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The spectre of further market volatility haunts investors as they look for income

The spectre of further market volatility haunts investors as they look for income

After the mother of all market selloffs in March and the mother of all market rebounds in April, it is long overdue to survey the debris that some investors might mistake for a well-constructed portfolio. As an income investor one should really ‘beware the Ides of March’ and in this article I will review four sources of income and the risks that come with that territory.

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Global ETF launches 15.06-02.07.20

Global ETF launches 15.06-02.07.20

This week’s new launches include a fund that provides investors with access to one of the few sectors to have benefited from the coronavirus pandemic, the Direxion Work From Home ETF, which is based on a Solactive index, as are Hamilton ETFs’ latest offerings covering the Australian and Canadian banking sectors. Elsewhere, Toews Corporation launched a family of Agility Shares ETFs, while Pacer ETFs added four new funds to its offering…

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Global ETF launches 18-25.06.20

Global ETF launches 18-25.06.20

After the recent rush of new ETF launches, things have been a little quieter this week. UBS Global Asset Management debuted two new funds on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt – a sustainable investment fund and a commodity strategy that simultaneously takes a short and long position in two commodity indices. Elsewhere, Global X launched a preferred stock fund and Catholic Values ETF, while ETFMG added a biotech fund to its thematic offering.

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Rathbones expands multi-asset range

Rathbones expands multi-asset range

Rathbone Unit Trust Management Ltd (Rathbones) has launched two new multi-asset funds, as part of the Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio Funds (RMAP) range – the Rathbone Multi-Asset Defensive Growth Portfolio Fund and Rathbone Multi-Asset Dynamic Growth Portfolio Fund.

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Global ETF launches 11-18.06.20

Global ETF launches 11-18.06.20

In a bumper week for new ETF launches, Leverage Shares expanded its range of LSE-listed S&L ETPs to 40 with the addition of 28 new products based on the heavily traded US stocks. Franklin Templeton meanwhile, added a US Treasuries ETF to its range of active ETFs for US investors, while Direxion debuted three ‘buy and hold’ funds and Ossiam launched a new fund to replicate the performance of the ICE (Intercontinental Exchange) 3-5 Year Euro Government Carbon Reduction Index.

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Global ETF launches 04-11.06.20

Global ETF launches 04-11.06.20

Another busy week for launches saw AllianzIM make its ETF debut with the launch a new product line based on buffered outcome products designed to match the returns of the S&P 500 Price Return Index up to a stated cap, while providing downside protection. Other interesting launches included a 28-strong range of S&L ETPs from Leverage Shoes, a Sports Betting ETF from Roundhill and a bitcoin ETP from ETC Group and HANetf.