Monthly Archive: October 2009

Europe and Japan’s currencies, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), may showing strong gains, but the effects on their economies may not be so beneficial. 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 […]

Are you feeling creeped out by markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) this  Halloween? There may be something to quell those feelings besides chocolate. 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 […]

After suffering through the effects of a deep recession, South Africa is bouncing back. The country-related exchange traded fund (ETF) may start to reflect an economy with normal growth beginning next 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 we listen to the news, we mostly hear about large, brand-name companies. However, mid-sized companies and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have shown some decent gains as the economy rights itself. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site […]

Some of the best-performing exchange traded funds (ETFs) this year have been in the hot and getting hotter area of emerging markets. But is there any steam left in this rally? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should […]

October was largely a mixed month for stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs), marked by both encouraging high points and gloomy low ones. 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 […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been overshadowing their close relative, the exchange traded note (ETN). Investors could be missing out on this nifty alternative investment vehicle. 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 […]

Yesterday’s big gains are but a memory this morning as stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) give back after less-than-thrilling reports on consumer spending and sentiment.  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 […]

Commodities are all the rage right now, to the point where there’s been talk of a bubble. But some feel that not only is there no bubble, but that commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) are poised to move even higher. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not […]

Jefferies has launched two new exchange traded funds (ETFs) based on agriculture and industrial metals indexes. 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 […]

Money has been switched around ever since global markets have hit their nadir, and lately, it’s been leaving U.S. equities. Which exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been getting this cash? 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 […]

Does the waving wheat sure smell sweet? We’ll soon find out: All eyes are on Oklahoma now as the state gets the first state-focused exchange traded fund (ETF). 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 […]

Global economies are growing fast and monetary policy in the United States is loose. These and other factors are fueling the rise of exchange traded funds (ETFs) related to the oil industry. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site […]

It appears that most Asian economies have finally pulled out of a recession. While recovery is expected to be slow for the time being, there are a variety of exchange traded fund (ETF) plays for even modest growth. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come […]

Brazil’s development in recent years has had a key positive side effect: a booming middle class. The growth of this segment could help drive  consumption and, in turn, boost the country’s exchange traded funds (ETFs). The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information […]

The U.S. economy grew in the third quarter for the first time since spring 2008. The news was cheery enough to reverse several days of downward moves in stocks and 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 […]

ETF Insights, the first free online conference aimed at financial advisors that focuses on exchange traded funds (ETFs), will kick off on Dec. 2, 2009, with a keynote address from Bill Gross, managing director at PIMCO. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. […]

International exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading higher this morning. Russia is up 4%, Indonesia is up 3.8%; Emerging Europe is up 3.7% and Brazil is up 3.6%. Here are some stories on international ETFs that may interest you: 5 Top Emerging Market ETFs Off the Lows Brazil’s New Tax: What It Could Mean for […]

Hedge funds were perforated by the financial  debacle, leaking billions of dollars in assets. But industry leaders are looking into exchange traded fund (ETF) as a way to pick up the loose change. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this […]

India has been a fast-growing market for the last few years, and Van Eck is hoping that a small-cap exchange traded fund (ETF) it has in registration with give investors even more exposure to the nation. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. […]

As developing countries continue to make leaps and advancements, the telecommunications industry and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the sector are in a position to benefit. 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 […]

ETF Spotlight on Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap (NYSEArca: BRF), 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 buy, […]

Index IQ has introduced two new exchange traded funds (ETFs) that are intended to provide a hedge against inflation. 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 Fox Business this afternoon to discuss Brazil’s exchange traded fund (ETFs). Oh, and if you’ve always wondered what Tom looked like before he became follicly-challenged, have your curiosity satisfied at the end of the video. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually […]

The 100th bank failure of 2009 came on Friday, Oct. 23, and more followed suit. This grim milestone underscores that the financial crisis has shifted from the large banks down to the smaller ones. What will it mean for these exchange traded funds (ETFs)? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom […]

As inflation and declines in purchasing power loom over investors, gold and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) continue to remain appealing and draw in big assets. 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 […]

Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) sank into negative territory this morning as a disappointing report about the real estate sector emerged. 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 […]

Commodities and their exchange traded funds (ETFs) have become exceptionally popular with investors and for good reason, they provide protection as well as diversification. 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 […]

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act was formed with a lot of money to be allocated and spent giving certain exchange traded funds (ETFs) a boost, but it appears there are other loopholes to face. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this […]

What are your options when it comes to exchange traded funds (ETFs)? How can you get the most out of them? Find out how right now! Tom Lydon speaks on “The Money Answers” with Jordan Goodman The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. […]