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Option strategies in ETFs act as a buffer during volatile markets

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
Volatility ETFs Horizons Covered Call

By Horizons ETFs US.

As we move further into the remainder of the year, investors are taking a closer look at new strategies that can be used within portfolios that may help protect against potential drawdowns and possibly increase income in volatile environments. This new focus on protection and income have many looking at options and option strategies through the use of ETFs.



Canadian ETF industry see highest asset growth in almost two years

Feb 19th, 2018 | By
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Assets invested in ETFs listed in Canada grew by $4.9 billion in January 2018 to reach a record high of $122bn at the end of the month, according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI. The surge in assets represents the greatest absolute monthly increase for the Canadian ETF industry in almost two years.



Mirae anchors US presence by buying ETF provider Global X

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Taeyong Lee, President, Global Head of ETFs for Mirae Asset

Global X, the seventeenth-largest US-based ETF issuer, has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of its fully diluted shares to Mirae Asset Global Investments, an independent financial services business based in Asia. “With Global X on board, we are now connecting one of the most successful US ETF firms to a prominent Asian-based global ETF manager, creating a powerful ETF platform.” said Taeyong Lee, president, global head of ETFs for Mirae Asset.



Horizons launches actively managed hedged US dividend ETF

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
Cboe Vest launches S&P 500 dividend aristocrats ETF

Horizons ETFs Management US has launched the Horizons Cadence Hedged US Dividend Yield ETF (USDY US) on Cboe ETF Marketplace. Co-managed with Cadence Capital Management, USDY is an actively managed multi-factor ETF that invests in US large-cap dividend payers while offering downside protection through the use of an option overlay strategy.



Another marijuana ETF launches to meet growing demand

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
Steve Hawkins, President and Co-CEO of Horizons ETFs

Horizons ETF Management has launched the Horizons Emerging Marijuana Growers Index ETF (HMJR CN) on the NEO Exchange, tracking small-cap stocks primarily from North America which are involved in the cultivation, production and/or distribution of marijuana. “HMJR will exclusively invest in marijuana growers that, in our view, are well-positioned to take part in the global growth of the marijuana sector,” said Steve Hawkins, President and Co-CEO of Horizons ETFs.



Horizons enters partnership with Cadence to launch active ETFs

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By
Horizons enters partnership with Cadence to launch active ETFs

Horizons ETFs Management US has entered into a strategic partnership with Cadence Capital Management to develop a series of actively managed ETFs due to launch early in 2018. The first fund will be a US equity strategy that focuses on high-quality companies from the Russell 1000 Index with above average dividend yields.



Horizons launches Canada’s first AI-driven ETF

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By
Horizons launches Canada’s first robotics ETF

Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons Active AI Global Equity ETF (MIND) on the Toronto Stock Exchange. MIND is Canada’s first ETF to use artificial intelligence for all security selection decisions. Steve Hawkins, president and co-CEO of Horizons ETFs, commented: “Unlike today’s portfolio managers who may be susceptible to investor biases such as overconfidence or cognitive dissonance, MIND is devoid of all emotion. It is purely systematic in how it makes investment decisions.”



Horizons launches actively managed international dividend ETF

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Horizons launches Canada’s first robotics ETF

Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons Active Intl Developed Markets Equity ETF (HADM), an actively managed ETF providing exposure to international dividend-paying stocks. Steve Hawkins, president and co-CEO of Horizons ETFs, commented: “Now that Canadians are so aggressively investing outside of Canada using ETFs, we felt it was very important to give them access to an active ETF strategy, focusing on dividend stocks in the EAFE regions.”



Horizons ETFs launches developed markets futures ETF

Sep 28th, 2017 | By
Horizons ETFs launches developed markets futures ETF

Horizons ETFs Management Canada has launched the Horizons Intl Developed Markets Equity Index ETF (TSX: HXDM). The ETF gives indirect exposure to developed market equities, excluding North America.



Horizons changes index of S&P 500 covered call ETF

Sep 26th, 2017 | By
Option strategies in ETFs act as a buffer during volatile markets

Horizons ETFs Management has changed the underlying index for the Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF (NYSE Arca: HSPX). According to Jonathan Molchan, head of product development at Horizons ETFs, the primary rationale behind the conversion was to “enhance the tax efficiency of the covered call strategy”.