Tag Archives: ETFs

ETF’s Have Allowed Investors To Access Some Of The Best-Performing Asset Classes Of The Past Few Years

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by David Bettencourt.

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“In its ETF Landscape Industry Review, BGI said examples of strategies being used included managing asset allocation, taking tactical positions and increasing diversification,” Tanya Powley Reports From FT Adviser.
“Investors have also used ETFs to take negative positions in asset classes, either to remove existing unwanted exposure or to express a negative view. BGI said this expansion [...]

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Are ETF’s Causing An Enormous Bubble In Emerging Markets?

Posted on 07. Nov, 2009 by David Bettencourt.

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“U.S. investors have pumped roughly $26 billion into emerging-markets funds so far this year. Of that, $15 billion came in through exchange-traded funds – portfolios that hold every stock in a market benchmark with utterly no regard to price. Several hedge-fund managers and other active stockpickers have told me that this “mindless money” is distorting valuations [...]

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DB Bullish US Dollar ETF Was Halted As It Ran Out Of Shares

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by David Bettencourt.

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“The PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ran out of shares and trading of the security was halted for about 45 minutes amid increased bets that the currency will rebound. The exchange-traded fund that’s managed by Deutsche Bank AG and distributed by Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC had 6.6 million authorized units as of the [...]

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ETF Deathwatch Report For November 2009

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by David Bettencourt.

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Ron Rowland From InvestWithAnEdge puts out his monthly ETF Deathwatch Report:  The number of funds on ETF Deathwatch edged up to 113 this month from 111 in October.  The count consists of 78 ETFs and 35 ETNs that failed to generate at least $100,000 in average daily value traded (ADVT) for the past month.
E-TRACS CMCI Short [...]

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Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Wal-Mart, Target, Claymore China Small Cap ETF, Coca-Cola and Aflac

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by David Bettencourt.

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(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), Target (NYSE: TGT), Claymore China Small Cap ETF (NYSE: HAO), Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) and Aflac [...]

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Should You Buy on Dips or Sell Into Rallies?

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by etfguide@etfguide.com.

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The unemployment announcement and other news reports have been causing a lot of up-and down swings in the market. Are dips good opportunities to buy stocks, or rallies good opportunities to sell. A look at some short-and long-term indicators provides the answer.

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How Safe are ETNs?

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by etf@etfguide.com.

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SAN DIEGO (ETFguide.com) – Are ETNs as really safe as they’re promoted to be? Find out.

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Schwab’s Primary Goal Is To Lure Investors From Other ETF Competitors

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by David Bettencourt.

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“Charles Schwab Corp.’s (SCHW) plan to waive brokerage fees for investors in its new exchange-traded funds won’t just help it compete in a crowded ETF market. It could put some heat on conventional index funds, too. When Schwab launched its first four ETFs Tuesday, it said investors could trade them on Schwab’s brokerage platform without paying [...]

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Investors In Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Are Positioning Themselves For A Double-Dip Recession

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by David Bettencourt.

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“The majority of investors believe emerging markets will end the recession ahead of Western economies, according to a survey by iShares. Most (63%) expect inflation to rise next year and a similar proportion (61%) think the recovery will be W-shaped,” Joanne Harris Reports From Hedge Fund Review.
“Over half of respondents (55%) said they needed to [...]

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Texas State ETF Charges Ten Times The Expense Ratio Of The Cheapest Large-Cap Equities ETF

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by David Bettencourt.

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“OOK Advisors has launched their second state-specific exchange traded fund (ETF), this time focusing on Texas. It’s called the TXF Large Companies Exchange Traded Fund (TXF). While the concept of capturing the Texas economy is good, the ETF itself appears to be little concerned with actual Texas exposure and more so with making high fees and appealing [...]

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