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'More to come' after bitcoin futures launch: Cboe CEO

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The generally smooth launch of bitcoin futures on Cboe Global Markets could pave the way for other cryptocurrency-related products like options and ETFs, the head of the exchange operator said in an interview on Monday.

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U.S. fund firms make new push for bitcoin ETFs as futures debut

(Reuters) - Fund managers are racing to launch exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on bitcoin after futures contracts based on the high-flying digital currency began trading on Sunday.

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Two fund firms make new push for bitcoin ETFs as futures debut

(Reuters) - Two fund managers are going back to U.S. securities regulators for permission to launch exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on bitcoin, filings showed on Monday, after futures contracts...

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UPDATE 1-Two fund firms make new push for bitcoin ETFs as futures debut

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Two fund managers are going back to U.S. securities regulators for permission to launch exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on bitcoin, filings showed on Monday, after futures contracts began trading on Sunday in the high-flying digital currency.

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 billion of inflows, largest since June: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors'...

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 bln of inflows, largest since June -Lipper

(Adds quotes from senior research analyst) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors' appetite for low-cost exposure to record-high stock markets. Risk appetite was also reflected in high-quality bonds. U.S.-based investment-grade corporate bond funds attracted $622 million of inflows in the week ended We

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 bln of inflows, largest since June -Lipper

NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors' appetite for low-cost exposure to record-high stock markets.

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Disrupt This! Innovation ETFs are storming the market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com is disrupting retail. Airbnb is disrupting hotels. Uber is disrupting transportation. Who is going to be disrupted next?

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

(Adds analyst quote on ETF vs active mutual fund flows, byline) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against a backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday. Retail investors, however, yanked money out of U.S.-based stock mutual funds, pulling $3.5 billion during the same period, cont

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock ETFs in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against the backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday.

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Nikkei recoups losses on hopes BOJ will buy more ETFs, Mitsubishi Materials dives

TOKYO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei recouped early losses and ended slightly higher on Friday as expectations that the Bank Of Japan would buy more exchange-traded funds offset drops in automakers.

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U.S. bond fund investors stirred, not shaken

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pumped millions into bond funds for a 50th straight week, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) said on Wednesday, showing that caution in recent weeks may not portend a flight from debt generally. Taxable-bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) took in $839 million during the turbulent week ended Nov. 15, the lowest in nearly a year, as high-yield debt came under pressure, according to the trade group.

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BlackRock plans new active sector ETFs curated by robots

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc is turning to the robots for its next big investment idea.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. junk bond funds post 4th-biggest week of outflows ever -Lipper

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, table) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors walloped high-yield funds with their biggest week of withdrawals since March, Lipper data showed on Thursday. The junk bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) posted $4.4 billion in net withdrawals during the week ended Nov. 15, the fourth-largest weekly outflow on record dating back to 1992. Several concerns weighed on high-yield markets during the week

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UPDATE 1-Rough week for high-yield "junk" bond market; ETFs rebound a touch

NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Cracks in the red-hot U.S. high-yield bond market are starting to widen, with two junk-rated companies pulling their deals on Friday and U.S.-based high-yield funds suffering their second consecutive week of cash withdrawals.

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U.S. fund investors cool on domestic stocks -ICI

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors cooled on domestic stocks during the latest week, pulling the most cash from the market in four weeks, Investment Company Institute (ICI) data showed on Wednesday. Domestic stock fund flows sank to negative $5.5 billion during the week through Nov. 1, according to the trade group, as demand for equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) petered out after two particularly strong weeks. Investors added $7.4 billion to tax

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BRIEF-U.S.-based bond ETFs post $78 mln outflows in week, 1st withdrawals since March -ICI

* U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $3 bln in week ended Nov. 1, lowest net inflows since Sept. 27 -ICI

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UPDATE 1-Volatility fails to scare investors in U.S. stock, bond funds -Lipper

(Adds details on ETFs and mutual funds, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Investors endured jolts to both stocks and bonds, pouring even more cash into funds tracking both markets during the latest week, according to Lipper data released on Thursday. U.S.-based stock funds pulled in $4.7 billion and taxable-bond funds attracted $3.7 billion during the week ended Oct. 25, according to the research service. Rates on U.S. government debt

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Oh, behave: How to make sense of behavioral ETFs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Can you make serious money by capitalizing on human foibles?

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Mutual funds, ETFs nab $20.77 billion for week ended Oct. 18, biggest since June

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Total estimated inflows to long-term mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were $20.77 billion for the week ended Oct. 18, the biggest attraction of cash since mid-June,...

