Posts tagged as:

GRU

Sell On The Pop Prospects August 21st Edition

by on August 21, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons; first, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that it is trading below its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

With equity markets surging as of late, commodities have been left on the back burner, an after-thought for most investors. However, recent events in both the sugar and wheat markets look to once again put commodity ETPs at the forefront of investors’ minds. While sugar is surging due to seasonality issues, wheat has been heavily impacted by weather issues in one of the world’s most important wheat-producing regions. One of the worst drought’s in Russia’s history has devastated the nation’s wheat output, forcing the government to take drastic measures in order to protect its food security and avoid becoming a net-importer of the staple crop. Earlier today, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told government officials that a temporary ban was needed on grain exports, with a spokesman later saying that it would come into force from August 15 and would apply to contracts that had been already signed [see the Ultimate Guide To Agricultural ETFs]. [click to continue…]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

For the investors who had been preaching on the need to brace for a surge in inflation in the wake of massive capital injections, credibility continues to slip away. Recent CPI readings have been tame, to say the least; deflation is a more immediate concern even in an environment where inflation rates are expected to […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Before the onset of the recent global recession, a decade-long commodity boom had delivered handsome returns to investors who established exposure to natural resources, as the prices of everything from apples to zinc climbed steadily on mounting scarcity concerns. During this prolonged run-up grains prices skyrocketed as food crises materialized, with a sharp economic pullback […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Recent years have seen the launch of hundreds of new exchange-traded products, many of which offer increasingly granular exposure to various asset classes. The latest innovation comes in the commodity space, where Vermont-based Teucrium Trading LLC filed with the SEC for an ETF that invests in Chicago Board of Trade Corn Futures. The Teucrium Corn […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Following the massive injections into capital markets in recent years, inflation has become a major concern of many investors, and the quest to uncover assets that offer portfolio protection against a potential uptick in the CPI has taken on many forms. While inflation-protected bonds are the instrument of choice for some, others have turned their […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Ten Worst Performing ETFs Of 2009

by on December 22, 2009 | Updated June 24, 2010

For most investors, 2009 has been a very good year, with a surge in liquidity leading almost all asset classes to big gains. As many national economies emerged from recession, investors regained their appetite for risk, sending emerging markets funds through the rook (these funds dominated the list of the Top Ten Performing Equity ETFs). […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

It’s been an interesting week in the world of ETFs: Greek government debt was downgraded and world leaders continued their climate conference in Copenhagen. Here are the ETF Database staff picks of the week’s most important and interesting stories from around the Web:

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

ETF Plays For A Falling U.S. Dollar

by on November 2, 2009 | Updated June 24, 2010

As U.S. equity markets have soared in recent months, the dollar has steadily declined against most of its major rivals, recently falling below the key $1.50 level against the euro for the first time since August of last year. This extended fall has investors wondering if the dollar’s decline reflects temporary volatility, or a long-term […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Sugar ETFs have continued their “almost vertical trajectory” in recent weeks, soaring higher on news that several major food producers sent a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture exclaiming that the U.S. could “virtually run out of sugar” if import restrictions on the sweetener aren’t lifted. Currently, quotas limit the amount of sugar U.S. companies […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }