YieldShares Fund 'PFV’ Changing Focus [-0.02]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 5 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

A new filing from Amplify Exchange Traded Funds indicates the firm will be changing the focus of its Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF (PFV) from dividend ETFs to senior-loan closed-end funds. The new version will track an index of closed-end funds that invest in senior loans.

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ETF Filing: VanEck Plans Bitcoin Fund [0.03]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 3:15 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

A recent filing from VanEck outlines plans for an actively managed ETF that will invest in bitcoin-linked vehicles.

More recently,’s parent company CBOE has entered into an agreement with Gemini Trust to create futures based on Gemini’s bitcoin data.

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Tactical Mutual Fund Strategies [0.12]

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017, 9:43 a.m. by QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH AND TRADING @ [source]

The essence of the idea is simply that one can design long-only, tactical market timing strategies that perform robustly during market downturns, or which may even be positively correlated with volatility. In general, mutual funds are not ideal vehicles for expressing trading strategies, including tactical market timing strategies.

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ETF Closures Outpace Prior Year; Launches Lag [0.11]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 8:45 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

This year in ETFs has been pretty busy so far, and it looks like we may be seeing a new peak level of closures by the time things shake out at the end of the year. Interestingly, State Street has only launched one fund so far this year.

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IShares Debuts ‘Pure’ US Revenue ETF [0.05]

Posted on Aug. 10, 2017, 9 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

Today BlackRock’s iShares is rolling out an ETF that will seek to provide exposure to stocks of companies that generate most of their revenues within the U.S. That gives you access to U.S. stocks, but not necessarily to U.S. dollars or revenue,” said Daniel Prince, head of product consulting for BlackRock's U.S. iShares wealth advisory business, in reference to the fund.

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Who coulda seen this coming? [0.07]

Posted on Aug. 10, 2017, 5 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

For computerized strategies that are supposed to be making people obsolete, quants are looking decidedly human in 2017. Today’s arms race into quantitative and algorithmically driven strategies will be no different than all other Wall Street arms races of the past: The getting is good at first, until it works.

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WisdomTree Adding China A-Shares To 2 ETFs [0.11]

Posted on Aug. 9, 2017, 8:30 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

WisdomTree recently announced it would be adding China equities trading on the A-shares markets to the indexes underlying two of its ETFs, with the change effective on Aug. 11. Both of the WisdomTree funds track in-house indexes.

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The 10-year period began January 1, 2008, which means we are in the final year of the challenge. While we don't know the funds selected by Protégé, we do have a nine-year performance update — and it's not pretty.

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ETF Filing: JP Morgan Plans Single Factor Funds [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 10 p.m. by HOME @ [source]


The JPMorgan U.S. Dividend ETF will track an index designed to cover the stocks with the highest dividend yields over a rolling 12-month period in each sector, and weights them within their respective sectors in such a way as to diversify risk.

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How to avoid family financial sabotage [0.03]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 11:55 a.m. by Financial Advisor Hub @ [source]

Deciding not to expect repayment can reduce your anxiety.

Regardless of whether you fund a choice or charity situation, it is important to determine how much and how often you're willing to shell out money and whether you will set up repayment terms.

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Some of the strongest track records in money management are closely bound up with trend-based strategies. No wonder that there’s an ever growing pile of money in portfolios tracking trend-based strategies.

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Top Performing Commodity ETFs [0.02]

Posted on Aug. 4, 2017, 6:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

It's much too early to say the commodities rut is over.

In many cases, individual commodities are doing even worse than the broad indices suggest.

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Back in December 2014, the start of the worst oil rout since the financial crisis claimed its first victim when 113 year old Phibro, then owned by Occidental Petroleum after its sale by Citigroup, would liquidate in the US after it failed to buy a buyer. Phibro, of course, was made famous or perhaps infamous (after his $100 million Citi bonus in 2008 prompted a Congressional inquiry) by its star employee, "oil god" Andy Hall.

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Various Colors To ‘White Label’ ETF Providers [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 3, 2017, 8:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

There are a lot of questions swirling in the wake of ETF Managers Group and PureFunds’ break over a group of ETFs, most notably the popular ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK). About a year ago, AdvisorShares and TrimTabs went through a similar break over the now-named AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF (TTFS), where AdvisorShares replaced TrimTabs as subadvisor for the fund with Wilshire Associates.

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Who Actually Owns Your ETF? [0.17]

Posted on Aug. 2, 2017, 9:45 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

It would be easy to read the story we broke Monday about the seemingly un-amicable breakup of PureFunds and ETF Managers Group (ETFMG) and simply say, “Well, that’s interesting,” make some popcorn, put your feet up and watchpoever,. I know about as much about the specifics here in this particular case as you do, if you’ve read the article.

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ETF Filing: New Firm Plans ‘Shielded Alpha’ Funds [0.06]

Posted on Aug. 2, 2017, 7:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

A new firm believes it has the solution to the nontransparent actively managed ETF conundrum.

Today marks the departure of 50 iShares ETFs from the NYSE Arca exchange and their relocation to new homes on the Bats and Nasdaq exchanges.

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ETF Watch: Transamerica Debuts 4 Funds [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 2, 2017, 7:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

Insurer and investment firm Transamerica Corp. is entering the ETF space today for the first time, with the launch of four funds focused on—appropriately enough for an insurance company—risk management. Each can invest in derivatives and other ETFs to achieve their investment goals, the document said.

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Under The Radar ETFs With Big Inflows [0.12]

Posted on Aug. 2, 2017, 2:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

Anyone following the ETF industry knows about the record-breaking inflows this year. If you haven't been keeping up, year-to-date inflows are $274 billion as of July 31, according to the latest monthly flows data, courtesy of FactSet.

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What ETFs Really Cost [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 6:45 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

How much does it actually cost to own an ETF? This metric includes all internal costs of the fund, such as items we sometimes see itemized in a prospectus, like the management fee, which is how much an issuer charges for its fund management services.

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