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5 More Bubbles Ready to Burst

bubbleSimon Maierhofer, writing for etfguide, explains why he thinks China, Emerging markets, Inflation protected bonds, Commodities, and U. S. stocks / financials are the next bubbles. Simon says,
ETF BASIC NEWS August 9, 2009 12:55pm

ETF’s Hit A Record $862 Billion In Assets Worldwide

world-record"Exchange traded fund assets worldwide hit an all-time high of $862 billion at the end of July, 7% above the previous record of $805 billion set in April 2008
ETF BASIC NEWS August 8, 2009 10:25am

Citi Rebalancing Highlights Benefits of Revenue Weighted ETFs

foodforthoughtThe following is an exerpt from Michael Johnston's article from etfdb. Michael states, "So market capitalization-weighted ETFs, such as iShares’ S&P 500 Fund (IVV) and State Street’s Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF), are doubling their holding in Citi following a somewhat arbitrary corporate action (arbitrary in the sense that it in no way impacts the size of the
ETF BASIC NEWS August 7, 2009 2:39pm

ETF Billion Dollar Club – August 2009

clubRon Rowland from  Invest With An Edge  reports his monthly ETF club results.  The size of the ETF Billion Dollar Club dropped to only 11 members, a -26% plunge from last month’s roster of 15.   Back after a short one-month absence is Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3x Shares (FAZ)
ETF BASIC NEWS August 7, 2009 2:34pm

CLAREMONT SHARES TRUST Proposes Nasdaq OMX Industry Leaders Index Fund (ETF: LEAD)

coming-soonPROSPECTUS The NASDAQ OMX® Industry Leaders® Index Fund (the “Fund”) issues and redeems shares at their net asset value (“NAV”) only in blocks of 50,000 shares or multiples thereof (“Creation Units”).  Shares of the Fund are
ETF BASIC NEWS August 7, 2009 2:11pm

U.S. One Inc. Proposes New Fund Of Fund ETF

comingsooonIndex Universe reports, "A new fund-of-funds is being proposed by a new entrant into the exchange-traded funds market.The ETF would be run by a trust established by U.S. One Inc. of Reno, Nev. According to a recently filed request
ETF BASIC NEWS August 7, 2009 1:59pm

Chris Cook: Energy ETFs Not To Blame

oil-etfAll this week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has conducted hearings investigating the role of speculation in the energy markets. And while the end results remain to be seen, one thing seems certain: Position limits are coming to an exchange near you - maybe even as early as this fall.
ETF BASIC NEWS August 7, 2009 11:16am

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Tightens Leveraged ETF policy

morganstanleyReuters is reporting that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is placing new restrictions on the sale of leveraged exchange-traded funds. Reuters reports, " MSSB, said it will no longer solicit purchases of
ETF BASIC NEWS August 7, 2009 9:12am

KBW Announces Changes to KBW Mortgage Finance Index (MFX), ETF Symbol: (KME)

changeKeefe, 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 KBW Mortgage Finance Index
ETF BASIC NEWS August 7, 2009 8:58am

Lawsuit Filed Against ProShares UltraShort Real Estate Fund (ETF-SRS)

lawsuit-filed(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Labaton Sucharow LLP filed a class action lawsuit on August 5, 2009 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired shares in the UltraShort Real Estate ProShares fund (the "SRS Fund")
ETF BASIC NEWS August 6, 2009 10:56am

Leveraged and Short ETF Lawsuits On The Way?

lawsuit(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The securities law firm of Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. www.dkrpa.com announced today that it is investigating claims involving investment losses in leveraged and short exchange traded funds
ETF BASIC NEWS August 6, 2009 9:47am

Testimony Of John Arnold Before The CFTC

johnarnoldChairman Gensler, distinguished Commissioners and staff of the CFTC, thankyou for the opportunity to appear in coordination with Managed Funds Association and provide testimony at this hearing. The opinions expressed in my testimony are my own and
ETF BASIC NEWS August 6, 2009 9:13am

Testimony Of John Hyland Before The CFTC Regarding Commodity ETFs

johnhylandI appreciate the opportunity to speak with you today on behalf of United States Commodity Funds LLC ("USCF"), a commodity pool operator registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), that manages several exchange traded commodity
ETF BASIC NEWS August 6, 2009 8:56am

The Energy ETF Blame Game

blameThe last day of CFTC hearings found two well-known managers of funds, that invest heavily in energy commodities, telling regulators not to set limits. Leading the charge was billionaire hedgefund manager John Arnold who calls
ETF BASIC NEWS August 6, 2009 8:08am

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