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Exchange traded products (ETPs) are investments that provide exposure to different asset classes such as equities, fixed income, commodities and foreign exchange. They are mostly passively managed, tracking an index or another underlying benchmark. ETPs are traded on stock exchanges such as London Stock Exchange. They trade and settle like shares in the market and provide continuous liquidity during market hours. Are you thinking about investing in ETPs? GraniteShares offers a wide range of short and leveraged single stock ETPs for sophisticated investors!

Topic: Telecoms , Financials , Basic Materials , Energy , Healthcare , Industrials , Consumer Staples , Technology

Publication Type: Viewpoints , ETP & Industry

Everything You Need to Know About ETPs

December 16, 2020 | GraniteShares
Exchange traded products (ETPs) are investments that provide exposure to different asset classes such as equities, fixed income, commodities and foreign exchange. They are mostly passively managed, tracking an index or another underlying benchmark. ETPs are traded on stock exchanges such as London Stock Exchange. They trade and settle like shares in the market and provide continuous liquidity during market hours. Are you thinking about investing in ETPs? GraniteShares offers a wide range of short and leveraged single stock ETPs for sophisticated investors!

In this article, we focus on investing in the FTSE 100, the UK index of blue chip stocks, by providing you with information about what it is, how to invest in it, the risks and the benefits, and also ways that sophisticated investors can act tactically around stocks in the index. GraniteShares is focused on delivering innovative and cutting edge investment solutions for sophisticated investors.

Topic: Financials

Publication Type: Investment Cases , Investments

How to Invest in FTSE 100 in the United Kingdom

December 15, 2020 | GraniteShares
In this article, we focus on investing in the FTSE 100, the UK index of blue chip stocks, by providing you with information about what it is, how to invest in it, the risks and the benefits, and also ways that sophisticated investors can act tactically around stocks in the index. GraniteShares is focused on delivering innovative and cutting edge investment solutions for sophisticated investors.

In this blog, we consider how investors can take exposure to property as an asset class by investing in either open-ended or closed-end funds. It is likely that physically-owned property is one of the biggest single investments that many investors will make, indeed there are some who will have additional exposure through the ownership of rental properties and/or second homes. We are not going to look at direct property purchases, which typically involves taking on some form of borrowing via a mortgage, possibly the most common way individuals make use of leverage in their lives.

Topic: Basic Materials

Publication Type: Investment Cases , Investments

How to Invest in Real Estate

October 13, 2020 | GraniteShares
In this blog, we consider how investors can take exposure to property as an asset class by investing in either open-ended or closed-end funds. It is likely that physically-owned property is one of the biggest single investments that many investors will make, indeed there are some who will have additional exposure through the ownership of rental properties and/or second homes. We are not going to look at direct property purchases, which typically involves taking on some form of borrowing via a mortgage, possibly the most common way individuals make use of leverage in their lives.

In this blog, we look at gold and how investors can access it through Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) to include in their investment portfolios. The reason why gold holds appeal for investors is that is a store of value that can provide protection both against inflation and also as a diversifier in a portfolio made up of equities and bonds. In an environment when inflation has been at historically low levels, it is generally for this latter reason that investors will look to include gold in a portfolio.

Topic: Gold

Publication Type: Investment Cases , Investments

How to Invest in Gold

October 05, 2020 | GraniteShares
In this blog, we look at gold and how investors can access it through Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) to include in their investment portfolios. The reason why gold holds appeal for investors is that is a store of value that can provide protection both against inflation and also as a diversifier in a portfolio made up of equities and bonds. In an environment when inflation has been at historically low levels, it is generally for this latter reason that investors will look to include gold in a portfolio.

Finishing lower on the week, U.S. stock markets were pressured by weaker-than-expected economic numbers and perhaps concerns of lofty valuations and rising interest rates. Larger-than-expected jobless claims and an unexpected decline in retail sales combined with disappointing bank earnings reports and weak tech stock performance set the stage for weaker stock markets. President-elect Biden’s stimulus plan announcement late Thursday failed to support stock prices with the news seemingly already priced in. Though 10-year U.S. Treasury rates were slightly lower on the week, they maintained levels greater than 1%, perhaps indicating continued concern about the low level of real rates and prospective inflation. The U.S. dollar strengthened last week, with most of the increase occuring Friday. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index decreased 1.5% to 3,768.25, the Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 1.5% to 12,998.50, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 3bps to 1.09% and the dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened 0.8%.

