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Counterparty Risks in Synthetic ETFs

This is a continuation of my previous post, The Dangers of Synthetic ETFs. If you refer to the Products Highlight Sheet or prospectus of a synthetic ETF, they will spell out clearly what are the risks involved in the product. So investors will not be able to say that such risks were not disclosed to […]

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The Dangers of Synthetic ETFs

Any serious buyer of Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) should know the difference between ETFs that employ a cash-based replication strategy, compared to one that is swap-based (or synthetic replication). How a swap-based ETF works is that instead of investing into the underlying market, the ETF will hold some other securities and then enter into a […]

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iShares Asian Fixed Income ETFs

iShares have recently launched a couple of Asian fixed income ETFs on SGX. iShares Barclays Capital Asia Local Currency Bond Index ETF (N6L) The ETF tracks the Barclays Capital Asia Local Currency Diversified Bond Index. It provides direct exposure to local Asian currency debt, an attractive proposition for investors expecting Asian currencies to keep appreciating against […]

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Deutsche Bank db X-trackers lists 2 new ETFs on SGX

Deutsche Bank db X-trackers has listed two new ETFs on SGX. The db X-trackers MSCI AC Asia ex Japan High Dividend Yield (HDY) ETF tracks an index with securities that offer a sustainable dividend yield which is at least 30% higher than the parent MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index. The current yield of the […]

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Lyxor ETF MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Real Estate

The Lyxor ETF MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Real Estate (US$) was launched by Lyxor recently. This ETF tracks the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Real Estate index (Bloomberg ticker: MXASJRE), which includes real estate investment companies and real estate management and development companies in China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan. The […]

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