Monday, June 20th, 2016

ETF Deathwatch for June 2016: Currency-Hedged Zombies

By Ron Rowland
12:15 pm CDT

Anyone looking for evidence of “trendiness” in ETF launch activity can find it in the recent land rush by sponsors trying to stake their claim in currency-hedged country.  Five years ago, there were only two currency-hedged ETFs listed in the U.S., and the quantity increased by just nine over the two subsequent years.  Today, the [...]


ETF Stats for May 2016: Another Forced Delisting | Wed, June 15th, 2016

Twenty-two new exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and one exchange-traded note (“ETN”) came to market in May.  There were five closures, and the net increase of 18 listings puts the month-end count at 1,902 (1,699 ETFs and 203 ETNs).  May was the second month in a row that a securities exchange forced an ETF delisting.  Assets for [...]

The Glacial Housing Shift | Thu, May 26th, 2016

The last economic recession was marked by an upheaval in the employment landscape, and the seven years of “recovery” have yet to undo all of the damage that was done. Millions of people still need a job, and millions of others are now earning far less than they previously were. Despite these depressing facts, history is likely to show that the glacial shift in housing may eventually become the distinguishing feature of the Great Recession.

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