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iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund ETF Gets Competition

worldRoger Nusbaum from thestreet.com compares the iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) which is known for giving investors affordable easy access to foreign stocks, to the SPDR S&P International Mid Cap ETF (MDD). EFA investments mostly in mega cap stocks, while MDD leans towards mid cap's and has been "on a tear" lately.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 10:14am

“Hedge Fund-Like” ETF’s QAI, and MCRO

adampattiAdam Patti CEO of Index IQ spoke with Bloomberg about his line of hedgefund replicating etf's amid hedgefunds outperforming their benchmarch indexes for the first time following their worst year in 2008. Adam talks about
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2009 9:53am

John Hofmeister Talks About Where He Thinks Oil Is Headed (ETF: USO)

johnhoffmeisterCrude oil slid last week and is continuing its slide this week, but the commodity is up more than 50 percent so far this year. John Hofmeister, CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former CEO of U.S. operations for Shell Oil, shares his insight in the video below. John thinks that we have passed the top of a reasonable range of oil.
NYSE:OIL June 22, 2009 8:31am

Get Ready For A Market And Gold Stock Correction Ahead (GDX)

down-arrow"I am a big time Gold stock bull based on the deflationary depression that I believe has already begun (for those who don’t understand why deflation is good for Gold miners, look here). The stock market is a dangerous place to be right now and there’s no rush to speculate on the upside right now.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 21, 2009 8:21pm

If You’re Hungry For Risk, Emerging Market ETF’s Are On The Menu (FXI, HAO, BRF, EEM)

emerging-markets1"This year, emerging markets mutual funds are up an enticing 54 percent, according to Lipper Inc.  That indicates developing nations have the capacity to survive global economic trauma and investors are regaining an appetite for risk," Reports Andrew Leckey from stltoday.com.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 21, 2009 5:00am

Do’s And Dont’s For Fighting Inflation

inflation"If there's one thing money managers agree on, it's that the U.S. is headed toward a higher rate of inflation." Start's Paul Katzeff in a recent article for IBD. What does he say to do about it?
ETF BASIC NEWS June 21, 2009 1:48am

Why are ETF providers messing with success by trying active management?

managerMark Jewell, writing for the ASSOCIATED PRESS, came out with a story today called "Traditionally laissez-faire fund segment goes hands-on." He goes into the basics of ETF's at first, then talks about the BlackRock Deal and other generalities of ETF's.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 21, 2009 1:14am

Flexible Funds Will Lay The Biggest Nest Eggs (ETF’S)

nest-egg2"Collective investment schemes offer better returns than cash in the long run. With inflation invariably eroding your money in a bank savings account, where should you store your nest egg?
ETF BASIC NEWS June 20, 2009 6:10pm

Use ETF’s To Profit From Gold’s Next Move

gold-bull"Gold bulls have been having a tough couple of weeks. The yellow metal has taken it on the chin as the U.S. dollar rallied hard. Many market analysts are rushing to say this shows that gold just can't get above $1,000 an ounce.

NYSE:GLD June 20, 2009 11:54am

Has The Housing ETF-XHB Put In A Bottom?

housing-bottom"Value investors love to see capitulation – that magic moment when other investors can't take any more pain and swear off the stock market, or a particular stock, forever. At that point, stocks are at their cheapest," Reports David Berman from The Globe and Mail.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 20, 2009 11:26am

Invest In Everything With Exchange Traded Funds “ETF’s”

exchange-traded-fundsCharles Rotblut from Zacks.com Reports "Why limit your investment options when you can own a little of everything?  Exchange-Traded Funds (aka ETFs) make it real easy to diversify across a wide range of investments.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 20, 2009 11:03am

iShares Introduces S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index Fund (EMIF)

isharesiShares launched the S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index Fund (EMIF) today. According to the prospectus, "THE FUND SEEKS INVESTMENT RESULTS THAT CORRESPOND GENERALLY TO THE PRICE AND YIELD PERFORMANCE, BEFORE FEES AND EXPENSES, OF THE S&P EMERGING MARKETS INFRASTRUCTURE INDEXtm (THE “UNDERLYING INDEX”)."
NASDAQ:EMIF June 19, 2009 5:19pm

Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) Draws Bearish Option Trade

spdrReuters reports that one investor anticipates downward movement in the Financial Select SPDR (XLF). They quote  Andrew Wilkinson, a  market analyst at Interactive Brokers Group as saying, "the tansaction involved the purchase of 20,000 puts at the in-the-money December$12 strike for a premium of $1.62 apiece spread against
ETF BASIC NEWS June 19, 2009 4:41pm

Claymore Investments, Inc. Announces Q2 and Monthly Distributions on the Claymore ETFs

claymoreClaymore Investments, Inc. is pleased to announce its quarterly and monthly distributions for the following Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs):
ETF BASIC NEWS June 19, 2009 12:52pm

First Trust Files For A Community Banking ETF (QABA)

community-bankIf you haven't had enough of the banks, First Trust will be launching an ETF dedicated to investing in community banks.  This ETF will allow you to invest in the community banking industry which will capture small and mid cap banks listed on the NASDAQ OMX ABA Community Bank Index (^ABQI).
NYSE:QABA June 19, 2009 12:34pm

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