Opinion & Analysis

Novelty ETFs are dead, liquidation data shows

by , 18th January 2019

A lot of people talk about the expansion of the ETF industry. But an aspect that gets less attention is the growing numbers of ETFs that are dying off and […]

ETF transparency and liquidity are welcome in stressed markets

by , 16th January 2019

The phenomenal rise in ETF adoption looks extraordinary. But viewed in the context of any technology upgrade – from tape to CD, from CD to MP3 – there’s nothing outstanding about […]

Why value ETFs continue to fail

by , 14th January 2019

Summary Smart beta Value ETFs are relatively homogenous Some show high exposures to other equity factors, which may represent risk Excess returns from smart beta are significantly lower than long-short […]

Nicolas Rabener

The free market and the ballooning number of indices

by , 10th January 2019

If there is one thing bound to scare the horses in the world of investment it will be a headline figure or number that ‘just doesn’t feel right’. Numbers matter […]

Victims of 2018 – emerging markets

by , 7th January 2019

As 2018 drew to a close, it was fair to say that it had been a tough year for all asset classes – something like 80-90% of assets look set […]

John Stepek

2018’s best and worst performers

by , 4th January 2019

Following poor revenue disclosures, volatility and major sell-offs, equity faced a slump in the second half of 2018, causing fixed income ETFs to spike as investors required relief from significant […]

Five ETF takeaways from 2018

by , 31st December 2018

Like Santa pulling a last forgotten present from the bottom of his sack, ETF Stream is delighted to bring you some of the key takeaways from the past 12 months, […]

Scott Longley

The private equity mirage

by , 18th December 2018

Summary Private equity returns can be replicated with small cap equities Small, cheap and levered stocks would have achieved higher returns since 1988 Valuation and debt multiples are at all-time-highs, […]

Nicolas Rabener

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 exposure to what the manager calls the exponential […]

‘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 should ignore the complaints of the active sector, […]