ETF Resumé

IYTTicker Symbol

iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund ETFFund

 

153.44

  • Change 1.51 (1.0%)
  • Volume 0.44 M

4:00 PM EDT Oct 24, 2014
U.S. Markets are closed

  • Assets $826.6M
  • Expense Ratio 0.45%
  • Yield 0.72%
  • Vs 50 Day EMA %
  • Vs 200 Day EMA %

US Equity ETF

iShares Transportation Average ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund's objective is results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance before fees and expenses of the Dow Jones Transportation Average Index. The Fund will invest at least 90% of its assets in the securities of its Underlying Index.

Performance
TODAY 1 DAY 5 DAY 10 DAY 1 MO 3 MO 6 MO 1 YR 2 YR 5 YR
1.0% 1.0% 5.2% 8.9% 0.9% 1.5% 11.7% 23.2% 76.4% 138.3%
Last Close Volume
AVG VOL (10 D) CHANGE
945,445 -115.0%
Trend on Last Close
  Price EMA EMA P DATE CROSSED
50 DAY 153.44 148.70 3.2% 10-21-2014
200 DAY 153.44 141.80 8.2% 10-14-2014
Technical
ALPHA BETA R2 STD DEV
0.0024 1.167 0.725 0.055
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    10-21-2014 12:57 PM by Todd Shriber

    The S&P 500 is up almost 1.6% Tuesday and is heading for its fourth straight day of gains following a rocky end to September and a volatile start to October. Even with this "rally," a word that should be loosely in this instance, many marquee sector exchange traded funds r...

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  • Ebola Scare Grounds Airline-Related ETF

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    After U.S. health officials announced the first confirmed Ebola patient who flew to Dallas from Liberia, transportation-sector exchange traded funds plunged Wednesday, with airline stocks under heavy pressure. While there are no longer any airline-specific ETFs on the market, ...

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    09-11-2014 02:59 PM by Max Chen

    Healthcare sector exchange traded funds look more hale and hearty as increased healthcare spending helps lift second quarter growth. Year-to-date, the Health Care Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLV) gained 17.1%, Vanguard Health Care ETF (NYSEArca: VHT) rose 16.8% and iShares U...

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  • iShares Announces Modest Fee Cuts on 24 ETFs

    09-03-2014 01:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    BlackRock's (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the world's largest issuer of exchange traded funds, announced that it is reducing fees on 24 of its sector and industry ETFs by one basis point. Fees on iShares ETFs tend to fluctuate modestly as the funds gain or lose assets, indicating ...

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  • Cheap Oil Helps Airline Stocks, Transportation ETFs Fly

    08-18-2014 03:45 PM by Max Chen

    The falling oil prices are providing airline stocks, along with related transportation sector exchange traded funds, an unexpected tailwind. While there are no airline-specific ETFs on the market, the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) and the SPDR S&P Tran...

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  • Cyclical Sector ETFs for an Improving Economy

    07-08-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    After a string of better-than-expected economic data, investors are rotating back into cyclical sector stocks and related exchange traded funds. "The jobs report is clearly a sign of continued and accelerating strength of the economy," Jeff Korzenik, Chicago-based chief invest...

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  • Transportation, Discretionary ETFs for Summer Travel

    07-03-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    After years of belt tightening, Americans are now opening up their wallets. As spending rises, travel and discretionary-related exchange traded funds could experience continued strength. Over the July 4 weekend, about 34.8 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more...

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  • Trendy Transportation ETFs

    06-19-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The two major transportation exchange traded funds were not among the 140 ETFs that made new highs on Wednesday, but the duo are knocking on the door of doing just that. Increased strength in the industrial sector is serving as a positive catalyst for shares of airlines, railr...

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  • Transport ETFs Lifted by Airlines’ Shareholder Friendliness

    05-15-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Seasoned dividend investors have never confused airline stocks with consumer staples, utilities or any number of other well-traveled dividend destinations. Saddled with the always present and massive fuel and labor costs, airlines seemingly have built-in excuses for being bigg...

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  • Transportation ETF Looks for New Highs

    05-01-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Helped by solid batch of earnings from airlines not named United Continental (NYSE: UAL), the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) posted a modest April gain, finishing the month within striking distance of its all-time high. Railroad and trucking earnings have a...

