What is it about collecting that forces someone to want everything on a list once they have engaged with their first item of that kind? One needs to only think of either record collectors or train spotters to know this habit can get out of control. Oddly enough this line of thinking also applies to investing - once you have traded one US Equity Sector ETF, then one’s inner voice compels you to keep looking at all of them.
In my opinion
Luck or careful planning – how one index provider and two ETF issuers dominate the ESG trackers listed on the London Stock Exchange
It’s fair to say the world has turned upside down since BlackRock’s Larry Fink unleashed his annual investment letter back in January. For those that have not read it, his message was simple, it is time to go all in on ESG.
In a world driven by stochastic hares and deterministic tortoises what have we learnt since the launch of SPY?
As the speed of tech driven change accelerated during those two decades, and each one of us constantly refreshed our RAM, our ability to remember the past seems to have gone by the wayside. Add to that another seven years when the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF was first listed on the New York Stock Exchange – can any of us ever truly remember how it was back in the good old days?
By Allan Lane, Algo-Chain – During a week when the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 11.4 per cent, the largest one day increase since 1933, this news seemed at odds with some of the more harrowing coronavirus statistics that hit the airwaves by the time US markets closed.
…says Kenneth Lamont (pictured), Senior Analyst, Passive Strategies, Manager Research, Morningstar.
By Allan Lane, Algo-Chain – With all eyes on the Middle East as the stand-off between Saudi Arabia and Russia for the dominance of the world's oil markets plays out, you could be forgiven if one of the biggest launches in the ETF space in many a year passed you by.
The Coronavirus is spurring demand for medical innovation to combat such viral outbreaks, says Anthony Ginsberg, co-creator of the HAN-GINS Indxx Healthcare Innovation UCITS (WELL) ETF…
The next iteration in the evolution of Fixed Income ETFs continues apace with the recent launch of JPMorgan's Global High Yield Corporate Bond Multi-Factor UCITS ETF, complete with ticker JGHY and an annual management fee of 0.35 per cent.
Beyond Investing’s Claire Smith (pictured), creator of the US Vegan Climate Index writes this week’s In My Opinion, asking ‘Are all ESG Indexes as green as you want them to be?’
KraneShares' new China ETF applies its ESG slide rule from Shanghai to Guangzhou - Look what happened
By Allan Lane, Algo-Chain – As the rise of boutique US ETF providers continues to lap the shores of Europe, it is good to see KraneShares making its mark with the launch of the KraneShares MSCI China ESG Leaders UCITS ETF listed on the London Stock Exchange last week, with ticker KESG and with an annual management fee of 0.4 per cent.