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Invesco considers ETFs for Australia

Global asset manager Invesco is considering bringing some of its PowerShares suite of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to the Australian market, Invesco Australia chief executive Mick O'Brien told InvestorDaily. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:49pm

How bond ETF can signal S&P moves-06/22/2009

Today we will show a way you can follow another very important asset class as a co-indicator for the turns in the S&P 500. We have looked before at the co-movement of Treasury bonds, currency and U.S. indexes, especially the benchmark S&P 500. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:48pm

Is Your Portfolio Ready for the Next Leg Down?

SAN DIEGO ( – Is the worst over? It’s an open-ended question that solicits many diverse opinions but none that yields any clear answers. And no matter how good the thesis sounds about which way the market is headed, the future is forever unknowable. What does this mean for your investment portfolio? FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:47pm

Significant Moving Average Tests For DJIA and S&P 500 (DIA, SPY, SDS)

We won’t go as far as to say that the DJIA and the S&P 500 are directly correlated even after the recent rebalance.  However, there is one common notion on today’s weakness that has brought up yet another serious chart alert.  Both the DJIA and S&P 500 are down and the alerts came up regarding the 50-day and 200-day moving averages.  This is being confirmed in both key market ETF’s in the charts of the DIAMONDS Trust (NYSE: DIA) and the SPDRs (NYSE: SPY). FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:46pm

Direxion Shares Announces Reverse Share Split Of ETF (MWN)

3xDirexion an ETF sponsor that offers 3X leveraged index funds, announced today that they will execute a reverse split for an ETF.  This will be one of the first of it's kind for an ETF.  Leveraged ETF's have become popular in the market as it allows investors to use leverage on a fund without margin.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:45pm

Not All ETF’s are Created Equal – you have to do your Research

Below are two ETF’s related to the oil market sector – one is capitalization weighted (IYE) and the other is Equal weighted (RYE). You can see from three stocks that are common to BOTH ETF’s that their percentages in the respective ETF’s  are very different and you will also note that the performance of the cap weighted ETF – IYE was SIGNIFICANTLY better (almost 5 times better) since the beginning of 2009. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:44pm

Bayer Cutting Back In Emerging Markets

Mike Bayer considers himself a contrarian investor. In the past few months, as stock markets soared, that sort of go-against-the-grain approach has taken center stage. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:43pm Midday Update

The markets are getting hit very hard and traders may want to prepare for further weakness. Let's take a look at what is working and what is not. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:42pm

Midday Market Check – The Dow Jones Industrial Average Drops 190 Points

We head deeper into the second half of the session with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) down 190 points. An initial burst of selling at the open has been followed by steady pressure which currently puts the Dow at its lows of the day. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:41pm

Can Malaysia Rebound?

The iShares MSCI Malaysia (EWM - commentary - Trade Now) ETF tracks companies in the small Asian nation of Malaysia. Although the country has recently fallen upon hard times, new steps by top Malaysian officials are seeking to expand the nation's appeal among its Asian neighbors and recharge the nation's economy. This may mean more good things for investors holding this ETF in their portfolios. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:39pm

The Five Best Oil Stocks In The First-Half Of ’09

The United States Oil Fund ETF (NYSE:USO) bottomed out, along with the price of crude back in February. Since then, plays on oil have proven to be among some of the most profitable investments. Here are the five best performing oil stocks with a market cap of at least $10 billion during the first-half of 2009. (For a primer on the oil industry, refer to our Oil and Gas Industry Primer.) FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:38pm

Mean Street: Caveat Lector! Six Predictions for the New World Order

Hey, all you volatility junkies, are you bored yet? You must be. Today was a jolt, but the S&P 500 has barely budged over the past month. And we haven’t had a nice big scandal since the AIG bonus brouhaha of March. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:37pm

The Next “Frontier” in ETF Investing

Many investors who had the resolve to keep their equity holdings in place as global markets plunged to new lows in the first few months of 2009 were the beneficiaries of a familiar gift from an old friend. Emerging markets, which have regularly enhanced investor returns in recent years (well, prior to 2008 at least...) have led the way in the recent bull run, recovering a significant portion of the disproportionate losses they incurred during the global recession. But as the ETF industry continues to expand, investors may begin to look beyond emerging markets to a new group of countries for both international diversification and enhanced portfolio returns. FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:35pm

Roundtable: Do You Buy and Hold?

As you may be aware, we've had a lot of discussions around Fooldom regarding the (greatly exaggerated?) death of buy and hold investing. We asked some of our newsletter advisors for their thoughts last week. Today, we ask some of our Foolish writer-analysts for their thoughts (and we welcome you to chime in via the comments section below): FULL STORY
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 3:33pm

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