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The truth about ETP liquidity

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
By Jason Guthrie, director of capital markets at WisdomTree in Europe.

By Jason Guthrie, director of capital markets at WisdomTree in Europe.

Misconceptions about ETPs are common and one is around an ETP’s available liquidity. Although the ability to trade ETPs intraday is well known, many institutional investors believe ETPs aren’t tradeable in institutional size. The reality, however, couldn’t be further from this belief.



ETF Securities forecasts mixed outlook for commodities in 2018

Jan 9th, 2018 | By
James Butterfill, head of research & investment strategy at ETF Securities

Broad commodity ETFs have enjoyed a decent start to 2018. From the low point in mid-December, the ETFS All Commodities (AIGC LN) has gained 5.6% with rallies in oil, industrial metals, precious metals, and agriculture. Despite the recent gains, James Butterfill, head of research & investment strategy at ETF Securities, is wary of interpreting this as a positive sign for broad commodities this year.



Gold and precious metals ETFs stage strong start to year, reports ETF Securities

Jan 8th, 2018 | By
Aneeka Gupta, Associate Director, Equity & Commodities Strategist, ETF Securities

Gold ETFs have staged a strong start to 2018, with ETF Securities reporting that its range of gold products received inflows of $19.2 million during the first week of the year. Precious metals ETFs also did well, gathering inflows worth $18.8m.



Caixin to launch China-focused commodity indices

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
Gao Erji, executive president of Caixin Insight.

Caixin Insight has announced that it has entered into a strategic cooperation with commodity trading fund Gresham Investment Management in order to create a series of Chinese commodity indices. Gao Erji, executive president of Caixin Insight, commented: “This strategic cooperation between our two companies will fill the gaps in the traded index market for Chinese commodity futures.”



WisdomTree: Why OPEC’s supply cut extension is structurally bullish for oil

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree: Why OPEC’s supply cut extension is structurally bullish for oil

By Nick Leung, research analyst at WisdomTree.

Investors holding a 3x leveraged oil ETP would have gained over 15% in the first week of November—more than 3x the return of front-month oil futures over the same period. Underpinning this is an easing supply glut and a potential OPEC supply cut extension — both of which, we believe, reaffirm the structural bull case for oil.



ETF Securities reports sizeable inflows into industrial metal ETFs

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
Industrial Metals ETFs ETF Securities

Industrial metals ETFs recorded their largest weekly inflows since August 2014, according to ETF Securities’ fund flows analysis, after the commodity segment saw $112.9 million in net new assets during the week ended 24 November 2017.



Precious metal investors finding profits in palladium ETFs

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
Precious metal investors find profits in palladium ETFs

Palladium-tracking ETFs, such as the ETFS Physical Palladium (PHPD LN), are amongst the top performing ETFs thus far this year (as of 27 November 2017), following a nearly 50% rise in the metal’s price year-to-date.



LGIM to buy ETF Securities’ European ETF platform

Nov 16th, 2017 | By
LGIM to buy ETF Securities’ European ETF platform

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has agreed to buy ETF Securities’ European ETF platform known as Canvas. The news comes two days after WisdomTree announced a deal to buy ETF Securities’ European ETP business. Graham Tuckwell, founder and chairman of ETF Securities, commented, “Combining the ETF expertise and capabilities of Canvas with the scale and reach of LGIM should be transformative for existing and new customers.”



S&P DJI announces S&P GSCI composition for 2018

Nov 13th, 2017 | By
S&P Dow Jones Indices announces S&P GSCI composition for 2018

S&P Dow Jones Indices has announced the composition and weights of the S&P GSCI Index for 2018. The S&P GSCI is a world production-weighted commodity index tracked by two US-listed ETFs. In 2018, the index will be composed of 24 exchange-traded futures contracts on physical commodities across five sectors – energy, industrial metals, precious metals, agricultural and livestock.



S&P DJI: Diwali gold buying may be the safest since 1996

Oct 18th, 2017 | By
S&P DJI: Diwali gold buying may be the safest since 1996

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

In light of the gold buying tradition for the upcoming Diwali festival in India, many might be wondering how valuable their gifts may be based on the price of gold. Several factors influence the price of gold that make timing gold as an investment difficult; however, now there might be upside potential for gold, especially since its volatility is so low.