More Reverse Splits, or Just Closure, Possible or Needed in ETFs (FAS, FAZ, UYG, BAC, BHH, ARBA, IIH, AKAM, VRSN, UNG, USO, GLD, SDS, SPY, NYX, NDAQ)

We have been large fans of exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded notes, and other exchange-traded instruments which are open for trade throughout the day that are allowed to be invested in just like a stock.  But with all new and growing markets, there are risks that need to be kept in check.  There are some leveraged ETF’s […]

BlackRock’s Trillions

While most sectors of the stock market have rallied sharply from their lows in March, one sector stands out: the people who manage other people’s money. Mutual fund companies such as T. Rowe Price ( TROW – news – people ), private equity managers such as Blackstone ( BX – news – people ) and […]

This Town’s Big Enough for Two Infra ETFs

The iShares S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index Fund (EMIF – commentary – Trade Now) began trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. EMIF represents iShares’ recent grab at the bullish infrastructure market, specifically focusing on larger emerging markets. In fact, about 90% of the fund is contained within a core cluster of seven countries. […]

Dual ETF listing

The Taiwan Stock Exchange said it will allow the first dual listing of an exchange-traded fund from Hong Kong by next month. CSI 300 China Tracker, a Hong Kong ETF, may be listed in Taiwan “around July 20,” Schive Chi, chairman of the Taiwan bourse, told reporters in Taipei yesterday. The fund is managed by […]

Yes! We Have No Bananas. Or, Do We?

Six-week lows were on tap for gold prices during the overnight hours as investors kept up the selling pressure following Monday’s intra-day slide. The $915 support was briefly breached before the market regained some composure and clawed back to the $920s early on Tuesday. The gold ETF reported a small decline in balances as of […]