Monthly Archives: November 2012

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Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Pull Back On Mixed Economic Data

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A slew of disappointing economic reports along with looming concerns surrounding the fiscal cliff discussions had investors pulling back, as many were reluctant to make big bets ahead of the weekend. While … Continue reading

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ETF Performance Report: November

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The equities market and stock exchange traded funds were off to a good start in November, shaking off the effects of superstorm Sandy and heading into the election. The broader markets, though, ended relatively … Continue reading

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ETF Weekly Review: Stocks Tread Water as Fiscal Cliff Threatens

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ETFs pegged to the major U.S. equity benchmarks were on track for slight weekly gains in Friday afternoon trading with a month left until the deadline on a budget deal in Washington.The S&P 500 was up … Continue reading

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Windhaven Chief: Why ETFs are the Best Portfolio Building Blocks

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ETFs are superior building blocks for advisors constructing diversified portfolios due to the financial products’ low costs, tax efficiency and indexed approach that active managers find difficult to beat … Continue reading

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PureFunds Debuts Innovative Mining ETFs

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PureFunds has released new mining ETFs targeting; gemstones, junior silver, and mining services. Continue reading

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Volatility ETFs: Is TVIX Going to Zero?

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A 200% leveraged exchange traded note designed to track CBOE Volatility Index futures contracts has lost 97% of its value this year and looks to be headed to zero if the VIX continues to fall. VelocityShares … Continue reading

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Can Anything Stop These Southeast Asia ETFs?

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Four emerging market ETFs from Asia have gained at least 20% in the past 52 weeks. Should you consider this high growth region for exposure? Continue reading

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Index, ETF option volumes near midday

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Total option volume is closing in on just 5 million contracts so far today, while the action in the indexes and ETFs appears focused mostly on hedging, optionMONSTER’s data systems show. The SPDR S&P 500 … Continue reading

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PowerShares Slashes Fees on Six ETFs

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PowerShares announced that it was cutting the total expense ratio for six of its ETFs. Continue reading

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The Darker Side of the ETF Fee War

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It’s no secret that there is an exchange traded fund price war raging on, with top providers aiming to offer the best product at the lowest price. Conventional wisdom tells us that this can be beneficial … Continue reading

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