Impact Shares files with the SEC-Impact Shares YWCA Women's Empowerment ETF-continued

August 22, 2018--Impact Shares Trust I has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Impact Shares YWCA Women's Empowerment ETF.
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Vanguard files with the SEC
May 15, 2019--Vanguard Index Funds has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Victory Portfolios II files with the SEC
May 15, 2019--Victory Portfolios II has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Columbia ETF Trust I files with the SEC-2 Columbia Research Enhanced ETFs
May 15, 2019--Columbia ETF Trust I has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Columbia Research Enhanced Core ETF
Columbia Research Enhanced Value ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-2 ETFs
May 14, 2019--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration tatement with the SEC for the
U.S. Global Jets ETF
U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-3 Defiance ETFs
May 14, 2019--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Defiance Future Tech ETF
Defiance Quantum ETF
Defiance Vehicle & Technology Innovators ETF.
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Pimco and TCW funds whacked in Morningstar ratings revamp
May 14, 2019--Pimco and TCW funds whacked in Morningstar ratings revamp.
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Quadratic Capital Launches IVOL, The Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF
May 14, 2019--IVOL is the first-of-its-kind ETF that is long fixed income volatility and designed to hedge against and profit from a steepening yield curve
Quadratic Capital Management (Quadratic) today announced the launch of its first exchange-traded fund, the Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF (NYSE Arca: IVOL).
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US regulator SEC gives go-ahead for first 'negative fee' fund
May 13, 2019--The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US financial regulator, has approved the first ever "negative fee" fund, which will pay investors for depositing their money.
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The Day Traders Are Back, Now Playing With Options
May 11, 2019--Compared with buying stocks, the fees and risk for individual investors are considerably higher
Martin Rogers has been regularly trading options from his mobile phone since last summer, after dabbling in stocks and derivatives for years.
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iShares Launches 5 Defined Maturity High-Yield Bond ETFs
May 10, 2019--BlackRock Inc.'s iShares unit, the world's largest issuer of exchange traded funds, added to its lineup of fixed income ETFs Thursday with the debuts of five defined maturity high-yield bond ETFs.
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Goldman Sachs ETF Trust files with the SEC- Goldman Sachs Access Emerging Markets USD Bond ETF
May 10, 2019-Goldman Sachs ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Goldman Sachs Access Emerging Markets USD Bond ETF.
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Salt Funds Trust files with the SEC-Salt Low truBetaTM US Market ETF
March 10, 2019--Salt Funds Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Salt Low truBetaTM US Market ETF.
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Exchange Listed Funds Trust files with the SEC-2 QRAFT AI-Enhanced ETFs
May 10, 2019--Exchange Listed Funds Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
QRAFT AI-Enhanced U.S. Large Cap ETF
QRAFT AI-Enhanced U.S. Large Cap Momentum ETF.
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Innovator ETFs Trust files with the SEC-3 Innovator S&P 500 ETFs
May 10, 2019--Innovator ETFs Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETFTM-August; Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETFTM-August; Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETFTM-August.
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SEC Proposes Actions to Improve Cross-Border Application of Security-Based Swap Requirements
May 10, 2019--The Securities and Exchange Commission today proposed a package of rule amendments and interpretive guidance to improve the framework for regulating cross-border security-based swaps transactions and market participants.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
May 10, 2019--The current reports for the week of May 10, 2019 are now available.
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U.S. regulators approve new Silicon Valley stock exchange
May 10, 2019--U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new stock exchange that is the brainchild of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, a move that will give high-growth technology companies more options to list their shares outside of the traditional New York exchanges.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
May 10, 2019----The current reports for the week of May 10, 2019 are now available.
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Accelerate Launches Initial Suite of Alternative Exchange Traded Funds
May 10, 2019-- Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc., ("Accelerate"), is pleased to announce the launch of three zero management fee, performance fee only alternative exchange traded funds ("Accelerate Alt ETFs"). Each Accelerate Alt ETF listed in the table below has closed the initial offering of units, and those units will start trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") today.
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U.S. yield curve inverts for first time since March
May 9, 2019--A part of the U.S. Treasury yield curve has inverted again, possibly foreshadowing an economic recession.
The yield on 10-year Treasury notes fell below the three-month bill yield for the first time since March.
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Eaton Vance NextShares Trust files with the SEC
May 9, 2019--Eaton Vance NextShares Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Eaton Vance Stock NextShares.
