Monthly Archive: September 2009

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Existing overcapacity of base metals in China’s reserves are alarming officials there, and they are curbing this with new rules. IsĀ  this news going to interrupt the run that related exchange traded funds (ETF) have enjoyed? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. […]

ETF Spotlight on iShares S&P National Municipal Bond (NYSEArca: MUB), part of a weekly series. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to […]

The month of September marks both the close of the third quarter and an anticipated return of investors coming back from vacation. Despite faltering on the last day, stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) just closed their best quarter since 1998. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may […]

Now that the dust has settled and investors are faced with the task of rebuilding their portfolios, there are some exchange traded fund (ETF) strategies you can use to accomplish your goals. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site […]

China’s economy is heating up, so it’s only natural that new exchange traded funds (ETFs) that give investors new ways to access the country appear on the scene. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used […]

Thanks to commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs), access to this asset class has been greatly simplified for investors. So much so, that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is examining the funds with a fine-toothed comb. This has already had implications, one of which is that United StatesĀ Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) stopped issuing shares. […]

U.S. stocks and exchange trade funds (ETFs) opened the last day of the quarter in negative territory as discouraging manufacturing data fell far short of what economists had expected. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be […]

Base metals exchange traded funds (ETFs) are moving higher this morning on a weakening U.S. dollar. Here are some stories on the subject that may interest you: 4 ETFs to Play the Base Metals Boom Why Bulls Are Out on Base Metals ETFs The 10 Hottest Commodities and ETFs of 2009 Not All Commodity ETFs […]

Despite the slow economic growth witnessed in India, it’s still far better than what most developed countries are experiencing. This makes the exchange traded funds (ETFs) appealing for investors who want exposure to the growing country. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. […]

Charles Schwab will soon be one of the newest entries into the exchange traded fund (ETF) marketplace. The firm has taken a key step in choosing the person to play a key role in its new ETF division. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come […]

Major food and beverage producers have been releasing earnings and early forecasts signal positive results. Have food and beverage exchange traded funds (ETFs) benefited, though? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as […]

According to the Asian Development Bank, Asia is now in rebound mode, with investments such as exchange traded funds (ETFs) in a position to continue the gains they’ve already made this year. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site […]

When it comes to investing, whether it be through stocks, bonds or exchange traded funds (ETFs), the tax implications are always on an investor’s mind. Do you know how ETFs can affect your capital gains? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information […]

Popular interest in energy exchange traded funds (ETFs) is on the rise and an ETF provider has responded by launching a new fund in order to capture the short side of oil. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site […]

The markets, along with exchange traded funds (ETFs), have seen a dramatic uptrend since the March 9 low. So much so that rumors of a correction refuse to completely go away. But is it really going to happen? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come […]

U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) edged lower in morning trading as reports indicate that consumers are still wary of the overall health of the economy. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or […]

Metal-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading higher this morning as gold gains on the dollar’s weakness. Here are more stories on the subject that may interest you: Tom Lydon Talks Gold ETFs on CNBC Gold and Silver ETFs: Where Do We Go From Here? What the Fed Meeting Could Mean for Gold and Oil […]

The International Climate Change Negotiations are in full swing and countries have agreed on the need to carefully monitor our climate. The conference brought to light the realities of environmental measures enacted that could be a boon to the alternative energy industry and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are […]

Israel and its related exchange traded fund (ETFs) has attracted a lot of foreign money and investors can’t seem to stay away from the country’s technology industry. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or […]

When it comes to investing in stocks, bonds and exchange traded funds (ETFs), all investors should watch the Treasuries market and for good reason. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an […]

Tom Lydon went on Fox Business this afternoon to discuss the latest trends when it comes to gold, oil and silver exchange traded funds (ETFs). The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as […]

Many investors are aware of the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that give access to China’s growth. None of them track the Shanghai Index, but there’s a closed end fund (CEF) that gives the exposure if you’re seeking it. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come […]

When it comes to investing in stocks, bonds and exchange traded funds (ETFs), we’ve all made wrong decisions. But good news – there are ways to right these wrongs. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be […]

Many areas of the market are traditionally correlated: as the dollar weakens, oil gains in price; as investors become fearful, Treasury yields sink. But you can’t always bank on these correlations when it comes to investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs). The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may […]

U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) got a boost this morning as mergers and acquisitions activity encouraged investors. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation […]

Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC this morning to discuss what’s driving gold exchange traded funds (ETFs). The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer […]

India-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading higher this morning. Here are some stories on the subject that may interest you: India ETFs: Still Growing, But There’s Room for More Can India’s ETFs Flourish Despite Severe Drought? Why Emerging Market ETFs May Remain Hot India Looking Inward for ETF and Economic Growth, But Is It […]

The Federal Reserve has flooded the economy with money. As the excess liquidity is being moved around, the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are showing new opportunities for investors who want to capitalize on what Bernanke & Co. are doing. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may […]

As the stock market and exchange traded funds (ETFs) start to pick up steam again, investors are becoming eager to dip their toes back in the water. No matter what investments pique your fancy, it is important to have a strategy in place. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, […]

Turkey‘s economy and related related exchange traded fund (ETF) has strengthened enough to be left to its own devices. Recovery may be slow, but the country is now capable of standing without outside help. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on […]