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First Trust Files For A Community Banking ETF (QABA)

community-bankIf you haven't had enough of the banks, First Trust will be launching an ETF dedicated to investing in community banks.  This ETF will allow you to invest in the community banking industry which will capture small and mid cap banks listed on the NASDAQ OMX ABA Community Bank Index (^ABQI).
NYSE:QABA June 19, 2009 12:34pm

Which ETF is the better investment for BRIC exposure, BIK or BKF?

bricWhat is BRIC? In economics, BRIC or BRICs is an acronym that refers to the fast growing developing economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. There are a couple of ETF options available to invest specifically on these specific countries the SPDR S&P BRIC 40 (BIK) and iShares MSCI BRIC Index (BKF).
ETF BASIC NEWS June 19, 2009 12:10pm

A Reason To Be Bullish On The Silver ETF (SLV)

silver-barsSilver has been lagging the price ratio between gold, making silver an attractive investment.  "For nearly 5,000 years, the price ratio between gold and silver has averaged approximately 15:1.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 19, 2009 11:12am

More on ProShares 4 New International Ultra-Short ETF’S (BZQ, EPV, JPX, SMK)

ETF BASIC NEWS June 19, 2009 10:23am

The Holy Grail, Active ETF’s

active1Lawrence Carrel wrote an article this morning for "The Big Money" detailing the ongoing evolution in the ETF industry that further clouds what was once the definition of an ETF. His article is titled "When Is An Index Fund Not An Index Fund." The ETF industry is evolving and creating more and more creative products stretching the indexing definition.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 19, 2009 9:06am

What Currency Is Better Than The US Dollar? (ETF-UUP, UDN)

countryEveryone is talking about how much money the US government is printing to hold up our economy.  Russia and China have spoken about removing the dollar as the world currency.  But, what currency would be better?
NYSE:UDN June 18, 2009 3:48pm

Good Reasons To Look At The UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury ProShares (TBT)

dollarproblemsTim Middleton spoke on the money show today about what he feels is the future for the dollar, and US Treasury Bonds.  He predicts a reversal in the mentality of the treasury bond as being a safe haven. Tim feels the best play for 2009 is to short the treasury using the UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury ProShares (TBT).  He has owned this for roughly two months realizing about a 17% gain.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 18, 2009 2:53pm

ProShares Launches 4 New International Ultra-Short ETF’S (BZQ, EPV, JPX, SMK)

proshareslogoProFunds Group, the world’s largest manager of short and leveraged funds, announced today that it is launching four more Short International ProShares.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 18, 2009 1:31pm

N. Korea May Fire ICBM Toward Hawaii, A Case For Defense ETF’S: ITA, PPA

northkoreaNorth Korea may fire a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July, a Japanese news report said Thursday, as Russia and China urged the regime to return to international disarmament talks on its rogue nuclear program.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 18, 2009 11:24am

Options Trading With ETF’S (KWT, XLF)

optionsThe most popular ETF's boast great daily volume.   Some ETF's have very low volume and investors do not trade them because they believe they are not liquid enough. 
ETF BASIC NEWS June 18, 2009 11:22am

Time To Buy Tech ETF’s Now?

techDavid Serchuk, writing for Forbes, thinks tech might be worth a look right now. His starts by comparing the performance of the Nasdaq versus the S&P 500 finding "those who stayed long the Nasdaq over the past 10 years are down 26.1%, but they still beat the Standard & Poor's 500, down 29.6%. The tech index also beat its much larger brother over shorter time periods. Over five years, it's down 9.6%, versus 19.9% for the S&P. Over a year, it's down 26.4%, versus 32.6%. Where it's really shined, however, is 2009. Year to date, the Nasdaq is up 14.6%, while the larger index has risen but 1%."
ETF BASIC NEWS June 18, 2009 9:43am

Jim Cramer Rants About The Natural Gas Fund UNG

cramerThis evening, Jim Cramer spoke on the topic of the U.S. Natural Gas Fund (UNG), on his "Mad Money" show. He is upset about the potential share shortfall we wrote about yesterday in our article titled "ETF’s Explosive Growth Creates Share Shortfall (UNG)."  He rants about the potential for the fund to potentially manipulate the price of natural gas upward artificially using an analogy to a hypothetical pencil factory
ETF BASIC NEWS June 17, 2009 6:43pm

Founder of Vanguard, Not A Fan Of ETF’s For Retail Investors

bogle"Jack" Bogle, is the founder of The Vanguard Group, Inc., and President of Vanguard's Bogle Financial Markets Research Center.  The man who created Vanguard in 1974 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 1996 and Senior Chairman until 2000 spoke about his feelings about ETF's with Fox Business today.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 17, 2009 2:01pm

Options In ETF-FAZ Show Investors Are Betting Against Financials

direxion-3xA sign of weakness as we go into the expiration of options on Friday, investors are betting against financials today in the options pit.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 17, 2009 1:57pm

22 US Banks Downgraded By S&P, Creating Pressure On Banking ETF’S (FAS, UYG, XLF, SKF, FAZ)

bankBank stocks were down on Wednesday following the S&P report of bank downgrades, putting pressure on the financial ETF's  FAS, UYG,  XLF.  On the other hand financial inverse ETF's FAZ & SKF are enjoying the bad news, which are seeing strong gains not seen for some time.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 17, 2009 12:19pm

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