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Aussie investors want ethical ETF investments

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 12:23

BetaShares Managing Director Alex Vynokur (pictured) and Dr John Hewson, Chairman of Asset Owners Disclosure Project, have taken part in a media briefing, discussing the increased recognition from investors that there is a financial risk involved in climate change and why ethical investments are an attractive solution. »

ETF Securities publishes triannual research

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 08:50

ETF Securities has published its Triannual collection of research. Focusing specifically on the inclusion of inflation linked bonds in a portfolio, Morgane Delledonne, Associate Director, Fixed Income Strategist comments that inflation-linked (I/L) bonds generally outperform nominal bonds in times of rising inflation and growth by an average of 3 per cent. »

Source recognises commodity ETF growth

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 14:40

European investors have continued to increase their commodity exposure, with USD1.3 billion going into broad commodity ETFs in the first quarter of 2017 says ETF providers, Source. »

Lyxor reports record high quarter for European ETF market flows

Thu, 13/04/2017 - 10:16

Marlène Hassine Konqui, head of ETF Research at Lyxor, writes that European ETF market flows ended the first quarter on a positive note, continuing the positive trend for 2017. »

Gold rises on back of US Syria strike reports ETF Securities

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 15:24

ETF Securities reports that investors poured USD42 million into long gold ETPs as sentiment turned bearish following the launch of US missiles strikes on Syria in response to the chemical attack. »

Horizon launches first medical marijuana ETF

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 12:14

Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc has launched the Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Sciences ETF on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol HMMJ. »

ETF Securities reports fifth consecutive week of inflows into oil ETPs

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 13:18

James Butterfill, Head of Research & Investment Strategy at ETF Securities, reports that oil ETP inflows of USD73 million last week represented the fifth consecutive week of inflows which total USD140 million, representing 9 per cent of assets under management. »

ETF Securities writes precious metals receive boost from no change in the dot-plot

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 15:24

Morgane Delledonne, Associate Director – Fixed Income Strategist at ETF Securities writes that there has been no change in the Fed’s dot-plot which has boosted precious metals. »

WisdomTree writes on roll yields

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 12:51

In the second part of the two-part series by Nick Leung, research analyst at WisdomTree, on roll yields, he warns ‘Don’t let roll yield erode your commodity returns.’ »

VanEck launches green bond ETF

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:03

VanEck has launched the VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF, describing it as the  first US-listed fixed income ETF to provide targeted exposure to the green bond category. »

Gold ETP sell off as Fed gets hawkish

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 14:23

Last week investors sold gold as the hawkish Fed sent the price lower according to ETF Securities in their weekly flow analysis. »

WisdomTree recommends optimising roll yield

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 09:53

Nick Leung, research analyst at WisdomTree warns that investors shouldn’t let roll yield erode their commodity returns. His two part series opens looking at policy pressures, looking into the two key drivers that can affect an optimised rolling commodity strategy – changing market conditions arising from policy pressures and seasonality. »

Copper demand set to remain strong

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 13:41

ETF Securities writes that investor optimism for copper has been buoyed by mine outages representing close to 12 per cent of global capacity. »

Gold remains investor’s favourite

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 13:26

ETF Securities writes that gold remains the investor’s favourite, notching up a fourth week of inflows due to political and policy uncertainty. The firm says that investors have been lured to gold’s defensive characteristics as the Eurozone remains mired in political uncertainty with Dutch and French elections just around the corner. »

Gold offers hedge against US market uncertainty says VanEck

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 13:50

Joe Foster, portfolio manager and gold strategist at VanEck writes that as the risks of a Trump presidency have been coming into clearer focus, markets are starting to reflect reality following the irrational euphoria after the November election. »

WisdomTree’s short and leveraged products show sharp reversal in US equity trading

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 13:35

January trading figures from WisdomTree’s Boost range of short and leveraged products reveal a sharp reversal from the end of 2016 as investors piled into leveraged long US equities at the expense of short positions. »

Thematic equities dominate week says ETF Securities

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 12:00

Morgane Delledonne, ETF Securities Fixed Income Strategist, writes that thematic equities such as robotics and cyber security saw USD27.3 million in inflows last week, pushing the robotics inflows to a total of USD81 million year to date, of which USD52 million has arrived month to date. »

Source commodity ETF hits USD1 bn in assets

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 13:13

Source has announced that the Source Bloomberg Commodity UCITS ETF has hit USD1 billion of assets after just one month. »

ETF Securities reports record commodity ETP inflows

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 15:22

ETF Securities writes that last week saw the highest inflows into commodity ETP baskets since May 2016. The firm writes that following five years of underperformance, commodities made a come-back in 2016. »

Crude oil ETP inflows surged last week says ETF Securities

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 17:04

ETF Securities weekly flows analysis reports that the highest crude oil ETP inflows in 2017 are defying threats to the oil price recovery. The firm writes that crude oil ETP inflows surged to USD38 million last week despite expectations of rising oil supply capping further price recovery. »

WisdomTree sees record levels in leveraged oil ETFs

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 10:14

WisdomTree has seen turnover in its range of leveraged oil ETFs hit a record high of USD10 billion as investors have piled in to benefit from the dramatic recovery in the energy price. »

ETF Securities reports fourth consecutive week for gold inflows

Mon, 23/01/2017 - 14:51

Martin Arnold, Director FX & Macro Strategist at ETF Securities reports that gold inflows rebounded to their highest levels in 16 weeks, and the fourth consecutive week of inflows. Long Gold ETPs received USD65.4million which was the largest inflows across the commodity complex, he writes. »

ETF Securities reports last week saw a commodity rally

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 16:28

In its weekly comment on ETF data flows, ETF Securities reports that there have been the first inflows into crude oil ETPs since November 2016 as investors were encouraged by Saudi Arabia adhering to quota. »

Low cost commodity fund from Source

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 14:22

Source has launched a new ETF designed to offer access to commodities for half the cost of some competing funds. »

VanEck believes in longer term positive environment for gold

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 14:11

VanEck’s portfolio manager and gold strategist, Joe Foster, says that gold should be in a base-forming phase in 2017, as a precursor to a long-term bull market. »

Lyxor says European ETF flows continued to recover in December

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 15:22

Marlène Hassine-Konqui (pictured), Head of ETF Research at Lyxor ETF, writes that European ETF Market flows continued to recover in December 2016. According to Lyxor, net new assets during this month amounted to EUR4.7 billion, the highest level since September 2016. »

Gold ETPs gain following weakening dollar

Mon, 09/01/2017 - 15:36

In its weekly note on ETF flows, ETF Securities comments that mixed economic data and minutes from the Federal Reserve’s December meeting weighed on the US dollar, prompting USD69 million of inflows into precious metals. »

WisdomTree advises investors on investing in oil

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 14:05

WisdomTree Europe has written a note advising investors on trading oil, commenting on OPEC’s recent deal where the cartel would cut production by 1.2 million barrels a day while the non-OPEC countries also agreed a further reduction of 558,000 barrels a day. »

OPEC deal causes flight from long oil

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 12:13

WisdomTree Europe writes that investors have jettisoned long oil ETFs following OPEC’s recent decision to curb production, with USD43 million in redemptions from leveraged long positions and an 80 per cent year on year jump in trading volumes. »

VanEck gold strategist finds markets in fantasy mode

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 12:26

The markets have gone into fantasy mode since the US presidential election, according to Joe Foster, Portfolio Manager and Gold Strategist at VanEck. He writes that US stocks have reached new all-time highs, the US dollar has soared, copper has had a parabolic rise. However, the gold price fell. »

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