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 Activity on Regional US Exchanges

While much has been made of the launch of the Cubes (ticker: QQQ), Spider (ticker:SPY) and Diamonds (ticker: DIA) on the New York Stock Exchange, some of the country’s smaller exchanges are also positioning themselves to take a bite out of what are the biggest slices in the ETF cake.

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 Another BGI Canada ETF launch

Barclays Global Investors Canada has launched its 11th ETF, this one tracking MSCI’s International Equity Index. The iUnits MSCI International Equity Index RSP Fund (ticker: TSE:XIN), which trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange, has a management expense ratio of 0.35%.

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 ETFs Pass Ultimate Stress Test

Exchange-traded funds are a relatively young investment, with most having become available within the last three years.

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 Research quantifies costs of ETFs vs futures

Research by Salomon Smith Barney, UBS Warburg and Credit Suisse First Boston has provided new figures quantifying the cost benefits of ETFs versus futures. The results of the research, which compares the average cost of holding positions in the iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (ticker: IVV) versus the active S&P 500 Index futures (ticker: SPA), shows that an average one-year S&P 500 index holding costs in the ETF are 29.34 basis points compared to 42.82 basis points for the futures product.

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 Actively Managed ETFs: Is there an Audience?

As the exchange-traded fund community awaits the Security and Exchange Commission’s concept release about actively managed products, fund manufacturers and investment managers continue to debate these products’ relative merits.

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 EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS Week ending September 21 2001

Our monthly databank breaks down ETF returns for every market segment.

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 Capturing European Market Share

Deutsche Börse AG, Europe’s second largest exchange, garnered nearly 59% of the volume of Europe’s ETF business during May, says Rainer Riess, head of primary markets for Deutsche Börse

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Side Effects

Pricing Pressures Affect Commodity Indexes, Too