Navigating the ETF approach to marijuana

The sensationalist press, us included, can’t help but write about this subject – filling it with heavy puns, as we go. However, the increasing legalisation of marijuana, either as a medical drug or for recreational use, is creating a decent sized market for investors who want to be ahead of the trend.

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Global ETF launches 09-16.05.19

This week saw the arrival of a new player on the ETF stage, Accelerate Financial Technologies, with the firm launching a suite of funds offering access to hedge fund and private equity-like investment strategies. Elsewhere, BlackRock added a new iShares ESG ETF to its offering, while TD Asset management debuted three new funds and Amplify ETFs launched a fund offering exposure to the P2P and crowdfunding sector…

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Marijuana ETFs enjoy highs and lows

Ben Phillips, EventShares

April saw the launch of the first actively managed ETF with a dedicated cannabis investment mandate domiciled in the United States, the AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF, YOLO.
Greater legalisation of marijuana across the world has boosted the sector.

 

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TD Asset Management launches three new ETFs

TD Asset Management (TDAM) has launched three new TD Exchange-Traded Funds on the Toronto Stock Exchange – the TD Active Global Enhanced Dividend ETF (TGED), the TD Systematic International Equity Low Volatility ETF (TILV), and the TD Global Technology Leaders Index ETF (TEC).

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Global ETF launches 02-09.05.19

Hot on the heels of last week’s new Saudi Arabia-focused ETF from HSBC GAM comes a new iShares offering from BlackRock tracking the same MSCI Saudi Arabia 20/35 index. Elsewhere, HANetf launched a new Middle East-focused fund too, this time offering access to the performance of Kuwaiti companies, while JP Morgan expanded its fixed income ETF offering, and UBS debuted a new international development bank bond ETF…

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ETFs for niche investing

ETFs are uniquely well designed for a niche industry and this week sees us interviewing Jay Rhame of Reaves Asset Management, a firm that is proud of its four decades of focus on the US utilities sector. 

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