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Two More Firms Ban Sales of Leveraged ETFs

dumbTwo more firms that feel their clients are unable to make educated decisions for themselves and need to be coddled.  On Wednesday of this week we wrote about Edward Jones dropping the sale of  leveraged ETFs, now you can add LPL Financial, and
ETF BASIC NEWS July 25, 2009 12:47pm

ETFS Silver Trust Listed on NYSE ARCA: (SIVR) Begins Trading Today

new1ETF Securities Ltd (ETFS), one of the world's leading providers of Exchange Traded Product (ETPs), is independently owned and currently has approximately USD $12 billion (as of July 24, 2009) of assets invested in over 130 of its products globally.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 24, 2009 11:16am

10 Tips For Placing ETF Orders

tipsEsko Mickels, writing for Morningstar, came out with 10 tips for placing ETF orders. Why does he specifically relate these ordering tips to ETFs? Esco states, "Unlike mutual funds, ETFs have intraday liquidity, so the price at which they're bought and sold can deviate from their net asset value (NAV). But unlike stocks, ETFs
ETF BASIC NEWS July 24, 2009 10:13am

S&P 500 ETF Draws Big Bearish Play As Losses Eyed (SPY, SDS, FAZ, FAS, DOG)

black-bear"As U.S. stocks enjoy a big summertime rally, one option investor went on the defensive on fears the Standard & Poor's 500 .SPX benchmark could suffer significant losses between now and December. Put option volume swelled to about 1.53 million contracts
ETF BASIC NEWS July 24, 2009 10:04am

ETFS Silver Trust (SIVR) Issues Silver-Backed Shares on NYSE, Begins Trading Tomorrow

silver-barsThe ETFS Silver Trust (SIVR) has issued 100,000 shares backed by physical silver to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange.  This offers another opportunity for investors to gain exposure to the silver market without having to have a "commodities" account with a bank or
ETF BASIC NEWS July 23, 2009 2:35pm

Make A Fortune With The Reflation Trade In ETF’s (HAP, SLV, DBA, MOO)

make-money"Since the start of this global economic crisis, the U.S. government has been injecting massive amounts new currency into the financial system to prevent deflation and stimulate economic growth.  This is referred to as reflation.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 23, 2009 1:40pm

How To Use ETFs To Invest In Health-Care Reform

scottburnsScott Burns, director of ETF analysis with Morningstar, released a video that looks at long and short ways to use health-care ETFs ahead of major reforms. Scott looks into the composition of a few of the broad health care sector ETFs and finds that they have about a 2/3 stake in pharmaceuticals.
NYSE:IHI July 23, 2009 12:05pm

The Volume Explosion In ETF’s Has The Marketplace Scrambling

explosionThe ETF marches on. Traders Magazine Online (14 July) reports that the volume in ETFs is exploding. According to the article, from last September through May, “ETF consolidated volume averaged almost 49 billion shares a month.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 23, 2009 12:02pm

Russell Investments Looks To Shake Up The ETF Industry With It’s Own ETF’s

russellinvestments"A top index provider is considering offering its own lineup of exchange traded funds, but just what those funds would look like is a mystery. Russell Investment Management Co., a unit of Russell Investments of Tacoma, Wash., applied July 2 for permission from the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer ETFs
ETF BASIC NEWS July 23, 2009 11:38am

Top ETF Manager on a Roll

robertsteinRobert Stein, Astor Asset Management founder, spoke with Rebecca Jarvis this morning describing his current investment strategy.  Robert spoke of his favorite sectors right now: Technology, Health care, Biotech, and
ETF BASIC NEWS July 23, 2009 10:49am

401(k) Plans, ETFs and You

tomlydonTom Lydon, President, Global Trends Investments & ETF Trends, wrote a fantastic article yesterday that details some problems with your retirement options. Sadly, social security will most likely not be around for most of us, and many will need to rely on their retirement nest eggs when we hit our golden years. A large majority of working people contribute to an IRA or 401K plans, and are forced to make very
ETF BASIC NEWS July 23, 2009 9:34am

Edward Jones Drops Sales Of Leveraged ETFs

edwardjonesThe Wall Street Journal is reporting that Edward Jones has decided to drop the sale of leveraged ETFs.  WSJ reports:  "The St. Louis-based financial-services firm says leveraged ETFs just are not suitable for long-term investors. A spokeswoman said the company
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2009 1:44pm

Pimco Files For Five Active ETFs

comingsooonPacific Investment Management Co. plans to open its first actively run exchange-traded funds and filed for the following active ETFs this morning with the SEC. Pimco, just last month started its first ETF, tracking an index of short-term U.S. Treasuries and plans to open six other passive
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2009 11:25am

3X Leveraged Financial ETF’s Top The Charts In Trading Volume (FAS, FAZ, SPY, XLF)

popularity3X Leveraged ETF's are among the most popular ETF's, with the financial ones leading the way.  Direxion's funds FAZ and FAS account for most of ETF volume topping the charts at 3rd and 4th according to ETF Database. This would make sense because these funds
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2009 11:23am

Profit From The Market’s Panic With VIX ETF’S (VXX, VXZ)

market-fear-panicThe market has had quite a bit of fear in the last two years, here is a way to profit from fear in the markets with ETF's.  "The VIX exchange traded notes from iPath have experienced wild trading and intense emotions in the marketplace. The funds are the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2009 11:00am

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