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  • Shipping ETF Sails on High Winds After Mller-Maersk Names New CEO

    06-23-2016 03:00 PM by Max Chen

    The shipping-related exchange traded fund caught a tailwind Thursday after A.P. Mller-Maersk A/S shares surged on a planned restructuring and new chief executive officer. The Guggenheim Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA), which tries to reflect the performance of the Dow Jone...

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  • 19 Industrial ETFs to Become a Titan

    05-13-2016 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The industrial sector is the sixth-largest sector weight in the S&P 500. The group and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been solid though not spectacular performers this year. Within the broader industrial sector, transportation stocks have also been solid. Ac...

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  • Can The Shipping ETF Stay Afloat?

    12-15-2015 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The shipping sector-related exchanged traded fund is navigating rough waters as the slowing global economy, notably weakness in China, has sent the shipping industry's most-observed measure for hauling commodities to record lows. The Guggenheim Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: S...

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  • Stormy Seas Seen for Shipping ETF

    11-06-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Guggenheim Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) is off more than 4% over the past two weeks and more trouble could be ahead for the shipping exchange traded fund due to overcapacity and slack commodities demand. SEA, which tries to reflect the performance of the Dow Jones G...

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  • Not Just GREK: Other ETFs Feel Greeces Pain

    06-29-2015 01:02 PM by Todd Shriber

    The Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) is the exchange getting the most attention Monday as it careens toward new lows and its worst intraday performance since coming to market in late 2011. GREK, the only dedicated Greece ETF, is of 16.4% on volume that is nearly quadr...

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  • Shipping ETF: Demand for Supertankers Casts Shadow Over Oil

    05-29-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As crude production ramps up, demand for supertankers has surged, dampening the outlook for oil prices but potentially signalling strength in the shipping industry-related exchange traded fund. The Guggenheim Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA), which tries to reflect the perf...

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  • A Shipping ETF For Yield Generation

    03-19-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors who are looking for a little more income may take a look at a shipping-related exchange traded fund to capitalize on the growing need for oil storage capacity. The Guggenheim Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA), which tries to reflect the performance of the Dow Jones...

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  • Shipping ETF Sees Tailwind from Oil Storage Demand

    02-18-2015 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As traders sit on oil stores in an attempt to wait out the low energy prices, shipping exchange traded are setting sail on increased at-sea storage demand. The Guggenheim Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) is up 1.5% year-to-date after declining 11.4% over the past year. A...

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  • Oil Prices Sink Shipping ETF

    12-08-2014 03:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Petroleum oil tankers and related shipping industry exchange traded fund plunged Monday as oil prices slide to a five-year low. The Guggenheim Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) fell 4.4% Monday. SEA has declined 16.5% over the past three months. Shipping stocks sank Monday as We...

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  • Looking for an ETF Ready to Rally? Try Guggenheims Shipping Fund

    10-24-2014 01:19 PM by Todd Shriber

    Slack global demand for commodities and the subsequently lower prices for oil to natural gas to coal has pressured the Guggenheim Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA), sending the ETF to an 8.6% year-to-date loss. Despite that glum performance, SEA could be ready to reverse cou...

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  • Shipping ETF Sails Out Of The Storm

    10-22-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    The shipping industry-related exchange traded fund is seeing clearer skies as China increases imports of raw goods. The Guggenheim Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) rose 2.6% Tuesday. Year-to-date, SEA has declined 9.1%. China is purchasing a record amount of commodities,...

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  • Extended EM Decline Will Harm These Non-EM ETFs

    01-27-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) lost nearly 4% last week and that only scrapes the surface of the miserable state of affairs for emerging markets ETFs. When the closing bell rang Friday, nine of this years 10 worst non-leveraged ETFs were emerging markets...

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  • This Weeks Most Searched Tickers on ETF Trends

    01-25-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It was just a four-day week, but it turned out to be the worst for U.S. stocks since 2011. The major U.S. indices plunged to end the week with just three members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing higher on Friday. Fears regarding softness in the global economy, U.S. ...

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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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  • Shipping ETF Trouncing Baltic Dry Index

    01-10-2014 12:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    When the Baltic Dry Index (BDIY), a measure of daily charter rates to ship a variety of commodities across the globe, moves higher, ETF investors get excited about the Guggenheim Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA). On the surface, the relationship appears to make sense, but the real...

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  • Shipping ETF Sails on Global Growth

    01-02-2014 01:48 PM by Tom Lydon

    I do the ETF of the Week for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. This week, I highlighted theGuggenheim Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA). As the global economic engine pi...

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  • Shipping ETF Looks for More Upside

    12-31-2013 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Guggenheim Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) is 28.5% this year, a gain that while impressive, lags the S&P 500. That is still better than the 11.8% gain SEA posted last year and the ETFs recent price action could be a sign it is poised to surge next year. SEA is up 6.3% in...

