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Emerging ETFs Turn Positive for 2014 as Outflows Reversed Bloomberg 07-25-14

Salient to Investors: Flows into emerging-market ETFs have turned positive for the year, reversing outflows in the first 2 1/2 months of 2014. The most inflows in 2014 have gone to India-focused ETFs. Investors have withdrawn $1.5 billion from China-targeted ETPs over concern over economic imbalances there. The RSI of the BlackRock ETF

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Shorts Reload in S&P 500 Ritual That Signaled Gain Before – Bloomberg 06-09-14

Salient to Investors: American short sellers have been hurt for 5 years by the biggest market rally since the Internet bubble. Bearish wagers in the SPDR ETF are near 11 percent of its shares, the highest level since 2012. Bearish wagers against a technology ETF are 67 percent above the

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How to Play Africa: One ETF Banks on GDP – Bloomberg 07-22-13

Salient to Investors: AFK is the most actively traded Africa ETF and the first ETF to move to weighting holdings based on GDP of the countries it tracks. The vast majority of ETFs that focus on foreign countries and regions are weighted by market cap, which captures only the shares

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ETF Simplicity Betrayed by Volatility in Market Selloff – Bloomberg 07-11-13

Salient to Investors: Share prices for the 10 largest diversified emerging-market ETFs on average were 42.6 percent more volatile than their underlying indexes from May 22 to June 24, when Bernanke triggered the sell-off that sent emerging-market stocks to a 1-year low, while the 5 biggest emerging-market index mutual funds were

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BlackRock Net Rises 10% as Demand for ETFs Boosts Assets – Bloomberg 04-16-13

Salient to Investors: Laurence D. Fink at BlackRock said we have not seen any large major change in attitude in bonds are not seeing the same investor appetite for long-dated bonds, which will persist for some time. Fink sees no evidence of a large-scale rotation into stocks from bonds as global and high-yield

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Wall Street Junk Kings Selling Debt Poised to Lose Value – Bloomberg 02-26-13

Salient to Investors: Wall Street firms are once again selling debt that may be poised to lose value. Wall Street is selling junk bonds at a record pace after they returned 19 percent in 2012, but says it’s obvious that prices will drop when interest rates rise. The amount of

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Abe Election Is Steinhardt Win as WisdomTree ETF Triples – Bloomberg 02-14-13

Salient to Investors: The assets of Michael Steinhardt’s WisdomTree Investments’ Japan Hedged Equity Fund have tripled since the start of 2013. The rapid growth of the fund highlights investors’ embrace of ETFs as vehicles for short-term trades in a way traditional mutual funds, with their higher fees and trading restrictions, haven’t been used. IndexUniverse

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BlackRock Junk-Bond ETF Has Record Withdrawal as Rally Fades – Bloomberg 11-14-12

Salient to Investors: BlackRock’s junk bond ETF reported an outflow of 2.4 million shares yesterday, the biggest daily withdrawal in its five-year history. The five largest junk-bond ETFs have lost $1.97 billion of assets since Sept. 20 as investors sour on a four-year rally in junk debt. Read the full article at

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ETFs Culled as Investor Disinterest Spurs Record Liquidations – Bloomberg 11-09-12

Salient to Investors: More US ETFs and ETNs are being liquidated than ever before, victims of investor disinterest after their and assets expanded 111 percent versus 11 percent increase for active managers. Competition has squeezed smaller funds after BlackRock cut fees and the five-biggest securities collected 25 percent of the industry’s assets.

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What ETFs’ Next Act Will Look Like – The Wal Street Journal 10-23-12

Salient to Investors: The SPDR S&P 500 ETF is 9% of all U.S. ETF assets. Exchange-traded products comprise $1.3 trillion in assets. Net new cash into ETFs is on pace for more than $100 billion for the 6th year in a row. XTF reports that over 80 exchange-traded products have been withdrawn from the

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