ETFs at the American Stock Exchange rode the wave of increased US market confidence in the second quarter, increasing by nearly 16%, from $105 trillion to $122 trillion.
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Amid the poor returns registered by the vast majority of ETFs so far this year, real estate-based products stand out as a safe haven for investors.
Some in the ETF industry think that Barclays’ new iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund, launched February 2 with an undisclosed amount of startup capital, will appeal to institutional investors; others consider it a retail product. Barclays says it has appeal in both spheres.