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  • Shipping ETF Looks to Sail Past Resistance

    12-17-2013 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    A year ago, the Baltic Dry Index was hovering around 700. Although commodities prices have tumbled this year, the Baltic Dry Index has soared, more than tripling to Mondays close just under 2,300. Since the index measures daily charter rates to ship a variety of commodities ac...

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  • Shipping ETF Breaks Out

    11-18-2013 02:41 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Guggenheim Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) has surged 21% year-to-date on expectations of a recovering global economy. While SEA has been range-bound since early October, the ETF is showing signs of a breakout that could set the stage for a return to its highest levels in two...

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  • Shipping ETF Could Have More Clear Seas Ahead

    10-22-2013 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Throw the sailing metaphors out the window because it is best to simply say the Guggenheim Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) has been a solid performer over the past three months. Over that time, SEA has jumped 10.5%, buoyed by a phenomenal run in the Baltic Dry Index (BDIY)...

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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 tracks...

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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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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Shipping

    10-11-2011 10:29 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Exchange traded funds that track crude prices have rallied about 10% over the past week, which has provided a lift for a beaten-down ETF tracking the global shipping sector. Last week, we pointed out a rally in oil ETFs on higher-than-normal trading volumes. [ETF Chart of the ...

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  • Shipping ETF: Lost at SEA or Ready to Set Sail?

    09-21-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund indexed to the shipping sector has been mauled by concerns over the global economy since its launch last year. Guggenheim Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) is down nearly 40% so far this year. Yet the shipping sector may be coming out of the doldrums as t...

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  • Goldman Upgrades DryShips, But Shipping ETF Remains Down

    06-03-2011 02:39 PM by Tom Lydon

    DryShips Inc. (NasdaqGS: DRYS) shot up more than 8.00% after Goldman Sachs upgraded the the company to a "buy" rating. However,the shipping-related exchange traded fund (ETF) remains rather indifferent to the news. Guggenheim Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) is currently down 0.2%...

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  • Shipping ETF: Asia's Largest Shipper Provides A Grim Outlook

    03-29-2011 10:14 PM by Tom Lydon

    The glut in shipping vessels and diminished demand for shipped goods could spell bad news for the shipping exchange traded fund (ETF). Meanwhile, Asia markets rally on the heels of U.S. stock gains. China Cisco Holdings Co., Asia's biggest shipper by market value, projects a 3...

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  • High Oil Prices Could Lift Shipping ETF

    02-23-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The revolution in Egypt may have provided a little pump for the shipping exchange traded fund (ETF) as companies capitalize on possible disruptions in the region's shipping lanes, but there's still a risk. Problems in Egypt and potential disruptions in normal operations of the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Signs of Slowdown Take ETFs Lower

    08-11-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Signs of a slowdown domestically and overseas made traders here nervous, sending stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) lower. Treasury bonds and Japanese Yen led the way this morning, according to the ETF Dashboard. The top fund was the PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasu...

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  • 7 ETFs Helped or Hurt By China's Trade Numbers

    08-10-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China notched the largest trade surplus in 18 months last month. The surprising figures may portend tough times have a mixed impact on exchange traded funds (ETFs). The surplus could turn up the heat on Beijing to allow the yuan to appreciate faster. They also signal that econ...

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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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  • Shipping ETF Could Be Sailing Choppy Seas

    07-17-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dry bulk shippers and tanker companies have been feeling the heat as demand for their services has tumbled. Despite a nice July rally in equities, shipping stocks and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) may still have to endure a long period of suffering. A lot of things are ...

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  • 6 ETFs for Rising Imports

    07-13-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Every cloud has a silver lining. While imports are outpacing exports right now, that doesn't mean that opportunities to play this imbalance with exchange traded funds (ETFs) don't exist. The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in May for the second month as imports outpace...

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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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  • ETF Newsletter Spotlights Claymore Shipping ETF

    06-16-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The recently-revived Claymore Delta Global Shipping (NYSEArca: SEA) exchange traded fund (ETF) got the special treatment in ETF Research Center's free weekly newsletter, getting the highest score of any ETF the company covers. The ETF Research Center gives many ETFs an ALTAR s...

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  • Claymore's Shipping ETF Comeback

    06-14-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    If you've been missing the shipping exchange traded fund (ETF) since it closed recently, fret no more: today, the Claymore Delta/Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) once again takes to the seas. The fund will try to reflect the performance, before fees and expenses, of the sam...

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  • Claymore Closes Shipping ETF; What's the Next Step?

