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1/17/17 Macro Update

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 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 1/13/2017

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

Highlights of the Prior Week Tweets & Press Conferences   Macro Last week, President Elect Trump gave his first press conference, arguably it was explosive and of course he continued to Tweet prolifically. There were some market moving comments again, this time related to the healthcare sector and the manner in which the US “bids” on drug prices. There have been other sectors and industries that have previously drawn Trump’s attention with market moving results and it is likely this will continue although we would be glad if it stopped. Mark Yusko, CEO from Morgan Creek Capital opined that the comments on healthcare might have created an opportunity, specifically...

Investors Say No To GMOs?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

By Roger Nusbaum, AdvisorShares ETF Strategist   The Wall Street Journal recapped the huge outflow in assets under management at Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co (GMO) which probably best known for Co-Founder and CIO Jeremy Grantham and to a lesser extent commentaries by Ben Inker. Assets have dropped by about one third to $80 billion in the last two and a half years due to dissatisfaction with performance as Grantham has been criticized for missing out on the bull market due to what he believes are unfavorable valuations. The Journal provided the following recap of GMO’s asset allocation which included 7% in US stocks, 27% in cash, 16.9%...

AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 1/6/2017

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Active ETF Reports, ETF Strategist

Assets in actively managed ETFs crossed another major milestone last week adding $778 million to reach $30.632 billion. There were no new funds last week, which leaves the overall total at 160. First Trust led the way with $223 million followed by $192 million for iShares and $141 million for State Street. Cambria was the only decliner whose net loss exceeded $1 million. At the category level, Bank Loan was the winner with a net gain of $280 million and Short Term Bond grew by $240 million. Currency was the only category in the red, dropping by $9 million. To subscribe to our full monthly report, please register at...

1/9/17 Macro Update

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 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 1/6/2017

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

Highlights of the Prior Week Dow 20,000! Not Yet! Macro The last big data point of the Obama Administration and first big data point of 2017 was the Non-Farm Jobs report which printed on Friday and generally showed many of the same trends that have been in place for the last few months. There were 156,000 new jobs created in December while revisions to the previous two months were mixed. The headline unemployment rate inched up to 4.7% while the broader U6 unemployment rate held steady at 9.3% as did the labor force participation rate which was unchanged at 62.7%. There were signs of the good kind of inflation...

The Beginning Of The End Of Hedge Funds As We’ve Known Them?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in ETF Strategist, Investment Perspective, Market Insight

By Roger Nusbaum, AdvisorShares ETF Strategist   So proclaimed Bloomberg in an interesting column about investors losing interest in hedge funds due to poor performance, or perceived poor performance, and high fees. I won’t defend the fees but will point out that fewer and fewer hedge fund investors pay the full 2 and 20 (2% management fee with 20% of the gain) in the last few years. Someone expecting 50% or 100% every year from a hedge will of course be disappointed but it is worth mentioning that the first hedge fund was founded in the 1940’s by Alfred W. Jones and was designed to reduce risk. A key...

AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 12/30/2016

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Active ETF Reports, ETF Strategist

Assets in actively managed ETFs closed out 2016 on a positive note, adding $216 million, to finish the year at $29.854 billion. There were no new funds last week nor any closures, which leaves the overall count at 160. First Trust added $78 million, iShares had a net gain of $58 million and PIMCO grew by $49 million. WBI Shares was the only decliner of note at $34 million. Short Term Bond had a net increase of $164 million followed by $32 million for Alternative Income and $29 million for Bank Loan. Global Bond lost $33 million while Tactical contracted by $30 million. To subscribe to our full monthly...

1/3/17 Macro Update

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 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).  ...

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