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AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 7/15/2016

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Active ETF Reports, ETF Strategist

Assets in actively managed ETFs increased by $135 million last week, or 0.51%, to $26.469 billion. There were no new funds, which leaves the count at 148. Most of the gain was attributable to the $110 million net increase at First Trust followed by $35 million to Guggenheim and $30 million for PowerShares. PIMCO contracted by $41 million while WBI Shares slid by $18 million. At the category level, the largest gains were $53 million for High Yield and $51 million for Alternative Income, which is consistent with the idea of investors looking for yield as more traditional income market payouts remain at historically low levels. To subscribe to...

Understanding the Failed Coup in Turkey

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Dennis Gartman, Market Insight

July 18, 2016 Dennis Gartman is editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, and strategic advisor of the AdvisorShares Gartman Currency Hedged Gold ETFs (GEUR & GYEN). He regularly contributes to AlphaBaskets and lends his institutional insight to educate advisors and investors about commodities and the forex markets, including about trading gold in different currency terms.   The US dollar is strong almost across the board falling only relative to the Japanese Yen and even then the Yen/dollar has moved barely at all when compared to Friday.  The dollar’s real movement is relative to the Euro where 1.1050 is being tested and almost certainly shall be tested and “given”...

7/18/16 Macro Update

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Laif Meidell, Macro Update

Please listen to American Wealth Management’s Laif Meidell and Heidi Foster discuss the latest events and trends across the markets in their weekly Macro Update. Mr. Meidell also serves as portfolio manager of the AdvisorShares Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF (NYSE Arca: MATH) and the AdvisorShares Market Adaptive Unconstrained Income ETF (NASDAQ: MAUI)....

AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review – Week Ending 7/15/2016

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

Highlights of the Prior Week So Now Brexit Is Good For Markets? Macro The title to this week’s update is meant to be tongue in cheek as we suspect that beyond the kneejerk/snapback cycle a couple of weeks ago, the US markets are not being influenced by what Brexit will or won’t be and may not be so influenced for quite a while yet, if ever. Even European equity markets worked their way higher despite the acceptance and the unknowns. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.02%, the S&P 500 gained 1.48%, the NASDAQ was good for 1.44% and the Russell 2000 chipped in with 2.39%. From the...

Index Popularity Leading To 2000 2.0?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Market Insight, Morgan Creek

By Mark Yusko, CEO and CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management and Portfolio Manager of the AdvisorShares Morgan Creek Global Tactical ETF (GTAA)   One of the most important indicators of the overly ebullient sentiment in the U.S. equity markets is the sudden acceleration of assets moving toward passive strategies like Index Funds and Smart Beta (which we contend is an oxymoron like jumbo shrimp…).  To that point, Vanguard just set a new record for inflows in Q2. The last time they had this type of inflow activity was in the first quarter of 2000 and we know how that movie ended, with markets down 40% over the next...

Investors’ Comfort Appears to Be Growing

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Laif Meidell, Market Insight

By Laif Meidell, CMT, President of American Wealth Management, and Portfolio Manager of the AdvisorShares Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF (NYSE Arca: MATH) and the AdvisorShares Market Adaptive Unconstrained Income ETF (NASDAQ: MAUI)   These days when financial markets and economies are in trouble, investors look to central bankers to come a’ running to solve their problems and quiet their fears. But now that most of the noise has died down over the Brexit vote, central bankers appear to have taken more of a wait and see approach, versus a proactive one, just as the Bank of England did on Thursday. Just three weeks after the Brexit vote, the Bank...

Strategies for Investing in a Rising Rate Environment

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Market Insight, Peritus Asset Management

By Heather Rupp, CFA, Director of Communications and Research Analyst for Peritus Asset Management, Sub-Advisor of the AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETF (NYSE Arca: HYLD)   Accurately calling interest rate moves has proved to be a difficult, and futile, task for investors over the past few years as we have seen wild moves and really no sustained direction.  As we entered 2014, virtually everyone (except ourselves) expected rates to rise as the long awaited “taper” began.  Yet, the opposite played out over the year with the 10-year Treasury rate falling from a high of 3.01% in the beginning of January to end 2014 at 2.17%.  2015 saw rates swing...

Where to Go?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Market Insight, Peritus Asset Management

By Heather Rupp, CFA, Director of Communications and Research Analyst for Peritus Asset Management, Sub-Advisor of the AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETF (NYSE Arca: HYLD)   We are in the midst of a global low yield environment.  Yields on the 10-year bonds (yes, 10 years) for Switzerland, Japan, and now Germany are negative, and yields are under 0.50% for much of Europe.1   With the Fed meeting and announcement earlier last month and the post-Brexit vote uncertainty, the US 10-year Treasury yield is now sub 1.5%.  In just a matter of a several weeks with one bad jobs report and the Brexit vote in the UK, we have gone...

Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Investment Perspective

By Roger Nusbaum, AdvisorShares ETF Strategist   You might be familiar with the quote from the title from a few years ago. It is of course a play on words that I’ve seen several people use. I believe I first read it from Jack Bogle and as it relates to investing it is of course about not overtrading in response to news or other price-moving factors. The knee-jerk reaction after the Brexit news broke is a perfect example of this. As the news broke on the night of June 23rd and the futures plummeted I tweeted whether the pre-Brexit close of 2113 for the S&P 500 was just a...

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