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(Natural) Gas Pains?

Has the U.S. Natural Gas ETF (NYSE Arca: UNG) gotten almost too big for its britches? The fund, which began trading two years ago, has generated so much interest that it has had to ask the SEC for permission to expand, not once, but twice since the beginning of the year. As you'd expect with any growing ETF, trading volumes have also skyrocketed. But the timing seems odd, if you check out the chart, as interest seems to have increased in the fund after the price of natural gas dropped last summer. Now we're in a period of low natural gas prices and interest has skyrocketed. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:26pm

Net inflows in gold ETFs after 3 months

After three months of outflows, gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) saw net inflows in May, primarily due to the decline in gold prices. According to data from the Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi), gold ETFs witnessed net inflows of Rs 113 crore. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:23pm

Marker Briefing For Monday: June 22 2009

Clearly, the economy has sidestepped a prolonged economic disaster, but the strong recovery in the stock market has brought hopes that growth will return to historical norms. One day it may, but not for another year or more. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:21pm

What Retirement?

Bad news for anyone who works for a living: Chances are, you’re gonna be working even longer. Sure, things are tough all over, but this little tidbit from Charles Schwab is particularly depressing (via Reuters). FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:20pm

S&P Equity Research Services Unveils New Tools on MarketScope Advisor(R) at the SIFMA Technology Conference in New York

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's Equity Research Services continues to expand coverage across the wealth management spectrum of products and assets classes with its MarketScope Advisor(R) (MSA) platform. The MSA platform provides actionable investment intelligence on multiple asset classes including stocks, ETFs, mutual funds and variable annuities. With its latest release, S&P has added to its repertoire of advisor tools with the newly introduced HoldingScan tool and Alerts functionality. HoldingScan provides a detailed look at portfolios and analyzes contents to show exposure to various asset classes, regions, sectors, and individual holdings. Alerts and Watchlists provide the ability to keep abreast with specific securities and market activity. Besides multi-asset class research and tools, MarketScope Advisor provides an independent source for intra-day market commentary and news. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:18pm

ProShares Expands ETF Lineup

SAN DIEGO (ETFguide.com) – ProShares has just introduced four leveraged ETFs designed to increase in value when stocks fall in Europe, the Pacific Ex-Japan region, Brazil and Mexico. “ProShares now offers a large selection of 14 ETFs that offer short or leveraged exposure to a variety of regions and countries,” said Michael L. Sapir, ProFunds Group Chairman and CEO. “With this broad line-up, investors can make tactical shifts as conditions change in markets around the world.” FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:16pm

GETTING PERSONAL: Finra Reminds Firms On Leveraged ETF Sales

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Regulators appear to be turning a critical eye to sales of leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds, complex instruments which can magnify not only investors' returns, but their risks as well. Full Story
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 2:29pm

Investor Taking Profits In Emerging Markets ETF (VWO, TIP, CSJ)

take-profitsEmerging Markets have enjoyed some strong gains since the March lows, and one investor is starting to take some of the gains off the table.  IndexUniverse.com reports that "Mike Bayer The Toronto, Canada-based adviser and president of Strategic Analysis Capital Management says he prefers to buy exchange-traded funds
NYSE:CSJ June 22, 2009 1:25pm

Invesco Considers Australian ETF’s

australian-kangarooInvesco is considering some of its PowerShares suite of ETFs for the Australian market, Invesco Australia chief said. 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.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 11:46am

3 Great ETF’S You Should Know About (MXI, IEZ, IYW)

threeLouis Navellier from MoneyShow.com reports that "Buying specific sector ETFs will allow us to capitalize on [an] Advanced Sector Alert when an industry is just breaking out, helping us profit much earlier in the market cycle. Three years of back-testing clearly show that our Advanced Sector Alert identifies sectors coming into favor an average of four months in advance of individual stock winners.
NYSE:IEZ June 22, 2009 11:26am

Demand In Silver Investments To Overtake Gold In 2009? (SLV)

silver-etfDemand for silver investments is heating up in 2009.  "The rise in silver prices has also been largely thanks to a fresh wave of investment demand, as funds and other investors buy into silver futures and physically backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs),
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 10:37am

WisdomTree ETFs Declare Quarterly Distributions

wisdomtreeWisdomTree announced today that WisdomTree Trust declared distributions for the following WisdomTree ETFs. Rates are listed below:
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 10:29am

iShares Announces Launch of iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (EPU)

new1The iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (EPU) began trading today on NYSE Arca. iShares currently offers the most extensive line of international ETFs with more than 70 global, international and emerging market ETFs out of over 180 iShares funds listed in the U.S. The fund will track the MSCI All Peru Capped Index, holding the top 25 Peruvian equity securities by free-float adjusted market cap, including
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 10:21am

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund ETF Gets Competition

worldRoger Nusbaum from thestreet.com compares the iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) which is known for giving investors affordable easy access to foreign stocks, to the SPDR S&P International Mid Cap ETF (MDD). EFA investments mostly in mega cap stocks, while MDD leans towards mid cap's and has been "on a tear" lately.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 10:14am

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