Opalesque Commodities Briefing » ETFs / ETCs http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:03:38 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.5.1 en China, More Than Trump, Fuels Commodity ETF Surge http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144555 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144555#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:59:48 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144555 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144555>Article Link</a> It’s no secret that base metals have done well in the month of November. Copper is up 20% month-to-date, its best monthly showing in a decade, according to Bloomberg. Everything from lead to zinc to nickel is up double-digit percentages also. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144555
5 Agricultural ETFs Upgraded to Buys http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144554 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144554#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:59:36 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144554 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144554>Article Link</a> So far, the year 2016 has been moderate for agricultural commodities with some specific grains like sugar, soybean and coffee seeing a spike in prices while most other still reeling under pressure as evident by the 1.5% year-to-date decline (as of November 25, 2016) in the broader soft commodity ETF PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF DBA. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144554
Investors Don’t Take A Holiday When It Comes To ETFs http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144534 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144534#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:15:24 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144534 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144534>Article Link</a> The steady stream of new assets to ETFs continued unabated during the holiday-shortened week, with a net of $8.1 billion of inflows after two-consecutive weeks that saw more $20 billion each. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144534
Commodity ETF Inflows Near 2009 Record (Video) http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144533 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144533#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:15:12 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144533 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144533>Article Link</a> Bloomberg Intelligence’s Mike McGlone and Bloomberg’s Abigail Doolittle examine the near-record inflows of commodity ETFs and expectations for the market in 2017. They speak on “Bloomberg Markets.”. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144533
Should You Buy or Sell Oil ETFs Ahead of the OPEC Meet? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144532 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144532#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:14:53 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144532 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144532>Article Link</a> Oil prices have been volatile lately flipping between hope and despair regarding a likely output curb/freeze deal at the formal OPEC meeting in Vienna on November 30. Though Iraq and Iran were reluctant to cut oil output initially, Iraq finally gave its approval. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144532
Gold ETF holdings drop to the lowest since June - BBG http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144504 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144504#comments Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:04:07 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144504 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144504>Article Link</a> According to the data compiled by Bloomberg, assets in bullion-backed ETFs have contracted 85.5 metric tons in November, retreating to 1,902 tons, the lowest level since June. After shrinking for the past ten sessions, the holdings are on course for the biggest monthly drop in tonnage terms since June 2013, Bloomberg reports. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144504
A Diversified Approach to Commodities ETFs http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144483 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144483#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2016 23:11:19 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144483 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144483>Article Link</a> Commodity ETFs have enjoyed greater investment interest this year as a recovery in oil prices and resurgence in safe-haven gold bets helped attract steady inflows. However, that scenario could be challenged if the recent rally in the U.S. dollar continues. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144483
Gold Hits 2013 Crash Low on ETF http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144482 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144482#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2016 23:11:07 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144482 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144482>Article Link</a> Gold bullion fell through its $1200 floor of the last 9 months Wednesday lunchtime in London, losing 2.4% before steadying just above $1180 per ounce – the bottom of its 2013 price crash – as the biggest jump in 2 years in reported US orders for durable goods saw the Dollar hit fresh 13-year highs on the currency market. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144482
Will this Precious Metal ETF Outshine Others in 2017? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144457 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144457#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:20:44 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144457 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144457>Article Link</a> Precious metals have had an amazing journey this year on a flight to safety amid global growth concerns as the Brexit vote and the U.S. presidential elections led to volatility. Now that market conditions are witnessing a reversal, palladium has clearly emerging as a winner in the precious metals space, thanks to its industrial uses. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144457
Commodity ETF Overview http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144456 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144456#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:20:30 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144456 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144456>Article Link</a> Commodities are known as the raw materials for production processes. Investing in them provides investors with exposure to unique factors that historically have brought diversification and inflation hedging benefits to traditional portfolios. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144456
A Trump-tastic Industry ETF Idea http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144440 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144440#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2016 23:14:42 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144440 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144440>Article Link</a> Plenty of sector and industry ETFs are reacting positively to Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election earlier this month. The VanEck Vectors Steel ETF is one of those ETFs and there is a credible chance SLX can keep building on its recent gains that have seen the steel fund gain more than 13% this month. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144440
Brexit makes British pound ETF a trading favorite despite fall near record low http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144439 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144439#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2016 23:14:27 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144439 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144439>Article Link</a> An exchange-traded fund that tracks the British pound has emerged as a popular trade, with volume and inflows skyrocketing as investors play one of the most volatile segments of the global financial market. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144439
