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Can ETF REITs Defy The Real Estate Slump? (DRV, DRN, TAO, FIO, RWX, IYR)

real-estate-etfs"After two subpar years of market performance and slumping property prices, real estate stocks are inexplicably up. How much longer will they continue to defy all odds?  Over the past two years, commercial real estate prices have fallen around 40%
ETF BASIC NEWS August 11, 2009 9:26am

Real Estate and Housing ETFs Near The Top (ICF, VNQ, IYR, RWR, ITB, XHB)

house-shopping"Real estate and housing ETFs are in the most damaged sector of the American economy and running neck and neck with consumer sectors for the title of worst sector going forward, yet they nonetheless enjoyed a spectacular
NYSE:ICF August 10, 2009 12:53pm

5 reasons mutual funds may be a bad way to invest your money, The Alternative? ETFs

buyerbewareFinancial blog, ChristianPF.com published an article discussing why investing in mutual funds might not be the wise investment that so many lead consumers to believe. The article evaluates the numerous and seemingly endless list of fees that many mutual funds come with
ETF BASIC NEWS August 10, 2009 12:22pm

UltraShort Real Estate Fund (ETF: SRS) Faces Class Action Lawsuits

waahThe UltraShort Real Estate fund (SRS) operated by ProShares, is subject to another class action lawsuit. The UltraShort Real Estate Fund seeks a daily investment result of twice the inverse of the daily
ETF BASIC NEWS August 10, 2009 11:06am

ETF Ticker Of The Week: US Natural Gas Fund (NYSE: UNG)

natural-gas"For what seems like an eternity, natural gas investors have waited for the price to form a bottom and offer a solid buying opportunity. Alas, the United States Natural Gas (NYSE: UNG
ETF BASIC NEWS August 10, 2009 10:39am

How Market Makers Profit on ETFs

mm"While large institutional players who use these products generally hedge their bets, retail investors can be emotional when buying and selling leveraged securities. If someone is desperately trying to buy or
ETF BASIC NEWS August 10, 2009 8:54am

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

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