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A speculative-grade, junk bond exchange traded fund has experienced extreme ebbs and flows in assets under management, reflecting banks and institutions’ reliance on a high-yield bond ETF to access the underlying debt market. Over the past month, the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: HYG) experienced record-breaking daily withdrawals, despite its relatively […]

Despite a bounce in the mining sector, exchange traded fund investors turned bearish on gold producers after the Federal Reserve’s hawkish stance, piling into a leveraged inverse option Thursday. The Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X Shares (NYSEArca: DUST), which takes the -3x or -300% daily performance of the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, decreased […]

Speculative-grade debt exchange traded fund (ETF) investors may be calling it quits after a three-month rally in junk bonds. The iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: HYG) experienced 27.8 million share redemptions, or about $2.6 billion in outflows, over the past four days, the longest losing streak since oil bottomed out on […]

The equities market stuck to a sideways range through April, but precious metals-related exchange traded funds shined through. Among the top performing non-leveraged ETFs for the past month, the PureFunds ISE Junior Silver ETF (NYSEArca: SILJ) jumped 49.5%, Global X Gold Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: GLDX) increased 46.7% and iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners Fund ETF […]

The month of April was more or less a wash for equities and stock exchange traded funds as the market ends the month on a down note after a spate of earnings misses. Over April, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.6%, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.4% and the S&P 500 dipped 0.3%. The […]

Leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds are growing in popularity among technical traders who capitalize on short-term moves. “Leveraged miner ETF inflows are more technical in nature, coming from program traders,” David Fajardo, Senior Vice President of Direxion Investments, told ETF Trends in a call. For instance, Fajardo pointed out that in recent weeks when […]

After underperforming the developed economies for years, emerging markets are roaring back, and exchange traded fund investors have taken notice. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) was the third most popular ETF over the past month, attracting almost $1.3 billion in net inflows, according to ETF.com. Meanwhile, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF […]

Investors have stepped back into the U.S. market, picking up broad stock exchange traded funds for the sixth straight week. U.S. stock ETFs attracted $3.5 billion last week and saw their sixth straight week of net cash inflows, reports Trevor Hunnicutt for Reuters. “ETF investors have fueled the bull market since the end of February,” […]

Despite Thursday’s pullback, exchange traded fund flows suggest investors are in a risk-on rally mode as ETFs that track safe-haven assets have been experiencing redemptions. The equities market have been bouncing back over the past month, with the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) rising 3.0%, as investors turned risk-on after stocks dipped into a […]

Bolstering the case for passively managed exchange traded fund as a good way for investors to tap into the equities market, active stock fund managers just experienced one of their worst quarters in almost two decades. Less than one in five large-cap funds outperformed the benchmark S&P 500 Index, the lowest number of beats since […]

Global central banks have shown that they are willing to adopt negative interest rate policies to stimulate stagnate growth. Consequently, in this new so-called NIRP environment, gold exchange traded funds could continue to shine. Given the ongoing NIRP environment, with European and Japanese central banks cutting benchmark rates deeper into the red to promote growth, […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds slipped on the last day of March, ending the month on a muted note after a wild quarter that pushed the markets into a correction before clawing back the losses on swift rebound. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.5% over the first quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, the […]

Despite almost clawing back most of the losses from earlier this year, Europe region-specific exchange traded funds remain one of the most unloved investment themes. Investors continue to dump European stocks, which plunged 17% at the start of the year and are now near break even, even after the broader global market rally, reports Manisha […]

High-yield, speculative-grade bond exchange traded funds are attracting billions of dollars as market volatility dissipates and investors look to capitalize on cheaper valuations in riskier assets after the recent sell-off. Investors funneled $2 billion into funds in high-yield and high-yield municipal debt peer groups over February, Todd Rosenbluth, S&P Global Market Intelligence Director of ETF […]

ETF investors are funneling money back into riskier assets like the emerging markets Broad and regional emerging market equity-related ETPs have swelled by $2.9 billion iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) saw $2.1 billion in net inflows for March month-to-date While volatility and uncertainty spiked earlier this year, the markets have calmed down, with exchange […]

