Equities

Redwood launches emerging markets dividend ETF on Aequitas NEO

Aug 24th, 2017 | By
Redwood launches emerging markets dividend ETF on Aequitas NEO

Redwood Asset Management has launched the Redwood Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (REM) on Aequitas NEO Exchange in Canada. The actively managed fund targets exposure to high-quality, income-generating companies in developing countries while seeking to lower volatility compared to the broad market.



Indxx launches smart beta Japan dividend index

Aug 22nd, 2017 | By
Nikko: Japan’s inflation and monetary policy outlook

Indxx, an index provider headquartered in New York, has launched the Indxx Dominant Dividend Japan Index. The smart beta index gives exposure to 50 high dividend paying stocks domiciled in Japan. Indxx has indicated the index is suitable for use as the underlying for ETF creation.



WisdomTree: India one of the most exciting opportunities in emerging markets

Aug 21st, 2017 | By
Nizam Hamid , ETF strategist at WisdomTree in Europe.

By Nizam Hamid , ETF strategist at WisdomTree in Europe.

The Indian equity market, we believe, represents one of the most exciting opportunities in emerging markets with a dynamic, fast growing economy underpinned by structural reforms. Improving the business climate is a priority of government policy, with a focus on ease of doing business, bridging the skills gap through training, a domestic investment initiative and reducing bureaucracy.



First Trust switches ETF to Dorsey Wright momentum strategy

Aug 18th, 2017 | By
First Trust switches ETF to Dorsey Wright momentum strategy

First Trust has announced changes to the First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund (VIXH), transitioning the ETF to a new strategy that will harness investment advisory firm Dorsey, Wright & Associates’ research into relative strength analysis to rotate among large-cap equities and Treasuries. To reflect the changes, the fund will be rebranded the First Trust Dorsey Wright People’s Portfolio ETF (Nasdaq: DWPP).



VanEck: A wide moat is only half the battle

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
VanEck: A wide moat is only half the battle

Torsten Hunke, chief operating officer, VanEck Europe, discusses the investment process behind the Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index, used to underlie the VanEck Vectors Morningstar US Wide Moat UCITS ETF (LON: MOAT). Hunke explains that identifying stocks with wide economic moats (sustainable competitive advantages) is only half the battle; ascertaining which are trading below their fair values is equally as important.



First Trust: US bull market still has long way to go

Aug 14th, 2017 | By
Brian Wesbury, chief economist at First Trust Advisors.

By Brian Wesbury, chief economist at First Trust Advisors.

For many years now a relatively large contingent of analysts, investors and journalists has been convinced the stock market was in a bubble because the “Shiller PE” ratio was just too high. Back in August 2013, in our Monday Morning Outlook, we made our case that the Shiller model was too pessimistic. Now that looks like a pretty good call.



Transamerica launches new suite of strategic beta ETFs

Aug 14th, 2017 | By
Deutsche launches two strategic beta min vol ETFs

Transamerica Asset Management has launched four new strategic beta ETFs designed to provide core equity strategies with an embedded risk management feature. Called the Deltashares By Transamerica suite, the new ETFs are the first to track the S&P Manged Risk 2.0 Index Series, which offers exposure to a given segment of the equity market while seeking to control volatility.



SPDR ETFs: Three reasons why eurozone stocks have room to run

Aug 14th, 2017 | By
SPDR ETFs: Three reasons why eurozone stocks have room to run

By Matthew Bartolini, head of SPDR Americas research, State Street Global Advisors.

After a strong rally, eurozone stocks have lost momentum since May, hurt by a strengthening euro. In the past two months, the EURO Stoxx 50 Index has registered negative return in local currency and underperformed the S&P 500 Index by 5%, while flows into European equity ETFs have slowed to their lowest level since March.



Source launches GBP share class for MSCI Europe ex-UK ETF

Aug 14th, 2017 | By
Source launches GBP share class for MSCI Europe ex-UK ETF

European ETF provider Source has introduced a pound sterling-denominated share class for the Source MSCI Europe ex-UK UCITS ETF (LON: MXUK). Chris Mellor, equity product specialist at Source, commented: “Some investors may want to separate their exposures to Europe and the UK, especially with Brexit causing uncertainty around the outlook for the UK. This ETF effectively puts investors in control of the allocation.”



WisdomTree Canada adds non-hedged class to Europe Hedged Equity Index ETF

Aug 14th, 2017 | By
Evolve Funds launches gender diversity and cybersecurity ETFs in Canada

WisdomTree Canada has introduced non-hedged units of the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Index ETF (Toronto: EHE). EHE provides exposure to dividend-paying European equities while hedging exposure to fluctuations between the euro and the Canadian dollar. The new non-hedged units, (Ticker: EHE.B), will not be hedged back to the Canadian dollar.