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  • Transport ETFs Saying All the Right Things

    04-23-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Fans and followers of the Dow Theory will be excited to know the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) touched an intra-day, all-time high Tuesday on volume that was nearly 21% above the daily average for the trailing three months. "For technicians, the century-ol...

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  • Earnings, Shipment Data Propel Transportation ETF to New High

    04-22-2014 03:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    A transportation sector exchange traded fund is trading at a new all-time high after a strong turnaround in the Richmond Fed's manufacturing index helped the transportation stocks pick up speed. The iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) was up 1.0% Tuesday, tradin...

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  • Industrial ETFs Again Catching Investors’ Attention

    04-07-2014 01:03 PM by Todd Shriber

    As momentum stocks from biotechnology to Internet to social media stumble, investors are committing capital to old line industrial stocks and exchange traded funds, a sector that is seen as 180 degrees removed from previously sexy biotech and social media. Entering Monday's tr...

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  • Planes, Trains and Trucks: Transportation ETFs Climb

    03-24-2014 03:20 PM by Max Chen

    Transportation sector exchange traded funds plowed through crippling winter conditions, outperforming the broader stock market so far this year. The iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) has gained 2.1% year-to-date while the SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (NYSEA...

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  • Eastern Chills: Blizzard Bowls Over Some Sector ETFs

    02-13-2014 02:58 PM by Max Chen

    Winter storms across the U.S. are having a crippling effect on the economy, with some sector exchange traded funds slowing down as businesses come to a standstill. The unruly weather system has closed schools and business, made driving treacherous and cancelled thousands of fl...

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  • Shipping ETF Looks to Cement Leadership, Breakout

    01-22-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Sometimes misunderstood, sometimes overlooked among transportation exchange traded funds, the Guggenheim Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) is arguably a gem for traders looking for an accurate reading on near- to medium-term risk appetite. Just do not make the mistake of assuming t...

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  • Huge Earnings Week for These ETFs

    01-21-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Last week, nearly 30 S&P 500 companies reported earnings. Of the 52 S&P 500 members that have reported thus far, 62% have exceeded analysts' profit estimates, and 63% have topped revenue forecasts, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Although this is a holiday-...

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  • FedEx Ackman Talk Fuels Transportation ETF's 4% Rally

    07-09-2013 03:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    The transportation sector and related exchange traded fund is on the move Tuesday as shipping giant FedEx (NYSE: FDX) surged on speculation that hedge funder Bill Ackman is taking an interest. The iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) was up about 4% Tuesday as Fe...

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  • Shipping ETF Riding a Wave

    03-27-2013 10:39 AM by Tom Lydon

    The transportation sector is regarded as a barometer for the health of the U.S. economy. The shipping industry is no exception, and the related exchange traded fund Guggenheim Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) is used as a proxy for the Baltic Dry Index. "The Baltic Dry Index track...

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  • Industrial, Transportation ETFs Get Upgrades from S&P

    12-14-2012 10:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    The industrial sector has been upgraded from "Marketweight" to "Overweight" by S&P Capital IQ. Factors supporting an investment in related sector exchange traded funds include improved global GDP anticipated in 2013 along with economic stability in China verified by positive ...

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  • ETFs for the Presidential Election

    09-27-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are aware of the impact the Presidential election will have upon markets and exchange traded funds. With voters set to hit the polls in about two months, many are strategically placing capital in sectors that will be affected by who ends up sitting in the White House. ...

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  • ETFs to Track Market Sentiment

    08-05-2012 06:29 AM by Tom Lydon

    In the current volatile market, investors can monitor certain ETFs to get a feel for market sentiment and appetite for risk. "The U.S. stock market continues to toy with investor's emotions, oscillating between rising, stalling, and falling on a seemingly weekly basis," Joel W...

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  • ETFs for Lower Oil Prices

    06-12-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Falling oil prices have mauled energy ETFs but provided a lift to some sector funds tracking different areas of the economy. Crude oil prices have slumped over 20% from the 2012 high to under $82 a barrel. "Currently, crude oil stocks sit at the upward bound of their histor...

