David Tuckwell's Articles

Medium-sized ETF issuers are dying off

by , 20th February 2018

Mirae Asset’s acquisition of Global X, the JP Morgan-backed $9.6bn ETF issuer, has left many wondering what the future holds for medium sized issuers. Global X is the third medium-sized […]

Junk bond ETFs are being short sold en masse

by , 19th February 2018

Junk bond ETFs have the largest percent of AUM short sold, new data reveals.  Junk bond ETFs are by far the most short sold of any kind of ETF with […]

Did Mirae overpay for Global X?

19th February 2018

The Korean press has reported that Global X was acquired by Mirae Asset for $488 million, leaving many wondering if Mirae overpaid. But is $488 million a fair price? We […]

First Trust lists AI and robotics ETF; New issuer Whitford comes for Wednesdays

15th February 2018

Today’s new ETF listings from around the world. USA First Trust enters the robot race First Trust is listing a robotics and AI ETF, adding another product to this increasingly […]

XIV was a dud, but the stock market isn’t overvalued

13th February 2018

Three ETF stories from around the web this week that we found interesting.  1) XIV: You were warned XIV began trading after the great recession, meaning it had never been […]

Lightly leveraged ETFs at 125%

12th February 2018

USA “Lightly leveraged” at 1.25X Leveraged ETF specialist Direxion Investments is listing four new “lightly leveraged” ETFs in New York under a new sub-brand called “Portfolio+”. The Portfolio+ line will […]

Self-driving car ETF; Legg Mason teams with BetaShares

9th February 2018

Today’s new ETF listings from around the world.  USA New electric and self-driving cars ETF Penserra capital and white labeller exchange traded concept are banding together to list a new […]

More listings for Canada’s NEO exchange

8th February 2018

Today’s ETF listings from around the world.  Canada AGF taps the zeitgeist with infrastructure and ESG listings Toronto-based AGF Investments is listing two new actively managed ETFs that have their […]

Are equally weighted ETFs the only smart beta funds that work?

7th February 2018

Smart beta ETFs have gone from flavour of the month to flavour of the year. What was once an obscure buzzword known only to finance wonks has reached retail investors […]

Actively managed dividends; Canadian blockchain

7th February 2018

Today’s new ETF listings from around the world.  USA Horizons lists new actively managed dividend ETF, with options strategy Horizons ETFs is teaming up with Cadence Capital to list a […]