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Slowly but surely, more investors are selecting ETFs, according to a recent study by US-based Cogent Reports. The report says that there has been a three per cent increase in the number of investors which own an ETF, from 18 per cent in 2016 to 21 per cent now. Out of all the participants which are planning to invest in ETFs within the next three months, 40 per cent would be buying ETFs for the first time. Although the progression is[...]

JP Morgan takes the traditionally passive to active in Europe

13th December 2018

This article focusses on JPMAM’s new European listings. For the new US equivalents, please see this article.  JP Morgan has launched three actively-managed corporate bond ETFs and one actively-managed Emerging […]

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Product Panel: WisdomTree’s Artificial Intelligence ETF

by , 11th December 2018

The WisdomTree Artificial Intelligence UCITS ETF has been conceived in conjunction with both Nasdaq and the Consumer technology Association (CTA) and provides[...]

‘Skewing it up’ – IA gains plaudits for ETF inclusion move

by , 3rd December 2018

The UK’s Investment Association (IA) should be applauded for opening a consultation on whether to include ETFs within its fund sectors and[...]

Are ETFs best in a downward trending market?

by , 28th November 2018

The longest bull run in history could be nearing its end as volatility rises and major US stock markets correct, wiping out[...]
Rebecca Hampson

Helping smart beta by reducing turnover

by , 26th November 2018

Summary Portfolio turnover of equity factors can be reduced significantly by trading more conservatively However, reducing turnover does not necessarily increase risk-return ratios[...]
Nicolas Rabener

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Investing in Latin America

14th December 2018

Latin America is made up of roughly 26 countries, with Brazil, Mexico and Colombia the biggest three measured by population, according to worldometers. For years the region has been plagued […]

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Investing in the UK: Time to pick up some Brexit bargains?

12th December 2018

As the Brexit crisis becomes ever more unpredictable, Ed asks whether now is a good time to buy some cheap shares. Ed speaks to Oliver Smith, Portfolio Manager at IG Smart Portfolio, and Howie Li, Head of ETFs at Legal & General Investment Management. Howie[...]


Are Chinese sectors ready for sector investors?

26th November 2018

Sector investing has gained wide traction in developed markets, notably[...]


Did the FAANG stocks lead the US stock market drop?

16th October 2018

Most of the market fall last week was in the[...]


Spotlight on US equity: leave no stone unturned

14th October 2018

There's more to come from US equities in this cycle.[...]


GICS changes: risk depends on how it’s measured

14th October 2018

What does the new GICS sector in New York mean[...]

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Cigarettes, sunshine and happiness

27th July 2018

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Guide to understanding ETFs: Creation and Redemption

Creation and redemption is how ETFs are made and destroyed. Understanding creation and redemption is crucial to understanding ETFs and crucial to understanding why ETFs are a superior financial technology […]

ETF myths

In this article we look at some widely believed myths about ETFs. Read on to find out why they’re either completely untrue or at least partly untrue. ETFs only track […]

Liquidity and ETFs

Liquidity is an important issue for investors. If you’re investing in an illiquid asset, you may find it difficult or expensive to sell that asset, especially if you’re trying to […]

Leveraged and Inverse ETFs

If you’re very confident that a particular share or market is going to go up, it can be frustrating when you know you don’t have much money available to back […]