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  • Transportation ETF Forecasts Better Times for Stocks

    06-08-2012 02:18 PM by John Spence

    Relative weakness in an ETF indexed to the Dow Jones Transportation Average in early 2012 was a warning sign to investors before the stock sell-off. Now, however, the iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) is outperforming the market and giving bull...

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  • Transportation ETFs Send a Warning

    02-23-2012 11:41 AM by John Spence

    Weakness in an exchange traded fund indexed to the Dow Jones Transportation Average is sending a warning signal on the market, some analysts say. The ETF's underperformance could simply reflect higher oil prices, but may also be broadcasting a pause in the stock rally. "The Do...

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  • Transportation ETF Performance Raises Flags

    02-08-2012 12:02 PM by John Spence

    Some market observers are pointing to the recent lagging performance of transportation indexes and exchange traded funds as a warning sign the rally may be getting long in the tooth. "This is potentially worrisome from at least two different points of view. First, the Dow Theo...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Dow Jones Transportation Average

    02-08-2012 09:58 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Yesterday in options trading we saw an influx of bearish put buyers in iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average (NYSEArca: IYT) as the exchange traded fund itself traded very heavy volume over 1 million shares versus its typical average. IYT has slightly lagged the broad U.S. ...

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  • Will Transportation Sector ETFs Ride the Holidays?

    11-30-2011 04:38 PM by Tom Lydon

    Closely watched transportation shares and exchange traded funds have rallied this week on central bank liquidity measures and hopes the economic picture is brightening. "The domestic transportation sector is a widely perceived leading indicator of the U.S. economy. While some ...

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  • Transportation ETF Breakdown Signals Recession Risks

    08-23-2011 03:16 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund indexed to the Dow Jones Transportation Average has fallen sharply in the recent stock pullback and is another sign the economy is hitting a soft patch. WSJ.com's MarketBeat reports that the breakdown in the transportation index has been worse than the ...

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  • Transportation ETF Rolls Over

    06-23-2011 11:09 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund tracking the closely-watched Dow Jones Transportation Average has been turned away this week at its 50-day moving average, despite strength in top holding FedEx (NYSE: FDX). The $640 million iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund (NYSEArca:...

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  • Transportation ETF Keeps on Chugging

    04-28-2011 12:04 PM by John Spence

    Transportation stocks were the market's best-performing sector on Thursday and the action extended the rally in related exchange traded funds. Companies in the transportation sector such as UPS (NYSE: UPS), Delta (NYSE: DAL) and CSX (NYSE: CSX) have beat Wall Street forecasts,...

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  • Dow Theory With ETFs

    04-12-2011 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Some market commentators think the venerable Dow Theory is giving investors the green light to buy stocks. The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) fell on Tuesday but remains close to its 52-week high. The Dow is the average of the value of one share each ...

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  • Transportation ETFs Have Improved On A Healthier U.S. Economy

    03-23-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The transportation sector and related-exchange traded funds (ETFs) have experienced a nice run up on an improving U.S. economy. Some transportation ETFs are staying steady above trendlines, but investors need to watch out for any potential backlash from volatility in the global e...

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  • Economic Data, Upbeat Forecast Lift ETFs

    03-17-2011 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) rose sharply Thursday as a round of economic data and an upbeat forecast from shipper FedEx Corp. helped the market rebound after three straight declining sessions. Oil prices soared more than 3.5 percent, climbing back above $101 per barrel after...

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  • Shipping ETFs Could Get Disrupted by Egypt

    02-04-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The conflict in Egypt is having a ripple effect in the markets. One area in particular that has watchers nervous is in shipping exchange traded funds (ETFs), which could suffer if transportation routes in the region get disrupted. Egypt is a critical link for oil and gas logis...

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  • Transportation ETFs Poised for a Fall?

    01-21-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Dow Jones Transportation Index has been showing some interesting signs of life of late, but other pressures threaten to keep transportation exchange traded funds (ETFs) down for the time being. According to The Wall Street Journal, the strength in the Dow Jones Transportat...

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  • China Rate Increase Holds Back ETFs

    12-27-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETFs opened lower on Monday, as investors retreated after China raised key rates over the weekend, stoking worries of slowing global growth. Trading is expected to be light on Monday, as a blizzard snarled traffic and businesses in much of the Northeast. However, stock market exc...