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UPDATE 1-U.S. fund investors regain risk appetite as Dow breaches 23,000

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, investor quotes, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors regained an appetite for risk over the last week, rushing into U.S. and emerging-market stocks, according to data on Thursday from Lipper. Stock mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) overall attracted $5.4 billion in the week ended Oct. 18, while emerging markets pulled in $2.3 billion, the most cash since March, according to Thomson Re

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UPDATE 1-U.S. domestic stock funds win cash for first time in six weeks -Lipper

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, economist quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors stopped resisting the festive mood in equity markets and joined the party, pouring cash into domestic stocks for the first time in six weeks, according to Lipper data on Thursday. Stock mutual and exchange-traded funds in the United States pulled in $2.9 billion in the week ended Oct. 11, the most since August, according to the research service

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UPDATE 1-Glimmers of 'reflation' trade in U.S. funds, but no love for stocks

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The Trump administration's highly anticipated tax plan spurred modest flows into funds that profit from higher interest rates and inflation, Lipper data showed on Thursday, but that resurgent "Trump trade" did not boost stocks. The White House outlined a proposal last week that would provide $5.99 trillion in tax cuts, according to the first detailed analysis of the

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BRIEF-RBC Global Asset Management announces September sales results of certain funds

* Says announces September sales results for RBC funds, PH&N funds and BlueBay funds and third quarter sales results for RBC ETFs

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BRIEF-Invesco ‍to close and liquidate four ETFs in December​

Sept 29 (Reuters) - Powershares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio

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UPDATE 1-Gold and cash reign as U.S. fund investors pare stocks -Lipper

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Sept 28 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors gorged on gold and traded stocks for cash during the latest week, showing caution even as markets trend higher, Lipper data showed on Thursday. More than $16 billion took shelter in low-risk, U.S.-based money-market funds during the seven days through Sept. 27, the research service's data showed. Precious metals commodities funds, which invest i

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Wells Fargo gets approval for exchange traded index funds

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co got initial approval to create exchange traded index funds (ETFs), according to a notice filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. bond funds, tech stocks attract huge inflows -Lipper

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - U.S.-based taxable-bond funds took in $7 billion during the latest week, the largest weekly intake since July, adding to an already strong year for debt against the backdrop of a rate-hiking cycle, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Even in a week with big inflows for technology stocks, U.S. fund investors continue to favor debt over equity. The Federal Reserve on Wed

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UPDATE 1-U.S. fund investors rush into money-market funds, Treasuries -Lipper

(Adds data on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors sought shelter during the latest week, pouring more than double the amount from the previous week into money markets, and stockpiling the most in "safe haven" Treasuries in more than a year, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Political uncertainty has weighed on funds even if it has not tempered lofty stock prices, with several equity indexes touching

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SEC plans to approve Vanguard request to list actively managed ETFs

(Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday said it planned to approve an application that would let Vanguard Group Inc list some of its mutual funds as actively managed...

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CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-U.S. stock ETFs attract most cash since June -Lipper

(Please see table at bottom, corrected to comply with an official correction from Lipper) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors regained their risk appetite during the latest week, draining money market funds and pouring their cash into stocks after six straight weeks of withdrawals. Stock exchange-traded funds in the United States attracted $9.2 billion during the week ended Aug. 30, the most since June, according to Lipper data on Thursday. That

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RPT-U.S. stock ETFs attract most cash since June -Lipper

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.2 billion into U.S.-based stock exchange-traded funds during the latest week, the most since June, according to Lipper data on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. stock ETFs attract most cash since June -Lipper

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors regained their risk appetite during the latest week, draining money market funds and pouring their cash into stocks after six straight weeks of withdrawals. Stock exchange-traded funds in the United States attracted $9.2 billion during the week ended Aug. 30, the most since June, according to Lipper data on Thursday. That more than offset the

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U.S. stock ETFs attract most cash since June: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.2 billion into U.S.-based stock exchange-traded funds during the latest week, the most since June, according to Lipper data on Thursday.

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Gotta have faith: The rise of religious ETFs

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Making money in the markets is tricky enough on its own. Try doing it while staying faithful to your religious beliefs.

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RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Risk of sharp currency moves drives investors into hedged ETFs

LONDON/NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Investors have been piling into currency-hedged equity tracker funds, seeking protection against big moves in foreign exchange rates.

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'Sustainable' funds lag behind booming ETFs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The boom in exchange-traded funds is leaving so-called sustainable investing behind.

