index Fund, First Trust NASDAQ(R) Clean Edge(R) Green Energy Index Fund, First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund, First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund, First Trust US Equities Opportunities ETF,
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First Trust files with the SEC-AlphaDEX(R) ETFs
May 3, 2018--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 Morningstar Managed Futures Strategy Fund
May 3, 2018--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust Morningstar Managed Futures Strategy Fund.
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First Trust files with the SEC
May 3, 2018--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Registration Statement relates to First Trust Alternative Absolute Return Strategy ETF and First Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund.
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USCF Announces Launch of the USCF SummerHaven Dynamic Commodity Strategy No K-1 Fund With SummerHaven Index Management
May 3, 2018--USCF today announced it has launched the USCF SummerHaven Dynamic Commodity Strategy No K-1 Fund ("SDCI" or the "Fund") with SummerHaven Index Management LLC (SummerHaven), a Stamford, CT based index management firm that has developed indicies in the commodities space.
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DR Index Monthly Performance-April 2018
May 3, 2018--The BNY Mellon DR Index Monthly Performance for April 2018 report is now available.
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In a Year of Strong ETF Industry Growth, the First Index and Fund to Target the Ecosystem Turns in Compelling Performance
May 2, 2018--Toroso ETF Industry Index, underpinning the ETF Industry Exposure & Financial Services ETF (TETF), tops the broad market, other financial-focused exposures in first year on market
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PowerShares files with the SEC-Invesco S&P 500 Rising Rates ETF
May 2, 2018--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Invesco S&P 500 Rising Rates ETF.
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Vanguard files with the SEC-Vanguard Telecommunication Services Index Fund
May 2, 2018--Vanguard has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statment with the SEC for the Vanguard Telecommunication Services Index Fund.
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VanEck files with the SEC-VanEck Vectors(R) Morningstar High Dividend ETF
May 2, 2018--VanEck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the VanEck Vectors(R) Morningstar High Dividend ETF.
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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
May 2, 2018--Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low.
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Direxion files with the SEC
May 2, 2018--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Principal Exchange-Traded Funds files with the SEC- Principal Investment Grade Corporate Active ETF
May 2, 2018--Principal Exchange-Traded Funds has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
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Stock Exchanges Get Warning Shot From SEC Over Data Profits
May 2, 2018--Regulator took unusual step of blocking request to raise fees
SEC's chairman has signaled he's scrutinizing this area.
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The Forum at ETF Research Center-May 2018 Sector SPDR Analyzer
May 2, 2018--The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for April 2018 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 10 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition.
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Large New York Money Manager AllianceBernstein Is Moving to Nashville
May 1, 2018--Move part of broad cost-cutting effort pressed by index-tracking funds and low-cost investing
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Innovator ETFs files with the SEC
May 1, 2018--Innovator ETFs Trust has filed a Amendment No. 1 to an Application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Motley Fool Asset Management, LLC files with the SEC
May 1, 2018--Motley Fool Asset Management, LLC has filed an amended application for exemptive relief with thw SEC.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares Gold Strategy ETF
May 1, 2018--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Gold Strategy ETF.
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SEC Enforcement Division Issues FAQs for Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative
May 1, 2018--The Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement today issued answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative, providing additional information about adviser eligibility, disgorgement, and the distribution of funds to clients.
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AdvisorShares Active ETF Report: First Quarter of 2018
April 30, 2018--Month ending 03.31.2018
Report Highlights
The first quarter of 2018 saw the return of volatility to the equity markets. This led to a decline in the broad indexes, a flattening of the yield curvem and several billion in ETP equity wiped out when the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) spiked more than 100% on February 5th.
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review-Detente On The Korean Peninsula?
April 30, 2018--Highlights of the Week Ending 4/27/2018
Macro
In what would seem to be an epic development, peace may be coming to the Korean peninsula after seven decades. The two sides say they have agreed to end the war (there hasn't actually been fighting in a long time of course) and to denuclearize among other things.
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Report On Foreign Portfolio Holdings Of U.S. Securities
April 30, 2018--The final results from the annual survey of foreign portfolio holdings of U.S. securities at the end of June 2017 were released today on the Treasury website. The survey was undertaken jointly by Treasury, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The next survey will cover holdings at the end of June 2018; preliminary data are expected to be released by February 28, 2019.
