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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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