Powershares has changed the underlying indexes for eight of their commodity ETFs. The changes take effect today, February 2, 2011. The funds affected are the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking (NYSE:DBC), PowerShares DB Energy (NYSE:DBE), PowerShares DB Oil (NYSE:DBO),
Global ETF assets under management in ETFs and ETP’s are expected to increase by 30% anually over the next three years according to Blackrock. Deborah Fuhr, BlackRock global head
Precious metals have had a heck of a year, even the non-gold metals. Especially those, in fact: As of December 23rd, silverprices had risen 73% for the year and platinumup 17%; palladium,
Sprott commenced trading on their new Sprott Physical Silver Trust ETV (NYSE:PSLV) this morning. As of mid morning this ETF has traded around 4.5 million shares. The Trust was
Sprott is set to begin trading their new Sprott Physical Silver Trust ETV (NYSE:PSLV) tomorrow. The Trust was established on June 30, 2010 under the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada
Over the past few months, precious metals have taken the cake and attracted an influx of assets, pushing the price of silver and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) up. As for the future of the metal,
I recently ran some backtests (here and here) of ETF portfolios featured in Mebane Faber’s The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets. I used etfreplay.com
As deflationary concerns continue to make headlines among investors, dividend paying investments, interest-bearing investments and cash become more appealing.