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Another New China ETF - ASHS

Tuesday May 20, 2014

We recently discussed a new China ETF from Deutsche Bank, but they weren't done. They've once again launched a new china-focused fund...

  • ASHS - db X-trackers Harvest China A-Shares Small Cap Fund

Similar to CN, this fund targets companies located in China, but in this case, these are small-cap stocks. The benchmark is the CSI 300 Index, which is designed to reflect the price fluctuation and performance of the China A-share market and is composed of the 300 largest and most liquid stocks in the China A-share market.

You can get full details for the new fund and all of its holdings on the ASHS fact sheet, or if you want to investigate other China funds, then look no further than the...

2 New Dividend ETFs - IHDG and EUDG

Tuesday May 20, 2014

We have two new dividend ETFs on the market from WisdomTree...

  • EUDG - WisdomTree Europe Dividend Growth Fund
  • IHDG - WisdomTree International Hedged Dividend Growth Fund

EUDG correlates with the WisdomTree Europe Dividend Growth Index and some of those holdings include Nestle, Royal Dutch Shell and Siemens. It is currently trading around $25.23 and you can get full details on the EUDG fact sheet.

IHDG correlates with the WisdomTree International Hedged Dividend Growth Index and some of its holdings include Roche Holdings, GlaxoSmithKline and Woolworth. It is currently trading around $25.24 and you can get full details in the IHDG fact sheet.

And if you want to see other dividend funds, then check out the List of Dividend ETFs.

New China ETF - CN

Tuesday May 20, 2014

We have a new China ETF on the market from Deutsche Bank...

  • CN - db X-trackers Harvest MSCI All China Equity Fund

The new fund tracks the MSCI All China Index, which is designed to capture large and mid cap representation across all China securities listed in China and Hong Kong as well as in the U.S. and Singapore. And some of those holdings include Tencent Holdings, China Mobile LTD and China Construction Bank.

As of today, CN is trading around $24.93 and you can get full details on the CN fact sheet. And if you want to see other China funds, then check out the...

New ETF Spotlight - BCHP

Tuesday May 20, 2014

Recently Emerging Global Advisors rolled out a new ETF focusing on the market performance of well-established, widely recognized developed market companies that have quality, meaningful and growing revenue from emerging markets...

  • BCHP - EGShares Blue Chip ETF

The new fund tracks the EGAI Developed Markets Blue Chip EM Access Index, which is an equal-weighted 30-stock benchmark. Some of the stocks in the index include Qualcomm, Anheuser-Busch and Yum Brands. Sectors represented are Consumer Discretionary & Staples, Industrials, and Materials. And some of the top countries represented are the US, UK and Switzerland.

You can get full details on the BCHP fact sheet and as of today it is trading around $19.98.

2 ETN Redemptions - ONN and OFF

Tuesday May 13, 2014

While we've seen a nice influx of new ETFs this month, we also saw 2 ETNs get redeemed on May 9th...

  • ONN - ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk On ETN
  • OFF - ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk Off ETN

Full details about the redemption can be found on this pdf and neither note is trading as of the opening bell on Friday. And if you want to learn more about the process of a delisting, then you can read...

New Qatar ETF from iShares - QAT

Tuesday May 13, 2014

In continuing with the flurry of new funds in May, we have a debut from iShares this month as well...

  • QAT - iShares MSCI Qatar Capped ETF

The new fund correlates with an index made up of Qatar equities or companies that conduct the majority of their business in the country. And some of those stocks include Qatar National Bank, IQCD Industries and VodaPhone. The top sectors represented in the fund are financials, telecommunications and industrials.

As of today, the new ETF is trading around $25.49 and you can get full details on the QAT fact sheet. Or if you want to see other country-related funds, then check out the...

New Debt ETF from Deutsche Bank - SUBD

Tuesday May 13, 2014

As I mentioned in my last post, May has been an active month for new ETF launches and today we are talking about a new fund from Deutsche Bank....

  • SUBD - db X-trackers Solactive Investment Grade Subordinated Debt Fund

The new ETF correlates with the Solactive Subordinated Bond Index and the benchmark was designed to track the subordinated corporate bond market denominated in U.S. dollars. The fund is trading around $25.13 and is listed on the NYSE Arca. You can get full details on how the holdings are selected on the SUBD fact sheet. Or if you want to have a look at similar funds, you can check out the...

New ETF from PowerShares - VRP

Tuesday May 13, 2014

Already in May we are seeing a good amount of new ETFs hit the market, one of those coming from PowerShares...

  • VRP - PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio ETF

The new fund tracks the Wells Fargo Hybrid and Preferred Securities Floating and Variable Rate Index and according to PowerShares, the Index is a market capitalization-weighted index designed to track the performance of preferred stock, as well as certain types of "hybrid securities" that are functionally equivalent to preferred stock, that are issued by US-based or foreign issuers and that pay a floating or variable rate dividend or coupon.

The financial sector is the top segment represented in the fund and some of the holdings include Prudential, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Wachovia and GE.

Right now, the ETF is trading around $25.01 and you can get full details on the VRP fact sheet.

Inverse and Leveraged Foreign ETFs

Wednesday April 30, 2014

For those investors who like to play with foreign funds and are experienced with leveraged and inverse ETFs (and ETNs), I've compiled a nice list for your research. Here is a full list of international ETFs including currency funds, emerging market funds, and country-specific funds that are either leveraged or inverse (or both)...

And for those who want to see all international ETFs, I have you covered there as well...


Tuesday April 29, 2014

We have a new MLP ETN on the market from Barclay's...

  • OSMS - Barclays OFI SteelPath MLP ETN

The new note correlates with the Barclays OFI SteelPath Midstream MLP Index and according to the press release, the goal of the note is to offer investors the potential for income producing investment opportunities, and this ETN provides investors strategy based exposure to midstream MLPs in an exchange-traded format.

As of today, OSMS is trading around $24.90 and if you want to see all of the available MLP exchange traded products on the market, then check out the...

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