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iShares performance will have caught others’ eyes

On Tuesday, reports broke that Barclays had entered into exclusive talks to sell most of its iShares business to private equity group CVC Partners--Barclays has since confirmed the news but we are still awaiting the final details. Initial reports indicate the total value of the iShares business at around £3.3 billion to £3.5 billion. Barclays will retain around a 20% stake in iShares through warrants and will be retaining the securities lending business that was previously bundled up with the group FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:26am

Knight Capital Group Expands ETF Capabilities, Adds Sales and Trading Staff

JERSEY CITY, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Knight Capital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NITE) today announced an expansion of exchange-traded fund (ETF) capabilities with the hiring of a team led by Managing Directors Reginald M. Browne, Eric D. Lichtenstein and Darren J. Taube. The ETF team is comprised of a total of thirteen sales and trading staff in Jersey City and two in London. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:25am

iShares Beats Global-X to Peru ETF

iShares surprised the market on Monday with the launch of the first US listed Peru ETF. Global-X investments - the niche firm who listed the US's first Columbia offering - was expected to be first to market. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:24am

FTSE teams up with Record to launch currency index series

FTSE has teamed up with specialist currency investment manger Record to launch a range of currency indices FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:23am

UPDATE:Taiwan, Hong Kong Bourses To Start Cross-Listing ETFs In Jul

TAIPEI -(Dow Jones)- Hong Kong and Taiwan will likely begin cross-listing exchange-traded funds as soon as July, Taiwan Stock Exchange executives said Tuesday. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:21am

The 10 Hottest Commodities of 2009

An interesting slideshow here via showing the 10 best performing commodities year to date; what I like about this is it shows not just the physical commodity, but the ETF that most closely links to said commodity - and the difference in performance between the physical and ETF. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:20am

Tuesday Outlook: Commodities, Global Markets

The rollover in the McClellan Summation Index probably indicates a temporary top is in. Does that mean we drop like a stone? Probably not despite the negative 200 point DJIA day. Will we get just a tiresome trading range? Possibly. But, we have the end of month and quarter in front of us with earnings beginning next month. Perhaps bulls will see more green shoots, or not. It just doesn’t seem many folks are involved in markets beyond Da Boyz. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:19am

Reprieve for markets, little gain for economy

STOCK markets across the world took a breather last week and ended down on concerns that any impact from quantitative easing had not really benefited the real economy. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:17am

Metals fall on risk reduction, seen vulnerable short−term

London, 23 June 2009 - Gold broke out of its recent range yesterday as commodities traded lower after the World Bank forecast a deeper recession this year, triggering a rout in commodities and equities and pushing volatility levels sharply higher. The World Bank downwardly revising its global GDP forecast from -1.7% to -2.9%. The CRB and GSC Indexes finishing down 2.6% & 3.1% respectively. NYMEX crude futures for August closed down $2.52 or 3.6%, settling at $70.02/barrel. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:16am

iShares Appoints BDO

iShares has hired Julian Hince as its business development officer (BDO) for the IFA sector, Financial Times reports. He will develop the ETF provider’s position within the intermediary market, in accordance with a growing interest from IFAs on how to incorporate ETFs into an investment portfolio. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:14am

Why you should invest in Energy ETFs

When oil prices moved over $30 a barrel in the mid 1980s, it was considered a significant event. It also signaled the birth of small ethanol companies in the Midwest. Many of them managed to hang around long enough to get a second wind when Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and the ensuing Gulf War pushed oil prices pushed past $40. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:13am

Brazil and Its ETF Are Making All the Right Moves

Brazil is a leading nation in South America and has quickly risen to become a model of fiscal discipline, giving strength to their markets and related ETFs. What can we learn from them? FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:12am

DBC Updated Again

This ETF was noted at the end of a typically cautionary post in late May as being a vehicle that one might take a look at for some end of rally upside. Recall I had no personal interest however, as I was more focused on preserving gains than adding to them in a high risk enviro. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:10am

Emerging Market Infrastructure ETFs Face Off

iShares added yet another ETF to its market-leading family of funds on Friday, launching the S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index Fund (EMIF). EMIF will compete with PowerShares' Emerging Markets Infrastructure Portfolio (PXR), an ETF that began trading in October 2008 and has grown to a market capitalization of more than $46 million. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 9:00pm

A Reverse Stock Split in ETFs, More Likely To Come (MWN, FAS, FAZ)

Direxion issued a press release noting that it was conducting a one-for-two reverse stock split on for its triple-leverage ETF called the Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bear 3X Shares (NYSE: MWN).  We have actually been waiting for the exact same news, albeit on a larger reverse split scale, on the financial triple-leverage ETF’s and ETN’s.  We feel this needs to occur on the Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares (NYSE: FAS) and in the Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares (NYSE: FAZ).  These other two ETF’s track the Russell 1000 Financial Services Index with triple leverage, but they are much more volatile because of the derivatives and because there are too many variations in the NAV versus the actual share price at certain times of the day.  The low share prices also allow even the smallest of fast money traders to get in and out with too little skin in the game. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:58pm

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