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Risk of sharp currency moves drives investors into hedged ETFs

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors have been piling into currency-hedged equity tracker funds, seeking protection against big moves in foreign exchange rates.

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REFILE-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Risk of sharp currency moves drives investors into hedged ETFs

LONDON/NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Investors have been piling into currency-hedged equity tracker funds, seeking protection against big moves in foreign exchange rates.

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UPDATE 1-Cash is king for U.S. fund investors wary of stocks

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, reporting credits) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Investors socked savings away and opted against loading up on U.S. stocks during the latest week, Lipper data for U.S.-based funds showed on Thursday. Money market funds, designed to hold their cash value even when markets falter, attracted $24.6 billion during the week ended Aug 23. The products are on pace for their largest monthly inflows since Decembe

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Doubling Down: Leveraged ETFs offer promise - and danger

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a volatile market, boring investments can be pretty darn sexy. That is why investors have plowed more than $4 trillion into exchange-traded funds, according to London-based...

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ETFs are hot everywhere but workplace retirement plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Low-cost exchange-traded funds are a favorite of individual investors. ETF assets reached $2.9 trillion in 2017, up 32 percent in the last year, according to Investment Company...

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CORRECTED-YOUR MONEY-ETFs are hot everywhere but workplace retirement plans

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Low-cost exchange-traded funds are a favorite of individual investors. ETF assets reached $2.9 trillion in 2017, up 32 percent in the last year, according to Investment Company Institute, a trade group.

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Tesla rally pushes funds, ETFs into big bets on shares

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tesla Inc's more than 66 percent rally for the year is prompting some funds to make an outsized bet on the electric car maker.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. fund investors shun stocks during Q2 earnings, buy bonds: Lipper

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors sidestepped stocks in favor of bonds during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, showing little confidence as a heavy dose of second-quarter corporate earnings results rolled in. Taxable bond funds based in the United States attracted $2.5 billion in their third straight week of inflows. Relatively low-risk money market funds pulled

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Liquidity, valuations in focus as ETF ownership of S&P500 surges - BofA-ML

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - Higher single-stock volatility, valuation distortions and liquidity concerns could grow due to the surge in popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) which now account for more than a third of U.S. ownership of the S&P 500, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML) said.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. stock fund flows decline week after one of biggest inflows of 2017

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - Investors pulled back from U.S.-based stock funds after pouring the most cash into those investments since February the previous week, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Withdrawals of $2.2 billion struck U.S.-based equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds during the week ended June 21, the research service said, during a rollercoaster week for stocks and as the

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UPDATE 1-NYSE proposes to list more quadruple-leveraged ETFs -filing

NEW YORK, June 20 (Reuters) - Intercontinental Exchange Inc's NYSE Arca exchange is asking U.S. securities regulators for permission to list a new set of exchange-traded funds that aim to quadruple the performance of the market, a filing this week showed.

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NYSE proposes to list more quadruple-leveraged ETFs -filing

NEW YORK, June 20 (Reuters) - Intercontinental Exchange Inc's NYSE Arca exchange is asking U.S. securities regulators for permission to list a new set of exchange-traded funds that aim to quadruple the performance of the market, a filing this week showed.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. stock ETF inflows balloon to largest of 2017: Lipper

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, June 15 (Reuters) - Investors raced into U.S.-based, stock exchange-traded funds this past week despite market jitters, delivering the most cash to those funds since late last year, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Stock ETFs listed in the United States attracted $17.7 billion during the week ended June 14, according to the research service, while their mutual fund counterparts recorde

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MOVES-BlackRock names Goldman Sachs' Brownlie as U.S. head of fixed-income ETFs

June 8 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc said on Thursday it hired Goldman Sachs' Heather Brownlie as its U.S. head of fixed-income ETFs.

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock funds net cash after four-week drought -Lipper

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, investor quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, June 1 (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based exchange-traded funds charged into stocks during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, halting a four-week period of reticence, as equities set record highs. U.S.-based stock ETFs swelled with $10.1 billion in new cash during the week ended May 31, offsetting $915 million in withdrawals from their mutual fund counterparts, which a

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Minerd's Guggenheim attracts broad fixed-income inflows in May

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Guggenheim Investments, overseen by high-profile bond investor Scott Minerd, posted net inflows totaling more than $1.1 billion into its fixed-income mutual funds and ETFs in...

