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Get Short Commercial Real Estate With These ETF’S (VNQ, RWR, FRI, ICF)

commercial"Weak consumer demand and a sluggish economy have been brutal for managers of commercial property. Vacancies are up in many cities as strip malls, office buildings and other property go unrented. The decline in commercial property
ETF BASIC NEWS August 3, 2009 9:23am

An ETF Gets An Extreme Makeover (XGC, IWF)

change"Last Friday (7/24/09), one ETF died and a new ETF was born.  However, you won’t see these events in most ETF statistics because it was the same fund.  The Claymore/Great Companies Large-Cap Growth Index ETF
ETF BASIC NEWS August 2, 2009 12:48pm

One Industrial ETF To Consider

industry2Mitchell P. Corwin wrote an article for Morningstar focusing on industrial ETFs, and found that as Industrials remain weak, one ETF might be worth looking at prior to their recovery. Mitchell writes, "While we continue to
NYSE:IYJ August 2, 2009 10:33am

Regulators Need To Stop Talking About ETF’s And Start Regulating (FAS, FAZ, BGU, BGZ, ERX, ERY)

stop-talking"Isn’t it time regulators stopped issuing empty press releases about leveraged ETFs and started regulating? One would think so.  If financial regulators really want to do something productive and meaningfully important for the investing public’s benefit, they should begin by forcing providers of short

ETF BASIC NEWS August 1, 2009 11:13am

Subpoenas Put Pressure On ETFs With Twist

subpoenaThe Wall Street Journal is reporting that: "Massachusetts regulators on Friday sent subpoenas to Ameriprise, UBS, LPL and Edward Jones, requesting information on sales of the products, the revenue generated from those sales, and
ETF BASIC NEWS August 1, 2009 10:45am

An Open Letter From ProFunds Group On Leveraged ETFs

openletterThe following is taken from the ProShares website, and the original can be found: HERE Leveraged and inverse funds, designed to pursue a multiple, or inverse multiple, of an index or benchmark on a daily basis, have grown in number and popularity in recent years. As the leading manager of these funds1, we feel
ETF BASIC NEWS July 31, 2009 2:48pm

Guggenheim Partners Looking To Acquire Claymore Securities Inc.

mergerGuggenheim Partners issued a press release today reporting that they have entered into an agreement, and plan of merger with Claymore Securities. Business wire reports, "As part of the transaction, Claymore Group and its associated entities including
ETF BASIC NEWS July 31, 2009 2:40pm

Does The American Silver Market Have Room For Another ETF? (SIVR, SLV, GLD)

silver-barsLara Crigger from www.HardAssetsInvestor.com  interviews Nicholas Brooks and he talks about the outlook on silver. We found the following interview worth reading.  Last week, European ETF titan ETF Securities
NYSE:GLD July 31, 2009 12:53pm

Retail Base For Levered ETFs Seen Narrowing (TBT, EEM, UYG, GLD, SPY, SDS)

narrowingDaisy Maxey from the WSJ reports "It's difficult to tell how many unsophisticated investors own leveraged exchange-traded funds, but with these complex funds under scrutiny and some brokers backing away from sales, that ownership seems certain to diminish.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 31, 2009 12:07pm

Currency ETF 101

bob-pisaniBob Pisani discusses the basics of how ETFs can be used to trade currencies just as easily as trading stocks with the ability to buy or short. Bob also discusses how this can be a good way to add diversification to your portfolio gaining greater
ETF BASIC NEWS July 31, 2009 11:28am

How To Use ETFs To Profit From The Bubble Of All Bubbles

jamesaltucherJames Altucher, managing partner of Formula Capital, says we are setting the stage for another bubble. James notes that the stimulus has barely hit yet (less than 10% spent) and the economy is probably already stabilizing. He poses the question
ETF BASIC NEWS July 31, 2009 10:14am

Reasons Leveraged ETFs Should Not Be Banned

bannedCNBC aired a segment this morning addressing the stirr FINRA has caused by warning  financial brokers and advisers about their responsibilities to explain to retail investors how these inverse and leveraged ETF’s are difficult to understand and
ETF BASIC NEWS July 30, 2009 10:40am

Schwab Says: Leveraged and Inverse ETFs Are Not Right for Everyone

notforeveryoneOnline broker Charles Schwab (SCHW) issued a statement on its Web site yesterday declaring that leveraged and inverse ETFs are "not right for everyone." Despite this warning, Schwab continues to offer the products to its customers. We have included
ETF BASIC NEWS July 30, 2009 9:30am

KBW Announces Changes to KBW Bank Index (KBE), KBW Regional Banking Index (KRE), and KBW Capital Markets Index (KCE)

change(kbw.com)--Jul. 29, 2009-- Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., a full service investment bank that specializes in the financial services sector, and a wholly owned subsidiary of KBW, Inc. (NYSE: KBW), announced upcoming changes to the
ETF BASIC NEWS July 30, 2009 8:53am

United States Natural Gas Fund LP (UNG) Cuts Natgas Position Due To CFTC Moves

etf-news7The United States Natural Gas Fund LP (UNG) said on Wednesday it was reducing its position in the natural gas futures market to adhere to federal limits, adding that it may need to seek alternative investments to compensate.  UNITED STATES NATURAL GAS FUND, LP filed the following
NYSE:UNG July 30, 2009 8:35am

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