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Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Active Management

AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 7/25/2014

AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 7/25/2014

The active ETF market increased approximately $40 million last week for a 26 basis point gain as total net assets ended at $16.4 billion. The sponsors with the most notable increases included iShares and First Trust with increases of $24 million and $17 million, respectively. AdvisorShares realized the most outflows with a $122 million decrease followed by WisdomTree’s $2 million loss. The categories with the largest increases included Short Term Bond and Alternative, each with inflows of $31 million and $26 million. To subscribe to our full monthly report, please register at 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 stocks, including those related to short selling and margin maintenance. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. Shares are not individually redeemable and owners of the shares may acquire those shares from...

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Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Active Management, AdvisorShares

Setting the Record Straight with ETF.com

Setting the Record Straight with ETF.com

AlphaBaskets strives to present relevant thought leadership and commentary which is why we feel compelled to set the record straight about a recent ETF.com post, “New Gold ETFs To Find Gold At Crossroad,” that covered AdvisorShares gold-based ETFs launch.  We feel the description provided an incomplete accounting of the new offerings.  For compliance reasons, we can’t mention the specific products or get into their features and benefits, but where the ETF space continues to evolve, it will be difficult for market participants to adequately keep up with the industry when analysis from a highly regarded information provider is inaccurate. In comparing AdvisorShares new gold-based funds to industry standards from iShares and State Street, ETF.com makes the nominal observation that “none of the new ETFs are particularly cheap either.” This would be a helpful comment in discussing a plain vanilla me-too, physically backed gold fund.  However, as written, it ignores a series of strategic overlays that we believe will become very important over the next several years for how advisors...

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Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Active Management

Is 2014 The Year for Active Management? Barron’s Says Yes

Is 2014 The Year for Active Management? Barron’s Says Yes

By Roger Nusbaum, AdvisorShares ETF Strategist   This week’s Barron’s had the same argument for active portfolio management in 2014 in two different articles; the weekly interview which was with Robert Ewing from Oppenheimer and ETF Focus column. The basic idea was that correlations are in the process of moving from very high to not so high. Ewing noted that this started in the middle of 2013. If correlations are receding then bottom up performance from companies like earnings growth, revenue growth and balance sheet management can serve to differentiate returns. Active management processes then have the opportunity to find and include the better performers in the portfolios they manage. Compare this to a few years ago when a big complaint was the extent to which “correlations all went to 1.00” during the financial crisis creating less of a favorable backdrop for active management. As a matter of simple logic there will be market conditions that will favor active management like 2014 based on Barron’s contention and years like...

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Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Active Management, Peritus Asset Management

Creative Income Strategies in a Rising Rate Environment

Creative Income Strategies in a Rising Rate Environment

Please join Timothy J. Gramatovich, CFA, Co-Founder/Chief Investment Officer of Peritus Asset Management, and Portfolio Manager of the AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETF (HYLD), at the 2014 ETF Virtual Summit as he discusses “Creative Income Strategies in a Rising Rate Environment.” Today’s complimentary online conference provides participants with an interactive, educational experience focusing on the continually evolving ETF market. You can register now, as this webcast is just one of six sessions at the ETF Virtual Summit designed exclusively for Financial Advisors. Submit your CFP/CIMA number at registration. www.ETFVirtual.com Date:  Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Time:  3:45-4:45pm ET Session:  Creative Income Strategies in a Rising Rate Environment 1 CFP/CIMA CE Credit Many have been drawn to high yield investments, but the rising interest rate environment will force advisors to adapt. This panel will cover diversified income investment strategies including Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), emerging market debt, high yield bond and dividend funds and more. Which income strategies do best in a rising rate environment? How should you evaluate them? How...

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