Copper ETF Rally has Plenty of Doubters http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144438 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144438#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2016 23:14:12 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144438 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144438>Article Link</a> Industrial metals like copper, nickel, iron and steel have all rebounded in recent months as traders bet on improving global economic conditions would bolster demand for the base metals after prices hit multi-year lows. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144438
Alternative Strategies In ETFs Vs Mutual Funds http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144418 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144418#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:41:38 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144418 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144418>Article Link</a> As is probably no surprise to readers of this website, the push toward using ETFs over mutual funds in a portfolio is ever-growing. Asset flow data exhibits a rather large swing in assets away from mutual funds toward ETFs. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144418
6 Best Practices for Executing ETF Orders http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144397 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144397#comments Thu, 17 Nov 2016 23:25:51 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144397 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144397>Article Link</a> Global ETF assets topped $3 trillion in 2016, as the combination of transparency, tax efficiency and cost savings continue to attract investors to the market. ETFs under management have doubled since 2010 and are forecast to double again by 2021. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144397
ETF, A Rising Star In The Investment Universe http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144374 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144374#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2016 23:19:26 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144374 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144374>Article Link</a> Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have solidified their position as one of the successful financial innovations of recent years, having become a strong alternative to mutual funds and other financial products. Since its inception in 1993, the ETF market has grown significantly, reaching USD 3.2 trillion in assets worldwide in August 2016. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144374
ETF Funds Pump $1.9 Billion into Energy in the First Half of November http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144373 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144373#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2016 23:19:14 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144373 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144373>Article Link</a> An analysis of commodity markets from Bloomberg Intelligence today pointed to oil likely being in the $40-$60 per barrel range for the foreseeable future, but that hasn’t stopped ETFs from pumping more money into energy in November. Commodity market strategist Mike McGlone said it would take “a substantial development to get above $60 … or below $30, even as the market remains oversupplied.” (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144373
George Soros’s fund bailed out on the big gold ETF http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144349 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144349#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2016 23:10:25 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144349 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144349>Article Link</a> George Soros’s hedge fund Soros Fund Management sold its stake in a widely used gold exchange-traded fund in the third quarter, according to a regulatory filing out Monday. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144349
Commerzbank: Gold ETF Holdings Post Second Straight 16-Tonne Decline http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144348 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144348#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2016 23:10:14 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144348 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144348>Article Link</a> Holdings of gold by global exchange-traded funds have now fallen by roughly 16 tonnes for two days in a row, points out Commerzbank, citing data tracked by Bloomberg. “As such, holdings in the gold ETFs have now been reduced both since the start of the month and since the start of the quarter,” Commerzbank says. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144348
Why Oil ETFs Can Rebound off Recent Lows http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144321 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144321#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:24:31 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144321 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144321>Article Link</a> The United States Oil Fund, which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, is off nearly 15% over the past month, putting the widely followed oil exchange traded product dangerously close to another bear market. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144321
Fast-Moving Markets Propel ETF Trading After Trump Win http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144302 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144302#comments Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:18:10 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144302 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144302>Article Link</a> As investors pivoted quickly after Donald Trump’s election victory, their go-to was exchange-traded funds. New York-based brokerage firm Convergex saw clients trading almost three times more ETFs on Wednesday, the day after the election, than they did on Tuesday while overall share trading rose 50%, according to Chief Executive Eric Noll. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144302
Can Commodity ETFs Break a Five-Year Jinx? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144282 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144282#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:44:45 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144282 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144282>Article Link</a> With 2016 drawing to a close, global investors’ community is now eyeing the commodity sector. After a gap of five straight years, the commodity sector is ushering the hope that it will likely to scale higher for the first time this year. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144282
Top Energy ETFs Of 2016 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144281 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144281#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:44:34 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144281 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144281>Article Link</a> By all accounts, it’s been a good year for energy. After 1 1/2 years of steep declines, oil and natural gas prices made a surprising comeback in 2016, ending one of the most devastating downturns ever for energy commodities. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144281
‘Trump ETF’ plunges as victory hits Mexican market http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144258 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144258#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2016 23:15:05 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144258 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144258>Article Link</a> The largest US-listed exchange-traded fund tracking Mexican stocks, dubbed the ‘Trump ETF’ by many analysts during the presidential election campaign, has fallen 11.6% on the back of the US election result. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144258