Topic: Telecoms , Financials , Basic Materials , Energy , Healthcare , Industrials , Consumer Staples , Technology

Publication Type: Market Commentaries

The Long and Short of it, week ending 15 Jan 2021

January 19, 2021 | GraniteShares
Finishing lower on the week, U.S. stock markets were pressured by weaker-than-expected economic numbers and perhaps concerns of lofty valuations and rising interest rates. Larger-than-expected jobless claims and an unexpected decline in retail sales combined with disappointing bank earnings reports and weak tech stock performance set the stage for weaker stock markets. President-elect Biden’s stimulus plan announcement late Thursday failed to support stock prices with the news seemingly already priced in. Though 10-year U.S. Treasury rates were slightly lower on the week, they maintained levels greater than 1%, perhaps indicating continued concern about the low level of real rates and prospective inflation. The U.S. dollar strengthened last week, with most of the increase occuring Friday. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index decreased 1.5% to 3,768.25, the Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 1.5% to 12,998.50, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 3bps to 1.09% and the dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened 0.8%.

U.S. stock markets moved higher last week after starting the week and the year with a sharp selloff. Coronavirus-related concerns and uncertainty surrounding Georgia Senate runoff elections present on Monday were diminished after Democrat wins in Georia and Joe Biden being declared the next president of the U.S. Expectations of increased stimulus spending and Saudi Arabia’s announcement it would unilaterally reduce oil production helped power oil prices, global stock markets and longer-term U.S. interest rates higher while also strengthening the U.S. dollar despite a weaker-than-expected employment report. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index increased 1.8% to 3,824.68, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 2.4% to 13,201.98, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate jumped 20bps to 1.12% and the dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened .2%.

Topic: Telecoms , Financials , Basic Materials , Energy , Healthcare , Industrials , Consumer Staples , Technology

Publication Type: Market Commentaries

The Long and Short of it, week ending 08 Jan 2021

January 11, 2021 | GraniteShares
U.S. stock markets moved higher last week after starting the week and the year with a sharp selloff. Coronavirus-related concerns and uncertainty surrounding Georgia Senate runoff elections present on Monday were diminished after Democrat wins in Georia and Joe Biden being declared the next president of the U.S. Expectations of increased stimulus spending and Saudi Arabia’s announcement it would unilaterally reduce oil production helped power oil prices, global stock markets and longer-term U.S. interest rates higher while also strengthening the U.S. dollar despite a weaker-than-expected employment report. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index increased 1.8% to 3,824.68, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 2.4% to 13,201.98, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate jumped 20bps to 1.12% and the dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened .2%.

U.S. stock market moved higher last week with the S&P 500 closing at a record high and up over 16% on the year. The Nasdaq Composite Index closed just short of its record high finishing the year 43% higher. Mixed economic news – inlcuding lower-than-expected weekly jobless claims and disappointing pending home sales numbers - was offset by President Trump’s signing of the $900 billion stimulus package though congressional resistance to increased individual stimulus checks may have limited stock market gains. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index increased 1.4% to 3,756.07, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 0.7% to 12,888.28, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 1bp to 92bps and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) weakened 0.4%.

Topic: Telecoms , Financials , Basic Materials , Energy , Healthcare , Industrials , Consumer Staples , Technology

Publication Type: Market Commentaries

The Long and Short of it, week ending 31 Dec 2020

January 04, 2021 | GraniteShares
U.S. stock market moved higher last week with the S&P 500 closing at a record high and up over 16% on the year. The Nasdaq Composite Index closed just short of its record high finishing the year 43% higher. Mixed economic news – inlcuding lower-than-expected weekly jobless claims and disappointing pending home sales numbers - was offset by President Trump’s signing of the $900 billion stimulus package though congressional resistance to increased individual stimulus checks may have limited stock market gains. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index increased 1.4% to 3,756.07, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 0.7% to 12,888.28, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 1bp to 92bps and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) weakened 0.4%.