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VanEck files with the SEC
May 9, 2019--VanEck Vectors ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Virtus ETF Trust II files with the SEC
May 9, 2019--Virtus ETF Trust II has filed an application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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CBO-An Analysis of the President's 2020 Budget
May 9, 2019--Summary
On March 18, 2019, the Administration submitted the full details of its annual set of budgetary proposals to the Congress. In this report, the Congressional Budget Office examines how those proposals, if enacted, would affect budgetary outcomes relative to CBO's most recent baseline budget projections. Those projections extend from 2019 to 2029 and incorporate the assumption that current laws governing federal spending and revenues will generally remain in place.
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IndexIQ Active ETF Trust files with the SEC-IQ Ultra Short Duration ETF
May 9, 2019--IndexIQ Active ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the IQ Ultra Short Duration ETF.
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Lipper U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Funds Take in Net New Money for the Third Straight Week
May 9, 2019--Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) had net positive flows of $12.6 billion for the fund=flows trading week ended Wednesday, May 8. Money market funds (+$22.0 billion) paced the net inflows, followed by the taxable bond funds (+$1.8 billion) and municipal debt funds (+$1.5 billion) asset groups.
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Amplify ETFs Launches the Amplify CrowdBureau(R) Peer-to-Peer Lending & Crowdfunding ETF (NYSE Arca: LEND)
May 9, 2019-ETF offers access to the growing P2P lending & equity crowdfunding industry
Amplify ETFs announces the launch of the Amplify CrowdBureau(R) Peer-to-Peer Lending & Crowdfunding ETF (NYSE Arca: LEND), an index-based ETF that seeks exposure to the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and equity crowdfunding ecosystem.
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United States Commodity Index Funds Trust files withe the SEC-USCF Crescent Crypto Index Fund
May 9, 2019--United States Commodity Index Funds Trust has filed a Form S-1 Registration statement with the SEC for the USCF Crescent Crypto Index Fund.
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FTSE Russell-Deeper Knowledge can drive better outcomes
May 9, 2019--With the proliferation of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), understanding their underlying benchmark has never been more important than today.
Whether advising clients or selecting investments for client portfolios, FTSE Russell's guide to indexes and ETFs is designed to help make better informed decisions.
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Sprott ETF Trust files with the SEC-2 ETFs
May 8, 2019--Sprott ETF Trust has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Sprott Gold Miners ETF
Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF.
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Blue Tractor Group, LLC files with the SEC
May 8, 2019--Blue Tractor Group, LLC has filed a Seventh Amended and Restated Application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Aberdeen Standard Investments files with the SEC
May 8, 2019--Aberdeen Standard Investments ETFs has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Markets WRAP: Eerie parallels on anniversary of pain as emerging markets stall
May 8, 2019--But Goldman Sachs Group and JPMorgan Chase & Co. say markets may be more resilient this time as the Federal Reserve has turned less hawkish and the growth outlook is better for many countries.
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SoFi Releases SoFi Gig Economy ETF (GIGE) and SoFi 50 ETF (SFYF)
May 8, 2019--Actively-Managed GIGE Offers Exposure to the Fast-Growing 'Gig Economy'; SFYF Provides Targeted Exposure to 50 Growing U.S. Large-Cap Companies
SoFi announced today the availability of its two newest exchange-traded funds (ETFs): the SoFi Gig Economy ETF (NASDAQ: GIGE) and the SoFi 50 ETF (NYSE: SFYF), further extending the company's approach of providing members access to unique investing opportunities.
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Solactive releases new Index including the top growing 50 US companies for SoFi ETF
May 8, 2019--Solactive is pleased to announce the release of the Solactive SoFi US 50 Growth Index that is utilized as the underlying of the SoFi 50 ETF.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
May 8, 2019--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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Stock buybacks ramp up while investors turn to ETFs-BofA
May 7, 2019--Investors banked profits and adopted a more passive approach after stocks returned to record territory, but US corporations continue to buy back shares at a brisk pace, according to BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.
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Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, Inc. files with the SEC
May 7, 2019--Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, Inc. has filed a second amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Wahed Invest LLC files with the SEC
May 7, 2019--Wahed Invest LLC has filed a second amended application for exemptive releif with the SEC.
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for April 2019
May 7, 2019--The federal budget deficit was $531 billion for the first seven months of fiscal year 2019, CBO estimates, $145 billion more than the deficit recorded during the same period last year.
