‘ Dow Jones Indexes ’

Assets in smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs reach new record

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
Assets in smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs reach new record

Assets invested in smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs have reached a new record high of $592 billion at the end of June 2017, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI. Smart beta equity ETF/ETP assets have increased by nearly 15% from $515bn during the first half of 2017.



Schwab files for first ETF launch in four years

Jul 19th, 2017 | By
Investors want more ETFs as smart beta stirs interest

Charles Schwab has filed a regulatory request with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to list its first ETF since 2013. The fund, named the Schwab 1000 Index ETF, will track an in-house index composed of the largest 1,000 US stocks by market cap putting the fund in direct competition with ETFs that track the Russell 1000 Index.



GICS reclassification to shake up sector ETFs

Jul 18th, 2017 | By

Potential changes to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) being proposed by MSCI and S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) could cause a shake-up of the constituents of ETFs tracking the telecom, technology and consumer discretionary sectors. The two indexing firms are currently running a consultation to potentially change the current telecommunications services sector to a new communications services sector.



Barclays and Time to launch suite of Fortune 500 indices

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
Barclays and Time to launch suite of Fortune 500 indices

Barclays and Time Inc have announced they have entered into an exclusive agreement to launch a new family of indices based on the Fortune 500, the annual list of the largest public and private corporations in the US ranked by revenue. The indices, which will focus on listed stocks, will be designed to be investable and thus suitable to underlie index-linked investment products such as ETFs.



Is a low VIX the calm before the storm for investors?

Jun 7th, 2017 | By
The calm before the storm - what does a low VIX really mean for investors

The VIX Index, a widely-followed measure of the uncertainty investors have around the short-term outlook for US equities, has been subdued for the best part of a year, despite a backdrop of seemingly heightened political uncertainty. So why is the VIX so low, and should investors be worried?



Arrow Funds adds two ETFs to E*TRADE’s commission-free platform

May 5th, 2017 | By
21 ETFs added to E*TRADE’s commission-free platform

Arrow Funds has placed two ArrowShares exchange-traded funds on E*TRADE’s commission-free ETF platform. The firm’s flagship ETF, the Arrow Dow Jones Global Yield ETF (NYSE: GYLD), as well as the Arrow DWA Tactical ETF (NASDAQ: DWAT) can now be bought and sold without paying brokerage commissions via E*TRADE’s platform.



Smart beta equity ETFs reach new record AUM, reports ETFGI

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By
Smart beta equity ETFs reach new record AUM, reports ETFGI

ETFGI, a London-based ETF industry consultant, has reported that assets invested in smart beta ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of $560 billion at the end of February 2017, up from $534bn at the end of the previous month. Record levels of assets were also reached for smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs listed in the US ($499bn), Europe ($39bn), Canada, (13bn) and Asia Pacific ex-Japan ($5bn).



Smart beta equity ETFs record 5-year annual growth of 31%

Feb 28th, 2017 | By
ETFGI: Assets in active ETFs/ETPs up by 31% in H1 2017

London-based ETF research and consultancy firm, ETFGI, has reported that smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs assets have experienced a 5-year compound annual growth rate of 30.6%, according to data up to the end of January 2017. The data also reveals that assets invested in smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of $534 billion at the end of January 2017.



Smart beta is key driver of innovation, say index providers

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By
First Trust rolls out European smart beta ETFs to Swiss Exchange

The Index Industry Association (IIA), a New York-based not-for-profit organisation, has released survey data revealing that the growth of smart beta has been the most significant driver of innovation in the sector, according to its members. IIA members include MSCI, FTSE Russell and S&P Dow Jones, all leading index providers to the ETF industry.



Dow Jones ETFs in focus as index reaches historic 20,000 milestone

Jan 26th, 2017 | By
Dow Jones ETFs in focus as index reaches historic 20,000 milestone

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has broken through the psychologically important 20,000 index level for the first time in its history, driven by increased optimism about the future of the US economy under President Trump’s stewardship. Financial stocks have been among the biggest winners since the election as investors bet on higher interest rates and less regulation in coming years. The bullish run has led to significant gains for related ETFs provided by SPDR ETFs, iShares and Lyxor.