What’s A Leveraged Etf And What Makes It Dangerous? | The Great Debate

The open question, as with much of financial regulation, is how or if those regulations are actually enforced. For now, levered ETFs make up just 2 percent of the $1.7 trillion global ETF market. But there are other types of ETFs that might be unsuitable for individual investors, as well. For instance, should you have a basket of concentrated tech stocks in your retirement fund? Levered or more? info… not, the answer is no.
Source: http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/05/30/whats-a-leveraged-etf-and-what-makes-it-dangerous/

Invest Like Warren Buffett With This ETF (KO,MOAT,GE,MORN)

For the first time in many weeks, this weeks most trafficked ETFs include several marquee sector funds at the top of the list. http://www.etftrends.com/ The honor of this weeks most searched ETF goes to a familiar friend: The Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK ) . It is a familiar stock, some company called Apple ( AAPL ), that likely sparked increased searches of XLK. XLK, the largest technology sector ETF, features Apple as its largest holding with an allocation of 15.4%. The surprise regarding XLK is that investors have pulled money from the ETF even as Apple has surged.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/most-searched-etfs-sector-surprises-123039369.html

Awesome Apple | ETF Trends

From a risk management perspective, placing a stop-loss order directly below the nearby moving average ($29.46) will create a favorable risk/reward ratio. Looking at Key Holdings for Clues The Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF trades with a relatively inexpensive management expense ratio of 0.51%. However, for investors looking to accumulate positions without investing in an ETF, one possible solution may be to focus on one or more of the 21 names held within the MOAT ETF. One name of interest is General Electric Co. ( GE ), which also happens to be a holding of Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway.
Source: http://www.investopedia.com/stock-analysis/cotd/053014/invest-warren-buffett-etf-ko-moat-ge-morn.aspx

Gas Deal Fuels China/Russia ETFs – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

This is cheaper than $10.60 per mmBtu prevailing in some markets of Western Europe and $10.84 per mmBtu LNG average, which China paid for importing gas in April. ETFs in Focus Given this, most investors duly turned their focus to Russia and China markets in order to reap advantages from the gas deal. While there are several options to play these two markets, we have highlighted three ETFs that might be considered solid picks in the days ahead. About half of the fund’s portfolio is skewed toward energy followed by financials (17.37%) and materials (11.30%).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/gas-deal-fuels-chinarussia-etfs-etf-news-and-commentary-cm357825

Most Searched ETFs: Sector Surprises – Yahoo Finance

Thailand has seen severe political unrest for last six months that heightened early this month when the Thai Constitutional Court casted out Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in a judicial coup . The protest was basically intended to drive out Yingluck Shinawatras administration, which was built on the political structure of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The coups are in protest of an amnesty for transgressions dating back to the 2006 rebellion that expelled Thaksin Shinawatra, the brother of Yingluck Shinawatra. A snap election was conducted in February, but protesters interrupted polls leading the court to call the election unacceptable. Following the removal of Shinawatra, anti-government activists insisted on an unelected leader to which pro-Shinawatra party warned of a civil war. As of now, the re-election that was due in July has been cancelled due to escalation in protests.
Source: http://www.wnd.com/markets/news/read/27332802/will_thailand_etf_pay_the_price_for_protests

Will Thailand ETF Pay The Price For Protests?

Underpinning everything we look at is what may be common sense to most, but still worth pointing out, is that AAPL has the largest market capitalization of any U.S. listed equity, carrying a >13% weighting now in the Nasdaq 100 (the next closest index member, MSFT has a >8% weighting), as well as the fact that AAPL has once again resumed its place as the number one ranking in the S&P 500 (above second ranked XOM), with a >3% ranking. What is incredible about the AAPL story is that the stock traded as low as a $373 handle in the spring of 2013, yes, thats a little over a year ago, to current price levels. Some would say that Tim Cook, Apples CEO may feel vindicated, at least based on the impressive stock run in such a relatively short amount of time, for a large cap stock that is. Its safe to say that the recent break-out to new highs in broad based indices where AAPL is a major presence is not a coincidence, but it once again becomes time for portfolio managers to be cognizant of what is powering their underlying performance lately in broad ETFs that may be heavy holders of AAPL, and analyze the risk that may be potentially present at current levels versus future potential.
Source: http://www.etftrends.com/2014/05/etf-chart-of-the-day-awesome-apple/


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