    04-28-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund (ETF) provider Claymore Securities announced that it's closing down one of its most popular funds, Claymore/Delta Global Shipping (NYSEArca: SEA). But don't fear - the market may not be without a shipping ETF for long. Find out why and what's next for the pro...

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  • 5 ETFs That Are Currently Beating the S&P 500

    04-23-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The markets seem to feel a spring renewal and the S&P 500 has gained 6% in the last month and 8.4% year-to-date. Still, some areas of the market are doing even better than that. These exchange traded funds (ETFs) have outperformed the S&P in the past month. Turkey. Dep...

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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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  • How the Shipping ETF Is Charting Its Course

    02-07-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The shipping exchange traded fund (ETF) has had its share of rough waters, however, many believe it should find smoother sailing as more raw materials and finished goods criss-cross the seas. Shipping has struggled across all ship types. Claymore/Delta Global Shipping (NYSEAr...

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  • Shipping ETF: Staying Afloat Despite Pressures

    01-11-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The outlook for the shipping sector is looking bullish for the near-term, but is it enough to make up for losses sustained during the sector's slowdown? While the sector is still smarting, analysts are expressing optimism about the prospects for its exchange traded fund (ETF). ...

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  • Shipping ETFs: Why Some Ports Are Celebrating

    12-17-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A barometer of strength of business is set up on the West coast, in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. One of the busiest seaports is blowing up with business and activity of exports, giving shipping exchange traded funds (ETFs) a potential reason to set sail. The natio...

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  • Shipping and Coal ETFs Could Be Primed for a Spike

    12-14-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Major ports are suddenly clogged and backed up, priming both coal and shipping exchange traded funds (ETFs) for a spike in 2010. Rail links from coal minds to major ports can't cope with the volume of traffic, which could ultimately result in an increase in coal prices in 201...

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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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  • 5 ETFs for a Global Recovery

    11-30-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    There are a copious amount of available exchange traded funds (ETFs) and, at times, it may be difficult to shift through and choose an investment that is likely to improve along with global economies. We've chosen five that could reflect the world's recovery efforts. Copper. C...

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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 yearand are poised to contin...

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  • Why You Should Be Watching Shipping ETFs

    10-27-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the global recovery has surged, the shipping sector and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have clipped along at a slower but steadier pace. Some say that shipping may ultimately be a more reliable indicator of a recovery. Activity in the shipping sector can send strong, indisput...

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  • How to Sort Out the 'Niche' ETF Sectors

    09-15-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The world of exchange traded funds (ETFs) provides so many choices and sometimes, finding a particular sector ETF becomes daunting. But this short list should help narrow it down for you. Specialty-sector ETFs, or "thematic" ETFs, have become a hit with investors, covering mor...

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  • Shipping Sector Changes Course; What It Means for ETFs

    09-10-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The reduction in transport volume and fall in freight rates that have been witnessed by the shipping sector have taken their toll on exchange traded funds (ETFs), but some are devising formulas to overcome this obstacle. Things have been tough for shipping companies as corpo...

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  • Challenges Faced by the Shipping Industry and ETF

    08-17-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    During boom times, shipping was expanding so fast that a slump seemed impossible. But the impossible happened and now the shipping industry, along with related exchange traded fund (ETF), are searching for a firm direction. During the first six months of the year, the shipping...

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  • Will Shipping ETF Remain Anchored For Now?

    08-02-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The global economic downturn hit nearly every sector and exchange traded fund (ETF). And since the recession's apex, plenty of people have been looking at the Baltic Dry Index for signs of where things are headed. From the waters off Asia to Europe, about 10% of the world's m...

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  • ETF Provider Claymore and Guggenheim Strike a Deal

    07-31-2009 09:39 AM by Tom Lydon

    Popular and innovative exchange traded fund (ETF) provider Claymore has struck a deal with globally diversified institutional manager Guggenheim Partners. Guggenheim Partners and Claymore Group have announced that they've entered into an agreement and plan to merge. As part o...

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  • Are Stormy Seas Now Calmer for Shipping ETF?

    07-18-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    When countries around the globe start resuming business as usual, shipping will be a given necessity and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are one way to gain access to this sector and satiate your investment needs. The Claymore/Delta Global Shipping (SEA) reflects the Delta Global...

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  • 10 Ways to Access Middle East Growth With ETFs

    06-17-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Middle Eastern region is influencing world affairs and exchange traded funds (ETFs) in a big way as global economic development becomes more and more tied to the region's copious reserves of hydrocarbon resources. Since 2000, the Middle East has seen growth above 5% and ha...

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  • ETFs to Watch As the World Decouples

    06-02-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As emerging countries "decouple," emerging economies and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) may outpace the markets of bulkier developed countries. It is clear that the emerging market is recovering faster than developed ones, according to ETF Grind. While developed markets ...

