‘ Gold and Precious Metals ’

Global ETP flows in April fueled by fixed income

May 10th, 2018 | By

Commenting on flows in the EMEA region, Wei Li, head of iShares EMEA investment strategy at BlackRock, said, “Fixed income flows returned to positive territory in April as $1.5bn flowed into EMEA-listed ETPs. Emerging market debt and investment grade ETPs continued to be unpopular, with outflows totalling $475m.”



Gold ETFs enjoy strongest inflows for over a year

May 9th, 2018 | By
Gold ETFs increased AUM 3% ($3.1bn) in April.

Global gold-backed ETFs/ETPs (hereafter ETFs) enjoyed their strongest month of net inflows during April since early 2017, according to data from the World Gold Council. Despite a 1% drop in the gold price over the month, flows into gold ETFs remained steady throughout April leading to an increase in assets under management of 3% ($3.1bn).



World Gold Council to launch new low-fee gold ETF

May 9th, 2018 | By
Royal Canadian Mint offers alternative to gold ETCs

The World Gold Council (WGC) is anticipated to launch a new gold-backed ETF, reports Reuters. The WGC owns the world’s largest gold-backed ETF—the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD US), which is marketed by ETF giant SSGA— but is creating a second gold offering with lower management fees.



Aberdeen Standard acquires ETF Securities’ US operations

Apr 30th, 2018 | By
Aberdeen Standard acquires ETF Securities’ US operations

Aberdeen Standard Investments has acquired the US operations of ETF Securities. The deal sees Aberdeen Standard take charge of a $2.8bn suite of commodity ETPs while also providing the firm with the platform and expertise to launch their own strategies within the ETF wrapper. Chris Demetriou, CEO-Americas at Aberdeen Standard Investments, said, “The expansion of our capabilities into the ETF space shows our commitment to providing the largest range of solutions to our clients in the US.”



Four reasons underperforming gold equities may be about to turn

Apr 26th, 2018 | By
VanEck: Gold reacts to dwindling reflation trade

By Joe Foster, portfolio manager and strategist, VanEck.

Lack of investor interest and misguided cost concerns have been fuelling underperformance in gold equity for some time but perhaps the market is now reaching a turning point.



Three new iShares ETFs cross-listed on Xetra

Apr 25th, 2018 | By
BlackRock has cross-listed three of its iShares ETFs on Xetra

BlackRock has cross-listed three iShares ETFs onto Xetra. The new listings, which are not related, are traded in euros and offer access to global small-cap equities, companies operating in the automation and robotics industry, and a broadly diversified portfolio of commodity futures contracts.



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.



Will you miss the commodity comeback?

Mar 8th, 2018 | By
Florian Ginez, research analyst at WisdomTree in Europe

By Florian Ginez, research analyst at WisdomTree in Europe.

Do commodities have a place in a portfolio? This is an interesting question in today’s environment. Those of us who have read various finance text books including sections on the benefits of things like “asset allocation” and “diversification” would, almost without thinking, say “yes.” But if we look at the reality of what market participants have experienced in the past five years, we then recognize that, behaviourally, what has been practiced may look quite different.



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.



UBS introduces GBP-hedged share classes on two commodity ETFs

Mar 7th, 2018 | By
UBS introduces GBP-hedging on Bloomberg commodity ETFs

UBS has extended its currency-hedged product suite with the introduction of pound sterling-hedged share classes on a pair of commodity ETFs. They are the UBS CMCI ex-Agriculture SF UCITS (hedged to GBP) ETF (CCXAG SW) and the UBS Bloomberg Commodity CMCI SF UCITS (hedged to GBP) ETF (BCCMG SW).