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Exchange traded funds that profit from rising market volatility remain elevated along with the CBOE Volatility Index as investors remain nervous over the global recovery, U.S. credit downgrade and Europe’s debt crisis. The VIX has surged to the highs from 2010 but remains below the 2008 spike from the credit crunch. Volatility is alive and […]

The pullback in copper exchange traded funds amid a surge in volume shows investors are worried Europe’s debt upheaval might derail the economic recovery. Many traders keep a close eye on copper exchange traded funds and notes because the red metal is seen as a leading indicator for the global economy. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS […]

Volatile exchange traded funds indexed to Italian stocks and government bonds were poised for a slight rebound Friday after their sell-off this week. Italy’s FTSE MIB was moving higher after Thursday’s rout on sovereign debt worries. Yields on 10-year Italian government bonds fell on Friday, reported. The $113 million iShares MSCI Italy (NYSEArca: EWI) […]

The yen is climbing to all-time highs against the dollar, prompting speculation Japan’s central bank will be forced to step in to cool the currency’s rise, which is hurting exporters. The Japanese government is getting ready to take measures and intervene in currency markets, according to reports. The dollar has been steadily giving up ground […]

The exchange traded fund business is scrambling to launch products that target social media firms, one of the market’s hottest investment trends. UBS recently listed exchange traded notes (ETNs) that track an index of initial public offerings in the Internet sector. The ETRACs Internet IPO ETN (NYSEArca: EIPO) will track an index that is linked […]

Exchange traded note issuer Barclays listed a new volatility-linked ETN this week that replaces a previous version that was redeemed due to the decline in the CBOE Volatility Index before it spiked on Eurozone debt worries. The new iPath Long Enhanced S&P 500 VIX Mid-term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VZZB) was launched at an initial price […]