Low Volatility Landscape Gets Four New ETFs

Four new low volatility ETFs came to market this month, adding to a growing landscape of factor-based investment vehicles.  Invesco PowerShares has first-mover status in the low volatility equity category with its May 2011 introduction of the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV). ... 

Credit Suisse Finally Liquidates ETNs Delisted in 2009

Credit Suisse decided to delist three ETNs on April 3, 2009.  That in itself is not strange, but Credit Suisse also made the decision to not liquidate these ETNs.  This move, or lack of a move, apparently allowed Credit Suisse to avoid having to return the money to the note-holders, thereby allowing... 

Invesco Closing 13 PowerShares ETFs

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 will be the last day of trading for 13 ETFs bearing the PowerShares brand.  The closures are part of an ongoing process at Invesco PowerShares to review and evaluate products and investor interest.  Invesco tends to be a leader in putting investors’ interest first, announcing... 

Van Eck Introduces Market Vectors BDC Income ETF (BIZD)

Business Development Companies (“BDCs”) fall under a special designation of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“the 40 Act”).  BDCs typically lend capital or provide services to private companies and public companies with thinly traded securities, often taking positions in both the equity and... 

YMLI Adds Layer of Taxation to MLP Ownership

The Yorkville High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF (YMLI) began trading on February 12, 2013.  Don’t let the name fool you.  Unlike thousands of other exchange traded funds (“ETFs”) and mutual funds that are Regulated Investment Companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940, YMLI has chosen... 

ETF Deathwatch for February 2013: 26.6% of Eligible ETPs are Zombies

ETF Deathwatch for February contains four fewer members than January.  Twelve new names joined the list while sixteen came off.  The departures consist of a dozen products showing health improvements and four that bit the dust.  February’s list contains 371 names, including 273 ETFs and 98 ETNs. ... 

ETF Stats for January 2013 – Fewest Launches in 41 Months

Only five new exchange traded products (“ETPs”) came to market in January, the lowest introduction rate since August 2009.  The five debuts represent the slowest yearly kickoff since 2006, when January’s new arrivals totaled just three.  The month’s three ETF and two ETN launches happened alongside... 

ETF Field Guide for 2013 Now On Sale

Today I am publishing my new 2013 edition of the ETF Field Guide.  This 72-page reference is an invaluable resource for every ETF investor and trader.  No other publication or website provides you with all the important ETF data found inside. The guide categorizes and provides detailed data for every... 

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