There would be no Tuesday-morning bounce back for Wall Street, which has continued to reel in the face of Monday’s economic-related blow-out FULL STORY
June 23 (Reuters) – Knight Capital Group Inc (NITE.O: Quote, Profile, Research) said it hired three top executives to expand its exchange-traded fund (ETF) capabilities, and has set up a team of sales and trading staff in Jersey City and London. FULL STORY
The cost of mining real money (i.e. Gold) out of the ground is about to decrease relative to the cost of Gold (again). Fundamentals DO NOT immediately translate into stock price changes, but they lay the groundwork for stock prices to change at some point in the future. I am intermediate-term bearish on senior Gold […]
Since March, 2008, temperatures around the world have been below average. Cool weather conditions are starting to impact grain crops, particularly in North America. The possibility of a world grain shortage exists. The U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture (USDA) monthly World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate report revealed last week that corn reserves at […]
Bullions remained choppy, as weaker dollar against euro helped gold to retain upside momentum but investors awaited direction from the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting starting later in the day. The dollar held steady against a basket of major currencies, and traders said the U.S. currency’s strength was weighing on bullion. The global economy is […]
In May, real estate developers met in Las Vegas to discuss the future of the American shopping mall. Judging by The New York Times‘ account of the conference, many developers were reluctant (or unwilling) to entertain the idea that the post-financial crisis world could be much different than the environment that preceded it. Not only […]
United States Commodity Funds LLC, known for bringing us funds such as the U.S. Oil Fund ( USO), the U.S. Gasoline Fund ( UGA), the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) and the U.S. 12-Month Oil Fund (USL), is seeking approval for its second “12-month” commodities fund. The proposed fund’s objective is to invest in natural gas—or […]
CNBC did a segment this morning further chronicling the evolution of the ETF. They brought on Tom Lydon (etftrends) as a guest to discuss the topic. Thy explore what is behind the ETF, as an asset class, controlling about 40% of daily trading volume. Bob Pizani states that, “ETF’s are a fast, efficient, and easy […]
As the price of oil and commodities rise, alternative energy will once again be on every-body’s mind again. Alternative clean energy will be the way we do business in the future, as we will always need energy to survive. For this reason, President Obama has put forth incentives for companies and entrepreneurs to invest in this […]
There are a number of ETF’s that focus on the solar/renewable market sector. These ETF’s invest in multiple companies within the Solar and Renewable Energy sectors offering you exposure to the sector without having to bet on one individual company. Below are some examples of some of the ETF’s that are currently available and what they have done so far this […]
Bob Pisani, writing for CNBC, reports that the RTS Index is down 23 percent since hitting its recent high on June 2nd. Bob also found that the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM) is also down double-digits from its recent high on June 1st.
The TECH BUBBLE is still a bad memory in investors minds, but many analysts have been predicting strong years ahead for technology stocks. As the market pulls back investors will look for opportunity’s in the technology sector.
Institutional brokerage firm WallachBeth Capital has hired Stephen Markowitz as a managing director. FULL STORY
The world’s third-largest democracy boasts a strong economy and a near-term catalyst for further gains, writes Carl T. Delfeld of Chartwell ETF Global Report. One country often overlooked by investors is Indonesia. This is unfortunate given that it has the world’s fourth largest population, is the world’s largest Muslim country and is the world’s third […]
As the beat-up banking sector regains its footing, investors are using funds like FBR Small Cap Financial(FBRSX Quote) and iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional Banks(IAT Quote) to get back in action. FULL STORY