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Industrial metals: The backbone of renewable infrastructure

Aug 8th, 2022 | By
Robert Minter, Director of ETF Investment Strategy at abrdn.

By Robert Minter, Director of ETF Investment Strategy at abrdn.

Industrial metals are a unique asset class within the commodities sector that may allow investors to gain exposure to the global green energy transition.


Thematic ETF rebalancing during prolonged downturns

Jun 22nd, 2022 | By
Rahul Sen Sharma, Managing Partner at Indxx.

By Rahul Sen Sharma, Managing Partner at Indxx.

Rebalancing allows thematic ETF managers to maintain their strategic long-term allocations in the face of rapidly shifting markets.


ETF trends to watch in 2022: Crypto, taxes, and active

Nov 18th, 2021 | By
Nicholas J. Elward, Senior Vice President, Head of Institutional Product and ETFs at Natixis Investment Managers.

By Nicholas J. Elward, Head of Institutional Product and ETFs at Natixis Investment Managers.

We expect 2022 to be even more exciting than this year. Here are three trends we’re watching closely.


Blockchain in the real world

Nov 10th, 2021 | By
Gregg Guerin, Senior Product Specialist for First Trust.

By Gregg Guerin, Senior Product Specialist for First Trust.

For most investors, Blockchain means crypto. Some believe Bitcoin (or other digital currencies) are a valid asset; others think it’s a Ponzi scheme. But investors rarely pause to consider the underlying technology, Blockchain, and its vast applicability in the real world.


The Rise of Defined Outcome ETFs

Oct 22nd, 2021 | By
The rise of Defined Outcome ETFs

By Vinit Srivastava, CEO, MerQube. We speak daily to the world’s major providers of ETFs about what they are working on to address investor requirements. It is very clear that everyone is talking about one set of products and strategies: Defined Outcome ETFs.


The timely opportunity in infrastructure ETFs

Oct 5th, 2021 | By
Chris Huemmer, Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist for FlexShares ETFs.

By Chris Huemmer, Senior Investment Strategist, FlexShares ETFs.

As the US House of Representatives prepares to vote on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill, investment opportunities in infrastructure have become front and center for many ETF investors.


ETF rebalancing and reconstitution

Oct 4th, 2021 | By
Varun Raju, Team Lead, Products, and Vaibhav Agarwal, Head of Products, Indxx.

By Varun Raju, Team Lead, Products, and Vaibhav Agarwal, Head of Products, Indxx.

The unrelenting growth of passive investing, owing to its ease and low costs, has further galvanized index providers and fund managers to discover innovative solutions and reduce market inefficiencies.


Carbon offset ETFs: the Diet Coke of investing

Sep 7th, 2021 | By
Josh Gregory, Founder of Sugi.

Guilt-free investing? Josh Gregory, Founder of Sugi, explains why investors still need to be cautious.


Think you’ve missed the value boat? Think again

Jul 26th, 2021 | By
Think you've missed the value rally? Think again

By Anthony Beevers, Portfolio Manager at First Trust Global Portfolios.

The Covid-19 vaccine announcement on 9 November 2020 triggered a significant factor rotation in favour of value. Given the rally that value has recently enjoyed, many will be wondering if they might have missed the boat.


Concentration risk in clean energy ETFs still a concern, says Bloomberg Intelligence

Jul 15th, 2021 | By
Concentration risk in clean energy ETFs still a concern, says Bloomberg Intelligence

According to Bloomberg Intelligence (BI), the decreased concentration of stocks associated with the clean energy theme within ETFs provides investors with broader and less volatile exposure. Still, warns BI, some companies like Sunworks still have close to 20% of their shares held by the ETFs so drastic price swings can still be expected.