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  • Transportation ETFs Go On the Move

    12-17-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It seems like little can go wrong for transportation exchange traded funds (ETFs) these days. Once the holiday rush is over, can this sector still be a market outperformer? For the current momentum, you can certainly thank the holiday rush: The United States Postal Service...

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  • 5 ETFs to Watch This Holiday Season

    12-03-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The jolly holiday season is in full swing and companies are gearing up to handle the increased activity. Though the markets are hoping for a December rally, these exchange traded funds (ETFs) might be worth keeping an extra close eye on. Airlines. Over the river and through th...

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  • Transportation ETFs May Be Mixed for the Holidays

    11-18-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Those who are banking on the global economic recovery are closely eying shipping and transportation-related exchange traded funds (ETFs), but the two sectors could see very different performance through the holiday season. UPS (NYSE: UPS) could help drive the transportation ET...

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  • Transportation ETF: Laying Down Some Tracks

    10-15-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A country's backbone is its vast transportation network that connects all major hubs of economic trade. The United States has an extensive railway system that touches all corners of the country and the transportation exchange traded fund (ETF) looks like it's picking up some spee...

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  • ETFs Waver in Face of China Tensions

    09-16-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Growing concern over China's slowness to implement a more flexible exchange rate has exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the markets down slightly in early trading. According to the ETF Dashboard, fearful investors are taking haven in metals ETFs. The fastest mover so far today i...

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  • 6 ETFs to Play Obama's Job Plan

    09-07-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Big unemployment numbers are a big problem. That's why President Obama and his administration used the long weekend to unveil a public works plan that is largely aimed at bringing the 9.6% rate down to something more palatable. These exchange traded funds (ETFs) can benefit. T...

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  • Airline ETF: Takeoff or Landing?

    08-23-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Airlines are always a pain to deal with. Yet they remain a staple in our traveling plans. That's why it's always interesting to see where the airline industry is headed, especially because it's a cyclical industry. Has the airline exchange traded fund's (ETFs) ship come in yet? ...

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  • 5 ETFs That Could Move on Manufacturing Numbers

    08-18-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Manufacturing activity is expanding at its fastest pace in more than a year. This is not just improved news for the American economy, but it presents an opportunity for some exchange traded funds (ETFs), too. U.S. manufacturing activity grew in July at the fastest pace in near...

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  • Tom Lydon Picks His ETF Spots on CNBC

    07-29-2010 09:15 AM by Heather Hayes

    Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC to discuss the tepid economy and where he thinks we're headed next. While he was at it, he tossed in a few ETF picks for investors looking for some opportunities. Watch to find out what they are!

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  • 4 Bullish Signals for Transportation ETFs

    07-27-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Transportation exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be looking for a pop in the wake of earnings reports from the sector's major players. The transportation sector has always been a key indicator for market watchers who are watching cycles and signs for bear and bull markets. Do...

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  • Upbeat Earnings Propel Oil ETFs

    07-13-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Positive earnings from Alcoa (NYSE: AA) and CSX (NYSE: CSX) have given investors a reason to believe in the economic recovery and oil exchange traded funds (ETFs) a reason to surge in early trading. Both Alcoa and CSX notched better-than-expected second-quarter profits, sendin...

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  • Jobs Report Fails to Ignite Markets, ETFs

    07-02-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The monthly unemployment numbers weren't as bad as expected, but they still signal a pervasive weakness in the recovery. In kind, stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) traded in a narrow, but mostly negative, range. A wave of census layoffs cut the payrolls in June for the f...

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  • Resurrection of the Claymore Shipping ETF

    06-25-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the global economy picks up, you should be very interested in shipping exchange traded funds (ETFs). Why? Because one, shipping and global trade go hand-in-hand, and two, diversifying across the sector through an ETF should help you sleep at night, especially as the European c...

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  • Mixed Economic Reports Have ETFs All Mixed Up

    06-03-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are wavering this morning on the heels of yesterday's late-day surge that sent the markets higher by more than 200 points. The cause could be a set of mixed economic reports that left Wall Street wanting more. While the jobless claims report releas...