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U.S. infrastructure-focused mutual funds, ETFs attract inflows in May

NEW YORK, May 31 (Reuters) - Investors poured an estimated $316.6 million into infrastructure-focused U.S. mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in May, according to preliminary data by fund-tracker Morningstar Inc. on Wednesday, extending a monthly inflow streak since the presidential victory of Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. fund investors hit stocks with 4th week of outflows -Lipper

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors offered a skeptical perspective on sky-high equity prices, yanking cash from U.S.-based stock funds for the fourth straight week, Lipper data showed on Thursday. The funds recorded $10.1 billion in withdrawals during the week that ended May 24, the second-largest outflows of the year, offering little support to an equity market that has nonethele

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UPDATE 1-Foreign stocks funds gain steam as U.S. stock prices doubted -Lipper

(Adds analyst quote, details on mutual funds and ETFs, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, May 4 (Reuters) - U.S.-based fund investors underscored their preference for foreign stocks, reversing the prior week's inflows for domestic equity funds and moving money to Europe and emerging markets, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Investors pulled $6.6 billion from U.S.-based stock funds that invest at home during the week ended May 3, marking their fourth week of outflows in the

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UPDATE 1-U.S. SEC approves request to list quadruple-leveraged ETFs

NEW YORK, May 2 (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday approved a request to trade quadruple-leveraged exchange-traded funds, marking a first for the growing market for such products in the United States.

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Morgan Stanley lowers commissions on ETFs, stocks in brokerage accounts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley's wealth management business said on Monday it is lowering the commissions that brokers earn on stock trades, exchange-traded funds and annuities amid pressure to lower costs for clients.

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New ETF invests in industry close to home: ETFs themselves

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Exchange-traded funds have proliferated in niches ranging from cyber security to solar power and even marijuana. On Thursday, a new index fund launched that will let investors...

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UPDATE 3-Booming ETFs help BlackRock weather investors' cost-cutting

NEW YORK, April 19 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest asset manager, on Wednesday reported double-digit profit gains but missed revenue forecasts, results that underscore pressure on the fund industry as investors plow money into lower-cost index funds.

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Guggenheim Investments attract broad fixed-income inflows in March

NEW YORK, April 3 (Reuters) - Guggenheim Investments, overseen by global chief investment officer Scott Minerd, had positive net flows of more than $1.5 billion into its fixed-income mutual funds and ETFs in March, the firm said on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. fund investors pull back from 'Trump trade'

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quotes, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - Investors eased off from "Trump trade" bets during the latest week, snatching the most money from bank sector funds in more than a year and stockpiling bonds, Lipper data for U.S.-based funds showed on Thursday. U.S.-based taxable bond funds absorbed $8.3 billion in cash during the week ended March 22, the most in eight months, while investors withdrew $1.3 billi

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MOVES-JPMorgan Asset Management names new head of international ETFs

March 10 (Reuters) - J.P. Morgan Asset Management, the asset management arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co, named Bryon Lake as head of international exchange-traded funds, a newly created role.

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UPDATE 1-Investors cash out of U.S.-based junk bond funds

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, March 9 (Reuters) - Investors are spurning U.S.-based high-yield junk bond funds, Lipper data showed on Thursday, as they keep gobbling up stocks and other risky assets. High-yield bond funds posted $2.1 billion in net withdrawals during the week ended March 8, the most since November 2016, the data showed. The flight from lower-grade corporate debt follows strong performance in t

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Guggenheim attracts broad fixed-income fund inflows in February

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Guggenheim Investments attracted net inflows of more than $1.5 billion into its fixed-income mutual funds and ETFs in February, the firm said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Charmed by U.S. tax plans, investors buy stock, bond funds

(Recasts; adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst comment, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Investors are showing increasing comfort wading into the markets, lavishing cash on U.S.-based stock and corporate bond funds in the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Those stock funds attracted $2.7 billion during the week ended Feb. 22, their fourth consecutive week of inflows, and taxable bond funds took in another $4 billion, the research s

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Fixed income ETF usage jumps among Asian investors - survey

HONG KONG, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Flows into fixed income exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are growing rapidly with Asian institutional investors looking to earmark an increasing chunk of their investments into such products this year, according to a survey done by Greenwich Associates.

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RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Investors sticking with ETFs in stock picker's market

* Flows to European ETFs hold firm even as correlations break down

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Investors sticking with ETFs in stock picker's market

LONDON (Reuters) - European investors are piling into exchange-traded funds, favoring those that mimic active fund managers, in a market where traditional trading relationships between assets are...

