‘ Leveraged and Inverse ETFs ’

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.



LSE enjoys flurry of new ETF listings, but on-exchange trading volumes fall flat

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
LSE enjoys flurry of new ETF listings, but on-exchange trading volumes fall flat

Ten new ETFs and 27 ETPs were listed on London Stock Exchange in December 2017, making it exchange’s busiest month of the year for new listings. On-exchange ETF/ETP trading, however, was down for the month and broadly flat for the year.



WisdomTree: Hedging duration risk using inverse ETFs

Jan 4th, 2018 | By
Viktor Nossek , director of research at WisdomTree in Europe.

By Viktor Nossek, director of research at WisdomTree in Europe.

In articulating its exit-plan from the QE programme in October, the ECB delivered a clear message:  the eurozone economic recovery is self-sustaining and no longer in need of exceptionally loose stimulus. Deflationary risks are increasingly remote. As a result, a precedent may have been set for the eurozone’s safe haven assets to come under pressure in the near future.



VelocityShares introduces first 4x leveraged ETPs to US

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
VelocityShares introduces first 4x leveraged ETPs to US

VelocityShares, the inverse and leveraged ETF brand of Janus Henderson Group, has launched a suite of ten quadruple-leveraged currency ETPs on NYSE Arca. Nick Cherney, senior vice president and head of ETPs for Janus Henderson, said, “This launch further demonstrates our dedication to developing sophisticated ETPs for institutional investors.”



WisdomTree launches three inverse government bond ETPs

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree launches three inverse government bond ETPs

WisdomTree has launched three new Boost ETPs offering investors inverse exposure to UK Gilts, and triple inverse exposure to German Bunds and US Treasuries. Jose Poncela, head of ETNs at WisdomTree, Europe, said: “We’re excited to be launching three inverse fixed income ETPs at a time when such products are attracting the majority of flows year-to-date in the European short-and-leveraged market.”



WisdomTree: Why OPEC’s supply cut extension is structurally bullish for oil

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree: Why OPEC’s supply cut extension is structurally bullish for oil

By Nick Leung, research analyst at WisdomTree.

Investors holding a 3x leveraged oil ETP would have gained over 15% in the first week of November—more than 3x the return of front-month oil futures over the same period. Underpinning this is an easing supply glut and a potential OPEC supply cut extension — both of which, we believe, reaffirm the structural bull case for oil.



Direxion launches 3x leveraged pharmaceuticals ETF

Nov 15th, 2017 | By
Direxion launches 3x leveraged pharmaceuticals ETF

Direxion, the US-based leveraged and inverse ETF specialist, has launched the Direxion Daily Pharmaceutical Bull 3X Shares (PILL US). The ETF seeks to achieve 300% of the daily performance of the Dynamic Pharmaceutical Intellidex Index, an index composed of 30 US pharmaceutical companies identified by NYSE’s Intellidex methodology as having the greatest potential for capital appreciation.



Inverse & leveraged ETF AUM reaching record highs, finds ETFGI

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
AUM in inverse & leveraged ETFs reaching record highs, finds ETFGI

Assets invested in inverse and leveraged ETFs listed globally increased 14.1% in the first nine months of 2017 to reach a new record high of $77.1 billion, according to London-based ETF industry consultant ETFGI.



Are ETF investors losing confidence in the European recovery?

Nov 1st, 2017 | By
ETFs in Europe hit €620bn in AUM, reports Thomson Reuters

Analysis of recent ETF flows signals ETF investors might be losing confidence in the European recovery story that has become something of a consensus trade lately.



Direxion to change index for leveraged small-cap ETF

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By
Direxion changes index for leveraged small cap ETF

New York-based ETF provider Direxion is changing the underlying index of the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 1.25X Shares (NYSE Arca: LLSC). As of 1 December 2017, the fund will switch from using the Russell 2000 Index to the S&P Small Cap 600 Index.