Schwab Etfs(tm) Report Zero Capital Gains Distributions In 2013

Investment returns will fluctuate and are subject to market volatility, so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed or sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. *Schwab is a registered trademark of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Fundamental Index is a registered trademark of Research Affiliates LLC. The Laudus Group(R) of Funds includes the Laudus Mondrian Funds and Laudus U.S. Large Cap Growth Fund, which are part of the Laudus Trust and Laudus Institutional Trust and distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc., and the Laudus MarketMasters Funds(R), which are part of the Schwab Capital Trust and distributed by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20131216-904535.html

BDC Income ETF — Insider Buying Index Registering 37.0%

The ETF holds a total of $936,134 worth of GBDC, making it the #12 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at GBDC: GBDC last to learn more trade: $17.73 Recent Insider Buys: Purchased $16.95 $169,500.00 Special Offer: Add income and energy exposure to your portfolio with a 30 day free trial to Frank Bifulcos Oil & Gas Income Portfolio And New Mountain Finance Corp ( NYSE: NMFC ), the #14 largest holding among components of the BDC Income ETF ( AMEX: BIZD ), shows 6 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4s indicating purchases. The ETF holds $754,163 worth of NMFC, which represents approximately 3.01% of the ETFs total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at NMFC is detailed in the table below: NMFC last trade: $14.63 Recent Insider Buys: Purchased
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/etfchannel/2013/12/16/bdc-income-etf-insider-buying-index-registering-37-0/

Emerging ETF Rises as Gazprom Leads Energy Shares Higher

Federal Reserve policy makers start a two-day meeting tomorrow and economists see an increased chance policy makers will begin reducing stimulus. Crude oil jumped after Libyan rebels refused to hand over control of three oil ports to the government. Its good news out of Europe and the follow through in the U.S. thats pulling emerging-market stocks up, Paul Zemsky, the head of multi-asset strategies at ING U.S. Investment Management, which oversees $190 billion, said by phone from New York .
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-16/emerging-stocks-fall-to-one-month-low-on-china-factory-data.html

ETF Issuer Solutions Announces Partnership with Recon Capital

Investors do not have to commit to market-lagging returns with telecom ETFs, a fact confirmed by the SPDR S&P S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF ( IST ) . With just $34 million in assets under management, IST is another example of a small ETF offering big returns. Actually, IST has performed well enough this year to rank among the short list of international ETFs that have outpaced the S&P 500. [Some International ETFs Have Beaten SPY in 2013] IST truly lives up to its international billing as the U.S.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/telecom-etf-didn-t-disappoint-191202994.html

This Telecom ETF Didn’t Disappoint in 2013

(“ETFis”), a comprehensive fund services company with a focus on exchange traded funds, announces its partnership with Recon Capital Advisors, LLC (“Recon”) in supporting Recon’s entrance into the ETF marketplace. ETFis and its subsidiaries will serve as fund administrator and distributor to Recon’s ETFs. “We are proud to partner with Recon Capital, an emerging ETF sponsor with an innovative product suite,” said William Smalley, President of ETFis. “Recon is a great example of the type of asset managers with which ETFis strives to work a hedge fund seeking to introduce institutional-quality investments to investors of all sizes via ETFs.” Garrett Paolella, CEO of Recon Capital, said: “We are excited to be launching our first public funds with ETFis, ones that focus on our firm’s core principles diversification, liquidity, and downside risk management.” For more information, please contact Brinton Frith, Head of Business Development at ETFis, at 1-888-383-4184. About ETF Issuer Solutions ETF Issuer Solutions (“ETFis”) is a New York-based financial technology firm on a mission to change the way ETFs are launched, operated, and distributed. ETFis has developed the first comprehensive ETF services platform, designed specifically to support exchange traded funds, conceived by seasoned ETF product managers. About Recon Capital Recon Capital Advisors, LLC is a registered investment adviser headquartered in New York. Recon strives to distinguish itself from other investment managers by enhancing portfolio diversification and returns while limiting correlation to the equity and fixed income markets.
Source: http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=PR&Date=20131213&ID=17191428

New iShares Euro Stoxx ETF ditches banks

Its total expense ratio is 20 basis points. Usually ETFs listed on several European exchanges settle in hte national central securities depository of the exchange where a trade was executed. Euroclear Bank global head of international markets Stephan Pouyat says the new international ETF class simplifies issuance and standardises settlement across Europe making it easier for investors to trade ETF shares. The realisation of this new international ETF asset class marks another step in the development and maturation of the European ETF market. This will ultimately improve liquidity in the market, which should have a positive effect on processing costs for the end investor, he explains.
Source: http://www.fundweb.co.uk/news-and-analysis/new-launches/new-ishares-euro-stoxx-etf-ditches-banks/2004406.article

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