NASDAQ Index Blog - Archive Posts for August, 2013

First Trust Launches International Multi-Asset ETF Based on NASDAQ Index By: Rob Hughes
on 8/26/2013

On the heels of the recent launch of the NASDAQ International Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index (NQMAXUS), First Trust today launched a new low volatality, high yield exchange-traded product (ETF), the International Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund (Ticker Symbol: YDIV), tracking the index.

Similar to the First Trust U.S. Multi-Asset Diversified Income Fund (MDIV), YDIV provides a diversified strategy with high yield components such as dividend-paying equities, real estate investment trusts (REITs), preferred stocks, infrastructure securities and fixed-income ETFs (represented by EMB, the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF.) With the exception of the fixed income, the asset class segments are generally derived from broad global benchmarks that exclude U.S. securities.

To read more about NQMAXUS, the benchmarking index for YDIV, DOWNLOAD our latest Research piece.

Vanguard Launches Two New Canadian ETFs, Benchmarked to NASDAQ OMX Index By: Rob Hughes
on 8/22/2013

Last week Vanguard listed two new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the Toronto Stock Exchange, based on the NASDAQ Dividend Achievers CAD Select Index. The new ETFs, the Vanguard U.S. Dividend Appreciation Index ETF (VGG) and the Vanguard U.S. Dividend Appreciation Index ETF (VGH) represent the expansion of the NASDAQ Dividend Achievers into Canada.

"The launch of these new Dividend Achiever ETFs in Canada is another milestone in the international expansion of investment products tracking NASDAQ OMX indexes," said John Jacobs, Executive Vice President of NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes. "We are continuing to expand our overall index offering and improve our Dividend and Income family of indexes to help global investors benchmark this increasingly important space."

There are now five NASDAQ Dividend Achievers indexes offering exposure to Canadian companies.

NASDAQ Bulletshares-linked ETFs Cross $3B By: Rob Hughes
on 8/5/2013

Announced in June, NASDAQ OMX partnered with Accretive Asset Management (AAM) to co-brand and expand the NASDAQ BulletShares® Indexes, a pioneering and innovative family of target-maturity corporate and high yield bond indexes. Assets of the NASDAQ BulletShares-linked Guggenheim ETFs have grown nearly 60% in 2013 ? from $1.7B as of 12/19/2012 to over $3B as of 8/2/2013.

To put this in perspective, U.S. Fixed Income ETF assets were virtually unchanged YTD through 6/30/13 ($243.1B as of year-end 2012 and $243.6B as of the end of the second quarter in 2013*).By contrast, over this same six-month period, the BulletShares ETFs are up $1B.

"Bulletshares ETF investors recognize the significant advantages of building portfolios using target maturity bond funds that act like a bond. This has pushed Bulletshares ETF assets to its historical high,” said David Krein, Head of Index Research, NASDAQ OMX.

GUGGENHEIM BULLETSHARES® HIGH YIELD CORPORATE BOND ETFS:

  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2013 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJD)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2014 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJE)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJF)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2016 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJG)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2017 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJH)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJI)

GUGGENHEIM BULLETSHARES® CORPORATE BOND ETFS:

  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2013 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCD)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2014 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCE)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCF)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2016 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCG)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2017 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCH)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCI)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCJ)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2020 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCK)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCL)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2022 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCM)

*Source: BlackRock ETF Landscape reports

 

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