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Pimco Files To Offer Six Bond ETFs

Pimco, the world’s largest bond-fund manager, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to roll out six new bond ETFs—five passive and one actively managed—joining an already crowded field of fixed-income exchange-traded funds.

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BABs: Beautiful If You’re Not Rich

Despite the Wall Street Journal’s worries about Build America Bonds, they can be great for your portfolio, especially if you’re not super-wealthy.

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Van Eck Plans Two Fixed-Income ETFs

Van Eck, a New York-based ETF and mutual fund firm that specializes mostly in natural resources investments, plans to launch two first-of-their-kind fixed-income ETFs—one focused on nondollar-denominated emerging market debt and the other on floating-rate investment-grade bonds.

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ETFs Are Not Really Transparent

Proponents of exchange-traded funds love to say that ETFs are “fully transparent.” They’re lying.

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ProShares To Roll Out More ‘Geared’ ETFs

ProShares, the world’s largest purveyor of leveraged and inverse ETFs, is preparing a launch of seven funds targeting international markets and the
U.S.
regional banking sector that will raise its number of specialty ETFs to almost 100.

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 ProShares Adds Leveraged Treasury ETFs

In January, ProShares launched two new ETFs that give investors leveraged exposure to the U.S. Treasury market. The ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury (NYSE Arca: UBT) and the ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury (NYSE Arca: UST) are designed to deliver 200 percent of the daily return of their respective indexes. The funds each charge expense ratios of 0.95 percent.

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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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Direxion Debuts ETFs Based On 2-Year Treasury Note

 

Direxion, an ETF provider specializing in inverse and leveraged securities, launched two index funds based on the two-year Treasury note today to address growing investor expectations that official
U.S. interest rates may be going up.