China Nasdaq

USA First Trust lists Dorsey Wright and dividends ETFs First Trust is joining the momentum train and listing three new ETFs, two of which use Dorsey Wright IP for picking momentum stocks. First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF (FID) First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Low Volatility ETF (DVOL) First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Value ETF (DVLU DVOL …

Social Justification ETFS

Australia Vanguard lists cheap ESG ETFs Vanguard Australia is rolling out two ESG funds to coincide with the ESG listings of its American parent company. Vanguard Ethically Conscious International Shares Index Fund and ETF (VESG) Vanguard Ethically Conscious Global Aggregate Bond Index Fund (VEFI) Both funds remove companies involved in alcohol, tobacco, porn, fossil fuels, gambling, weapons and nuclear power. …

Schrödinger’s ETF

USA Invesco lists “strategic” self-indexing ETFs Invesco is listing two new ETFs that offer smart beta (“strategic”) exposure to US equities via Invesco house indexes. Invesco Strategic US ETF (IUS) Invesco Strategic US Small Company ETF (IUSS) IUS will apply something of a value and quality screen to US large caps. It will track the Invesco Strategic US Index (factsheet …

EM Healthcare

USA Emerging markets healthcare KraneShares, the New York-based China ETF specialist, is listing an emerging markets healthcare ETF that uses FactSet’s Revere to define the sector. The KraneShares Emerging Markets Healthcare Index ETF (KMED) will track the Solactive Emerging Markets Healthcare Index in yet another sign that as far as the ETF industry is concerned it is all over for …

X trackers ESG

Korea ETN offers short strangles on the KOSPI Korea Investment and Securities, a Seoul-based investment bank and brokerage house, is listing a first of a kind ETN that offers a short strangle strategy on the KOSPI 200. The Korea Investment & Securities TRUE KOSPI Short Strangle 3% OTM ETN 29 (570029, 570030) will use a short strangle strategy that involves …

Viking Beta

Sweden Smart beta in the land of longships and vikings Sweden’s small but growing smart beta ETF market is getting one ETF larger thanks to a new listing from Nordea, the Scandinavian financial conglomerate. The Nordea SmartBeta Eurozone Equity UCITS ETF (XGOSBEZI) will track three factors across eurozone equity markets: momentum, dividends and “beta”. Our Google Translate reading of the …

ACDC Battery ETF

Australia ETF Securities lists battery tech ETF In what might just win the best ticker of 2018 award, ETF Securities is listing a thematic ETF that offers exposure to new battery technology. The ETFS Battery Tech and Lithium ETF (ACDC) will track a Solactive index that targets companies providing “energy storage technology and mining companies that produce metals that are …

Betashares ETF Factory

Australia BetaShares lists six new international ETFs BetaShares is listing a suite of new international ETFs that bring the global equity market closer to Australia. BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASIA) BetaShares Global Blockchain Innovators ETF (BLOK) BetaShares Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (RBTZ) BetaShares Global Income Leaders ETF BetaShares Global Quality Leaders ETF BetaShares Global 200 ETF ASIA …

Cantango-buster from BlackRock

China HuaAn lists A share ETF HuaAn Asset Management, a Shanghai-based asset manager, is listing a new ETF in Shanghai that tracks the MSCI China A Shares Index. The Huaan MSCI China A-share International ETF Feeder Fund (512860) joins a rapidly growing number of China-based ETFs that offer foreigners exposure to the newly indexed China A shares companies. From what we can …

Communications Sector

London, Germany State Street lists updated communication sector ETF Sector ETF powerhouse State Street is listing a new ETF in Germany and London that tracks the newly formed S&P communication services sector. The SPDR S&P U.S. Communication Services Select Sector UCITS ETF (SXLC:LN, ZPDK:GR) will track the freshly minted US Communication Services sector, which is made of S&P 500 companies …