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Unique ETF Ideas Keep on Coming
The SEC will be busy this year. The ETF registrations just keeping coming.
According to Bloomberg's Eric Balchunas, 982 ETFs are waiting to be approved by the SEC, nearly as many as approved and traded ETFs. Many of the funds are simply variations on current products, or products mimicking other managers' products.
Bloomberg decided to list the more exotic ETFs, including the Winklevii's Bitcoin ETF. Balchunas also wrote about the Global X Kazakhstan ETF, where the BlackRock [profile] MSCI Kazakhstan Index is up 136 percent since November 2005 and the BlackRock iShares Human Rights Index Fund, which excludes countries with widespread death, and forced labor.
Others that made the cut were ProShares [profile] CDS Long North America HY Credit ETF, the LocalShares Nashville ETF, the IndexIQ [profile] Physical Diamond Trust, the AdvisorShares [profile] TreeDale Rising Rates ETF, the Direxion [profile] Water Bull 3x Shares and Global X [profile] Top Activist Investor Holdings.
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