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Playing The Energy Patch With This ETF (PXJ)

oil-rigsBaker Hughes (BHI) announced a "$5.5 billion cash plus stock acquisition of oilfield services company BJ Services (BJS), which the market is seeing as an act of weakness. Baker Hughes not only provides rotary rigs
NYSE:PXJ August 31, 2009 3:18pm

Exchange Traded Funds Make A Push Into Fundamental Indexing

exchange-traded-funds"Several providers of exchange-traded funds have made a big push into fundamental indexing. For example, PowerShares offers a family of funds based on fundamental indexes, led by PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 (PRF)
ETF BASIC NEWS August 31, 2009 2:34pm

Commodity ETF Worries Grow

blame2Concerns over the future of the commodity ETFs continue to grow amid news of CFTC investigations. The CFTC is out for blood, needing someone to blame, and commodity ETF's are their scapegoats. CNBC brought in
ETF BASIC NEWS August 31, 2009 11:19am

Is There A Bad Bet With The MacroShares Housing ETP’s? (UMM, DMM)

housing-etfsThe MacroShares Major Metro Housing exchange-traded products which were launched in June of 2009, let you bet 3X (UMM) the movement of the Case-Shiller index of home prices in ten major U.S. cities or 3X (DMM) the inverse of the index's movement
ETF BASIC NEWS August 30, 2009 5:41pm

Leveraged ETFs May Not Be For You, But They’re Not A ‘Scam’ Or ‘Scheme’

scamIt was no surprise that "Ponzi schemes" or "bullion and currency scams" were on the North American Securities Administrators Association list of the year’s "top 10 investor traps
ETF BASIC NEWS August 29, 2009 1:42pm

A Bottom In Housing Has Investor’s Buying Up Real Estate ETF’s

house-shoppingReal Estate has been one of the best investments for decades, until the real estate bubble burst.  The crash in real estate has tightened lending and put a damper on new home sales
ETF BASIC NEWS August 28, 2009 4:25pm

Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF Takes A Hit As UBS Downgrades Top Holders (MOO)

cow-mooUBS Investment Research (UBS) downgraded two top agriculture companies Mosaic Co (MOS) and Potash Corp (POT) to Neutral from Buy on Friday.  This comes after The Department of Agriculture
ETF BASIC NEWS August 28, 2009 1:06pm

Barclays Has Suspended Creation Of New Shares For Commodity ETF (GSG)

barclays"Barclays Global Investors (BGI) announced that it has temporarily suspended further creation of new shares of the iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (GSG). The unexpected move highlights just how far reaching the rapidly changing regulatory environment concerning the management of commodity ETFs
ETF BASIC NEWS August 28, 2009 12:24pm

A Look At ETF Weighting Methodologies

bob-pisaniBob Pisani, in a recent CNBC segment,  looked into the different ways an index can be spliced up by an ETF through weighting methodologies. His example index was the S&P 500, and shows the performance this year based on
NYSE:EQL August 28, 2009 9:17am

Buy Foreign Gas ETFs Over U.S. Funds

buycanadianBloomberg is reporting that the Jefferies Group Inc. is encouraging investors to look to Canadian and London based natural gas ETFs as opposed to US funds. Bloomberg quotes Jafferies as saying, "“The ETFS Natural Gas Fund in
ETF BASIC NEWS August 27, 2009 3:57pm

Investors Should Remain Cautious As Bank ETF’s Are On Fire

banks-on-fire"The big banks have been ringing the cash register over the past four weeks. The SPDR KBW Bank ETF (KBE), which tracks the performance of the KBW Bank Index, has surged 25% during this timeframe. The banks which were a source of a great deal of volatility in 2008
NYSE:IAT August 27, 2009 3:22pm

Technology ETF’s Should Be In Your Portfolio

technology-etfTechnology is constantly changing and new innovative ideas come to fruition which changes the market place for consumers.  Consumers love to spend on the newest trend which is why technology ETF's should be in your portfolio
NYSE:DBT August 27, 2009 2:59pm

Barclays Has No Plans To Scale Back Its iShares Precious Metals Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs)

barclays"Barclays Global Investors (BGI) said on Wednesday it has no plans to scale back its iShares precious metals exchange-traded products (ETPs) despite worries that U.S. regulators may impose new position limits on commodity futures
ETF BASIC NEWS August 27, 2009 10:01am

KBW Announces Changes to KBW Regional Banking Index (KRX)

change(BUSINESS WIRE)--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), today announces upcoming changes to the KBW Regional Banking Index
ETF BASIC NEWS August 27, 2009 9:45am

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