NFRA
FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index ETF  |  NYSEARCA
52wk high:48.32
52wk low:41.46
Expense Ratio:0.47%
Div Frequency:Quarterly
Div Rate (ttm):1.37
Yield (ttm):2.89%
Assets (AUM):$885.76M
Volume:
  • Wed, Jun. 7, 5:16 AM
    Wed, Jun. 7, 5:16 AM | 42 Comments
  • Thu, Mar. 9, 6:57 PM
    • The American Society of Civil Engineers assigns a grade of D+ to the quality of U.S. roads, bridges and other infrastructure, and recommends related investment to rise from the current ~2.5% of U.S. GDP to 3.5% by 2025.
    • In its “Infrastructure Report Card” issued every four years, the group forecasts that it would cost nearly $4.6T over the next decade to improve U.S. infrastructure to a safe, functioning level, ~$2T more than governments and the private sector are planning to spend.
    • The group defines the D+’ grade as infrastructure that is “in fair to poor condition and mostly below standard, with many elements approaching the end of their service life."
    • “Pres. Trump is onto something as he calls for a new program of national rebuilding," says the group's president; Trump said recently that he wants states to be ready to start projects within 90 days of receiving funding.
    • Potentially relevant ETFs: XHB, ITB, XLI, PHO, IYT, UTF, VIS, XTN, MFD, IDE, IGF, INF, FIDU, MGU, IYJ, PKB, EMIF, FXR, GII, UXI, PRN, PXR, RGI, GHII, TOLZ, SIJ, NFRA
    Thu, Mar. 9, 6:57 PM | 6 Comments
  • Thu, Mar. 9, 5:18 AM
    Thu, Mar. 9, 5:18 AM | 5 Comments
  • Feb. 11, 2015, 1:32 PM
    • The Guggeheim High Income Infrastructure ETF (NYSEARCA:GHII), looks to appeal to income investors by weighting its components by 12-month yield, rather than market cap.
    • "Global infrastructure securities represent a unique opportunity to invest in an important and growing asset class,” said William Belden, Managing Director of Product Development for Guggenheim Investments in a press release. “One of the attractive investment features of infrastructure companies is their comparatively stable yield regardless of market or business cycles."
    • Other global infrastructure ETFs: IGF, GII, TOLZ, FLM, NFRA
    Feb. 11, 2015, 1:32 PM
  • Apr. 7, 2014, 9:10 AM
    • Twitter's down 32% this year, Facebook's off 20% in a month, and biotech nearly that much, but money is returning to the industrial sector. While the Nasdaq 100 posted its worst one-day drop since 2011 on Friday and last week fell for the 3rd week in 4, the Industrial Select SPDR (XLI) gained 1.6%.
    • In the year's first quarter, the XLI had lost 1.4%, putting it in 9th place among 10 S&P 500 groups.
    • "You’re seeing the beginning of investors shifting money ahead of a wave of spending,” says Drew Nordlicht of HighTower Advisors. “The expectation is, as the economy begins to kick into a higher gear, corporate America will utilize the amount of cash to spend on capital expenditures."
    • GE comprises more than 10% of the XLI, and UTX, Union Pacific, Boeing, and 3M round out the top 5, each with holdings in the 5% range.
    • Related ETFs: XLI, PHO, CGW, PIO, VIS, ITA, FIW, PPA, IGF, CARZ, IYJ, XAR, IPN, EMIF, FIDU, PRN, UXI, FXR, PXR, EXI, GII, EVX, FLM, RGI, SIJ, PSCI, NFRA, TOLZ, AXID
    Apr. 7, 2014, 9:10 AM
  • Mar. 26, 2014, 12:16 PM
    • The ProShares DJ Brookfield Global Infrastructure ETF (TOLZ) will track an index of companies have key operations in the global infrastructure sector, with a preference for companies that focus on long term and stable cash flows.
    • Within the manufacturing sector there are only a few ETFs that offer pure exposure to the infrastructure sub-sector, but with an expense ratio of .45%, TOLZ undercuts them all.
    • Other infrastructure ETFs: BRXX, IGF, EMIF, CHXX, PXR, GII, FLM, KFYP, NFRA
    Mar. 26, 2014, 12:16 PM
  • Oct. 9, 2013, 10:10 AM
    • Opening for trade today is Northern Trust's (NTRS) FlexShares Stoxx Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NFRA) with expense ratio of 0.47%. It will track an index comprising infrastructure-related companies in both developed and emerging markets.
    • As of mid-September the top 5 countries in the tracked index are the U.S. at 38%, Japan 11.6%, the U.K. at 10.6%, Canada 10.4%, and Germany 6.1%.
    • The two largest competing ETFs are the iShares Global Infrastructure Fund (IGF) with $596M in AUM, and the SPDR S&P Global Infrastructure ETF (GII) with $52.6M in AUM.
    Oct. 9, 2013, 10:10 AM