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ETF Series Solutions brings to market a risk-weighted foreign-stock ETF under the Vident brand, Global X renames its hedge-fund-like "guru" ETF and plans similar funds containing value and activist managers' top holdings, and JP Morgan proposes its first 1940 Act ETF. Also, prospects dim for the likelihood of a physical copper ETF, and PowerShares envisions an international buyback achievers fund.

Fidelity finally makes its move into the equity sector ETF world. Also, a new actively managed, global commodity ETF from First Trust, the world's first-ever robotics ETF launches, WisdomTree draws up plans for an international hedged dividend growth ETF, and J.P. Morgan delists three ETNs.

WisdomTree brings to market an emerging-markets dividend growth ETF, VelocityShares unveils a risk-weighted ETF holding large-cap U.S. stocks, KraneShares launches an ETF holding publicly traded Chinese Internet companies, and LocalShares debuts its Nashville ETF. Plus, Fidelity expands its ETF plans, and Exchange Traded Concepts drafts an actively managed tactical ETF that would be managed by a onetime U.S. Senate candidate.

Barclays launches 2 ETNs, more details on WisdomTree's proposed risk-weighted ETF index partner, Arrow files for 3 actively managed ETFs, ProShares drafts an actively managed CDS ETF, Krane proposes 2 China A-shares funds, and IndexIQ files for 4 additional actively managed ETFs.

State Street debuts 2 low-volatility ETFs devoted to the Russell 1000 and Russell 2000 Indexes, Vanguard reduces the expense ratio of its high-dividend-yield ETF, and IndexIQ proposes a pair of new funds. Plus, the week's best and worst performers.