Category: ETF News


The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF industry experienced record net inflows in the first half of 2016

The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF industry has surpassed US$123 billion and experienced record net inflows of US$11 billion in the first half of 2016.

PowerShares Launches International BuyBack Achievers ETF

Invesco PowerShares listed an ETF this week that provides exposure to a portfolio of international companies with a demonstrated track record of stock buybacks.


Van Eck Introduces Mortgage REIT Income ETF

Van Eck Global launched an ETF that provides exposure to publicly traded mortgage REITs this week. The Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF (MORT) tracks an index of 25 REITs in the commercial and/or residential markets.

Floating Rate Income ETF Starts Trading

A new fixed-income ETF that tracks an index of floating rate securities was launched this week by Van Eck Global. The Market Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLTR) tracks an index of floating rate notes or “floaters” with coupons that are linked to three-month LIBOR or other standard reference rates.

Van Eck Launches Small-Cap ETFs for Russia and Germany

Two international small-cap exchange traded funds were recently launched by Van Eck Global.

Schwab Adds Mid-Cap and REIT ETFs

Schwab has expanded its line-up of exchange traded funds with the introduction of a mid-cap ETF and REIT ETF.

Asian Gold ETF Starts Trading

ETF Securities has added another physical gold ETF to its line-up of precious metal exchange traded funds. The ETFS Physical Asian Gold Shares (AGOL) is the first gold ETF to vault physical gold in Asia.

Name Change for Nuclear ETF

Van Eck has changed the name of the firm’s nuclear exchange traded fund to the Market Vectors Uranium+Nuclear ETF (NLR). The new name was selected to communicate to investors the relative weight of the uranium mining sub-sector among the seven nuclear energy sub-sectors represented in the DAXglobal® Nuclear Energy Index.

ProShares Introduces First Long/Short RAFI ETF

ProShares recently launched the ProShares RAFI Long/Short (RALS) exchange traded fund. RALS is the first dedicated ETF that offers a long/short strategy based on Research Affiliate’s pioneering Fundamental Index (RAFI®) methodology.

Invesco Launches Four KBW Portfolios

Invesco PowerShares recently introduced four new ETF portfolios based on Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. (KBW) indexes. The ETFs provide investors with access to the real estate investment trust (REIT), financial services, and property & casualty insurance market sectors.

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