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January: BlueStar Israel Equity Update

February 14, 2017

Israeli Global Equities, as measured byBIGI®, were up 2.54% in January. BIGI® outpaced US equities in January, in-line with other Developed Market equity benchmarks, despite continued dismal performance by the two Israeli pharmaceuticals giants Teva and Perrigo. Israeli pharmaceuticals stocks rallied in the first few trading days of the year but were subsequently hit with…

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December: BlueStar Israel Equity Update

January 6, 2017

Israeli Global Equities, as measured by BIGI®, were unchanged in December.  Israeli Global Technology Equities, as measured by the TA-BIGITech® benchmark were up just 0.22%. December was a disappointing month for Israeli equities compared to their international Developed Market peers. One potential cause for this relative weakness was the dismal performance of some of Israel’s…

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November: BlueStar Israel Equity Update

December 5, 2016

Israeli Global Equities, as measured by BIGI®, rose 1.87% in November, breaking a two-month losing streak.  Israeli Global Technology Equities, as measured by the TA-BIGITech® benchmark resumed their outperformance of the broader Israeli market in November, rising 2.57%. BlueStar’s Israel equity indexes outperformed the MSCI Israel index by more than 500 bps but underperformed the…

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October: BlueStar Israel Equity Update

November 4, 2016

Israeli Global Equities, as measured by BIGI®, declined more than 4% in October, continuing the pullback that began in September.  Israeli Global Technology Equities, as measured by the  TA-BIGITech® benchmark, underperformed the broader Israeli equity market for the first time in five months, giving up nearly 5% in October.  BlueStar’s Israel equity indexes performed in-line…

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BlueStar Indexes® Expands Executive Team with Appointment of Joseph J. Levin as Partner and Chief Investment Strategist

August 4, 2016

New York, NY—August 4, 2016—BlueStar, a New York-based provider of Israel-focused indexes, today announced the appointment of Joseph J. Levin to the position of Partner and Chief Investment Strategist. Mr. Levin will spearhead BlueStar’s growth with institutional and philanthropic investors as a key voice emphasizing the importance of Israel in mission-aligned portfolios. “With his deep…

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Using ETFs to invest in Israel

July 29, 2016

Israel has a complex, dynamic and diversified market, and Steven Schoenfeld of BlueStar Indexes breaks down the how and why of tapping in to Israel through ETFs.

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Solactive And BlueStar Launch The Israel Economic Exposure Indexes

May 9, 2016

Unique Pair of Indexes Track Israel’s Domestic-focused and Globally-Oriented Companies Frankfurt and New York, Monday May 9, 2016 – Solactive AG and BlueStar Indexes today announced the introduction of a pair of indexes designed to reflect the segmentation of the Israeli economy between globally-oriented firms and companies primarily focused on serving the domestic economy. Collectively the…

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ITEQ™ ETF Launched Tracking Israel Global Technology Index

February 24, 2016

New York, November 3, 2015 –BlueStar Indexes – a research-focused firm specializing in the Israeli capital markets and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) announced today the launch of the BlueStar TA-BIGITech™ Israel Technology ETF™ (Nasdaq: ITEQ™). ITEQ™ is the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to exclusively hold shares of public Israeli and Israel-linked global technology…

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