‘ Latin America ’

Direxion tempers leverage on ‘RC Volatility Response’ ETFs

May 18th, 2012 | By
Direxion tempers leverage on ‘RC Volatility Response’ ETFs

US-based ETF provider Direxion has announced plans to remove the leverage capacity built in to its suite of dynamic ‘Risk-Control Volatility Response’ ETFs. During times of low, below-target volatility, the exposure to equities will, as of 14 June, be capped at 100%, compared to the current level of 150%. The funds affected are the Direxion S&P 1500 RC Volatility Response Shares (VSPR), the Direxion S&P 500 RC Volatility Response Shares (VSPY) and the Direxion S&P Latin America 40 RC Volatility Response Shares (VLAT).



JP Morgan sponsors two additional Pimco ETFs on Mexican exchange

Apr 12th, 2012 | By
JP Morgan sponsors two additional Pimco ETFs on Mexican exchange

JP Morgan has been appointed by Pimco, a leading global investment management firm, to offer two of its US-registered ETFs, the Pimco 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF (HYS) and the Pimco 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF (ZROZ), on the international segment of the Mexican Stock Exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores. The two ETFs are in addition to the existing five PIMCO ETFs previously sponsored by JP Morgan on the same exchange.



iShares expands London range with local EM Asia debt and Mexico equity ETFs

Mar 9th, 2012 | By
iShares has expanded its London-listed range with the launch of an EM Asia local debt bond ETF and a single-country equity ETF tracking Mexico.

iShares has launched two new funds on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), expanding its range of emerging market products across fixed income and equities. The two new funds, the iShares Barclays Capital EM Asia Local Govt Capped Bond ETF (SGEA) and the iShares MSCI Mexico IMI Capped ETF (SMEX), are designed to meet the needs of investors searching for new sources of income and single-country emerging market exposure, respectively.



CBOE and CFE to expand ETF-based volatility index products

Feb 17th, 2012 | By
CBOE and CFE to expand ETF-based volatility index products

CBOE Holdings has announced that the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and CBOE Futures Exchange will launch two new ETF-based volatility index products in the coming weeks: the CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index security futures (VXEW) and the CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index options (VXEWZ). The calculation of the CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index is derived from applying CBOE’s VIX methodology to the prices of CBOE listed options on the iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF.



Brazil ETFs: After recent stock market falls, now is the time to consider Brazil

Feb 13th, 2012 | By
Brazil ETFs - After recent stock market falls, now is the time to consider an investment in Brazil

Edward Bland, Head of Research at Duncan Lawrie Private Bank, believes that, after recent stock market falls, now is the time to consider an investment in Brazil: “A tremendous amount of investment is being undertaken in order to get Brazil’s infrastructure up to date and ready to host the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016. On the corporate side, things are equally healthy. Add to this robust domestic consumption and growing real wages, and you have a recipe for strong economic growth.”



Direxion launches dynamic “volatility response” ETFs

Jan 11th, 2012 | By
Traders voice concerns over growth of passive investing

Direxion, the ETF provider perhaps best known for its range of triple-leveraged funds popular with high-frequency traders, is fast becoming a name in the buy-and-hold space, after the US-based company announced that it had launched a range of ETFs tracking the S&P Dynamic Rebalancing Risk Control Index Series.



Emerging market bond ETFs well positioned to withstand global downturn

Dec 28th, 2011 | By
Emerging market bond ETFs well positioned to withstand global downturn

With superior fundamentals, sovereign bonds of emerging market nations may be better positioned to withstand a global downturn, while at the same time offering investors the opportunity to generate strong returns without the level of volatility seen with equities. Moreover, as these nations grow in wealth, their currencies should appreciate, leading to gains for sterling investors.



Latin America ETFs: Commodities and domestic consumption boost LatAm equities

Oct 26th, 2011 | By
Latin America ETFs - Commodities and domestic consumption boost LatAm equities

Once associated with coups, financial crises and political instability, Latin America has transformed itself over the past 10 years to become an important engine of global economic growth. The region’s commitment to robust fiscal and monetary policy has created an environment conducive to domestic investment and consumption-led growth, while the region’s bountiful natural resources have stimulated foreign direct investment and bolstered government finances.