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OSI ETf Trust files with the SEC-3 O'Shares FTSE ETFs
April 30, 2018--OSI ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
O'Shares FTSE U.S. Quality Dividend ETF (OUSA)
O'Shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF (OEUR)
O'Shares FTSE Asia Pacific Quality Dividend ETF (OASI).
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
April 27, 2018--The current reports for the week of April 27, 2018 are now available.
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Toronto Stock Exchange Shuts Down Early on TMX Market Issues
April 27, 2018--TMX Group Ltd. was forced to shut down the Toronto Stock Exchange and its derivatives market early after the owner of Canada's largest bourses experienced technical problems for most of the afternoon. Trading is expected to resume Monday.
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State Street Global Advisors Announces Index Changes for Two Fixed Income SPDR ETFs
April 27, 2018--State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced changes to the target benchmarks of the SPDR(R) Portfolio Short Term Treasury ETF (Symbol: SPTS) and SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF (ITE).
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Aberdeen Standard Investments Broadens U.S. Business With Addition Of ETF Securities U.S.
April 27, 2018--Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) today announced that it has acquired the U.S. business of specialist commodity Exchange Traded Product (ETP) provider ETF Securities.
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Renaissance Capital-Scheduled U.S. IPOs this week
April 27, 2018--Scheduled U.S. IPOs-Week of 04/30/18
Construction Partners (ROAD)-Dothan, AL
Deal Size: $180 mil Exchange: Nasdaq
Lead Underwriter: Baird
Vertically-integrated provider of road construction and paving in the Southeast.
Carbon Black (CBLK)-Waltham, MA
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
April 25, 2018--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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CBO An Overview of The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2018 to 2028
April 26, 2018--Summary
If current laws governing taxes and spending generally remained unchanged, the federal budget deficit would grow substantially over the next few years, CBO projects, with accumulating deficits driving debt held by the public to nearly 100 percent of GDP by 2028.
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U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Fund Flows Remain Positive for the Week in Spite of Market Declines and Rising Yields
April 26, 2018--For the second week in three investors were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting a little more than $8.0 billion.
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Investors See Largest Ever Decline in Fund Fee
April 26, 2018--Investors paid lower fund expenses in 2017 than ever before. Our study of U.S. open-end mutual funds and exchange-traded funds found the asset-weighted average expense ratio across funds was 0.52% in 2017, an 8% decline from 2016.
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Evolve ETFs to Launch New ETF based on Solactive Global Innovation Index
April 26, 2018--Solactive is pleased to announce the launch of the Solactive Global Innovation Index, which will be used as the reference for the Evolve Innovation Index ETF ("EDGE"). Units of EDGE have been conditionally approved for listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") to begin trading on 2 May, 2018.
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Pacer ETFs Crosses $2 Billion AUM Threshold
April 25, 2018--Pacer ETFs crosses major mark as strategy driven ETFs prove their worth in wild market
Pacer ETFs, an award-winning ETF provider that offers passive, rules-based strategies, is excited to announce a major milestone in less than three years since launch.
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Principal Funds Launches Active Bond ETF
April 25, 2018--Principal Funds launched a fund on Apr 19, focused on providing exposure to the investment grade corporate bond space of the United States fixed income market.
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Grayscale Investments Hires Samantha McDonald to Lead Finance Team
April 24, 2018--McDonald joins leading digital currency asset manager from SPDR Gold Trust, where she served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
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ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada gathered net inflows of US$2.27 Bn US dollars in March 2018
April 24, 2018--ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada gathered US$2.27 Bn in net inflows in March 2018. YTD 2018 net inflows are at US$6.06 Bn which is more than the US$4.93 Bn in net inflows at this point last year. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)
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Cboe Exchange Wants to Lower Its Bitcoin Futures Prices
April 24, 2018--The Cboe wants to change the way it prices bitcoin futures contracts, a move that comes just months after the exchange operator first debuted its inaugural cryptocurrency product.
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Labor Department Says Do-Good Investments Are Not Always 'Prudent'
April 24, 2018--Trump administration clarifies guidelines for retirement funds
ESG investors say rules could sow confusion among managers
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SEC rule would create distinct but 'comparable' regimes for RIAs and broker-dealers
April 24, 2018--The SEC is trying to avoid a wholesale disruption of brokerage industry, but firms could face a major overhaul of their compliance programs should the regulator's proposed best interest standard for brokers become rule.
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