‘ Leveraged and Inverse ETFs ’

Horizons introduces world’s first inverse and leveraged marijuana ETFs

May 23rd, 2019 | By
Steve Hawkins, President and CEO of Horizons ETFs.

Horizons ETFs Canada has launched two new ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange which are the world’s first to provide inverse and leveraged exposure to marijuana-related stocks. The funds provide twice the daily return and inverse daily return, respectively, of the North American MOC Marijuana Index of North American publicly listed companies with significant business activities in the marijuana industry. Steve Hawkins, President and CEO at Horizons ETFs, said, “[The ETFs] will give Canadian marijuana equity investors the opportunity to potentially generate returns in both positive and negative markets in the marijuana sector.”


Direxion unveils ‘Relative Weight’ ETF suite

Jan 17th, 2019 | By
Dave Mazza, Managing Director and Head of Product of Direxion

Direxion has unveiled a new suite of ETFs on NYSE Arca that use a relative weight methodology. The range consists of ten long/short ETFs, separated into five investment pairs designed to capture both sides of an expressed view – for example, that value will outperform growth or vice-versa. “The beauty of these funds is they allow you to extend your viewpoint to the short side to seek additional returns,” said Dave Mazza, Managing Director and Head of Product of Direxion. “Your view is no longer mismatched with the fund – the fund is now designed to match your view.”


ProShares launches inverse & leveraged Communication Services sector ETFs

Jan 17th, 2019 | By
Ben Fulton, Managing Director of ProShares’ tactical products business.

ProShares has launched four new ETFs on NYSE Arca, providing a range of leveraged and inverse leveraged exposures to the newly minted Communications Services sector of the S&P 500 Index. “ProShares is committed to providing knowledgeable investors with a comprehensive set of tools for tactical investing,” said Ben Fulton, Managing Director of ProShares’ tactical products business.


Direxion to increase leverage on PortfolioPlus ETFs

Jan 5th, 2019 | By
Cathay launches leveraged DJIA ETF in Taiwan

US-based inverse and leveraged ETF specialist Direxion has announced it will raise the daily leverage factor on its suite of ‘PortfolioPlus’ ETFs – a range of lightly leveraged funds providing exposure to the US large, mid, and small cap markets, as well as international developed and emerging market stocks.


Direxion unveils triple leveraged & inverse ETFs for US consumer sectors

Dec 4th, 2018 | By
Emles launches long/short equity ETF

Direxion has added four funds to its line-up of leveraged and inverse sector ETFs. The funds provide triple leveraged exposure or triple inverse leveraged exposure to the daily return of the consumer staples and consumer discretionary sectors of the US equity market.


CTBC launches offshore China equity ETFs in Taiwan

Nov 1st, 2018 | By
Daiwa launches two Chinese innovation ETFs including Japan’s first STAR Market fund

Taipei-headquartered CTBC Investments has launched a pair of ETFs on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) that provide unleveraged and leveraged exposure to China’s offshore equity market.


Samsung AM launches three ETFs on Korea Exchange

Sep 10th, 2018 | By
NH-Amundi launches long-term Korean Treasury ETF on KRX

Samsung Asset Management has launched three new ETFs on Korea Exchange. Listed under the firm’s KODEX brand, two of the funds provide exposure to futures contracts based on long-term Treasury bonds (one long, one short), while the third tracks local companies involved in rechargeable battery production.


Horizons ETFs to offer new marijuana equity exposures in Canada

Jun 18th, 2018 | By
ETFMG launches leveraged inverse cannabis ETF

Horizons ETFs (Canada) is enhancing its suite of marijuana-focused ETFs with the listing of futures contracts on the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (HMMJ CN) and the filing of a preliminary prospectus to launch inverse and leveraged ETFs that provide exposure to Canadian marijuana companies.


Global ETF/ETP AUM back above $5 trillion mark

Jun 15th, 2018 | By
Fixed income ETFs to play greater role in portfolios, finds Tabula

Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally have returned back above the $5 trillion mark, as of 31 May 2018, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI.


Seven new ETFs list on Korean stock exchange

May 11th, 2018 | By

Seven new ETFs have been listed on the South Korean Stock Exchange. Hanwha has issued five equity funds which track smart beta versions of the KOSPI 200 Index, while KBSTAR has issued two fixed income funds offering exposure to ten-year Korean Treasury bonds.