Steve Dew

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AdvisorShares Plans Two New Growth-Focused ETFs

AdvisorShares, the Bethesda, Md.-based fund sponsor known for its family of actively managed ETFs, filed to offer two new products: the Emerald Rock Low-Priced Focused Growth ETF, and the Emerald Rock Dividend Growth ETF.

AdvisorShares didn’t specify fees for its new products. Emerald Rock Advisors, the subadviser on both funds, will manage the new products.

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SEC Seeks To Unify Tracking Of U.S. ETF Trades

The SEC, as part of its response to the May 6 ‘flash crash,’ is looking to unify tracking of all
U.S.
equity and ETF trades for the first time ever.

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How 60% Became The Bright Line For ‘Broken Trades’

How regulators decided which trades to cancel during the ‘Flash Crash’ was as much about the art of talking things through as about the science of hard and fast rules.

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Low-Cost Funds Most Attractive, Vanguard Study Says

Have paltry and volatile returns spawned intense investor focus on low-cost funds?

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US Panel Says 27% Of ETFs Affected In ‘Flash Crash’

More than a quarter of all U.S. ETFs were involved in broken trades during the May 6 'flash crash,' further evidence that ETFs were at the center of the dramatic sell-off.

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Preliminary Report On ‘Flash Crash’ Links ETFs And E-Mini Futures

Was the May 6 ‘flash crash’ really just a perfect storm of abnormal trading activity in three different types of products?

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ETSpreads Files To Offer Fixed-Income ETFs

Exchange Traded Spreads Trust (ETSpreads), a San Francisco-based fund company that has a number of ETFs in the works related to credit default swaps, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to gain permission to offer a variety of fixed-income funds, with the first one planned to be based on TIPS.

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Unusual Joint SEC-CFTC Panel Convened After ‘Flash Crash’

The U.S. government sent a signal today that it aims to address the lack of coordination among exchanges that many say was behind the 'flash crash' of May 6, convening a joint SEC-CFTC panel to look at regulatory issues in a broader way.

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Van Eck Plans Two New Int’l Equity Funds

Van Eck Global, the New York-based firm best known for its commodities ETFs, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer two new equity funds of non-U.S. companies, one with a developed market tilt and the other focused on the emerging markets.