exchange-traded fund

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ex·change-trad·ed fund

n. Abbr. ETF
An index fund whose shares trade continuously on a securities exchange and allow investors to speculate on the performance of the market or sector represented by the fund's assets without the restrictions of traditional mutual funds.
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(FTA) has declared of a USD 0.1158 monthly distribution for First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF, a series of First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund IV, the company said.
MJ is the largest cannabis exchange-traded fund in the world and the first and only U.S.
The Fund is an actively managed exchange-traded fund that seeks to provide total return by investing at least 80% of its net assets in a portfolio of US and non-US convertible securities.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to decide Saturday whether investors can buy and sell bitcoins, not only on often unregulated, potentially shady digital currency exchange platforms, but also on name-brand marketplaces as an exchange-traded fund - a security that bundles underlying assets, such as commodities and company shares, into a single, purchasable asset.
Summary paragraph: Strategic Insight's quarterly exchange-traded fund analysis
Drawing on his research into the exchange-traded fund market and volatility trading for his doctoral dissertation in mathematics, Jiang argues that exchange-traded fund prices do not follow random walks, explores some of the factors are that impact their non-random walk behavior, and suggests how to take advantage of such price dynamics in trading exchange-traded funds.
Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) will be a nice way of doing so.
MANILA -- The Philippine Stock Exchange index-tracking First Metro Exchange Traded Fund (FMETF), the country's very first exchange-traded fund, debuted on the local stock exchange on Monday as proponents shared bright prospects for underlying local stocks in the coming year.
Exchange-traded fund costs differ from mutual funds in some ways, such as the possibility of bid/ask spreads.
Ryan Issakainen is an exchange-traded fund strategist for First Trust Advisors, L.P.
Zurich, Switzerland, March 25, 2011 --( Gespur Equity Research GmbH announced today that Thalmann Commodities (, a leading Independent Broker Dealer based in Zurich, has added GER's Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) research to its online trading site, further expanding the ETF research available to Thalmann Commodities customers.
The Van Eck Market Vectors Egypt Index exchange-traded fund (EGPT.P) rose 0.4 percent.