When the first mutual funds appeared on the scene in the 1920s and subsequently exploded in their numbers in the 1950s and 1960s, most investors utilized these funds to access actively-managed
One half hour into today’s trading, I would expect to see some evidence that the recent spike in volatility in stocks is subsiding. That seems to be the case, as the VIX opened at 27.21 and is now
The current structure of the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLF) bears a similar resemblance to the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY) price chart in a different time
In the second quarter of the year, Russia’s economy expanded by 5.2% from a year earlier and has been gaining strength; however, harsh weather conditions could hinder future growth in
I wanted to show a quick chart of the 60-min intraday structure of the US Dollar ETF (NYSE:UUP) – and highlight the multiple positive momentum divergences and the recent powerful breakout to
In mid-June, BlackRock iShares, the world’s largest provider of exchange-traded funds took a major step and filed to launch both equity and bond actively-managed ETFs. The move
When we see a large VIX spike, I invariably see a similar spike in emails with the theme of “Are we there yet?” Naturally, investors want to know how far the VIX is likely to move, when the markets
Listen in on this video interview done Friday with David Fry from ETF Digest and Global X CEO Bruno del Ama who talk about the many new unique single-country and sector ETFs. Some of these
In trading Wednesday, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSE:VXX) is outperforming other ETFs, trading up 7.23% on the day. Also up on the day are the
Yesterday (8/9/10) WisdomTree made a little bit of a splash with the launch of WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund (NYSE:ELD). We call it a “splash” because the firm apparently
Morningstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund asset flows through July 2010.
EGShares, the first dedicated emerging markets sector ETF provider, today launched the EGShares India Infrastructure ETF (NYSE: INXX), the first ETF that offers investors exclusive access to
“Natural gas prices are headed south once again and the U.S. Natural Gas ETF (NYSE:UNG) is leading the downward spiral. One, though, shouldn’t give up on the natural gas sector just yet.
Three months ago CNBC’s Bob Pisani tapped the shoulders of three ETF experts, Matt Hougan, Tom Lydon, and Jim Lowell, to assemble several different Model ETF Portfolios. They came up with six
I previously called for a pullback in gold and on the SPDR Gold ETF (NYSE:GLD) on June 19th after (NYSE:GLD) hit $123.50 on June 18th. Since then (NYSE:GLD) has retreated to as low as $113.08.