ETFs Move Ahead of Obama's Proposals | ETF Trends

A successful bond auction in Portugal and the heady anticipation of President Obama’s job-stimulus proposals has exchange traded funds (ETFs) moving in a positive direction early this morning.

The ETF Dashboard shows that the majority of ETFs moving higher today are internationally focused, led by iShares MSCI Poland (NYSEArca: EPOL), which is up 3.3%.

Gold is the talk of the town this morning as investors flock to the metal and push prices toward a new record. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) is also trading at an all-time high, up 0.3% so far today. Prices were last spotted around $1,263 an ounce. [Gold ETFs Are Driving Demand.]

Gold ETFs, Commodity ETFs, GLD

Obama will unveil his new economic stimulus proposals tonight in Ohio. His plan seems largely geared toward small business growth. The three main proposals are: $50 billion in infrastructure investment; permanent extension of research and development tax credits; and tax breaks to let businesses write off 100% of spending on new plants and equipment through 2011. PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction (NYSEArca: PKB) is up 0.6% so far today. [6 ETFs to Play Obama’s Job Plan.]

Building, Construction ETFs

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