ETF Deathwatch For July 2019

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By Tyler Andries For the month of July, the ETF Deathwatch increased in size. Twenty-four exchange-traded products (“ETPs”) were added to the list, and 19 funds were removed, making July a busier month in terms of additions. Of the removals, 16 were removed due to increased health, and three were due to asset managers closing their funds. July was a perplexing time for domestic equity markets, so the high number of funds that were added to the Deathwatch in July was not surprising. Many of the additions were index-tracking ETFs.…

2019 Investing Themes

Each year, ETFdb.com conducts a comprehensive review of the macroeconomic trends, policies and financial market themes that will dominate the next 12 months. Here, we introduce the overarching investment topics that are poised to shape the financial markets in 2019 and beyond. For ETF investors, 2019 will largely be dictated by several major themes, including: A spotlight on global trade Global central banks’ significant shift toward monetary easing Momentum driven trends in a late business cycle Low risk-adjusted returns across major asset classes Renewed interest for bonds and yield-generating assets…

July/August 2019 ETF Filing Roundup

The last six weeks have been an interesting time for filings. Most notably, newcomer Pacific Global Trust has filed for three funds, while First Trust filed for a raft of ETFs, as has Innovator ETFs. It should be noted that the roster of Innovator ETF filings includes one for an unprecedented product. Firms With Multiple Filings Innovator has been working to expand its lineup of ETFs, with filings for fixed income products and more defined outcome funds. The Innovator PTAM MBS ETF will be actively managed and invest in prime,…