Despite greater-than-expected jobless claims, a larger-than expected decline in retail sales and increased restrictions resulting from rising Covid-19 cases, U.S. stock markets rose last week primarily on hopes of passage of a scaled-down fiscal stimulus package. Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine was approved for emergency use by the FDA on Friday while the first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine were administered Monday. The FOMC announcement following the completion of its two-day meeting on Wednesday was mainly as expected with no changes in interest rate policy or buyback programs, though the Fed did increase its GDP growth forecast for 2021 and scaled back slightly its forecasted GDP decline for 2020. The U.S. dollar weakened significantly last week with longer-term U.S. interest rates rising, resulting mainly from increased “risk-on” market sentiment supported by increased expectations of passage of a U.S. stimulus package before year-end. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index increased 1.3% to 3,709.41, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 3.1% to 12,755.64, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate rose 5bps to 95bps and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) weakened 1.1%.

Topic: Telecoms , Financials , Basic Materials , Energy , Healthcare , Industrials , Consumer Staples , Technology

Publication Type: Market Commentaries

The Long and Short of it, week ending 18 Dec 2020

December 21, 2020 | GraniteShares
Despite greater-than-expected jobless claims, a larger-than expected decline in retail sales and increased restrictions resulting from rising Covid-19 cases, U.S. stock markets rose last week primarily on hopes of passage of a scaled-down fiscal stimulus package. Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine was approved for emergency use by the FDA on Friday while the first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine were administered Monday. The FOMC announcement following the completion of its two-day meeting on Wednesday was mainly as expected with no changes in interest rate policy or buyback programs, though the Fed did increase its GDP growth forecast for 2021 and scaled back slightly its forecasted GDP decline for 2020. The U.S. dollar weakened significantly last week with longer-term U.S. interest rates rising, resulting mainly from increased “risk-on” market sentiment supported by increased expectations of passage of a U.S. stimulus package before year-end. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index increased 1.3% to 3,709.41, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 3.1% to 12,755.64, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate rose 5bps to 95bps and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) weakened 1.1%.

Rising Covid-19 infections and related restrictions, larger-than-expected jobless claims and faltering hopes of a stimulus package moved U.S. stock markets off their early-in-the-week record highs to finish lower on the week. Late Friday, after market close, the FDA approved emergency use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine with shipments expected to begin immediately while the UK began administering Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine Tuesday. The U.S. dollar strengthened last week mainly as a result of increased uncertainty of a U.S. stimulus package, the ECB announcing it would be expanding its buyback program and as result of a steep decline in the British pound due to stalled UK – EU trade talks. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index decreased 1.0% to 3,663.46, the Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 0.7% to 12,377.87, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 7bps to 9bps and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened 0.3%

Topic: Telecoms , Financials , Basic Materials , Energy , Healthcare , Industrials , Consumer Staples , Technology

Publication Type: Market Commentaries

The Long and Short of it, week ending 12 Dec 2020

December 14, 2020 | GraniteShares
Rising Covid-19 infections and related restrictions, larger-than-expected jobless claims and faltering hopes of a stimulus package moved U.S. stock markets off their early-in-the-week record highs to finish lower on the week. Late Friday, after market close, the FDA approved emergency use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine with shipments expected to begin immediately while the UK began administering Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine Tuesday. The U.S. dollar strengthened last week mainly as a result of increased uncertainty of a U.S. stimulus package, the ECB announcing it would be expanding its buyback program and as result of a steep decline in the British pound due to stalled UK – EU trade talks. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index decreased 1.0% to 3,663.46, the Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 0.7% to 12,377.87, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 7bps to 9bps and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened 0.3%

THIS DOCUMENT IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. If you are in any doubt about what action you should take, you are recommended to consult your independent financial adviser.

