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Schwab Readies Launch of Family of 6 Fundamental ETFs

Global X debuts an MLP and energy infrastructure ETF, while iShares rolls out a commodities ETF that takes aim at contango. Also, Schwab drafts plans for three actively managed, ultrashort-duration bond ETFs. And, Exchange Traded Concepts draws up plans for the first-ever robotics ETF.

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On Thursday, Aug. 8, Charles Schwab announced its plans to launch a family of six fundamentally indexed exchange-traded funds this week.

Schwab announced it will roll out ETFs tracking the Russell Fundamental Index Series, which is based on research developed by Rob Arnott and Research Affiliates. Schwab currently has five mutual funds tracking this approach, and it plans on creating ETFs tracking those same indexes. The firm also will create a sixth ETF tracking a very broad market index.

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