How The Next President Could Affect Commodities ETFs http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144231 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144231#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2016 23:08:14 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144231 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144231>Article Link</a> Despite all the commotion about this being a good year for commodities, the iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed (ETF) is flat year-to-date. That condition is unlikely to persist after the results of Tuesday’s presidential election start trickling in. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144231
The ‘Trump ETF’ just sent a big signal for Clinton http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144230 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144230#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2016 23:08:01 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144230 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144230>Article Link</a> The “Trump ETF” is predicting an unpleasant evening for the Republican presidential nominee. The largest, U.S.-listed, Mexican exchange-traded fund posted its highest gain in five years on Monday, closing 5.1 per cent up after taking in almost $125-million. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144230
ETFs That Hold Commodities Could Cause Trouble http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144212 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144212#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2016 23:10:20 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144212 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144212>Article Link</a> It is an issue for funds that hold the commodities, rather than merely track them. Could exchange-traded funds that hold physical commodities exacerbate price spikes or drops? The potential is there, some experts say, and in fact may have happened already. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144212
Will Silver ETFs Outshine Gold in 2017? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144191 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144191#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:04:20 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144191 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144191>Article Link</a> The renewed strength in the U.S. economy and the resultant rise in interest rates and the greenback are likely to influence all investment decisions in 2017. Especially, commodity investing, particularly precious metals that have enjoyed a bull run this year (on a softer U.S. dollar) may be at risk next year due to the possibility of Fed’s policy tightening. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144191
New Goldman ETF Mirrors Big Hedge Fund Bets http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144190 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144190#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:04:06 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144190 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144190>Article Link</a> It’s no secret that journalists and investors like to scrutinize — and in some cases mirror – the portfolio moves of Wall Street titans like Warren Buffett and hedge fund gurus like Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn. Now, there’s an exchange traded fund that will do it for you. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144190
Which Precious Metals ETF Should Investors Choose? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144169 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144169#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:14:15 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144169 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144169>Article Link</a> There’s an easy argument for investing in precious metals like gold or silver. If you think the value of the commodity is about to go up, you’ll make money. But what’s the best way to play such a move? (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144169
Active Fund Managers to Launch ETFs http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144168 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144168#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:14:02 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144168 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144168>Article Link</a> The global exchange-traded fund market will grow twice its current value to $6 trillion by 2020, according to financial services company Ernst & Young – and investors should expect more active fund managers to launch ETFs. The growth is supported by changing investors’ behaviour and the ongoing low-return environment. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144168
Global Gold ETF Reserves See Marginal Increase In October http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144145 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144145#comments Tue, 01 Nov 2016 23:18:02 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144145 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144145>Article Link</a> Although gold-backed exchange-traded funds withstood the initial barrage of selling at the start of October as gold futures dropped 5%, investor demand was uninspiring by the end of the month. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144145
European ETF Trading Costs Decrease http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144125 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144125#comments Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:33:36 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144125 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144125>Article Link</a> A fall in volatility and increased competition have made the trading of exchange-traded funds cheaper in Europe than in the US over the past four quarters according to agency broker ITG. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144125
What Are ETFs Signaling About The Market? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144124 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144124#comments Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:33:24 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144124 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144124>Article Link</a> U.S. stock indices had a rough time on Friday, with all three major indices falling amid news of a probe of new emails tied to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. It is just the latest in what has so far been a dim fourth quarter for the market. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144124
October’s record for M&A is a boon for merger-themed ETF http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144107 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144107#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2016 01:19:32 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144107 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144107>Article Link</a> The U.S. deal market is red-hot right now, and that could mean an uptick in interest for the exchange-traded funds that attempt to capitalize on merger mania. Thus far in October, there have been $248.9 billion in announced corporate tie-ups, according to Dealogic, a figure representing the highest U.S. merger-and-acquisition total value ever in October, excluding spin-offs. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144107
Commodity ETFs Pose a Challenge http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144106 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144106#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2016 01:19:18 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144106 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144106>Article Link</a> The logic for owning commodities is simple: They offer diversification to holdings of traditional stocks and bonds. Plus, investing in assets like sugar, heating oil, and livestock is made much easier via commodity exchange-traded funds, which are both liquid and inexpensive. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144106
