December 2009

ETF Review: Frontier Markets

December 30, 2009

The Claymore/BNY Mellon Frontier Markets seeks to replicate the Bank of New York Mellon New Frontier Index. What makes this ETF especially unique is the country holdings. The top 5 Holdings are: Chile, Poland, Egypt, Colombia and Kazakhstan. With BRIC ETFs getting all the attention in international funds for years, as investors seek the next […]

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ETF Tracking Spinoffs Routinely Beats S&P500

December 14, 2009

The Claymore/Beacon Spinoff ETF (CSD) seeks to replicate an index called the Beacon Spin-off Index, which is comprised of roughly 40 companies that have been spun-off within the past two years.  The ETF is rebalanced twice per year. For varying reasons, spin-offs tend to outperform their former parent companies and the market as a whole.  […]

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ETF Review: New China Tech Fund Looks Promising

December 9, 2009

This newly launched ETF will be extremely volatile for two reasons: Tech and China, each of which carry high Beta on their own in contrast to US equities at large.  This fund will perform well as long as the long term economic growth and prosperity in China continues, coupled with rising speculative stock purchases in […]

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18 ETFs up over 100% This Year

December 3, 2009

With US equities up over 60% from their lows in March 2009, there are several ETFs out there that have more than doubled those returns.  Of course, leveraged ETFs performed in stellar fashion during this period due to an unprecedented upward bias with very little downward volatility (see how leveraged ETFs can lose 90% even […]

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8 New 300% Leveraged ETFs Coming to Town

December 2, 2009

Direxion, currently the only outfit offering 3X daily return ETFs, is launching 4 new ETFs with the following ticker symbols already registered: Daily China Bull 3X Shares (CZM) Direxion Daily China Bear 3X Shares (CZI) Direxion Daily Latin America Bull 3X Shares (LBJ) Direxion Daily Latin America Bear 3X Shares (LHB) In addition to these, […]

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