WSJ.COM – ETF Closures Continue at Brisk Pace

The first two months of 2020 saw a record number of exchange-traded funds close—a reflection of the flurry of new ETFs that have tried to attract investors in recent years, many of them unsuccessfully.

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WSJ.COM – Passive Investing Gains Traction in Europe

The European appetite for exchange-traded funds has increased, and BlackRock iShares continues to dominate with the largest market share.

Morningstar predicts European-listed ETFs will hit $1 trillion in assets under management this month.

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WSJ.COM – Swiss ETFs Remain a Refuge

Investors consider Switzerland to be a relatively safe, steady and stable economy, and analysts expect exchange-traded funds exposed to Swiss equities to continue to shine in 2020 as a result.

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WSJ.COM – Nordic ETFs Lost Assets in 2019

In 2019, exchange-traded funds exposed to the Nordic countries in Northern Europe absorbed declines in assets as the region remained overlooked by U.S. investors.

Currently there are six U.S.-domiciled ETFs that track the Nordic region. Global X FTSE Nordic Region ETF (GXF), Global X MSCI Norway ETF (NORW), iShares MSCI Denmark ETF (EDEN), iShares MSCI Finland ETF (EFNL), iShares MSCI Norway ETF (ENOR) and iShares MSCI Sweden ETF (EWD).

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WSJ.COM – Japan’s Topix ETFs Continue to Attract Cash

Japan doesn’t get nearly the attention from global investors that it did in the glory years for its stock market. But exchange-traded funds that track the Tokyo Stock Price Index (Topix) have attracted heavy buying during the past three years.

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WSJ.COM – Marijuana ETFs Drag Despite the Interest in Them

Fund flows are strong for marijuana-related ETF investments, but bracing year-to-date declines range from 45% to 26%.

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WSJ.COM – Brexit Jitters Trigger ETF Outflows

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) absorbed net outflows of $405 million in September 2019 amid continuing political turmoil in the U.K. as the government wrestled with how to leave the European Union.

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Tanzeel Akhtar trained as a foreign correspondent at the University of Helsinki, Finland and newspaper journalist at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.
NCTJ Qualified - Media Law, Public Administration and Shorthand 100wpm.

Contributed to The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Bloomberg, Investing.com, Benzinga, The Street, Kitco News, Financial Times' This is Africa, African Business Magazine, CNBC, Hedge Week, Campden Family Office, Citywire, Modern Investor, Spear's Wealth Management Magazine, The Local, Euromoney, Yahoo! Finance, Global Investor, ETF.com, CIO UK, Forbes, Funds Global Asia and Portfolio Institutional.

She has held full-time positions at Interactive Investor, Fund Strategy, Money Marketing, Money Observer, Mining Journal, Marketing Week, Futures and Options Intelligence and Waters Technology. Interned at The Independent, South Wales Argus and Lancashire Evening Post.

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