REMX ETF: Someone’s Betting Big on a Rare Earth, Strategic Metals

ETFs are an easy way to gain broad exposure to comprehensive and niche markets, and one ETF that tracks rare earth and strategic metal miners was under the microscope of some large investors on Monday. On Monday, the VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSEArca: REMX), which is comprised of global companies involved in producing refining and recycling rare earth and strategic metals and minerals, jumped almost 7% – over 37 times its average daily volume. What is interesting about the rise in REMX is the lack of broad strength in…

Columbia Threadneedle Makes Changes to its ETF Line Up

As an exchange traded fund business grows and matures, the money managers behind the ETF strategies will have to make some tough decisions, both good and bad. To better compete in a tougher ETF industry, Columbia Threadneedle Investments has cut its management fee on two ETFs: the Columbia Multi-Sector Municipal Income ETF (NYSEArca: MUST) to 0.23% from 0.28% and Columbia EM Core ex-China ETF (NYSEArca: XCEM) to 0.16% from 0.35%. MUST could help complement a traditional approach to municipal bond investing and improve investor outcomes. The smart beta methodology leans…

Smart Beta ETF Investing for the Late Business Cycle

With the U.S. in the late stages of the market cycle, more investors are looking into smart beta or factor-based ETFs to better manage risks while still staying in the game. “Late cycle. We need to keep our clients invested,” Yasmin Dahya, Executive Director, Head of Americas Investment Specialist Team, Beta Strategies Group at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, said at Inside ETFs 2019. “While we are optimistic about growth and owning equities, we’ve got to be realistic about our clients stay through that. So for the most part, I think…

Upbeat Earnings, Economic Data Help Extend U.S. Stock ETF Gains

U.S. markets and stock exchange traded funds extended their rebound Thursday, erasing most of the recent trade-induced losses over the past week, as upbeat first quarter earnings and economic data help fuel risk-on sentiment. On Thursday, the Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQ) increased 1.0%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) 0.9% and SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) advanced 0.9%. The more positive mood also helped the S&P 500 recover within 2% of its all-time high reached at the end of April. While the U.S.-China standoff remains a lingering…

3 Targeted ETFs to Ride Developing Market Waves

As a number of global market trends quickly develop, investors can look to targeted exchange traded funds to tap into these growth opportunities. “Enormous changes in demographics, innovation, technology, and changing tastes are reshaping the world around us,” Simeon Hyman, Global Investment Strategist at ProShares, said on the recent webcast, Pet Care, Infrastructure & Online Retail—Investing in Today’s Global Trends. “The ensuing disruption is also creating winners and losers across the investment landscape,” Hyman added. “In fact, these changes are creating opportunities that cut across traditional segments such as geography,…