‘ ETNs and ETCs ’

Oil investors take profits on price rise, reports ETF Securities

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
Oil investors take profits on price rise reports ETF Securities

ETF Securities has reported that the 6% oil price rise seen during the week beginning 24 July 2017 has led to outflows of $53 million as ETF/ETP investors took profits. The recent US inventory drawdown was much greater than expected, providing the catalyst for the recent price appreciation.



S&P DJI reports energy sector posted best July since 2004

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
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By Jodie Gunzberg, head of commodities indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

The S&P GSCI Energy Total Return Index gained 8.1% in July, the most for a July in 13 years, led by petroleum that was up 9.2%. Finally the fundamentals may be showing the oil market is starting to rebalance with the rest of the commodities.



Silver outshines gold, reports ETF Securities

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Nitesh Shah, Commodity Strategist at ETF Securities

Flows analysis by ETF Securities for the week beginning 17 July 2017 shows that silver was the precious metal of choice for investors as silver ETPs recorded inflows of $17 million compared to outflows of $29m seen by gold ETPs. Nitesh Shah, director, commodity research at ETF Securities, commented: “With continued economic strength, investors have sided with silver as it has higher upside potential in periods of cyclical growth.”



ETF Securities rolls out new Bloomberg commodity ETFs

Jul 11th, 2017 | By
ETF Securities rolls out new Bloomberg commodity ETFs

London-based ETF Securities has listed two new broad commodity ETFs on the London Stock Exchange, tracking two indices from the Bloomberg Commodity Index family. The ETFS All Commodities GO UCITS ETF tracks a broad index of front month commodity futures while the ETFS Longer Dated All Commodities Ex-Agriculture and Livestock GO UCITS ETF tracks an index of longer-dated commodity futures on energy and metals.



S&P DJI: Energy sector records worst start in 19 years

Jul 11th, 2017 | By
S&P DJI: Energy sector records worst start in 19 years

By Jodie Gunzberg, head of commodities indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Commodities just had their worst start in seven years.  The S&P GSCI Total Return Index lost 10.2% year-to-date (YTD) ending 30 June 2017, logging its worst first half performance since the first six months of 2010 when it lost 11.2%.



ETF Securities: Gold ETPs see outflows as ECB and BOE turn hawkish

Jul 3rd, 2017 | By
ETF Securities: Gold ETPs see outflows as ECB and BOE turn hawkish

Gold ETPs saw their largest weekly outflows in over six months during the week beginning 26 June in response to hawkish comments from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BOE), as well as the release of higher than expected inflation data in Germany, according to the weekly flows analysis from ETF Securities.



Rising rates could boost oil ETFs finds S&P DJI

Jun 14th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree cross-lists Boost inverse and leveraged oil ETPs on LSE

Analysis from S&P Dow Jones Indices ahead of the rate announcement by the Federal Reserve on 14 June assesses the historical impact of rising interest rates on various commodities. 



Inverse sterling ETFs in demand following UK election result

Jun 14th, 2017 | By
Edith Southammakosane, multi-asset strategist at ETF Securities

Investors reacted to the UK election on 9 June 2017 by increasing their exposure to short GBP ETPs, according to ETF Securities’ weekly ETF/ETP flows analysis.



Malaysian Securities Commission pushes ETF growth

May 30th, 2017 | By
SSgA launches SPDR Citi Asia Local Government Bond ETF

A task force on exchange traded funds (ETFs) for Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has released a set of key recommendations aimed at attracting greater investor participation and incentivising ETF issuers in the Malaysian market.



OPEC and oil prices: Looking ahead to the May meeting

May 19th, 2017 | By
Greg Sharenow, real assets portfolio manager at PIMCO.

By Greg Sharenow, real assets portfolio manager at PIMCO.

For all the attention paid to changes in US shale output, OPEC is capable of swinging oil balances more in a single month than US shale can in a year. As a result, any oil outlook must make some material assumptions about OPEC’s intentions at the upcoming meetings later this month and in November.