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

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree: How to trade the Brent/WTI oil spread using short and leveraged ETPs

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 metal ETPs see inflows at investors shrug off trade-war threats

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.

Gold ETFs face short-term headwinds, reports VanEck

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By
Gold ETFs face short-term headwinds, reports VanEck

ETFs that offer exposure to gold are expected to face headwinds in the coming months, as a number of factors look set to put pressure on the gold price in the near term, according to a new research note from VanEck.

Stretched equity valuations triggering gold ETF inflows

Nov 21st, 2017 | By
Stretched equity valuations triggering gold inflows, says ETF Securities

Stretched equity valuations have prompted the fourth consecutive week of inflows into gold ETFs, according to the latest ETF Securities’ fund flows report – a weekly analysis of capital flows across the firm’s entire ETF range.

WisdomTree to acquire ETF Securities’ European ETP business

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree to acquire ETF Securities’ European business

WisdomTree has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the European exchange-traded product operations of London-based ETF Securities, comprising 307 ETPs, including commodity, currency, and short & leveraged exposures, with over $17.6 billion of AUM combined. Graham Tuckwell, founder and chairman of ETF Securities, commented: “I believe this combination creates a uniquely positioned firm which will flourish in the years ahead, continuing to deliver huge value for customers and stakeholders.”

Gold demand down amid dampened ETF flows, reports World Gold Council

Nov 13th, 2017 | By
Gold demand down 9% as gold ETF flows slow, reports World Gold Council

Global gold demand was 915 tonnes during Q3 2017, a fall of 9% compared to the same quarter last year, due in part to gold ETF inflows being substantially lower than in 2016. These were the findings of the World Gold Council’s (WGC) Gold Demand Trends for Q3 2017.

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.

Oil price rally leads to profit taking, reports ETF Securities

Nov 8th, 2017 | By
ETF Securities expands Brent crude ETC range as geopolitical tensions rise

Weekly flows analysis from ETF Securities shows that oil ETFs saw outflows of $73 million on the back of profit taking during the week commencing 30 October. Oil has risen steadily in price since the summer and the outflows come as Brent crude closed at a two-year high of $64.27 on 6 November.

2018 target weights announced for Bloomberg Commodity Index

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
2018 target weights announced for Bloomberg Commodity Index

Bloomberg has announced the 2018 target weights and composition of the Bloomberg Commodity Index (BCOM), a well-known benchmark for the performance of the broad commodities universe. The rebalancing, effective January 2018, is set to affect several large ETFs that track the flagship index.