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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

BetaPro introduces new silver 2X ETFs (Canada)

canadaBetaPro Management Inc. announced the launch of two new silver ETFs on Tuesday. In what seems to be a theme lately, these two silver ETF's are of the 2X leveraged variety. The pair are a bull and a bear that are offered to investors looking to gain access to 200% of the performance or inverse performance of the silver futures contract Market. The Silver Bull Plus ETF (HZU) seeks daily investment results
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 11:44am

A Real Estate Bottom Creates A Bullish Case For This ETF (URE)

real-estateReal Estate has historically been one of the best places to invest for the last century.  The recent financial crisis and housing bubble has scared investors from investing in the real asset.  Some investors see opportunity in the crisis and are buying bank owned property and other distressed inventory at bargain basement prices. 
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 10:22am

Leveraged ETF’s Gaining Ground In Europe

world1Two European ETF providers announced the launch of leveraged ETF's today. In Paris, Casam announced added leveraged and short ETFs to its product line. In Amsterdam ETF Securities announced that it was listing four new double leveraged and double short ETFs on Amsterdam market of NYSE Euronext. Structured Products reports on Casam stating
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 10:05am

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing Tops $100 Billion in ETF Assets

bnymellonFrom bnymellon.com (Press Release): NEW YORK, June 30, 2009 — BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, the global leader in securities servicing, announced today that it has exceeded $100 billion in exchange-traded fund (ETF) assets under custody. BNY Mellon is the largest U.S. custodian for ETFs in terms of funds serviced, providing services to more than 350 separate funds. Over the last 10 years,
ETF BASIC NEWS June 30, 2009 9:42am

MacroShares Major Metro Housing 3X ETF’s To Begin Trading Today (UMM, DMM)

breakingnewsToday marks the first time investors will be able to purchase exchange traded products linked to U.S. Housing. MacroMarkets says it is planning for shares of the MacroShares Major Metro Up (UMM) and the MacroShares Major Metro Down (DMM) to start trading today on the New York Stock Exchange.
NYSE:DMM June 30, 2009 8:45am

Russell Reconstitution Additions and Deletions For Your ETF

russellinvestmentsRussell Investments released its list of companies making the Russell family of indexes today (Monday). Several exchange-traded funds are set to show a different makeup due to the reshuffling. Russell Investments finished after trading on Friday, but complete final results weren't made public into today. A quick synopsis of the changes are as follows:
ETF BASIC NEWS June 29, 2009 2:39pm

ETF Triangles, A Recipe For Do It Yourself Hedging (QAI, EEM)

hedgefundMax Rottersman from ETF GUIDE has a recipe for investing in ETF's.  He has created  ETF triangles for a guide to create hedging positions with ETF's using low-correlated triangles.  We found it to be an interesting story for you to take a look at.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 29, 2009 12:51pm

Is Gold ready For A Summer Rally? ETF: GLD

gold-jewelryBrooke Thackray's 2009 Investor's Guide states that gold has a period of seasonal strength from July 12 to Oct. 9. and has been profitable in 18 of the past 24 periods. This trade during the three month period has outperformed the S&P 500 index by
ETF BASIC NEWS June 29, 2009 11:30am

How to Make a Safe 30% Gain in this Market With ETF’s

seesawAndrew Mickey, writing for the International Business Times, thinks he has the answer. In an article dated today, he gives his advice as a matter of relativity. Andrew dives into the skewed relationships that are created in highly volatile markets. His theory, look at those skewed relationships, such as the historical relationship of gold to gold miners, and gold to silver. He finds that there is a
ETF BASIC NEWS June 29, 2009 10:15am

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