Money managers cut gold bets as ETF holdings soar to 3-year high http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144105 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144105#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2016 01:19:03 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144105 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144105>Article Link</a> Money managers and other large speculators are bailing as the rally that took futures to its best first half in almost four decades falters. They cut net-long positions the past two weeks by the most in data going back a decade. Investors in ETFs are taking the long view, pouring $605 million over the past week into funds backed by precious metals and helping keep holdings in gold ETFs tracked by Bloomberg at the highest since 2013. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144105
Silver ETFs May Outshine Gold Again In 2017 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144085 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144085#comments Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:23:26 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144085 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144085>Article Link</a> Silver slid out of gold’s shadow in 2016 on the way to impressive gains. Some ETF investors want to know if this is still a good time to invest in precious metals or if the moment has slipped quite away. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144085
Chinese ETFs: All Things Considered http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144084 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144084#comments Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:23:09 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144084 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144084>Article Link</a> China has risen to the second-largest economy and the second-largest capital market after the U.S. for some time. How much can U.S.-based investors participate in the economic and capital market growth via China-related ETFs? (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144084
Mergers & Acquisitions Surge; M&A Funds Flat http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144083 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144083#comments Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:22:51 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144083 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144083>Article Link</a> There’s been another wave of headline-making mergers and acquisitions this year following a hot year for deals in 2015, the latest of which was the blockbuster $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner deal announced this week. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144083
Deutsche Bank’s ETF unit bleeds $8bn this year http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144065 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144065#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:08:39 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144065 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144065>Article Link</a> Deutsche Bank’s exchange traded fund unit is haemorrhaging cash as Germany’s biggest lender considers whether to sell parts of its asset management business. Investors have pulled $8bn from Deutsche’s ETF arm so far this year. This is an unwelcome collapse after a strong performance in 2015 when the unit attracted positive inflows of $28bn, according to ETFGI, a London-based consultancy. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144065
Europe Races into ETF Fast Lane http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144064 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144064#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:08:25 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144064 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144064>Article Link</a> The U.S. market for exchange-traded index funds, or ETFs, is significantly larger than its European counterpart. But Europe is catching up – and increasingly going its own way. Exchange-traded index funds, or ETFs, are marketable securities that track an index, commodities, bonds or a group of assets. They can be traded like common stock on an exchange and are considered especially transparent. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144064
What’s an ETF, and Why Should You Care? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144063 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144063#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:08:13 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144063 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144063>Article Link</a> ETFs will probably play a huge role in your ability to retire with money in the bank. An ETF — which stands for “exchange-traded fund” is a lot like a mutual fund — it’s a security that takes a bunch of money from a lot of people and uses it to buy a basket of different stocks or bonds or other types of investments. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144063
ETF Market Could Swell To $6 Trillion By 2020 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144045 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144045#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:12:01 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144045 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144045>Article Link</a> ETF assets are regularly reaching new highs and a record number of new funds are coming to market, so it’s not surprising that industry watchers expect ETFs to keep growing. But they may increasing faster than you think. A new study by EY finds that ETFs’ assets under management are on track to double to almost $6 trillion by 2020. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144045
Overcrowded ETF market headed for a shakeout http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144026 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144026#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:13:09 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144026 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144026>Article Link</a> ETFs are the smartphone apps of the investing world. It’s hard to imagine how we used to get by without them. They are remarkably cheap to create and own. A small handful of the most popular ones dominate usage. There are new ones arriving weekly targeting every narrow interest. And there are far, far too many of them. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144026
Steel ETFs in Focus as Miners Slash Iron Ore Forecast http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144012 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144012#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:33:03 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144012 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144012>Article Link</a> Two of the world’s largest iron ore producers - Vale SA VALE and Rio Tinto plc RIO - slashed their iron ore outlook. The Anglo Australian miner Rio Tinto tweaked its expectation for shipments to 325-330 million tons for 2016 from 330 million tons while maintaining the iron ore shipment forecast of 330-340 million tons for 2017. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144012
Barclays: Most Sept. Commodity ETP Inflows From Precious Metals http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144011 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144011#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:32:50 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144011 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144011>Article Link</a> Inflows into global commodity exchange-traded products continued in September, with precious metals the key “driving force,” says Barclays. Analysts report that overall commodity ETPs posted a modest inflow of $1.7 billion last month. Although lower than the year-to-date monthly average of $3.9 billion, this nevertheless means that commodities ETPs collectively have seen inflows every single month so far in 2016, analysts say. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144011
Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETF assets hit new record high http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144010 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144010#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:32:38 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144010 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144010>Article Link</a> Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex-Japan reached a new record of US$132 billion at the end of 3Q2016, according to independent research and consultancy firm ETFGI. Net flows gathered by ETFs/ETPs in September were $6.46 billion, according to preliminary data from the firm’s September 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=144010
