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  • Reduced Spending Could Help Mining ETFs

    02-27-2017 10:28 AM by Brenton Garen

    Exchange traded funds dedicated to mining equities, such as the SPDR Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEArca: XME), have been spectacular performers dating back to early 2016. Reduced costs being incurred by miners could be one reason the sector has soared. XME has been benefiti...

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  • Big Names Like Rio Tinto Boost Steel ETFs

    02-10-2017 10:55 AM by Brenton Garen

    After more than doubling last year to rank as one of 2016's best-performing non-leveraged exchange traded funds, the VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEArca: SLX) is on a tear to start 2017 with a gain of more than 8%. SLX tries to reflect the performance of the NYSE Arca Steel Ind...

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  • Encouraging Signs for Hot Steel ETFs

    01-09-2017 10:35 AM by Tom Lydon

    Equity-based industrial and precious metals mining exchange traded funds were among last year's best-performing sector and industry ETFs. Fortunately, there is some fundamental data that implies miners could deliver more upside in 2017. Investors who are interested in gain...

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  • CNBC Year-End ETF Wrap Up with Tom Lydon

    12-30-2016 04:18 PM by ETF Trends

    ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon just joined CNBC at the closing bell to talk about all the woes and joys that exchange traded funds experienced through 2016. There are now 1,960 U.S.-listed exchange traded products with $2.550 trillion in net assets under management after the E...

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  • ETF Performance Report: Best & Worst of 2016

    12-30-2016 03:53 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a remarkable surge since Donald Trump's presidential election win that has helped the markets extend into the 9th year of its bull rally, U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds are ending 2016 with a whimper. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 13.4% year-to-d...

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  • ETFs to Track U.S. Steel Industry's Return to Growth

    12-28-2016 03:12 PM by Max Chen

    As construction and energy sectors expand in the strengthening economic environment, investors can look to U.S. steel and related exchange traded funds to capitalize on the build up. Analysts project crude steel output in the U.S. will rise by 4.4% in 2017 after almost two yea...

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  • ETF Performance Report: A November Trump Rally

    11-30-2016 05:33 PM by Max Chen

    The equities market and stock ETFs rounded out November on a subdued note after a bullish run in response to Donald Trump's presidential election win. U.S. markets rallied over November, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 5.4%, the Nasdaq Composite 2.6% higher and the S&...

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  • Clinton's Steely Jabs at Trump Help Lift Steel ETF Outlook

    10-20-2016 05:32 PM by Tom Lydon

    During the third and finalpresidential debate on Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump brought up the issue of cheap Chinese steel, providing further support for the U.S. steel industry and sector related exchange traded funds. With Clinton leading in the pre-e...

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  • Mining ETFs Could Mount Another Rally

    09-26-2016 10:34 AM by Tom Lydon

    Broader mining and materials sector exchange traded funds, such as the SPDR Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEArca: XME) and the Materials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLB), have been solid performers this year. In the case of XME, that ETF has been benefiting from rebounding area...

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  • Mining ETFs may be Able to Endure a Rate Hike

    08-29-2016 11:16 AM by Brenton Garen

    Broader mining and materials sector exchange traded funds, such as the SPDR Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEArca: XME) and the Materials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLB) have been durable performers this year, something many market observers attribute to the Federal Reserve holdin...

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  • ETF Performance Report: July

    07-29-2016 04:49 PM by Max Chen

    July was a record-making month for U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds, with the S&P 500 breaking a new all-time intraday high on Friday. Over July, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.8%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 6.7% and the S&P 500 added 3.5%. ...

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  • U.S. Steel Upgrade, Nucor Guidance Lift Materials ETFs

    06-15-2016 02:57 PM by Max Chen

    Steel and materials sector-related exchange traded funds jumped Wednesday after Bank of America/Merrill Lynch upgraded United States Steel (NYSE: X) and Nucor (NYSE: NUE) tobetter-than-expected guidance. Among the best performing ETFs of Wednesday, the VanEck Vectors Steel ETF...

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  • Waning ETF Confidence in Metal Miners Sector

    05-27-2016 02:45 PM by Max Chen

    Metals-related exchange traded funds have enjoyed a rally this year, but traders and the miners themselves are growing more pessimistic over the future outlook. Over the past month, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) fell 1.8%, iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEArca: SLV) declined 4...

