With the end of 2017 fast approaching, exchange traded fund investors should already be prepping for 2018.
On the upcoming webcast (available live and on demand for CE Credit), ETF Top Trends and Insights for 2018, Salvatore Bruno, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director for IndexIQ, Mark Lacuesta, Director of Index Strategies for IndexIQ, and Kelly Ye, Director and Fixed Income Research Analyst for New York Life Investments, will review recent trends and outline potential market risks and opportunities that investors should be keeping an eye on for the New Year.
For example, while bond investors may still need a stable source of income-generating ideas, investors will have to look out for a rising interest rate environment and consider the risks in a prolonged bull market environment.
Consequently, investors may turn to alternative fixed-income ideas. The MacKay Shields Municipal Intermediate ETF (NYSE Arca: MMIT) and the IQ MacKay Shields Municipal Insured ETF (NYSE Arca: MMIN) are two new actively managed muni bond strategies that could better help investors navigate changing market conditions. MMIT invests primarily in investment grade municipal bonds. MMIN principally invests in investment-grade municipal bonds covered by an insurance policy guaranteeing the payment of principal and interest.