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Record number of ETFs launch into industry deluged with cash

After one of the strangest years ever, ETF debuts are once again ramping up to capture cash flooding the industry.

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About 100 new ETFs have debuted so far in 2021, the best start to a year in at least a decade, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That compares to 54 by this time in 2020 and 45 in 2019.

As stocks continue to break records and the economic recovery in the U.S. heats up, investors are pouring money into ETFs -- which is enticing issuers in the USD 6tn industry to release new strategies that can gobble up the cash.

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