Monthly Archives: June 2012

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ETF Insider: Dismal Quarter Ends On Upbeat Note

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A brutal quarter in the financial markets came to a close with a pop, rewarding investors who stuck with their risky asset allocations as stocks plummeted and no doubt frustrating those who recently made … Continue reading

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Will the Bulls Run on the Fourth of July?

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Friday?s strong showing is a good sign that we may be entering a new uptrend. This makes it the perfect time for risk-mindful investors to catch the bears napping and ease into some of the plays recommended by MoneyShow?s Tom Aspray. Continue reading

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Direxion Switches to S&P Indices for 8 ETFs

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Boston-based provider modifies benchmark for leveraged and inverse ETFs linked to U.S. stocks. Continue reading

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ETF Performance Report: June

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Stock ETFs moved higher in June in volatile action and the S&P 500 logged its best month since October despite persistent worries over Europe’s debt crisis.Equity and commodity ETFs capped the second quarter … Continue reading

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ETF Trading Report: Spain, Oil ETFs In Focus

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ETf trading report for June 29th: Markets surged on more hopes from Europe while commodities rocketed higher on a weak dollar and speculation over more demand. Continue reading

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ETFs End Second Quarter with Huge Risk-On Rally

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Exchange traded funds pegged to the euro, stocks and commodities ended the second quarter with a bang Friday after European leaders at a summit meeting unveiled support measures for Spain’s troubled banks.The … Continue reading

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Homebuilder ETF Breaks Out to Highest Level Since 2008

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A nearly 4% jump in a homebuilder ETF in Friday’s risk-on, quarter-end rally carried the volatile sector fund to its highest level since 2008.The iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction (NYSEArca: ITB) … Continue reading

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Put buyer takes other side of gold trade

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Gold is bouncing sharply today, but one trader is positioning for a potential drop in the precious metal’s largest exchange-traded fund.The SPDR Gold Shares ETF is up 3.18 percent to $155.85 this afternoon … Continue reading

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Appraising the Largest Dividend ETF

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The expectation for a continued low yield environment and ongoing market volatility has kept the dividend investment theme alive.Dividend-paying exchange traded funds, such as the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation … Continue reading

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ALPS Debuts ‘Dividend Dogs’ ETF

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New fund targets the 50 highest yielding stocks within the S&P 500 by applying the ‘Dogs of the Dow’ theory. Continue reading

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