Risk Management Using Strategic Beta ETFs (TILT)

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From FlexShares: The debate over the benefits of active management–in the form of generating portfolio performance over an index–has been going on for decades.
NYSE:TILT June 20, 2017 6:37am

Harness The Ongoing Sector Rotation With This Unique Fund (HUSE)

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Given all of the discussion lately in regards to the heavy selling that has occurred here in June in the “FAANG” names (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Alphabet (Google)), portfolio managers likely have a view one way or the other in regards to where they stand in the space.
NYSE:HUSE June 13, 2017 12:14pm

Nickel-and-Dime Your Way Through M&A With This ETF (MNA)

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From Grant Wasylik: Have you ever profited from an investment strategy where you consistently banked easy, small returns?
NYSE:MNA June 1, 2017 9:23am

Time For Liquid Alt Funds To Finally Shine?

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From David Saunders, K2 Advisors: Truth be told, 2016 was not a stellar year for hedge funds, as unceremoniously summed in this headline from The Economist on December 19, 2016, “Multi-manager hedge funds lost cash, cachet in 2016.”
NYSE:QAI May 19, 2017 6:03am

Tilting – A Different Approach to Indexing

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From FlexShares: Traditional market cap weighted indexing, such as with ETFs that track benchmarks like the S&P 500, attempt to replicate the holdings and weightings of the index. The stocks having the most weight in the index have the most weight in the ETF.
NYSE:TILT May 8, 2017 10:46am

A Closer Look At A New Actively Managed Bond Fund

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TETF (ETF Industry & Financial Services, Expense Ratio 0.64%) launched today, and fund literature suggests the high level of growth not only in ETF fund offerings that have occurred over time in recent years, but the proliferation of ETF issuers themselves.
NYSE:BLHY April 21, 2017 12:53pm

Multi-Asset Funds Beginning To Pick Up Steam

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We have not previously covered Principal Financial Group’s ETF lineup in any considerable depth in this piece in the past, and the largest of the funds is creeping up on its two year anniversary after gathering respectable assets in the marketplace.
NYSE:YLD April 10, 2017 11:49am

This First Trust “Fund Of Funds” ETF Deserves A Closer Look

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We have covered FV (First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5, Expense Ratio 0.94%, $2.5 billion in AUM) in the past in this column, as the fund has attained a 4-star Morningstar ranking currently, but it has seen some mild profit taking year-to-date (-$220 million out via redemptions).
NASDAQ:FV April 6, 2017 12:27pm

A Closer Look At The Burgeoning World Of Long/Short ETFs

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We have been peppering in coverage on several funds that fit the budding “Long/Short” category in the ETF landscape, including the largest in the space, FTLS (First Trust Long/Short Equity, Expense Ratio 1.17%, $111 million in AUM).
NYSE:FTLS April 5, 2017 12:57pm

This ETF Provides One-Click Access To A High-Yield Covered Call Strategy

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From Contrarian Outlook: If you’re worried about a pullback, I don’t blame you. But don’t sit in cash and earn nothing when you can hedge your portfolio and collect yields up to 8%.
NASDAQ:QYLD March 27, 2017 6:16am

A Closer Look At A Unique Multi-Strategy ETF Gathering Impressive Assets

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Chicago-based Hull Tactical Asset Allocation entered the ETF market as a sponsor in late June of 2015, and its lone fund at the moment, HTUS (Hull Tactical Fund, Expense Ratio 1.00%), has made a name for itself in raising more than $100 million in assets to date.
NYSE:HTUS March 17, 2017 12:28pm

Can’t Get No Portfolio Satisfaction? Try This ETF

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From Kevin Quigg, ACSI Funds Chief Strategist: Despite being the driving factor behind many individual companies’ business models and success, customer satisfaction has never been fully utilized by most investment professionals as a tool in identifying superior companies.
BATS:ACSI February 17, 2017 9:09am

The M&A Arbitrage ETF Just Hit New Highs Today

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Investors looking for ETFs with rising momentum should begin to consider the IQ ARB Merger Arbitrage ETF (MNA). This product just hit a new 52-week high of $29.65 today, and is now up 10.18% from its 52-week low price of $26.91 per share.
NYSE:MNA January 30, 2017 6:17pm

Blue Sky Asset Management Launches Five New QuantX ETFs

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A new ETF issuer has entered the competitive landscape today, with Blue Sky Asset Management launching an initial suite of five QuantX-branded funds that utilize some interesting proprietary quantitative methods.
BATS:XUSA January 26, 2017 1:50pm

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