Special Report: Alternative ETPs In Focus
The robust growth and rapid evolution of the ETF industry has no doubt been a very positive development for investors big and small. Many have embraced the exchange-traded product structure as the preferred means of tapping into traditional asset classes as well as accessing strategies and corners of the market that were previously out-of-reach for most investors. The low fees characteristic of ETFs have allowed cost-conscious investors to minimize expenses without sacrificing returns, while the enhanced tax efficiency and intraday trading capabilities have contributed increased flexibility to the investing public.
The introduction of actively-managed and alternatives products has opened up the doors to an array of investing strategies that were previously far too complex and costly for mainstream investors to implement on their own. Long/Short ETFs, merger arbitrage funds, and one-of-a-kind managed futures products are just a small portion of the extensive lineup of instruments that are now readily available to investors of all walks.
For investors looking to generate uncorrelated returns and lower their portfolio’s overall volatility, there is no shortage of exchange-traded products offering compelling strategies in the current uncertain economic environment. Investors can choose from ETFs linked to hedge fund-like indexes, opt for a volatility product, or take their pick from a handful of inflation-focused funds.
The ETFdb team of analysts assembled this report with the goal of highlighting all of the different investment strategies and products offered in the Alternative ETFs space. We cover important factors that should be considered when searching for an alternatives ETF, as well as highlighting noteworthy benefits and drawbacks of certain strategies. We hope you’ll find the material to be a valuable resource in your research and investing; we welcome any comments or questions on the topic you may have.
Table Of Contents
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- Hedge Fund
- Inflation-Focused & Real Return
- Managed Futures
- Merger Arbitrage
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