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State Street Global Advisors is helping investors sift through the technology space to target internet and hardware sub-industries with two new exchange traded funds. SSGA recently launched the SPDR S&P Technology Hardware ETF (NYSEArca: XTH) and the SPDR S&P Internet ETF (NYSEArca: XWEB). Both new funds come with a 0.35% expense ratio. “The US technology-related […]

Exchange traded fund investors may find a better way to control their oil exposure through two new AccuShares ETFs designed to track swings in the spot price. On Tuesday, June 28, AccuShares Investment Management brings to market the AccuShares S&P GSCI Crude Oil Excess Return Up Shares (NasdaqGM: OILU) and AccuShares S&P GSCI Crude Oil […]

TrimTabs, which previously served as the sub-advisor for the AdvisorShares TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (NYSEArca: TTFS), has filed plans with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to possibly launch its own version of that ETF after parting ways with AdvisorShares. Last month, AdvisorShares said effective July 1, Wilshire Associates will serve as the sub-advisor for […]

With mounting uncertainty over speculative-grade debt markets, Direxion Investments has expanded its line of inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds to include a high-yield, junk bond option. The recently launched Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares (NYSEArca: HYDD) tries to reflect the daily performance of -2x or -200% performance of the Barclays U.S. High […]

United States Commodity Funds (USCF), the issuer of popular commodities exchange traded funds such as the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) and the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO), is planning an exchange traded product that focuses on Canadian oil. California-based USCF is working with Auspice Capital Advisors, Ltd. (Auspice), a Canada-based alternatives […]

BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) has expanded its line of iShares fixed-income exchange traded funds to include two more speculative-grade options that help bond investors target so-called fallen angels and the high-yield market sans energy exposure. The iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF (NasdaqGM: FALN) and iShares iBoxx $ High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond […]

Nuveen Investments, which has been angling to get back into the exchange traded funds business after a lengthy absence, filed plans with the Securities and Exchange Commission to possibly launch an aggregate bond ETF, the NuShares Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF. That ETF “would track an index comprised of investment grade government, corporate, residential […]

First Trust, the seventh-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, on Wednesday launched the First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF (NasdaqGS: RFEM). The actively managed ETF is based on RiverFront’s proprietary quantitative and qualitative methodology. Illinois-based First Trust partner on several other ETFs, including the First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe ETF (NasdaqGS: RFEU), the […]

First Trust, the seventh-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, could add to its lineup of single-country ETFs with an India ETF. Illinois-based First Trust has filed plans with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the First Trust ZyFin India Quality and Governance ETF. “Companies will be evaluated for quality based on earnings volatility, leverage […]

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 […]

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has expanded its suite of exchange traded funds to include three smart-beta, index-based options that target global companies that adhere to socially responsible practices with the financial stability to support and grow future dividends. The three new ETFs include the Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF (NYSEArca: ESGS), Columbia Sustainable International Equity […]

A new exchange traded fund debuted Thursday focusing on the theme of behavioral momentum as it pertains to investing. The Aptus Behavioral Momentum ETF (BATS: BEMO) follows the Aptus Behavioral Momentum Index. That index “is designed to track the performance of 25 large US-traded equity securities. The proprietary index methodology developed by Aptus Captial Advisors […]

Janus Capital Group expanded its offerings to include four new exchange traded funds that track various health and living-related themes. Janus rolled out The Health and Fitness ETF (NasdaqGM: FITS), The Long-Term Care ETF (NasdaqGM: OLD), The Organics ETF (NasdaqGM: ORG) and The Obesity ETF (NasdaqGM: SLIM). Each fund comes with a 0.50% expense ratio. […]

Here is an idea for a new exchange traded fund that could be worth toasting to. ETF Managers Group, which specializes in private label ETF solutions, is considering launching an ETF that tracks the bourbon and whiskey industry. The new ETF would be known as the Spirited Funds ETFMG Bourbon & Whiskey Economy ETF and […]

Direxion Investments, known for its leveraged exchange traded funds, has come out with a simple short or bearish play on the S&P 500. The Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1x Shares ETF (NYSEArca: SPDN) will try to reflect the daily performance of 100% of the inverse performance of the S&P 500 index. “With the S&P […]

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 […]

Franklin Templeton, a long-time active fund manager, has rolled out its first group of passive global exchange traded funds that track customized or smart-beta indices. The fund provider recently launched the Franklin LibertyQ International Equity Hedged ETF (NYSEArca: FLQH), Franklin LibertyQ Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: FLQE), Franklin LibertyQ Global Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: FLQG) and Franklin […]

State Street Global Advisors has partnered up with Dorsey, Wright & Associates, a Nasdaq company, to launch a fixed-income exchange traded fund that implements a relative strength indexing methodology to focus on debt securities with strong forward momentum. To commemorate the recently launched SPDR Dorsey Wright Fixed Income Allocation ETF (NasdaqGM: DWFI), SSGA rang the […]

Smart beta is making its way to fixed income exchange traded funds and IndexIQ is helping speed that movement along. Last month, IndexIQ introduced the IQ Enhanced Core Bond U.S. ETF (NYSEArca: AGGE) and the IQ Enhanced Core Plus Bond U.S. ETF (NYSEArca: AGGP). Both new funds are ETFs of ETFs, meaning that their holdings […]

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 […]