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  • Technical Concerns for Gold, Silver Mining ETFs

    05-12-2016 07:30 AM by Brenton Garen

    Year-to-date, precious metals mining exchange traded funds, such as the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the Global X Silver Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SIL) are setting scorching paces. In fact, nearly all of the top non-leveraged ETFs on a year-to-date basis in term...

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  • 23 Best ETFs to Track Basic Materials

    05-06-2016 03:30 PM by Max Chen

    As markets move toward the late-cycle phase of the normal business cycle, investors should look to areas like the materials sector and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). With the economy recovery maturing, the materials sector, which is closely tied to the prices of raw mat...

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  • Steel ETFs: U.S. Tariffs Help Sector Gain Ground

    04-13-2016 02:46 PM by Max Chen

    After cheap Chinese steel inundated the markets, the steel industry and metals sector-related exchange traded funds have staged an impressive rally. Year-to-date, the Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEArca: SLX) jumped 41.0% and SPDR Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEArca: XME), which ...

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  • Metals & Mining ETFs Jump Ahead of Alcoa Earnings

    04-11-2016 02:09 PM by Max Chen

    Mining stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds surged Monday ahead of Alcoa (NYSE: AA) earnings report and on strengthening precious metals. The SPDR Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEArca: XME) jumped 3.9% Monday. XME increased 38.2% year-to-date. The metals & minin...

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  • Miner ETFs Surge on Improving Metals Prices, Economic Outlook

    03-04-2016 01:13 PM by Tom Lydon

    Mining stocks, materials sectors ETFs gain momentumthanks to steadily rising metal prices, U.S. employment numbers Miners gained further momentum Friday after the government the U.S. economy added 242,000 nonfarm payrolls in February Markets don't anticipate Federal Reserv...

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  • China's History Making Layoffs May Strengthen Steel Sector ETFs

    03-02-2016 01:42 PM by Tom Lydon

    China layoffs could provide relief to global steel industry, sector-related ETFs 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries maybe laid off China, which produces half the world's steel, exported a record 112 million tons of steel in 2015 China recently announce...

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  • Miner ETFs Are in Rally Mode

    02-04-2016 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the economy languishes, mining stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds are flourishing and are experiencing their best rally since the financial downturn. Leading the charge on Thursday, the iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SLVP) bounced 7.8% high...

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  • Precious Metals, Miner ETFs Shine

    02-03-2016 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Metals and mining stocks, along with sector-related exchange traded funds, rallied Wednesday on the depreciating U.S. dollar and speculation that the Federal Reserve would not be able to further tighten rates on a weakening economy The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the wor...

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  • Worst Performing ETFs of 2015

    12-29-2015 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Commodities have been down in the dumps this year as a strengthening U.S. dollar and slowing global economy weigh on demand. Consequently, exchange traded products linked to the raw materials have been among the worst performers of 2015. For instance, a natural gas-related exc...

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  • Default Woes Mount for Miners ETFs

    07-17-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Give the Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) some credit. Seriously. At least KOL was not one of the exchange traded funds hitting 52-week lows Thursday, though it is not far off from committing that ominous offense. Still, that does not obfuscate the fact that KOL traded ...

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  • Pressure Keeps Building on Miners ETFs

    06-17-2015 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Global miner stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds have suffered a huge blow and could continue to struggle on a weak commodities outlook. The SPDR Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEArca: XME) has declined 14.9% year-to-date and plunged 34.2% over the past year. Meanwhile...

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  • This ETF is Springing to Life

    05-12-2015 12:40 PM by Todd Shriber

    Mining stocks and the corresponding exchange traded funds have moved in fits and starts over the past few years. Unfortunately, there have been more fits than pleasantries, but the moribund industry could finally be putting in a legitimate bottom. Though it is still down 27.5%...

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  • Miner ETFs Striking Toward 2009 Lows

    01-14-2015 02:05 PM by Tom Lydon

    The plunge in oil prices is beginning to ripple across sectors, pressuring industrial metal miners and related exchange traded funds. The SPDR Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEArca: XME) fell 5.4% Wednesday and is down 28.2% over the past year. XME is now trading near its lowest s...

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  • Stocks of Steel Lift This Materials ETF

    08-12-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The materials sector has been a solid performer this year, benefiting from its status as a value group and late-cycle destination. That much is highlighted by a 7.2% year-to-date gain for the Materials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLB). However, the mantle of materials sector...

