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Sector SPDR Analyzer + Equal Sector Weight ETF (EQL) -March 2014
March 3, 2014--This month's Select Sector SPDR and Equal Sector Weight ETF Analyzer reports are ready for download.. SEC exam director warns advisers about use of alternative mutual funds
Noting surge in inflows, Bowden calls the funds 'bright, shiny objects' with sharp edges
March 6, 2014--The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission's examination program warned investment advisers on Thursday to be careful when putting their clients in alternative mutual funds.
Markit Adds Social Media Indicators to Research Signals Suite
In a partnership with Social Market Analytics, users of the research platform will receive more investor sentiment signals.
March 4, 2014--Markit, the financial services IT provider, announced a partnership with Social Market Analytics (SMA) to provide new signals of investor sentiment from social media inside the Markit Research Signals suite.
Stocks soar as new exchange gets going
March 7, 2014--THE first listings for the new Australian bourse, the Asia Pacific Stock Exchange (APX), enjoyed a stellar debut day of trade yesterday. ETF Securities-Precious Metals Weekly-Precious Metals in Demand as Political and Economic Risks Heat Up
March 3, 2014--Gold and defensive assets in demand as political and economic risks heat up.
February continued the strong run for precious metals, with gold, silver, platinum and palladium all seeing healthy gains. So far this year all of the metals have done well, with
gold benefiting from US growth concerns and emerging market currency jitters, silver acting increasingly like a leveraged play on gold and platinum and palladium prices rising on a
growing supply-demand imbalances as South Africa labour strife continues. EM capital flight a boon for UK mid-caps, a bane for Japan large-caps
March 4, 2014--Summary
Mid-cap equities are shaking off new macro concerns. Following last year's Fed taper talk, this year's capital flight from EM into DM safe havens has reinforced momentum in domestic-focused equity themes.
Underpinned by upbeat growth expectations at home and macro uncertainties abroad, UK- focused growth stories retain their appeal. The FTSE 250 looks set to benefit in this backdrop.
CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
March 5, 2014--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available. KraneShares and Bosera Asset Management Launch First MSCI China A Share ETF Trading on the New York Stock Exchange
March 5, 2014--Krane Funds Advisors LLC ("KraneShares"), a provider of China-focused Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), today announced the launch of the KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A Share ETF (NYSE ticker: KBA) on the New York Stock Exchange. The fund will provide investors direct access to Chinese securities listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. This new ETF is a collaboration between KraneShares and Bosera, one of China's largest asset managers (with $32 billion in client assets) to license the MSCI China A Index. Zero-fee ETFs sound tempting, but read the fine print first
March 5, 2014--Zero-commission exchange-traded funds are certainly alluring for any investor, but there is a limit to the free lunch. EBA reports on impact of possible leverage ratio definitions
March 5, 2014--The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a report on the leverage ratio which provides a policy analysis and a quantitative assessment of the impact that would derive from aligning the current Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) definitions of the leverage ratio's exposure measure to the revised standard published by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) on 12 January 2014 ('Basel III'). The EBA has produced the report on its own initiative to provide recommendations to the European Commission in view of its forthcoming delegated act on the definitions of leverage ratio.