ETF Talk

ICI Reports ETF Assets and Net Issuance For September 2014

The combined assets of the nation’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were $1.831 trillion in September, according to ICI. The Institute’s monthly statistical collection also includes the value of shares issued and redeemed by exchange-traded funds. Statistics contained in the Institute’s monthly...

Investing In A Post-QE3 Market

George Leong: The Federal Reserve made it official on Wednesday, announcing it would be cutting the remaining $15.0 billion from its monthly bond-buying program, also known as QE3. So with that, the period of easy money flowing into the pockets of investors is over. Remember, it was the Federal...

Despite Surprise Rate-Hike, Russian Ruble Crashes Most In 6 Years

Tyler Durden:  Yesterday’s record-breaking surge in the Ruble appears, as we warned, to have been front-running today’s rate-hike announcement… and despite its surprise size, it is disappointing the market. The 5%-plus swing higher in the Ruble yesterday has been notably retraced as the Russian...

The Most Important Chart For Investors

Tyler Durden: Back in late September, we posted what Albert Edwards thought at the time was “The Most Important Chart For Investors” which was quite simply, a chart of the USDJPY. Here is the punchline of what he said: We have long believed that investors ignore Japan at their peril. Time and...

Spooky Signs For The Housing Market

Today is Halloween here in the U.S. A time for trick-or-treating, gorging on candy and sweets, scaring the heck out of your kids, and otherwise enjoying the beautiful fall season. Our neighborhood is having a party tonight, and I can’t wait to celebrate with our friends and family.


But for the housing market, the latest figures look downright spooky! They suggest that the surge in prices driven in part by the boom in investment purchases is rapidly subsiding.


I’ve chronicled many of the challenges housing faces, from tighter mortgage standards to fearful buyer psychology to high levels of student loan debt...

The U.S. Oil Story You’re Not Hearing Today

Tyler Laundon: The recent decline in the price of oil has stolen the limelight from a massive shift in U.S. energy policy. Everybody is talking about the $80 oil story. Or rumors that the Saudis are trying to squash the U.S. energy boom by flooding the market. Or theories about how global...

Mysterious Chinese Buyer Of Record Crude Oil Cargoes Revealed

Tyler Durden:  Last week we noted a near-record number of VLCC oil tankers sailing towards Chinese ports as we speculated that the world’s largest economy looked to rebuild its strategic petroleum reserve at low-low prices. Now we know as Bloomberg reports, China National United Oil Co., a unit...

Profit From American Know-How With This Technology ETF

Michael Robinson: On Oct. 15, I told you that the best time to cash out of the market is… never. And just four days later, the Wall Street Journal ran an investing column that came to the same basic conclusion. Citing an “enormous body of academic research,” the Journal concluded investors...