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June 06, 2012 at 07:00 AM EDT
ETFs For “Hands Off” Investing
The evolution of the ETF industry has spawned more than a handful of instruments allowing investors of all walks unprecedented access to virtually every corner of the global market. The wave of innovation continues to bring forth an ever-expanding lineup of tools, serving everyone from portfolio managers to active traders and in between. Active management has grown in popularity as the cost-efficient nature of the ETF wrapper has allowed investors to tap into traditionally complex and costly strategies [see Cheapskate Hedge Fund ETFdb Portfolio]. The ETP universe has seen a growing number of quantitative based, hedge fund-like products launch, allowing for even further reach into the world of more sophisticated strategies for mainstream investors. Luckily, the roster of “passive” ETPs has also evolved to offer access to strategies which rival some of the actively-managed ETFs [try our Free ETF Screener]. Below we highlight a number of instruments which serve to offer a degree of active management, but fall under the umbrella of [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: RBS Rolls Out Nasdaq-100 Trendpilot ETN (TNDQ) Examining “Dynamic” ETFs Direxion Launches Three Volatility Response ETFs RBS Launches Crude Oil Trendpilot ETN ETF Insider: France Downgrade Erodes Confidence
The evolution of the ETF industry has spawned more than a handful of instruments allowing investors of all walks unprecedented access to virtually every corner of the global market. The wave of innovation continues to bring forth an ever-expanding lineup of tools, serving everyone from portfolio managers to active traders and in between. Active management has grown in popularity as the cost-efficient nature of the ETF wrapper has allowed investors to tap into traditionally complex and costly strategies [see Cheapskate Hedge Fund ETFdb Portfolio].  The ETP universe has seen a growing number of quantitative based, hedge fund-like products launch, allowing for even further reach into the world of more sophisticated strategies for mainstream investors. Luckily, the roster of “passive” ETPs has also evolved to offer access to strategies which rival some of the actively-managed ETFs [try our Free ETF Screener]. Below we highlight a number of instruments which serve to offer a degree of active management, but fall under the umbrella of [...]

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