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Big ETF Gainers For Week Ended July 19, 2009 (FAS, TYH, EDC, ERX)

winnersHere are four ETF's that have enjoyed remarkable gains for last week.  Most investors normally wouldn't see yearly gains this big.  This is what makes leveraged ETF's so appealing to traders.  The big gainers for last week were all 3X leveraged funds sponsored by Direxion.  
ETF BASIC NEWS July 21, 2009 10:25am

FactorETF Trust Files For 23 Innovative 2X Leveraged ETFs

comingsooonFactorETF Trust, a newcomer to the etf market, plans to launch 23 2X leveraged ETFs. The proposed ETFs would be based on underlying indexes that measure their respective sector and, or asset class against broader markets. Included in the application, FactorETF is also asking regulators for approval to offer other ETFs that provide 100%, 200% and 300% exposure to
ETF BASIC NEWS July 21, 2009 10:14am

47 ETF/ETNs Had Zero Volume Friday

zeroRon Rowland, writing for istockanayst, found that there were 47 ETF/ETN's that had zero volume in Friday. Ron states, "HOLDRS Europe 2001 (EKH) is the oldest fund on the list, having been introduced more than eight years ago in January 2001.  There is no excuse for it failing to trade
ETF BASIC NEWS July 20, 2009 3:01pm

ETF 101: Some Great Tips For Trading ETF’s

helpful-tipsInvestment managers Litman and Gregory, publishers of the newsletter, No-Load Fund Analyst, offer the following guidelines to consider when trading exchange-traded funds
ETF BASIC NEWS July 20, 2009 12:17pm

A Bearish Outlook On The Natural Gas ETF (UNG)

natural-gas"The largest exchange-traded fund for natural gas, so popular that it ran out of shares two weeks ago, has lost 44 percent this year and probably will keep falling until winter, trailing the fuel it’s supposed to track
ETF BASIC NEWS July 20, 2009 12:04pm

The ETF Radar Magazine Presents: ETF Professional Tour 2009

etf-tour-2009The ETF Radar Magazine will hold an ETF Professional Tour 2009 on the east coast.  This round table event offers you to learn more about the latest trends and developments within the global ETF industry and discuss your views and insights with other attendees.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 20, 2009 12:04pm

Three ETFs We Would Like to See

scottburnsScott Burns, writing for Morningstar, thinks that there are still some gaps to fill in the ETF market. Scott has, in the past, submitted a wishlist for new ETF's. Last September he stated that there was a need for a VIX-tracking ETF, a momentum-tracking ETF, and a long-short ETF. Nine months later
ETF BASIC NEWS July 20, 2009 11:49am

3 ETF’s That Will Benefit From Crude Oil’s Long Term Outlook (XLE, XOP, OIH)

oil-etfCrude Oil has seen a pullback based on regulators investigating the speculation in the commodities markets.  This may present a great opportunity to get long oil related ETF's.  The economy will rebound at some point and inflation will also be in our near future. 
NYSE:OIH July 20, 2009 10:50am

More Index Funds (ETFs) Sought for 401(k)s

401k4The Wall Street Journal wrote a story this morning highlighting the appetite for 401K participants, and providers, for low cost index funds (ETFs). Poor recent performance by active stock-pickers has forced employers to ask what value their workers are getting from these higher-priced mutual funds.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 20, 2009 10:49am

Stay in Touch With Your ETF Position By Trading its Top Holding

toniturnerToni Turner President of TrendStar Group, Inc, and author of "A Beginner's Guide to Day Trading Online 2nd Edition" wrote an interesting article detailing how she keeps in touch with her ETF positions through investment in the ETF's top holding. She chooses to hold a stock position
ETF BASIC NEWS July 20, 2009 10:25am

3X Leveraged ETF’s Create Havoc For The Retail Investor (FAZ, FAS)

leveragedBrenda Wenning, a financial adviser in Newton, Mass., has seen firsthand the damage leveraged exchange-traded funds can wreak in the portfolio of an unsophisticated investor. "A new client came in and had a leveraged ETF in his portfolio. He had an enormous loss, and he just sat with it
ETF BASIC NEWS July 20, 2009 10:17am

Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading Announces the Launch of Its Enhanced Shortfall Model, Including ETF Specific Version

goldmansachsGoldman Sachs Electronic Trading (GSET) announced today the release of several significant enhancements to the Goldman Sachs Shortfall Model (GSSM). The GSSM generates expected shortfall numbers, which are estimates for the average change in stock price a trader may create by executing an order. Two major enhancements to the GSSM
ETF BASIC NEWS July 20, 2009 9:11am

Swiss banks have no space left for gold! (ETF: GLD)

novacancyCommodity Online reports, "Do you know what is the immediate impact of the gold rush on Swiss banks? They are running out of space to store the world’s gold! According to a website report, Swiss banks have no more secure storage space for gold bullion held by investors and institutions.  Swiss news website 20 Minute Online said
ETF BASIC NEWS July 19, 2009 3:17pm

Investing In The World With One ETF (ACWI, VT)

foreign world marketsA simple way to invest and diversify yourself would be to invest in the world.  The following ETF's cover markets worldwide and invest in several companies within the ETF.  This minimizes your exposure to one company or country, creating a well balanced portfolio in one ETF.
NASDAQ:ACWI July 19, 2009 10:34am

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