Topic: Basic Materials

Publication Type: Regulatory News

GRANITESHARES FINANCIAL PLC (the “Issuer”) GRANITESHARES 3X SHORT RIO TINTO DAILY ETP SECURITIES (the “ETP Securities”) NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF MINIMUM REDEMPTION AMOUNT

January 05, 2021 | GraniteShares
THIS DOCUMENT IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. If you are in any doubt about what action you should take, you are recommended to consult your independent financial adviser.

THIS DOCUMENT IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. If you are in any doubt about what action you should take, you are recommended to consult your independent financial adviser.

Topic: Basic Materials

Publication Type: Regulatory News

GRANITESHARES FINANCIAL PLC (the “Issuer”) GRANITESHARES 3X SHORT GLENCORE DAILY ETP SECURITIES (the “ETP Securities”) NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF MINIMUM REDEMPTION AMOUNT

January 05, 2021 | GraniteShares
THIS DOCUMENT IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. If you are in any doubt about what action you should take, you are recommended to consult your independent financial adviser.

THIS DOCUMENT IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. If you are in any doubt about what action you should take, you are recommended to consult your independent financial adviser.

Topic: Technology

Publication Type: Regulatory News

GRANITESHARES FINANCIAL PLC (the “Issuer”) GRANITESHARES 3X SHORT TESLA DAILY ETP SECURITIES (the “ETP Securities”) NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF MINIMUM REDEMPTION AMOUNT (1)

January 05, 2021 | GraniteShares
THIS DOCUMENT IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. If you are in any doubt about what action you should take, you are recommended to consult your independent financial adviser.

THIS DOCUMENT IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. If you are in any doubt about what action you should take, you are recommended to consult your independent financial adviser.

Topic: Basic Materials

Publication Type: Regulatory News

GRANITESHARES FINANCIAL PLC (the “Issuer”) GRANITESHARES 3X SHORT BARCLAYS DAILY ETP SECURITIES (the “ETP Securities”) NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF MINIMUM REDEMPTION AMOUNT

November 20, 2020 | GraniteShares
THIS DOCUMENT IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. If you are in any doubt about what action you should take, you are recommended to consult your independent financial adviser.

THIS DOCUMENT IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. If you are in any doubt about what action you should take, you are recommended to consult your independent financial adviser.

Topic: Industrials

Publication Type: Regulatory News

GRANITESHARES FINANCIAL PLC (the “Issuer”) GRANITESHARES 3X SHORT NVIDIA DAILY ETP SECURITIES (the “ETP Securities”) NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF MINIMUM REDEMPTION AMOUNT

November 20, 2020 | GraniteShares
THIS DOCUMENT IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. If you are in any doubt about what action you should take, you are recommended to consult your independent financial adviser.

Exchange traded products (ETPs) are investments that provide exposure to different asset classes such as equities, fixed income, commodities and foreign exchange. They are mostly passively managed, tracking an index or another underlying benchmark. ETPs are traded on stock exchanges such as London Stock Exchange. They trade and settle like shares in the market and provide continuous liquidity during market hours. Are you thinking about investing in ETPs? GraniteShares offers a wide range of short and leveraged single stock ETPs for sophisticated investors!

Topic: Telecoms , Financials , Basic Materials , Energy , Healthcare , Industrials , Consumer Staples , Technology

Publication Type: Viewpoints , ETP & Industry

Everything You Need to Know About ETPs

December 16, 2020 | GraniteShares
Exchange traded products (ETPs) are investments that provide exposure to different asset classes such as equities, fixed income, commodities and foreign exchange. They are mostly passively managed, tracking an index or another underlying benchmark. ETPs are traded on stock exchanges such as London Stock Exchange. They trade and settle like shares in the market and provide continuous liquidity during market hours. Are you thinking about investing in ETPs? GraniteShares offers a wide range of short and leveraged single stock ETPs for sophisticated investors!

In this article, we focus on investing in the FTSE 100, the UK index of blue chip stocks, by providing you with information about what it is, how to invest in it, the risks and the benefits, and also ways that sophisticated investors can act tactically around stocks in the index. GraniteShares is focused on delivering innovative and cutting edge investment solutions for sophisticated investors.

