Steve Dew

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iShares Plans Int’l TIPs ETF With US Debt

BlackRock, the parent company of iShares and the world’s largest money manager, filed for a new international sovereign debt fixed-income exchange-traded fund that includes debt from the U.S. that’s designed to protect investors from inflation.

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Barclays Launches Latest Volatility-Linked ETN

Barclays debuts another volatility-linked ETN in a crowding corner of the exchange-traded product world.

ETF Report

 ETFs Looking To 12b-1 Fees?

Nearly all traditional mutual funds have been charging their investors 12b-1 fees since 1980, when the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted the rule pursuant to the Investment Company Act of 1940. Could exchange-traded funds, which have for the most part avoided the occasionally controversial fees, be the next asset class to adopt the practice?

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Van Eck Launches Small-Cap India Fund

Van Eck goes head-to-head with Emerging Global Advisors with its new small-cap
fund. Is there room for both?

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US One Seeks To Offer Foreign-Holding ETFs

Reno, Nev.-based upstart One Fund casts a wider net to include foreign securities in its ETFs.

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iPath Launches Eight Treasurys ETNs

iPath jumps into the high-stakes domain of Treasurys, the yield curve and interest-rate risk.

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iShares: Market Structure Behind Flash Crash

What caused the ‘flash crash?’ Market structure, stupid.

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BlackRock Files To Offer Long-Short ETFs

iShares plans jump into world of long-short ETFs.

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PowerShares Shifts To RAFI Index On Junk ETF

PowerShares junk-bond fund switches to RAFI index. Is it the future?