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Macro Strategies: Navigating Choppy Market Waters

Investors are testing the market waters and considering how they will position for the year ahead before diving in head first. On the upcoming webcast, Macro Strategies: Navigating Choppy Market Waters, Jeremy Schwartz, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Research at WisdomTree, and Kevin Flanagan, Senior Fixed Income Strategist for WisdomTree, will look to [...]

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A Positive Outlook for Emerging Market-Related ETFs

Strengthening developing economy currencies along with a growing economy may continue to support the outlook for ETFs that track emerging market stocks and bonds. “A more stable dollar, coupled with a slowing but still growing global economy, underpins our positive view on EM assets,” BlackRock strategists, led by Richard Turnill, said in a research note. [...]

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Italy ETFs Have Been Outperforming

Italian stocks and country-specific ETFs have been outperforming in the Eurozone region despite the ongoing uncertainty around the Southern European country and its troubled banking sector. Over the past three months, the iShares MSCI Italy Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWI) increased 6.3% and Franklin FTSE Italy ETF (NYSEArca: FLIY) advanced 5.9%, whereas the benchmark MSCI Europe [...]

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3 Views on Wall Street to Expect from Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Presidential Run

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders just dropped his name in the hat for another presidential run–this time, in 2020 as the 77-year-old candidate will likely take aim at Wall Street once again as part of his campaign. Sanders enters a diverse Democratic field that includes the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker [...]

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China ETFs Pop on a Hopeful Trade Deal Outcome in Washington

China country-specific ETFs rallied Tuesday after Chinese stocks experienced one of their best days since early November as hopeful traders bet on a resolution to the prolonged trade dispute between China and the U.S. On Tuesday, the Xtrackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (NYSEArca: ASHR) gained 2.9%, KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A ETF (NYSEArca: [...]

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‘Active’ Fundamental Indexation & ETFs

We explore the concept of defensive versus pro-cyclical factors with Oppenheimer’s Mo Haghbin.

 

The Folly Of Market Timing

Playing defense in the markets is proactive, not reactive.

 

WisdomTree To Close 8 ETFs

Issuer once again weeding its lineup, removing some ETFs with smaller asset amounts.

 

ETF League Table As Of Feb. 15, 2019

The top three ETF issuers all had net outflows from their products on Friday, Feb. 15.

 

'GSY' AUM Jumps 19%

The ultra-short-duration ETF had inflows of more than $500 million on Friday, Feb. 15.

 

Taxation of ETFs vs. Mutual Funds

Choosing between exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds isn’t always a straightforward decision. But if taxation is your primary focus, ETFs are hands down the better option.

 

3 Must-Read Pieces for Practice Management: February 18th Edition

Every week, we bring you the best and most succinct curation of must-read articles to help you grow your investment advisory practice. More than a dozen hours of weekly reading by industry veteran Kristan Wojnar boils down to these three non-negotiables for your reading list. Want to grow your practice? Bookmark our Practice Management center and make these pieces a weekly staple.

 

ETF Pick of the Month: Laggards are Vulnerable After FOMO Rally

ETFdb.com is recommending a new short position for the month ahead. This short recommendation is based around taking advantage of a relative weakness in a foreign equity market in the event that selling pressures return to Wall Street. Below, we outline our investment thesis and outlook for the new recommendation.

This position is motivated by stagnating momentum in an overseas equity market despite January being a very fruitful month for “risk on” investors of all stripes. Because this ETF failed to stage an impressive rally alongside its peers last month, we are opting to short it if and when profit-taking pressures return to the broad market in anticipation of it breaking down and leading to the downside.

The new short recommendation is based around:

  • The Asia Pacific Equities ETF, which is flat for the month and down around 4% for the trailing year.
  • This ETF has seen heavy outflows over the past year to go along with its lackluster performance, totaling just over $450M.
  • The fund is fairly concentrated, as the top ten holdings, from a portfolio of 80 securities, account for roughly half of the total assets under management.
  • In terms of exposure, this ETF is dominated by large-cap securities from the financials and technology sectors.

Check out our previous buy recommendation here.

 

ETF Scorecard: February 15 Edition

To help investors keep up with the markets, we present our ETF Scorecard. The Scorecard takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing. The weekly performance is from last Friday’s open to this week’s Thursday close.

 

Trending: Venezuelan Economy in Meltdown Amid Political Strife

Venezuela’s economy may have fallen completely into disarray, but markets are looking for a political resolution that would open the doors for various investments.

 

ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-7 Defiance ETFs

 

February 19, 2019--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC-7 Defiance ETFs.

