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ETF Trading in Perspective - September 12 - 16, 2016

Posted by FlexShares on Sep 21, 2016 9:59:39 AM

A look back at the ETF trading markets from last week…


Last week domestic equities continued to watch the Fed for any indication on the timing of the next rate hike. Fed Governor Lael Brainard was the last to speak before the Federal Open Market Committee pre-meeting quiet period took effect, hinting that there was a higher likelihood of a rate hike in December than this month. (CNBC, 12Sep2016) International Equity markets remained under pressure as selling carried over from the previous week as well as uncertainty as to whether or not the Bank of Japan will move rates into negative territory instead of expanding stimulus. Further weighing on international sentiment was Deutsche Bank receiving a $14 billion fine from the US Department of Justice to settle claims over its issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

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ETF Trading in Perspective - September 6 - 9, 2016

Posted by FlexShares on Sep 12, 2016 2:17:39 PM

A look back at the ETF trading markets from last week helping you better understand the ETF market and how ETFs trade on the exchanges brought to you by the FlexShares Capital Markets Group. 

Written by Edward Rosenberg, Head of ETF Capital Markets and Analytics, and Marko Lazic, Capital Markets Analyst.

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