Why Gold ETFs See Robust Net Inflows against Actively Managed Gold Funds http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143992 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143992#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:14:20 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143992 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143992>Article Link</a> One of the dominant financial trends of the past decade has been a move by investors out of actively managed funds and into passively managed index funds or exchange traded funds (ETFs). (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=143992
What role can ETPs play in a private investors portfolio? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143969 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143969#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:26:41 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143969 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143969>Article Link</a> Frank Spiteri, head of distribution at ETF Securities writes exclusively for What Investment on the role Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) can play in a private investors portfolio. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=143969
Industrial Metals ETF Could be Ready to Shine http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143968 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143968#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:26:27 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143968 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143968>Article Link</a> Precious metals and the related exchange traded products are soaring this year, but the same cannot be said of their industrial metal counterparts. In what could be some good news for industrial or base metals and the corresponding exchange traded products, that trend could be poised to change. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=143968
How BlackRock Is Winning the ETF Fee War (Video) http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143947 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143947#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:14:24 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143947 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143947>Article Link</a> BlackRock took the step of slashing fees in an effort to gain ETF market share, and so far, the strategy is paying off. Bloomberg Intelligence’s Eric Balchunas explains on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.”. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=143947
Should you go for gold exchange traded fund or gold bond? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143931 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143931#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:24:12 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143931 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143931>Article Link</a> As Indians, we love our gold. Not just to display, gift and bequeath, but also as an investment. For investment, we have been used to buying physical gold, but that has changed over the past few years. Just when we got used to owning gold through the exchange-traded fund (ETF) route, the government introduced another way to buy and hold gold: through gold bonds. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=143931
Some Hot ETF Trends Begin To Cool http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143930 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143930#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:23:55 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143930 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143930>Article Link</a> Some of the most popular ETF trades this year seem to be cooling down. The shift in momentum is a case of mean-reversion triggered by valuations and overcrowding—too many people chasing the same strategies. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=143930
Money Managers Cut Gold Bets as ETF Holdings Soar to 3-Year High http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143929 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143929#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:23:42 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143929 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143929>Article Link</a> There’s a tussle in the gold market between money managers and exchange-traded fund investors. Money managers and other large speculators are bailing as the rally that took futures to its best first half in almost four decades falters. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=143929
Analysts advise on ETF trading http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143910 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143910#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:21:45 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143910 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143910>Article Link</a> Investors of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which have gained popularity in Taiwan’s equity market, have been advised to take advantage of risk factor exposure to boost the performance of their investments, according to analysts. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=143910
SEC kicks the bitcoin ETF approval decision down the road http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143889 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143889#comments Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:21:11 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143889 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143889>Article Link</a> The Securities and Exchange Commission late Wednesday declined to make a ruling on a bid to launch what would be the first exchange-traded fund that exclusively tracks the digital currency bitcoin. The regulator said it was instead seeking additional public feedback on the proposal. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=143889
ETF Trading Opportunities to Watch Closely http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143888 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143888#comments Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:20:58 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143888 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143888>Article Link</a> These ETFs have all seen strong trending movement recently. Another sizable trending wave has just begun or is likely to commence soon. The strong price moves present trades with high reward potential, especially if a stop loss can be kept relatively close to the entry point. Potential changes in the direction of the trend are also important for traders already in positions. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=143888
Commodity ETFs May Have More Room to Run http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143864 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143864#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:17:54 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143864 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143864>Article Link</a> Supply disruptions and increased seasonal demand has helped bolster the commodities space while global central bank policies may support returns through the rest of the year. Investors interested in gaining exposure to the commodities market have a number of exchange traded fund options available. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=143864
3 Commodity ETFs That Point to Higher Prices http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143863 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143863#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:17:40 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143863 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143863>Article Link</a> Heightened volatility in the financial markets has many investors concerned about the uptrends of many assets types. We’ll take a look at the charts of key commodity-related products and try to determine if they can withstand the selling pressure. (more…)

]]>
http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?feed=rss2&p=143863