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based bond fund sales soar in latest week -Lipper

(Adds data on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst comments, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Investors showed an insatiable demand for fixed income during the latest week, handing over the most cash in about seven months to managers of U.S.-based taxable-bond funds, Lipper data showed on Thursday. The funds gathered $7.5 billion during the week through Feb. 8, marking the sixth straight week of inflows and their strongest sales result since the week that e

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UPDATE 1-Fizz comes back to U.S. stock fund flows, despite performance

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst and investor quotes, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Investors hurled the most cash at U.S.-based stock funds since the U.S. presidential election during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, restoring bets on a continuing rally even as it seemed to fade. U.S.-based equity funds took in $13.8 billion during the week through Feb. 1, the biggest haul since the week immediately following Donald

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Guggenheim attracts broad fixed-income fund inflows in January

NEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Guggenheim Investments said on Wednesday that it had posted net inflows of more than $1.3 billion in its fixed-income mutual funds and ETFs in January.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. fund investors seek safety after Trump rally in latest week

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst comment, table) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Investors pulled cash from stock funds and bought government bonds during the...

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UPDATE 1-Investors pull cash from stock funds ahead of Trump inauguration

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Investors pulled $3.1 billion from U.S.-based stock funds over the last week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, showing a waning appetite for risk ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president. The withdrawals are a first for U.S. stock funds this year, according to Lipper. The funds had been buoyed by Trump's November U.S. presidential election victory and

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UPDATE 1-U.S. bond funds attract cash, shaking off inflation fears

(Recasts with bond fund inflow; adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S.-based taxable bond funds netted cash for the first time in four weeks, Lipper data released on Thursday showed, a sign that savers may be less wary than the Federal Reserve of inflation under the incoming Trump administration. The funds attracted $1.2 billion in the week through Jan. 4, the research service said, even as minutes

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U.S. stock ETFs collect record cash in December: TrimTabs

(Reuters) - Investors stormed into equities in December, pouring a record $59.9 billion into U.S.-based domestic stock exchange-traded funds, TrimTabs Investment Research said on Wednesday. 

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U.S. stock ETFs collect record cash in December -TrimTabs

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Investors stormed into equities in December, pouring a record $59.9 billion into U.S.-based domestic stock exchange-traded funds, TrimTabs Investment Research said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-ETFs globally gather record cash in 2016 -BlackRock

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Investors funneled $375 billion into exchange-traded funds in 2016, investment manager BlackRock Inc said on Tuesday, a global record that came as investors looked to cut...

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ETFs globally gather record cash in 2016 -BlackRock

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Investors funneled $375 billion into exchange-traded funds in 2016, investment manager BlackRock Inc said on Tuesday, a global record that came as investors looked to cut costs.

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UPDATE 1-Investors favor stock funds over bonds, reversing 2016 trend

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock funds pulled in $11.8 billion in the week ended Dec. 28, data from Lipper showed on Thursday, ending 2016 with an enthusiasm for stocks that had been lacking for the better part of the year. Investors pulled $775 million from taxable bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds during the same period, marking the third straight week of withdrawals,

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs rake in cash as Fed raises rates -Lipper

(Adds data on mutual funds and ETFs, context, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Investors piled into stock exchange-traded funds at the fastest pace since their record-setting haul following the U.S. presidential election, Lipper said on Thursday, as policymakers raised interest rates. U.S.-based equity ETFs took in nearly $18 billion in cash in the seven days through Wednesday, while U.S.-based stock mutual funds posted cash withdrawal

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After explosive growth, bond ETFs brace for the next big test

LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - A wild ride for bond markets since the U.S. election has re-ignited concern about a liquidity crunch in parts of the exchange-traded funds market, home to a small but fast-growing slice of global assets.

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UPDATE 1-Investors choose cash over U.S.-based stock and bond funds

(Adds data on mutual funds and ETFs, context, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Investors cast a wary eye on markets in the latest week, rerouting $14.7 billion to cash-like investments in the largest weekly inflow in a month, Lipper data for U.S.-based funds showed on Thursday. The fourth straight inflow into low-risk money-market funds, during the seven days through Dec. 7, comes even as stock indexes soared to new highs after the Nove

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UPDATE 1-$4.1 bln pulled from U.S.-based taxable mutual bond funds during week -Lipper

(Adds data on mutual funds and ETFs, context, analyst quote, byline, table) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Investors pulled $4.1 billion from U.S.-based taxable-bond mutual funds, the most since June, as a bond selloff forced interest rates higher and rattled investors, Lipper data for the latest week showed on Thursday. "Investors are pulling the trigger and are starting, maybe, the rotation out of bond funds," said Tom Roseen, head of research services for Thoms

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Kenya's NSE to start offering ETFs in diversification drive

KIGALI, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Kenya's Nairobi Securities Exchange expects its first exchange traded fund (ETF) to be approved by the regulator this year and trading to start soon after.

