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PIMCO Steps Into the ETF Fee War
September 17, 2014
In a rare occurrence, PIMCO cut the expense ratio on one of its actively managed exchange traded funds, revealing the stiff competition in the ETF space, even for an established fixed-income giant. In...
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PIMCO to Shutter Four ETFs, Add Three New Funds
August 18, 2014
PIMCO, the eleventh-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said four of its ETFs will be closed in September, but the asset manager plans to add three new actively managed ETFs to its lineup....
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Goldman Leading Indicator Confirms 2013 Ended With Global Economy In 'Slowdown' Phase
January 02, 2014
After multiple months of positive acceleration, Goldman expect the Global Leading Indicator to continue to stabilize around current levels in the coming months. The infamous Swirlogram shows that the...
From Blogs - TalkMarkets
Which Ex-U.S. Country Bond ETF Offers The Lowest Risk?
June 04, 2013
Over the last several years, investors have witnessed central banks from around the world take unprecedented measures to recover from catastrophic financial crises. From the Fed’s prolific...
The bulls jumped right back into the swing of things yesterday following Wednesday’s flat session, despite a few mixed economic data releases on the day. Both weekly jobless claims and pending home...
ETF Insider: European Tensions On The Horizon
March 25, 2013
U.S. equity markets kicked off the week with a whimper as Cyprus bailout woes over the weekend rightfully took a bite out of investors’ confidence. The exact terms of Cypriot bailout remain hazy,...
ETF Insider: Stocks Brace For Rate Decisions
March 04, 2013
Last week gave the bulls a scare as profit taking pressures swiftly knocked down major indexes at the start of the week, however, buyers poured in and helped the market regain its footing by the...
ETF Insider: Bulls On Parade
February 19, 2013
Investors returned to Wall Street in a buying mood Tuesday morning following the long weekend in observance of President’s Day. European markets kicked off the week on a sour note after elections in...
ETF Insider: The Ascent Continues
January 22, 2013
Bearish sentiment has been all talk since the start of the new year as made evident by the ongoing bullish price action seen across equity markets. While many were expecting for corporate earnings to...
ETF Insider: Bulls Win Again
January 19, 2013
Much to the bears’ surprise this week, equity markets pulled off another green streak as euphoria levels remained strong. The bulls had few reasons to take profits as markets digested several upbeat...
ETF Insider: Bearish Pressures Mounting
January 14, 2013
As the bull parade continues on Wall Street, bearish pressures are mounting right around the corner with major equity indexes sitting on hefty gains since the new year began. After muted activity last...
Mining Boom ETFdb Portfolio Now Available
October 22, 2012
The Mining Boom ETFdb Portfolio is now available to ETFdb Pro members with a free 7-day trial of the Pro subscription. This new portfolio, one of more than 50 all-ETF model portfolios available at...
Canada ETFs: 9 Ways To Play
August 21, 2012
When it comes to diversifying your portfolio, many investors often overlook the dynamic economy of our Northern neighbor. Canada is home to one of the most commodity-intensive developed economies in...
3 ETF Trades For The Next Euro Zone Debt Crisis
March 06, 2012
The Euro zone debt crisis has been at the forefront since late 2009 when it became apparent that Greece was struggling to curb its towering deficit. Greece unsuccessfully implemented several austerity...
ProShares Launches German Bond ETF
January 29, 2012
ProShares announced the launch this week of its German Sovereign/Sub-Sovereign ETF (GGOV), which will offer U.S. investors exposure to one of the world’s largest bond markets. The new ETF is linked to...
Top 10 Noteworthy ETF Trends Of 2011
December 25, 2011
The curtain is about to drop on 2011, a year that will go down as a record-breaking period for the rapidly-expanding ETF industry. More than 300 exchange-traded products began trading this year, with...
2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts
December 06, 2011
2011 has been arguably one the busiest ever for the ETF industry, as we are on pace to break through 300 new launches for the year. As we rapidly approach 1,400 total funds in the space, it can be a...
November ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, and Closures
December 01, 2011
After a bit of a summer slowdown, product development activity in the ETF industry has regained full speed. After a busy October, the month of November also saw the debut of a number of first-to-market...
Six Noteworthy ETF Innovations
November 16, 2011
Since the ETF industry was conceived close to two decades ago, innovation has been a hallmark of this rapidly-expanding corner of the investing landscape. Thanks to a unique structure that allows for...
ETF Insider: Euro Drama Far From Gone
November 12, 2011
European debt woes dominated headlines all of last week yet again as investor worries over the debt burdened currency bloc continue to weigh down on the markets. Euphoria swept over the markets after...
PowerShares Rolls Out Inverse, Leveraged Japanese Bond ETNs
November 12, 2011
PowerShares rolled out a pair of ETNs offering inverse exposure to Japanese government bonds, rounding out a suite of products delivering targeted exposure to one of the world’s largest debt markets....