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ETF’S Will Attempt To Put Mutual Funds Out Of Business

going-out-of-businessEveryweek we hear about a new ETF being introduced to the marketplace, putting serious pressure on the mutual fund market.  ETF's are less expensive and trade daily like stocks, which make them appealing. We found this bullish article on ETF's  worth reading. 
ETF BASIC NEWS July 14, 2009 10:28am

Deutsche’s db x-trackers adds ETFs to meet demand (EUROPE)

europeEurope's third-largest exchange traded fund (ETF) provider, Deutsche Bank unit db x-trackers, plans to launch 30 new products before the end of 2009 to take advantage of strong demand. Reuters reports, "It is the third biggest ETF provider in Europe by assets under management, behind European and world leader iShares, a unit of Barclays Global Investors, and Societe Generale's Lyxor Asset Management. Michalik said db x-trackers will have around 150 products on offer at the end of
ETF BASIC NEWS July 14, 2009 10:17am

Analysis Of Proposed Platinum And Palladium ETF Fundamentals

platinum3ETF Securities USA recently filed with the SEC to launch exchange traded funds covering platinum and palladium. There are currently no exchange traded funds covering these metals available in the United States.  Although the application has been made, ETFS’s plans are likely to be met with resistance from industrial users and may also face a number of regulatory
ETF BASIC NEWS July 14, 2009 10:01am

Invest In ETF’S With The Sector Rotation Strategy

strategyOne momentum strategy that an investor could implement would be to purchase the best returning US sector ETF(s) over the trailing 3, 6, and 12 months. This strategy has been written about extensively by Mebane Faber, author of The Ivy Portfolio.
NYSE:XLB July 14, 2009 9:52am

Schwab Preparing To Jump Into The ETF Race

schwabSchwab hopes to gain regulatory approval to introduce its own line of exchange-traded funds by the end of the year. It is clear that Schwab, like all mutual fund providers, is feeling the heat from the growing popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) over the past few years. ETFs' growing acceptance is not surprising: They not only typically charge lower fees than conventional mutual funds, but
ETF BASIC NEWS July 14, 2009 9:27am

ProShares Launches First 130/30 ETF (Ticker: CSM)

new1New ETF Designed to Track Credit Suisse Index Bethesda, MD, July 14, 2009—ProShares, creator and market leader in short and leveraged exchange traded funds, announced the introduction of another innovative exchange traded fund, the nation’s first 130/30 ETF. ProShares Credit Suisse 130/30 (Ticker: CSM) will be listed on
ETF BASIC NEWS July 14, 2009 8:27am

The Real Decay In Double And Triple Leveraged ETF’S (FAS, FAZ, SRS, SKF)

leverage-decayLong term decay in leveraged ETF's has created a stir with investors and regulatory officials. See this post on FINRA.  Daily volatility in the markets has eroded the ETF's long term.  We found this blogger's analysis worth the read on decay. "With the popularity of ETF's came these funds which use 200% and 300% leverage.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 13, 2009 12:32pm

The Natural Gas ETF Is Trading At A Premium (UNG)

natural-gasThe Natural Gas ETF (UNG) is trading at a premium because of it's pending regulatory approval to expand the number of shares it can issue to 1.2 billion.  See our earlier story: Natural Gas ETF-UNG Runs Out Of Shares "The Exchange-traded funds are supposed to trade close to fair value, but a natural-gas ETF
ETF BASIC NEWS July 13, 2009 11:55am

A Potential Columbian ETF On The Horizon

escobarPeruvian Finance Minister Luis Carranza rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to declare the market open this morning. As you will remember, on June 22, 2009, iShares, the world's largest provider of exchange traded funds (ETFs) announced the launch of the first Peru ETF listed in the U.S., the iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (EPU). The ringing of the bell this morning is somewhat of a debut
ETF BASIC NEWS July 13, 2009 10:41am

The ETF Billion Dollar Club List For July 2009

billion-dollar-clubRon Rowland from Invest With An Edge reports his monthly billion dollar club list.  "The size of the ETF Billion Dollar Club held steady this month at 15 for the second month in a row.  However, once again, there are changes in the roster
ETF BASIC NEWS July 13, 2009 10:26am

Investors Get Excited Over Brazilian ETF’S (EWZ, BRF, BXF)

brazilian-mapInvestors are going crazy over Brazil as money is pouring into the country's investments.  "Brazil has emerged from the global economic crisis with a stronger financial system and a positive outlook, and the iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ Quote) has responded by rising more than 42% year to date
NYSE:BRF July 13, 2009 9:27am

ETF Securities Files For US Gold ETF (ETF: SGOL)

goldLast week, ETF Securities filed with the SEC to authorize gold shares worth $1 billion for its new gold back ETF fund. The fund will be seeking to store its metals in a Swiss vault managed by JP Morgan Chase. Originally, ETF Securities had filed to use HSBC as its custodian, although they
NYSE:SGOL July 13, 2009 9:24am

Foreign Investing With International ETF’s (EEM, VWO, DGS)

foreign world marketsGRANULARITY HAS COME TO INTERNATIONAL ex-change-traded funds, multiplying the opportunities for investors to profit. There were 21 funds of any type available on global markets back in 1997. Today there are 174 U.S. ETF listings, worth about $141 billion, focused on foreign exposures that range from global business
NYSE:DGS July 12, 2009 6:12pm

Finra’s ETF notice angers ICI, firms

boxingDavid Hoffman, writing for Investment News, wrote an article on the battle brewing between ETF firms, and the Investment Company institute versus FINRA over leveraged ETF's. David quotes experts from both sides of the issue in an effort to get to the bottom of
ETF BASIC NEWS July 12, 2009 2:22pm

Don’t Get Burned By Hot Emerging Markets

stevecortesSteve Cortes of Veracruz has a bearish view of the future of emerging market funds. With the recent run up in the prices of some of the emerging market ETF's he is becoming wary that they will be able to maintain their momentum. Steve seems most bearish on Brazil, and provides us with the quote of the week, "
ETF BASIC NEWS July 11, 2009 9:43am

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