All aboard! The inflation train is leaving the station, but it’s not too late to jump on it with a number of ETFs.
PowerShares once again broke new ground in the exchange-traded fund industry with the launch of the first ETFs of ETFs, the PowerShares Autonomic Global Asset Portfolios. The three funds were launched May 20 and track indexes of ETFs designed by Boston-based advisory firm New Frontier Advisors (NFA).
In late June, Barclays launched 11 new exchange-traded notes through its iPaths lineup, including a note that tracks carbon emissions. Linked to the Barclays Capital Global Carbon Index Total Return, the iPath Global Carbon ETN (NYSEArca: GRN) is the first exchange-traded product designed to provide investors with exposure to the global price of carbon.