Topic: Financials

Publication Type: Investment Cases , Investments

How to Invest in FTSE 100 in the United Kingdom

December 15, 2020 | GraniteShares
In this article, we focus on investing in the FTSE 100, the UK index of blue chip stocks, by providing you with information about what it is, how to invest in it, the risks and the benefits, and also ways that sophisticated investors can act tactically around stocks in the index. GraniteShares is focused on delivering innovative and cutting edge investment solutions for sophisticated investors.
In this blog, we consider how investors can take exposure to property as an asset class by investing in either open-ended or closed-end funds. It is likely that physically-owned property is one of the biggest single investments that many investors will make, indeed there are some who will have additional exposure through the ownership of rental properties and/or second homes. We are not going to look at direct property purchases, which typically involves taking on some form of borrowing via a mortgage, possibly the most common way individuals make use of leverage in their lives.

Topic: Basic Materials

Publication Type: Investment Cases , Investments

How to Invest in Real Estate

October 13, 2020 | GraniteShares
In this blog, we consider how investors can take exposure to property as an asset class by investing in either open-ended or closed-end funds. It is likely that physically-owned property is one of the biggest single investments that many investors will make, indeed there are some who will have additional exposure through the ownership of rental properties and/or second homes. We are not going to look at direct property purchases, which typically involves taking on some form of borrowing via a mortgage, possibly the most common way individuals make use of leverage in their lives.
In this blog, we look at gold and how investors can access it through Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) to include in their investment portfolios. The reason why gold holds appeal for investors is that is a store of value that can provide protection both against inflation and also as a diversifier in a portfolio made up of equities and bonds. In an environment when inflation has been at historically low levels, it is generally for this latter reason that investors will look to include gold in a portfolio.

Topic: Gold

Publication Type: Investment Cases , Investments

How to Invest in Gold

October 05, 2020 | GraniteShares
In this blog, we look at gold and how investors can access it through Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) to include in their investment portfolios. The reason why gold holds appeal for investors is that is a store of value that can provide protection both against inflation and also as a diversifier in a portfolio made up of equities and bonds. In an environment when inflation has been at historically low levels, it is generally for this latter reason that investors will look to include gold in a portfolio.

Finishing lower on the week, U.S. stock markets were pressured by weaker-than-expected economic numbers and perhaps concerns of lofty valuations and rising interest rates. Larger-than-expected jobless claims and an unexpected decline in retail sales combined with disappointing bank earnings reports and weak tech stock performance set the stage for weaker stock markets. President-elect Biden’s stimulus plan announcement late Thursday failed to support stock prices with the news seemingly already priced in. Though 10-year U.S. Treasury rates were slightly lower on the week, they maintained levels greater than 1%, perhaps indicating continued concern about the low level of real rates and prospective inflation. The U.S. dollar strengthened last week, with most of the increase occuring Friday. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index decreased 1.5% to 3,768.25, the Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 1.5% to 12,998.50, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 3bps to 1.09% and the dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened 0.8%.

Topic: Telecoms , Financials , Basic Materials , Energy , Healthcare , Industrials , Consumer Staples , Technology

Publication Type: Market Commentaries

The Long and Short of it, week ending 15 Jan 2021

January 19, 2021 | GraniteShares
Finishing lower on the week, U.S. stock markets were pressured by weaker-than-expected economic numbers and perhaps concerns of lofty valuations and rising interest rates. Larger-than-expected jobless claims and an unexpected decline in retail sales combined with disappointing bank earnings reports and weak tech stock performance set the stage for weaker stock markets. President-elect Biden’s stimulus plan announcement late Thursday failed to support stock prices with the news seemingly already priced in. Though 10-year U.S. Treasury rates were slightly lower on the week, they maintained levels greater than 1%, perhaps indicating continued concern about the low level of real rates and prospective inflation. The U.S. dollar strengthened last week, with most of the increase occuring Friday. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index decreased 1.5% to 3,768.25, the Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 1.5% to 12,998.50, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 3bps to 1.09% and the dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened 0.8%.
U.S. stock markets moved higher last week after starting the week and the year with a sharp selloff. Coronavirus-related concerns and uncertainty surrounding Georgia Senate runoff elections present on Monday were diminished after Democrat wins in Georia and Joe Biden being declared the next president of the U.S. Expectations of increased stimulus spending and Saudi Arabia’s announcement it would unilaterally reduce oil production helped power oil prices, global stock markets and longer-term U.S. interest rates higher while also strengthening the U.S. dollar despite a weaker-than-expected employment report. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index increased 1.8% to 3,824.68, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 2.4% to 13,201.98, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate jumped 20bps to 1.12% and the dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened .2%.

