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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

Could Investors Be Wrong (Again) About Treasure Bond (TLT)?

Over the last 20 years, inflation has come down because many of the items we buy, such as big screen LCD TVs, have got cheaper as a result of technological innovation and the relocation of production to low-wage countries. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:54pm

BMO ETF line-up set to expand

The exchange-traded fund market has huge growth potential in Canada, and product offerings are set to evolve continuously as investor demands change, according to Rajiv Silgardo, the head of BMO Financial Group’s new ETF unit. In early June, BMO became the first Canadian bank to offer ETFs, with the launch of four funds: BMO Canadian Government Bond Index ETF, BMO Dow Jones Canada Titans 60 Index ETF, BMO US Equity Index ETF and BMO Dow Jones Diamonds Index ETF. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:53pm

Housing To The Rescue

Can housing turn the market around after Monday’s steep slide? Existing home sales for May are due tomorrow morning after trading begins. Economists expect an increase to 4.82 million sales from 4.68 million in April. That would be a 3% increase, slightly higher than last month’s 2.9% jump. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:50pm

Is Gold A Buy Or Is It ‘Toppy’ ?

A few weeks ago the gold rush was back on. Inflation fears were rising. Yields on treasury bonds were rising. Gold was making another run at $1,000. Leading the headlines though and sparking the most interest was hedge fund manager John Paulson and his big bets on gold and gold stocks. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:48pm

Gold Falls as Inflation Concerns Wane on Deepening Global Slump

June 22 (Bloomberg) -- Gold prices slid to a five-week low after the World Bank forecast a deeper contraction in the global economy this year, curbing the appeal of the metal as a hedge against inflation. Silver also dropped. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:46pm

TSC Ratings’ Updates: Alberto-Culver

We've upgraded Alberto-Culver(ACV Quote) from hold to buy, driven by its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:45pm

In Peru, iShares Wins First-To-Market Status

With a global start-up preparing to launch the first exchange-traded fund focused on Peru in coming weeks, industry giant Barclays Global Investors has sneaked to the finish line. On Monday, the soon-to-be BlackRock Global Investors opened the iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index (NYSE Arca: EPU). It follows an earlier announcement by fledgling Global X Management Co. of a similar ETF. But that fund hasn't come out yet, although it's expected to launch soon. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:40pm

Markets Slide On Lower World Forecast

A harsher prediction from the World Bank scared off commodity and stock investors, pushed Treasury yields down.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:38pm

This Time, It’s Global

This morning the World Bank reminded us that the recession is a world-wide affair, and that the U.S. is probably gaining share of the world's economy despite our economic problems. In other words, while it might be bad here, lots of places have it far worse. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:35pm

Will Institutional Investors Start Selliing Stocks ???

We often discuss the NYA Index because that is where the big Institutional Investors do most of their trading due to the volume of their transactions. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:33pm

Who Is Selling U.S. Treasuries?

We know that over the past several weeks we have seen a significant rise on the interest rate on long treasuries. Of course that means that prices are moving lower, indicating that demand is waning. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:31pm

Gold ETF (GLD) upside reversal imminent

Based on a textbook head-and-shoulders top pattern, the downside measured target in the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD, Stock Forum) is 89.50, FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 8:29pm

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