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Currency-hedged ETFs: Focus shifts to emerging markets
Yen’s historic decline in 2013 may have magnified the benefits of currency hedging.
An overview of some of the ETFs designed to manage volatility
Here is a brief overview of some ETFs/ETPs that are designed for managing volatility: Low volatility ETFs and VIX-based ETPs.
Must-know: Why do most sub-scale ETFs face shutdown risk?
Though ETF assets in the U.S. have been growing, the most successful funds account for a majority of the assets. Currently, 46% of ETFs in the U.S. are sub-scale
Must-know: ETF assets grew to $1.7 trillion at the end of 2013
While the majority of assets continue to be invested in core U.S. and global equity as well as bond ETFs, investors are showing an interest in specialized strategies such as currency hedging.
Must-know: Minimizing ETF losses by observing max drawdowns
In practice, asset owners (both retail and institutional) want to avoid significant portfolio drawdowns even if the benchmark index declines.
Must-know: Measuring correlation drift in ETFs
Professional managers often observe that during times of market stress (such as in 2008), correlations between asset classes tend to converge.