Topic: Telecoms , Financials , Basic Materials , Energy , Healthcare , Industrials , Consumer Staples , Technology

Publication Type: Market Commentaries

The Long and Short of it, week ending 08 Jan 2021

January 11, 2021 | GraniteShares
U.S. stock markets moved higher last week after starting the week and the year with a sharp selloff. Coronavirus-related concerns and uncertainty surrounding Georgia Senate runoff elections present on Monday were diminished after Democrat wins in Georia and Joe Biden being declared the next president of the U.S. Expectations of increased stimulus spending and Saudi Arabia’s announcement it would unilaterally reduce oil production helped power oil prices, global stock markets and longer-term U.S. interest rates higher while also strengthening the U.S. dollar despite a weaker-than-expected employment report. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index increased 1.8% to 3,824.68, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 2.4% to 13,201.98, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate jumped 20bps to 1.12% and the dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened .2%.
U.S. stock market moved higher last week with the S&P 500 closing at a record high and up over 16% on the year. The Nasdaq Composite Index closed just short of its record high finishing the year 43% higher. Mixed economic news – inlcuding lower-than-expected weekly jobless claims and disappointing pending home sales numbers - was offset by President Trump’s signing of the $900 billion stimulus package though congressional resistance to increased individual stimulus checks may have limited stock market gains. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index increased 1.4% to 3,756.07, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 0.7% to 12,888.28, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 1bp to 92bps and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) weakened 0.4%.

Topic: Telecoms , Financials , Basic Materials , Energy , Healthcare , Industrials , Consumer Staples , Technology

Publication Type: Market Commentaries

The Long and Short of it, week ending 31 Dec 2020

January 04, 2021 | GraniteShares
U.S. stock market moved higher last week with the S&P 500 closing at a record high and up over 16% on the year. The Nasdaq Composite Index closed just short of its record high finishing the year 43% higher. Mixed economic news – inlcuding lower-than-expected weekly jobless claims and disappointing pending home sales numbers - was offset by President Trump’s signing of the $900 billion stimulus package though congressional resistance to increased individual stimulus checks may have limited stock market gains. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index increased 1.4% to 3,756.07, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 0.7% to 12,888.28, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 1bp to 92bps and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) weakened 0.4%.
Despite greater-than-expected jobless claims, a larger-than expected decline in retail sales and increased restrictions resulting from rising Covid-19 cases, U.S. stock markets rose last week primarily on hopes of passage of a scaled-down fiscal stimulus package. Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine was approved for emergency use by the FDA on Friday while the first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine were administered Monday. The FOMC announcement following the completion of its two-day meeting on Wednesday was mainly as expected with no changes in interest rate policy or buyback programs, though the Fed did increase its GDP growth forecast for 2021 and scaled back slightly its forecasted GDP decline for 2020. The U.S. dollar weakened significantly last week with longer-term U.S. interest rates rising, resulting mainly from increased “risk-on” market sentiment supported by increased expectations of passage of a U.S. stimulus package before year-end. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index increased 1.3% to 3,709.41, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 3.1% to 12,755.64, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate rose 5bps to 95bps and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) weakened 1.1%.

