MORT - VanEck Mortgage REIT Income ETF

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.


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.

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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.