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Put this Cannabis Fund in Your ETF Pipe

Cannabis cures all kinds of ailments (so they say..), but whether the plant-based elixir is framed as 'medical marijuana' or "recreational marijuana", investing in a nascent stage, a fast growing enterprise, or even a cannabis fund that capitalizes on pot companies can be problematic, particularly via US exchanges. So, to…Read More

7 August, 2017
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Yale University Wonks Blast Exchanges’ Payment-For-Order-Flow Schemes

In a July 18 NYT op-ed piece "Wall Street Profits by Putting Investors in the Slow Lane" submitted by Jonathan Macey, a professor at Yale Law School and David Swensen, the chief investment officer of Yale University, the spirit debate topic of payment-for-order-flow schemes, aka rebates paid by the various stock exchanges to…Read More

18 July, 2017
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One More Corporate Bond Electronic Trading Platform; Still None…

Well Matilda, as if the universe of corporate bond electronic trading platforms isn't crowded enough, despite clear signs of consolidation taking place for this still nascent stage industry (e.g. upstart Trumid's recent acquisition of infant-stage Electronifie) , one more corporate bond e-trading platform has its cr0ss-hairs on the US market.…Read More

5 May, 2017
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Will God Bless These Biblically-Responsible, Sin-Free ETFs?

It didn't take Michael Douglas aka Gordon Gekko to remind investors that Greed is Good or that Sin Stocks (aka Vice Stocks) have long been the traditional vehicle to benefit from this investing thesis. Those trafficking in Booze, Butts, the other kind of Butts, Betting, and Bullets (as well as…Read More

1 March, 2017
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Bitcoin Price Surge in Advance of SEC Decision to…

Speculators betting on the SEC approving the very first Bitcoin ETF listing helped push the price of the digital currency aka crytopcurrency to a record high in advance of a March 11 SEC meeting in which regulators are scheduled to determine whether the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF [proposed ticker NASDAQ:COIN]…Read More

26 February, 2017
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Marijuana ETF Issuer Tokes On Listing-Trump SEC Head Could…

Let's guess that more than 65% of ETF traders and investors have been clamoring for a marijuana ETF, but just when it seemed to be on the verge of happening, a bunch of folks sponsoring such an exchange-traded fund got hit with what could be a 'bad high.' The ink…Read More

24 February, 2017
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Trump Team Bungles Fiduciary Duty Rule Edict

Chaos is the active word to best describe the impact of President Trump's team of executive order writers, evidenced not only by the contentious 'ban on immigrant visas', but also when considering the walk back within hours of the President thinking he had signed an executive order to white wash…Read More

6 February, 2017
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ETF Funds and Folks Nominated for 2016 Best Of…

The 2016 BEST ETF funds and People in the ETF industry...Each year, ETF.com and Inside ETFs orchestrate a list of Best Of-the top ETF funds and ETF industry players who have made the greatest positive impact on the industry and investors in exchange-traded funds. The nomination process and voting process…Read More

18 January, 2017
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Buy-Side Beefs Up Use of ETF Products; They Finally…

ETF product use among the Buy-Side is no longer viewed as "just a portfolio re-balance or transition management tool,"  according to a survey of the investment industry's largest portfolio managers. More PMs than ever are finally 'getting the joke' with regard to the value proposition of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), according…Read More

4 November, 2016
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Insurance Co PMs Getting The Memo: ETF Products Make…

Insurance Co PMs are increasingly getting  “the memo” : Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Make Sense.. (Pensions & Investments) Exchange-traded funds have permeated almost every corner of the financial markets, but insurance companies have primarily kept their distance. That may be changing. Though several U.S. insurers have navigated the $2.4 trillion ETF…Read More

4 October, 2016
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Options Mart CBOE Rumored to Merge with BATS Exchange

Following a decade of new exchange launches, which led to a series of aggressive fee competition to attract order flow and elevated the 'pay-for-order-flow' game, the more current trend towards consolidation, fueled by an industry-wide race to zero fees and commissions is sparking rumors that the CBOE and BATS are…Read More

23 September, 2016
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Virtu Says NO to Corporate Bond ETF Market-Making

Virtu Says NO to Corporate Bond ETF risk-taking; Top Market-Maker Opines “Unable to Hedge ETF Constituents Due To Limited Liqudity” During the better part of three years, MarketsMuse Fixed Income curators have often pointed to concerns expressed by market professionals who argue that the unfettered growth of corporate bond ETFs…Read More

19 September, 2016
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What’s Next? A Fintech ETF!

Just when you were about to ask "What’s the next type of exchange-traded fund that nobody else has come up with?, PureFunds has launched a fintech ETF! If you’re not familiar with the phrase ‘fintech’, you’re likely not qualified to put assets into this latest exchange-traded fund that specializes in…Read More

1 September, 2016
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CME Launches Tool To Compare ETF Pricing vs Futures

(Traders Magazine)-CME Group, the US derivatives exchange, has launched an online tool to allow investors to compare the costs of futures against exchange-traded funds, as some ETF issuers have claimed the funds are now cheaper to use. Last month the CME launched the Total Cost Analysis tool to allow investors…Read More

1 August, 2016
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Pac-Man Time for ETF Issuers

If you thought the ETF Issuers industry is getting crowded, you are right. While the barrier to entry is relatively low, the path to traction-measured by AUM can prove rocky, if not populated with land mines. What's an Issuer to do? Join the Pac-Man Party and sell out what you've built to those…Read More

19 July, 2016
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O’Leary of Shark Tank Brands Bigger Pool of ETF…

The summer interns at MarketsMuse had already voted "Shark Tank" as their favorite TV show,  so it was no surprise that our senior curators took their cue to advance the latest news from Kevin O'Leary, the celeb entrepreneur and more recently, an ETF aficionado who has extended his brand to…Read More

14 July, 2016
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State Street and Bloomberg Want To Streamline Bond ETFs

Now that corporate bond fund managers have proven their continuing interest in and use of bond ETFs, State Street and Bloomberg LP are joining hands in an effort to re-define the notion of "straight-thru-processing" for institutional investors that are using fixed income ETF products...MarketsMuse sends a shout-out to BusinessWire for…Read More

13 July, 2016
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Bloomberg ETF RFQ Tool For Blocks: A Blockbuster

Bloomberg LP's agency broker Bloomberg Tradebook is continuing to grab market share in the ETF execution space thanks to introducing a blockbuster approach that has proven to work across a universe of hard-to-trade financial instruments: RFQ ("Request For Quote"). The "Bloomberg ETF RFQ" tool, which, according to a statement issued by Bloomberg…Read More

10 May, 2016