Agriculture ETFs gone stale?

One of the key risks when investing in niche ETFs products is the provider losing patience and pulling the plug on a fund which has failed to gain traction with investors. On 31 August 2016 ETF Securities said it would scrap its ETFS S-Network Global Agri Business exchange-trade fund (ETF) citing its small size over an extended...
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Keep track of volatile oil prices

Oil is in the spotlight once more amid speculation over a production freeze and the price returning to the $50 per barrel level. Exchange-traded products (ETPs) – including higher octane short and leveraged ETPs – can provide a way for investors to play this price volatility. Ministers from production cartel OPEC are set for an...
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Track down value

The emergence of so-called smart beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has allowed investors to gain low-cost nuanced exposure to financial markets. These products select a basket of stocks based on certain criteria. This could be volatility, yield, growth, momentum or earnings quality. Another measure used is value. There are downsides...
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Different sectors tend to do well at different points in the economic cycle. Usually there is a gradual transition between the different stages in a cycle but an economic shock like Brexit can...
The chief executive of online groceries business Ocado (OCDO) has warned of significant increases in food prices as the plunging pound pushes up the cost of importing fresh produce from overseas....