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THURSDAY, JUNE 21
First Trust Debuts Energy Infrastructure Fund
First Trust recently rolled out an actively managed ETF targeting energy infrastructure securities, including MLPs. The First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (NYSEArca: EMLP) can invest in both U.S. and Canadian securities and is managed by Energy Income Partners, LLC. The fund comes with an expense ratio of 0.95 percent.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
Huntington Launches Active 'Green' ETF
Huntington Asset Advisors debuted an ETF targeting financially successful companies demonstrating eco-friendly practices and offering eco-friendly products and services. The Huntington EcoLogical Strategy ETF (NYSEArca: HECO) is actively managed and comes with an expense ratio that nets to 0.95 percent after a fee waiver is included.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19
SSgA Launches Corporate Bond SPDRs
State Street Global Advisors brought to market two corporate bond ETFs targeting very different segments of that asset class. The SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Crossover Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: XOVR) targets bonds hovering in the gray area at the border of investment grade and high yield; it charges an expense ratio of 0.30 percent. The SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMCD), meanwhile, covers dollar-denominated debt from issuers who do not have a primary risk exposure to any G10 country, Western Europe or any U.S. territory; EMCD comes with an expense ratio of 0.50 percent.
USCF Rolls Out Metals ETF
United States Commodity Funds debuted a fund tracking futures contracts on up to 10 different metals, including precious metals like gold and palladium, and industrial metals like copper and lead. The United States Metals Fund (NYSEArca: USMI) charges an all-in annual cost of about 0.90 percent, including a management fee of 70 basis points. The components of its benchmark, the SummerHaven Dynamic Metals Index Total Return, are weighted based on liquidity and economic importance.