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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review – Week Ending 6/17/2016

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

Highlights of the Prior Week “Zombie Fed” Macro A big story last week (lately, every week) was of course the FOMC decision not to raise in June (no surprise), its appearance of backing even further away from July ( the futures market is pricing in a 7% chance of a July hike as of last Friday versus a 22% chance the previous Friday) and a now growing sentiment that there will only be one hike this year which is down from two expected hikes this year which was down from an expectation of hiking four times this year. Jeff Gundlach offers the following assessment of the FOMC, courtesy of...

Prepare For A Bear

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Investment Perspective

By Roger Nusbaum, AdvisorShares ETF Strategist   We live in northern Arizona in tall pines at about 6600 feet of elevation. It’s a semi-rural area with a lot of hiking trails nearby. We hike almost every Sunday morning with a couple of our dogs on trails that the dogs know well enough that we can let them off leash (we start our hike very early when no one else is there and we leash them on the way back). It being the woods, we see some wildlife now and then but after 12 years we had still never seen a bear and mind you 12 years could easily be...

AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 6/10/2016

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Active ETF Reports, ETF Strategist

Assets in actively managed ETFs increased by $216 million, or 0.84%, to $25.690 billion. There were two new funds from Riverfront, which is part of ALPS, taking the overall count up to 145. First Trust led the way with a $95 million net gain followed by $60 million at State Street. Declines were modest as AdvisorShares contracted by $13 million and WBI had a dip of $8 million. Flows at the category level were more diverse with $61 million going to Global Bond. Alternative Income had a $42 million increase, Short Term Bond added $39 million and High Yield grew by $36 million. Tactical was the largest category decliner...

6/13/16 Macro Update

Posted by on Jun 13, 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 6/10/2016

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

Highlights of the Prior Week Rate Hike This Week Off The Table (probably…) Macro Last week was a rough one for capital markets in terms sentiment. Billionaire after billionaire (Soros and Gross et al) made headlines with bearish outlooks for equities with George Soros appearing to load up on gold. In conjunction with pessimistic chatter was a buying panic of sorts in sovereign debt, most notably the German bund which now has a yield of two basis points. The UK gilt is also at an all time low of 1.23% as the odds of the Brexit increase. Barron’s believes global markets would “freak out” if the Brits vote to...

The Increasing Likelihood of Brexit

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Dennis Gartman, Market Insight

June 13, 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 Yen and “Dollars’” rule on the forex market this morning as the tragic events that took place in Orlando yesterday play out in global terms as capital is fleeing to where it feels safest and that means geography and military power trump all other concerns. Add into this mix the latest...

Consumer Spending in China: “China Play” Again

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Korea Investment Management, Market Insight

Editor’s Note: The following insight comes from Korea Investment Management – a leading adding asset manager in South Korea – and continues a series of posts intended to introduce South Korea as an investment destination.   Once the “world’s factory,” China is no longer the leader in global manufacturing as the services sector has emerged as a dominant engine since manufacturing-centered growth has wound down. Since 2012, the weighting of tertiary industry to GDP exceeded secondary industries, and the gap has widened rapidly. Until recently, market interest in China plays in global equity markets was mostly limited to materials and industrial-orientated heavy industries. With the eroding growth potential of...

The Selective Energy Opportunity

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Market Insight, Peritus Asset Management

By Tim Gramatovich, CFA, CIO and 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)   After working to sizably cut our energy allocation in early 2015 as we expected the volatility in oil to continue, we are now selectively adding a few energy names to our portfolio.  Since we have been clanging gongs for a long period of time on the avoidance of high yield bonds financed by US exploration and production (E&P) companies operating in shale basins, has anything changed now that many of these bond prices have collapsed?  Not really.  While...

Around the World with Yusko: Soros’ Law: The Worse a Situation Becomes, The Less it Takes to Turn it Around and the Bigger the Upside

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Market Insight, Morgan Creek

Please join Mark Yusko, CEO and CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management and Portfolio Manager of the AdvisorShares Morgan Creek Global Tactical ETF (GTAA), on Tuesday, June 21st at 1:00pm EST/10am PST for Morgan Creek’s latest session of the Around the World with Yusko webinar series. Be sure to attend this upcoming webinar titled, Around the World with Yusko: Soros’ Law: The Worse a Situation Becomes, The Less it Takes to Turn it Around and the Bigger the Upside. Viewers may, and are encouraged to, submit questions during the event. If you would like to register for the webinar, please click...

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