Liquid Alternatives

Liquid Alternative investments have emerged over the past decade as one of the fastest-growing areas within asset management. As pensions, endowments, foundations and other institutional investors have long benefited from Alternative Investments within their portfolios, Liquid Alternatives enable investors to have access to alternative investment strategies in fund structures that provide daily liquidity, full transparency, low investment minimums and other key attributes for investors. DailyAlts is your source for the most up-to-the-minute news, commentary and analysis on the global market for Liquid Alternatives.

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Liquid Alternatives: RIP 60:40. Liquid Alts Solve the New Equation

Volatile equity markets and declining fixed income yields have turned the traditional 60:40 portfolio allocation between stocks and bonds on its head. According to one study, an investor would today need to allocate 83% to equity, 15% to real estate, and only 2% to bonds to earn a similar rate of return as a couple of decades ago. Unfortunately, such a high component of equity would push up the portfolio’s volatility and risk to unacceptable levels. Liquid alts can be the solution to this dilemma.

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Liquid Alternatives: Muni Bond Caucus Wants Fed to Help; NY Fed to Buy ETFs in May
May 5, 2020

Members of the House Municipal Finance Caucus have written to the Fed to buy municipal bonds of terms up to 30 years. The move comes as states’ finances are badly…

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Liquid Alternatives: Buffett Dumps Airlines; What That Means For the JETS ETF
May 4, 2020

Investors who were bottom-fishing the airlines’ sector via the U.S. Global Jets ETF (NYSEARCA: JETS) are likely to view today’s (Monday) trading with some trepidation. Buffett, one of the world’s…

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Liquid Alternatives: Why the Risk-Reward on Grain ETFs Makes Sense
May 1, 2020

Speaking to Tom Lydon at the Inside ETFs conference, Sal Gilbertie, CEO, Teucrium, observed that agricultural commodities such as grains were an excellent diversifier.

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Liquid Alternatives: Corona Spawns a Scarily-named ‘Biothreat’ ETF Theme
April 29, 2020

Somebody had to ride the trend. On April 21, ETF distributor Pacer Financial filed with the SEC to launch its Pacer BioThreat ETF, with the highly expressive ticker of VIRS….

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Liquid Alternatives: “It Should Go To Zero Faster Than It Did Last Time” – Jim Cramer on Crude Oil and USO
April 28, 2020

On Monday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEARCA: USO) fell nearly 15% to close at $2.19. Weighing on the ETF was the latest announcement from USCF, the fund’s administrator, that…

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Liquid Alternatives: BNY Mellon Launches Five New ETFs at Low or Zero Fees
April 28, 2020

BNY Mellon has a 30-year track record in indexation and industry leadership in ETF sub-advisory services. Its index team currently manages $340bn for institutional and retail clients globally. As of…

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Liquid Alternatives: “ETFs’ Finest Hour” – Dave Nadig
April 27, 2020

Are stock ETFs a source of risk in the current environment? How did they perform under the weight of enormous flows, both in and out? These and other issues figured…

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Liquid Alternatives: Retail Investors Burn Their Fingers in the USO ETF
April 23, 2020

Most thought the ETF invested in spot oil, while it bought oil futures and rolled them over. And therein lies the difference, or for a lot of chagrined retail oil…

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Liquid Alternatives: World’s Largest Oil ETF Halts Trading on Tuesday
April 21, 2020

The USO Fund LP has halted trading. Yesterday, the fund was largely responsible for pushing WTI May crude prices into negative territory. Crude prices effectively collapsed by 300%.  The United…

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Liquid Alternatives: Oil Makes History Pricing Below Zero; An ETF for the (Eventual) Rebound
April 21, 2020

The price of WTIC crude crashed to as low as minus $37.63 per barrel on Monday. The seemingly absurd pricing was triggered by the expiry of May’s future contracts scheduled…

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