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  • A Favorable Environment for Mining ETFs

    05-13-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    After years of underperformance, mining stocks and related exchange traded funds are looking like an attractive contrarian play, with analysts from JPMorgan turning bullish on the sector. "We believe the risk-reward for miners is improving," Mislav Matejka, a equity strategist...

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  • Seven Mining ETFs to Remember

    02-13-2014 02:17 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold futures are flirting with $1,300 per troy ounce Thursday. At $1,300, gold is still a long way from its 2011 highs, but the yellow metals recovery in2011 has bolstered once downtrodden exchange traded funds such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD), last years worst ETF in ter...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Gold Miners

    07-29-2013 01:15 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Mining stocks have battled back recently, with GDX (Market Vectors Gold Miners, Expense Ratio 0.52%) for example recovering more than 25% from its late June intraday lows and pulling in more than $100 million in net asset flows via creations. It is also no secret that Gold and...

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  • Morningstar Picks Four Bargains in Sector ETFs

    04-01-2013 06:33 AM by Tom Lydon

    As we continue to ride the rally, stocks are looking fairly valued. Nevertheless, the markets are not perfectly efficient, and investors can still find some relatively cheap exchange traded fund bargain picks. ETFs have to disclose holdings every day, which has allowed one inv...

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  • S&P Likes Materials ETFs on Emerging Market Demand

    01-07-2013 08:18 AM by Tom Lydon

    Signs of a gradual recovery in the materials sector of the S&P 500 has hinged upon a slow economic recovery in the U.S. and China. Exchange traded funds tracking this sector are an affordable, risk-adjusted method of gaining exposure to these equities. S&P Capital IQ l...

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  • Will Gold Miner Stock ETFs Slip Over the Fiscal Cliff?

    11-27-2012 07:56 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miner stock exchange traded funds have lagged the performance of physical gold funds, however, investors with some risk tolerance have kept faith that long term performance will pay off. The fiscal cliff does include tax hikes and this could further cloud the performance of ...

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  • Four Factors To Consider When Investing in Commodity ETFs

    11-07-2012 10:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Previously, investors who were interested in commodities had to set up a commodity brokerage account, invest in equity producers, or start prospecting, but now, the average retail investor can look for commodity exchange traded fund options. According to Liam Pleven for the Wa...

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  • Gold Miner ETF Falls to New 52-Week Low

    05-03-2012 01:04 PM by John Spence

    The largest ETF that invests in gold miners dropped to a fresh 52-week low on Thursday as producers saddled with higher costs continue to lag bullion prices. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) was down 4% on Thursday and has shed more than 20% the past three months. ...

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  • These ETFs are Made of Steel

    04-30-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The fortunes of the steel industry have long been tethered to the whims of global economic growth and demand. However, the industry, along with exchange traded funds that track steel producers, is beginning to show less reliance from the demand side as producers begin to better m...

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  • Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Season for Dow, Sector ETFs

    04-11-2012 09:18 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stock ETFs were set to open higher Wednesday following a five-day losing streak on weak U.S. jobs data and lingering European debt concerns. Alcoa (NYSE: AA) kicked off the earnings season for Dow components, while sector ETFs could see action as companies announce first-qua...

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  • Miner ETFs Bounce Off 52-Week Lows

    01-08-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Hard-hit mining stocks rallied last week along with precious metals exchange traded funds after the sector suffered through a bleak 2011. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) are both higher over the past fiv...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Miners

    12-06-2011 09:11 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Late last week we saw the emergence of put buyers in XME (SPDR S&P Metals and Mining) as the exchange traded fund failed to close at recent highs after mid morning Friday strength, and finished down 0.61%. XME had a strong showing last week, rising over 15% from the previo...

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  • Copper, Base Metals ETFs Hit in Sell-Off

    11-17-2011 01:06 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds indexed to copper and base metals fell with global equities Thursday on worries Europe's debt crisis will freeze the economic recovery. In precious metals, silver ETFs paced the declines. [Silver ETFs Fall] Precious metals have enjoyed the spotlight as...

