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Best-Performing ETFs Crush Stock Indexes

knockoutKevin Baker, writing for compared the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 to the Direxion Shares Daily Emerging Markets Bull 3X Shares(EDC), Direxion Shares Daily Developed Markets Bull 3X Shares (DZK) and the Rydex S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value ETF(RZV) finding that while the DOW rose 12% and the S&P rose 16% in the second quarter, the index gains were dwarfed by the performance of his compared ETF's. Kevin notes
NYSE:DZK July 7, 2009 10:20am

Direxion To Reverse Split FAZ/FAS

breakingnewsNewton, MA – July 6, 2009 - Direxion, a pioneer in providing alternative investment strategies to sophisticated investors, announced today that it will execute a 1-for-5 reverse split of the shares of the Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x Shares (FAS) and a 1-for-10 reverse split of the shares of the Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3x Shares (FAZ) after the closing of the markets on Wednesday July 8, 2009. FAS and FAZ shares will begin trading on NYSE Arca, Inc. (NYSE Arca) on a split-adjusted basis on
ETF BASIC NEWS July 7, 2009 9:50am

How To Prevent ETF Decay And Make Leveraged ETF’s Work (SKF)

decayLeveraged 2X and 3X ETF's seem easy to understand on the outside, but on the inside they are very complex products.  They are meant for daily trading or else you will end up in the decay trap.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 7, 2009 9:36am

PowerShares QQQ To Test The 200 Day Moving Average?

katieThe CNBC Fast Money Traders debated the technology sector yesterday and touched on the PowerShares QQQ (QQQQ). Katie Townshend Stockton a guest from MKM Partners notes that the Q's were trading below the 50 day moving average which she states could trigger a test the 200 day
ETF BASIC NEWS July 7, 2009 9:24am

NSX Releases June 2009 ETF/ETN Data Report

report-cardNational Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX®) announced that assets in U.S. listed Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF) and Exchange-Traded Notes (ETN) totaled approximately $603.5 billion at June 2009 month-end. At the end of June 2009, the number of listed products totaled 837, compared to 804 listed products one year ago.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 7, 2009 8:52am

Retail ETF Showing Signs Of Weakness (RTH)

empty-shopping-cart"ALTHOUGH THURSDAY'S pre-Independence Day holiday volume was light, the retail sector's decline that day was significant. Not only did the widely followed Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRs Trust ETF (ticker: RTH) shed 2.9%, but it closed below the bottom of its three-month trading range.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 6, 2009 3:15pm

Leveraged ETF’s Are A Trader’s Dream Come True (UPRO, SPXU, FAZ, FAS)

leverage-etfsLeveraged ETF's are powerful trading tools that are ending up in most investors portfolios.  Volume is surging in the leveraged vehicles as investors trade 2X and 3X ETF's in just about any sector.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 6, 2009 9:55am

Why you should be adding Exchange Traded Funds to your portfolio

exchange-traded-funds"An Exchange Traded Fund, or ETF, may be a prudent allocation for many investors who are wondering how to retool their portfolios. ETF's may be loosely defined as a hybrid between a mutual fund and a stock. ETF's are often index-based to a broad or narrow benchmark, and can be hard to beat over time. 
ETF BASIC NEWS July 6, 2009 9:46am

Trader Shares Views On Where Oil Is Headed In Second Half Of 2009 (ETF: USO)

oildrum Crude oil is in a correction mode after a huge runnup from the March lows. Recently, Ray Carbone a Nymex energy trader shared his views with CNBC on what oil will do in second half of the year.  
ETF BASIC NEWS July 6, 2009 9:25am

Invest South Of The Border With These ETF’s (ILF, EWZ, EWW, ECH)

south-of-the-border2With growth rates nonexistent in the United States and expectations for future growth muted due to ongoing debt levels and credit problems, investors have turned to other regions of the world to boost their portfolios.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 6, 2009 9:10am

Some Booming ETFs Need More Scrutiny?

etf-news7The Wall Street Journal started this week off with a little article titled "Far From Vanilla: Some Booming ETFs Need More Scrutiny."  Of course the author, TOM LAURICELLA, had to touch on the topic of ultra leveraged ETF's and the uneducated investor. He uses as an example the ProShares Ultra Real Estate, which aims to double the daily performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index,
ETF BASIC NEWS July 6, 2009 8:28am

A Coal ETF Worth Considering

coal "Coal stocks are generally more volatile than large oil companies. Adding more potential volatility to a portfolio during a bear market is probably a bad idea. Instead, investors should boost volatility after a big decline or as stocks rise.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 5, 2009 12:54pm

Using Sector ETF’s To Build Your Stock Portfolio

construct "The industrial sector currently has a 10% weight in the S&P 500. Usually it makes sense to underweight the sector when the cycle gets long in tooth and then overweight it after a big decline. You can decide for yourself whether overweighting or underweighting is the better position right now.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 5, 2009 12:41pm

Will This Steel ETF Continue It’s Upward Trend (SLX)

steel-beamAre speculators driving the price of steel higher?  Nobody seems to consider the price movement in steel the real deal.  Steel has continued to rise this year despite the slowdown in the world economy.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 4, 2009 9:26am

iShares iBoxx High Yield ETF to Rebalance in Accordance With Index Changes (HYG)

barclaysSAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barclays Global Investors, N.A. (BGI), the world’s largest Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) provider1, announced today that Markit Group recently announced changes to the methodology of the iBoxx® $ Liquid High Yield Index.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 4, 2009 8:57am

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