Over the last several years the economic growth gap between the world’s emerging and developed markets has gradually widened, as the U.S. and Western Europe face mounting debt balances and
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What was supposed to be a quiet summer in the steel industry has turned out to be rather eventful. With most analysts expecting prices to remain weak for the remainder of 2010, steel has shown
Coal and steel… What could be more boring? What is there to get excited about? Where’s the sizzle? You’d be surprised…
Imbalances in global microeconomic forces are expected to take their toll on the steel industry providing negative price support for the metal exposing the Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSE:SLX)
In trading on Tuesday, the Steel ETF (SLX) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 4.91% on the day. Also up on the day are the
In trading on Monday, the SPDR KBW Mortgage Finance ETF (KME) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 5.07% on the day. Also up on the day is the
Despite holding firm for numerous months, uncertainty in global economic growth, resulting in spotty demand, is causing the price of steel to decline and will likely continue to provide negative
In trading on Wednesday, the Market Vectors Steel ETF (SLX) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 7.16% on the day. Also up on the day are the iShares Dow Jones U.S.
In trading on Friday, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) is outperforming other ETFs, trading up 8.6% on the day. Also up on the day is the iShares Barclays
In trading on Tuesday, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) was up 8.7%, the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) was up 1.1%, and the Claymore U.S. Capital Markets Bond ETF (UBD) is up about
In trading on Monday, the SPDR S&P International Materials Sector ETF (IRV) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 2.2% on the day. And underperforming other ETFs today is the
“For most of the past 50 years, since the birth of environmental awareness, coal has been the “black sheep” of the power-production family. Now, thanks to more efficient furnaces, better exhaust
Are speculators driving the price of steel higher? Nobody seems to consider the price movement in steel the real deal. Steel has continued to rise this year despite the slowdown in the world economy.
Infrastructure incorporates everything a society does to turn on electricity, build roads, establish communication networks, deliver water, and create and maintain sewage systems. The iShares S&P Infrastructure Index Fund (IGF) offers all-in-one access to the industry. However, volume has been light and performance has been shaky. The SPDR/FTSE Macquarie Global Infrastructure Fund (GII) has been […]