New ETFs

Barclays Launches ETN Based on Shiller CAPE

October 14, 2012

Barclays launched a new fund to lure fans of Robert Shiller’s Cyclically Adjusted Price Earnings Ratio (CAPE Ratio), a valuation methodology that is catching on with investors. Robert Shiller’s original CAPE ratio sought to find the best times to buy or sell stocks as a whole asset class based on their share price relative to […]

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New Sector Rotation ETF Launches with Market Beating Management

August 5, 2012

Sector rotation became popular years ago as investors realized that whole sectors were “hot or not” together, moving in sync as if there were no distinguishable differences between stocks in the same industry. Fast forward several years and sector rotation funds are finally catching on. Bancshares recently launched the Huntington US Equity Rotation Strategy ETF […]

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New “Death Cross” Tactical ETF Chases Alpha and Beta

July 15, 2012

AdvisorShares just launched a new fund it calls the AdvisorShares Global Alpha & Beta ETF (RRGR). An actively-managed fund, AdvisorShares will run the portfolio with a goal to beat a benchmark comprised of a weighting of stocks and bonds. The fund will compete with a benchmark similar to a 60-40 mix of the S&P 500 […]

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Social Media ETF – There Can Be Only ONE…

August 22, 2011

The Social Media ETF is here, or so it’s called.  Recently, Global X filed with the SEC (source) to launch a Social Media ETF which will be based on the The Solactive Social Media Index which is representative of business ventures involved social networking, file sharing, and other online media applications. The holdings will be […]

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7 Fresh ETF Launches for the New Year

January 25, 2011

As firms continue to launch new ETFs at a dizzying pace, I thought it would be instructive to take a look at 7 new ETFs  launched in January of 2011 across a broad spectrum of asset classes and strategies: 1) (EMVX) – Global X Russell Emerging Markets Value - This ETF will rely upon the benchmark […]

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Finally, The Facebook and Twitter Fund is Here – Secondary Market CEF

January 12, 2011

For years, we’ve been reading about how “accredited investors” could invest in startups such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others before they actually go public with an IPO.  The logic is that such sophisticated investors are more suited to the risks and capital requirements that come with such investments, even if trading in the secondary […]

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New Rare Earth Metals ETF Off to a Running Start

October 28, 2010

Van Eck launched a new ETF seeking to capitalize on the headlines surrounding concerns over a controversial China quota restriction (embargo) on Rare Earth metals out of China.  There are several such metals that are needed for high tech industries and applications ranging from weaponry to GPS systems and without these metals, both technological and […]

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New Alerian MLP ETF: High Yield, Beats the Market and No Messy Tax Forms

August 25, 2010

Today hailed the launch of the first MLP ETF (Master Limited Partnerships) which have been crushing the S&P500 this year from a capital appreciation and yield standpoint.  For the uninitiated, MLPs are publicly traded companies that are structured as partnerships such that they must distribute the majority of their profits, but in turn, they are […]

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New Summer ETF Launches – Leveraged, Commodities, Emerging Markets and More

July 19, 2010

It’s been a busy couple weeks for new ETF launches so I thought I’d highlight some of the newest to the crowd: Leveraged ETFs Direxion has launched 4 new leveraged ETFs focusing on natural gas and retail. Direxion Daily Retail Bull 2X Shares (RETL) Direxion Daily Retail Bear 2X Shares (RETS) Direxion Daily Natural Gas […]

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