With the growth factor disappearing in the rear-view mirror, recent talk has been all about value, but Simeon Hyman, Head of Investment Strategy at USD54 billion ETF issuer ProShares, reminds us that momentum is important too.
John Reade, Chief Market Strategist at the World Gold Council, comments on why gold-backed ETFs and Net Managed positions have bounced back following the release of the US’s inflation figures last week.
David Mann (pictured), Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs at Franklin Templeton has been contemplating the hybrid nature of ETFs and the importance of considering trading volume when selecting them. Investors traditionally take into account ETF trading volume when they are selecting an ETF, he says, but these days investors might be trading over different time frames.
AJ Bell has issued a comment on the recent news that the S&P Global Clean Energy Index has been significantly revised, prompting changes in ETFs tracking this index.
The UK’s Investment Association to include ETFs, ‘bumping up visibility’ says AJ Bell’s Laith Khalaf
Back in December, the UK’s Investment Association (IA) announced that from 19 April 2021, ETFs will be included in their sectors, with the inclusion coinciding with the division of the IA Global Bonds sector, which will be split into 14 new sectors.
As bitcoin continues to trend upward, recently passing the USD60,000 mark, against a year ago when the asset was trading just above USD5,000, Florian Ginez (pictured), Associate Director, Quantitative Research, WisdomTree has explored the reasons behind the increased investor demand.
2019 saw South Korean firm Qraft Technologies launch its first two ETFs, through US white labeller ETC, using an investment process based on a proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) security selection process that extracts patterns from analysing data.
In this most interesting of years, fixed income ETFs have enjoyed the best of times and the worst of times. Gene Tannuzzo, Deputy Global Head of Fixed Income at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, which has USD498 billion in assets, comments that year to date, fixed income returns look ‘very average, but they arrived there in an unusual way’.
Commenting on yesterday’s news of Global X’s expansion into Europe, Luis Berruga, CEO at Global X says: “Europe is the second largest ETF market in the world with over USD1 trillion in assets and I think that number will triple over the next four to five years, so as a global player, we wanted to enter the European market.”
Cloud technology ETF highlights developments and opportunities in cloud computing sector, says Ginsberg
nthony Ginsberg, Co-Creator of HAN-GINs Cloud Technology UCITS ETF (SKYY), a cloud computing-focused ETF, expects growth in the sector to accelerate and is predicting more M&A corporate activity in the cloud space, particularly amongst cloud security firms.