• CHN50 Has Severely Underperformed in 2021 To Date

    Earlier, Premier Li Keqiang commented that China faces downward pressure. He then suggested tax cuts and a reduction in bank fees to stimulate small and medium-sized businesses. These come after some worrying metrics out of China. Manufacturing has slumped in 2021 and the NBS Manufacturing PMI has recorded two months in a row under 50, which implies contraction: China NBS Manufacturing PMI Past performance is not an indicator of future…

  • Innovation ETFs

    ETFs focusing on innovation may have been around for a few years now, but have really gained popularity last year and look set to take on 2021. A good variety to choose from have caught the eye of investors around the globe. What are they all about? We have come to know ETFs as a selection of companies that try to mimic indices, markets or a particular industry. Innovation ETFs…

  • Physical Vs Synthetic ETFs

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are pooled investment vehicles that track an underlying asset class or security. Physical ETFs have a direct ownership interest in the asset or security in question, while synthetic ETFs use derivative products in lieu of ownership.

  • How To Trade ETFs

    In a not-so-distant past, investors who were interested in pooled investments commonly purchased mutual funds, where they could capture the returns of a diversified portfolio using a single investment vehicle. Those funds, however, came with some limitations, among these the fact that positions in them can normally only be adjusted after market hours according to their net asset value (NAV). In more recent years, a new type of pooled investment…


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