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No doubt about it: the U.S. economy is weak. While the Federal Reserve considers taking steps to get us back on track, let’s consider exchange traded funds (ETFs) that may be best poised to benefit if they do. Quantitative Easing is a monetary policy which generally involves increasing the supply of dollars in the market […]

Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are flat in early trading as the markets consider what the Federal Reserve said and did yesterday. The big early mover is commodities, which are showing considerable strength as the dollar weakens. One of the early gainers, according to the ETF Analyzer, is PowerShares DB Base Metals (NYSEArca: DBB), […]

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. The Obama administration is rolling out a multi-part economic jobs […]

The Chinese yuan is interesting to many investors, but some say the best way to play the it is simply not to at all. Instead, they say, it might be wise to look around for other exchange traded funds (ETFs) to benefit from it. ETFs that focus on the yuan may be one way to […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not […]

Seemingly left for dead in recent weeks in the wake of a slowing global economy, copper exchange traded funds and notes (ETFs and ETNs) are now on track for their strongest week since April. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on […]

Did you know that it costs more to mint a nickel than the nickel is worth? If President Barack Obama gets his way, the materials used to make our coins could be changing. If it does, it could have implications for the exchange traded note (ETN) that tracks the metal. The opinions and forecasts expressed […]

Sometimes, a rising trade deficit is a good thing, and in March the U.S. economy hit a 15-month trade deficit high. That may be one reason why investors pushed stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) up over 1 percent in   Wednesday’s trading. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and […]

What just happened? Copper, a widely held bellwether for economic activity, has suddenly pulled back. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the metal have lost their gains for the year. What’s going on here? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on […]

ETF Spotlight on PowerShares DB Base Metals (NYSEArca: DBB), part of a weekly series. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, […]

The economic reports seem like they’re coming straight from Pollyanna these days – factory orders are up, housing is in recovery mode and consumer confidence is higher. Copper exchange traded funds (ETFs) seem to be rejoicing the most. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come […]

As our name states, we’re pretty much all about looking for trends in exchange traded funds (ETFs). There are three trends we’re noticing in the markets right now. Here’s what they are and how you can play them. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come […]

A devastating earthquake has disrupted everyday life in Chile. While cleanup and rescue efforts continue, though, many are still sorting out what the total impact on the economy and exchange traded fund (ETF) will ultimately be. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on […]

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 opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or […]

Copper prices have hit their lowest point since Oct. 19, and are 20% below this year’s high price. Enter the bargain hunters, out buying everything from copper exchange traded notes (ETNs) to the physical metal. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information […]

Commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been enjoying a good run in the past year. But some ETFs haven’t been performing as well as their underlying commodities. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to […]

Commodities have seen spectacular gains and copper prices, along with its related exchange traded fund (ETF) is still pushing higher. Still, copper is just as likely to dip down again as it is to jump higher in the new year. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not […]

Rising prices and expanding exchange traded fund (ETF) options have lured so many investors to commodities this year that inflows may eclipse those of  record-busting 2008. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed […]

The markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) may be stabilizing, but many businesses may reveal third-quarter results that are a mere shadow of their prior-year levels. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not […]

Base metal exchange traded funds (ETFs) have rallied more than 55% off the market’s March 9 low thanks to a combination of factors, including more demand from China and a weakening dollar. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site […]

Food prices are affected by the daily movements within markets and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) as the international commodity prices are driven by supply and demand, meaning extra volatility. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not […]

As the market turmoil starts to dissipate, the commodities market, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), may be assisted by China’s desire to hoard basic materials. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed […]

Gold prices have succumbed to the overall effects of an ailing economy and investors seem to follow the trend of shorting gold and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used […]

In May 2008, commodities and their related exchange traded funds (ETFs) were booming. Oil and gold seemed unstoppable; food prices were causing people to hoard rice and it wasn’t unusual to see someone softly crying while they filled up their gas tank. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and […]

Precious metals and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been all over the map lately; demand is up for some, down for others and prices are struggling to find their way amid the market volatility. One thing is for certain: they’re attracting attention. Gold has been defying the fundamentals, ignoring its usual correlation with down markets. […]