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ETFs For Stock Pickers Seen Fueling $3.8 Trillion Industry's Growth

ETFs For Stock Pickers Seen Fueling $3.8 Trillion Industry's Growth

A new type of ETF has just won approval from the SEC, and it could spur yet more growth in this $3.8 trillion market if it overcomes transparency issues: the ActiveShares ETFs owned by Precidian Investments. While many of the best-known ETFs are passive investment vehicles that track market indexes, the latest development will spur the launch of nontransparent actively-managed ETFs that do not have to make such daily disclosures. This is a radical change from the transparency that's been the hallmark - and a key selling point - for ETFs since their inception.