ETF Talk: India’s New Central Bank Chief Offers Hope

It’s a smaller MLP compared with the Magellans and the Plains of the world, focused primarily on petroleum logistics on the Gulf Coast. Operations include a growing marine transportation business, and the partnership has done well targeting the increasingly lucrative barge market . Investors should also note that Genesis remains committed to distribution increases, and just announced its 32nd consecutive quarterly increase. Bottom line The Alerian MLP Index ETF performs well, and generates income without the paperwork headaches that come with individual MLP ownership via the K-1 form. Diversity mitigates risk, and that’s what you get with the 25 different MLPs in this ETF.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/08/10/inside-the-alerian-mlp-index-petroleum-transport.aspx

Index Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Company Index ETF (FNDX) Seeks to track the Russell Fundamental U.S. Large Company Index Schwab Fundamental U.S. Small Company Index ETF (FNDA) Seeks to track the Russell Fundamental U.S Small Company Index Schwab Fundamental International Large Company Index ETF (FNDF) Seeks to track the Russell Fundamental Developed ex-U.S.
Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/charles-schwab-launches-6-new-etfs-2013-8

‘Just Say No’ To Contango With This New ETF

Credit: Reuters/Tami Chappell By Ashley Lau NEW YORK | Wed Aug 7, 2013 11:27am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Early last Friday, Nashville resident Ralph Schulz and his wife go!! rushed to open a Charles Schwab Corp account, in a hurry to grab some shares of their hometown’s first exchange-traded fund – the Nashville Area ETF. Still, Schulz, 60, was a day late to join the historic launch of the first city-based ETF, which began trading August 1 on the New York Stock Exchange. As his broker’s firm wasn’t able to process the order, Schulz and his wife were quick to jump in another way. “I wish I could’ve been there on Thursday,” Schulz said. Instead, it holds 24 locally headquartered firms – like Cracker Barrel and Dollar General – and leans heavily on healthcare, with one of its biggest components being HCA Holdings Inc, the largest publicly traded hospital chain in the country.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/07/us-nashville-etf-idUSBRE9760SY20130807

The Nashville ETF: Will it make music for investors?

( COO ) is off about 0.6%, and Genworth Financial, Inc. ( GNW ) is lower by about 0.6%. For a complete list of holdings, visit the VB Holdings page Click here to find out which 9 other ETFs had notable inflows The chart below shows the one year price performance of VB, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, VB’s low point in its 52 week range is $74.48 per share, with $102.00 as the 52 week high point that compares with a last trade of $100.54. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”.
Source: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12004875/1/notable-etf-inflow-detected–vb-pii-coo-gnw.html

Notable ETF Inflow Detected – VB, PII, COO, GNW

This non-diversified fund seeks to track, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of an Indian index which is made up of companies incorporated and traded in India that are profitable and are eligible to be purchased by foreign investors. As you can see from the chart below, this ETF has lost 13.48% in the last year and 25.09% since the beginning of 2013. EPI is at its lowest price since 2009, and that could make it a bargain here if the shares are capable of sustaining a rally. This fund also offers a dividend yield of 1.13% for investors interested in additional income.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-talk-indias-new-central-bank-chief-offers-hope-cm266299

Charles Schwab Adds 6 New Flavors To Their ‘Vanilla’ Index ETF Offerings

Click here to find out which 9 other ETFs had notable inflows The chart below shows the one year price performance of FLOT, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, FLOT’s low point in its 52 week range is $50.10 per share, with $50.91 as the 52 week high point that compares with a last trade of $50.64. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed). Creation of new units will mean the underlying holdings of the ETF need to be purchased, while destruction of units involves selling underlying holdings, so large flows can also impact the individual components held within ETFs.
Source: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12004883/1/notable-etf-inflow-detected–flot.html

Notable ETF Inflow Detected – FLOT

However, some futures-based commodities ETFs and ETNs roll those futures every month, leading to higher fees and lower returns for investors. Related: Eight Commodities ETFs for 2013. CMDT, which has an annual expense ratio 0.75 percent, devotes 37.5 percent of its weight to energy commodities with March 2014 NYMEX-traded natural gas and January 2014 West Texas Intermediate crude oil representing the new ETF’s top-two holdings at a combined 23.9 percent, according to the fund’s fact sheet. ” Many investors look to commodities to diversify beyond stocks and bonds, but when investing in commodity funds that typically hold futures contracts, the buying and selling of contracts can detract from fund performance. CMDT’s other top-10 holdings include a Comex gold contract, copper, Brent crude (the global benchmark for oil futures), corn and soybeans. Although metals combine for 28 percent of CMDT’s index, silver, one of the more heavily traded precious metals is not included in the new ETF’s top-10 holdings.
Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/just-say-no-to-contango-with-this-new-etf-2013-08-09-1646435

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