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  • Gold Miner ETF Aims for 2011 High; Einhorn Buys

    11-07-2011 09:33 AM by John Spence

    Gold miner stocks have bounced about 9% over the past month to outperform gold prices, raising hopes that miner exchange traded funds can make up ground after lagging bullion for years. "The gains in the mining sector are outpacing the gains in the broader equity markets whil...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Metals and Mining

    10-28-2011 04:07 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on SPDR S&P Metals & Mining (NYSEArca: XME), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $928.3 million. Objective: The SPDR S&P Metals and Mining fund tries to reflect the performance of the S&P Metals and Mining Select Industry Index, which holds meta...

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  • Coal, Miner ETFs Look to Massey Energy

    05-02-2011 06:10 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in coal and miner stocks are on Monday's radar screen as traders look to earnings from Massey Energy (NYSE: MEE). In terms of likely earnings beats, the key is the much stronger-than-expected export levels in the first quarter, said Bre...

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  • ETFs Lower Ahead of Earnings Season's Start

    01-10-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are down today following declines in Asian and European markets. Wall Street is also anticipating fourth-quarter earnings numbers from aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) after the close. European stock markets fell on Monday, with banks under pr...

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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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  • Markets, ETFs Fall Ahead of Fed Announcement

    08-10-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve is wrapping up its two-day meeting this week. Ahead of the announcement during which the policymakers are expected to discuss ways to jump-start the economy, exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading lower. According to the ETF Dashboard, metals ETFs - yeste...

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  • Goldman and IBM Earnings Disappoint, ETFs Sink

    07-20-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Weak earnings reports from Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) coupled with another round of bad news from the real estate sector sent Treasury and gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) higher in early trading. The top ETF in early trading is SPDR Metals & Mining (NYS...

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  • Steel ETFs Facing Headwinds

    07-14-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Steel prices have taken some lumps as consumers cut back on big ticket buys and total manufacturing activity slows. But does that mean it's time to stick a fork in steel-related exchange traded funds (ETFs)? Not so fast. Steel prices tumbled in June as consumers cut back on bu...

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  • Global Rally Sends ETFs Upward

    07-06-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Maybe what the markets needed was a long weekend. In early trading today, stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been up as much as 150 points, led primarily by global funds. While the U.S. markets were closed on Monday, global markets rose, contributing to the optimism ...

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  • Is an Aluminum ETF Imminent?

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

    Aluminum demand remains strong enough that prices may recover, despite lingering problems still weighing down on world economies. Investors may play the recovery in aluminum with the new aluminum exchange traded fund (ETF) that is expected to launch next month. United Co. Rusa...

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  • 5 ETFs to Watch Amid Rising Industrial Output

    06-16-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Factories are ramping up production, and it shows in May's industrial production numbers. Here are five exchange traded funds (ETFs) to keep an eye on as these numbers improve - or falter - in the coming months. Industrial production rose 1.2% last month, but that number alone...

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  • Are Pure-Play ETFs Worth the Risk?

    05-24-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The exchange traded fund (ETF) universe offers a breathtaking array of options to choose from. The latest addition to this universe is the pure-play ETF, which gives investors very focused exposure to a sector. With that focused exposure, though, comes more risk. ETFs were ini...

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  • ETFs Mixed as Markets Turn Slightly Positive

    05-21-2010 10:29 AM by Tom Lydon

    Following declines in Asia and Europe, and the largest decline in more than a year Thursday, major stock indexes and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have recovered from opening losses in early trading Friday. Stocks continued to fall early Friday, as volatile stock futures pointe...

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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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  • How to Use ETFs to Hedge 3 Inflationary Risks

    04-28-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    All the government spending and record-low interest rates have certainly helped right our listing economy. But as the stimulus winds down and interest rates go back up, you'll want to have some exchange traded funds (ETFs) at the ready to protect your portfolio. The bulls are...

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  • Tom Lydon Makes His Q2 ETF Picks on CNBC

    04-05-2010 08:03 AM by Tom Lydon

    Tom Lydon went on CNBC bright and early this morning to deliver his exchange traded fund (ETF) picks for the coming quarter. Find out what they are by watching now.

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  • The Benefits of Equity Commodity ETFs

    03-25-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The beauty of commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) is that you have multiple ways to get your exposure. You can buy funds that hold futures contracts, funds that are physically backed or funds that hold the stock of commodity producers. Each type has its benefits and drawbacks....

