ETF News - 4/26/2012

Posted on 04/26/2012

  • On April 19, Global X Funds announced the launch of their Global X MLP ETF [MLPA]. The MLPA will track the Solactive MLP Composite Index which consists of 30 U.S. master limited partnerships (MLPs). The Index of MLPs represent a wide array of industries including transportation, storage, processing, refining, marketing, exploration, production, and mining of natural resources. MLPA has an expense ratio of 0.45 percent. You can view the Fact Sheet and Prospectus for this new fund on the Global X homepage.

  • Also, last week on the 19th, RBS Securities launched another Exchange Traded Note within their Trendpilot lineup. The RBS China Trendpilot Exchange Traded Note [TCHI] tracks the BNY Mellon China Select ADR Total Return Index composed of Depositary Receipts of Chinese companies that are listed and traded on U.S. stock exchanges. The annual expense ratio is 1.10 percent. More details can be found on the fund's overview page.

  • This week Global X Funds filed paperwork with the SEC to market an asset allocation ETF. The Global X Risk Parity ETF tracks an Index that holds a broadly diversified portfolio of equities, bonds, commodities and derivatives, but it will determine those allocations based on risk measures. Risk measurements such as volatility, will be used to underweight riskier assets and overweight risk adverse assets. More information can be found in the filing.
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