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First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund V files with the SEC-First Trust Morningstar Managed Futures Strategy Fund
May 6, 2019--First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund V 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 Exchange-Traded Fund VII files with the SEC-2 ETFs
May 6, 2019--First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VII 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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Legg Mason files with the SEC-Western Asset Total Return ETF
May 6, 2019--Legg Mason ETF Investment Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Western Asset Total Return ETF.
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Amplify ETF Trust files with the SEC-Amplify CrowdBureau(R) Peer-to-Peer Lending & Crowdfunding ETF
May 6, 2019--Amplify ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement wih the SEC for the Amplify CrowdBureau(R) Peer-to-Peer Lending & Crowdfunding ETF.
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Federal Reserve Financial Stability Report-May 2019
May 6, 2019-Overview
Investor appetite for risk appears elevated by several measures, and the debt loads of businesses are historically high. However, the financial sector appears resilient, with low leverage and limited funding risk.
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TD Ameritrade expands lineup of commission-free ETFs
May 6, 2019--In the latest example of how fee compression is rippling through the financial industry, TD Ameritrade is offering free trades on more index funds. The brokerage's newly expanded line of commission-free ETFs illustrates how quickly firms are competing to offer investment products at the lowest possible price.
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How Mifid Has Made Its Mark in the US
May 5, 2019--Fund managers across America, nudged by the SEC, seek to replicate European rules.
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ETF Managers Trust files with the SEC-ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF
May 3, 2019--ETF Managers Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF.
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Report: Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments
May 3, 2019--The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for billions of users worldwide.
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ETF Edge LLC files with the SEC
May 3, 2019--ETF Edge LLC has filed an application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Innovator ETFs Trust files with the SEC-3 Innovator S&P 500 ETFs
May 3, 2019--Innovator ETFs Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETFTM-June; Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETFTM-June; Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETFTM-June.
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Invesco files with the SEC-2 Invesco BulletShares ETFs
May 3, 2019--Invesco Exchange-Traded Self-Indexed Fund Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Invesco BulletShares 2029 Corporate Bond ETF and the Invesco BulletShares 2027 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF
May 3, 2019--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
May 3, 2019--The current reports for the week of May 3, 2019 are now available.
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CBO-Updated Budget Projections: 2019 to 2029
May 2, 2019-CBO projects a deficit of $896 billion for 2019-$1 billion less than the deficit it projected in January. Federal debt held by the public is projected to grow from 78 percent of gross domestic product in 2019 to 92 percent in 2029.
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First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund files with the SEC
May 2, 2019--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 MicroCap 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 Equity Opportunities ETF, First Trust Value Line(R) 100 Exchange-Traded Fund, First Trust Value Line(R) Dividend Index Fund, First Trust Dorsey Wright People’s Portfolio ETF, First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF, First Trust Lunt U.S. Factor Rotation ETF and First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX(R) ETF.
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First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund V files with the SEC-First Trust Managed Futures Strategy Fund
May 2, 2019--First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund V has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust Managed Futures Strategy Fund (formerly First Trust Morningstar Managed Futures Strategy Fund).
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New Research from Fidelity(R) Finds Institutional Investments in Digital Assets Are Likely to Increase over the Next Five Years
May 2, 2019--Institutional Investors See a Place for Digital Assets in Investment Portfolios
Institutional investors are finding appeal in digital assets and many are looking to invest more in digital assets over the next five years, according to new research from Fidelity Investments(R).
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U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Despite Record Highs for the S&P 500, Investors are Net Redeemers of Equity Funds for the Week
May 2, 2019--For the second week in a row, investors were overall net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $15.0 billion for Lipper’s fund-flows week ended May 1, 2019. However, the headline numbers are misleading. Fund investors were net purchasers of money market funds (+$16.0 billion) and municipal bond funds (+$1.2 billion), but were net redeemers of equity funds (-$1.8 billion) and taxable fixed income funds (-$352 million).
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French newcomer to list hedge fund clone ETF in the US
May 2, 2019--iM Global Partners is set to make its ETF debut by listing a managed futures ETF that clones the asset allocations of America's top commodity trading advisor hedge funds.
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Asset managers preparing to launch nontransparent ETFs
May 1, 2019--With SEC approval closer than ever, fund companies focus on the latest ETF twist
Financial advisers would be wise to start boning up on the ins and outs of nontransparent exchange-traded funds, because they might be coming soon to a platform near you.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree Mortgage Plus Bond Fund
May 1, 2019--Wisdom Tree Trust as filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for thr WisdomTree Mortgage Plus Bond Fund.
