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Upstart exchange traded funds issuer Elkhorn Investments could add a preferred stocks ETF later this month. The Elkhorn S&P High Quality Preferred ETF, which would be Illinois-based Elkhorn’s third ETF, could debut before the end of May. The new ETF will trade under the ticker EPRF and track the S&P U.S. High Quality Preferred Index. […]

Many investors, including some professionals and advisors, look to invest with a moral compass. Issuers of exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been meeting that demand with an increasing number of exchange traded funds that address various issues. Time will ultimately tell how successful these ETFs end up being, but investors do not need to wait […]

As investors begin to reconsider the beaten-down developing economies, Deutsche Asset Management has launched a new smart-beta emerging market exchange traded fund with a quality tilt. Robert Bush, Investment Strategist at Deutsche Bank, told ETF Trends that the emerging markets have been stabilizing and investors are beginning to funnel money back into the asset category. […]

ALPS Advisors and Sprott Asset Management have come together to launch a new exchange traded fund that targets companies on their public perception and buzz on social media platforms. The recently launched Sprott BUZZ Social Media Insights ETF (NYSEArca: BUZ) tries to reflect the performance of the BUZZ Social Media Insights Index, which identifies U.S. […]

Investors seeking to diversify a portfolio have utilized gold as an alternative asset with a low correlation to traditional equity and fixed-income positions. Now, REX Shares has launched two exchange traded funds that allow investors to gain exposure to both equities market and gold. On Tuesday, the REX Gold Hedged S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: GHS) […]

Elevation ETF Trust, a recent entrant to the exchange traded fund space, has made its debut with a fund that combines three popular themes to bolster shareholder value. The recently launched Dhando Junoon ETF (NYSEArca: JUNE) combines quantitative analysis with core value investing principles to potentially diminish volatility and beat the S&P 500 over the […]

J.P. Morgan Asset Management has unveiled two new currency-hedged exchange traded fund adaptations of its Diversified Return Europe and International Equity offerings. The JPMorgan Diversified Return Europe Currency Hedged Equity ETF (NYSEArca: JPEH) and JPMorgan Diversified Return International Currency Hedged Equity (NYSEArca: JPIH) began trading Monday, April 4, according to a press release. Both JPEH […]

As the exchange traded funds industry has matured, many new ETFs have taken on narrowly focused, niche concepts. The evolution has gone something like this: Sector funds, industry ETFs and then niche concept. Over the past year, a fresh crop of new niche ETFs have come to market, including some recent introductions such as the […]

John Hancock has filled out the gaps in its smart-beta exchange traded fund suite with five new sector-specific ETFs backed by Dimensional Fund Advisors’ research-based factor investing. According to a press release, John Hancock’s new funds include: John Hancock Multifactor Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEArca: JHMS) John Hancock Multifactor Energy ETF (NYSEArca: JHME) John Hancock Multifactor […]

Expanding on its line of volatility weighted options, Victory Capital has rounded out its smart-beta suite with an exchange traded fund that tracks the emerging markets. The Victory CEMP Emerging Market Volatility Wtd Index ETF (NasdaqGM: CEZ) began trading Wednesday, March 23, according to a press release. CEZ has a 0.50% expense ratio. CEZ will try […]

Principal Funds, a relatively new player in the exchange traded fund game, has debuted two new smart-beta or alternative index-based ETFs. One targets firms that offer inelastic goods or have substantial pricing power while the other fund focuses on companies that return value to investors. The Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF (NasdaqGM: PY) and Principal […]

First Trust is planning to introduce a dynamic version of its popular First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FV) First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FVC) is expected to debut today The new ETF will track the Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus Five Index First Trust, the seventh-largest U.S. ETF issuer, […]

Well-known Market Vectors exchange-traded products will adopt the VanEck name and be known as VanEck Vectors ETFs Change supports VanEck’s growing global presence in markets ranging from China and Australia to the European Union and the U.S Starting May 1, 2016, the new branding will start to be implemented across the firm’s business lines worldwide […]

Invesco PowerShares introduces DWIN that targets diversified, high-yielding assets The new ETF is a fund of funds, which means that it holds ETFs as its underlying component It may also favor overweighting U.S. Treasuries and reduce holdings to less than five components Invesco PowerShares has introduced a multi-asset income exchange traded fund to provide yield-oriented investors […]

Goldman Sachs to expand ActiveBeta suite of ETFs GSEU and GSJY to track investment opportunities in Europe, Japan Both began trading Friday with $25 million in assets Goldman Sachs Asset Management announced Friday the expansion of its ActiveBeta suite of exchange-traded funds with the launch of the Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF (GSEU) and the Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan […]

