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Growing Awareness and Use of ETFs Help Assets Rise to More Than $1 Trillion

Most Advisors Like ETFs for Fees and Benchmark Exposure and Expect Use to Increase

U.S. exchange traded fund (ETF) assets continue to rise, according to recent industry data. Assets in ETFs were $1.06 trillion at the end of December 2011, the ETF Industry Association reported, 5% more than the prior year. About 14% of the total assets flowing into ETFs during the year came in December.

The popularity of ETFs is being driven by a variety of factors, but their lower fees are at the forefront. ETFs are highly regarded for providing relatively cost-effective marke

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