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  • Surprise! 5 ETFs That Are Holding Up

    06-02-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It may seem like all doom and gloom in the markets these days, but surprise, surprise: There are actually some exchange traded funds (ETFs) that have been holding up relatively well in the last few months. Let's face it: most stock-based exchange traded funds (ETFs) are ...

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  • Durable Good Report Gives ETFs an Early Lift

    05-26-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are on the rise this morning after an upbeat durable goods report has inspired investors in early trading. Now the question is, will it sustain through the day? The April Durable Goods Report was a positive one. New factory orders for du...

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  • Railroads Are Moving the Transportation ETF

    05-13-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Last year, Berkshire Hathaway bought out the remaining shares of the U.S. railway Burlington Northern. It was seen as a vote of confidence in both the sector and its importance to the U.S. economic recovery. But is the transportation exchange traded fund (ETF) backing that up? ...

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  • What New Union Rules Mean for Transportation ETFs

    05-11-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Obama administration Monday changed a 76-year-old rule on union elections, which will directly impact the transportation industry and possibly its exchange traded funds (ETFs). Whether that's a positive or negative impact, however, remains to be seen. Sam Hananel for the...

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  • 5 ETFs to Play the Recovering U.S. Economy

    04-30-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The signs are all there. U.S. GDP in the first quarter rose, the joblessness situation is slowly improving, consumers are coming out to spend more and homebuilders are feeling more bullish than they have in awhile. That just leaves one thing: which exchange traded funds (ETFs) wi...

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  • Direxion Goes Non-Leveraged with New ETFs

    04-20-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Direxion has until now been known for its leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds (ETFs) particularly those of the triple-leveraged variety. But the provider may soon be branching out into some interesting straight plays on the market. New funds Direxion has in the works i...

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  • ETFs Look for Direction After Unemployment Report

    04-15-2010 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A few steps forward, a few steps back. After five days of gains, stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are on the hunt for direction this morning after jobless claims for the week rose and foreclosure rates jumped the most in five years. First-time unemployment claims unexp...

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  • Industrial ETFs: Hot and Getting Hotter

    04-06-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Industries that bear the bruises of the recession are best positioned to perform when a recovery emerges. That's why exchange traded funds (ETFs) that focus on industrial businesses may be worth some exploring. Industrials - a sector that includes farm equipment, railroads, he...

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  • Shipping ETFs Sailing on an Open Course

    03-23-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the global economy picks up, we're all going to ship stuff. Transportation and shipping sector players are feeling positive about the prospects for the sector and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) in the coming year. The shipping and transportation sector is looking more pro...

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  • 6 ETFs Obama's Jobs Bill May Boost

    03-19-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    President Barack Obama signed a jobs bill into law this week. The law will help funnel cash toward infrastructure and transportation projects, which might be enough to juice up several exchange traded funds (ETFs). The measure is intended to put people back to work and shed so...

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  • Airline ETF Looks Ready to Take Flight

    02-26-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...the airline industry? After getting dinged in the economic meltdown, it now looks like airlines and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) taxiing onto the runway and just about cleared for takeoff. The airline industry has had its fair share of...

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  • Pending Home Sales Give ETFs a Lift

    02-02-2010 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) welcomed news of improved pending home sales with wide open arms. Some positive earnings reports helped add to the early gains. Pending home sales rose in December, possibly giving a clue that the Spring buying season will be more ...

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  • How Climate Change Legislation Can Boost Transportation ETFs

    01-14-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The need for a greener planet and cleaner air will not only positively affect the way we live; it could also reap rewards for transportation-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). CNN Tech reports that as global climate change intensifies, many around the globe - from governmen...

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  • Manufacturing and Service Sector Numbers Have ETFs Mixed

    01-06-2010 10:00 AM by cecilpendicamp21

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are higher this morning after two pieces of mixed economic data. According to the ADP National Employment Report, employment decreased 84,000 from November to December. However, data did show that the services sector in the US did expand in...

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  • Why Airline ETFs May Be Ready for Takeoff

    12-10-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After the kind of turbulence that has the captain asking passengers to buckle up and stay seated, the airline industry and its exchange traded fund (ETF) finally appear poised for takeoff. Are we free to move about the cabin yet? The signs of improvement within the airline in...