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  • A Year Later: 8 Top ETFs Since the Market's Low

    03-09-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    What a difference a year makes. At this time in 2009, it seemed that the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) couldn't sink much further. Little did we know, a reprieve was to come. Here are eight of the strongest ETFs since that day. Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL...

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  • Why Metals ETFs Are Leading the Charge

    03-08-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Sometimes, commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) all seem to be rising in tandem. Other times, they're all operating on their own distinct trend lines. This could very well be one of those times. Examine a list of the top-performing funds in the last month, and you'll find i...

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  • Your Guide to Investing in Metals ETFs

    03-02-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Fashion Week in New York just wrapped up, but one white-hot trend probably didn't come up: metals exchange traded fund (ETF) investing. Thanks to deficits and continuing concerns about the global economy, these ETFs have become more popular than ever. An increasing federal de...

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  • 4 Factors That Influence Metals ETFs

    02-27-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Metal prices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been on a roller coaster ride lately. Regardless of performance, stories about the dollar, China's demand and homebuilding reports have put metals firmly on center stage. Don Dion for The Street notes that several factors pla...

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  • Platinum, Coal and More: The Outlook for Metals and Mining ETFs

    02-23-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The metals and mining sector is presenting opportunity this year, and analysts are eyeing this positive trend for investors in shares and exchange traded funds(ETFs). An analyst with HSBC recently noted what he sees are the top opportunities in the metals and mining sector. T...

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  • Why Metal ETFs Are Showing Strength (Again)

    02-16-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After fits and starts, global metals prices and metals exchange traded funds (ETFs) are once again on the rise and stepping out from underneath oil's long shadow. The price of base metals like copper and aluminum are rising, emerging from under a shadow that oil has long cas...

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  • Base Metal ETFs: Is the Run Over or Just on Pause?

    01-27-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    For months, investors have been looking to base metals exchange traded funds (ETFs) as a sign of where the global economy is heading. But renewed concerns about demand from China could have the funds sitting idle for the time being. Yesterday, most metals finished lower after ...

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  • Challenges Facing Metals & Mining ETFs

    01-24-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Countries all over the world have long relied on China's insatiable appetite for raw materials and other commodities. But China is tightening its lending, which could have an adverse effect on metals and mining exchange traded funds (ETFs). Among the potential challenges meta...

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  • Metal ETFs: Do They Have Stamina to Keep Going?

    01-12-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Last year was one long party for metals exchange traded funds (ETFs). In the wake of China's monetary tightening announcement, however, you can't help but wonder if the rally has the legs it needs to keep going. Hopes for a global economic recovery and inflationary precaution...

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  • Two Reasons Metals ETFs Are On a Joyride

    01-11-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar is continuing on the path toward weakness today and the latest numbers from China show that its appetite for raw materials has only grown. Both factors are contributing to gains in commodity-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). Is it sustainable? A weaker U.S...

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  • ETF Spotlight: SPDR S&P Metals & Mining (XME)

    01-06-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on SPDR S&P Metals & Mining (NYSEArca: XME), part of a weekly series. Assets: $782 million Objective: Tracks the S&P Metals & Mining Select Industry Index. Holdings: Companies involved in the production and mining of metals, including A...

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  • Mining ETFs: Their Time to Shine?

    12-24-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices have dropped off and miners associated with the precious metal have been dragged along with them. However, mining exchange traded funds (ETFs) have felt these steep declines before, and each decline has only made them stronger. Will this time be any different? Afte...

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  • Ways to Play Steel In an Economic Recovery

    12-17-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Steel has a wide range of uses across a variety of industries, which puts the steel exchange traded fund (ETF) firmly into position to benefit as a global economic recovery continues apace. Steel is fundamental to a broad economic recovery, getting much of its strength from ma...

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  • Metal ETFs: Opportunities to Be Had

    11-25-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been making headlines on a daily basis and are drawing attention, but there are opportunities to be had in many other metal funds, as well. Gold has soared to a historic $1,174 per ounce as investors gobble it up to hedge agains...

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  • Why Commodity Equity ETFs Are Making a Comeback

    11-02-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the commodity markets get a little more tricky to navigate in the face of regulations, equity-based commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be one of the solutions. As the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) mulls over position limits for futures-based commodi...

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  • 5 Top Commodity ETFs Since the Market Lows

    10-23-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Since the market's March 9 low, commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) have skyrocketed as countries start to recuperate from the economic blows. Here are five commodities that have been among the strongest performers. Coal. China has reduced its supply of coal by clamping dow...

