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When Is An ETF Not An ETF?

by on July 27, 2010 | Updated July 8, 2014

When most analysts and investors refer to the ETF industry, they frequently use the term to apply to all exchange-traded products that are traded like stocks. In reality, the landscape is not quite that simple, and the term “ETF” is used a bit too liberally. ETFs must receive an order from the SEC that gives it relief from the Investment Company Act of 1940, a piece of legislation that was designed to instill investors’ confidence in mutual funds and protect the public interest. The provisions of this act don’t allow for the ETF structure, so potential issuers are required to acquire exemptive relief before moving forward with a fund launch.  [click to continue…]

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Three ETFs To Play Jim Rogers’ Advice

by on July 15, 2010 | Updated November 8, 2012

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Investors have been pulled in opposite directions in recent sessions, as conflicting data leaves the short term outlook very uncertain. Earnings season has gotten off to a hot start, with Intel, Alcoa, and CSX all impressing the Street. Meanwhile, diminishing fears over the debt crisis in Europe are suggesting to some investors that the worst is behind many developed economies in the developed world. On the other hand, others note sky-high unemployment levels and record budget deficits as major causes causes for concern going forward, and reasons to be cautions in the portfolio allocation process. One famous investor that falls into the second camp is the legendary Jim Rogers, who is advising investors to sell bonds and buy commodities as a refuge from the global economic woes [see Free Report: Everything You Need To Know About Commodity ETFs]. [click to continue…]

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After a turning in a strong finish to 2010, most commodity ETFs have fallen in recent months as investors have piled into the relative safety of U.S. dollar as an alternative to risky assets during these tumultuous times. This flight to the greenback has tempered demand for many commodities, the vast majority of which are […]

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With sovereign debt issues continuing to wreak havoc across the euro zone, many investors have piled into the relative safety of U.S. dollar in order to avoid the storm. This ‘flight to quality’ has had a devastating impact on a variety of commodities which are usually priced around the world in U.S. dollars. Among the […]

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In the wake of unprecedented injections of liquidity into the global financial system, many investors have become concerned about the potential impact of inflation on asset values (see Beyond TIP: Ten ETFs To Protect Against Inflation). But to anyone who sells sugar for a living, any concerns about inflation might incite rage. Sugar prices recently […]

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Exchange-traded commodity products have been embraced by investors eager to add an asset class to their portfolio that has historically exhibited a low correlation to stocks and bonds. Commodity ETPs saw more than $30 billion in cash inflows last year as both funds targeting diversified baskets of resources and commodity-specific funds surged in popularity.

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The wild ride for sugar ETF investors is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. After sugar prices hit 30 year highs in early February, prices in New York have slumped by nearly 40% over the last month. But prices have rebounded sharply in recent trading, reclaiming large chunks of the ground lost […]

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Volatility is nothing new to the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Total Return ETN (SGG), but the big price swings seen over the last three weeks have been truly impressive. After losing as much as 7% in trading Monday, SGG has dropped a whopping 15% this month after adding 11% in January. The sugar ETF’s extreme […]

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Markets trended higher in the holiday shortened week, as the S&P 500 flirted with and then crossed the 1,100 mark. The dollar strengthened throughout the week as debt clouds continue to hang over the euro zone and after the Fed raised the discount rate to 75 basis points. Below, we offer our picks for the […]

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Commodities are the new black in the world of investing, thanks in no small part to the rise of ETFs as the tool of choice in more and more portfolios. Commodity ETFs saw cash inflows of more than $30 billion in 2009, as total assets more than doubled on the year. According to the ETF […]

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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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The Definitive Guide To Sugar ETF Investing

by on December 17, 2009 | Updated November 1, 2012

Commodity ETFs have seen billions of dollars of cash inflows in recent years, as investors have embraced these exchange-traded products as efficient ways to gain exposure to an asset class that was previously off limits to many. The majority of investors have focused either on funds offering diversified exposure to a variety of natural resources […]

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