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WisdomTree

All eyes on the BoJ: from down-cycle risks to stimulus action?

22nd March 2018

Newly appointed board members are likely to push the Bank[...]

Invesco PowerShares

More high-yield, less equity

21st March 2018

In the latest 'Big Picture' quarterly update, Invesco Powershares is[...]

Invesco PowerShares

Why has the dollar been so weak?

16th March 2018

Yield spreads have moved in favour of the dollar and[...]

Lyxor

Of readiness, risk and rhetoric

15th March 2018

It would take a much deeper deterioration in overall conditions[...]

WisdomTree

Japan: Yes, this time is different

2nd March 2018

Four fundamental forces have changed from negative to positive. [wpdm_package[...]

State Street Global Advisers

Italian elections – the last stand of the populist vote?

2nd March 2018

State Street looks at how Italian government bond yields have[...]

Tracking difference and tracking error

Tracking difference is a very helpful metric which can help you figure out whether your ETF is doing its job or not. Most ETFs track an index such as the […]

Creation, redemption and authorised participants

One unique characteristic of ETFs is the way that shares are created. Let’s quickly look at what happens with unit trusts and OEICs. If you have money in an OEIC, […]

What are the pluses and minuses of ETFs?

Here’s a look at the pluses and minuses of ETFs. The pluses Cheap The biggest plus point for ETFs is that they tend to be cheap. One of the cheapest […]

What are ETFs?

An ETF (Exchange Traded Fund)  is a hybrid between a fund and a share. An ETF is like a conventional fund (a unit trust or OEIC) because it enables investors […]

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

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 […]

Investing in government bond ETFs

Government bonds form the backbone of many investment portfolios. They’re especially popular with pension funds who like their safety and predictability. Government bonds issued by the US and UK are […]