Exchange Traded Funds

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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): Understanding The Future Opportunities And Challenges: PwC

The ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) market is growing at a rapid pace. Growing far beyond their initial function of tracking large liquid indices in developed markets, ETFs now hold over $2.6 trillion of assets globally. ETFs are no longer a niche product, and their impact will continue to be felt much more widely than imagined. … Continue reading

4 Ways To Hedge Volatility With ETFs

Volatility levels have picked up lately though chances of a turnaround are little, at least in the near term. This is especially true as a faltering Chinese economy rattled the global markets in recent weeks and intensified fears of global repercussions. Plunging oil price, which is yet again threatening global growth and deflationary pressure, and … Continue reading

Global ETFs/ETPs Gathered $20.8Bn In New Assets Despite August Selloff

LONDON — September 8, 2015 — Although August was a roller coaster ride for investors, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered US$20.8 billion in net new assets, marking their 19th consecutive month of positive net inflows, according to ETFGI’s preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for August 2015. In the first eight months of 2015 record … Continue reading

iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR): Analyst Report

The iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR) provides equity exposure to Turkey which is the largest economy in emerging Europe. This exchange traded fund (ETF) offers risky single country emerging market equity exposure and should be deployed as tactical tool within a diversified portfolio. As an example the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) allocates less than 2% towards the country. Therefore, before considering an investment, … Continue reading

Emerging Market Outflows Continue Bleeding

Emerging Market (EM) fixed-income funds saw: the 2nd-largest weekly outflow recorded at $4.2 billion in the week ending Aug. 26, and overall EM net outflows of $10.5 billion in the past week are the largest since early 2008, Dimitra DeFotis from Barron’s reports. According to Morgan Stanley: Outflows have sharply accelerated in recent weeks and emerging market … Continue reading

How ETFs Passed Hedge Funds In Assets

By Neena Mishra, Zacks Equity Research At the end of the second quarter this year, assets in global exchange traded products surpassed those of hedge funds.  It was a major milestone for the ETF industry which is just about 25 years old while hedge funds have been around for more than 66 years. According to London based … Continue reading

Malaysia ETF (EWM) Hits New 52-Week Low

By Zacks Equity Research For investors seeking to know about the painful areas of investing, iShares MSCI Malaysia Index Fund (EWM) is probably on the radar now. The fund just hit a 52-week low, and shares of EWM are down roughly 36.6% from their 52-week high price of $16.32/share. Are more pains in store for this … Continue reading

Investors Flee Russia As Recession Deepens Due To Plummeting Oil Prices

The persistent decline in oil prices that keeps pressure on the Russian ruble will further deepen the recession of the Russian economy, Moody’s reports.  According to the rating agency the Russian economy is in a recession and if the current macroeconomic and geopolitical situation doesn’t change soon, especially with respect of oil prices and the country’s … Continue reading

ETF Assets Traded In The Past 12 Months Worth $18.2 Trillion: Greater Than U.S. GDP

In the past 12 months investors traded $18.2 trillion worth of ETF shares, according to data from the New York Stock Exchange and Bloomberg, a senior ETF analyst for Bloomberg, Eric Balchunas, reports. The amount is three times what is was 10 years ago and is now more than the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), … Continue reading

Greek Crisis: Why The Athens Stock Exchange Plunged On Reopening The 3rd Of August

After five weeks of closure, the Athens Stock Exchange reopened on Monday and immediately the trend went sharply down. Investors do not believe that a recovery of the Greek economy could occur soon. Greece’s stock market reopened after five weeks to the most savage wave of selling in decades, underlining a crisis that’s crippled the … Continue reading

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