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Touradji Capital Buys SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), Sells Energy Stocks

touradjiBloomberg is reporting that Touradji Capital Management LP, purchased 126,000 shares of the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) in the second quarter and sold stock in EnCana Corp. as well as other energy companies. Touradji Capital Management
ETF BASIC NEWS August 4, 2009 9:32am

ETF-UNG Is Still Waiting For The SEC To Approve New Shares

natural-gas"The United States Natural Gas Fund LP (UNG.P), a giant exchange traded fund in the natural gas market, said on Monday it was still awaiting approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to issue new shares
ETF BASIC NEWS August 4, 2009 9:25am

Is Fidelity Finally Ready To Jump Into ETFs In A Big Way?

fidelityMurray Coleman writing for IndexUniverse says, "Is Fidelity finally ready to jump into ETFs in a big way? My sources say maybe … but there could be one troubling hitch. As we noted last week, the name of Fidelity Investors
ETF BASIC NEWS August 3, 2009 5:12pm

CASH FOR CLUNKERS: Where’s The Automotive ETF?

clunkersThere has been much optimism in the auto industry because of the "CASH  FOR CLUNKERS" program.  This government stimulus program has proved to be quite successful.  The initial response to the program was so vast
ETF BASIC NEWS August 3, 2009 1:32pm

U.S. Commodity Funds LLC To Defend ETFs Wednesday Morning (UNG, USO)

ungJohn Hyland, the chief investment officer of the widely watched funds known as U.S. Oil Fund (USO) and U.S. Natural Gas Fund (UNG), will be speaking for U.S. Commodity Funds, LLC addressing the current application of position limits and exemptions from position limits in energy markets. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will be holding a
NYSE:UGA August 3, 2009 12:10pm

ETF’s Stats: Nine ETF’s Added For July 2009

statsRon Rowland From Invest With An Edge Reports his ETF stats for the month of July.  "The number of US-listed exchange traded products (ETPs) grew by nine in July, a slower pace than the increase of 13 in the prior month.  The total value of shares traded declined -10.3% to $1.346 trillion from $1.5 trillion in June.
ETF BASIC NEWS August 3, 2009 11:25am

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong ETF expansion planned (Hong Kong Exchange)

dbA representative for Deutsche Bank met with the South China Morning Post to discuss the recent introduction of six new ETFs to the Hong Kong stock exchange. The representative explained that Hong Kong has the greatest combination of retail and institutional investors in Asia. He also states that Hong Kong has the largest
ETF BASIC NEWS August 3, 2009 10:57am

Assets Of Emerging Market ETFs Reach $116 Billion

emergingmarkets"There were 272 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with exposure to emerging market benchmarks as of end-June, including 35 launched this year, according to a recent industry report by Barclays Global Investors. Those ETFs had combined assets of $116 billion.
ETF BASIC NEWS August 3, 2009 10:35am

RevenueShares Tries A Different ETF Strategy (RWL, RWK, RWJ, RWW, RTR, RVW, SPY, IVV)

revenueshares"RevenueShares applies a revenue-weighting strategy to traditionally cap-weighted indexes. By allocating assets by revenue, this firm seeks to "reduce the erosion of investor returns created by cap-weighting's tendency to overweight outlier firms in the index
ETF BASIC NEWS August 3, 2009 9:48am

Get Short Commercial Real Estate With These ETF’S (VNQ, RWR, FRI, ICF)

commercial"Weak consumer demand and a sluggish economy have been brutal for managers of commercial property. Vacancies are up in many cities as strip malls, office buildings and other property go unrented. The decline in commercial property
ETF BASIC NEWS August 3, 2009 9:23am

An ETF Gets An Extreme Makeover (XGC, IWF)

change"Last Friday (7/24/09), one ETF died and a new ETF was born.  However, you won’t see these events in most ETF statistics because it was the same fund.  The Claymore/Great Companies Large-Cap Growth Index ETF
ETF BASIC NEWS August 2, 2009 12:48pm

One Industrial ETF To Consider

industry2Mitchell P. Corwin wrote an article for Morningstar focusing on industrial ETFs, and found that as Industrials remain weak, one ETF might be worth looking at prior to their recovery. Mitchell writes, "While we continue to
NYSE:IYJ August 2, 2009 10:33am

Regulators Need To Stop Talking About ETF’s And Start Regulating (FAS, FAZ, BGU, BGZ, ERX, ERY)

stop-talking"Isn’t it time regulators stopped issuing empty press releases about leveraged ETFs and started regulating? One would think so.  If financial regulators really want to do something productive and meaningfully important for the investing public’s benefit, they should begin by forcing providers of short

ETF BASIC NEWS August 1, 2009 11:13am

Subpoenas Put Pressure On ETFs With Twist

subpoenaThe Wall Street Journal is reporting that: "Massachusetts regulators on Friday sent subpoenas to Ameriprise, UBS, LPL and Edward Jones, requesting information on sales of the products, the revenue generated from those sales, and
ETF BASIC NEWS August 1, 2009 10:45am

An Open Letter From ProFunds Group On Leveraged ETFs

openletterThe following is taken from the ProShares website, and the original can be found: HERE Leveraged and inverse funds, designed to pursue a multiple, or inverse multiple, of an index or benchmark on a daily basis, have grown in number and popularity in recent years. As the leading manager of these funds1, we feel
ETF BASIC NEWS July 31, 2009 2:48pm

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