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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.



Reality Shares and Nasdaq launch Blockchain Tech Index

Nov 15th, 2017 | By
Reality Shares and Nasdaq launch Blockchain Tech Index

Reality Shares and Nasdaq have launched the Reality Shares Nasdaq Blockchain Economy Index, a smart beta index tracking the development of leading global companies creating and implementing blockchain solutions. An ETF that will track the index is already in the works, with Reality Shares submitting initial regulatory papers on 2 November 2017.



OppenheimerFunds unveils suite of single- and multi-factor ETFs

Nov 14th, 2017 | By

OppenheimerFunds has expanded its Beta Solutions product offering with the launch of a suite of eight new ETFs, including two multi-factor and six single-factor products, in partnership with global index provider FTSE Russell. Sharon French, head of beta solutions at OppenheimerFunds, commented: “With the addition of our new factor-based products, we are giving clients the next generation tools they need to help produce compelling investment results in any market environment.”



ETF tracking ‘entrepreneurial’ US large caps launches on NYSE

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
ETF tracking entrepreneurial US large caps launches on NYSE

EntrepreneurShares has become the latest entrant to the ETF provider space by launching the Entrepreneur 30 Fund (ENTR US) on NYSE Arca. The fund provides exposure to US large-cap equities deemed to be highly entrepreneurial in nature.



VanEck cross-lists two ETFs on Xetra

Nov 13th, 2017 | By
VanEck cross-lists ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra

VanEck has cross-listed two ETFs on Xetra – the VanEck Vectors Preferred US Equity UCITS ETF (PRF1 GR) and the VanEck Vectors Natural Resources UCITS ETF (HAP1 GR) – providing exposure to US preferred shares and global natural resources equities respectively.



ETF flows can impact underlying constituent share prices, finds KBW

Nov 9th, 2017 | By
KBW reports on share price impact of ETF flows

Large flows to and from ETFs that are significant shareholders in their underlying constituents relative to those constituents’ average daily trading volumes are likely to impact the share prices of the those constituents, according to research from investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW).



Amundi unveils European multi-factor market neutral ETF

Nov 8th, 2017 | By
Fannie Wurtz, managing director at Amundi ETF, indexing & smart beta

Amundi has launched the Amundi European Equity Multi Factor Market Neutral ETF (MKTN FP) on Euronext Paris, providing a means for investors to gain access to the long-term potential of factor risk premia without being exposed to the direction of European equity markets. Fannie Wurtz, managing director at Amundi ETF, commented: “In today’s low yield environment, investors are on the lookout for new ways to generate return and diversify their portfolios. This new ETF shows our ongoing determination to give investors transparent and effective investment solutions.”



UBS launches three bond ETFs on Xetra

Nov 8th, 2017 | By
UBS cross-lists six GBP-hedged equity ETFs on SIX

UBS has launched three new fixed income ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, providing access to emerging market corporate bonds, as well as different maturity segments of the inflation-linked euro government bond universe.



MSCI reports all factor indices positive for third consecutive month

Nov 8th, 2017 | By
MSCI reports all factor indices positive for third consecutive month

MSCI, one of the leading providers of equity indices to the ETF industry, reports that all of its factor-based indices generated a positive return in October with the best-performing factor for the month being momentum (4.4%) and the worst, high dividend yield (0.8%).



Oil price rally leads to profit taking, reports ETF Securities

Nov 8th, 2017 | By
ETF Securities expands Brent crude ETC range as geopolitical tensions rise

Weekly flows analysis from ETF Securities shows that oil ETFs saw outflows of $73 million on the back of profit taking during the week commencing 30 October. Oil has risen steadily in price since the summer and the outflows come as Brent crude closed at a two-year high of $64.27 on 6 November.