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Tesla Motors (TSLA) is having an outstanding year. With the launch of the Model S this Spring the stock price has nearly tripled, setting the growing company up to become the most recent addition to the NASDAQ 100. This index of 100 non-financial companies consistently outpaces other market indexes, such as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average. Replacing software giant, Oracle (ORCL), Tesla has once again caught investor and analyst attention [check out Stocks Kicked Out Of The NASDAQ-100 (QQQ) Since 1995]. [click to continue…]

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Global X to Close 4 ETFs

by on September 26, 2012

Global X, the New York-based issuer of many international and specialized funds, announced recently that it will close out four of its ETFs that have not attracted assets compared to their other popular funds like the SIL and GXG. October 18 will be the last day of trading for these ETFs:

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Direxion, the Boston-based ETF issuer best known for its suite of 3x and -3x products, continues to expand its platform to include non-leveraged ETFs. The firm has already rolled out a non-leveraged airline ETF (FLYX), and earlier this year detailed plans for a suite of targeted Indian equity funds. And in a recent SEC filing, […]

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AAPL Weighting In QQQ To Be Slashed

by on April 6, 2011 | Updated November 21, 2012

In a move that could reignite debate over the impact of exchange-traded products on equity market volatility, NASDAQ announced on Tuesday that it will rebalance the Nasdaq-100 Index that serves as the underlying for the PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) and as the benchmark for various mutual funds. The move will affect dozens of securities, though none […]

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With some 3,700 companies, the NASDAQ has more trading volume than any other stock exchange in the world. The NASDAQ 100 is one of the world’s most widely-followed indexes, measuring the performance of 100 of the largest domestic and international nonfinancial companies listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market. As the ETF industry has boomed, billions […]

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Best Performing ETFs Of 2009

by on December 21, 2009 | Updated April 30, 2010

Following a year that saw some of the worst performances in recent memory, many asset classes have bounced back in  2009. But some have performed better than others, and as the year draws to a close we take a look at some of the best-performing ETFs. The year’s top gainers include a few of the […]

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