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Natixis ETF Trust II files with the SEC-Periodically-Disclosed Active ETFs
May 1, 2019--Natixis ETF Trust II has filed a Third Amended and Restated Application for exemptive relief with the SEC-Periodically-Disclosed Active ETFs
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Timothy Plan, Pioneer of Biblically Responsible Investing, Announces Two New ETFs
May 1, 2019-New Exchange-Traded Funds Will Further Help the Faithful Honor God With Their Money
Timothy Partners, LTD., advisor to the Timothy Plan family of funds, is announcing today the introduction of two new Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) that will help Christian investors continue to honor God with their money.
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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
May 1, 2019-Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market remains strong and that economic activity rose at a solid rate. Job gains have been solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low.
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T. Rowe Price files with the SEC
April 30, 2019--T. Rowe Price Equity Series, Inc. has filed a third amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Fidelity files with the SEC
April 30, 2019--Fidelity Beach Street Trust has filed a fourth amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Non-transparent active ETFs face headwinds
April 30, 2019--Despite the SEC's preliminary approval of Precidian Investments' non-transparent active ETF structure, analysts believe that it will take a while for asset managers and ETF strategists to get on board.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree Enhanced Commodity Fund
April 30, 2019--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Enhanced Commodity Fund.
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Sustainable Investing Firm Ethic Inc. Adds Jennifer Grancio to Advisory Board
April 30, 2019--Ethic Inc. ("Ethic"), the tech-driven asset management platform that powers sustainable equities solutions for wealth advisors and institutional investors, today announced the addition of exchange-traded fund industry veteran Jennifer Grancio to its advisory board.
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Nasdaq Adding Index for XRP Cryptocurrency to Global Data Service
April 30, 2019--Stock exchange operator Nasdaq is adding yet another cryptocurrency index-this time for the world's third-largest cryptocurrency, XRP.
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Fund-Fee Study: The Key Factors Helping Drive Fund Fees Lower
April 30, 2019--The amount investors paid to own funds hit a record low in 2018: The asset-weighted average expense ratio for U.S. open-end mutual funds and exchange-traded funds fell to 0.48%, down from 0.51% in 2017. We estimate that investors saved roughly $5.5 billion in fund expenses last year due to this 6% fee decline, marking the second-largest year-over-year percentage decline since we began tracking asset-weighted average fees in 2000.
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Liquid Strategies, LLC files with the SEC
April 29, 2019--Liquid Strategies, LLC has filed an application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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State Street Global Advisors Launches New Initiative to Educate Investors on the Potential Benefits of ETF Liquidity
April 29, 2019--Initiative urges investors to look at all aspects of total cost of ownership, where liquidity is an important consideration
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Natixis ETF Trust files with the SEC-2 ETFs
April 29, 2019--Natixis ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF
Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF.
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First Trust files with the SEC
April 29, 2019--First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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IMF Staff Country Report-Colombia : Selected Issues
April 29, 2019--AN EVALUATION OF THE 2018 FINANCING LAW
Notwithstanding numerous tax reforms, Colombia collects relatively low revenues-notably, from both personal income taxes and VAT. With a view to raise tax revenues in a growth-friendly way and to finance key expenditures within the fiscal framework, the authorities changed the tax code through a Financing Law.
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Virtus launches ETF investing in senior loans
April 26, 2019--Virtus brought to NYSE Arca an actively managed exchange-traded fund that buys first-lien and second-lien senior loans made to corporate borrowers.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-Aptus Collared Income Opportunity ETF
April 26, 2019--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Aptus Collared Income Opportunity ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-PPTY-U.S. Diversified Real Estate ETF
April 26, 2019--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PPTY-U.S. Diversified Real Estate ETF.
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Listed Funds Trust files with the SEC-Wahed FTSE USA Shariah ETF
April 26, 2019--Listed Funds Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Wahed FTSE USA Shariah ETF.
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Teucrium Commodity Trust files with the SEC-Teucrium Corn Fund
April 26, 219--Teucrium Commodity Trust has filed a pre-effective amendment No. 2 to Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the Teucrium Corn Fund.
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CFTC, SEC Issue Investor Alert-Guidance warns of websites related to digital assets
April 26, 2019-- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Office of External Affairs (OEA) and the Security and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) released, Watch Out for Fraudulent Digital Asset and "Crypto" Trading Websites, an Investor Alert this week to warn investors to scrutinize investment opportunities through websites purporting to operate advisory and trading businesses related to digital assets.
