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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review – Week Ending 12/2/2016

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

Highlights of the Prior Week Global Political Upheaval Macro The November jobs report printed on Friday with 178,000 new jobs coming in very close to estimates with the headline unemployment rate dropping to 4.6% which is a number that on its face tests the bounds of full employment. The decline however is being attributed to a downtick in the Labor Force Participation Rate to 62.7%. The broader U6 fell 0.2% to 9.3%. One negative factor was the 0.1% decline in wages (year over year now shows a gain of only 2.5%). A decline in the unemployment rate not playing out as inflationary is something of a contradiction of economic...

Gold Tries to Figure Out the Italian Referendum

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Dennis Gartman, Market Insight

December 5, 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.   Gold traded to $1182/oz. in US dollar terms and to 1120/oz. in EUR terms earlier today as the first reports of the “NO” victory in the Italian Referendum were circulating, but since then gold has waned and is trading lower now than where it stood late on Friday in dollar terms, although...

The Election Impact of the High Yield Market: Rates and Regulation, The Interest Rate Outlook, Part 2

Posted by on Dec 2, 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)   As we look at the implications of a Trump presidency and Republican controlled Congress, last week we discussed our interest rate outlook.  While the market seems to be jumping to the conclusion that infrastructure and other government spending and the benefit of lower taxes will drive growth and inflation, and with it interest rates, we aren’t a believer that we will see dramatic move upward in rates (Treasury yields) from where we are now.  Part of our reasoning here is the fact the...

Around the World with Yusko: From Surprises to Soros: The Best of ATWWY in 2016

Posted by on Dec 2, 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, December 13th 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: From Surprises to Soros: The Best of ATWWY in 2016. Viewers may, and are encouraged to, submit questions during the event. If you would like to register for the webinar, please click...

Simplicity In All Things Including Portfolio Management

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Investment Perspective

By: Roger Nusbaum, AdvisorShares ETF Strategist The weekly ETF column in Barron’s looked at research by Moshe Milevsky from York University in Canada that “believes an investor’s career—or “human capital”—is often her biggest asset and should be incorporated into her portfolio just like any other investment.” Someone whose career is more volatile like a salesman of some sort is more of an equity so their portfolio, the theory goes, should be more bond like and someone with more stability like someone covered by a union or tenure is more bond like and should tilt their portfolio to more equity exposure. The article cites Enron employees as an example because...

AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 11/25/2016

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Active ETF Reports, ETF Strategist

Despite the short week, assets in actively managed ETFs increased by $249 million to $28.486 billion. There was one new fund from FlexShares which takes the overall total to 159. Most of the action came from a net gain of $177 million at First Trust. Virtus added $32 million while iShares netted $11 million. ProShares was the only decliner of note, dropping $26 million. At the strategy level, Alternative Income added $81 million, Short Term Bond grew by $62 million and Bank Loan chipped in with $41 million. The Alternative Bond category contracted by $21 million. To subscribe to our full monthly report, please register at http://www.advisorshares.com/ (note the...

11/28/16 Macro Update

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Laif Meidell, Macro Update

Please listen to this week’s Macro Update from Laif Meidell, 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).  ...

Did The Dollar Eat Too Much Turkey?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Dennis Gartman, Market Insight

November 28, 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. *nbsp; The US$ is weakening as the long awaited correction is upon us with little in the way of real, consequential fundamental news to account for the correction. We shall suggest that nothing more than “gravity” and need for markets to reverse when they’ve become as aggressively over-extended as had the dollar vs....

AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review – Week Ending 11/25/2016

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

Highlights of the Prior Week Market Melting Up Macro Domestic equity markets had a very quiet holiday week and by quiet we mean moving higher on very little volume. For the four days the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.47%, the S&P 500 was up 1.40%, the NASDAQ was good for a very similar 1.42% while the Russell 2000 continued its recent trend of substantial outperformance, jumping 2.37%. Since the election markets are generally up 3-4% but the Russell 2000 has added on more than 12%. The rally is being attributed in part to the rising dollar and rising interest rates and while small caps are clearly overbought we...

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