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Time decline in grain harvest

Since March, 2008, temperatures around the world have been below average. Cool weather conditions are starting to impact grain crops, particularly in North America. The possibility of a world grain shortage exists. The U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture (USDA) monthly World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate report revealed last week that corn reserves at the end of August, 2010, are expected to fall 9.4% to the lowest level in five years. In addition, analysts are forecasting soybean supplies on August, 2009, at 113 million bushels, down from 130 million bushels estimated by the USDA in May and down from 205 million bushels a year earlier. Reserves will be the lowest since 2004. Wheat production for the crop year ending August is forecast by the USDA to remain stable near 2.02 billion bushels. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 2:17pm

Commodities recap evening of 23rd June, 09

Bullions remained choppy, as weaker dollar against euro helped gold to retain upside momentum but investors awaited direction from the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting starting later in the day. The dollar held steady against a basket of major currencies, and traders said the U.S. currency's strength was weighing on bullion. The global economy is expected to shrink 2.9% this year as per the World Bank said more than the 1.7 percent contraction it predicted in March. The inflationary figures of various economies are still near all time lows and since gold is considered as a hedge against inflation the prices can further remain subdued. The investor demand also remained low this month as the holdings with the world’s biggest ETF remained unchanged. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 2:16pm

Investing in the ‘New Normal’

In May, real estate developers met in Las Vegas to discuss the future of the American shopping mall. Judging by The New York Times' account of the conference, many developers were reluctant (or unwilling) to entertain the idea that the post-financial crisis world could be much different than the environment that preceded it. Not only were they less-than-attentive to environmental and sustainability concerns, they seemed indifferent to the fact that consumer spending had fallen off a cliff and is likely to remain subdued for years to come. Many, though not all, were waiting for things to get back to normal--the way they were before the crash. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 2:15pm

United States Commodity Funds LLC Proposes 12-Month Natural Gas ETF

breakingnewsUnited States Commodity Funds LLC, known for bringing us funds such as the U.S. Oil Fund ( USO), the U.S. Gasoline Fund ( UGA), the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) and the U.S. 12-Month Oil Fund (USL),  is seeking approval for its second “12-month” commodities fund. The proposed fund's objective is to invest in natural gas—or rather, the futures contracts that promise delivery of natural gas to Louisiana’s
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 12:20pm

Bottom Line, ETF’s Will Be In 401K Plans In The Next Few Years Benefiting All Of Us

401k5CNBC did a segment this morning further chronicling the evolution of the ETF. They brought on Tom Lydon (etftrends) as a guest to discuss the topic. Thy explore what is behind the ETF, as an asset class, controlling about 40% of daily trading volume. Bob Pizani states that, "ETF's are a fast, efficient, and easy way for self directed investors to get involved in the stock market."
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 11:01am

Why You Need to Invest In This Clean Energy ETF (PBW)

clean-energyAs the price of oil and commodities rise, alternative energy will once again be on every-body's mind again.  Alternative clean energy will be the way we do business in the future, as we will always need energy to survive.  For this reason, President Obama has put forth incentives for companies and entrepreneurs to invest in this technology. 
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 10:38am

Interested In Investing in Solar and Renewable Energy? Try Related ETF’s

solarThere are a number of ETF’s that focus on the solar/renewable market sector. These ETF's invest in multiple companies within the Solar and Renewable Energy sectors offering you exposure to the sector without having to bet on one individual company. Below are some examples of some of the ETF’s that are currently available and what they have done so far this year.
NASDAQ:QCLN June 23, 2009 10:30am

It’s Correction Time, Russia’s RTS Index Is First Global Index To Hit Correction Stage, ETF: EEM

russiaBob Pisani, writing for CNBC, reports that the RTS Index is down 23 percent since hitting its recent high on June 2nd. Bob also found that the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM) is also down double-digits from its recent high on June 1st.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 10:03am

Technology ETF Not Living Up To Expectations (XLK)

technology-etfThe TECH BUBBLE is still a bad memory in investors minds, but many analysts have been predicting strong years ahead for technology stocks.  As the market pulls back investors will look for opportunity's  in the technology sector. 
NYSE:XLK June 23, 2009 9:50am

WallachBeth Capital Beefs Up Top Ranks

Institutional brokerage firm WallachBeth Capital has hired Stephen Markowitz as a managing director. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:34am

Don’t Ignore Indonesia

The world's third-largest democracy boasts a strong economy and a near-term catalyst for further gains, writes Carl T. Delfeld of Chartwell ETF Global Report. One country often overlooked by investors is Indonesia. This is unfortunate given that it has the world’s fourth largest population, is the world’s largest Muslim country and is the world’s third largest democracy. (India and the United States are the two largest—Editor.) FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:33am

Regional Banks: ETF or a Mutual Fund?

As the beat-up banking sector regains its footing, investors are using funds like FBR Small Cap Financial(FBRSX Quote) and iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional Banks(IAT Quote) to get back in action. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:32am

Daily Stock Market Update

The S&P 500 cash index (SPX) fell steeply and broke down below the lows of the previous 16 trading days. This breakdown was confirmed by similar breakdowns for the Dow-Jones Industrials and Transportation Averages. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:31am

Chart Presentation: Theme Components

We start out today with a chart comparison of China’s Shanghai Composite Index, a technical indicator (MACD) for crude oil futures, the gold etf (GLD), and the ratio between the Amex Oil Index (XOI) and the S&P 500 Index (SPX). FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:29am

ETF Criticism: Is It Founded?

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been the subject of increasing criticism lately. What’s going on, and are the criticisms founded? Leveraged products, says John Spence for MarketWatch, have been the biggest target. Leveraged and inverse ETFs allow investors to maximize the market’s movements by one, two or three times FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 23, 2009 8:28am

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