Infrastructure ETFs

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 […]

Flood of ETFs promising hedge fund-style returns

Money managers are flooding the market with exchange-traded funds (ETF) and mutual funds designed to give even the smallest of investors access to hedge fund returns without all the usual restrictions or hefty fees. IndexIQ Advisors, a start-up firm that seeks to replicate hedge fund performance, on Tuesday launched the index-based IQ Hedge Macro Strategy […]

Van Eck Files For Junior Miners ETF

Van Eck Global has filed papers with the Securities & Exchange Commission for a new exchange-traded fund that will target small- and mid-cap gold and silver mining companies. The filing contains few details, but the new Market Vector Metals ETF will follow a passive indexing strategy to capture a float-adjusted, market-cap-weighted index of smaller mining […]

Volume Surge In UNG Natural Gas ETF

Might a recent volume surge in UNG (Natural Gas ETF) hint that higher prices are yet to come?  What’s most interesting is the sudden spike last week to over 200 million shares transacting in a single week – a record for this exchange traded fund. Let’s take a look at UNG’s long-term weekly structure and […]

ETFs vs. Index Mutual Funds

Most ETFs available on the market are aiming to track the return of major worldwide security indexes. They provide investors with fast and passive exposure to a particular asset class, sector, or geographical region. These ETFs directly compete against index mutual funds, whose investment goal is to provide the return of a given index. S&P […]

First Exchange-Traded Fund to Replicate Global Macro & Emerging Markets Hedge Fund Strategies Introduced by IndexIQ

The first Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) designed to replicate the risk and return characteristics of global macro and emerging markets hedge funds was introduced today by IndexIQ ( The IQ Hedge Macro Tracker ETF (NYSE Arca: MCRO) seeks to replicate, before fees and expenses, the returns of the IQ Hedge Macro Index, combining both Global Macro […]