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The shipping-related exchange traded fund caught a tailwind Thursday after A.P. Møller-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 Jones Global Shipping Index and holds high dividend-paying companies in the global shipping industry, rose […]

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: SEA), which tries to reflect the performance of the Dow Jones Global Shipping Index and holds high […]

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 performance of the Dow Jones Global Shipping Index and holds high dividend-paying companies in the global […]

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 Global Shipping Index and holds high dividend-paying companies in […]

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. After oil prices plunged last year, U.S. producers and traders […]

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, importing an average 77.72 million tons a month this year, despite slowing economic growth, reports […]

I do the “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. This week, I highlighted the Guggenheim Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA). As the global economic engine picks up steam, shippers will help provide countries with the necessary raw […]

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). The Baltic Dry Index , which […]

Buoyant economic data out of China and the Eurozone have helped ignite ETFs with exposure to those countries, but some sector funds with leverage to those themes are going overlooked. That includes the Guggenheim Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA), which some traders have previously used as a proxy for the Baltic Dry Index. The Baltic Dry […]

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 Day: Oil] A related ETF on the equity […]

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 the industry seems to bottoming out and […]

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%. DRYS makes up 2.07% of the fund’s holdings. Goldman Sachs raised DryShips from “neutral” […]

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 32% drop in dry-bulk traffic for 2011 as the expanding […]

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 Suez Canal could disrupt tanker shares, writes Susan J. Aluise for […]

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 logistics heading to Europe, Asia and the United […]

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 Transportation Index for many months has signaled a strengthening of final demand. […]

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 Reserve’s report on current economic conditions. European stocks are way up after he Portuguese government sold $1.6 billion in bonds. The auction was largely seen as a […]

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 is expecting a 5% increase in business this holiday season. […]

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 ETF. The world’s largest shipper is on target for a holiday shipping spike this year. […]

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 nearly a year, however, housing market data shadowed any […]

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. Treasury Index Fund (NYSEArca: ZROZ) and the WisdomTree Dreyfus Japanese […]

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 economic activity in China is leveling off and […]

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. Don Dion for The Street reports that these ETFs are […]

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 not going well for shipping companies. China, […]

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 outpaced exports, while most economists had expected the deficit to fall to […]

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 credit crisis remains uncertain. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein […]

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

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 opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Mr. Lydon serves as an […]

The exchange traded fund (ETF) market is booming, and with it, we are seeing an increasing number of ETFs that track specialized market niches. Global X is one such provider that offers specialized funds, and their lineup will continue to expand with a slew of interesting ETFs. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely […]

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 provider after the jump. The opinions and forecasts expressed […]