Etf Basics

Year-ago net loss was $79.5 million, or $0.86 per diluted share. Commodities – Crude was down 0.19%; likewise, United States Oil Fund (USO) was down 0.36%. Meanwhile, natural gas was up 0.68%, and United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was up 0.89%. Gold was up 0.21%, and SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) was up 0.19%. All are trading at record levels. Among stocks, LightInTheBox (LITB) reports Q3 revenue of $68.1 million, up from $51.1 million in the year ago quarter.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-broad-market-etfs-slip-premarket-after-recordsetting-run-cm303075

Bloomberg Radio’s Catherine Cowdery reports on Exchange Traded Funds. Bloomberg Radio’s Catherine Cowdery reports on Exchange Traded Funds. Balchunas on Survey Showing Openness to Small ETFs (Audio) Nov 12, 2013 Bloomberg analyst Eric Balchunas says a recent survey shows that investment advisors would consider using a small exchange-traded fund and are open to new ETFs. Bloomberg Radio’s Catherine Cowdery reports on Exchange Traded Funds. Bloomberg Radio’s Catherine Cowdery reports on Exchange Traded Funds.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/podcasts/etf-report/

“With Janet Yellen, we know that the Federal Reserve is likely to err on the side of inflation, so there is a good reason to continue holding onto it,” said Merk, whose firm also owns a stake in SPDR Gold Trust. Gold prices were little changed at $1,290 an ounce after the filings by Paulson. On Thursday, bullion rose after the nominee for Federal Reserve chairman, Janet Yellen, defended the U.S. central bank’s bold steps to spur growth, suggesting the massive bond-buying stimulus will continue. Investors pay close attention to the quarterly filings by Paulson and other notable hedge fund managers because they provide the best insight into whether the so-called “smart money” best eft portfilo has lost faith in gold as a hedge against inflation and economic uncertainty. Paulson, which shot to fame in 2007 with a prescient bet against subprime mortgages, sharply cut its stake to 10.2 million shares in Q2 from 21.8 million in Q1, marking the first time the firm cut its gold ETF stake since the fourth quarter of 2011.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/15/us-hedgefunds-filings-gold-idUSBRE9AE02820131115

equity exposure, with a 97/3% split, U.S. and international. Both QCLN and GEX have had extraordinary years in 2013 in terms of net performance, and both products have retreated slightly from recently made new all-time highs. Year to date, asset flows have been healthy for both funds, with QCLN reeling in$49 million YTD and GEX taking in $17 million of its own. With TSLA reeling lately on heavier trading volume and with investors undoubtedly sitting on capital gains year to date, additional volatility in the stock or in the space in upcoming weeks could spur some interesting activity in the space, and these two ETFs remain top of mind.
Source: http://www.etftrends.com/2013/11/etf-chart-of-the-day-talking-tesla/

Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel , one standout is the SPDR Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF ( SJNK ) where we have detected an approximate $79.8 million dollar inflow — that’s a 3.0% increase week over week in outstanding units (from 87,500,000 to 90,100,000). Click here to find out which 9 other ETFs had notable inflows The chart below shows the one year price performance of SJNK, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, SJNK’s low point in its 52 week range is $29.36 per share, with $31.18 as the 52 week high point that compares with a last trade of $30.80. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed).
Source: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12115536/1/noteworthy-etf-inflows-sjnk.html

Instead of picking out stocks, investors who want to play a broad index can pick out ETFs. Additionally, ETFs can be used for speculative bets through short trades. [ What is an ETF? Part 1: The Basics ] Since ETFs are essentially made up of tens, hundreds or thousands of individual securities from a benchmark index, the ETF will often closely track the underlying index.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/etf-basics-204056448.html

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