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A Look at Merger-Arbitrage ETPs

Fueled by continued deal activity, merger-arbitrage ETPs offer an alternative for investors seeking a cash substitute.

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A version of this article appeared on July 31, 2013.

Global merger and acquisition activity has continued unabated, and as 2015's first half comes to a close, the year looks to be the busiest year for M&A activity since before the financial crisis. With record-low interest rates and uncertainty regarding just when the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates, deals have continued, both by financial buyers and by strategic acquisitors.

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Robert Goldsborough does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.