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PowerShares, the fourth-largest U.S. ETF sponsor, is set to launch an actively managed exchange traded fund backed by Chinese A-Shares, which allows investors to gain exposure to China-listed companies. The actively managed PowerShares C...
PowerShares, the fourth-largest U.S. ETF sponsor, is set to launch an actively managed exchange traded fund backed by Chinese A-Shares, which allows investors to gain exposure to China-listed companies. The actively managed PowerShares China A-Share Portfolio (NYSEArca: CHNA) will begin trading...
about 3 hours ago
Exchange traded funds provide investors with broad market exposure, but investors should still look under the hood or risk finding unwelcome surprises. For instance, the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLK) is up 10% this year, ...
Exchange traded funds provide investors with broad market exposure, but investors should still look under the hood or risk finding unwelcome surprises. For instance, the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLK) is up 10% this year, whereas the First Trust DJ Internet Index Fund (NYSEArca: FDN)...
about 3 hours ago
Some of the air has come out of the sales of U.S. Internet stocks this week as investors are approaching high P/E names with caution. That approach to the Amazons (NasdaqGM: AMZN) and Facebooks (NasdaqGM: FB) of the world has prompted so...
Some of the air has come out of the sales of U.S. Internet stocks this week as investors are approaching high P/E names with caution. That approach to the Amazons (NasdaqGM: AMZN) and Facebooks (NasdaqGM: FB) of the world has prompted some retrenchment in some of this year’s top ETFs, but some...
about 3 hours ago
Brazil’s central bank is aggressively combating inflationary pressures, bolstering country-specific and real currency exchange traded funds. Inflation levels have slowed for the third consecutive month in September, with the benchm...
Brazil’s central bank is aggressively combating inflationary pressures, bolstering country-specific and real currency exchange traded funds. Inflation levels have slowed for the third consecutive month in September, with the benchmark IPCA index up 5.86% year-over-year, reports David Biller...
about 4 hours ago
Both the Indian equity market and the Indian rupee have experienced strong bouts of volatility in recent years. Amid the noise of central bank actions and macro-related policy debates, WisdomTree rebalanced its India Earnings index on Se...
Both the Indian equity market and the Indian rupee have experienced strong bouts of volatility in recent years. Amid the noise of central bank actions and macro-related policy debates, WisdomTree rebalanced its India Earnings index on September 20—the same day the new governor of the Reserve Bank...
about 4 hours ago
Name a foreign currency exchange traded product that has been a better bet than the U.S. dollar over the past month. The CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) and the CurrencyShares British Pound Trust (NYSEArca: FXB) may not be surp...
Name a foreign currency exchange traded product that has been a better bet than the U.S. dollar over the past month. The CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) and the CurrencyShares British Pound Trust (NYSEArca: FXB) may not be surprises.  The WisdomTree Indian Rupee Fund (NYSEArca: ICN) is a...
about 5 hours ago
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about 5 hours ago
Yesterday afternoon, it was declared that Janet Yellen (about whom, trust me, I’ll be doing an acerbic post later today) will be the new Chairhuman of the Federal Reserve. The ES started climbing, and even though I had 118 – ...
Yesterday afternoon, it was declared that Janet Yellen (about whom, trust me, I’ll be doing an acerbic post later today) will be the new Chairhuman of the Federal Reserve. The ES started climbing, and even though I had 118 – - yes, you read that right – - 118 short positions, I was delighted. Why, [...]
about 5 hours ago
It was a terrible Tuesday for some of 2013’s best-performing ETFs as the U.S. government shutdown sent investors scampering out of biotech, Internet and social media ETFs. Even with yesterday’s slack performances, three biotech ETFs stil...
It was a terrible Tuesday for some of 2013’s best-performing ETFs as the U.S. government shutdown sent investors scampering out of biotech, Internet and social media ETFs. Even with yesterday’s slack performances, three biotech ETFs still rank among this year’s top-10 non-leveraged ETFs. The Global...
about 6 hours ago
With nearly everyone’s eyes on the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline, the bond market has been making some subtle moves over the last four weeks.  The September announcement by the Federal Reserve that they are full s...
With nearly everyone’s eyes on the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline, the bond market has been making some subtle moves over the last four weeks.  The September announcement by the Federal Reserve that they are full steam ahead on their asset purchase programs caused a snapback...
about 7 hours ago