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UPDATE 1-Rotation from U.S. bond funds to stocks slows -Lipper

(Adds data on mutual funds and ETFs, investor quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Investors pulled more money from U.S.-based bond funds during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Friday, adding to an onslaught following the U.S. presidential election. But the $595 million snatched from the bond funds over the seven days through Wednesday is minor compared with the $9.7 billion they withdrew the week before, data from Lipper and the Investment

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U.S. stock ETFs attract record eight-day cash inflow -TrimTabs

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Investors moved $45.7 billion into U.S.-listed equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the eight trading days ended Thursday, Nov. 17, in the biggest eight-session inflow on record, according to TrimTabs Investment Research.

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BRIEF-State Street Global says announces changes to indices of two SPDR ETFs

* Says introducing proprietary indices that will replace two Russell indexes that are being terminated

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UPDATE 1-Investors flood U.S. stock ETFs with most cash ever on Trump win -Lipper

(Recasts; Adds data on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Investors turned on a dime after Donald Trump's surprise victory...

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-U.S. junk bond ETFs snap 7-day losing streak

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. high-yield bond exchange-traded funds finished marginally higher on Thursday, halting a seven-day losing streak spurred by falling oil prices and investor anxiety...

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U.S. junk bond ETFs snap 7-day losing streak

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. high-yield bond exchange-traded funds finished marginally higher on Thursday, halting a seven-day losing streak spurred by falling oil prices and investor anxiety...

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BlackRock attracts $5 billion to lowest-cost ETFs after price cut

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc has attracted nearly $5 billion to its lowest-cost segment of exchange-traded funds since it announced a price cut last month aimed at financial advisers, the...

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based gold, stock funds suffer withdrawal in latest week -Lipper

(Adds data on mutual funds and ETFs, context, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Investors pulled $902 million from U.S.-based funds invested in gold and other precious metals, Lipper data for the latest week showed on Thursday, as a stronger dollar and interest-rate hike fears weighed on the safe-haven asset. The outflows pushed the funds to their highest level of withdrawals since December 2013. Bets that the U.S. Federal Reserve w

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BUZZ-Playing defense with "low" vol ETFs not quite working

** Utilizing ETFs that attempt to provide lower risk through concentration in more defensive sectors proving to be a less than sedate strategy this year

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UPDATE 1-Investors find love for bonds again, except for munis

(Adds data on mutual funds and ETFs, context, analyst quote, table and byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S.-based bond funds charged back into the good graces of investors during the latest week, attracting $3.4 billion, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Investors pulled the same amount from U.S.-based stock funds during the seven days through Oct. 19, the research service said. The week also marked a dour milestone for municipal bond funds, which broke

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U.S. muni funds nab least cash in a year as performance slips -ICI

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Investors funneled the least cash to U.S.-based municipal bond funds in more than a year, Investment Company Institute data for the latest week showed on Wednesday, the latest sign that demand in some fixed-income categories is waning. The muni mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) attracted just $299 million in the week through Oct. 12, the trade group's data showed. That amounts to the funds' worst weekly showing since September

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UPDATE 1-U.S. high-grade bond fund outflows fastest since March

(Adds data on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst's quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Demand for U.S.-based bond funds showed signs of waning in the latest week, with investors pulling cash from investment-grade corporate debt funds at the fastest rate since March, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Investors, who have feasted on high-quality corporate debt this year, have become more wary of a potential interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve before

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UPDATE 3-U.S. SEC approves fund liquidity rules, goes easy on ETFs

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The top U.S. securities regulator on Thursday approved major new rules designed to protect mutual fund investors from the effects of a sudden sell-off, but it left for another day some of the dicier issues involved.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-U.S. SEC approves fund liquidity rules, goes easy on ETFs

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The top U.S. securities regulator on Thursday approved rules designed to protect mutual fund investors from the effects of a sudden selloff, but it left for...

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UPDATE 2-U.S. SEC approves fund liquidity rules, goes easy on ETFs

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The top U.S. securities regulator on Thursday approved rules designed to protect mutual fund investors from the effects of a sudden selloff, but it left for...