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A Closer Look At Gold And Silver ETF’s (GLD, SLV)

gold-and-silverThe logistics of Gold (GLD) and Silver (SLV) ETF's has always been debated. We found an interesting piece that is worth a look.  "Ever since the launch of the US gold ETF, GLD, in November, 2004 and the launch of the US silver ETF, SLV
ETF BASIC NEWS July 16, 2009 1:15am

ETF Pick’s For Wednesday July 15th 2009 (EWS, EWM, FXC)

singaporePeter Kenny,from Knight Equities and Jim Iuorio, with TJM Institutional Services spoke with CNBC's Erin Burnett about their ETF picks today. The focus of the story seemed to be on Singapore which is not on every one's radar right now, although its economy is growing at a rate of more than 20%. The growth is mostly due through the construction and biomedical sectors. Jim chimed in with his approach of buying the iShares
ETF BASIC NEWS July 15, 2009 4:13pm

Buy Real Estate ETF’s As Fitch Ratings Says Housing Bottom Is Here (URE, UMM, XHB, IYR)

house-shoppingA reason to get long the home-builder and real estate ETF's may in our view, as Fitch Ratings says a bottom in US Housing is here.  With major new home metrics leveling off from fresh lows, the long-awaited bottom in U.S. housing may finally be in sight
ETF BASIC NEWS July 15, 2009 1:23pm

HedgeFund Greenlight Capital Pulls Out Of ETF-GLD

gold-bullIn what appears to be a tsunami of inflation on the way, Greenlight Capital Inc. has decided to change the way they are investing in gold.  They apparently found that there is a benefit to buying physical gold and storing it, as opposed to going the ETF route. The difference is storage costs versus ETF management costs. Bloomberg reports:  "Greenlight Capital Inc., the $5 billion hedge-fund firm run by David Einhorn, told investors it switched all of its holdings in a gold exchange-traded fund into bullion during the second quarter."
ETF BASIC NEWS July 15, 2009 12:36pm

Secretary of State William Galvin Launches Investigation Into Leveraged ETF’s (FAZ, FAS, BGU, BGZ)

investigationSecretary of State William Galvin of Massachusetts's has launched a formal review of the sales practices of leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETF's) which are designed to magnify the market's daily performance.  Galvin says he’s concerned about the returns and costs of the increasingly popular financial products.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 15, 2009 11:26am

db x-trackers To Offer ETF For Free (EUROPE)

free-tradingDeutsche Bank’s exchange-traded funds unit is planning to offer one of its funds for free, Financial News reports. db x-trackers will drop the fees for investing in the DJ Euro Stoxx 50 ETF. The ETF, which is the company’s third biggest fund, has an annual total expense ratio of 0.15%. How are they able to achieve this no fee
ETF BASIC NEWS July 15, 2009 10:46am

Japan’s First WTI-Linked ETF To Debut On Osaka Bourse Aug 3 (JAPAN)

oil4The first Japanese exchanged traded fund linked to the West Texas Intermediate oil futures contract will list on the Osaka Securities Exchange on Aug. 3, the bourse and the fund's manager said Wednesday. The new product to be called Simplex WTI ETF will be created and managed by the Tokyo-based fund, Simplex Asset Management Co.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 15, 2009 8:51am

Credit Suisse Asset Management plans Irish ETFs (EUROPE)

irishCredit Suisse Asset Management has announced plans to launch a range of Irish ETFs.  Money and Marketing reports that, "The Ucits products will be based on both equity and fixed income indices and will be marketed under the 'Xmtch' ETF brand and will trade initially on the Swiss Stock Exchange with multiple cross listings
ETF BASIC NEWS July 15, 2009 8:37am

ETF’S Will Attempt To Put Mutual Funds Out Of Business

going-out-of-businessEveryweek we hear about a new ETF being introduced to the marketplace, putting serious pressure on the mutual fund market.  ETF's are less expensive and trade daily like stocks, which make them appealing. We found this bullish article on ETF's  worth reading. 
ETF BASIC NEWS July 14, 2009 10:28am

Deutsche’s db x-trackers adds ETFs to meet demand (EUROPE)

europeEurope's third-largest exchange traded fund (ETF) provider, Deutsche Bank unit db x-trackers, plans to launch 30 new products before the end of 2009 to take advantage of strong demand. Reuters reports, "It is the third biggest ETF provider in Europe by assets under management, behind European and world leader iShares, a unit of Barclays Global Investors, and Societe Generale's Lyxor Asset Management. Michalik said db x-trackers will have around 150 products on offer at the end of
ETF BASIC NEWS July 14, 2009 10:17am

Analysis Of Proposed Platinum And Palladium ETF Fundamentals

platinum3ETF Securities USA recently filed with the SEC to launch exchange traded funds covering platinum and palladium. There are currently no exchange traded funds covering these metals available in the United States.  Although the application has been made, ETFS’s plans are likely to be met with resistance from industrial users and may also face a number of regulatory
ETF BASIC NEWS July 14, 2009 10:01am

Invest In ETF’S With The Sector Rotation Strategy

strategyOne momentum strategy that an investor could implement would be to purchase the best returning US sector ETF(s) over the trailing 3, 6, and 12 months. This strategy has been written about extensively by Mebane Faber, author of The Ivy Portfolio.
NYSE:XLB July 14, 2009 9:52am

Schwab Preparing To Jump Into The ETF Race

schwabSchwab hopes to gain regulatory approval to introduce its own line of exchange-traded funds by the end of the year. It is clear that Schwab, like all mutual fund providers, is feeling the heat from the growing popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) over the past few years. ETFs' growing acceptance is not surprising: They not only typically charge lower fees than conventional mutual funds, but
ETF BASIC NEWS July 14, 2009 9:27am

ProShares Launches First 130/30 ETF (Ticker: CSM)

new1New ETF Designed to Track Credit Suisse Index Bethesda, MD, July 14, 2009—ProShares, creator and market leader in short and leveraged exchange traded funds, announced the introduction of another innovative exchange traded fund, the nation’s first 130/30 ETF. ProShares Credit Suisse 130/30 (Ticker: CSM) will be listed on
ETF BASIC NEWS July 14, 2009 8:27am

The Real Decay In Double And Triple Leveraged ETF’S (FAS, FAZ, SRS, SKF)

leverage-decayLong term decay in leveraged ETF's has created a stir with investors and regulatory officials. See this post on FINRA.  Daily volatility in the markets has eroded the ETF's long term.  We found this blogger's analysis worth the read on decay. "With the popularity of ETF's came these funds which use 200% and 300% leverage.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 13, 2009 12:32pm

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