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Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in ETF Strategist, Featured, Investment Perspective, Market Insight

Don’t Make The Same Mistake As Norway

Don’t Make The Same Mistake As Norway

By Roger Nusbaum, AdvisorShares ETF Strategy   The Financial Times had a lengthy writeup on the Government Pension Fund of Norway and that it is considering increasing its equity allocation from 60% to 75% as it tries to grapple with oil prices that although are well off the bottom are still low. The declines and only partial recovery has created budget deficits that need to be managed and the withdrawal rate from the sovereign wealth fund and by extension the fund’s returns are of course relevant. ZeroHedge also weighs in with its usual gloom and more gloom. I’ve written a lot of blog posts on endowments/sovereign wealth funds/pensions because I think there is a lot to learn in terms of what to do and also what not to do. Changing asset allocation after eight years of rising equity prices to own more equities is a probably shouldn’t do or at least is a risky proposition. It’s a perpetual fund (in terms of time horizon) so there was no life...

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Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Active ETF Reports, ETF Strategist, Featured

AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 2/17/2017

AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 2/17/2017

Assets in actively managed ETFs added $325 million, more than 1%, to reach $31.559 billion. There was one new fund from First Trust last week, which brings the total to 162. First Trust was the leader in asset growth with $159 million followed by $94 million for State Street and $35 million for PIMCO. There were very few decliners last week with only PowerShares standing out with a $41 million drop. At the strategy level, Bank Loan showed continued popularity adding $87 million, Global Bond added $83 million and Short Term Bond chipped in with $72 million. Again, very few categories lost assets; Alternative contracted by $25 million. To subscribe to our full monthly report, please register at http://www.advisorshares.com/ (note the full report is only available to financial professionals).     Number of Active ETFs by Sponsor   Number of Active ETFs by Strategy   There are risks involved with investing in ETFs including possible loss of money. Shares are actively managed and are subject to risk similar to...

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Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Featured, Laif Meidell, Macro Update

2/21/17 Macro Update

2/21/17 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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Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Dennis Gartman, Market Insight

Then It Was Back to Greece

Then It Was Back to Greece

February 21, 2017 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.   Money is leaving the European Continent as concerns over the fiscal circumstances in Greece are once again at the front and very center stage, but also as concerns grow of the possibility… not a probability, but merely a possibility… that Ms. Le Pen and her National Front Party may actually win the upcoming election in France in late April. Le Pen and the National Front have made it very, very clear that should they win the election they will move to take France out of the Euro and out of the European Union swiftly and completely. This properly frightens capital at the margins in Europe and that capital is looking for safer...

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Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review – Week Ending 2/17/2017

AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review – Week Ending 2/17/2017

Highlights of the Prior Week A Little Bumpier, But Higher!   Macro Although there were a few more ups and downs last week, domestic markets moved strongly higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.73%, the S&P 500 added 1.49%, the NASDAQ moved ahead 1.77% and the Russell 2000 lagged behind up 0.77%. The yield on the Ten Year US Treasury Note moved up two basis points on the week to 2.42% which seems rather docile given the 0.6% print for PPI last week and the same 0.6% for CPI. These were the largest gains since 2012 for these data points. While this would seem to be inflationary, the probability of a rate hike by the FOMC at its March meeting has actually declined to 17.7% as of late Friday In the last month, the yield of the French OAT has skyrocketed more than 20 basis points back over 1% perhaps due to what could be a populist outcome in the upcoming French election should Marine Le Pen emerge...

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Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Market Insight, Morgan Creek

Around the World with Yusko: The Global Search for Alpha: All Roads Lead to China

Around the World with Yusko: The Global Search for Alpha: All Roads Lead to China

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 Wednesday, February 22nd 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: The Global Search for Alpha: All Roads Lead to China. 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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