 

Lipper U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Funds Experience Significant Net Inflows for the Second Consecutive Week

 

February 16, 2019--Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) took in almost $26.0 billion in net new money for the fund-flows trading week ended Wednesday, February 13.

 

NYSE, Cboe, Nasdaq move to block SEC transaction fee pilot program

 

February 15, 2019--New York Stock Exchange and its affiliated exchanges asked a federal court on Thursday to stop the SEC's transaction fee pilot program.

 

Hedge-fund reporting requirements should be scaled back, pair of US regulators say

 

February 15, 2019--Fewer hedge funds should have to report portfolio information as part of systemic risk monitoring, a pair of Republican members of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission said.

 

ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-ABR Dynamic Weight ETF

 

February 15, 2019--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amnemdnt, registration statement with the SEC for the ABR Dynamic Weight ETF.

 
 
 

Here’s Where to Trade ETFs Commission-Free

 

Trading commissions have long been an impediment to ETF investors wanting to make regular, relatively small-dollar purchases in some type of savings account, but that is rapidly changing. A growing list of brokers offer commission-free trading on an ever-increasing number of ETFs. This could be a game-changer for an investor that wants to put, say,…

 

First Look at 2020: Sector SPDR Analyzer, Feb. 2019

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for February 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…

 

Save with our Mutual Fund Replacement Tool

 

Change Isn’t Always Easy Millions of investors know that ETFs are often cheaper and more tax-efficient than traditional mutual funds, among other advantages. This awareness has helped ETFs gain market share over the past decade and a half as investors gradually shifted assets out of mutual funds and into ETFs. There is plenty of room…

 

Jan. 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for January 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…

 

Dec. 2018 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for December 2018 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…

 
 
 

BNP Paribas Asset Management launches socially responsible credit ETF

 

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has launched a socially responsible credit exchange-traded fund, BNP Paribas Easy € Corp Bond SRI Fossil Free UCITS ETF, a tracker that replicates the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Euro Corporate SRI Sustainable Reduced Fossil Fuel Index.

 

Vienna Stock Exchange launches new CEE blue chip benchmark Eastern Europe Traded Index

 

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The Vienna Stock Exchange has launched the Eastern Europe Traded Index (EETX), a six-strong family of indexes based on the 40 largest blue chips of the Russian, Central, Eastern and Southeastern European markets.

 

ETFs and ETPs listed in the Middle East and Africa saw outflows of USD273m during December

 

ETFs and ETPs listed in the Middle East and Africa saw net outflows of USD273 million during December, according to ETFGI’s December 2018 Middle East and Africa ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service.

 

Global ETF launches for week beginning 11.02.19

 

Tech investment is the focus of three of this week’s new ETFs with a Cloud Computing UCITS fund from First Trust Global Portfolios and a pair of digital infrastructure ETFs from Tortoise. Among the week's other new additions, Invesco debuted a fund tracking the MDAX, while Legg Mason launched an actively-managed short duration income fund and BMO Asset Management debuted a trio of asset allocation ETFs…

 

Tradeweb sees record ETF trading volume in January

 

The Tradeweb European ETF marketplace enjoyed a record-breaking start to the year, as January’s total traded volume reached EUR28.2 billion, up 9 per cent from the platform’s previous best performance in October 2018.

 
 
 

Will 2019 Be the Year of King Copper?

 

From http://www.usfunds.com/investor-library/frank-talk/will-2019-be-the-year-of-king-copper/: Corporate purchasing of copper-gobbling renewable energy more than doubled from 2017 to 2018. Sales of electric vehicles, which use three to four times the amount of copper as traditional vehicles, are booming in China. Copper miners get upgraded

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Industrial stocks are outpacing all other sectors of the market

 

From Pippa Stevens: Industrial stocks are leading the way for the first time in five years. The sector’s 17 percent gain this quarter means it is outpacing all other areas of the market — a position it hasn’t held since the

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Trump says Dow Jones Industrial Average would be down 10,000 points if this happened

 

From Mark DeCambre: President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted that the stock market would effectively have crashed had he lost the 2016 race for the White House, reiterating a number of similar statements he has made that have assigned credit

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Small-cap stock rally in 2019 reaches historic proportions

 

From Yun Li: The Russell 2000 has rallied 16.5 percent in 2019, the third best start to a year. However, in the previous five best starts to a year, the next three months for small caps were weaker than average

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Silver markets continue to show strength

 

From Christopher Lewis: Silver markets continue to show signs of strength overall, reaching towards the $15.80 level. I believe that there is a massive barrier at the $16 level, an area that we are trying to get back to. There is

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