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  • Transportation ETFs: Why They Matter

    12-03-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The transportation sector is an indicator of our economic health. This means that as the United States and others rebuilt, this sector's exchange traded funds (ETFs) could have a nice boost in store. Industries that make up the transportation sector include airlines, railways...

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  • Midday Market Update: Mixed News Weighs on Investors

    11-19-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are both solidly in negative territory this morning as a stronger dollar, a downgrade on the semiconductor industry and mixed economic news weighed on investor sentiment. The U.S. index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI) rose 0.3% in ...

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  • Midday Market Update: Indexes Hit Intraday Highs

    11-16-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are hitting intraday highs this morning on an extremely positive report about October retail sales. The numbers could be just what investors needed to gain confidence about the upcoming holiday season. All three major indexes - the Dow ...

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  • 6 ETFs to Consider in a Recovery

    11-13-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite elevated unemployment levels, the economy appears to be in recovery mode which could be beneficial for certain exchange traded funds (ETFs). But which areas are poised to benefit the most? Two sectors that have performed well over the past year and are poised to conti...

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  • Midday Market Update: Good News Lifts ETFs, Dollar Sinks More

    11-11-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Encouraging reports from China and news that the Federal Reserve would hold interest rates steady for some time are pushing stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) toward another rally. The U.S. dollar has hit a 15-month low against a basket of major currencies today on posit...

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  • ETFs to Cover What Warren Buffett Is Buying

    11-05-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Prominent value investor Warren Buffett made a bet on the future of America with his purchase of Burlington Northern Santa Fe. While few are as rich as Buffett, it doesn't mean you can't play along with what he's buying using exchange traded funds (ETFs). Warren Buffett's comp...

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  • Midday Market Update: Wall Street Down Despite Factory Orders

    11-03-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are slightly negative this morning as the markets process news about factory orders and a big deal between Berkshire Hathaway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe worth billions. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) has agreed ...

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  • Transportation ETFs: Has the Sector Hit a Bottom?

    10-26-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the U.S. economy emerges out of a recession, it appears that the transportation sector and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) are following, but at a slower pace. Accordint to Mark Gongloff of The Wall Street Journal, the transportation sector as a whole has gained 84% sinc...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Consider Economic Indicators

    10-22-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are moving into slightly positive territory this morning after an index of economic activity signaled that the economy will continue to grow next year.  The Conference Board's index of leading economic indicators rose 1% in September. Th...

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  • The Uses and Appeal of Sector-Based ETFs

    10-20-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the popularity of the exchange traded funds (ETFs) investment vehicle grows, more investors are taking a shotgun approach to investing by picking out whole sectors of the market for their investment portfolios. There are around 760 ETFs on the market, with 140 aimed at dome...

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  • Midday Market Update: Economic Data Boost Markets

    09-17-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) edged up in morning trading as investors were further encouraged that the economy is stabilizing. The Labor Department reported that workers filing for jobless claims for the first time dipped to 545,000 last week from a revised 55...

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  • Why There May Be Flight In Airline ETFs

    09-09-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the global economic crisis seems to be easing, it appears that most sectors are starting to see signs of relief, even the ever-so-battered airline industry and its exchange traded funds (ETFs).  According to Sui-Lee Wee and Pete Harrison of Reuters, total airline traffic ...

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  • Will Railroad Stimulus Be a Savior for the Transportation ETF?

    08-28-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Where did that stimulus money you heard about go to? The Department of Transportation (DOT) is beginning to rev up spending for projects that could be to the benefit of both the country and transportation related exchange traded fund (ETF). Out of the $48 billion provided by t...

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  • Has the Transportation ETF Train Left the Station?

    07-27-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    One facet of the "Dow Theory" is that any kind of rally in the Dow should be verified by a similar rally in the Dow transports. Now that the Dow transports has surged, what does it mean for exchange traded funds (ETFs) that target planes, trains and automobiles? Tom Petruno of...

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  • How Transportation ETFs Are Touched By the Stimulus

    07-20-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    We're just two months into a two-year economic recovery plan, but already the transportation sector and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are benefiting. And one Senator says there's even more to come.The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 should be able to sav...

