Monthly Archives: December 2011

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iShares Plans Actively-Managed ‘Strategic Beta’ ETFs

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ETF Analyst Roundtable: 2011 And 2012

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An ETF-centric look back at what mattered in 2011 and a look forward to what’s worth watching in 2012.Quite a lot happened in the world of exchange-traded funds in 2011, not the least that assets… Continue reading

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METALS OUTLOOK: Higher Gold Prices Possible For Next Week, But Sustainability Questioned

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(Kitco News) – Precious metals prices could continue to see gains next week following a stout rally on the last trading day of 2011, but market watchers said the viability of any gains lasting beyond next week is doubtful. Continue reading

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ETFs in 2011: Treasurys Soared; Solar Sunk

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In an uncertain, Treasurys confounded a lot of investors and became investments of last resort.Eight of the top 10 best performing ETFs in 2011 were focused on U.S. Continue reading

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Survey Participants See Higher Gold Prices Next Week

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Gold prices should rise next week following steep losses this week, most participants in Kitco News’ Gold Survey said. Continue reading

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Pimco Total Return ETF on Tap for 2012?

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An exchange traded fund version of Pimco Total Return Fund is reportedly moving closer to receiving regulatory approval that could allow the eagerly anticipated ETF to launch in 2012.A dozen actively managed … Continue reading

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Index, ETF option volumes near midday

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Total option volume doesn’t even top 3 million contracts so far today, while the typical names lead the action in index and ETF trading, accoriding to optionMONSTER’s data systems.The SPDR S&P 500 Fund … Continue reading

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ETF Spotlight: Brazil

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Brazil has surpassed Great Britain as the sixth largest economy in the world. Exchange traded funds pegged to Brazil have had a tough year, but their longer-term performance record on steady economic growth … Continue reading

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2012 Outlook: Uncertainty Continues For Rare Earths Prices, China Still Major Player

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(Kitco News) – After exploding onto the metals scene in 2010 and garnering widespread media and investor attention, rare earths element prices have dropped and have been unstable mainly due to  demand tapering off in 2011, leading to uncert… Continue reading

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ETF Chart of the Day: Leveraged U.S. Treasury Funds

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Heading into the final trading day of 2011, we embrace a simple theme today for the ETF Chart of The Day, that being the best performer from an absolute return standpoint for the year.We have included … Continue reading

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