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  • The Benefits of Hard Asset Equity ETFs

    10-22-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) are turning some investors' heads. But there are ways to gain exposure to commodities without investing in the physical asset. There are various ways to invest in the commodities market, each with its pros and cons, and one way to invest ...

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  • The 4 Types of Commodity ETFs and Why You Should Know the Difference

    10-13-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Are you looking into commodities exchange traded fund (ETF)? Commodity-based ETF investors have a few distinct choices when considering commodity investments. According to David Nadiq for IndexUniverse, investors who are more inclined to invest in commodity ETFs have a choice ...

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  • Platinum, Gold, Silver: How to Play Precious Metals With ETFs

    10-12-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The interest in precious metals of all types as an investment tool is growing, and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track these particular metals make exposure and diversification easier for the average investor. There are many reasons to buy into a precious metals investmen...

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  • Hard Asset ETFs: How They Can Help You

    10-01-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) are quickly being taken up by many investors. Many investors, however, might be interested in the number of hard asset ETFs available. Hard-asset ETFs can be used to both diversify a portfolio as well as protection from both inflation and...

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  • Midday Market Update: ETFs Edge Higher Despite Jobless Claims

    08-20-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) edged higher in morning trading and got a boost from overseas markets despite a discouraging job report that showed an unexpected rise in claims. The Labor Department reported that new claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpe...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Retreat on Consumer Concerns

    08-14-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) fell in morning trading as worries about how consumers are feeling pervade the markets. The Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment fell sharply in the first part of the month indicating that consumers may put the...

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  • 4 ETFs to Play the Base Metals Boom

    08-10-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    An uptick in demand and signs of a global recovery within markets and related exchange traded funds(ETFs) will take base metals up on a resurgence for the rest of 2009. Strong employment reports, renewed auto and housing demand and signs of a recovery in China have helped spur...

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  • April's ETF Winners and Losers

    04-30-2009 02:07 PM by Tom Lydon

    We're starting to see some exchange traded funds (ETFs) on the move. In fact, several have crossed above their long-term trend lines, and the major indexes all ended in positive territory for the month of April. Among the top-performing ETFs for the month include: DJ Wils...

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  • Two Things Fueling Commodity ETFs

    04-15-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As with other parts of the market, certain commodities and their exchange traded funds (ETFs) have shown some signs of life and have started to recover. Part of this recovery can be attributed to President Barack Obama's $787 billion stimulus package, which is aimed to target...

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  • 4 Growing Industries That Could Bode Well for ETFs

    01-24-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Most stocks seem to enjoy falling so much that they have all but forgotten how to climb. But there are some stocks and subsequent exchange traded funds (ETFs) that have ignored this fad. Investors have become accustomed to the red-colored trading tickers of Wall Street, but so...

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  • What Obama's Plan Means for Metal ETFs

    12-09-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The demand for steel and other metals has dramatically fallen in all geographic markets and sectors, resulting in devastation to the stock prices of metals companies and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the sector. However, recent revelations may turn out to be benefic...

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  • There Are Resources for ETF Investors, But Trends Aren't There Now

    10-26-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to investing, whether it's exchange traded funds (ETFs), stocks or something else entirely, it's not pretty out there. One of the biggest culprits has been commodities, and a problem of both real and overstated demand, says Gary Gordon for ETF Expert. Commodit...

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  • Commodity ETFs On Ice for Now

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

    The hot streak commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) saw this year is now on a cooling trend, as values have dropped 26-44% in the three months leading to Tuesday. The commodities slide is vast, and mutual funds have also taken hits. Crude oil is down 35% over the past three ...

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  • September ETF Performance Report

    09-30-2008 01:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Today brings to a close one of the most volatile months and quarters for exchange traded funds (ETFS) in stock market history. Several of the country's largest financial institutions failed, some others merged and others were acquired by the government. There were a number of ...

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  • Russia Reinforces Its Market and ETF Presence With U.S. Steel Buyout

    08-13-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) could reap the rewards as the Russians add to their presence in the U.S. steel industry. In the biggest takeover of the year within the global steel industry, Novolipetsk of Russia is buying out John Maneely of Ohio for $3.5 billion. John Maneely i...

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