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Actively Managed ETF’s Coming to Canada

Up until now, Canadians have had access to Exhange Traded Funds known as ETF’s that give exposure to an underlying stock or bond index, commodity index, or commodity.

Horizon BetaPro launched a class of ETF’s that provide double the daily movement up or down on a variety of indexes or commodities. They are going one ¬†step further taking a page out of ETF’s available in the US for quite sometime offering Actively Managed ETF’s which will allow investors to invest with a particular manager or strategy in a format that gives people intra-day pricing and lower fees.

The Horizon AlphaPro Gartman Fund is being launched later this month witgh an opportunity to have some funds managed by Dennis Gartman. This closed end fund will convert to an ETF no later than March 2010.

You can get more information by clicking here. More ETF’s are sure to be launched in the coming months. Don’t be surprised to see another ETF manufacturer, Claymore Investments, launch their own line of actively managed ETF’s in the months to come.

Do you thing actively managed ETF’s will catch fire in Canada? Your thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated.


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