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: Tesla on a Tear, and ETFs That Could Ride That Trend
April 20, 2020

As this is written Tesla, Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), is trading at $761.20, up $6.96, or 0.96%. If shares of the electric vehicle maker end today (Monday) in the green it…
Liquid Alternatives: Gold ETCs See Record Inflows on Safe-Haven Buying
April 16, 2020

In a record-breaking March quarter, gold ETF holdings and assets added US$ 3 billion in net inflows, the largest quarterly gain in history, according to the World Gold Council. Over…
Liquid Alternatives: Moody’s Cracked the ESG Whip in a Third of its Rating Actions Last Year
April 15, 2020

Rating agency Moody’s is stepping up its assessment of companies’ performance on ESG counts. An analysis of Moody’s (NYSE: MCO) private sector rating actions last year revealed that ESG risks…
Liquid Alternatives: Life After Corona – ETFs To Chase Infrastructure Spend
April 14, 2020

With employment at historic lows, and most of America’s Main Street shut down, Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan could deliver a dual advantage. It would give Americans work, and shore…
Liquid Alternatives: Non-transparent ETFs Could Move Mutual Funds’ Cheese
April 13, 2020

American Century’s actively managed, non-transparent ETFs started trading earlier this month. American Century Focused Dynamic Growth ETF (BATS: FDG) and American Century Focused Large-Cap Value ETF (BATS: FLV) are not…
Liquid Alternatives: The New Theme in Town – A Work From Home ETF
April 9, 2020

Fund issuer Direxion is jumping onto the remote working bandwagon. It has filed with the SEC for the Direxion Work From Home ETF. The ETF will track the Solactive Remote…
Liquid Alternatives: Buying Stock ETFs – The Bank of Japan’s Been There, Done That
April 7, 2020

The Fed could take a leaf out of the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) ETF playbook to address the current economic crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic. The Fed has already…
Liquid Alternatives: How the Pandemic Could Affect ESG Investing (and ETFs)
April 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic throws up ESG in a new light. Far from spelling doom for ESG investing, the pandemic may have given it fresh, positive potential. An article by Marlene…
Liquid Alternatives: ITB, The Home Construction ETF May Have Bottomed
April 3, 2020

ITB is the largest ETF in the home construction space. It provides exposure to U.S. companies that manufacture residential homes by tracking the Dow Jones U.S. Select Home Construction Index….
Liquid Alternatives: Investors Shovelled $677B Into Money Market Funds In Scramble to Safety
April 2, 2020

Investors set up a record-breaking first quarter this year for inflows into U.S. money market funds. These funds gained from the massive risk-off sentiment that prevailed as investors realized the…

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