In its weekly brief, ETF Securities writes that last week saw the largest weekly outflow from Diversified Commodity ETPs for six months at USD80 million. This was the largest weekly outflow in the sector since November 2016. The firm writes that rising inventory levels among individual commodities such as oil, iron ore and sugar have been a drag on prices this year.
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James Butterfill, Head of Research and Investment Strategy at ETF Securities writes that last week saw profit taking in precious metals continuing with gold outflows totalling USD113 million.
BetaShares Managing Director Alex Vynokur (pictured) and Dr John Hewson, Chairman of Asset Owners Disclosure Project, have taken part in a media briefing, discussing the increased recognition from investors that there is a financial risk involved in climate change and why ethical investments are an attractive solution.
Managing Director and Portfolio manager, Brian Kessens (pictured), of Tortoise Advisors writes on current issues in the energy sect
ETF Securities has published its Triannual collection of research. Focusing specifically on the inclusion of inflation linked bonds in a portfolio, Morgane Delledonne, Associate Director, Fixed Income Strategist comments that inflation-linked (I/L) bonds generally outperform nominal bonds in times of rising inflation and growth by an average of 3 per cent.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Amundi have created the largest green-bond fund dedicated to emerging markets—a USD2 billion initiative that aims to deepen local capital markets and e
European investors have continued to increase their commodity exposure, with USD1.3 billion going into broad commodity ETFs in the first quarter of 2017 says ETF providers, Source.
Marlène Hassine Konqui, head of ETF Research at Lyxor, writes that European ETF market flows ended the first quarter on a positive note, continuing the positive trend for 2017.
ETF Securities reports that investors poured USD42 million into long gold ETPs as sentiment turned bearish following the launch of US missiles strikes on Syria in response to the chemical attack.
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc has launched the Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Sciences ETF on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol HMMJ.