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 Pimco Adds Short-Term Active Muni ETF

Pimco continued to increase its footprint in the actively managed ETF space with the launch of another fixed-income fund in early February.

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Pimco Adds Short-Term To Active Muni ETF Roster

 

Pimco continued to increase its footprint in the actively managed ETF space with the launch of another fixed-income fund.

The Pimco Short Term Municipal Bond Strategy (NYSEArca: SMMU) adds another wrinkle to the company’s lineup covering the municipal yield curve. SMMU comes on the heels of Pimco’s midterm fund, the Pimco Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (NYSEArca: MUNI), launched in December.

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Grail Advisors Active Bond ETFs Begin Trading

 

Grail Advisors launched two actively managed bond ETFs today, as it makes its first move into the fixed-income market. The new funds are:

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 Cash In: Money Market ETFs

With yields these days scraping record lows, old-school money market mutual funds—the traditional “go-to” asset class for short-term cash allocations—have left many investors considering the mattress. Exchange-traded funds might seem like a natural alternative, but there aren’t any genuine money market ETFs in the U.S. at the moment; despite the prevalence of such funds in Europe, the space remains something of a vacuum in the U.S., largely untouched by stateside providers. But that’s not to say that investors are entirely out of luck. Those looking to park their cash somewhere still have a few ETF alternatives available.

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WisdomTree Eyeing Dollar For New ETFs

 

WisdomTree Trust is taking steps to launch two actively managed ETFs with an eye on currency valuations.

The proposed WisdomTree Rising Dollar Fund will bet on the appreciation of the U.S. dollar relative to a basket of other currencies—up to 15 in all—from developed and emerging nations. For such, the fund will invest primarily in short-term U.S. government bonds and money market securities, but also in forward currency contracts, futures contracts and swaps.

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 Pimco Rolls Out Active Funds

Starting in November, Pimco began rolling out its actively managed fixed-income ETFs. The Pimco Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund (NYSE Arca: MINT) invests in short-term debt and seeks to compete directly with money market mutual funds. It targets investment-grade bonds with up to a year of remaining duration.

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How To Play Dubai? Short DBV

IndexUniverse's Active Indexer makes a big bet on the 'anti-carry trade.'

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The New Normal And Asset Class Cycles

Will the 'new normal' really be slow economic growth, high unemployment and low asset returns?