The year in brief – Asia Asset Management

The year in brief Category: Asia, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Global, Southeast Asia By AAM Staff A compilation of investment-related news from Asia and beyond Global fund managers remain optimistic about the outlook for Asian and emerging-market equities in 2018 as they believe valuations are still reasonable Log in below or buy a subscription to enjoy unlimited access to www.asiaasset.com’s quickly growing 7,000 article database.  Please wait… Source link Google News

Markets data shed light on extent of ETF trading

Markets data shed light on extent of ETF trading

© FT One of the longest-running mysteries of financial markets is surrendering its secrets. The true scale of trading activity across Europe’s $782bn exchange traded fund sector has been a subject of speculation and debate. Most ETF dealing in Europe takes place via private over-the-counter transactions that were not required to be reported until the start of this year. This obscured the breadth and depth of the ETF market but a far more accurate assessment is possible following the introduction of strict disclosure requirements in January. The value of reported…

Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry This Week (Dec. 2-7)

Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry This Week (Dec. 2-7)

The 2018 Farm Bill will be filed next week and includes a provision to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp, which, among many other things, can be used to produce CBD. We’ll be keeping a close eye on developments in this realm. In other political news, Utah’s legislature passed a compromise medical marijuana bill. This week was dominated by news out of Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON), as speculation mounted around one of them being a potential partner for tobacco giant and Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc (NYSE: MO). In addition,…

Gabor Gurbacs on Bitcoin ETF Being the Tool to Bring Protection to Crypto Trading and Investing

Gabor Gurbacs on Bitcoin ETF Being the Tool to Bring Protection to Crypto Trading and Investing

The Director of Digital Asset Strategy at VanEck, Gabor Gurbacs, talked about the SEC and regulatory agencies during a podcast of WhatBitcoinDid. He has also bee talking about the future of the Bitcoin ETF presented. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission took the decision to delay several virtual currency exchange-traded funds (ETF) during the last year. However, there is still one pending that has been proposed by VanEck. The whole crypto market is expecting this ETF to be approved by the SEC at the beginning of the coming year. A…

Active role for Exchange Traded Funds

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are usually promoted as long-term, passive tools. Investors hold ETFs in their portfolio core for many years to achieve the index return at low cost.  Less considered is the role of ETFs as tactical investments. That is, using them to profit from short-term market moves, such as a possible New Year sharemarket rally in Australia. The term “passive” in ETFs is misleading as it implies investors are not engaged in the process. The act of buying an ETF is in itself “active” and some people use ETFs…