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  • Sector Highlight: Shipping

    05-29-2009 07:35 AM by Tom Lydon

    Shipping exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading higher this morning. Here are some stories on the subject that might interest you: 5 Areas and ETFs to Watch in a Global Recovery Why Shipping ETF Stands to Move Again Why Shipping ETF is Suddenly Sailing Tom Lydon Talks...

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  • 5 Areas and ETFs to Watch In A Global Recovery

    05-26-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Many sectors are on the rise and the use of exchange traded funds (ETFs) is a good way to capitalize on a global recovery. The world economy is predicted to expand modestly in the fourth quarter of this year, followed by "subpar growth" in 2010, according to the Organization f...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Claymore/Delta Global Shipping (SEA)

    05-20-2009 01:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on Claymore/Delta Global Shipping (SEA), part of a recurring series. Assets: $29 million Objective: Seeks to track the Delta Global Shipping index, which measures the performance of companies listed on global developed market exchanges within the maritime shi...

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  • Why Shipping ETF Stands to Move Again

    04-20-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The dry bulk shipping sector, along with its related exchange traded fund (ETF), could experience growth as companies seek out opportunities. Danish shipper Norden's Chief Executive Cartsen Mortensen thinks the dry bulk shipping sector stands to benefit from a global slowdown,...

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  • What the Baltic Dry Index Tells Us About ETFs and the Economy

    03-12-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    There are many leading indicators that investors use to track the economy and exchange traded funds (ETFs), some suggest the best way to track the long-term big picture is by watching the the price of shipping dry bulk, or the Baltic Dry Index. For those of you who don't know...

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  • Why Shipping ETF Is Suddenly Sailing

    03-04-2009 03:52 PM by Tom Lydon

    Drybulk shipping stocks and a related exchange traded fund (ETF) soared today. After the sector has struggled with a global economic crisis, what's going on? Much of the leap was based on news of a possible Chinese stimulus package, says the Associated Press. Investors hope s...

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  • 7 Signs That the Market and ETF Decline Has Slowed

    02-18-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Once again, theDow30, someexchange traded funds (ETFs) andspecific sectors have hit those devastating lows of November 2008, that we all prayed were just history. But on the bright side, there are some indicators, the ones that the average Joe Blow doesn'tlook at,that suggest tha...

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  • Why Shipping ETFs Could Sink or Swim

    02-05-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Container shippers are continuing on a trend all their own, but during the global slowdown many question if they are adding to their own demise, and compromising the performance of relatedexchange traded funds (ETFs). Low Prices. The shipping industry at large could add to th...

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  • ETFs That Are Diamonds In the Rough

    01-15-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Certain exchange traded funds (ETFs) mangled in hard times right now could just turn out to be diamonds in the rough. What are they? As the market continues to flounder, the meticulous and perceptive investor may have noticed that there are bargains to be had on broader based ...

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  • What Baltic Dry Index Says About Economy and ETFs

    12-31-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    While there are exchange traded funds (ETFs) that represent the shipping sector, none track the Baltic Dry Index. But that doesn't mean one should ignore this index - it can tell us a lot of things about the global economy and the shipping sector. David Walker at the Charles...

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  • How ETFs Can Benefit from Ports' Upgrades

    12-19-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Sunny skies could be off in the distance for shipping exchange traded funds (ETFs), because despite signs of pullback in the shipping industry, many ports are looking to prepare for that time when the listing economy finally rights itself. Los Angeles and Long Beach port offic...

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  • Shipping ETFs Could Deliver Green Energy

    11-18-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The shipping industry is seeing new applications in cost-cutting and environmentally-friendly technologies that may help its exchange traded funds (ETFs). Even if the goliaths of the shipping lanes are packed with sophisticated technologies, the ships still burn a thick sludge...

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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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  • Consequences of Crisis Touch Far-Flung ETFs

    10-17-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A world away from Wall Street, the most fundamental elements that run our economy such as ore and steel will be feeling the consequences of the financial crisis, a situation that could reflect across exchange traded funds (ETFs) in most industries. A slump in basic materials p...

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  • Financial Crisis Has Tide Rising on Shipping ETFs

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

    Financing to ship owners and companies are expected to drop by one-third as money markets are at a standstill, potentially leaving related exchange traded funds (ETFs) lost at sea. The frozen money markets are driving away the ability of banks to raise funds, and shipping pric...

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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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  • 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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  • Global Shipping ETF: Investment in the Global Economic Infrastructure

    08-25-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    For investors who have been looking for exposure to the global shipping industry via an exchange traded fund (ETF), the search is over: Claymore launched the Claymore/Delta Global Shipping Index (SEA) this morning. Claymore President Christian Magoon tells us that they see the...

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