Journal Of Indexes

Around The World Of ETFs

ETFs Approach $500 Billion

New research from Morgan Stanley found that inflows into U.S.-listed ETFs topped $11.6 billion in the first three months of 2007, bringing total ETF assets in the U.S. to approximately $480 billion. That actually represents a significant slowdown in asset growth, as it calculates out to just 10 percent annualized growth. In comparison, the industry grew 40 percent in 2006.

Features and News

Learning The Alphadex

First Trust rolls out 17 alpha-seeking ETFs, pushing the total number of U.S.-listed ETFs over 500.

Journal Of Indexes

Exchange-Traded Funds Corner

Largest New ETFs
Covers funds launched September 1, 2006 - February 16, 2007

ETF Report

 streetTRACKS become SPDRs, and launch new ETFs

Like Vanguard before it, which rebranded its Vipers as ETF Share Classes last year, State Street Global Advisors dropped the streetTRACKS nomenclature in favor of the simpler and more recognizable SPDRs insignia.

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ETF Watch: January 27 - February 2

ProShares goes sector crazy, while iShares slices and dices the real estate market.

Features and News

Leveraged Sectors

ProShares expands into the sector market, with the simultaneous launch of 22 new sector ETFs.

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Follow The Flows

The year-end flows for the Sector SPDRs show where investors are putting their money ... and where they are not.

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AROUND THE WORLD OF ETFS

SPDRs Spread Their Web

SSgA has filed for the right to launch 16 new international ETFs, in one of the most important ETF filings in recent history. The new funds will give SSgA a complete lineup of global and regional ETFs, and will position the company to capitalize on the growing interest in international investing. The filings will put significant pressure on BGI, which has had, until this year, a near monopoly on international ETFs.

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