Industry insiders in the U.S. are concerned that debate about nontraditional exchange-traded funds could harm the broader ETF sector. The Securities and Exchange Commission teamed up with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to alert investors about risks associated with leveraged ETFs. Meanwhile, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which is looking into concerns about speculation in futures markets, will no longer allow DB Commodity Services' exchange-traded commodity funds to exceed speculative position limits.

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