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Income

Stocks, bonds and hedge funds: Can you guess which is which? Hint: hedge funds underperform.. #2and20problems

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Viewpoints

Guess The Index – Chart of The Week

March 28, 2020 | Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research
Stocks, bonds and hedge funds: Can you guess which is which? Hint: hedge funds underperform.. #2and20problems

Just when you thought it was safe to buy guacamole again, Avocado prices surge 45%! Millennial purchasing power may never recover…

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Investment Cases

Millennial Avocados- Chart of the Week

March 28, 2020 | GraniteShares
Just when you thought it was safe to buy guacamole again, Avocado prices surge 45%! Millennial purchasing power may never recover…

Mental accounting is a truly defining feature of the human condition. Find out how much of your income is mental, and how it may prevent you from acheiving your true income goals.

Topic: Alternative Income

Publication Type: Investment Cases

How Much of Your Income is Mental? Overcoming Human Fallacies in Investing

March 27, 2020 | Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research
Mental accounting is a truly defining feature of the human condition. Find out how much of your income is mental, and how it may prevent you from acheiving your true income goals.

Playing dirty? Recent OPEC production cuts are as large as total U.S. growth over the past 2 years…

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Investment Cases

U.S. vs. OPEC Crude Production – Chart of the Week

March 27, 2020 | GraniteShares
Playing dirty? Recent OPEC production cuts are as large as total U.S. growth over the past 2 years…

Chart of the week from Ryan Giannotto…. At current rate, will Jeff Bezos’ wealth surpass the GDP of the US? It could happen in ~30 years.

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Investment Cases

Will Bezos Overtake U.S. by 2050? – Chart of the Week

March 27, 2020 | GraniteShares
Chart of the week from Ryan Giannotto…. At current rate, will Jeff Bezos’ wealth surpass the GDP of the US? It could happen in ~30 years.

If you thought achieving income yields was difficult, life will only get harder—the Fed that giveth can taketh away. Just as investors were getting accustomed to the taste of at least modestly non-zero rates, expectations have shifted swiftly.

Topic: Alternative Income

Publication Type: Investment Cases

Help! What Happened to My Income?

March 27, 2020 | Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research
If you thought achieving income yields was difficult, life will only get harder—the Fed that giveth can taketh away. Just as investors were getting accustomed to the taste of at least modestly non-zero rates, expectations have shifted swiftly.

While generating sustainable yield for income investing has never been an easy task, the latest shockwaves to reverberate through interest rate markets have only compounded this challenge. The core of this problem for investors, whether retirees, long-term savers, or anyone looking to diversify their returns, is they are probably looking for yield in all the wrong places.

Topic: Income

Publication Type: Investment Cases

Looking for Yield in All the Wrong Places: 7% Income and How to Get it in Today’s Market

March 27, 2020 | Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research
While generating sustainable yield for income investing has never been an easy task, the latest shockwaves to reverberate through interest rate markets have only compounded this challenge. The core of this problem for investors, whether retirees, long-term savers, or anyone looking to diversify their returns, is they are probably looking for yield in all the wrong places.

GraniteShares, a disruptive exchange-traded fund (ETF) company, debuted a revised methodology for the index underlying the GraniteShares HIPS US High Income ETF (NYSE Arca: HIPS), a high alternative income-focused fund that invests in a diversified basket of pass-through securities.

Topic: Income

Publication Type: Viewpoints

GraniteShares Revises Index Methodology for HIPS US High Income ETF (HIPS)

March 27, 2020 | GraniteShares
GraniteShares, a disruptive exchange-traded fund (ETF) company, debuted a revised methodology for the index underlying the GraniteShares HIPS US High Income ETF (NYSE Arca: HIPS), a high alternative income-focused fund that invests in a diversified basket of pass-through securities.

Chart of the week from Ryan Giannotto…. A classic case for diversification? Investors had 5 times the chance of picking a stock in the S&P 500 with a 30% or greater loss in 2018 vs. 2017.

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Investment Cases

Diversify, Diversify, Diversify – Chart of the Week

March 27, 2020 | Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research
Chart of the week from Ryan Giannotto…. A classic case for diversification? Investors had 5 times the chance of picking a stock in the S&P 500 with a 30% or greater loss in 2018 vs. 2017.

In the shifting sands of today’s market, finding sustainable income may be one the most challenging, yet pervasive concerns for investors. More troubling yet, market watchers may think they are positioned in income or dividend-oriented strategies, only to realize these approaches may deliver only marginally more income than the broad market.

Topic: Alternative Income

Publication Type: Investment Cases

Are You Actually Set up for Income?

March 27, 2020 | Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research
In the shifting sands of today’s market, finding sustainable income may be one the most challenging, yet pervasive concerns for investors. More troubling yet, market watchers may think they are positioned in income or dividend-oriented strategies, only to realize these approaches may deliver only marginally more income than the broad market.

2019 has introduced myriad new varieties of yield to investors, including familiar fan-favorites such as flat and declining yields. For investors seeking a more exotic flare, markets have debuted negative and even inverted yields. However, only true aficionados will be able to savor the ultimate pairing of yield flavors, such as negative speculative yields, a true Italian masterpiece. Ciao Bella!

