Innovator Adds Nov. Buffer ETF Lineup

Innovator ETFs today added to its lineup of defined outcome ETFs with another trio of funds that provide downside protection while limiting the upside investors can realize. The funds reset their buffers and adjust their upside caps on an annual basis. The funds each charge an expense ratio of 0.79% and list on Cboe Global Markets, the parent company of ETF.com. The funds are all actively managed but seek to replicate the performance of the S&P 500 Price Index using flexible exchange (FLEX) options on the index. The funds, their…

ETF Of The Week: Indian Premiums & Returns

If you’ve checked out our performance widget lately, you’ve probably noticed something strange: The Market Vectors-Indian Rupee/USD ETN (INR), a tiny exchange-traded note with barely $1 million invested, has been burning up the leaderboard. Over the past month alone, it’s returned 97.3%:   Source: ETF.com; data as of Sept. 26, 2019   This outperformance seems to fly in the face of common sense, given that the note, which tracks the spot exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and Indian rupees, should be reflecting a much more modest rise. Since Aug. 26,…

Volatility Remains Under-Priced and Safety Plays More Attractive

By Lenore Hawkins, Chief Macro Strategist from Tematica Research Well, last week was fun. Monday oil markets went nuts. Tuesday the overnight funding markets broke down and the Fed took a few tries to get their (now rusty) open market operations up and running to resolve the liquidity crunch for the first time since the financial crisis — TBD if the week’s liquidity crunch was “idiosyncratic” as many pundits claim. FedEx (FDX) results gave everyone a bit more to worry about with respect to the global economy as if we…

Edelman: Advisors Blind To Digital Assets

Ric Edelman, co-founder and executive chairman of one of the largest independent RIA firms, Edelman Financial Services (now Edelman Financial Engines), is a legend in the financial advisory industry. He has been inducted into the Financial Advisor Hall of Fame, been named the No. 1 Independent Financial Advisor in the U.S. by Barron’s in 2019, 2010, 2012 and 2018, and has written dozens of books on personal finance and financial management that have helped investors and advisors alike. Lately, Edelman has been delving into bitcoin and other digital assets from…

In the Know: Wrapping Up Q3 Trends and Opportunities

There has been a lot of discussion concerning the investment landscape, thanks to segments found in the latest “In the Know” quarterly series. ETF Trends, the NYSE, and J.P. Morgan Asset Management have done plenty to delve into analysis concerning late-cycle investment opportunities and risks that arrive with the recent market volatility. With ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon joined by industry experts Doug Yones, head of exchange traded products at NYSE, Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist at CFRA Research, and Josh Rogers, Beta Specialist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, there was…