Equities

First Trust launches equally weighted DJIA ETF

Aug 11th, 2017 | By
Ryan Issakainen, senior vice president, exchange-traded fund strategist at First Trust Advisors.

First Trust Advisors has launched the First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF (NYSE Arca: EDOW), providing equally weighted exposure to the 30 constituents of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). Ryan Issakainen, senior vice president, ETF strategist at First Trust Advisors, commented: “We believe that the equally weighted version of this index is a noteworthy enhancement for ETF investors, in comparison to the traditional price-weighted version.”



WisdomTree adds A-Share exposure to EM and China ETFs

Aug 11th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree adds A-Share exposure to emerging market and China ETFs

WisdomTree has announced it is adding China A Share exposure to two of its ETFs, the WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund (NYSE Arca: XSOE) and the WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund (Nasdaq: CXSE). The funds underlying indices will make the changes following a special rebalance scheduled to occur after the close of business on 11 August 2017.



BlackRock launches iShares US ‘pure revenue’ ETF

Aug 11th, 2017 | By
BlackRock launches iShares US ‘pure revenue’ ETF

BlackRock has launched the iShares Russell 1000 Pure US Revenue ETF (Nasdaq: AMCA), providing exposure to US large- and mid-cap equities which derive the vast majority of their revenue from within the United States. AMCA may provide an efficient means for investors to place a bet on the continuing strength of the US economy.



IG picks six of the best US equity ETFs

Aug 10th, 2017 | By
IG picks six of the best US ETFs

By Oliver Smith, portfolio manager at IG.

The US market has been a huge growth area for ETFs and index funds, with falling fees enabling investors to get exposure at a very low cost. More recently a number of new products targeting different parts of the market have been launched in the UK. In this piece we take a look at six of the best US ETFs to consider for your portfolio.



Deutsche introduces GBP-hedged MSCI World ETF to Switzerland

Aug 10th, 2017 | By
Deutsche introduces GBP-hedged MSCI World ETF to Switzerland

Deutsche Asset Management has launched a new share class for the db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF, listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. The new share class (Ticker: XDWG) allows investors to gain access to the performance of the MSCI World Index, a widely followed benchmark for global equities performance, while hedging currency risk relative to the British pound.



UBS cross-lists six GBP-hedged equity ETFs on SIX

Aug 9th, 2017 | By
UBS cross-lists six GBP-hedged equity ETFs on SIX

UBS has cross-listed six ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange, providing currency-hedged exposure to the performance of equities listed in the US, the eurozone or Japan. The ETFs track broad-market indices created by MSCI and offer either accumulating or distributing treatment of income generated within their portfolios.



Harvest launches FTSE China A50 ETF in Shanghai

Aug 8th, 2017 | By
Harvest launches FTSE China A50 ETF in Shanghai

Harvest Fund Management has launched the Harvest FTSE China A50 Index ETF on Shanghai Stock Exchange, offering investors a new channel to participate in the growing blue-chip market in China. The fund is the first domestically listed ETF to track a FTSE Russell index.



Deutsche rolls out GBP-hedged share class for MSCI World ETF

Aug 8th, 2017 | By
British Pounds Sterling

Deutsche Asset Management has launched a new share class for its db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The new share class (Ticker: XDWG) allows investors to gain access to the performance of the MSCI World Index, a widely followed benchmark for global equities performance, while hedging currency risk relative to the British pound.



European basic resources sector ETFs making gains

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
Market Vectors launches unconventional oil & gas ETF

Exchange-traded funds tracking the STOXX 600 Europe Basic Resources Index have recorded impressive returns recently with the index gaining over 10% in the month to 25 July 2017. The index is tracked by ETFs from Lyxor, iShares, Deutsche Asset Management, ComStage and Source.



Horizons slashes fees on DAX Germany ETF

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
National Bank of Canada goes commission free for all US-listed ETFs

Horizons ETFs has reduced the total expense ratio for the Horizons DAX Germany ETF (Nasdaq: DAX) from 0.45% to 0.20%, enhancing the fund’s affordability for investors wishing to track the German economy. The 25 basis point reduction represents a 55% decrease in the ETF’s cost to investors.