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  • Midday Market Update: Investors Wary As Inflation Fears Calm

    06-17-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are mixed this morning as investors remain ambiguous on signs of an economic recovery. The nation's second-largest package shipper, FedEx Corp. (FDX), posted a fiscal fourth quarter profit, excluding one-time charges, of $0.64/share ...

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  • The Outlook for Transportation ETFs

    06-16-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As inflation has been on the minds of most investors and the U.S. dollar remains weak, many have turned to traditional hedges for inflation - namely oil. If oil continues to gather steam, it could influence the transportation exchange traded fund (ETF). If oil prices continue ...

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  • How to Use ETFs to Manage Risk and Diversify

    06-02-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer investors a perfect way to gain targeted access to specialized areas of the market, helping to manage risk within a diversified portfolio. Alternative energy is an area set to take off under Obama's stimulus plan, and one way to play it is with...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets and ETFs Hit the Pause Button

    03-19-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve's decision to pump another $1 trillion into the U.S. economy has caused The Dow Jones Industrial Average to oscillate between positive and negative territory this morning and has had an impact on certain sectors and their exchange traded funds (ETFs). Despit...

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  • What the Stimulus Means for ETFs, Sector by Sector

    02-19-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The stimulus plan is out, signed and ready to go, and the money is accounted for. Billions are spread out across several sectors, and the new funds could soon impact exchange traded funds (ETFs) that target those sectors. Total spending is $317.2 billion. Across the sectors, w...

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  • 2 Things Going for Transportation ETF

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

    In a time where crude oil is oscillating like a tetherball, the economy is crumbling and the majority of business are turning to lean principles, the railroad energy and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track this form of transportation are gearing up for the long haul. Many l...

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  • 7 ETFs That Hold Forward-Thinking Companies

    02-03-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While a majority of companies are languishing in this economy, a select few are adapting and using the situation to their advantage, which has translated nicely to the shareholders of these company's stocks and eventually could lift related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The re...

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  • Stadium Naming Deals: Good for ETF Investors?

    01-25-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Now that bailout season is in full swing, spring training is around the corner and the 44th President of the United States has taken oath, investors should be wary of publicly traded companies that enter into stadium naming rights and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that hold th...

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  • 7 Ways You Can Use ETFs

    01-13-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    How can you use exchange traded funds(ETFs)? When you get ready for a market turnaround, here are some ways to prepare when there's a rebound and you're in cash. 1. Use them for diversification. You don't have to choose one stock. Google (GOOG) or Yahoo (YHOO)? Instead of choo...

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  • Signs Economy Isn't Fixed Yet

    12-09-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A sliver of a ray of hope may be shining through the blur of the housing market, but not enough to reverse the trend seen in related shares and exchange traded funds (ETFs) for the moment. We're not out of the woods yet. The National Association of Realtors reported an dip in ...

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  • Airline ETF Waiting to Be Cleared for Takeoff

    12-09-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Until now, there hasn't been a truly focused airline exchange traded fund (ETF) available for investors. But sometime in January, Claymore is expected to launch such a fund: the Claymore/NYSE Arca Airline ETF. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, ...

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  • A Narrow ETF Focus Can Amplify Risk

    11-15-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Yet another example of how diversification can help an exchange traded fund (ETF) portfolio from getting hit rather than completely drained is evidenced in the transportation sector. Diversification across an economic segment lessened the negative impact on portfolios by takin...

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  • Earnings Down, But Transportation ETF Could Still Fly

    10-23-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The transportation exchange traded fund (ETF) is at a fork in the road, and mixed earnings reports from components trickle in. UPS (UPS) reported a 9.9% drop in its quarterly profit, but it wasn't as bad as Wall Street had predicted. However, the company still expects shipping...

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  • While Oil Prices Are Grounded, Airline ETF Isn't Soaring

    10-16-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    First, rising oil burns the airlines and transportation exchange traded funds (ETFs). Now, one airline is getting burned by falling oil prices. How does that work? For the first time in 17 years, Southwest (LUV) has lost money on the basis of falling oil, which forced them to ...

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  • Transportation ETFs Showing Potential

    09-19-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite a meltdown in the markets, transportation exchange traded funds (ETFs) seem to have been a safer haven than most in the last six months and year. The Dow Jones Transportation Index (IYT) has proven smooth running: in the last year, it's up 3.5% and in the last six mont...

