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Regulators eye exotic ETFs in information sweep

finraHerbert Lash, writing for Reuters, wrote an article today detailing a recent information sweep performed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The sweep was conducted to determine the suitability of these non traditional & "leveraged" ETF's for the fund's
ETF BASIC NEWS July 3, 2009 10:09am

Trade Currencies Across The Globe With ETF’s (UUP, UDN, FXE, FXY)

currencyThere is no need to open an account with a Forex dealer to trade currencies anymore.  Trader's will find that ETF's offer a great way to trade currencies in most countries across the world like the ruble, rand, euro, bhat, zloty, yen, won and the USD along with many others.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 2, 2009 11:35am

Peru Pension Funds to Swap Shares for ETFs (EPU)

peruBloomberg reported this morning that IShares has reached an agreement with Peru’s pension funds that will increase the assets of the first Peruvian exchange traded fund in the U.S. According to Bloomberg, "The Peruvian pension funds, known as AFPs, will swap shares of local companies in exchange for shares in the iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund."  Bloomberg interviewed Gonzalo Presa,
ETF BASIC NEWS July 2, 2009 11:20am

Health Care Reform Will Cost Trillions And Cause Inflation (ETF: TBT)

healthcare-etfsThere are several health care reform plans on tap that the Obama administration has proposed. These plans will cost trillions of dollars that United States does not have. If the US government decides to print more money in supporting these plans, you can protect yourself.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 2, 2009 11:06am

ProShares Launches First and Only Short and Leveraged ETFs for the Russell 3000(R) (UWC, TWQ)

proshareslogo4From ProShares PRESS RELEASE 
Bethesda, MD, July 2, 2009—ProFunds Group, the world's largest manager of short and leveraged funds, announced today that it is launching the first ETFs built to provide short and leveraged exposure to the Russell 3000® Index. ProShares Ultra Russell3000 (UWC) is built to
NYSE:TWQ July 2, 2009 10:10am

Bob Pisani’s Explanation Of the Diamonds ETF (DIA)

bobpisaniBob Pisani with CNBC did a short dissertation on the the Diamonds ETF (DIA) that tracks the Dow Jones Industrial. Bob goes into the weighting methods of the index and how that affects the overall index. 
ETF BASIC NEWS July 2, 2009 1:00am

Add Asia To Your Portfolio With This ETF (PAF)

asiaAs the world is dealing with financial armageddon, recently The World Bank revised it's outlook on the world stating it expects the global economy to contract by 2.9 percent.  Some economies will suffer more than others though.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 1:26pm

New Community Bank ETF – “QABA” – Begins Trading on the NASDAQ

first-trust-portfoliosThe First Trust NASDAQ® ABA® Community Bank Index Fund (NASDAQ: QABA) began trading today on the NASDAQ®. It is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that focuses on NASDAQ® listed community banks. First Trust Advisors L.P. (“First Trust”) is the investment advisor for the ETF.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 12:09pm

Wall Street to Draw Muslim Investors With New ETF (JVF)

mosqueFrom Dow Jones Indexes (Press Release) NEW YORK (July 1, 2009) ― Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced it licensed the Dow Jones Islamic Market International Titans 100 Index to Javelin Investment Management, an investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The blue-chip index will underlie the first Shari’ah compliant exchange-traded fund listed in the U.S. The JETS Dow Jones Islamic
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 10:52am

Invesco PowerShares ETFs Tops In Opposing Management

etf-newsWe have included a follow up article to our published story yesterday from the IRRC Institute NEW STUDY FINDS SIGNIFICANT VOTING PATTERNS VARIATIONS AMONG LARGE EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 10:32am

Alternative Energy ETF’s Spark New Interest As Crude Oil Rises (PBW)

clean-energy-etfHow soon did we forget that crude oil was at $150/barrel last year.  The alternative energy sector has been almost forgotten as the crude bubble burst and crude dropped to as low as $30/barrel this year.  Now, crude seems to be creeping back up as a rebound in the economy may be here to stay.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 10:15am

Investors Turn To Trading ETF’S As Buy And Hold Is Dead

etf-tradingInvestors have held stocks in their portfolios for decades with the mantra of buy and hold.  Is buy and hold a thing of the past?  Will volatility and trading be the way of the future?  Investors now find themselves using ETF's to trade with ease in the new market. 
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 9:48am

J.P. Morgan Selected By ProShares to Service Eight Newly Launched International ETFs

jpmorgan1From JP Morgan Press Release NEW YORK, July 1, 2009 – J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services (WSS) today announced that it has been appointed by ProShares, part of ProFunds Group, to service its eight newly launched international exchange traded funds (ETFs). J.P. Morgan WSS already provides custody, fund accounting and fund administration for 64 of ProShares’ equity and fixed income ETFs with total assets of $25 billion. ProShares ETFs serviced by
ETF BASIC NEWS July 1, 2009 9:48am

NEW STUDY FINDS SIGNIFICANT VOTING PATTERNS VARIATIONS AMONG LARGE EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS

irrcSubmitted by Kelly Kenneally (IRRC Institute) NEW YORK, NY, – The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute and PROXY Governance Inc. today released a new in-depth analysis of the proxy voting policies and recent voting records of seven of the largest exchange-traded fund (ETF) sponsors, which account for some 94% of the ETF market. The findings indicate a considerable variation in the voting patterns and philosophies of these funds.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 3:29pm

As The Rally Dries Up, Investors Are Looking To Technology ETF’S

techStocks have enjoyed 35%+ gains from the March lows, but the market has been trading sideways ever since.  Volume has dried up and investors will be looking for a direction in the markets.  Technology has seemed to hold up strong during these turbulent times and will try to emerge as leaders. 
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 12:27pm

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