Navigating the ETF approach to marijuana

The sensationalist press, us included, can’t help but write about this subject – filling it with heavy puns, as we go. However, the increasing legalisation of marijuana, either as a medical drug or for recreational use, is creating a decent sized market for investors who want to be ahead of the trend.

Our feature, Marijuana ETFs enjoy highs and lows, details the expansion of cannabis or marijuana investment offerings in their ETF form and explains the social niceties of the US regulatory system, against the Canadian. Policy ETF provider Ben Phillips, from EventShares, explains why for him the whole industry could just go up in a puff of smoke…

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Beverly Chandler,
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Capital Group launches 12 new active-passive model portfolios

Capital Group, home of American Funds, has launched 12 active-passive model portfolios featuring Capital Group as the strategist. The models will be comprised of American Funds’ actively managed mutual funds and passively managed ETFs from Vanguard, Schwab, and BlackRock. As the strategist, Capital Group will select the passive ETFs in each model and manage the allocations.

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 iShares launches public listed private equity companies ETF

The iShares Listed Private Equity UCITS ETF is designed to offer investors access to large, liquid, and listed private equity companies from developed markets. The firm writes that private equity firms invest directly into or buy out private companies. Holdings in Master Limited Partnerships, which have a structure similar to limited partnerships on shares, are capped at 20 per cent. The individual holdings are weighted by market capitalisation.

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