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The low-down on BlackRock’s purchase of iShares

Barclays' sale of Barclays Global Investors (BGI) to money manager BlackRock generated a lot of questions about what this means for the future of the iShares group, ETF investors and the ETF industry as a whole. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:58pm

LOOKING AHEAD: Week of June 22, 2009

The week ahead will be one for monitoring a slow warm-up in the economic climate, a more rapid heating up in geopolitical risks, and a look forward to a better earnings season than the last two FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:57pm

Solar Stocks Tumble as Crude Oil Slips Under $68 (TAN, FSLR, STP, YGE)

With crude oil down nearly 4% to under $67.50 today, alternative energy stocks are getting hammered. Solar stocks, as measured by the Claymore/MAC Global Solar Index ETF (NYSE: TAN), seem to be leading the group lower and are down nearly 6%. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:56pm

Gulf States ETFs – All Eyes on Iran

Gulf States ETFs, which had been enjoying sustained rallies in recent months, paused last week as turmoil in Iran intensified and tremendous uncertainty looming over the entire region. While few ETFs on the market maintain any direct holdings in Iranian companies, the fallout over presidential elections held earlier this month threatens to destabilize the entire region, halting a rally that had seen these funds focused on other Gulf states cross into the black for the year. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:54pm

How bond ETF can signal S&P moves

Today we will show a way you can follow another very important asset class as a co-indicator for the turns in the S&P 500. We have looked before at the co-movement of Treasury bonds, currency and U.S. indexes, especially the benchmark S&P 500. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:50pm

Invesco considers ETFs for Australia

Global asset manager Invesco is considering bringing some of its PowerShares suite of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to the Australian market, Invesco Australia chief executive Mick O'Brien told InvestorDaily. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:49pm

How bond ETF can signal S&P moves-06/22/2009

Today we will show a way you can follow another very important asset class as a co-indicator for the turns in the S&P 500. We have looked before at the co-movement of Treasury bonds, currency and U.S. indexes, especially the benchmark S&P 500. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:48pm

Is Your Portfolio Ready for the Next Leg Down?

SAN DIEGO (ETFguide.com) – Is the worst over? It’s an open-ended question that solicits many diverse opinions but none that yields any clear answers. And no matter how good the thesis sounds about which way the market is headed, the future is forever unknowable. What does this mean for your investment portfolio? FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:47pm

Significant Moving Average Tests For DJIA and S&P 500 (DIA, SPY, SDS)

We won’t go as far as to say that the DJIA and the S&P 500 are directly correlated even after the recent rebalance.  However, there is one common notion on today’s weakness that has brought up yet another serious chart alert.  Both the DJIA and S&P 500 are down and the alerts came up regarding the 50-day and 200-day moving averages.  This is being confirmed in both key market ETF’s in the charts of the DIAMONDS Trust (NYSE: DIA) and the SPDRs (NYSE: SPY). FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:46pm

Direxion Shares Announces Reverse Share Split Of ETF (MWN)

3xDirexion an ETF sponsor that offers 3X leveraged index funds, announced today that they will execute a reverse split for an ETF.  This will be one of the first of it's kind for an ETF.  Leveraged ETF's have become popular in the market as it allows investors to use leverage on a fund without margin.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:45pm

Not All ETF’s are Created Equal – you have to do your Research

Below are two ETF’s related to the oil market sector – one is capitalization weighted (IYE) and the other is Equal weighted (RYE). You can see from three stocks that are common to BOTH ETF’s that their percentages in the respective ETF’s  are very different and you will also note that the performance of the cap weighted ETF – IYE was SIGNIFICANTLY better (almost 5 times better) since the beginning of 2009. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:44pm

Bayer Cutting Back In Emerging Markets

Mike Bayer considers himself a contrarian investor. In the past few months, as stock markets soared, that sort of go-against-the-grain approach has taken center stage. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:43pm

Dividend.com: Midday Update

The markets are getting hit very hard and traders may want to prepare for further weakness. Let's take a look at what is working and what is not. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:42pm

Midday Market Check – The Dow Jones Industrial Average Drops 190 Points

We head deeper into the second half of the session with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) down 190 points. An initial burst of selling at the open has been followed by steady pressure which currently puts the Dow at its lows of the day. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:41pm

Can Malaysia Rebound?

The iShares MSCI Malaysia (EWM - commentary - Trade Now) ETF tracks companies in the small Asian nation of Malaysia. Although the country has recently fallen upon hard times, new steps by top Malaysian officials are seeking to expand the nation's appeal among its Asian neighbors and recharge the nation's economy. This may mean more good things for investors holding this ETF in their portfolios. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:39pm

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