Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Expense Ratios Dip for Sector SPDRs and Vanguard ETFs

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Good news for ETF investors: The annual expenses for owning ETFs is decreasing, as companies from State Street Global Advisors to Vanguard, slash fees. Continue reading

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Daily ETF Roundup: VGK Bolstered By Debt Negotiations, UNG Continues To Sink

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Stocks endured yet another bumpy trading session as indexes oscillated between gains and losses for most of the day thanks to mixed economic developments. On the home front, Exxon Mobil posted strong quarterly … Continue reading

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iShares Plans 2 Emerging Corporates ETFs

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iShares plans two emerging markets corporate bond funds, including one focused on junk.iShares, the world’s largest purveyor of ETFs, is looking to expand its reach into the emerging market space… Continue reading

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ETF Performance Report: A January Rally

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While the equities markets and stock exchange traded funds (ETFs) listlessly finished the month, the overall market strengthened as investors returned to the riskier cyclical sector stocks.The Dow Jones … Continue reading

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Mark Cuban inspired sports betting hedge fund crashes – Sports Memo (blog)

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Mark Cuban inspired sports betting hedge fund crashesSports Memo (blog)Interesting story on the failed attempt of a London-based sports betting hedge fund that got its idea from a Mark Cuban blog a few years back. It was reported that investors lost $2… Continue reading

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Is It Time To Buy The Livestock ETFs?

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Cattle prices are holding steady and could remain high for quite sometime, should investors consider making a play on the livestock ETF market? Continue reading

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ETF Spotlight: U.S. Preferred Stock

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ETF spotlight on iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock (NYSEArca: PFF – News ) , part of an ongoing series. Assets : $7.7 billion. Objective : The iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Fund tries to reflect the performance … Continue reading

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ETFs Make Strides in 401(k) Plans

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The exchange traded fund industry has cultivated a strong following in the marketplace, but it has not made much headway into mutual fund dominated 401(k) plans. However, more retirement investment firms … Continue reading

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Market Volatility: What Do ETFs Have To Do With It?

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Exchange traded funds have been accused of being the reason for some of the wild market swings that occur. Are these funds the real culprit behind market volatility?ETFs have gained popularity over the … Continue reading

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SSgA Undercuts Vanguard On Sector ETFs

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SSgA signals it’s ready to defend its well-known sector funds by cutting expense ratios.State Street Global Advisors, in what appears to be a riposte to a move by Vanguard just before Christmas, … Continue reading

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