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Russell Investments Looks To Shake Up The ETF Industry With It’s Own ETF’s

russellinvestments"A top index provider is considering offering its own lineup of exchange traded funds, but just what those funds would look like is a mystery. Russell Investment Management Co., a unit of Russell Investments of Tacoma, Wash., applied July 2 for permission from the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer ETFs
ETF BASIC NEWS July 23, 2009 11:38am

Top ETF Manager on a Roll

robertsteinRobert Stein, Astor Asset Management founder, spoke with Rebecca Jarvis this morning describing his current investment strategy.  Robert spoke of his favorite sectors right now: Technology, Health care, Biotech, and
ETF BASIC NEWS July 23, 2009 10:49am

401(k) Plans, ETFs and You

tomlydonTom Lydon, President, Global Trends Investments & ETF Trends, wrote a fantastic article yesterday that details some problems with your retirement options. Sadly, social security will most likely not be around for most of us, and many will need to rely on their retirement nest eggs when we hit our golden years. A large majority of working people contribute to an IRA or 401K plans, and are forced to make very
ETF BASIC NEWS July 23, 2009 9:34am

Edward Jones Drops Sales Of Leveraged ETFs

edwardjonesThe Wall Street Journal is reporting that Edward Jones has decided to drop the sale of leveraged ETFs.  WSJ reports:  "The St. Louis-based financial-services firm says leveraged ETFs just are not suitable for long-term investors. A spokeswoman said the company
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2009 1:44pm

Pimco Files For Five Active ETFs

comingsooonPacific Investment Management Co. plans to open its first actively run exchange-traded funds and filed for the following active ETFs this morning with the SEC. Pimco, just last month started its first ETF, tracking an index of short-term U.S. Treasuries and plans to open six other passive
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2009 11:25am

3X Leveraged Financial ETF’s Top The Charts In Trading Volume (FAS, FAZ, SPY, XLF)

popularity3X Leveraged ETF's are among the most popular ETF's, with the financial ones leading the way.  Direxion's funds FAZ and FAS account for most of ETF volume topping the charts at 3rd and 4th according to ETF Database. This would make sense because these funds
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2009 11:23am

Profit From The Market’s Panic With VIX ETF’S (VXX, VXZ)

market-fear-panicThe market has had quite a bit of fear in the last two years, here is a way to profit from fear in the markets with ETF's.  "The VIX exchange traded notes from iPath have experienced wild trading and intense emotions in the marketplace. The funds are the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2009 11:00am

The SEC Will Likely Approve Shares For Natural Gas ETF-UNG

naturalgas1As The Natural Gas ETF-UNG has faced headwinds, investors are still waiting for the next move from regulators.  "The SEC will likely approve the 1 billion extra units for the U.S. Natural Gas Fund (UNG Quote), paving the way for more investors to gain exposure to the natural gas market.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2009 10:41am

State Street Global Advisors Issues 2009 ETF Mid-Year Review

etf-news7State Street Global Advisors, the investment management arm of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the release of a new report titled, 2009 ETF Mid-Year Review: Follow The Flows, which details five key trends that helped shape the exchange traded funds industry during the first half of 2009.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2009 10:14am

The Costs Associated With Holding Gold Bullion vs Buying The Gold ETF (GLD)

3-16-09-gold-125x125This article goes into detail of the costs associated with holding physical gold or holding the ETF-GLD.  Hard Assets Investor did a great job on breaking down the differences on holding the two investments vehicles. 
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2009 10:02am

KBW Announces Changes to KBW Regional Banking Index (KRE)

change( Jul. 21, 2009-- Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., a full service investment bank that specializes in the financial services sector, and a wholly owned subsidiary of KBW, Inc. (NYSE: KBW), announced upcoming changes to the KBW Regional Banking Index (Index Symbol: KRXSM, ETF Symbol: KRESM).
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2009 9:52am

Emerging Global Advisors Introduces Emerging Markets Sector Composite ETF (EEG)

new1Emerging Global Advisors (EGA) is continuing to expand its line-up of emerging markets sector Exchange-Traded Funds with the introduction of the Emerging Global Shares Dow Jones Emerging Markets Titans Composite Index Fund (NYSE Arca: EEG), it was announced today.
NYSE:EEG July 22, 2009 9:43am

FINRA Changes Stance On Leveraged ETFs

change1Index Universe is reporting that the The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, has apparently changed its position on the crackdown of leveraged exchange-traded funds. Index Universe states, "On the FINRA Web site, regulators are now saying: "Leveraged and inverse ETFs can be appropriate if
NYSE:FAS July 22, 2009 8:54am

Options Trading In Leveraged ETF’s (FAS, UPRO, BGU, TNA, EDC, ERX)

leverage-etfsYou do not here much about options trading in leveraged ETF's. This trader is an active ETF options trader which shared some insight to the leveraged ETF options market.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 21, 2009 1:18pm

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