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  • Leveraged Energy ETFs Gain Assets, Just not the Ones Youd Guess

    02-05-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The 8% plunge in West Texas Intermediate futures Wednesday could be a reminder that despite an epic rally over the three previous trading days, oil and energy equities are far from erasing the memories of last years slides. That has not stopped some traders from embracing bull...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Re-Energized Energy Sector

    12-26-2014 01:25 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Assets have started to flow into the largest U.S. Energy Equity focused ETF, XLE (SPDR Energy Select, Expense Ratio 0.16%), as it has pulled in more than $1.8 billion in new dollars just this month, giving it an overall asset base of just shy of $12 billion. In spite of violen...

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  • Oil Rising, but Traders Skirt Leveraged ETFs

    06-13-2014 02:24 PM by Todd Shriber

    Even prior to this weeks violence in Iraq, the excuse du jour for soaring oil prices, energy stocks and equity-based exchange traded funds were in rally mode. Year-to-date, the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE) trails only the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEAra: XLU...

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  • ETFs Move On Jobless Claims, Productivity Gains

    03-03-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETFs are showing strong gains Thursday after jobless claims unexpectedly fell to an almost three-year low, signaling an improving labor market. The number of people requesting unemployment benefits last week plunged to a nearly three-year low, bolstering the likelihood that c...

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  • Oil ETFs Retreat, But Will It Stick?

    02-28-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Phew. Crude oil prices are finally cooling off as reports of increased production are emerging from the Middle East. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) exchange traded fund (ETF) is flat so far this morning - quite a reversal from a busy week last week that saw it gain 10...

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  • ETFs Move As Portugal Bond Sale Restores Confidence

    01-12-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) rose on Wednesday, tracking a rally in European equities, as investors digested the results from a Portuguese government debt auction and awaited the Federal Reserves report on current economic conditions. European stocks are way up after he Portu...

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  • Oil ETFs: 2008 All Over Again?

    01-05-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Fueled by the global recovery and the low interest rate environment, crude oil prices have been able to steadily rise. Those rising prices are hearkening back to another time oil topped $100: 2008. Crude oil prices recently hit $92 a barrel, a 26-month high, reports Palash R. ...

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  • Drilling Bans Could Boost Natural Gas ETFs

    11-19-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Drilling in the large reserves of trapped natural gas in the east coast has kept gas prices, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), suppressed, but the cheap gas may mean a cleaner source for power generation. However, amid health and environmental concerns, one city is...

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  • Which Way Is Up for Natural Gas ETFs?

    11-11-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Natural gas exchange traded funds (ETFs) took a hit yesterday after the supply glut that has pressured prices all year showed few signs of easing. Can it be called a bottom? It's easy to question the true direction of natural gas. After all, prices have been sinking for much o...

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  • Investing in the Future With Natural Gas ETFs

    10-01-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Because it's cleaner burning than coal and more plentiful than oil, some have called natural gas the fuel of the future. Here's what you should know before jumping into natural gas exchange traded funds (ETFs). Like other fuels, natural gas prices are heavily influenced by a v...

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  • Leveraged ETFs: Useful, But Be Careful

    07-13-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs) allow investors to achieve outsized returns. Unfortunately, those outsized returns can be in either the positive or negative direction. Thats why its important to understand exactly what a leveraged ETF is and the different options that are ...

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  • Oil and Gas ETF Plays for Rising Energy Prices

    03-09-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon've probably noticed that gas prices are once again creeping higher, just in time for the driving season. As a motorist, it might have you cringing; but as an exchange traded fund (ETF) investor, it might have you looking for an opening. Gas has already crept up 5 c...

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  • Oil ETF Plays With Extra 'Oomph'

    11-02-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Oil and gas exchange traded funds (ETFs) are continuing their ascent despite a supply glut. Investors looking to add a little "oomph" to rising prices or hedge falling ones may want to consider leveraged and inverse oil ETFs. Global economies are recovering, however, not at t...

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  • What's In the Fine Print When Choosing Long/Short ETFs?

    01-26-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors looking at leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds (ETFs) should pay attention to the fine print in those products, so that one may not find any surprises in the end. Those that are fervent traders using leverage for anything longer than a day's time is better of...

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  • Short and Leveraged ETFs Are Beefing Up

    07-30-2008 09:52 AM by Tom Lydon

    Some investors like to say short and ultra short exchange traded funds (ETFs) are similar to steroid use - bulking way up on an unnatural time scale. For instance, the ProShares Ultra Oil and Gas (DIG) beefed up more than 60% through June since its early 2007 inception, only t...

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