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ETF Securities: USD will fall in 2016 and present upside opportunities for industrial commodities

Thu, 14/01/2016 - 10:01

The message is clear, if not contrarian: the US dollar, far from strengthening on the back of the US Federal Reserve’s expected rate hike, will start to weaken in Q1 2016. At the same time, commodities could start to climb out of what James Butterfill (pictured), Executive Director – Head of Research & Executive Strategy at ETF Securities, refers to as a period of “peak bearishness”.  »

European ETF figures from ETFGI show over 30 per cent growth in assets

Thu, 14/01/2016 - 08:58

ETFGI’s 2015 ETF report reveals that ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe gathered USD82.0 billion in net new assets in 2015 which is 32.5 per cent above the prior record level of  USD61.8 billion gathered in 2014.  This marks the 14th consecutive month of positive net inflows. »

United States Commodity Funds lowers management fees on three ETPs

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 17:11

United States Commodity Funds (USCF) is lowering the management fees of three of its exchange-traded products ETPs. »

Two iShares bond index ETFs launch on Xetra

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 17:10

BlackRock has launched two new iShares bond index ETFs on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Tuesday. »

US ETF assets down in 2015

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 14:23

ETFGI’s figures show that ETFs/ETPs listed in the US had a drop in net new assets in 2015, down from their 2014 high. »

Van Eck gold report finds possible end to the worst of times

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 14:10

Joe Foster, Gold Strategist with Van Eck Global, reports in his latest market review that gold markets were tormented by rate hike intrigue over 2015. »

BlackRock builds sustainable product range with fixed income ETF

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 14:00

BlackRock has launched a sustainable bond exchange-traded fund in response to growing demand for investments that incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. »

BlackRock expands European fixed income ETF range

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 10:43

BlackRock has launched a sub-investment grade corporate bond fund. »

Currency hedged global bond ETF from Lombard Odier and ETF Securities

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 10:01

The Lombard Odier Investment Managers and ETF Securities partnership has listed a GBP hedged version of the ETFS Lombard Odier IM Global Corporate Bond Fundamental GO UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange.   »

Three new UBS smart beta ETFs launched on Xetra

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 09:11

Three new smart beta ETFs issued by UBS Global Asset Management has launched three new smart beta exchange traded funds (ETFs) on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt. »

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