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First Trust has rolled out two new actively managed exchange traded funds that target closed-end funds focused on income generation. First Trust recently launched the First Trust CEF Income Opportunity ETF (NasdaqGM: FCEF) and First Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF (NasdaqGM: MCEF). FCEF has a 2.5% total expense ratio and MCEF has a 1.91% […]

TrimTabs Asset Management has re-launched its popular float shrink exchange traded fund strategy. On Wednesday, TrimTabs launched the TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF under the ticker (BATS: TTAC). TTAC has a 0.59% expense ratio. Investors who are getting a sense of déjà vu should recognize the fund as the AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF (NYSEArca: TTFS) use […]

ProShares has rolled out an actively managed oil exchange traded fund to help diminish the negative effects of a futures market in contango and remove the hassle of having to fill out a K-1 form come tax season. On Wednesday, ProShares launched the ProShares K-1 Free Crude Oil Strategy ETF (BATS: OILK). OILK has a […]

Elkhorn has partnered with Dorsey Wright & Associates and Research Affiliates Fundamental Indexes to launch two new actively managed commodity-related exchange traded funds. On Tuesday, Elkhorn rolled out the Elkhorn Commodity Rotation Strategy ETF (NasdaqGM: DWAC) and Elkhorn Fundamental Commodity Strategy ETF (BATS: RCOM). DWAC has a 0.99% expense ratio and RCOM comes with a […]

AdvisorShares has come out with a new actively managed stock exchange traded fund with a dynamic fee structure that aligns the manager’s incentive with shareholders’ interests. On Wednesday, AdvisorShares launched the AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF (NYSEArca: CWS). CWS is managed by Eddy Elfenbein. Elfenbein is the Owner, Publisher and Editor of the Crossing Wall Street […]

Exchange traded funds that replicate hedge fund strategies or track liquid alternatives are a good way to diversify a traditional equity and fixed-income portfolio to lower the potential negative effects of a volatile market ahead. “Current equity market levels and the prospect of rising rates may mean lower returns and higher volatility in traditional portfolios,” […]

J.P. Morgan Asset Management has rolled out a speculative-grade bond exchange traded fund, its first fixed-income related strategy and its second actively managed offering. J.P. Morgan launched the JPMorgan Disciplined High Yield (BATS: JPHY) on Thursday. JPHY has a 0.40% expense ratio. The new active high-yield bond ETF tries to generate higher risk-adjusted returns and […]

The fixed-income and equities markets have extended their bull run but their momentum is beginning to fade. With valuations high and risks ahead, investors should look to an alternative exchange traded fund strategy to hedge their portfolios. On the upcoming webcast, Look to Alternatives as Traditional Stocks, Bonds Run on Fumes, Jillian DelSignore, Executive Director […]

Exchange traded fund investors can now gain exposure to J.P. Morgan’s extensive management experience through its first active ETF that covers various alternative strategies taken from tested hedge fund plays. On Wednesday, J.P. Morgan launched the JPMorgan Diversified Alternatives ETF (NYSEArca: JPHF). JPHF has a total expense ratio of 0.85%. JPHF was designed and is […]

When implementing a sector rotation strategy, different people may use varying guidelines to achieve their goals. Investors, though, may also utilize an exchange traded fund that does the work for them. For instance, the the actively managed SPDR SSGA Global Allocation ETF (NYSEArca: GAL) invests in other ETFs to build a global diversified portfolio comprised […]

First Trust Advisors expanded its line of actively managed exchange traded fund strategies with two new options that seeks to generate alpha while mitigating expected volatility in both domestic and developed international markets. The new actively managed First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF (NYSEArca: HUSV) and the First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Developed International […]

Utilities companies have been on fire this year, outperforming the broader S&P 500 index as investors shifted toward safety and sought attractive yields. Among the sector options, one actively managed utilities exchange traded fund stands out. The Reaves Utilities ETF (NasdaqGM: UTES) has been the best performing utilities sector-related ETF of 2016, rising 19.7% year-to-date. […]

Index exchange traded fund giant Vanguard Group is broadening its scope as the money manager files with the Securities Exchange Commission to launch active ETF options. According to a recent SEC exemptive relief filing, Vanguard is seeking to allow a group of its active funds to be permitted to issue ETF shares that will be actively […]

Fidelity Investments has petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch non-transparent, exchange traded active funds, or ETAFs as a way to capitalize on the more efficient exchange traded product wrapper while limiting active managers’ risks to potential front runners. According to a recent SEC exemptive relief filing, Fidelity is seeking approval to operate non-transparent […]

