Monthly Archives: December 2012

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Gold ETFs: Bullion Prices Up for 12th Straight Year

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While not quite as impressive as their 2011 run, gold exchange traded funds have experienced another golden year, with prices on bullion heading for the 12th consecutive annual gain. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: … Continue reading

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Volatility ETFs: VXX Plummets 10% on Fiscal Cliff Deadline

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Volatility-linked exchange traded products plunged on the last day of the year on heavy volume as President Barack Obama said a fiscal cliff deal was in sight but not yet finalized before the midnight … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs for ETFs in 2012

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The end of 2012 is here and certain exchange traded funds will close out the year with a bang, while others have hit the market with a thud. Homebuilders rebounded in 2012 beautifully, while commodities … Continue reading

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ETF Insider: The Cliff Becomes Reality

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Everyone is hoping for a last minute deal, however, given the running track record of stiff gridlock in Congress, it’s highly unlikely that an agreement will be reached. It won’t be terribly surprising to … Continue reading

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More Weakness, Outflows in Dollar ETFs Would Boost Stocks in 2013

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PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) was among the ETFs that saw the heaviest outflows this year as the greenback weakened against most major currencies.The ETF, which tracks the movement … Continue reading

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Top Performing Country ETF-Turkey in Focus

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Turkey ETF is the best performing country ETF this year. Continue reading

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iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund (USMV) Shares Cross Above 200 DMA

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In trading on Monday, shares of the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund ETF (AMEX: USMV) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $28.96, changing hands as high as $28.97 per share. iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund shares … Continue reading

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SPYG Makes Bullish Cross Above Critical Moving Average

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In trading on Monday, shares of the SPDR S&P 500 Growth ETF (AMEX: SPYG) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $64.93, changing hands as high as $65.38 per share. SPDR S&P 500 Growth shares are currently trading up about 1.4% on the day… Continue reading

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China ETF Flirts with 52-Week High on Upbeat Manufacturing Data

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The iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund (NYSEArca: FXI) was up more than 1% in early U.S. trading Monday and threatening to break out to a new 52-week high after more solid manufacturing data from the world’s … Continue reading

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Bullish Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross – VDE

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In trading on Monday, shares of the Vanguard Energy ETF (AMEX: VDE) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $101.91, changing hands as high as $102.04 per share. Vanguard Energy shares are currently trading up about 1.3% on the day. The chart bel… Continue reading

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