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USCF-United States Commodity Funds Files For New ETF To Short Crude Oil (USSO)

oil-etf(USCF) United States Commodity Funds the owner of some of the largest commodity ETF's, has filed with the securities and exchange commission to launch a new ETF to short crude oil. Crude oil has been on a tear since bottoming in March (USO).  This short ETF will provide a nice alternative to the long oil ETF.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 26, 2009 11:56am

KBW Announces Changes to The Following ETF’s (KBE), (KIE), and (KRE)

changeBusiness Wire reports that Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., (KBW), announced upcoming changes to the following ETF's: KBW Bank Index (KBE), KBW Insurance Index (KIE), and KBW Regional Banking Index (KRE).  According to Businesswire "Effective prior to the opening of business on Tuesday
ETF BASIC NEWS June 26, 2009 11:05am

Separating The Good ETFs From The Bad ETF’s

goodbadSome ETF's offer low expense ratio's and a great way to invest for the long haul.  Some are expensive and very volatile which need close monitoring.  So how do you invest in these ETF's?
ETF BASIC NEWS June 26, 2009 10:51am

Take A Look At The Oil Services HOLDRs ETF (OIH)

oil4Peter Kenny a managing director for Knight Equities sees another leg up in the oil sector, specifically deep water drilling. He feels if global demand is stable or growing, this is the way to play that sector.  OIH's top holdings are:
ETF BASIC NEWS June 26, 2009 10:13am

Profit From The Next Leg Down In The Market With Inverse ETF’S (DOG, SH, RWM)

inverseInverse ETF's allow investors to profit from the market going down.  These ETF's make it easier to trade versus playing the complex options market.  There is a wide range of inverse ETF products to choose from, betting against the market.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 26, 2009 10:13am

Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bear 3X Shares (MWN) Trades At New Price Today After Reverse Split

direxionDirexion Daily Mid Cap Bear 3X Shares (MWN), whose investment strategy to replicate, net of expenses, 300% of the inverse daily performance of the Russell MidCap Index, executed a 1-for-2 reverse split after the closing of the markets on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. MWN shares began trading on a split-adjusted basis on This morning.  As a result
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 12:29pm

Invesco Trimark postponing listing of seven PowerShares ETFs on the TSX until credit markets improve

tsxThis story is directed to our Canadian neighbors. Apparently, market conditions are standing in the way of seven new PowerShares ETF's listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Preliminary prospectus were submitted in August of last year, and were approved this March. After approval, Invesco Trimark had 90 days (JUNE 17th) to file the final prospectus.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 12:00pm

ProShares Jumps Into 3x Leverage ETFs

ProShares has officially joined the exchange-traded funds 3x party. The leader in leveraged ETFs launched Thursday a pair of portfolios that will put it into a different sort of niche market. Each of the new ETFs will aim at providing 300% exposure -- both inverse as well as leveraged -- to the S&P 500 index. The new ETFs are the: ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 (NYSE Arca: UPRO) and ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 (NYSE Arca: SPXU). FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 11:49am

Invest In Alternative Energy With This Wind Power ETF (FAN)

wind-powerWind power is a great way to obtain energy through mother nature.  It provides clean energy to produce electricity using turbines.  Wind power is gaining popularity and several wind farms are now in existence.  Wind power today only accounts for 1.5 % of global energy consumption.  This provides substantial room for growth in future years ahead.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 11:45am

Preferred Stock ETFs Gaining Popularity

These days, it’s good to be a hybrid. In an increasingly eco-friendly environment, you can’t drive a block in most cities without coming across a hybrid car. Hybrid clubs are the latest golf fad, with every amateur hacker out there scooping up one of these ‘wonder clubs’ to take a few strokes off their game. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 11:18am

ProShares Launches First ETFs to Provide Triple Exposure to S&P 500

ProFunds Group, the world’s largest manager of short and leveraged funds1, announced today that it is launching the first ETFs designed to seek triple exposure to the S&P 500 on a daily basis. ProShares UltraPro S&P500 (UPRO) seeks 300% of the performance of the S&P 500 for a single day, while ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500 (SPXU) seeks 300% of the inverse performance of the S&P 500 for a single day (before fees and expenses). The new ETFs will be listed on NYSE Arca today. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 11:16am

Iraq Opens Its Door to Foreign Investors: Eye on Oil ETFs

Big oil is turning its attention to Iraq once again. But this time, instead of fear and dread, oil companies are looking to the Gulf state with hope and optimism. In recent years, the Iraqi oil industry usually made the news for all the wrong reasons: sabotages of pipelines, bomb attacks at drilling sites, employee kidnappings, and government corruption. But U.S. and international oil firms are now focusing on the oil-rich nation as the site of expansion efforts that could prove to be very profitable. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 11:14am

Leveraged ETFs: Comprehension Is Key

The controversy surrounding ultra long, ultra short and other leveraged ETFs has reached a fever pitch while the funds, particularly the Direxion Financial Bear 3x ETF(FAZ Quote) and Direxion Financial Bull 3x ETF(FAS Quote), continue to grow in trading volume. While leveraged ETF funds are not a new phenomenon, they have hit the mainstream and have drawn the attention of regulatory agencies like FINRA and commentators asserting that investors should be protected against these products. Like all financial tools, the power of leveraged ETFs is truly in the hands of the investor, and the danger lies in an investor's unwillingness or inability to understand them. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2009 11:10am

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

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