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Claymore launches China real estate ETF

December 18, 2007

Claymore Securities Inc. has launched the Claymore/AlphaShares (TAO) China Real Estate exchange traded fund on the New York Stock Exchange Arca Inc. today. The fund, which is the first U.S.-listed Chinese Real Estate ETF, gives investors exposure...

Growth of ETFs, separates outguns that of mutual funds

December 17, 2007

While mutual funds continue to garner the lion's share of investment assets, their growth is trailing that of exchange traded assets and separately managed accounts. The mutual fund industry is such a behemoth, however, that it is hardly in...

Domestic ETF assets dip $8 billion

December 10, 2007

Total assets in all exchange traded funds at the end of November dropped to $576 billion from $584 billion at the end of October, according to data released today from State Street Global Advisors of Boston. Despite the drop in assets, 26 new...

Vanguard bolsters efforts to woo financial advisers

December 10, 2007

Despite once having been seen as betraying financial advisers, The Vanguard Group Inc. of Malvern, Pa., continues to ratchet up efforts to court them. But the fund company may not be doing enough to heal old wounds. Many advisers felt that Vanguard...

ICI is likely to prevail in its effort to end ETNs' tax break

December 3, 2007

The Investment Company Institute, the powerful mouthpiece of the mutual fund industry, is trying to torpedo the tax advantages of exchange traded notes, and industry insiders think that it has a pretty good chance of being successful. "I think...

Analyzing international ETFs a challenge

November 19, 2007

Although exchange traded funds increasingly provide an inexpensive way for financial advisers to gain access to international markets, analyzing such ETFs is more difficult than analyzing those that stick to domestic securities. Consider the...

Capital gains looming once again

November 5, 2007

With corrrections Mutual fund investors will learn the hard way at the end of this year that you can never keep the tax man away for long. That is when fund companies announce taxable distributions for their funds. For some shareholders, it...

Most investors can't distinguish ETFs from mutual funds

October 29, 2007

Exchange traded funds are becoming a must-have for individual investors, but few of them know exactly what they are, how they work or what makes them different from their mutual fund cousins, advisers observed. "I don't think most clients can...

State Street spins out more SPDRs

October 15, 2007

State Street Global Advisors of Boston today launched three new fixed-income exchange traded funds on the American Stock Exchange. The SPDR Lehman New York Municipal Bond ETF aims to track the Lehman Brothers Managed Money Municipal New York...

ETFs face loss of seed money

October 15, 2007

Hundreds of exchange traded funds may not see the light of day, because seed capital for such funds is drying up. "Seed capital has virtually run out, and no one has refilled the granary," said James Lowell, Needham, Mass.-based editor of Forbes...

U.S. ETF assets up to $554 billion

October 11, 2007

Exchange traded fund assets increased by 9.7% in September, as 15 new funds were launched, according to State Street's monthly exchange traded fund snapshot. In total, there were 560 ETFs in the U.S. managed by 17 money managers, with assets...

TDAX Funds offers play on the life cycle fund market

October 8, 2007

With the launch of the first-ever life cycle exchange traded funds, TDAX Funds Inc. plans to muscle in on the fast-growing life cycle mutual fund market. TDAX Funds, which made its debut last week, was born out of a joint venture between TD...

Advisers, providers remain skeptical on ETF-based annuities

October 8, 2007

More than two years after the launch of the first variable annuity based on exchange traded funds, VA providers and financial advisers are still ap-proaching the product with caution. As separate products, ETFs and variable annuities are increasingly...

Powershares to offer laddered-treasury ETFs

October 8, 2007

PowerShares Capital Management LLC of Wheaton, Ill., will expand its family of fixed-income exchange traded funds on Oct. 11, when it lists a 1-30-year-laddered treasury portfolio, as well as insured New York and California municipal bond portfolios,...

Help investors diversify intelligently

October 8, 2007

Financial planners and investment advisers apparently are doing their jobs well — their clients and other individual investors are diversifying their investments as never before. That is the implication of the report in InvestmentNews last...

SPDR man touts new ETFs

October 5, 2007

The first exchange traded funds giving investors access to international bonds began trading today, State Street Global Advisors of Boston announced. "The SPDR Lehman International Treasury Bond ETF offers unmatched fixed-income diversification...

Rydex ETF Essentials for investors debuts

October 4, 2007

Rydex Investments yesterday kicked off a web initiative to put investors in the know about exchange traded funds. The Rockville, Md.-based firm’s ETF Essentials program arrives on the heels of ETFs’ growing popularity as an investment option....

ETFs weather the fiscal storm

October 1, 2007

The ETF 50 Index, increased 4.7% in September, marking its largest monthly gain this year. The benchmark, which contains 50 of the most-held exchange traded funds, advanced 3.5% in the third quarter and finished 11.5% ahead in the first nine...

First life-cycle ETFs debut

October 1, 2007

The first life-cycle exchange traded funds began trading today, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. of Omaha, Neb., said in a statement. The five TDAX Independence ETFs, a joint venture between TD Ameritrade and XShares Advisors LLC of New York, seek...

U.S. ETF assets top $507 billion

September 27, 2007

Total assets of the 546 exchange traded fund listed in the U.S. rose 3.7% to $507.11 billion in August, according to a report by the Investment Company Institute. Assets of all exchange traded funds rose in August rose by $18.25 million, from...

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