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ProShares Launches First and Only Short and Leveraged ETFs for the Russell 3000(R) (UWC, TWQ)

proshareslogo4From ProShares PRESS RELEASE 
Bethesda, MD, July 2, 2009—ProFunds Group, the world's largest manager of short and leveraged funds, announced today that it is launching the first ETFs built to provide short and leveraged exposure to the Russell 3000® Index. ProShares Ultra Russell3000 (UWC) is built to
NYSE:TWQ July 2, 2009 10:10am

Bob Pisani’s Explanation Of the Diamonds ETF (DIA)

bobpisaniBob Pisani with CNBC did a short dissertation on the the Diamonds ETF (DIA) that tracks the Dow Jones Industrial. Bob goes into the weighting methods of the index and how that affects the overall index. 
ETF BASIC NEWS July 2, 2009 1:00am

Add Asia To Your Portfolio With This ETF (PAF)

asiaAs the world is dealing with financial armageddon, recently The World Bank revised it's outlook on the world stating it expects the global economy to contract by 2.9 percent.  Some economies will suffer more than others though.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 1:26pm

New Community Bank ETF – “QABA” – Begins Trading on the NASDAQ

first-trust-portfoliosThe First Trust NASDAQ® ABA® Community Bank Index Fund (NASDAQ: QABA) began trading today on the NASDAQ®. It is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that focuses on NASDAQ® listed community banks. First Trust Advisors L.P. (“First Trust”) is the investment advisor for the ETF.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 12:09pm

Wall Street to Draw Muslim Investors With New ETF (JVF)

mosqueFrom Dow Jones Indexes (Press Release) NEW YORK (July 1, 2009) ― Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced it licensed the Dow Jones Islamic Market International Titans 100 Index to Javelin Investment Management, an investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The blue-chip index will underlie the first Shari’ah compliant exchange-traded fund listed in the U.S. The JETS Dow Jones Islamic
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 10:52am

Invesco PowerShares ETFs Tops In Opposing Management

etf-newsWe have included a follow up article to our published story yesterday from the IRRC Institute NEW STUDY FINDS SIGNIFICANT VOTING PATTERNS VARIATIONS AMONG LARGE EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 10:32am

Alternative Energy ETF’s Spark New Interest As Crude Oil Rises (PBW)

clean-energy-etfHow soon did we forget that crude oil was at $150/barrel last year.  The alternative energy sector has been almost forgotten as the crude bubble burst and crude dropped to as low as $30/barrel this year.  Now, crude seems to be creeping back up as a rebound in the economy may be here to stay.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 10:15am

Investors Turn To Trading ETF’S As Buy And Hold Is Dead

etf-tradingInvestors have held stocks in their portfolios for decades with the mantra of buy and hold.  Is buy and hold a thing of the past?  Will volatility and trading be the way of the future?  Investors now find themselves using ETF's to trade with ease in the new market. 
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 9:48am

J.P. Morgan Selected By ProShares to Service Eight Newly Launched International ETFs

jpmorgan1From JP Morgan Press Release NEW YORK, July 1, 2009 – J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services (WSS) today announced that it has been appointed by ProShares, part of ProFunds Group, to service its eight newly launched international exchange traded funds (ETFs). J.P. Morgan WSS already provides custody, fund accounting and fund administration for 64 of ProShares’ equity and fixed income ETFs with total assets of $25 billion. ProShares ETFs serviced by
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 9:48am

NEW STUDY FINDS SIGNIFICANT VOTING PATTERNS VARIATIONS AMONG LARGE EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS

irrcSubmitted by Kelly Kenneally (IRRC Institute) NEW YORK, NY, – The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute and PROXY Governance Inc. today released a new in-depth analysis of the proxy voting policies and recent voting records of seven of the largest exchange-traded fund (ETF) sponsors, which account for some 94% of the ETF market. The findings indicate a considerable variation in the voting patterns and philosophies of these funds.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 3:29pm

As The Rally Dries Up, Investors Are Looking To Technology ETF’S

techStocks have enjoyed 35%+ gains from the March lows, but the market has been trading sideways ever since.  Volume has dried up and investors will be looking for a direction in the markets.  Technology has seemed to hold up strong during these turbulent times and will try to emerge as leaders. 
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 12:27pm

BetaPro introduces new silver 2X ETFs (Canada)

canadaBetaPro Management Inc. announced the launch of two new silver ETFs on Tuesday. In what seems to be a theme lately, these two silver ETF's are of the 2X leveraged variety. The pair are a bull and a bear that are offered to investors looking to gain access to 200% of the performance or inverse performance of the silver futures contract Market. The Silver Bull Plus ETF (HZU) seeks daily investment results
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 11:44am

A Real Estate Bottom Creates A Bullish Case For This ETF (URE)

real-estateReal Estate has historically been one of the best places to invest for the last century.  The recent financial crisis and housing bubble has scared investors from investing in the real asset.  Some investors see opportunity in the crisis and are buying bank owned property and other distressed inventory at bargain basement prices. 
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 10:22am

Leveraged ETF’s Gaining Ground In Europe

world1Two European ETF providers announced the launch of leveraged ETF's today. In Paris, Casam announced added leveraged and short ETFs to its product line. In Amsterdam ETF Securities announced that it was listing four new double leveraged and double short ETFs on Amsterdam market of NYSE Euronext. Structured Products reports on Casam stating
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 10:05am

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing Tops $100 Billion in ETF Assets

bnymellonFrom bnymellon.com (Press Release): NEW YORK, June 30, 2009 — BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, the global leader in securities servicing, announced today that it has exceeded $100 billion in exchange-traded fund (ETF) assets under custody. BNY Mellon is the largest U.S. custodian for ETFs in terms of funds serviced, providing services to more than 350 separate funds. Over the last 10 years,
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 9:42am

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