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Joined at the Hip – Vanguard’s VIPERS and index funds

Vanguard's exchange-traded funds are structured as separate share classes of its exisiting index funds. Industry insiders debate the merits of this structure vs. 'stand alone' ETFs.

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The Russell Reconstitution – A different challenge every year

The level of interest in Russell rebalancing activity attracts a multiplicity of investment players who are drawn to perceived performance opportunities.

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Dow Jones Select Dividend iShares Begins Trading on NYSE

A new dividend-focused iShares aims to take advantage of the shift in tax treatment of dividends in the U.S. The underlying index is weighted based on dividend payout.

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Broad Italian ETF to be Introduced

The S&P/MIB ETF will cover the Italian equity universe tracking the S&P/MIB index, which was created by Standard & Poor's and Borsa Italiana and launched earlier this year.

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BGI Cleared to Launch First ETF Based on TIPS

Treasury Inflation Protected Securities or TIPS are an attractive hedge against inflation. BGI wins the race to introduce first exchange-traded fund covering the asset class.

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Fidelity Launches First ETF

Fidelity is the latest high profile fund shop to enter the rapidly expanding ETF business with a Nasdaq Composite Index fund.

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First Total Market Bond ETF Begins Trading

iShares Lehman Aggregate Fund expected to prove popular with institutions, advisors, and individual investors.

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Spitzer Investigation Rocks Fund Industry

The Spitzer probe has caught many investors - and even some regulators - by surprise. The NY Attorney General says a hedge fund received preferential treatment at the expense of other investors.