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Tech Will Not Save the Day

AS RECENTLY AS LAST week, some analysts were touting technology stocks on the belief that they will beat current expectations. However, the charts are heavy with bearish technicals, suggesting such a promise may be empty. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:27pm

Summer Contrarian Update

In a previous article, I developed 10 contrarian ideas to consider for the summer. Since we have just passed the solstice, let's follow-up. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:25pm

DBC Updated Again

This ETF was noted at the end of a typically cautionary post in late May as being a vehicle that one might take a look at for some end of rally upside. Recall I had no personal interest however, as I was more focused on preserving gains than adding to them in a high risk enviro. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:23pm

A Reverse Stock Split in ETFs, More Likely To Come (MWN, FAS, FAZ)

Direxion issued a press release noting that it was conducting a one-for-two reverse stock split on for its triple-leverage ETF called the Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bear 3X Shares (NYSE: MWN).  We have actually been waiting for the exact same news, albeit on a larger reverse split scale, on the financial triple-leverage ETF’s and ETN’s.  We feel this needs to occur on the Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares (NYSE: FAS) and in the Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares (NYSE: FAZ).  These other two ETF’s track the Russell 1000 Financial Services Index with triple leverage, but they are much more volatile because of the derivatives and because there are too many variations in the NAV versus the actual share price at certain times of the day.  The low share prices also allow even the smallest of fast money traders to get in and out with too little skin in the game. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:21pm

Hottest ETFs of Past Week – ERY, EDZ, SMN, DUG,

Each week, I like to publish the past week's hottest ETFs to share some new trends and niche ETFs out there and give investors some new ideas. For this week, short leveraged ETFs were extremely hot in the energy and emerging markets sectors especially. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 4:36pm

Funds fear ETF threat to active business

MONACO, June 22 (Reuters) - Fund firms have been spooked by the rise of exchange traded funds (ETFs) in the wake of the market meltdown, delegates at the annual Fund Forum asset management industry conference said on Monday FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 4:33pm

An Uneasy Rebound for Fund Companies

To a great extent, all actively managed equity mutual funds have benefited from the stock market rally over the past three months. Fund inflows have rebounded dramatically and stock prices of the asset management companies themselves have roughly doubled since Mar. 9. But enthusiasm toward stocks has cooled in the past two weeks as the markets more carefully weigh the considerable obstacles that the U.S. economy needs to surmount before it can return to health.


ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 4:32pm

Solar Players Looking Again Like Leveraged Oil Trades

Investing in solar and alternative energy stocks comes with many risks.  We have often referred to many of these companies as being essentially nothing more than very leveraged speculative oil investments because when energy prices are low most forms of alternative energy are not competitive on a cost structure.  The drop of $2.62 per barrel to $66.93 in NYMEX WTI Crude is causing havoc in some of the mid-cap and speculative oils stocks.  It is also hitting shares of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (NYSE: STP), SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWRA), LDK Solar Co.Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), and Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENER).  This is also seen directly in the ETFs of Claymore/MAC Global Solar Energy (NYSE: TAN) and PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy (NYSE: PBW).  Speculative stocks like Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) look even worse FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 4:31pm

Navellier’s Three Top ETFs

Beginning this month, we're adding sector exchange traded funds (ETFs) to our Blue Chip Growth investing arsenal. Buying specific sector ETFs will allow us to capitalize on [an] Advanced Sector Alert when an industry is just breaking out, helping us profit much earlier in the market cycle. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 4:02pm

Barclays Global Investors Lists iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF On NYSE Arca – First ETF Designed To Measure Performance Of “Broad Peru Equity Universe”

NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading the MSCI All Peru Capped ETF, sponsored by Barclays Global Investors, under the ticker symbol “EPU”.  FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 4:00pm

PRECIOUS-Dollar strength presses gold down towards $920

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Gold hit its lowest level since mid May on Monday, breaking below $920 per ounce as the dollar lengthened broad gains with investors looking to a Federal Reserve meeting for clues about U.S. economic health. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:59pm

The low-down on BlackRock’s purchase of iShares

Barclays' sale of Barclays Global Investors (BGI) to money manager BlackRock generated a lot of questions about what this means for the future of the iShares group, ETF investors and the ETF industry as a whole. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:58pm

LOOKING AHEAD: Week of June 22, 2009

The week ahead will be one for monitoring a slow warm-up in the economic climate, a more rapid heating up in geopolitical risks, and a look forward to a better earnings season than the last two FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:57pm

Solar Stocks Tumble as Crude Oil Slips Under $68 (TAN, FSLR, STP, YGE)

With crude oil down nearly 4% to under $67.50 today, alternative energy stocks are getting hammered. Solar stocks, as measured by the Claymore/MAC Global Solar Index ETF (NYSE: TAN), seem to be leading the group lower and are down nearly 6%. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:56pm

Gulf States ETFs – All Eyes on Iran

Gulf States ETFs, which had been enjoying sustained rallies in recent months, paused last week as turmoil in Iran intensified and tremendous uncertainty looming over the entire region. While few ETFs on the market maintain any direct holdings in Iranian companies, the fallout over presidential elections held earlier this month threatens to destabilize the entire region, halting a rally that had seen these funds focused on other Gulf states cross into the black for the year. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:54pm

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