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PowerShares Plans Bank Loan ETF
November 08, 2010
PowerShares has filed for an exchange traded fund (ETF) that would invest in speculative bank loans, while a new VIX exchange traded note (ETN) could soon hit the scene. The provider filed papers with...
ETF Pipeline Grows: More Hedge Fund Products, VIX ETNs In The Works
November 05, 2010
Less than a week into November, the month is shaping up to be one of the most active in recent memory for the ETF industry. Vanguard (international real estate ETF), UBS (another MLP ETN), PIMCO...
Daily ETF Roundup: GDX Surges, VXX Falls Off A Cliff
November 04, 2010
A day after the Fed’s $600 billion dollar injection into the Treasury markets, U.S. equity markets stormed higher across the board. The tech-heavy Nasdaq finished ahead by 1.4% while the S&P 500 and...
Daily ETF Roundup: FXI Surges, VXX Crumbles
November 03, 2010
U.S. equity markets faced the long awaited Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday, and digested the latest election results during what turned out to be a relatively stable session in the markets. The...
Wednesday’s ETF To Watch: Volatility ETN (VXX)
November 02, 2010
As the election results come pouring in, investors look for the Republicans to take control of the House of Representatives and make gains in the Senate, leaving President Obama with a difficult next...
Why Doesn’t My VIX ETN Perfectly Reflect The Index?
November 01, 2010
Sophisticated investors want sophisticated exchange traded funds (ETFs) that cater to their investment whims. But, volatility-related exchange traded notes (ETNs) that need a more acquired taste has...
The grim reaper is back
October 31, 2010
Thomas Kee sees continued weakness in the U.S. economy, and the declines could even become severe after the FOMC decision, the election, and quantitative easing.
Daily ETF Roundup: JJC Tumbles, VXX Rises
October 27, 2010
U.S. stock markets experienced a rocky trading session on Wednesday, as equities plunged to start the day but fought back after noon to pull back almost to breakeven. The Dow and S&P 500 sank by 0.4%...
Short-Term Volatility ETN (VXX) To Undergo Reverse Split
October 27, 2010
Barclays Bank PLC has announced that it will implement a one-for-four reverse split of the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) VXX, effective Tuesday November 9. The move comes as the value...
Barclays Announces Reverse Split of iPath® S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures™ Exchange Traded Notes
October 26, 2010
Daily ETF Roundup: MOO Surges, VXX Tumbles
October 25, 2010
U.S. equity markets started the week on a high note as hope for Federal Reserve action overshadowed weakness in the financial sector and continuing fears of inflation. The broad S&P 500 gained just...
RPT-Wall St Wk Ahead: Stocks may dance to big swings, earnings
October 24, 2010
NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks could see big swings to the downside this week on any remotely "bad" news since volatility indexes are at levels considered too low.
Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Tumbles, DBA Soars
October 20, 2010
After Tuesday’s sharp correction, equities rebounded across the board in Wednesday’s session as all of the major indexes stormed higher. The Dow led the way on the upside–gaining 1.2%–and was closely...
VIX ETNs: Calm Before the Storm?
October 16, 2010
The CBOE Volatility Index, also known as the VIX, is showing that investors are getting calmer and the bleeding in exchange traded funds (ETFs) and markets has abated. But has everyone gotten too...
Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Tumbles, GDX Soars
October 13, 2010
American stock markets surged to start Wednesday trading, but the rally fizzled out to end the session. Most equities still managed to post solid gains on the day, as the Dow and S&P 500 both jumped by...
Daily ETF Roundup: DBA Soars, VXX Tumbles
October 08, 2010
Despite weakness in the employment picture, U.S. equity markets managed to squeak by with gains to finish out the week. The Dow hung on to the 11,000 mark while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 both managed to...
US STOCKS-Wall St falls on dollar rebound, Pepsi forecast
October 07, 2010
Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Crumbles, EWJ Soars
October 05, 2010
Stock markets surged in Tuesday trading as all the major indexes jumped significantly higher. The Dow finished ahead by 1.8% while the S&P 500 jumped by 2.1% and the Nasdaq gained close to 2.4% on the...
Using ETFs As “Portfolio Insurance”
October 05, 2010
Although there are now nearly 1,100 exchange-traded products available to U.S. investors, the universe of ETFs utilized by most long-term buy-and-holders is considerably smaller. Beyond the “plain...
September ETF Data: Back On Track
October 05, 2010
After a small step backwards in August, the U.S. ETF industry got back on track in September as an unexpected equity market rally and impressive cash inflows combined to deliver an impressive single...
Daily ETF Roundup: UNG Sinks, VXX Rises
October 04, 2010
U.S. equity markets began the week on a down note, as all the major indexes slipped in Monday trading. The Dow and S&P 500 fell by 0.7% and 0.8%, respectively, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq slumped by...
The Ultimate Deflation-Fighting ETF
October 01, 2010
It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that investors around the world were bracing for the fallout from massive stimulus plans implemented to lift the global economy out of a recession. The consensus...
Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Soars, DBA Sinks
September 29, 2010
Equity markets finished a volatile Wednesday session in the red, as continued weakness in the financial sector helped to drag down stocks in the final hour of trading. The broad S&P 500 led the...
Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Plummets, FXI Surges
September 13, 2010
U.S. equity markets continued their September surge as all the main indexes posted solid gains in Monday trading. While the Dow finished ahead by just 0.8% and the S&P jumped up 1.1%, the real story...
Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Sinks, UNG Soars
September 10, 2010
After dropping to start the day, U.S. equity markets trended higher for much of Friday’s trading session. The tech heavy Nasdaq rose by 0.3% while the Dow and the more broad S&P 500 both jumped by 0.5%...
Eight myths about the VIX
September 09, 2010
The Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index can be a source of profits, but it's not as simple as many think, writes Adam Warner.
Daily ETF Roundup: UNG Jumps, VXX Sinks
September 03, 2010
Friday saw a flurry of activity ahead of the extended holiday weekend, as a highly-anticipated jobs report boosted investor confidence as the summer draws to a close. The U.S. economy lost 54,000 jobs...
Barclays Rolls Out New ETN: S&P 500…With A Twist
September 01, 2010
Barclays rolled out the latest addition to its line of ETNs, launching the S&P VEQTOR ETN (VQT). The new exchange-traded note will saddle the line between active and passive; it is linked to the S&P...
VIX notches biggest August rise in over a decade
August 31, 2010
A widely quoted fear index is set for its largest percentage August rise in more than 10 years as equity markets slump on fears the economy is slipping back into recession.
Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Soars, IWN Falls
August 19, 2010
U.S. equity markets sank in Thursday trading as all the major indexes fell sharply on weak data. The Dow plunged 1.4% while the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 both fell by 1.7% as traders fled risky assets for...