Why Big Banks May Be Preparing For A Financial Collapse (FAZ, TZA, XLF, C, MS, GS, BAC, JPM)

Michael Snyder: Something really strange appears to be happening.  All over the globe, governments and big banks are acting as if they are anticipating an imminent financial collapse. 
NYSE:FAS August 12, 2012 10:33pm

Will This Become The Biggest Financial Scandal In History? (XLF, FAS, FAZ, SKF, TZA, BAC, C, JPM)

Michael Snyder: We always knew that the financial markets were rigged, but this is getting ridiculous.  It is now being alleged that 20 major banks have been systematically fixing global interest rates for years.  Barclays has already been fined 
NYSE:FAS July 6, 2012 10:44am

Playing Platinum & Palladium Ahead Of The ETF Launch

palladiumEarlier this month, London-based ETF Securities (ETFS) filed papers to bring the first bullion-backed platinum and palladium ETFs to the U.S. - a move that may shock many longtime precious metal investors. (see our April 6th article on this: http://etfdailynews.com/blog/?p=769) After all, the last time the idea of stateside platinum and palladium ETFs was floated, way back in 2007, it met with so much resistance that ETFS chairman Graham Tuckwell personally quashed the rumors, telling Reuters, "I don't think there will be a listed platinum or palladium ETF in the United States." This time, however, the filing was met with almost complete silence. What changed? Blame it on the Big Three. The auto industry's collapse has changed everything, making it possible for ETFS to bring its platinum and palladium funds - already very successful in Europe - to the States. But as investors grow increasingly hungry for safe havens and cold, hard bullion, could the new funds mean shortages ahead? Full Story:  http://www.hardassetsinvestor.com/features-and-interviews/1/1531-playing-platinum-a-palladium-ahead-of-the-etf-launch.html
ETF BASIC NEWS April 23, 2009 4:47pm

London Stock Exchange Tops 200 ETFS

bigbenThe London Stock Exchange today admitted seven new iShares ETFs, taking the total number of ETFs on the Exchange to 200. First launched in 2000, the ETF market in London has continued its strong expansion in spite of difficult recent market conditions, with 18 new admissions and £12.2 billion worth of trading so far this year.


Pietro Poletto, Head of ETF and ETC Markets at London Stock Exchange Group, said:


“It is testament to the attractiveness of the ETF model that at time when equity markets are perceived as being quiet, the ETF market has continued to expand, with very strong trading activity, and regular new product issuance.”


The issuers on the Exchange’s ETF market are: Deutsche Bank, ETF Securities, Invesco Powershares, iShares and Lyxor. Between them, they issue 78 ETFs based on developed market equity indices; 21 fixed income based ETFs; 41 ETFs tracking emerging markets indices; 53 ETFs covering a broad range of industrial sectors or specific asset classes such as property, private equity or commodities, and seven ‘style’ ETFs that focus on specific investment approaches such as small caps or companies with a record of strong dividend payments. In addition, there are now 123 Exchange Traded Commodities and one Exchange Traded Note


Full Story: http://www.transworldnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=84563&cat=1

ETF BASIC NEWS April 20, 2009 12:27pm

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