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AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 5/20/2016

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Active ETF Reports, ETF Strategist

For a second week in a row, assets in actively managed ETFs had a very small gain, $72 million last week, which brings the total asset level up to $25.238 billion. There was one new fund launched last week, which brings the count up to 144. First Trust led the way with a $95 million net increase in AUM followed by $40 million at Guggenheim, while WisdomTree had a net decrease of $26 million. WBI had a similar $23 million contraction followed by $20 million from PIMCO. At the category level, Short Term Bond led inflows with $78 million followed by $27 million for High Yield. Foreign Bond dropped...

5/23/16 Macro Update

Posted by on May 23, 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 5/20/2016

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

Highlights of the Prior Week So The Fed Is Going To Hike? Macro For the previous few weeks the Fed governors, excluding Bill Dudley, seemed to be backing away from the possibility of rat hike in June. Come this past week and the release of the FOMC minutes and whammy, a hike is clearly (ahem) back on the table and while there was a noticeable reaction in the bond market, equities seemed to take it in stride. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was the only major index to fall with a modest 21 basis point dip. The S&P 500 gained 27 basis points, the NASDAQ added 1.10% thanks in...

Why Korea: Consumer Staples: A New Growth Engine

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Korea Investment Management, Market Insight

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts intended to introduce South Korea as an investment destination from Korea Investment Management, a leading asset manager in South Korea.   Following the financial crisis, the global economy has faced a “general glut”. Specifically, there is an oversupply in manufacturing due to excess capacity and soft global demand, which has resulted in poor conditions for corporate investments. Accordingly, consumer spending has replaced investments as the core growth driver in most countries. Similar to the US and Europe, China and Korea had traditionally relied on manufacturing but now have to focus on fostering domestic consumer spending. In major developed...

The New Asset Allocation Standard?

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Investment Perspective, Market Insight

By Roger Nusbaum, AdvisorShares ETF Strategist   Invesco ran a commercial on CNBC for liquid alternative funds with the tag line “goodbye 60/40, hello 50/30/20” with the implication being 50% to equities, 30% to fixed income and 20% to alternative strategies. Where alternatives used to be more about reducing volatility, the conversation is shifting to include bond market substitutes due to what seems like an increased likelihood of lower for longer for interest rates. It is a positive that the conversation is expanding and presumably more market participants are taking the time to learn about alternatives. I am pretty skeptical that a 20% allocation is the answer. Back in...

AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 5/13/2016

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Active ETF Reports, ETF Strategist

Assets in actively managed ETFs inched up by $4 million to $25.165 billion. There were no new funds listed last week which leaves the count at 143. Despite the small net change there where some big moves for individual fund providers and strategies. First Trust has a net decline of $164 million, and PowerShares shed $77 million, while Guggenheim and PIMCO each grew by $50 million, and State Street added $30 million. High Yield added $55 million and Currency brought in $29 million. Alternative contracted by $51 million and Short Term Bond shed $32 million. To subscribe to our full monthly report, please register at http://www.advisorshares.com/ (note the full...

5/16/16 Macro Update

Posted by on May 16, 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 5/13/2016

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

Highlights of the Prior Week Sell In May & Hide Under The Covers? Macro Similar to the prior week, markets started strongly last week only to rollover into declines across the board. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.15%, the S&P 500 gave up 51 basis points, the NASDAQ lost 0.39% while the Russell 2000 was down 1.10%. The Dow’s lag can be attributed the more than 2% decline for the Cupertino iWatch company which has had a rough go of late, falling 19% in the last month. The Chinese economy and market continues to be a major talking point in markets in terms of unfulfilled potential (so far)....

Around the World with Yusko: ‘Commodities’ is not a Four Letter Word: The Cure for Low Prices is Low Prices

Posted by on May 13, 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, May 31st 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: ‘Commodities’ is not a Four Letter Word: The Cure for Low Prices is Low Prices . 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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