Vanguard Group unveils two international ETF options  VIGI to follow an income investing strategy, focusing on companies with high dividend yields VYMI will emphasize stocks exhibiting dividend growth The Vanguard Group is expanding its line of popular dividend exchange traded funds to include two international options that mirror U.S.-focused offerings. Vanguard has launched the Vanguard International Dividend […]

Janus Capital Group is expanding its line of exchange traded funds to include a suite of so-called Smart Growth options that employ a number of fundamental factor screens from its legacy investment process to potentially generate outperformance. The Janus Small Cap Growth Alpha ETF (NasdaqGM: JSML) and Janus Small/Mid Cap Growth Alpha ETF (NasdaqGM: JSMD) […]

Income-seeking investors can utilize a newly launched alternative exchange traded fund strategy to generate yields in a slightly downward trending or sideways market. WisdomTree Investments launched the WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund (NYSEArca: PUTW), according to a press release. PUTW has a 0.38% expense ratio. The PutWrite ETF will try to reflect the […]

Yorkville ETF Advisers Merges with Van Eck Global Van Eck Global said it is acquiring the Yorkville High Income MLP ETF (NYSEArca: YMLP) and the Yorkville High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF (NYSEArca: YMLI) last year. The reorganization process began late in the third quarter of 2015 and the transaction to was finalized February 22, according […]

Providing retail investors an easy way to track institutional investors’ top picks, Goldman Sachs is crafting an exchange traded fund version of its widely observed Hedge Fund Trend Monitor research report. According to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission exemptive relief filing, the Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund VIP ETF will try to reflect the performance […]

Out with the old and in with the new. ProShares is planning to close a managed futures exchange traded fund but will be replacing it with an actively managed version that could potentially better adapt to volatile market conditions. The ProShares Managed Futures Strategy (BATS: FUT) began trading Thursday, February 18, according to a press […]

Guggenheim Investments launched its own actively managed bond exchange traded fund, providing investors with another means to bet on a money manager’s ability to effectively navigate the fixed-income market in a rising rate environment. The Guggenheim Total Return Bond ETF (NYSEArca: GTO) utilizes a multi-sector strategy and primarily holds investment-grade fixed-income securities across multiple sectors, […]

Energy traders can look to a new exchange traded note to track a recovery in West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures or capitalize on market moves with two new master limited partnership-related ETNs. Credit Suisse has launched the X-Links WTI Crude Oil Index ETN (NYSEArca: OIIL), according to a press release. OIIL has a 0.55% […]

With emerging markets equities continuing to tumble, it would be reasonable to expect high dividend yields, but that is not always the case. For example, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, one of the most widely followed gauges of developing world equities, yields just 2.47% on a trailing 12-month basis. As share prices have tumbled for […]

Innovative Tech ETF State Street Global Advisors launched the SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology ETF (NYSEArca: XITK). The fund tracks U.S. tech companies in the most innovative segments of the technology and media sectors as defined by FactSet Research Systems. The underling index selects firms with the highest revenue growth and believes these companies are in […]

Breakout new drugs usually receive all the attention in the pharmaceuticals space, but generic drugs make up the bulk of the industry. Now, investors can target the rising growth in the generics space with a new sector-specific exchange traded fund. Van Eck Global’s Market Vectors Generic Drugs ETF (NasdaqGM: GNRX) began trading Wednesday, according to […]

Franklin Templeton Investments may soon be entering the exchange traded fund space with a handful of smart-beta or alternative index-based ETF options. According to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Franklin Templeton is working on its first group of ETFs, including the Franklin LibertyQ International Equity Hedged ETF, Franklin LibertyQ Emerging Markets ETF, Franklin […]

Investors who rely on a steady income stream may be interested in a new Reality Shares exchange traded fund focusing on U.S. companies that are expected to increase dividends ahead. The new Reality Shares DIVCON Leaders Dividend ETF (BATS: LEAD) begins trading tomorrow. The ETF has a 0.43% expense ratio and a dividend yield of […]

Seasoned fund industry player Legg Mason Inc. (NYSE: LM) has launched four smart-beta or alternative index-based exchange traded funds that bring institutional styled strategies to retail investors. The new Legg Mason ETFs highlight the importance of risk management, especially during the current environment of heightened volatility. For instance on Monday, the huge 7% sell-off in […]

The exchange traded fund industry continues to expand its product line, providing investors with a growing number of strategies to customize and maximize their portfolios. According to XTF data, there are now 1,843 exchange traded products, which include exchange traded funds and exchange traded notes, with $2.15 trillion in assets under management. Fund sponsors launched […]