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3X Leveraged ETF’s Create Havoc For The Retail Investor (FAZ, FAS)

leveragedBrenda Wenning, a financial adviser in Newton, Mass., has seen firsthand the damage leveraged exchange-traded funds can wreak in the portfolio of an unsophisticated investor. "A new client came in and had a leveraged ETF in his portfolio. He had an enormous loss, and he just sat with it
ETF BASIC NEWS July 20, 2009 10:17am

Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading Announces the Launch of Its Enhanced Shortfall Model, Including ETF Specific Version

goldmansachsGoldman Sachs Electronic Trading (GSET) announced today the release of several significant enhancements to the Goldman Sachs Shortfall Model (GSSM). The GSSM generates expected shortfall numbers, which are estimates for the average change in stock price a trader may create by executing an order. Two major enhancements to the GSSM
ETF BASIC NEWS July 20, 2009 9:11am

Swiss banks have no space left for gold! (ETF: GLD)

novacancyCommodity Online reports, "Do you know what is the immediate impact of the gold rush on Swiss banks? They are running out of space to store the world’s gold! According to a website report, Swiss banks have no more secure storage space for gold bullion held by investors and institutions.  Swiss news website 20 Minute Online said
ETF BASIC NEWS July 19, 2009 3:17pm

Investing In The World With One ETF (ACWI, VT)

foreign world marketsA simple way to invest and diversify yourself would be to invest in the world.  The following ETF's cover markets worldwide and invest in several companies within the ETF.  This minimizes your exposure to one company or country, creating a well balanced portfolio in one ETF.
NASDAQ:ACWI July 19, 2009 10:34am

How to use exchange traded funds (ETFs) To Time Your Trades

navarroThe following is a pretty useful video on using exchange traded funds (ETFs) to avoid getting socked by bear markets. Peter Navarro, in a video made for,  shows how to use Asian, European and Latin American market performance to predict a us bear
NYSE:FXI July 18, 2009 3:50pm

Invest In Your Future With Alternative Energy ETF’s

clean-energy"Renewable energy uses natural resources like sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat to produce energy.  High oil prices, concerns about global climate change, and the U.S. government’s growing support of renewable energy through legislation has driven the push to commercialize alternative energy sources
ETF BASIC NEWS July 18, 2009 10:43am

Natural Gas ETF-UNG Continues To Trade At A Premium

natural-gas-etfThe Natural Gas ETF has failed to receive regulatory approval to issue new shares which has prevented the exchange-traded fund from buying new contracts.  While natural gas prices have plummeted, the ETF has gone the opposite way as demand for the ETF has increased. 
ETF BASIC NEWS July 17, 2009 10:29am

iShares Launches New Mexico Bond ETFs (MEXICO)

mexicoBarclays Plc’s iShares will offer the first exchange-traded funds that track Mexican government debt indexes, said Daniel Gamba, Barclays Global Investors’ executive director for Latin America.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 17, 2009 10:03am

Schwab Files For 3 International ETFs

schwabAs we wrote Wednesday, Schwab is looking to gain regulatory approval to introduce its own line of exchange-traded funds by the end of the year. Yesterday, Schwab submitted a prospectus for three international ETF's as well as firming up their domestic offerings. Overall there are nine porposed ETF's listed:
ETF BASIC NEWS July 17, 2009 9:50am

(Dr. DOOM) Nouriel Roubini’s Official Statement Taken From His Blog On Jul 16, 2009

nourielroubiniNouriel Roubini's official statement taken from his blog on Jul 16, 2009: “It has been widely reported today that I have stated that the recession will be over “this year” and that I have “improved” my economic outlook. Despite those reports - however – my views expressed today are no different than the views I have expressed previously. If anything my views were taken out of context.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 16, 2009 4:30pm

Direxion’s Emrging Mkts Bull 3X, A Well Performing Leveraged ETF (EDC)

bull3The triple-leveraged fund offerings from Direxion topped both the ETF winners and losers for second-quarter 2009. According to a recent Barron's report, five out of the top 16 fund gainers in the second quarter belong to the Direxion family, including a more than 100% gain in its Emerging Market Bull 3X ETF (EDC). As a matter of a fact, the 52 week range on the Direxion Daily Emrg Mkts Bull 3X Shares spans
NYSE:EDC July 16, 2009 2:05pm

Direxion Launches 3x Leveraged REIT ETF Today, (Symbols: DRN, DRV)

newOn Thursday, Direxion launched a pair of exchange-traded funds targeting domestic real estate investment trusts. The funds are: Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x Shares (DRN) and Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x Shares (DRV). See the Press Release below. 
NYSE:DRN July 16, 2009 10:17am

ETF Stars: 25 People Who Have Revolutionized The ETF Industry

starsA great piece from ETF Database covering the people who have changed the ETF industry forever. "Over the last two years, equity markets have cratered, volatility has skyrocketed, and retirement portfolios have been crushed under the weight of a global recession
ETF BASIC NEWS July 16, 2009 10:02am

A Closer Look At Gold And Silver ETF’s (GLD, SLV)

gold-and-silverThe logistics of Gold (GLD) and Silver (SLV) ETF's has always been debated. We found an interesting piece that is worth a look.  "Ever since the launch of the US gold ETF, GLD, in November, 2004 and the launch of the US silver ETF, SLV
ETF BASIC NEWS July 16, 2009 1:15am

ETF Pick’s For Wednesday July 15th 2009 (EWS, EWM, FXC)

singaporePeter Kenny,from Knight Equities and Jim Iuorio, with TJM Institutional Services spoke with CNBC's Erin Burnett about their ETF picks today. The focus of the story seemed to be on Singapore which is not on every one's radar right now, although its economy is growing at a rate of more than 20%. The growth is mostly due through the construction and biomedical sectors. Jim chimed in with his approach of buying the iShares
ETF BASIC NEWS July 15, 2009 4:13pm

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