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REX Shares launches gold hedged equity ETFs

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REX Shares has launched two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) – the REX Gold Hedged S&P 500 ETF (GHS) and the REX Gold Hedged FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (GHE).

Both funds seek to allow for investors to diversify their portfolios by accessing exposure to gold without reducing equity allocations. The funds also can help protect against the risk of a weakening US dollar through gold exposure. This marks the first opportunity for ETF investors to access both gold and stocks in this way.

"Investors have been increasing their exposure to gold recently," says Greg King, Founder and CEO of REX Shares. "Our new ETFs allow them an unprecedented type of access to the movements in the price of gold without asking them to choose between gold or stocks."

Of the two funds, GHS is benchmarked against the S&P 500 Dynamic Gold Hedged Index and GHE is benchmarked against the FTSE Emerging Gold Overlay Index. Each fund provides exposure to its respective equity index allocation and additionally buys gold futures contracts to gain long gold exposure.

"With parts of the world experiencing sustained negative interest rates for the first time and the US dollar hitting new highs, investors may want to consider whether they are appropriately positioned for potential market corrections and volatility " adds King. 

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