|08/20/09||ProShares Launches ETF Providing Short Exposure to Long-Term Treasury Bonds|
|07/22/09||Emerging Global Advisors Introduces Emerging Markets Sector Composite ETF, Expanding Line up of EM Sector Funds|
|07/22/09||State Street Global Advisors Issues 2009 ETF Mid-Year Review|
|07/14/09||ProShares Launches First 130/30 ETF|
|06/19/09||SPDR® ETF Family Announces Impact of Receiving Settlement Payments|
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Because Exchange Traded Funds with passive management aim to reproduce a benchmark index as accurately as possible, ETFs can never outperform the development of the associated index.
ETFs combine the advantages of three asset classes: shares, certificates and funds. Like shares, ETFs can be traded at any time at the current stock exchange value and are therefore a very flexible investment instrument. In addition, because they have a cost structure similar to that of certificates, they are of interest to private investors. Their composition also guarantees broad diversification, as is common for funds, which is why they are regarded as a relatively secure asset class.