David Tuckwell's Articles

Virtus lists actively managed leveraged preferred stock ETF

24th April 2018

Today’s new ETF listings from around the world. USA Virtus lists actively managed preferred stock ETF New York-based Virtus ETF is listing a new actively managed preferred stock ETF that […]

Will tobacco-free ETFs underperform?

24th April 2018

The wages of sin is exorbitant outperformance. Tobacco may be terrible, but tobacco companies have historically outperformed. Smelly and carcinogenic, tobacco companies are the first to be fired from many […]

XTB offers green corporate bond portfolio on HUB24

23rd April 2018

XTB, the Australian company that puts the corporate bonds of single companies into ETF wrappers, has rolled out a new actively managed portfolio of ESG bonds and put it on […]

Top of the gum tree: Australia’s best ETFs for Q1 2018

22nd April 2018

Results are in for Q1 of 2018 for Australian ETFs.  Spreads and Liquidity The most traded and liquid ETFs in Q1 were cash ETFs. In Australia, cash ETFs provide access […]

BlackRock lists a new actively managed hybrid gold ETF

20th April 2018

Today’s new ETF listings from around the world. USA Actively managed hybrid gold ETF from iShares It’s almost as if they’re trying to time the market. Right in time for the potential bear […]

What would Larry Fink think?

18th April 2018

USA iShares lists actively managed inflation-proof corporate bond ETF iShares is listing an actively managed investment-grade corporate bond ETF that uses derivatives to reduce inflation. The iShares Inflation Hedged Corporate Bond […]

Interview: bosses of Sweden’s bitcoin ETF explain their product

18th April 2018

CoinShares – through its affiliate XBT Provider – is the world’s largest issuer of bitcoin and ether exchange-traded products. But how do they work and what should investors know? We […]

This smart beta ETF looks for the IRS factor

14th April 2018

Today’s new ETF listings from around the world USA Actively managed tax ETF from Schroders and Hartford (IRS factor?) Tax is a big drag on any fund’s performance. So Hartford […]

New ETFs for women and minorities, backed by NAACP and YWCA

13th April 2018

Today’s new ETF listings from around the world. USA Not-for-profit Impact Shares lists fundraising ETFs New not-for-profit issuer Impact Shares has listed two ETFs backed by charity groups the National […]

Interview: why smart beta is making this strategist sick

by , 12th April 2018

Richard Wiggins is one of the foremost critics of smart beta ETFs, and his article for Institutional Investor on the topic went viral earlier this year. Wiggins, who works as […]