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Outcome-Based ETF Portfolios to Meet Clients’ Investment Goals

Financial advisors who are looking for customized ETF portfolios in the separate accounts space can turn to ETF model portfolios designed by ETF strategists. “Toroso Investments was designed to be an ETF research firm, and when we build our ETF models, it’s all about security selection for us. That’s really the niche that we really [...]

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U.S. Stock ETFs Fall Back as Huawei Restrictions Stoke Trade Fears

U.S. markets and stock exchange traded funds retreated Monday after U.S. businesses moved to comply with the White Houses’ decision to blacklist Huawei Technologies, fueling fears that the trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies are reaching new heights. On Monday, the Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQ) declined 1.8%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average [...]

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India ETFs Surge on Expectations of Modi Serving Another Term

India country-specific ETFs led the charge Monday, rallying as exit polls predicted Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take on another five-year term. Among the best performing non-leveraged ETFs of Monday, the iShares MSCI India Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: SMIN) jumped 4.5% and broke back above its 200-day simple moving average while the VanEck Vectors India Small-Cap [...]

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2 Oil ETFs To Consider In The Wake Of A Conflict With Iran

Oil prices are moving higher after OPEC said it would cut its production. This follows tweets from President Donald Trump regarding Iran, stating, that any further threats from Iran will lead to “the official end to Iran.” The moves are creating a stir in some of the energy ETFs. God Bless President Trump— Iran’s so [...]

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It’s a Great Time for MLP ETFs

Income-minded investors who are looking for alternative avenues of yield generation may consider master limited partnership exchange traded funds. “MLP is being the primary funder of midstream pipelines. [It] really puts them at the core of U.S. energy, and that production is all through the room, so we think it’s a great time for MLPs,” [...]

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Time For Global Infrastructure ETFs

This segment is prime for investors looking for sustainable growth names.

 

Behind Active ETFs’ Small Victories

Active ETFs saw strong growth in the past year, but it’s too soon to call it a new era.

 

Core & Value Smart Beta ETFs Filed

Columbia Threadneedle plans two domestic smart beta funds.

 

'SOXX' Takes In Nearly $215M

The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF jumped 14% in assets on Friday, May 17.

 

ETF League Table As Of: 2019-05-17

The top two ETF issuers saw outflows from their products on Friday, May 17.

 

It’s a Great Time for MLP ETFs

Income-minded investors who are looking for alternative avenues of yield generation may consider master limited partnership exchange traded funds.

 

In the Know: Why Investors Must Be Strategic in 2019

With the first quarter of 2019 in the books, investors are looking at a capital market environment in the U.S. that is standing tall after stumbling in the tail end of 2018. Nonetheless, it’s necessary for investors to remain strategic when it comes to deploying capital in the current market environment.

 

‘UBOT’ ETF Gains Would Make a Robot Exhibit Emotions

While the majority of the capital markets are fixated on trade wars, the Robotics & AI Bull 3X ETF (UBOT n/a) is up 98.25 percent year-to-date–gains that would even make a robot exhibit emotion.

 

The Story of an ETN

By Grant Engelbart, CFA, CLS Investments

It all started on a fine August day in 2006. Bees were buzzing, China was surging, NINJA loans were flowing, and oil had just come off an impressive surge and was poised for new records. Exchange-traded products had been around for more than 15 years but had yet to reach their more recent levels of rapid growth. Investors wanted exposure to high-flying oil prices, and they wanted better tax treatment. In came Barclay’s, ready to raise the exchange-traded note (ETN) industry to new heights. The Barclays iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN (original ticker OIL) was born.

 

Goldman Sachs Dials Back Emerging Markets Exposure

The U.S.-China trade war is certainly injecting a dose of distaste for certain markets and one in particular is opportunities overseas in the form of emerging markets. Specifically, global investment firm Goldman Sachs is saying “enough is enough” in the EM space with significant risks ahead as the U.S.-China trade spat continues to bring uncertainty to the capital markets.

 

Warren Buffett's Letter: Big Stock Losses, the U.S. Budget Deficit and Jokes

 

February 23, 2019--The stock market rout that occurred at the end of last year hurt Berkshire Hathaway's 2018 profits, at least on paper.
The conglomerate controlled by Warren E. Buffett suffered losses of $25.4 billion in the fourth quarter, according to Berkshire's annual report that was released on Saturday.

 

Invesco shuts down 19 ETFs

 

February 22, 2019--Invesco has spent years expanding its product range through acquisitions, including takeovers of Guggenheim and OppenheimerFunds, but this week dropped 19 exchange-traded funds from its product list.