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Teucrium Commodity Trust files with the SEC-Teucrium Wheat Fund
April 26, 219--Teucrium Commodity Trust has filed a pre-effective amendment No. 2 to Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the Teucrium Wheat Fund.
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Goldman jettisons all its commodity trading recommendations
April 26, 2019--US bank unveiled ten new trades and a fresh outlook on commodities. Second time lucky? Sometimes, the market can confound even the best efforts of Goldman Sachs.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
April 26, 2019--The current reports for the week of April 26, 2019 are now available.
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State Street Global Advisors Announces Planned Change to SPDR(R) ETF Lineup
April 26, 2019---State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced plans to close and liquidate the SPDR(R) MSCI China A Shares IMI ETF (XINA) based on an ongoing review of the SPDR(R) ETF offering and listening to client feedback.
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Blue Sky Asset Management, LLC Announces Fund Closure
April 26, 2019--Blue Sky Asset Management, LLC, announced today that the QuantX Risk Managed Growth ETF (CBOE:QXGG), QuantX Multi-Asset Total Return ETF (CBOE:QXTR) and the QuantX Dynamic Beta US Equity ETF (CBOE:XUSA) will close following a review of market demand.
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BCSC takes on direct oversight of Canadian Securities Exchange
April 26, 2019--The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) will join the Ontario Securities Commission in overseeing the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), bringing the BCSC's venture market focus to regulation of an exchange dominated by B.C.-based, early-stage companies.
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Gross Domestic Product, First Quarter 2019 (Advance Estimate)
April 26, 2019--Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019 (table 1), according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2018, real GDP increased 2.2 percent.
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Lower expense ratios on 21 Vanguard ETFs means more savings for you
April 26, 2019--Take Vanguard ETFs(R). They give you the diversification of mutual funds with lower investment minimums and real-time pricing. As more people discover these benefits and invest in our ETFs (exchange-traded funds), we're able to realize new economies of scale.
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Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program-April 2019
April 25, 2019--CBO estimates that the net cost of the TARP will total $31 billion-$1 billion less than it estimated in March 2018 because of a decrease in projected disbursements for mortgage programs. Almost all of the TARP's transactions have been completed.
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SEC Extends BDs' Compliance Deadline With Amended Reg NMS
April 25, 2019--Broker-dealers told the agency they need more time beyond the May 20 deadline.
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Lipper U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Funds Take in Net New Money Paced by Bond Funds
April 25, 2019--Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) experienced net inflows of $4.9 billion for the fund-flows trading week ended Wednesday, April 24.
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CLS Investments Debuts Five New Tax-Managed Portfolio Strategies
April 25, 2019--CLS Investments, LLC ("CLS") a third-party money manager and leading strategist of exchange-traded fund ("ETF") portfolios has announced the launch of five new direct indexed, tax-managed strategies to be made available on the TAMP platform offered by FTJ FundChoice, an open architecture TAMP based in Cincinnati.
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Strike the Right Balance in Multi-Factor Strategy Design
April 25, 2019--Investors should not ignore the presence of real-world implementation challenges in selecting a multi-factor smart beta strategy. Thoughtful design in multi-factor investing requires a conscious and deliberate decision to find the most advantageous balance between effectively harvesting the factor premium and the costs of implementation.
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Pacer listing free cash flow ETFs until the cows come home
April 25, 2019--Pacer, one of the more successful emerging ETF providers in recent years, is milking investors love of free cash flow ETFs, adding more udders to its offering.
Pacer US Cash Cows Growth ETF (BUL)
Pacer Emerging Markets Cash Cows 100 ETF (ECOW)
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-2 U.S. Global ETFs
April 24, 2019--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
U.S. Global Jets ETF
U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF.
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United States Commodity Funds LLC files with the SEC-United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund, LP
April 24, 2019--United States Commodity Funds LLC has filed a pre-effective amendment No. 1 to Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund, LP.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-The Acquirers Fund
April 24, 2019--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the The Acquirers Fund.
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European Dividend Growth Fund Completes Conversion to ETF
April 24, 2019--Brompton Funds Limited (the "Manager"), the manager of European Dividend Growth Fund (the "Fund") is pleased to announce that the Fund has completed its conversion to an exchange-traded fund as approved by unitholders at a meeting held on February 14, 2019.
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Investor Confidence Rose in April by 1.7 Points to 72.9
April 24, 2019--State Street Global Exchange today released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index(R) (ICI) for April 2019.