Topic: Alternative Income

Publication Type: Investment Cases

31 Flavors of Yield

March 27, 2020 | Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research
2019 has introduced myriad new varieties of yield to investors, including familiar fan-favorites such as flat and declining yields. For investors seeking a more exotic flare, markets have debuted negative and even inverted yields. However, only true aficionados will be able to savor the ultimate pairing of yield flavors, such as negative speculative yields, a true Italian masterpiece. Ciao Bella!

GraniteShares is an independent, fully funded ETF company headquartered in New York City. GraniteShares’ ETF suite includes one of the lowest-cost physical gold ETFs (BAR), a broad-based commodity ETF (COMB), an ETF that seeks to exclude U.S. large cap companies most likely to suffer from technological disruption over the long term (XOUT), a high alternative income-focused fund that invests in pass-through securities (HIPS) and the lowest-cost* physical platinum ETF (PLTM). GraniteShares has experienced robust growth in 2019, recently surpassing $700 million in total assets under management.

Topic: Precious Metals , Commodity Baskets , Income , XOUT

Publication Type: Investment Cases

GraniteShares Announces Change in ETF Lineup

March 27, 2020 | GraniteShares
GraniteShares is an independent, fully funded ETF company headquartered in New York City. GraniteShares’ ETF suite includes one of the lowest-cost physical gold ETFs (BAR), a broad-based commodity ETF (COMB), an ETF that seeks to exclude U.S. large cap companies most likely to suffer from technological disruption over the long term (XOUT), a high alternative income-focused fund that invests in pass-through securities (HIPS) and the lowest-cost* physical platinum ETF (PLTM). GraniteShares has experienced robust growth in 2019, recently surpassing $700 million in total assets under management.

Climate intersects with investing on many levels- look no further than to agricultural commodities. Examining seasonal avocado prices is just one example of how changes in climate may be increasingly interconnected with investing: a confluence of science, economics and ethics.

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Investment Cases

Climate and Avocado Prices: Chart of the Week

March 26, 2020 | Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research
Climate intersects with investing on many levels- look no further than to agricultural commodities. Examining seasonal avocado prices is just one example of how changes in climate may be increasingly interconnected with investing: a confluence of science, economics and ethics.

Firm’s low-cost gold ETF, BAR, leads the way pushing over $430 million NEW YORK– GraniteShares, a disruptive exchange-traded fund (ETF) company, has become one of the fastest-growing asset managers in the U.S. by accumulating over $500 million in assets under management (AUM), representing 1,180 percent growth over the last year alone.* This surge is led by the GraniteShares Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: BAR), which has swelled past $430 million in AUM**, having already attracted $113 million in 2019. With an expense ratio of just 17.49 basis points, BAR is one of the lowest-cost ways to invest in gold.

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Viewpoints

GraniteShares AUM Surges 1,180 Percent Crossing $500 Million in First Full Operating Year

January 28, 2019 | GraniteShares
Firm’s low-cost gold ETF, BAR, leads the way pushing over $430 million NEW YORK– GraniteShares, a disruptive exchange-traded fund (ETF) company, has become one of the fastest-growing asset managers in the U.S. by accumulating over $500 million in assets under management (AUM), representing 1,180 percent growth over the last year alone.* This surge is led by the GraniteShares Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: BAR), which has swelled past $430 million in AUM**, having already attracted $113 million in 2019. With an expense ratio of just 17.49 basis points, BAR is one of the lowest-cost ways to invest in gold.

Specialty silicones are a growing business, and platinum’s catalytic properties are key to their formulation in a process known as ‘curing.’

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Viewpoints

Platinum’s Curative and Flexible Benefits

December 19, 2018 | Jeff Klearman
Specialty silicones are a growing business, and platinum’s catalytic properties are key to their formulation in a process known as ‘curing.’

There are two paths to becoming an entrepreneur. The first is the dream scenario: Have a great idea, set up a company, enjoy instant overnight success and become rich, famous or both.

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Viewpoints

How to Make the Leap from CEO to Entrepreneur

November 12, 2018 | GraniteShares
There are two paths to becoming an entrepreneur. The first is the dream scenario: Have a great idea, set up a company, enjoy instant overnight success and become rich, famous or both.

Commodities fuel the world’s economy. Raw materials like copper or crude oil are essential for industrial processes in all sectors of all markets, from Buffalo to Beijing. As such, commodities offer a unique opportunity to invest in economic growth at its most elemental level.

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Investment Cases

Commodities: Why Now? An Investment Case

November 12, 2018 | GraniteShares
Commodities fuel the world’s economy. Raw materials like copper or crude oil are essential for industrial processes in all sectors of all markets, from Buffalo to Beijing. As such, commodities offer a unique opportunity to invest in economic growth at its most elemental level.

The rise of social media and big data will vastly increase cloud-based data storage needs. Platinum, a key component of computer hard drives, will play a major role in enabling this connected future.

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Viewpoints

Every ‘Cloud’ Has A Platinum Lining

November 09, 2018 | GraniteShares
The rise of social media and big data will vastly increase cloud-based data storage needs. Platinum, a key component of computer hard drives, will play a major role in enabling this connected future.

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