 

iShares U.S. ETF Trust files with the SEC

 

February 22, 2019--iShares U.S. ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 

iShares files with the SEC

 

February 22, 2019--iShares, Inc. has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 

iShares Trust files with the SEC

 

February 22, 2019--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 
 
 

These 3 China ETFs are Oversold and Undervalued

 

In little over a week since President Trump’s tweet announcing tariffs on many Chinese goods would rise from 10% to 25%, the 28 Chinese equity funds in our database have lost an average of 10.4%, which is more than double the drop in the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) since then. Many of the Chinese ETFs…

 

May 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for May 2019 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition. It helps investors: Evaluate the funds based on investment merit using fundamental data and analysis Compare the Sector SPDRs with…

 

April 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for April 2019 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition. It helps investors: Evaluate the funds based on investment merit using fundamental data and analysis Compare the Sector SPDRs with…

 

Is My ETF Priced Right? Look at the Comps.

 

In real estate, buyers and sellers often look to “comps” to help determine a home’s value. Comps are usually an average price at which similar homes in the area have sold in the recent past. Since a home is most people’s largest investment, buyers are keen to get good value for their money. ETF investors…

 

March 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for March 2019 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition. It helps investors: Evaluate the funds based on investment merit using fundamental data and analysis Compare the Sector SPDRs with…

 
 
 

Algo-Chain launches ETF platform aimed at wealth managers and advisers

 

Allan Lane, AlgoChain

Beverly Chandler conducts a Q&A interview with Algo-Chain founder, Allan Lane, who details his background in ETFs and  tells us what they don’t tell you in grad school.
 

 

European ETF flows hit EUR3.6bn in April

 

Trends in investors’ asset allocations in April followed the same path as the previous month with recent events failing to have a particular impact, according to Amundi’s latest ETF Market Flow analysis which revels total flows of EUR3.6 billion into European ETFs during the month.

 

Global ETF and ETP assets hit record USD5.57 trillion at the end of April 2019

 

ETFs and ETPs listed Globally gathered net inflows of USD45.94 billion in March, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD145.74 billion. 

 

Vanguard research identifies ETF investors

 

Jean Young, Vanguard

New Vanguard research has identified distinctive behavioural trends among ETF investors, concluding that age and investment experience are the foremost drivers of ETF usage.
‘Early ETF adoption among self-directed investors’ examined the behaviour of more than five million retail investor households and revealed that older, more established investors with relatively complex portfolios tend to use ETFs to supplement other investments. At the other end of the spectrum, ETFs serve as the primary investment vehicle for millennials and new investors.

 

BETTER FINANCE calls for investigations into treatment of stock lending income in ETFs

 

Financial results

A new survey, ‘Efficient Portfolio Management Techniques: Attribution of profits derived from Securities Lending by UCITS Exchange-Traded Funds’ from public interest NGO BETTER FINANCE reveals that ETF managers have diverse approaches to the income distribution from their securities lending transactions.

 
 
 

Goldman Sachs warns that tariffs could lower corporate profits by 6%

 

From Jeff Cox: KEY POINTS President Trump has threatened to enact tariffs on another $300 billion of Chinese imports to the U.S. Doing so could lower corporate profits by 6%, Goldman Sachs forecasts. However, the firm says that is a

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Retailers send a letter to President Trump asking for an end to tariffs

 

From Lauren Thomas: KEY POINTS More than 170 shoe retailers, including Nike and Foot Locker, are asking President Donald Trump not to raise tariffs on footwear. The industry, in a letter sent to the White House on Monday, says: “These

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Gold edges higher after hitting a 2-week low

 

From Myra P. Saefong and Rachel Koning Beals: Gold prices inched up Monday after settling at a two-week low in the previous session, with both the dollar and stocks retreating. June gold GCM19, +0.13%  on Comex was up $1.60, or 0.1%, at $1,277.30

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Natural gas prices rise due to expected warmer weather

 

From James Hyerczyk: Natural gas traders could face a major decision this week with the prospect of summer demand growth driving the bullish traders and bearish storage builds attracting the interest of the bearish traders. Bespoke Weather Services on Friday

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The semiconductor sector plummets on news of government restrictions concerning Huawei

 

From Yun Li: KEY POINTS Shares of chip suppliers are under pressure following the Trump administration’s restrictions on doing business with Huawei. Google has suspended business activity with the Chinese giant. Other Huawei suppliers, including Qualcomm, Broadcomm and Intel, reportedly

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