The Global Investor Confidence Index increased to 72.9 up 1.7 points from March's revised reading of 71.2.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
April 24, 2019--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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CBO-The 2019 Budget and Economic Outlook
April 23, 2019--Summary
In CBO's projections, the federal budget deficit is about $900 billion in 2019 and exceeds $1 trillion each year beginning in 2022. Over the coming decade, deficits (after adjustments to exclude shifts in the timing of certain payments) fluctuate between 4.1 percent and 4.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), well above the average over the past 50 years.
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Teucrium Commodity Trust files with the SEC-Teucrium Wheat Fund
April 23, 219--Teucrium Commodity Trust has filed a pre-effective amendment No. 1 to Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the Teucrium Wheat Fund.
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Teucrium Commodity Trust files with the SEC-Teucrium Corn Fund
April 23, 219--Teucrium Commodity Trust has filed a pre-effective amendment No. 1 to Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the Teucrium Corn Fund.
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Aleafia Health Added to NYSE-Listed AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF
April 23, 2019--Aleafia Health Inc. ("Aleafia Health" or the "Company") has been added to the AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF (NYSE: YOLO) ("YOLO"), which is listed on the NYSE.
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Big Bitcoin Exchange Ends Bid to Lure High-Speed Traders
April 23, 2019--Coinbase laid off about 30 people in its Chicago office
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Inc. is ending an ambitious effort to win over high-frequency traders, the latest sign that bitcoin companies are having trouble attracting mainstream financial players.
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Introducing the FTSE US Tax-Exempt Investment-Grade Municipal Bond Index
April 23, 2019--FTSE Russell is pleased to announce the launch of the FTSE US Municipal Tax-Exempt Investment-Grade Bond Index, which represents an important addition to the expanding family of FTSE Russell's fixed income and multi-asset indexes.
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LifeApps Announces Appointment of ProcureAM's Robert Tull To Serve on Board of Directors
April 23, 2019--LifeApps Brands, Inc., (OTC PINK: LFAP) a publicly traded company which intends to deliver financial and marketing platforms specific to the LGBTQ community, announced the appointment of award winning financial expert Robert Tull to its Board of Directors, effective April 18, 2019.
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mplus ETF Trust files with the SEC
Apri1 22, 2019--mplus ETF Trust has filed an application for exemptive relief with the SEC-actively managed ETFs.
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Stoplight system could spot meltdowns ahead-study
April 22, 2019--Proposed traffic light system sifts through transaction data for signs of trouble
A traffic-light system of risk indicators for financial market infrastructure could use transaction data to detect threats to financial stability in almost in real time, according to research due to be published later this year.
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iShares files with the SEC
April 22, 2019--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Principal Exchange-Traded Funds files with the SEC-3 ETFs
April 22, 2019--Principal Exchange-Traded Funds has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF
Principal U.S. Large-Cap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF
Principal U.S. Small-MidCap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF.
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FTSE Russell-Infrastructure REITs: A match made in low yield environment heaven
April 22, 2019--For a brief period, it appeared that the extended low yield environment of today might at last be coming to a close. But the Fed's about-face to a more dovish stance on interest rates has investors again searching for yield, giving a boost to income-producing investments.
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Global X Expands its Suite of Covered Call Strategies with the Launch of the Russell 2000 Covered Call ETF
April 22, 2019--Global X ETFs, the New York based provider of exchange traded funds, today announced that it has launched the Global X Russell 2000 Covered Call ETF (Cboe: RYLD), designed to track the Cboe Russell 2000 BuyWrite Index.
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Medicare Will Be Insolvent by 2026, Government Report Warns
April 22, 2019-- The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government's overseers of Medicare and Social Security.
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First Asset ETFs to be Rebranded as CI First Asset ETFs
April 22, 2019--First Asset Investment Management Inc. ("First Asset") and CI Investments Inc. ("CI"), an affiliate of First Asset, are pleased to announce that First Asset ETFs will be rebranded as CI First Asset ETFs effective April 29, 2019.
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Victory Capital Reports Acquisition of USAA Asset Management Company on Track to Close on Time, and Announces Termination of Agreement to Acquire Harvest Volatility Management, LLC
April 22, 2019--Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCTR) ("Victory Capital" or the "Company") today reported that its planned acquisition of USAA Asset Management Company, which includes USAA's Mutual Fund and ETF businesses and its 529 College Savings Plan, is on target and expected to close effective July 1, 2019. USAA Asset Management Company had assets under management (AUM) of $70 billion as of March 31, 2019.
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