‘ Leveraged and Inverse ETFs ’

FTSE Russell announces changes to the Industry Classification Benchmark

Sep 7th, 2017 | By
Creation of official GICS real estate sector to change MSCI- and S&P-linked ETFs

Index provider FTSE Russell has announced changes to its Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB), a classification taxonomy used to segregate markets into industries and sectors. The adjustments include real estate becoming the eleventh ICB Industry, as well as a reshuffle of the telecommunications sector to better reflect the present state of industry evolution.

Direxion to close 12 inverse & leveraged sector ETFs

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
Direxion to close 12 inverse & leveraged sector ETFs

Inverse and leveraged ETF provider Direxion has announced its decision to close and liquidate twelve funds, each providing investors with a targeted sector play. All but one of the funds scheduled for closure offer inverse exposure to their underlying index, indicating the effect the ongoing equities bull market has had on demand for bearish products.

Short USD ETF flows jump as hopes of Trump bump slump

Aug 22nd, 2017 | By
Short USD ETF flows jump as hopes of Trump bump policies slump, reports ETF Securities

ETF Securities has reported a rise in flows into its short US dollar ETFs in its latest weekly flows analysis for the week starting 14 August 2017. Morgane Delledonne, fixed income strategist at ETF Securites, identified the unclear commitments of Trump’s administration around pro-growth policies as the driver behind the flows.

ProShares to close 13 ETFs

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
Direxion to close 12 inverse & leveraged sector ETFs

ProShares, a US-based provider specializing in inverse and leveraged ETFs, has announced it is closing 13 funds in its line-up. 

Fubon launches Hang Seng H-Share ETF in Taiwan

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
Fubon launches Hang Seng H-Share ETF in Taiwan

Taipei-headquartered Fubon Asset Management has launched the Fubon Hang Seng H-Share ETF (00700) on Taiwan Stock Exchange, providing access to the performance of mainland China enterprises listed in Hong Kong.

Samsung AM to close four inverse and leveraged ETPs

Jul 19th, 2017 | By
Samsung AM to close four inverse and leveraged ETPs

Hong Kong-based Samsung Asset Management has announced it is closing four of its leveraged and inverse ETPs which provide exposure to equities listed in South Korea or Japan. The last trading day for the ETPs will be 31 July 2017 and their proposed termination date will be on or around 29 September 2017.

Direxion launches triple leveraged Euro Stoxx 50 ETF

Jul 13th, 2017 | By
Sylvia Jablonski, managing director at Direxion

Direxion has launched the Direxion Daily Euro Stoxx 50 Bull 3X Shares (EUXL) which provides 300% of the daily performance of the Euro Stoxx 50 Index. Sylvia Jablonski, managing director at Direxion, said: “As political risks dissipate following the results of the French elections, the eurozone economy strengthens and prospects for earnings improve, this ETF may offer active traders exposure to a highly reputable index tracking 50 of the largest and most liquid blue-chip European stocks.”

Virtus launches enhanced short US equity ETF

Jun 28th, 2017 | By
Bear Market Short Inverse

Virtus ETF Solutions has launched the Virtus Enhanced Short US Equity ETF (NYSE: VESH), a rules-based fund providing short exposure to large- and mid-cap US equities while increasing its short exposure to sectors exhibiting weak relative strength. VESH may appeal to investors who have a bearish view of the US market or those who wish to tactically hedge the US equity exposure in their portfolios.

IG discusses merits of leveraged ETFs

Jun 27th, 2017 | By
IG picks six of the best US ETFs

By Oliver Smith, portfolio manager at IG Group.

In recent years the number of ETFs available on the London Stock Exchange has exploded, with sector, smart beta and actively managed ETFs taking their place alongside mainstream index trackers. But are they the most effective way for investors to get long and short exposure to markets? 

Societe Generale launches 9 ETCs on Borsa Italiana

May 31st, 2017 | By
Lyxor confirms launch of physically-replicated ETFs

Societe Generale has launched 9 new ETCs on Borsa Italiana’s ETFPlus. The ETCs are all listed in euros and offer a mix of direct, leveraged and currency-hedged exposure to a range of commodities.