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BlueStar Indexes® Announces Continued Expansion of Thematic Investment Products and Assets Tracking its Index Family

April 1, 2019

Recent product launches in the US and in Israel, including the NYSE-listed Defiance 5G NextGen Connectivity ETF and the Israeli-registered E-Games and China Internet & Software Index Funds are driving BlueStar’s success; BlueStar’s index family has now grown to more than 20, encompassing a wide range of global and regional technology themes.  New York &…

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Press Release: BlueStar Indexes® Announces Major Expansion of Investment Products and Assets Tracking its Index family

August 1, 2018

Today’s U.S.-listed launch of a thematic Augmented and Virtual Reality ETF builds on BlueStar’s success in Israel; sees BlueStar’s index family growing to 17 to include a wide range of global thematic indexes. New York & Tel Aviv, August 1, 2018—BlueStar Indexes®, a research-driven provider of financial indexes, is proud to announce the launch of…

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CNBC | Chinese investment in Israeli tech is growing, and it’s ‘quite welcome’ for some

July 19, 2018

As Chinese investment in Europe and the U.S. comes under greater scrutiny, some mainland investors are turning toward investing in Israel’s technology sector instead. Speaking to CNBC, Steven Schoenfeld of BlueStar Indexes explains some reasons behind the increasing Chinese interest in Israeli tech. New York, Thursday, July 19, 2018 — As the trade war between Washington…

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ETF Trends | Israel ETF Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

June 27, 2018

June 27, 2018 — The VanEck Vectors Israel ETF (NYSEArca: ISRA), one of the original ETFs to offer exposure to Israeli equities, is celebrating its fifth anniversary. ISRA tracks the BlueStar Israel Global Index (BIGI), “which is comprised of equity securities, which may include depositary receipts, of publicly traded companies that are generally considered by the Index Provider to…

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Business Wire | Broadest Israel ETF (ISRA) Celebrates Fifth Year Providing Exposure to Israel’s Global Economy

Israel’s resiliency has made it one of the top performing developed markets in 2018 New York, NY — June 27, 2018 — VanEck is today marking the fifth anniversary of the VanEck Vectors® Israel ETF (NYSE Arca: ISRA®), a fund designed to offer broad and diversified exposure to Israel’s globally oriented economy. “We launched ISRA to provide a comprehensive solution for…

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i24NEWS | Why Israeli Tech Stocks Are Hidden Gems

June 7, 2018

Israel is a center for technological innovation and entrepreneurship. But despite buyouts of Israeli companies, Israeli tech stocks are not fixtures of global funds and not even on the radar of stock buyers. Blue Indexes founder Steven Schoenfeld discusses the potential of investing in Israeli tech stocks.

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i24NEWS | Israel’s Economy During Conflict

May 15, 2018

In the midst of moments of violent conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, Israel’s economy may be prone to a lull or drop. BlueStar Indexes founder Steve Schoenfeld discusses with Calev Ben-David and Nurit Ben.

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Shiwen Yap | Israeli equity ETFs overdue on Asian bourses: Steven Schoenfeld, BlueStar Indexes

May 5, 2018

May 5, 2018 — Steven Schoenfeld, the chief investment officer of BlueStar Indexes, is bullish on the growth prospects that the privatisation of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), predicting greater connectivity between the Israeli and Asian capital markets such as Singapore, with an Israeli equity ETF on Singapore’s bourse being long overdue. The privatization of TASE…

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