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Seeds of Growth for Monsanto

We talk about ag futures and ETFs, we talk about investing in the fertilizer market, but there is another aspect to the supply chain in the agriculture market we haven't touched on lately - the seed business. Unlike, say, gold and oil, where simply buying one or two companies gets you huge exposure to the entire supply chain, with ags, the chain is a lot more disjointed. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 11:09am

iShares iBoxx High Yield ETF to Be Managed in Accordance With Index Changes

Barclays Global Investors, N.A. (BGI), the world's largest Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) provider(1), announced today that Markit Group has announced changes to the iBoxx® $ Liquid High Yield Index. Barclays Global Fund Advisors (BGFA) intends to continue to manage the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (NYSE Arca: HYG) so as to seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the U.S. dollar denominated high yield corporate bond market as defined by the iBoxx® $ Liquid High Yield Index. BGFA also intends to manage the Fund in a manner designed to minimize turnover and maximize cost- and tax-efficiencies. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 11:04am

Asset Flows Illustrate Why ETFs Are the Go-To Investment

Asset flows into certain market sector ETFs illustrate that more and more investors are getting hip to their benefits and realizing the positive role they can serve in their portfolios. ETFs are designed to mimic the index that they track, which also gives investors the flexibility to invest by single country or region, not just a particular industry. ETFs are also bought and sold throughout the day, so they have the ease of a single stock rather than closing once at the end of the trading day. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 11:01am

Direxion Shares Announces Reverse Share Split of ETF

Direxion, a pioneer in providing alternative investment strategies to sophisticated investors, announced today that it will execute a 1-for-2 reverse split of the shares of Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bear 3x Shares after the closing of the markets on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. MWN shares will begin trading on NYSE Arca, Inc. (NYSE Arca) on a split-adjusted basis on Thursday, June 25, 2009. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 10:59am

Real Estate ETF Falls 82% in Three Months

Eight of the 10 exchange traded funds with the worst grades from TheSteet.com Ratings rise at twice the pace of their underlying indexes' declines. Even this week's dip in stocks hasn't come close to bringing the funds into the black. But they could jump back quickly if equities extend their declines. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 10:55am

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Urges Caution On Leveraged ETF’S (FAZ, FAS)

buyer-bewareFINRA- The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has urged caution to the financial industry on leveraged and inverse ETF's.  FINRA warned financial brokers and advisers about their responsibilities to retail investors on how these inverse and leveraged ETF's are difficult to understand and are not meant to be held for long periods of time.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 10:33am

What Happens When An ETF Closes

closedBob Pisani, from CNBC, spoke on this topic in a recent segment called "ETF-101." Bob states that your investment is safe although there is a process in the dissolution of the fund. Following the closing announcement, the ETF trades for about a month. After that period, the ETF closes and all trading stops. At that point the fund company has a few weeks to liquidate
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 9:47am

ProShares Files For UltraPro and UltraPro Short 3X Leverage Of S&P 500 ETF’s (ETF: UPRO, SPXU)

breakingnews ProShares filed to launch an exchange-traded fund seeking to provide 300% of the daily returns of the S&P 500. Proshares also requested approval from the SEC for a new ETF that would give investors 300% short exposure of the index. The Funds are to trade as follows: ProShares UltraPro S&P500 Ticker: UPRO, ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500 Ticker: SPXU.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 24, 2009 3:39pm

The Boston Options Exchange “BOX” Will Allow FREE Trading On 3 ETF’S (SPY, QQQQ, IWM)

free-tradingThe Boston Options Exchange "BOX" will eliminate trading fees for three exchange traded funds "ETF's".  They will eliminate the fees on three ETF's in hopes to gain business in options trading for these funds.  The three ETF's are SPDR Trust Series (SPY), the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQQ) and the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM).
NASDAQ:QQQQ June 24, 2009 11:55am

New Investment Indices Will Track Companies Adapting to Low-Carbon Economy

treehuggerAre you an environmentally minded investor? According to Robert Kropp, writing for socialfunds.com, a family of indices will be launched by Markit, "a financial information services company, and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Based on data gathered by the CDP for its annual Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), the indices are designed to help investors gain exposure to companies whose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change strategies help them actively manage the impact of their business operations on the environment
ETF BASIC NEWS June 24, 2009 11:27am

Better Opportunities Lie Ahead To Get Into The Gold ETF (GLD)

opportunityGold known for the safe investment as a hedge against inflation, may have gotten ahead of itself.  Smart money has already exited the yellow metal and is waiting for a pullback.  Better opportunities will lie ahead to revisit the investment.  You can also  play both sides of the trade with ETF's.  ETF's offer a bull/bear trade for the metal.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 24, 2009 11:04am

New Device Slows Heart Failure in Study (ETF: IHI, IYH)

defibA new two in one defibrulator tool for synchronizing heart contractions slowed the progression of heart failure when implanted in patients with few or no symptoms, according to a study that could expand use of the devices. The devices reduced deaths and medical treatments for heart failure by 29 percent compared with standard defibrillators, Boston Scientific, said yesterday in a statement.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 24, 2009 11:02am

Get Heavy Apple Exposure With These ETF’s (QLD, IYW, QQQQ)

apple-computerWith Steve Jobs back in the office after his liver transplant, Apple investors have something to cheer about again.   The PDA market continues to grow and the Apple iPhone continues to dominate and make headlines in that market.  If you like Apple but don't want to put all your eggs in one basket, we have some tech heavy ETF's that have great Apple exposure. 
ETF BASIC NEWS June 24, 2009 10:17am

S&P 500 To Hit 1000 This Summer? (ETF: SPY, SSO)

kevincookKevin Cook, from Peak 6 Investments, gave an interview to CNBC this morning weighing in on what he thought the market's reaction will be to the FED statement today. He states that, "Ben (Bernanke) and company better give a nod to inflation expectations, so that we know that they're at least looking ahead."  Kevin then goes into where he feels the market is heading. He feels that  there are allot of buyers for the S&P 500 at the 880-850 level and feels that we will see a high of 950 this July, and a high of 1000 for
ETF BASIC NEWS June 24, 2009 8:38am

The Popular Leveraged ETF Goes Global (Europe)

europeLeveraged ETF's are a growing phenomenon that investors can't seem get enough of.  There are many critics of these investing tools, as some investors use them as a gambling vehicle or don't know what they are investing in.  The gain in popularity of leveraged ETF's has now sent them global.  Europe has launched the first leveraged funds to follow their indexes. 
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 3:21pm

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