ETF industry continued to accumulate assets in February Global exchange traded products, which include both ETFs and exchange traded notes, gathered $9.4 billion Garnering investors’ attention over February, ETFs that track gold price movements saw a new monthly flow record of $7.2 billion The exchange traded fund industry continued to accumulate assets in February on […]

Slow and steady value and conservative sectors are leading market gains RPV was best performing non-leveraged ETF across various Morningstar style categories  Close behind was RZV, which like RPV, targets companies exhibiting a value characteristic Since the start of the bull market, we may come to expect growth stocks like biotechnology and technology-sector exchange traded […]

About $350 billion in assets globally are held in ETF managed portfolios BlackRock projects ETF managed portfolios could double to more than $700 billion by 2020 ETF managed portfolios could also account for 19% of multi-asset strategies by 2020 The Exchange Traded Fund managed portfolio segment could help provide the next growth spurt in the ETF […]

The equities market and stock exchange traded funds lost their momentum on the Leap Day, ending the month pretty much where they started. Over the past month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.4%, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.4% and the S&P 500 retreated 0.4%. The best performing non-leveraged exchange traded products so far […]

Many believed this would be the year that active stock pickers and mutual fund managers could choose their battles to generate alpha. However, the majority of active managers continued to underperform benchmark indices, bolstering the case for passive index-based exchange traded funds. Goldman Sachs analysis found that over the first two months of the year, […]

As equities markets bounce back and oil prices edge higher from a 13-year low, the rising risk-on sentiment has brought fixed-income investors back to the high-yield bond exchange traded funds. Over the past week, the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEArca: JNK) attracted $340.2 million in net inflows, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate […]

Charles Schwab’s Heather Fischer, Vice President of ETF Platform Management, and Tony Davidow, Alternative Beta and Asset Allocation Strategist, joined Tom Lydon, ETF Trends Publisher, at the Inside ETFs conference to go over exchange traded fund investors’ behavior and investment habits. For instance, more Schwab clients have gravitated toward commission-free ETF options on Schwab’s ETF […]

As Charles Schwab’s ETF OneSource program, a commission-free exchange traded fund trading platform, celebrates its three-year anniversary, some fund sponsors have come together to create an interactive microsite to help provide analysis and their outlook for some of the products listed on OneSource. The Schwab ETF OneSource platform offers over 200 commission-free ETFs from 16 […]

Millenials, or those born in the 1980s through 1990s, have exhibited risk seeking attributes through their investment preferences with one leveraged exchange traded note among their top trades. Along with trading individual company stocks that they know or identify the most with, millennial investors also heavily traded the VelocityShares 3x Long Crude ETN (NYSEArca: UWTI), […]

Exchange traded fund investors exited U.S. stocks in January on growing concerns over growth and lackluster earnings results, but many shift into safe-haven assets in response to the heightened volatility. According to BlackRock data, global ETF investors shifted into safer Treasury bonds and pulled $11.2 billion out of U.S. stock ETFs. Treasury bond funds attracted […]

The $3.5 billion First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FV) has helped exchange traded fund investors target some high-flying sectors, but the momentum strategy recently cut its biotech position for a defensive play. The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF follows DWA’s relative strength ranking system where sector ETFs are compared to […]

With crude oil prices hovering near $30 per barrel, investors have jumped in to oil-related exchange traded funds, betting that the markets have been oversold. Money managers have increased wagers on crude oil prices, reports Mark Shenk for Bloomberg. According to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, total bets on crude oil surged to the […]

As the risk-off environment extends, investors are pulling out of riskier assets like emerging market exchange traded funds. However, one Latin American market is bucking the trend. Investors yanked over $1 billion out of U.S.-listed emerging market exchange traded funds over the past week, reports Kenneth Kohn for Bloomberg. Emerging-market-related ETFs saw $1.16 billion in […]

The lackluster earnings season and ongoing economic weakness have caused exchange traded fund investors to shift away from riskier equity markets into more conservative, safe-haven assets. According to EPFR data, investors redeemed over $10 billion from U.S. equity funds in the week ended February 4, the fifth constitutive week funds have recorded an outflow, reports […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced their roughest start to a new year but ended the month on a lighter note after the Bank of Japan surprised markets with an aggressive policy move. Year-to-date, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 5.7%, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 6.0% and the S&P 500 retreated 4.9%. The […]