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Competition Is Heating Up In The Triple Leveraged ETF World (FAZ, FAS, UPRO, SPXU)

3xThe world of leveraged ETF's has been heating up as Proshares has launched their two new triple ETF's.  Direxion a competing sponsor already has several leveraged products in this field.  The triple leveraged products have become extremely popular to investors, as it allows them to trade with leverage at a  low expense. 
ETF BASIC NEWS June 27, 2009 1:29pm

iShares Deal, “A Game Changer”

robertkapitoRobert Kapito, President of Blackrock spoke with CNBC today about the recent iShares deal. He was questioned about the "Too big to fail" theory, and how it applies to asset managers as well as the collision of active trading to passive ETF trading. Within the interview he stated that clients are looking to invest with companies that have financial
ETF BASIC NEWS June 26, 2009 12:30pm

Gold/Silver ETF Stickiness ETF: GLD, SLV

goldAdam Hamilton, from Zeal Intelligence LLC, wrote a great article today about gold and silver. He concentrated on their investor's propensity to stick with the commodity investment. He states that, "Before these ETFs were launched, there was considerable opposition to them in the traditional PM investor community.  One concern among many was that stock investors buying ETFs would be fickle
ETF BASIC NEWS June 26, 2009 12:04pm

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

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