Beyond Bulls & Bears

The Certainty of Change: Evolution of Investor Access to China
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The Certainty of Change: Evolution of Investor Access to China

The unpredictable nature of politics and government action within individual countries can make a case for disaggregating international exposure, according to our Dina Ting. She outlines some recent regulatory developments in China within the lens of exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

ETF 2021 Predictions: Update
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ETF 2021 Predictions: Update

David Mann, our Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, looks back on some of the ETF industry predictions he and his team made at the start of the year—and it looks like ETF asset growth could be on track to hit new all-time highs.

Bonds for Sale: The Fed Will Sell its ETF Stake
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Bonds for Sale: The Fed Will Sell its ETF Stake

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) recently announced it would begin to sell down its ETF purchases made over the past year. David Mann, our Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs, revisits the topic with an eye to the future.

Volume and the Hybrid Nature of the ETF Vehicle
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Volume and the Hybrid Nature of the ETF Vehicle

Investors choose particular exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for many reasons, but volume and liquidity are often important considerations. David Mann, our Head of Global ETFs Capital Markets, says the importance of volume may depend on whether one wants to trade the ETF like a stock, or a fund.

Take the Time to Love ETF Liquidity
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Take the Time to Love ETF Liquidity

Is it time to give newer or smaller exchange-traded funds (ETFs) a look? David Mann, our Head of Global ETFs Capital Markets, makes the case as he opines on his favorite subject—liquidity.

Single-Country Allocation: Viewing the Opportunity Through Three Lenses
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Single-Country Allocation: Viewing the Opportunity Through Three Lenses

The case for disaggregating international exposure by allocating to single countries remains strong, according to Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, Franklin Templeton Exchange-Traded Funds. She outlines three investment lenses that shape her team’s views.

ETFs, Message Boards and Volatility
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ETFs, Message Boards and Volatility

Internet message boards are lighting up and certain stocks have seen some unusually dramatic price moves. David Mann, our Head of Global Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, ponders whether ETFs could be subject to similar volatility.

ETF 2021 Outlook: Watch out for International Equity and Active ETFs
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ETF 2021 Outlook: Watch out for International Equity and Active ETFs

Most people are probably happy to waive goodbye to 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which played out in ways few could have possibly predicted. David Mann, our Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, isn’t going to make predictions about vaccines, mask-wearing or other such matters, but does offer his insights on ETF industry trends he sees taking shape.

A Year-End Report Card for 2020 ETF Industry Predictions
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A Year-End Report Card for 2020 ETF Industry Predictions

David Mann, Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, looks back on some of the industry trends he had predicted would likely unfold this year.

ETF Trading During Post-Election Uncertainty
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ETF Trading During Post-Election Uncertainty

As we digest the results of the US elections on November 3, the markets could be in for some volatile times ahead. David Mann, our Head of Global Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, thought it apropos to offer a reminder of some good trading practices amid times of uncertainty.

The Post-Pandemic Case for International Markets
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The Post-Pandemic Case for International Markets

Our Dina Ting offers three reasons she and her team believe the case for international markets is once again strong, and opines on how recent market events have created new—or amplified existing—opportunities for investors to express views on specific countries.

Tax-Loss Harvesting: A Silver Lining for Single-Country ETFs?
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Tax-Loss Harvesting: A Silver Lining for Single-Country ETFs?

While the subject of taxes would probably elicit a yawn as dinner party conversation (assuming dinner parties happen again at some point), it’s something many investors need to contemplate as year-end approaches. David Mann, our Head of ETF Capital Markets, discusses the concept of tax-loss harvesting and how it can be a silver lining for investors in single-country exchange-traded funds (ETFs).