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Schwab Says: Leveraged and Inverse ETFs Are Not Right for Everyone

notforeveryoneOnline broker Charles Schwab (SCHW) issued a statement on its Web site yesterday declaring that leveraged and inverse ETFs are "not right for everyone." Despite this warning, Schwab continues to offer the products to its customers. We have included
ETF BASIC NEWS July 30, 2009 9:30am

KBW Announces Changes to KBW Bank Index (KBE), KBW Regional Banking Index (KRE), and KBW Capital Markets Index (KCE)

change(kbw.com)--Jul. 29, 2009-- Keefe, 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
ETF BASIC NEWS July 30, 2009 8:53am

United States Natural Gas Fund LP (UNG) Cuts Natgas Position Due To CFTC Moves

etf-news7The United States Natural Gas Fund LP (UNG) said on Wednesday it was reducing its position in the natural gas futures market to adhere to federal limits, adding that it may need to seek alternative investments to compensate.  UNITED STATES NATURAL GAS FUND, LP filed the following
NYSE:UNG July 30, 2009 8:35am

FINRA Has Firms Scrambling, As Morgan Stanley Is Next To Review Leveraged ETF’s

scaredThe Financial Industry Regulatory Authority "FINRA"  warned brokers and registered investment advisers a month ago about their fiduciary duties when selling inverse and leveraged ETFs. 
ETF BASIC NEWS July 29, 2009 4:31pm

Commodities Crackdown Could Curb ETFs (UNG, USO)

regulationDon Dion wrote an interesting article today on thestreet.com highlighting the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)'s review of the ETF hedging exemption. Dan states, "Strict position limits on commodities trading could curb the development of
NYSE:UNG July 29, 2009 11:24am

Short Oil ETF’s Surge As Crude Inventories Rise (ERY, DDG, DTO, DUG, SZO)

stocks_plungeOil prices fell below $64 a barrel today with more signs emerging that consumers are cutting back where they can, notably on energy costs. The summer driving season has been a bust
ETF BASIC NEWS July 29, 2009 11:05am

Hot Trends for ETF Investors: EEM, EWZ, IGF, PHO

vinnycastalanoBlue Marble Research's Vinny Catalano reviews what he sees as the hottest trends and the corresponding ETFs that investors should consider. Vinny likes to look at investment themes that last more than one business cycle. He takes into consideration
NYSE:EEM July 29, 2009 10:43am

ETF’s Are NOT So Simple Anymore

keep-it-simple"There's no doubt that exchange-traded funds have captured investors' imaginations. The funds, which trade like stocks, represent baskets of securities or commodities. Since 1999, assets have grown at a compound annual rate of 36%. As investors fled mutual funds last year, ETFs garnered net sales of $182 billion
ETF BASIC NEWS July 29, 2009 10:07am

A Chance to Catch the Market With Biotech ETFs

dougsandlerDoug Sandler, of the Riverfront Investment Group, thinks biotech is set to go higher after earnings season and could be an investor's chance to play catch-up. Doug draws a correlation between biotech and the technology sector. With the recent run in
NASDAQ:IBB July 29, 2009 10:05am

Gold Tunes Out Weak ETF Buying As Speculation Soars (GLD)

goldLONDON (Reuters) - Gold prices are ignoring dwindling inflows into bullion-backed exchange-traded funds, with prices supported as investors switch their interest to the U.S. futures market and outright purchases of physical metal
ETF BASIC NEWS July 29, 2009 9:53am

Why Material ETF’s May Be Worth Buying (XLB, VAW, MXI)

materials"The materials sector is closely tied to commodities.  As commodities rise, materials stocks often move in tandem.  If the US economy is stabilizing, we see some healthy potential for materials.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 29, 2009 9:27am

WisdomTree Files for “CEF Fixed Income Fund” ETF

comingsooonWisdomTree is planning an ETF based on the "S-Network Fixed Income Closed-End Funds Index." There is no symbos included in the prospectus at this time. See the overview of this proposed fund
ETF BASIC NEWS July 29, 2009 9:12am

Direxion Looking To Offer 130/30 ETFs

coming-soonJust a few short weeks ago, on July 14th, Proshares came out with the ETF industry's first 130/30 ETF that was designed to to track the Credit Suisse 130/30 Large-Cap Index (Ticker: CSM). (you can find the Proshares story: HERE) It appears that Direxion is looking to follow suit with their own
ETF BASIC NEWS July 29, 2009 8:33am

FINRA Podcast On Leveraged ETFs

finra1On July 13, 2009, FINRA posted a podcast in which it confirmed that FINRA member firms could reasonably recommend that a retail investor hold Leveraged ETFs for longer than one day, provided a suitability
ETF BASIC NEWS July 28, 2009 3:19pm

A Technical Look At Some ETF’s (QQQQ, GLD, DXY, USO, TLT)

technical-lookHere is some technical analysis on ETF's that will provide some insight to trading for our readers. "Use the following spread/momentum indicators to assist in your trading of the QQQQ, GLD, DXY, USO and TLT. They are tuned to deliver signals in line with the Stock Barometer
ETF BASIC NEWS July 28, 2009 11:44am

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