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Volatility blow-up leads to inverse VIX ETN casualty

Feb 6th, 2018 | By
Volatility blow-up leads to inverse VIX ETF casualty

This week’s spike in US equity market volatility led to the temporary suspension of trading in three US-listed inverse VIX exchange-traded products and the decision from Credit Suisse to close its VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN (XIV).



S&P 500 Bond Index sees record issuance in 2017

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Jason Giordano, director of fixed income at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

S&P 500 companies issued $775 billion in bonds during 2017, the sixth consecutive year of record US corporate bond issuance, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Jason Giordano, director of fixed income at S&P DJI, said the rise in issuance was reflective of companies continuing to take advantage of the accommodative environment created by low interest rates and strong investor demand.



Solactive launches bricks-and-mortar retail index

Nov 21st, 2017 | By
Solactive launches bricks-and-mortar retail index

Solactive has launched the Solactive-ProShares Bricks and Mortar Retail Store Index, which tracks US retail companies that rely principally on in-store sales. The recently-launched ProShares Decline of the Retail Store ETF (EMTY US) provides inverse exposure to the index.



ProShares unveils inverse ETFs targeting bricks-and-mortar retailers

Nov 16th, 2017 | By
ProShares Inverse Retailers ETF

ProShares has launched the ProShares Decline of the Retail Store ETF (EMTY) on NYSE Arca, the first ETF specifically designed to benefit from the decline of US-listed bricks-and-mortar retail firms. Investors looking for an alternative play on this theme – simultaneously capturing the increasing popularity of online retailing – may wish to consider the ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF (CLIX US) which also launched today.



Inverse & leveraged ETF AUM reaching record highs, finds ETFGI

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
Active ETF net inflows up 150% in 2017, finds ETFGI

Assets invested in inverse and leveraged ETFs listed globally increased 14.1% in the first nine months of 2017 to reach a new record high of $77.1 billion, according to London-based ETF industry consultant ETFGI.



TD Ameritrade unveils largest commission-free ETF program

Oct 17th, 2017 | By
TD Ameritrade unveils largest commission-free ETF program

Nebraska-based brokerage firm TD Ameritrade has announced a major increase in the scope of its commission-free ETF trading platform, tripling the number of ETFs available from 100 to 296. The expansion means TD Ameritrade now offers the largest commission-free ETF trading program in the industry.



ProShares to close 13 ETFs

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
Direxion to close 12 inverse & leveraged sector ETFs

ProShares, a US-based provider specializing in inverse and leveraged ETFs, has announced it is closing 13 funds in its line-up. 



ProShares launches US equity ETF for rising rates

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Deutsche launches US short duration high yield bond ETF

ProShares has launched the ProShares Equities for Rising Rates ETF (Nasdaq: EQRR), the first US equity ETF designed to outperform traditional large-cap indices, such as the S&P 500, in a rising interest rate environment.



SEC sends mixed message over leveraged ETFs

May 22nd, 2017 | By
SEC sends mixed message over leveraged ETFs

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) appears to be sending out contradictory signals regarding the use of leveraged ETFs following the approval and subsequent review of two new quadruple leveraged ETFs.



Quadruple leveraged ETFs to hit US shores

May 5th, 2017 | By
Quadruple leveraged ETFs to hit US shores

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a request to list quadruple-leveraged exchange-traded funds in the US.