Topic: Telecoms , Financials , Basic Materials , Energy , Healthcare , Industrials , Consumer Staples , Technology

Publication Type: Market Commentaries

The Long and Short of it, week ending 18 Dec 2020

December 21, 2020 | GraniteShares
Despite greater-than-expected jobless claims, a larger-than expected decline in retail sales and increased restrictions resulting from rising Covid-19 cases, U.S. stock markets rose last week primarily on hopes of passage of a scaled-down fiscal stimulus package. Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine was approved for emergency use by the FDA on Friday while the first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine were administered Monday. The FOMC announcement following the completion of its two-day meeting on Wednesday was mainly as expected with no changes in interest rate policy or buyback programs, though the Fed did increase its GDP growth forecast for 2021 and scaled back slightly its forecasted GDP decline for 2020. The U.S. dollar weakened significantly last week with longer-term U.S. interest rates rising, resulting mainly from increased “risk-on” market sentiment supported by increased expectations of passage of a U.S. stimulus package before year-end. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index increased 1.3% to 3,709.41, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 3.1% to 12,755.64, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate rose 5bps to 95bps and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) weakened 1.1%.
Rising Covid-19 infections and related restrictions, larger-than-expected jobless claims and faltering hopes of a stimulus package moved U.S. stock markets off their early-in-the-week record highs to finish lower on the week. Late Friday, after market close, the FDA approved emergency use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine with shipments expected to begin immediately while the UK began administering Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine Tuesday. The U.S. dollar strengthened last week mainly as a result of increased uncertainty of a U.S. stimulus package, the ECB announcing it would be expanding its buyback program and as result of a steep decline in the British pound due to stalled UK – EU trade talks. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index decreased 1.0% to 3,663.46, the Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 0.7% to 12,377.87, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 7bps to 9bps and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened 0.3%

Topic: Telecoms , Financials , Basic Materials , Energy , Healthcare , Industrials , Consumer Staples , Technology

Publication Type: Market Commentaries

The Long and Short of it, week ending 12 Dec 2020

December 14, 2020 | GraniteShares
Rising Covid-19 infections and related restrictions, larger-than-expected jobless claims and faltering hopes of a stimulus package moved U.S. stock markets off their early-in-the-week record highs to finish lower on the week. Late Friday, after market close, the FDA approved emergency use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine with shipments expected to begin immediately while the UK began administering Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine Tuesday. The U.S. dollar strengthened last week mainly as a result of increased uncertainty of a U.S. stimulus package, the ECB announcing it would be expanding its buyback program and as result of a steep decline in the British pound due to stalled UK – EU trade talks. At week’s end the S&P 500 Index decreased 1.0% to 3,663.46, the Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 0.7% to 12,377.87, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 7bps to 9bps and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened 0.3%

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Topic: Basic Materials

Publication Type: Regulatory News

GRANITESHARES FINANCIAL PLC (the “Issuer”) GRANITESHARES 3X SHORT RIO TINTO DAILY ETP SECURITIES (the “ETP Securities”) NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF MINIMUM REDEMPTION AMOUNT

January 05, 2021 | GraniteShares
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Topic: Basic Materials

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GRANITESHARES FINANCIAL PLC (the “Issuer”) GRANITESHARES 3X SHORT GLENCORE DAILY ETP SECURITIES (the “ETP Securities”) NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF MINIMUM REDEMPTION AMOUNT

January 05, 2021 | GraniteShares
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Topic: Technology

Publication Type: Regulatory News

GRANITESHARES FINANCIAL PLC (the “Issuer”) GRANITESHARES 3X SHORT TESLA DAILY ETP SECURITIES (the “ETP Securities”) NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF MINIMUM REDEMPTION AMOUNT (1)

January 05, 2021 | GraniteShares
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Topic: Basic Materials

Publication Type: Regulatory News

GRANITESHARES FINANCIAL PLC (the “Issuer”) GRANITESHARES 3X SHORT BARCLAYS DAILY ETP SECURITIES (the “ETP Securities”) NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF MINIMUM REDEMPTION AMOUNT

November 20, 2020 | GraniteShares
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Topic: Industrials

Publication Type: Regulatory News

GRANITESHARES FINANCIAL PLC (the “Issuer”) GRANITESHARES 3X SHORT NVIDIA DAILY ETP SECURITIES (the “ETP Securities”) NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF MINIMUM REDEMPTION AMOUNT

November 20, 2020 | GraniteShares
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