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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 […]

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

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and […]

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

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) will give you exposure to our recovery? The opinions […]

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 opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of 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. 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 […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom […]

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

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 […]

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). 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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and […]

ETF Spotlight on SPDR S&P Metals & Mining (NYSEArca: XME), 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 […]

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? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom […]

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

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

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. 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 […]

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

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. 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 […]

Are you looking into commodities exchange traded fund (ETF)? Commodity-based ETF investors have a few distinct choices when considering commodity investments. 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, […]

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

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. 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 […]

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

U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) fell in morning trading as worries about how consumers are feeling pervade the markets. 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, […]