Recession Risk Is Real For Eurozone ETFs

Recession Risk Is Real For Eurozone ETFs

Long disappointing and downtrodden, eurozone stocks and the corresponding exchange traded funds are rebounding this year. As Feb. 5, the iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF (CBOE: EZU) and the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (NYSE: FEZ) are up an average of 7 percent year-to-date. What Happened While 2019 is still in its formative stages, the starts to the year by EZU and FEZ are undoubtedly impressive following an average 2018 loss of just over 17 percent for the funds, which are two of the largest U.S.-listed eurozone ETFs. As previous eras of…

Investors Buy Shares of Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT) on Weakness

Traders purchased shares of Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (NYSEARCA:VT) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $57.19 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $35.77 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $21.42 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Vanguard Total World Stock ETF had the 29th highest net in-flow for the day. Vanguard Total World Stock ETF traded down ($0.13) for the day and closed at $70.44 A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have…

The Myth vs. Realities of Liquid Alts

The Myth vs. Realities of Liquid Alts

It’s been nearly a decade since the launch of the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy ETF (QAI), the first (and still the biggest) liquid alternative Exchange Traded Fund. What made it a compelling idea then makes it a compelling idea now: the opportunity to access an institutional-quality investment strategy with the potentials to improve portfolio diversification and provide risk mitigation during periods of market volatility. In the years since QAI became available, dozens of new liquid alt ETFs have been introduced incorporating a broad range of strategies that includes merger arbitrage, market…

How We Will Remember the Year of the Dog? ICO Market Decline, Trend Toward Compliance and Other Takeaways

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Happy Chinese New Year! As the Year of the Yellow Mountain Dog has drawn to a close, it is time to look back at what happened. While there was a promising start in January 2018, when most altcoins were enjoying their all-time highs, the bear eventually took over, and the market delved into the so-called “Crypto Winter.” Nevertheless, there was good news, too: The United States regulators expressed their desire to stick to “positive regulation,” while big league investors poured some funds into a number of promising, compliant crypto projects…