Exchange Trade Funds Archive

Central Banks Favor Euro Over Dollar

Dollar Reaches Breaking Point as Banks Shift Reserves Central banks flush with record reserves are increasingly snubbing dollars in favor of euros and yen, further pressuring the greenback after its biggest two- quarter rout in almost two decades. Policy makers boosted foreign currency holdings by $413 billion last quarter, the most since

What Happened In The Market Today…23 Jan 09

What’s Happening In The Market Now… The market was down sharply at the open once again this morning. Corporate earnings reports continue to come in short of estimates and increase fears about the extent of the recession. The British government released data showing the country’s economy shrank 1.5 percent in the fourth

What Happened In The Market Today…22 Jan 09

What’s Happening In The Market Now… Stocks were lower at the open this morning after more disappointing economic data was released. The Commerce Department reported construction of new homes and apartments fell 15.5 percent to an annual rate of 550,000 units last month smashing the previous low set in November. The Labor

What Happened In The Market Today…

What Happened In The Market Today… The market opened on a positive note after yesterday’s historic drop. The British pound was battered again amid fear about that nation’s ailing banks and the government’s costly efforts to assist them. Most overseas stock markets fell as financials declined overseas, echoing the drop seen in

Is The Oil Rally Over ??

United States Oil Fund, LP (USO) is a commodity pool that issues limited partnership interests or units that may be purchased and sold on the American Stock Exchange (the AMEX). The Company invests in futures contracts for light, sweet crude oil and other types of crude oil, heating oil, gasoline, natural gas

Variety of ETFs

Exchange Traded Funds ETFs have become very popular with institutional investors over the last 10 years. However only in the past couple of years have ETFs started to become attractive investment options for retail investors like you and me. More and more retail investors are now talking about ETFs. A part of

ETF Special: Variety Of Options

For those of you that do not know what Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are here is a short description. What are ETFsThink of an ETF as a mutual fund that trades like a stock thus experiencing price changes throughout the day as it is bought and sold. You can short sell them

Interesting Stories That You Missed

Over the past few days i came across some interesting news/facts which deserves some limelight. Basic Material ETFsETFs that focus on large-cap companies with exposure to basic materials have had nice returns for the year. Why is that so ? Analyst believe U.S. economy is growing and a growing economy needs materials.

Investing in ETF Options

What are ETFs A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange, thus experiencing price changes throughout the day as it is bought and sold. What are OptionsA privilege sold by one party to another that

Can Weak Dollar Make Money

Can Weak Dollar Make Money Yes it can. Deutsche Bank and PowerShares announced the listing of PowerShare DB U.S. Dollar Bullish UUP and the PowerShare U.S. Dollar Bearish UDN exchange traded funds (ETFs) on the American Stock Exchange. These ETFs offer investors access to the performance of the United States Dollar against