|Bid||32.09 x 2900|
|Ask||32.89 x 3000|
|Day's Range||32.80 - 32.93|
|52 Week Range||28.03 - 35.49|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.86|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.46%|
In O’Donnell’s new role, he will be responsible for developing business strategies that cater to the firm’s ETF, mutual fund, and multi-asset class investment solutions, as well as business intelligence, to optimize its service model for both intermediary and institutional investors. O’Donnell’s 20-plus years of experience includes a stretch at BlackRock, where he was Head of Americas Cash & Liquidity Sales and Distribution. In his role at BlackRock, O’Donnell oversaw a team responsible for the firm’s global liquidity business across all client channels.
The consumer price index notched a 2.9-percent year-over-year increase last month, one of the biggest year-over-year index increases in almost seven years. It's an indication investors may want to consider asset classes that can protect portfolios against inflation. When inflation ticks higher, many investors gravitate to Treasury inflation-protected securities.
To many market observers, the first quarter of 2016 marked the low point for sectors commonly associated with real assets. Stagnant global growth, oversupplied commodities markets, a strong U.S. dollar, and natural resource companies with bloated balance sheets overridden by enormous debt all combined to create tremendous headwinds that obscured the potential benefits of adding real assets to an investment portfolio. The recent environment, characterized by economic growth and heightened inflation expectations, provides an ideal backdrop for investors to consider real assets and their potential benefits.
The FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index ETF (ticker: GUNR) has more than $5.8 billion in assets and has returned more than 20% over the past year. It counts Exxon Mobil, Monsanto ...
ETFs traditionally helped investors easily and efficiently track broad market moves. "When FlexShares entered the ETF space in 2011, it did so with the belief that a fund’s alignment with a particular investment objective, rather than with an investment style, would be much more meaningful to investors and therefore resonate much more with them," Darek Wojnar, the head of funds, including FlexShares ETFs, and managed accounts at Northern Trust Asset Management, said in a note. For example, the FlexShares Morningstar U.S. Market Factor Tilt Index Fund (TILT) , which tries to provides enhanced exposure to U.S. equities by tilting the portfolio toward long-term growth potential of small-cap and value stocks, is part of FlexShares' capital appreciation theme.