Equity markets appear to have regained their footing as encouraging earnings releases are keeping confidence and growth expectations afloat. Amid the flurry of trading activity on Wall Street this week, ETF issuers have been busy on all fronts; industry giants like State Street and iShares are contintuing to beef up their product lineups with exciting first-to-market offerings. On the new filing front, developments have been just short of overwhelming as a number of issuers, big and small, have filed a number of exciting fund proposals with the SEC.
Global X has laid down the groundwork for an intriguining multi-asset ETF [see SEC Filing]:
- Global X Risk Parity ETF: This ETF will seek to deliver capital appreciation through a risk-focused asset allocation strategy. The proposed offering plans to invest in stocks, bonds, commodities, as well as derivatives, offering a diverse portfolio of holdings. This ETF will determine which asset classes to overweight and underweight based on a number of risk measures including volatility.
- Yorkville High Income Composite MLP ETF: This fund will offer focused exposure to the production and transportation segment of the MLP market.
- Yorkville High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF: This fund will offer focused exposure to the infrastructure segment of the MLP market.
- Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF
- Horizons S&P Financial Select Sector Covered Call ETF
- Horizons S&P Energy Select Sector Covered Call ETF
- Merk Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:OUNZ): This ETF will trade on the NYSE Arca and will hold London Good Delivery Bars and other bars and coins with a minimum purity as specified in the regulatory filing.
First Trust has drafted plans for an agriculture ETF to add to its AlphaDEX family of products [see SEC Filing]:
- First Trust Global Agriculture AlphaDEX Fund: This ETF will look to employ a fundamental screening and weighting methodology to construct an international portfolio of agriculture-focused equities.
- KraneShares Dow Jones China Select Dividend ETF: This fund will look to provide exposure to dividend-paying securities from China-based companies that are primariy listed either in Hong Kong or the United States; allocations to publicly traded Hong Kong-based companies that generate the majority of their revenues from China will also be included.
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