‘ ETNs and ETCs ’

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

Mar 13th, 2018 | By
Industrial metal ETPs see inflows at investors shrug off trade-war threats

ETF Securities has announced that its industrial metal ETPs saw net inflows of $9 million during the week ended 9 March 2018. According to the London-based ETP provider, the flows indicate cyclical optimism among investors despite threats of a trade-war dominating news headlines.



Gold ETFs see net outflows globally in February

Mar 8th, 2018 | By
Gold ETFs see net outflows globally in February

Gold-backed ETFs (including ETPs) lost 5.1 tonnes of gold during February as investors redeemed assets on the back of a decreasing gold price and increasing volatility, according to data from the World Gold Council.



ETFs not to blame for market sell-off, says new Fed Chair

Feb 28th, 2018 | By
Fed Chair Jerome Powell

“ETFs were not at the heart of the market decline”, said new Fed Chair Jerome Powell during his testimony to the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday. In February, markets had the worst week since January 2016, and the eighth worst since 2008. The S&P 500 Index, underlying reference of the $275bn SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY US), fell 10% between 26th January and 8th February. Powell was asked to respond to a WSJ article which suggested that the close correlation between sectors during that period of volatility was driven by the growing popularity of ETFs.



WisdomTree: How to trade the Brent/WTI oil spread using short and leveraged ETPs

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
WisdomTree: How to trade the Brent/WTI oil spread using short and leveraged ETPs

By Nick Leung, research analyst at WisdomTree in Europe.

A widening oil spread presents trading opportunities for oil investors. In this brief, we examine how short and leveraged oil ETPs can be used to efficiently trade oil price movements.



Commerzbank cross-lists Comstage ccy-hedged ex-agri commodity ETF on SIX

Jan 30th, 2018 | By
Commerzbank launches STOXX Europe 600 ETF on Deutsche Börse

Commerzbank has cross-listed the ComStage CBK Commodity ex-Agri Monthly EUR Hedged UCITS ETF (CBACOM SW) on Zurich’s SIX Swiss Exchange, providing exposure to a basket of commodity futures excluding agriculture.



GraniteShares launches cheapest platinum ETF in US

Jan 24th, 2018 | By
GraniteShares launches cheapest platinum-tracking ETF in US

New York-based ETF startup GraniteShares has unveiled the lowest cost physical platinum ETF available in the US – the GraniteShares Platinum Trust (PLTM US) – with an annual management fee of 50 basis points.



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.”