The Securities and Exchange Commission has helped streamline the listing process for actively managed exchange traded funds on the Bats Global Markets and New York Stock Exchange, potentially paving the way for more active ETFs to hit the market. Bats and the NYSE said they received approval to adopt generic listing standards for actively managed […]

In a post-Brexit world, many have included a gold hedge to diminish further swings from more volatile equity exposure. On the other hand, investors can turn to a single exchange traded fund strategy that implements full exposure to gold and equities simultaneously. On an upcoming webcast, Revealed: A Full Gold and Equities Exposure Strategy, Guy […]

Cornerstone Investment Partners with AdvisorShares launched an actively managed small-capitalization exchange traded fund that could potentially capitalize on cheap valuations in small-cap stocks with improving fundamentals. The AdvisorShares Cornerstone Small Cap ETF (NYSEArca: SCAP) is an actively managed ETF that will try to provide long-term capital appreciation and current income. SCAP comes with a 0.80% […]

ALPS Portfolio Solutions has partnered with RiverFront Investment Group to launch two actively managed bond exchange traded funds to help investors diminish downside risks without missing any upside potential. The actively managed RiverFront Dynamic Core Income ETF (NYSEArca: RFCI) and RiverFront Dynamic Unconstrained Income ETF (NYSEArca: RFUN) will seek total return, with an emphasis on […]

ALPS Portfolio Solutions has partnered with RiverFront Investment Group to launch two actively managed exchange traded funds. The two new actively managed RiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: RFFC) and RiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF (NYSEArca: RFDA) will both implement value, quality and momentum screens, among others, to generate alpha. Both RFFC and RFDA […]

With the Federal Reserve largely expected to begin hiking interest rates sometime this year, fixed-income assets could weaken, but bond exchange traded fund investors have some alternative options to help maintain yield generation and hedge against the negative effects of rate risks. Bond-related ETFs are exposed to rate risks because of their effective duration exposure. […]

After a tumultuous start this year, U.S. dollar exchange traded funds just registered one of their best monthly gains since 2015, and the greenback may have more room to run. The U.S. Dollar Index (DXY), which tracks USD moves against a basket of major currencies, dipped 5.5% to 93.08 on April 25, but the benchmark […]

The smaller companies and small-cap exchange traded funds (ETFs) are beginning to pull ahead. Over the past week, the Russell 2000 Index rose 3.4% while the S&P MidCap 400 Index gained 3.2% and S&P 500 added 2.1%. The small-cap segment has been gaining momentum in recent months, jumping on the risk-on sentiment after the Fed […]

Gold exchange traded funds dulled Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting showed that the central bank could hike interest rates in June if conditions are right. The Fed minutes revealed that the policy makers are less concerned about risks posed by the global economic and financial conditions and pointed to strengthening U.S. […]

Investors seeking an easy way to fill out a fixed-income portfolio may start off with an aggregate or total bond market exchange traded fund that provides diversified exposure to U.S. government and corporate debt securities. For instance, the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index has been the go-to benchmark for many fixed-income investors. The benchmark tracks […]

Jerome M. Schneider, Head of Short-Term Portfolio Management at PIMCO, joined ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon to discuss short-term bond ETF options that investors and financial advisors can use for capital preservation. For instance, PIMCO offers the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF (NYSEArca: MINT) and the PIMCO Low Duration Active ETF, (NYSEArca: LDUR). While […]

With the various market segments beginning to show diverging growth and small capitalization stocks gaining on their large-cap counterparts, exchange traded fund investors may consider an actively managed small-cap option to capitalize on potential opportunities ahead. On the recent webcast Tuesday, Active & Passive in a Simple Small-Cap ETF Discipline, Michael Simon, Founder, President and […]

As sectors and market categories begin to diverge, an actively managed small-cap exchange traded fund could focus on potential alpha generating opportunities ahead. On the upcoming webcast this Tuesday, Active & Passive in a Simple Small-Cap ETF Discipline, Michael Simon, Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of AlphaMark, will discuss ways to tap into potential […]

After Europe and Japan enacted negative interest rate policies, overseas investors have steered toward gold bullion to protect their wealth against depreciating currencies. U.S. investors can also capitalize on this growing trend with gold-related exchange traded funds priced in euro and yen currency terms. Gold sales in Japan jumped in March after the Bank of […]

SPDR, largest utilities ETF, is up nearly 7% this year Utilities have been under-performing due to rising interest rates Big utility stocks trade at an average of 17 to 18 times projected 2016 earnings Mark Newton, of Newton Advisors, says he ‘expects the rally in utilities to extend’ The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU), […]

The U.S. dollar is regaining ground, with the greenback-related exchange traded fund trading back above its long-term trend line, on the recent upbeat economic data. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a basket of currencies, including the euro, Japanese yen, British […]