Emerging market investment was dull in 2013 only to see a trend reversal this year in several nations as volatility levels picked up. Overall, broad emerging markets braved the QE shutdown and the potential rate hike in the U.S. plus anemic growth in... (full story)
Welcome to the first installment of Seeking Alpha's annual Positioning for 2015 series. This year we have once again pulled together a wide array of investors to weigh in on their plans for the year ahead. This year we are starting with Chris DeMuth... (full story)
The corn exchange traded fund is gaining momentum from its October lows as U.S. exports rise and China opens its market to GMOs.
The Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN ) has increased 21.6% since the October 1 low.
CORN is now trading near... (full story)
The biggest news making the rounds on a sleepy Monday in late December? North Korea has been threatening the U.S. over the Franco-Rogen flick, "The Interview." I doubt that I would have spent any time in the movie theater to watch the... (full story)
Lipper Insight at Thomson Reuters - Seeking Alpha - 2 hrs 26 mins ago
By Jeff Tjornehoj Crude oil continued its slide this past week, and focus turned to Russia and how its problems continue to grow the longer oil prices remain down. Lower prices led the consumer price index down 0.3% for November, its biggest... (full story)
Nasdaq OMX Group has recently announced a few changes to the Nasdaq 100 index as part of their annual rebalancing schedule. The benchmark will remove stocks such as Expedia, F5 Networks and Maxim Integrated Products from its index composition,... (full story)
With energy prices depressed, gold and bullion-related exchange traded funds are seeing diminished demand as a hedge against inflation.
On Monday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD ) , iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU ) and ETFS Physical... (full story)
ETFtrends.com - ETF Trends - Mon Dec 22, 12:35PM CST
Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), the discount brokerage giant and eighth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said Monday none of its 21 ETFs will distribute capital gains this year marking the fifth consecutive year none of the firm’s ETFs have... (full story)
ETFtrends.com - ETF Trends - Mon Dec 22, 12:05PM CST
One of the newest entrants to the gold miners exchange traded funds arena is proving to be successful. The Sprott Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SGDM ) has eclipsed $100 million in assets under management, according to a statement issued earlier... (full story)