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  • There Are ETFs You Can Use to Hide From the Bear

    09-11-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets are ugly, and many exchange traded funds (ETFs) are reflecting that. But as we always say, even as some areas are down, there are other areas that are performing well. You just have to take the time to look. Jim Wiandt for Index Universe gets started with some ETFs...

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  • Telecom ETFs On the Line When the Market Rebounds

    09-10-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It seems that telecom exchange traded funds (ETFs) have become disconnected for the year, with every company or holding in the negative zone. The last month hasn't been as brutal for the bulk of this year has been for these funds, though. Robert Holmes for The Street reports t...

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  • New ETF Rides, Flies, Sails Into Greener Transportation Pastures

    09-04-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Taking two great ideas and combining them together in one exchange traded fund (ETF) is what PowerShares does with their forthcoming transportation fund. The PowerShares Progressive Transportation Portfolio (PTRP) is expected to list on NASDAQ on Sept. 18. Global economic g...

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  • Gustav Gives Relief to Oil and ETFs

    09-02-2008 10:07 AM by Tom Lydon

    Hurricane Gustav spared oil facilities in the Gulf Coast this weekend, easing investor concerns, sending oil prices lower and exchange traded funds (ETFs) higher.  Crude oil fell to $108.77 a barrel in mid-day trading today, reports Tim Pardis of the Associated Press.  ETFs le...

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  • Maritime Industry Growth to Ship Out New Indexes, ETFs

    08-20-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    One exchange traded fund (ETF) provider is setting its sights on a brand-new benchmark, the Delta Global Shipping Index (DGAGSI). This index has been licensed to Claymore Advisors, who plans on launching a corresponding global shipping ETF. The index launched last week and is ...

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  • All Aboard! ETFs Could Benefit from a New Railroad Era

    08-08-2008 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Fuel prices have retreated a little, but they're still high, and railroads are looking more appealing as a means of transportation and exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be the beneficiaries. Shippers are more likely to deal with longer transport times and more inconsistent se...

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  • Five ETFs That Have Beared The Current Market

    08-05-2008 05:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Anyone who follows the markets knows that while some exchange traded funds (ETFs) might be down, other areas and ETFs are heading in the other direction. In our current bear market, there have bee several ETFs that have managed to remain a step ahead. In fact, they are ahead. ...

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  • Transportation ETF Flies The Friendly Skies On Your Extra Dollar

    07-25-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Flying the friendly skies may be a theme of the past, as many airlines have cut back on extras, sending profits and exchange traded funds (ETFs) on a ride that could have many choosing to stay grounded. New travel fees are the latest effort to help stem the bleeding of higher ...

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Number of Holdings: 21

Real Estate 35.8%
Road & Rail 29.4%
Truckers 19.8%
Shipping 8.1%
Trading Companies & Distributors 4.6%
Technology 1.9%
Unknown 0.2621%
Other 0.1379%
Rail Freight 24.4%
Logistics Services 24.3%
Courier Services 16.7%
Airlines 14.7%
Marine Shipping 10.1%
Trucking 5%
Commercial Finance 4.6%
Unknown 0.2%
United States 99.7%
Unknown 0.3%
Large-cap 60.7%
Mid-cap 37.1%
Small-cap 1.9%
Unknown 0.3%

Number of Holdings: 21

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Ticker

Name

Sector

Market Cap

Country

10.7% FDX FedEx Corp Real Estate 46095520000 United States
7.9% KSU Kansas City Southern Road & Rail 13464470000 United States
7.3% KEX Kirby Corp Shipping 6566460000 United States
7.0% UPS United Parcel Servic... Real Estate 90244950000 United States
6.2% UNP Union Pacific Corp Road & Rail 98277330000 United States
6.0% NSC Norfolk Southern Cor... Road & Rail 34811180000 United States
5.6% CHRW CH Robinson Worldwid... Truckers 9894870000 United States
5.4% CSX CSX Corp Road & Rail 31916350000 United States
5.3% LSTR Landstar System Inc Truckers 3213110000 United States
5.2% JBHT JB Hunt Transport Se... Truckers 8822600000 United States

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