ETF Report: Risk parity and trouble in the U.S.

May 18, 2017

Mike Philbrick, president of ReSolve Asset Management and sub-adviser to the Horizons Global Risk Parity ETF discusses "risk parity" strategy in ETFs.


ETF Guide 2017: Sparking a Revolution

May 01, 2017

As the ETF market has grown in size, so, too, has product complexity. Investment Executive's ETF Guide for Financial Advisors 2017 looks at how ETF providers and other organizations are helping financial advisors learn about these new products. It also explores the worlds of sector and niche ETFs, and offers samples.


ETF Guide 2017: The learning challenge

May 01, 2017

As the ETF market has grown in size, so, too, has product complexity. Investment Executive's ETF Guide for Financial Advisors 2017 looks at how ETF providers and other organizations are helping financial advisors learn about these new products. It also explores the worlds of sector and niche ETFs, and offers samples.


ETF Report: Bearish sentiment, but strong inflows

April 25, 2017

The latest Horizons Quarterly Advisor Sentiment Survey finds advisors becoming more bearish on stocks but the money continues to pour into equity ETFs. Mark Noble from Horizons talks money flows and how emerging markets have been strong performers.


The Economist: The world’s first pot-focused exchange-traded fund

April 10, 2017

THE launch of the world’s first cannabis-focused exchange-traded fund (ETF), on the Toronto Stock Exchange on April 5th, is welcome news to aficionados of marijuana.


The Motley Fool: The Very First Marijuana Stock ETF Just Debuted -- Should You Be Buying?

April 07, 2017

There's no two ways about it: As an investor, you'd struggle to find an industry with a more appetizing long-term growth rate than legal marijuana.


CBC: Tax SeasonCBC SecureDrop A new way to bet on legal marijuana hits the TSX

April 05, 2017

A marijuana-themed exchange traded fund — touted as the world's first — launched on Wednesday morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange, giving investors a new way to bet on legal marijuana stocks.


CNBC: A new market high: First ETF to target marijuana stocks

April 05, 2017

As the Trump administration considers renegotiating the historic trade agreement with its North American neighbours, Canada is pushing ahead with a trade that places it well ahead of the United States: a first-of-its-kind exchange-traded fund that invests in medical marijuana stocks.


Wealth Professional: ‘Most scrutinized’ marijuana ETF to launch next week

March 31, 2017

“There was lots of regulatory scrutiny,” said Horizons ETFs President and Co-CEO Steve Hawkins, explaining the firm’s difficulties in getting approval for the product to the Financial Post. “[T]his was the most scrutinized fund that we’ve ever launched out of the hundred plus that we’ve done.”


Bloomberg: Legal-Weed Buzz Fades For Utilities

March 30, 2017

With local restrictions on marijuana easing across the U.S., power suppliers from California to Maine were expecting a little buzz of their own from newly legitimate pot farmers. After all, a 5,000-square-foot warehouse filled with hydroponic growing systems can draw five times the electricity of a typical industrial user.


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