As the exchange-traded world continues to expand, many investors find themselves asking the same questions about how these products work. Of course, not everyone is as vocal about their curiosities, leaving a number of unanswered questions in the space. In an ongoing effort to keep you educated about the ETF world, […]
UBS continued to expand its suite of income-oriented products this week by debuting an ETN that will offer monthly leveraged exposure to an index consisting of mortgage REITs. The new ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged Mortgage REIT ETN (MORL) will offer 2x monthly exposure to the Market Vectors Global Mortgage REITs […]
After 18 long years of negotiations, Russia has finally joined the World Trade organisation (WTO), marking a major stride forward in the nation’s continued effort to grow its presence in international affairs and on the global economic stage. Russia is now the 156th member of the WTO and many might find it […]
Innovation in the ETF industry has become standard over the past several years, with countless first-to-market products opening up new asset classes and strategies. And it turns out that the U.S. isn’t the only place where product development is going full throttle; our neighbours to the north have recently rolled […]
Though the second quarter has gotten off to a rocky, investors are turning their eyes to earnings season to continue the bull run that has defined 2012. The past few days have seen markets all over the board, as Alcoa kicked off earnings season with a bang, leading many investors […]
If the second half of 2011 was characterised by rampant stock market volatility and looming uncertainty, the atmosphere on Wall Street could be described as the exact opposite thus far in 2012. Economic data releases on the home front have taken centre stage in recent months as better-than-expected results from the […]
This post originally appeared on Thursday, March 2, 2012
Bond fund giant PIMCO launched its highly anticipated Total Return ETF (TRXT) on Thursday, bringing to market an exchange-traded version of the mutual fund that has accumulated about $250 billion in assets since its debut in the 1980s. The new ETF is the most eagerly anticipated product launch of the […]
Innovation has been a dominant theme in the ETF industry and this year, 2011, has shaped out to be perhaps the most exciting one yet. Growth is the other key ingredient for success and the exchange-traded universe has seen an abundance of new product launches; veteran issuers and newcomers alike […]
Equity markets have taken a wild ride this past year as everything from an unimaginable earthquake in Japan to a looming debt crisis in Europe has taken its toll on investors’ confidence. As 2011 draws to a close, many are left scratching their heads in confusion and uncertainty, given the […]
With the finish line in sight, it’s fairly safe to say that 2011 will be remembered by most investors as a wild, back-and-forth year that brought plenty of both hope and despair. A hot start raised optimism of a continued recovery after a generally impressive 2011, but the summer months […]
This article was written by David Trainer, CEO of New Constructs.
Global equity markets tanked to end the third quarter as worries over financials dragged down shares across the world. The Dow finished lower by about 2.2% while the broader indexes suffered more severe gains as the S&P 500 fell by 2.5% and the Nasdaq sank by 2.6% for the day. […]
[credit provider=”AP images”] Though most investors will be focused on comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and our U.S. GDP results, there will be another name to remember as we head into the weekend; Irene.Now that we are midway through hurricane season, which lasts from the beginning of June through […]
Thanks to inflationary pressures and booming emerging markets, a number of key commodities have seen their values soar so far in 2011.
Silver soared to a new record high today, its rise attributed to everything from an increase in inflation fears, to worries over the U.S. dollar, to the actions of a particular bank.
[credit provider=”Richard Drew / AP Photo” url=”http://www.sacbee.com/2011/03/11/3467919/stocks-edge-lower-on-earthquake.html”] The massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan earlier this month have dominated the headlines in recent weeks, as the fallout from the natural disaster continues and efforts to rebuild the country figure to take years to complete.The humanitarian crisis in Japan has […]