Opalesque Futures Briefing » ETF http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Taking a Look at Shares of Horizons Auspice Managed Futures ETF http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13211 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13211#comments Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:17:12 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13211 Shares of Horizons Auspice Managed Futures ETF have recently come under renewed examination. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is one of multiple popular technical indicators created by J. Welles Wilder. Wilder introduced RSI in his book “New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems” which was published in 1978.
RSI measures the magnitude and velocity of directional price movements. The data is…

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Litigation Finance ETFs http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13087 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13087#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:48:35 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13087 Two of the biggest trends in finance in the last decade are the shift from active to passive management and efforts across much of the finance industry to find ways to offer innovative investment products within the confines of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (40 Act).
These trends have led to the rise of exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, and…

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Alternative Exchange Traded Funds http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13051 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13051#comments Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:12:43 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13051 More advisors are treating high-net-worth (HNW) clients and wealthy families like they’re small institutional investors. These advisors deploy endowment-like investment strategies. Alternative exchange traded funds (ETFs) are playing a key role in these developments.
A true endowment model approach is characterized by only a small allocation to traditional U.S. equities and bonds and more to alternative investments. Advisors catering to…

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This Merger Arbitrage ETF is Drawing Increased Interest http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13027 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13027#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2016 04:40:26 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13027 Trading volume has picked up in the latter part of this month in the third largest “Hedge Fund” ETF, IndexIQ IQ ARB Merger Arbitrage ETF (MNA). MNA has seen inflows to the tune of about $22 million year-to-date, bringing its asset base to about $139 million.
Those inflows have brought MNA within shouting distance of the next largest “Hedge Fund”…

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A ‘Stickier’ Alt Fund? http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12999 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12999#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:03:45 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12999 Some alts ETF providers, hoping to capitalize upon the trend, are now rolling up alts exposures into multi-strategy portfolio completion packages. ProShares, for example, takes a funds-of-funds approach in its Morningstar Alternatives Solution ETF , allocating to seven of its ETFs tracking merger arbitrage, long-short equity, managed futures and other strategies.
It’s fair to ask if the assets in these roll-ups…

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The Growing Pains of the Liquid Alt Market http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12946 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12946#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:36:22 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12946 A December 2013 study by Goldman Sachs predicted that the growth in the liquid alternative space would mimic the ETF market, soaring to $2.4 trillion in assets by 2020. (Assets are currently at about $222 billion, according to Morningstar.)
Goldman’s prediction was just one data point spurring a streak of new alternative mutual funds; indeed 2014 saw the highest number…

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Assets invested in Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs listed globally reach new record of $429bn at the end of June http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12936 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12936#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:35:04 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12936 ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, has reported assets invested in smart beta ETFs/ETPs listed in globally reached a new record high US$429 billion at the end of June 2016, according to data from ETFGI’s June 2016 global smart beta ETF and ETP industry insights report (click here to view the ETFGI…

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Investors shift more allocations to passive funds http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12916 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12916#comments Mon, 01 Aug 2016 01:16:55 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12916 More investors are shifting to passive products according to new data from Broadridge. Independent broker dealers (IBDs) and wirehouse firms experienced net asset outflows of two percent for actively managed mutual funds in the first half of 2016, according to the latest Broadridge distribution report. Much of the outflows of actively managed funds from broker dealers appeared to move to…

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Big ETF Outflows http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12914 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12914#comments Mon, 01 Aug 2016 01:14:52 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12914 Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares (DUST), where 6,150,000 units were destroyed, or a 10.8% decrease week over week.
And on a percentage change basis, the ETF with the biggest outflow was the ProShares Managed…

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Alternative ETFs Have a Volatility Problem http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12896 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12896#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:30:26 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12896 In Newfound Research’s opinion, certain alternative strategies (e.g. managed futures and merger arbitrage) deserve to be considered for inclusion in many investor portfolios. These strategies offer access to unique return streams that tend to be quite diversified to core stocks and bonds.
Traditionally, investors accessed these types of strategies through hedge funds or other private investment vehicles. These vehicles can…

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