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WisdomTree reports Trump win catches ETF investors out

Fri, 25/11/2016 - 09:46

 WisdomTree writes that Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US Presidential election caught many ETF investors out, as risk assets surprised to the upside and safe havens routed in the aftermath. »

Index funds and ETFs are past their sell by date author claims

Fri, 25/11/2016 - 08:00

Gervais Williams, managing director of Miton Group, has published a new book, ‘The Retreat of Globalisation’ warning: “Index funds have passed their sell-by date. Expect more change in the markets in the next three years than in the last thirty.” »

PowerShares to change listing of 27 ETFs

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 13:58

Exchange traded fund provider Invesco PowerShares Capital Management is changing the listing of 27 of its ETFs. »

Global X Funds changes index for Gold Explorers ETF

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 10:09

Exchange traded fund provider Global X Funds is changing the underlying index of the Global X Gold Explorers ETF, which will now track the Solactive Global Gold Explorers & Developers Total Return Index. »

Reality Shares Guard Indicator swings back into the red

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 13:19

Exchange traded fund (ETF) issuer Reality Shares anticipates that the second-longest bull market in history is likely to be over and a significant sell-off within the next three to six months is extremely likely, based on its Guard Indicator turning negative on 9 November. »

FlexShares launches Core Select Bond ETF

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 13:17

FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds, sponsored and managed by Northern Trust, has expanded its ETF offering for investors and financial advisers with a second actively managed fixed income ETF, the Core Select Bond Fund (NYSE: BNDC). »

Dan Draper, Invesco PowerShares

Factor ETFs help build better outcomes

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 11:11

Dan Draper (pictured), Global Head of PowerShares by Invesco, describes factors as the building blocks of portfolios – the DNA of a portfolio's return stream.  »

François Millet, Lyxor Asset Management

A year of take-off for smart beta

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 11:05

Francois Millet (pictured), head of ETF and index product development at Lyxor says that 2016 has been the year of true take-off for smart beta in the ETF space. Millet reports that end of September saw EUR25 billion in assets in smart beta ETFs for Lyxor in Europe, with some EUR6.5 billion in flows. »

Howei Li, ETF Securities

Robot theme captures investors’ appetite

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 11:01

Almost a decade since the 2008 crisis and following an extended period of low interest rates, investors are actively looking for new ways to create wealth. Alternative sources of return such as via thematic investing, have the potential to unlock these new pockets of opportunity.  »

Beverley Chandler, etfexpress

Factoring in a smart approach

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 10:53

Smart beta indexes and the ETFs based upon them have seen huge growth over recent years. Their ability to sit midway between active and passive investment management has endeared them to an audience of investors who have been floundering in a low interest rate and expensive equity environment. »

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