ETFs Are no Longer a Passive Game
Keshav Rajagopalan, Co-Head of Exchange-Traded Funds at PGIM Investments, joined Yahoo Finance’s “The First Trade” to discuss shifts in the ETF space
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1 Prudential Financial, Inc. is the 10th-largest investment manager (out of 527) in terms of global AUM based on the Pensions & Investments Top Money Managers list published on 06/01/2020. This ranking represents assets managed by Prudential Financial as of 3/31/2020.
2 Based on PGIM client list as of 6/30/2020 compared to U.S. Plan Sponsor rankings in Pensions & Investments as of September 30, 2019, published February 2018.
3 PGIM data, as of 6/30/2020.
Unlike mutual funds, ETF shares are bought and sold at market price, which may be higher or lower than their net asset value (NAV), and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Shares may only be redeemed directly from the Fund by Authorized Participants in creation units only. You may incur brokerage commissions when buying and selling shares on an exchange or through your financial intermediary, which may reduce returns. Market returns are based upon the closing price or the midpoint of the bid/ask spread, as applicable, at the time when the Fund’s NAV is determined (normally 4:00 P.m. Eastern time), and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. There can be no guarantee that an active trading market for ETF shares will develop or be maintained, or that their listing will continue or remain unchanged. While the shares of ETFs are tradable on secondary markets, they may not readily trade in all market conditions and may trade at significant discounts in periods of market stress. Fixed income investments will change in value based on changes in interest rates, and their value generally will decline as interest rates rise; Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets. These risks may increase the Fund’s share price volatility. There is no guarantee the Fund’s objective will be achieved. The risks associated with the funds are more fully explained in the fund’s prospectus and summary prospectus.
NAV prices are used to calculate market price performance prior to the date when the fund first traded on the NYSE Arca, Inc. (NYSE Arca). Market price performance is determined using the close at 4:00 P.m. Eastern time, when the NAV is typically calculated. Since shares of the Fund did not trade in the secondary market until after the Fund inception, for the period from inception to the first day of secondary trading, the NAV of the Fund is used as a proxy for the market price to calculate market returns. Closing Market Price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer reported to the consolidated tape, as of the time that the Fund NAV is calculated. In the event this is not available, the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange is used. NAV Price (Net Asset Value) is total assets less total liabilities divided by the number of shares outstanding. Bid/Ask Spread is the amount by which the ask price exceeds the bid price for an asset in the market. The Bid/Ask Spread is essentially the difference between the highest price that a buyer is willing to pay for an asset and the lowest price that a seller is willing to accept to sell it. Premium/Discount is the percent difference between the Market price and the NAV price. There is no guarantee you will receive the stated Premium/Discount and additional fees may result from individual broker fees and transaction costs in the secondary market. The Fund is subject to management fees and other expenses. The trading prices of the Fund’s shares in the secondary market generally differ from the Fund’s daily NAV and are affected by market forces such as supply and demand, economic conditions and other factors. Information regarding the indicative intraday value of shares of the Fund, also known as “iNAV,” is disseminated every 15 seconds throughout the trading day by the national securities exchange on NYSE Arca or by market data vendors or other information providers. The iNAV is based on the sum of the current value of the Fund’s portfolio holdings that were publicly disclosed prior to the commencement of trading that day and may not reflect Fund expenses or other components used to determine the Fund’s current NAV. Therefore, the iNAV should not be viewed as a “real-time” update of the Fund’s NAV, which is computed only once a day. The Fund is not responsible for the calculation or dissemination of the iNAV and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the iNAV.
Source: NYSE, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, Lipper, Inc., and PGIM, Inc (PGIM). PGIM is a Prudential Financial company. All returns assume share price changes as well as the compounding effect of reinvested dividends and capital gains. Returns may reflect fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. Without such, returns would be lower. All returns 1-year or less are cumulative.
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