August ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, And Closures

Carolyn Pairitz: The summer months might have seen low trading volumes in the stock markets, but the ever evolving ETP industry kept investors on their toes. 
NYSE:EMDD September 3, 2012 12:08pm

FocusShares Trust’s Board of Trustees Votes To Close Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

FocusShares, LLC (“Advisor”), a registered investment adviser, announced today that the Board of Trustees of the FocusShares Trust (“Trust”), in consultation with the Advisor, determined to discontinue and liquidate the FocusShares family of exchange
NYSE:FBM August 7, 2012 12:33pm

ETF Creator FocusShares Turns One Year Old (FCD, FLG, FMU, XLE, VDE, IYE, FEG)

Michael Johnston:  The FocusShares lineup of ETFs hit its one year milestone this week, marking the anniversary of the launch of 15 products focusing on U.S. equities. When FocusShares made its entrance 12 months ago, it marked the latest development in an ongoing “price war” in the ETF industry; many of the

NYSE:FCD April 5, 2012 12:34pm

Five Of The Lowest Cost Exchange Traded Funds – ETFs On The Market (FLG, FMU, VOO, SCHB, VTI, TUZ)

ETF Base: Exchange-traded funds have commoditized broad allocation strategies. As exchange-traded funds require only a modest amount of overhead and competition intensifies, fund fees plunge with each passing day.

NYSE:FLG March 12, 2012 12:19pm

Exchange-Traded Duds: ETF Ideas That Are Striking Out

Michael Johnston:  Impressive growth has been a defining characteristic of the ETF industry over the last several years, as both the number of products and aggregate asset totals have skyrocketed. While a big portion of the expansion is attributable to “plain vanilla” ETFs offering exposure to well
NYSE:FLG September 2, 2011 1:20pm

Diamonds In The Rough: Ten Of Our Favorite ETFs With AUM Under $25 Million (UNG, RSP, SPY, EEM, VWO, CPI, IAU, GLD)

The ETP lineup now consists of nearly 1,200 individual products with aggregate assets of well more than $1 trillion. And both of those numbers continue to expand at an impressive rate;
NYSE:CPI April 25, 2011 3:59pm

All-ETF Portfolio For Cheapskate Investors: How Low Can We Go?

Any investor who hasn’t been living under a rock probably has some idea as to why the ETF industry has been expanding so quickly over the last several years. Intra-day liquidity, enhanced
NYSE:DJCI April 8, 2011 12:23pm

FocusShares ETFs Launched Yesterday Plunge In Latest Apparent Flash Crash (FMU, FLG, FMM, FOS, FBM, FCQ, FCL, FCD, FEG, FFL, FHC, FIL, FRL, FTQ, FUI)

A flash crash reminiscent price plunge forced the Nasdaq OMX to cancel the trades on new exchange-traded funds that on Thursday saw their share prices tank.  Reuters is reporting that, "The ETFs, sponsored by Scottrade affiliate FocusShares, started trading on Wednesday and on Thursday plunged
ETF BASIC NEWS March 31, 2011 12:08pm

Scottrade’s FocusShares Launches New Family of 15 Low-Cost ETFs (FMU, FLG, FMM, FOS, FBM, FCQ, FCL, FCD, FEG, FFL, FHC, FIL, FRL, FTQ, FUI)

FocusShares, LLC, a registered investment advisor (RIA), exchange-traded fund (ETF) sponsor and affiliate of online investing firm Scottrade, Inc., today launched 15 new low-cost ETFs benchmarked to indexes licensed from Morningstar, Inc. The FocusTM Morningstar ETFs begin trading today on
NYSE:FBM March 30, 2011 10:26am

FocusShares To Begin Trading The Focus Morningstar US Market Index ETF (FMU) Wednesday March 30th

FocusShares will begin trading its new “Focus Morningstar US Market Index ETF” (NYSE:FMU) Wednesday, March 30, 2011. The Focus Morningstar US Market Index ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to provide investment results that correspond, before fees and expenses, generally to the price and yield
FUND LAUNCH March 29, 2011 1:54am

FocusShares ETFs To Undercut Schwab, Vanguard (FMU, FLG, VOO, SPY, IVV, VWO)

In October 2008, FocusShares announced that it was shutting down its four ETFs after the funds had failed to attract significant assets in about a year of operations. That first generation of
NYSE:FLG March 2, 2011 5:08pm

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