ESG Bonds

USA Nuveen goes for ESG bond fund, sort of Nuveen has listed a new ESG bond ETF to add to its growing range of ESG funds, the ESG US Aggregate Bond ETF (NUBD).  NUBD uses an interesting method. It starts with the MSCI US Aggregate ESG Select Index as its “base index”, according to its prospectus, and then selects debts …

Subprime ETFs

USA Another ETF open to subprime mortgages Mutual fund specialist Hartford Funds has has listed an actively managed bond ETF that’s open to subprime mortgages and other kinds of junk debt.  According to its prospectus HTRB will invest at least 70% of its funds in investment grade debt, while up to 20% can be invested in junk. HTRB can invest …

Political Animals – Donkey or Elephant

USA More political ETFs In another sign that ETFs are becoming more like active management, new issuer Event Shares has listed two new actively managed ETFs that use politics to decide which companies to buy.   The Democrat Policies Fund (DEMS) will look at which companies are most likely to benefit from Democrats and long those likely to benefit, short …

More bullets for Giggenheim

USA More bullets in Guggenheim’s round New York-based issuer Guggenheim has updated its fixed-term junk bond ETF for 2025. As with every year’s product, the Guggenheim BulletShares 2025 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSCR) will track high yielding debts that mature by 2025. Guggenheim has also updated its investment-grade corporate bond bullet for 2027, listing the Guggenheim BulletShares 2027 Corporate …

Feminist Canadian ETF – Ahoy Me Hearties

19th of September is International Talk like a Pirate day!!! Canada gets feminist and anti-hacker ETFs It’s a big day of listings in Canada, the biggest we’ve seen at the Daily ETF Monitor in some months.   Canadian issuer Evolve is bringing gender diversity (HERS) and cyber security ETFs (CYBR) to the land of moose and maple syrup.   CYBR …

Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!

Australia ETF Securities lists robotics ETF in Sydney ETF Securities has teamed up with US index provider ROBO Global to launch the ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ROBO) on the Australian Stock Exchange. ROBO will track an index of companies that make cutting edge technologies, like high-level robotics, cloud computing and AI. Most companies the index tracks are …

To make money on low oil prices, use leverage

USA Credit Suisse lists two leveraged oil ETNs Credit Suisse has listed two new 3x leveraged oil ETNs under its AxelaTrader brand. UBRT and DBRT — short for up Brent and down Brent — will track the S&P GSCI Brent Crude Oil ER. With these listings, Credit Suisse join a growing group of issuers around the world that have responded …

Japan gets its first ESG ETFs

Japan Virtue signaling from Daiwa Asset Daiwa Asset, one of Japan’s largest asset managers, has broken new ground in Japan, launching the country’s three first ESG funds as well as a high dividend fund. The new listings are:     ·      Daiwa ETF TOPIX High Dividend Yield 40 Index (1651) ·      Daiwa ETF MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index WIN (1652) …