Posts filed under “ETFs”

Key Trends in a Milestone Year for ETFs


Source: WSJ

Category: ETFs, Markets

Complete Histories – The South Seas Company – The Forgotten ETF

Click to enlarge Most people in the stock market have heard about the South Sea Bubble, the first stock market bubble, which took place in 1720, but few people realize that the South Sea Co. was also one of the first ETFs in market history.  Many people have seen a chart of the stock rising…Read More

Category: ETFs, Think Tank

Short Looks Beautiful to Bond Investors

Nice chart from WSJ looking at various ways to express Bond trades; note the average duration is very short, and is in green at the far right:   Click to enlarge Source: WSJ

Category: ETFs, Fixed Income/Interest Rates

Nikkei Downtrend (1982-Present)

click for ginormous chart Source: Kimble Charting   Awesome chart from Chris Kimble showing the Nikkei going back to 1982 — in particular, the downtrend that began in 1989 and still persists to this day. Chris notes that Declines of 32% to 60% taken place at this level for the past 20 years! One would…Read More

Category: ETFs, Investing, Technical Analysis

Cheapest ETFs for Any Investment Objective

Very cool tool from ETF Database that allows you to select the least expensive way to express nearly any sector or style investment, with both lowest internal expense ratio and the median cost in that particular space. (Let me know if they missed any and I will inform ETF Database of the omission)   Cheapest…Read More

Category: ETFs, Investing, Valuation

Red Light Green Light: Equity Sector ETF Daily Performance

Binary market action as in a daily game of red light green light.  Take a look at this week’s daily action in the sectors.   What will tomorrow bring? (click here if charts are not observable)

Category: ETFs, Markets, Think Tank

Grant: Gold Prices May Be Falling on Momentum

James Grant, publisher of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, talks about gold prices, inflation and credit markets. He speaks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.” Bloomberg’s Michael McKee also speaks.


Source: Bloomberg, April 15 2013

Category: ETFs, Gold & Precious Metals, Video

World’s Biggest ETF/Contrarian Indicator: GLD > SPY

GLD was briefly the world’s biggest exchange-traded fund. In August 2011, GLD had assets of more than $77 billion, surpassing SPY (SPDR S&P 500 ETF) for a short time. The SPDR Gold Trust’s market capitalization rose to $76.7 billion  — gold briefly topped $1,880/ounce. At the same time, SPY’s “capitalization” was ~$74.4 billion. I missed…Read More

Category: Contrary Indicators, ETFs, Gold & Precious Metals, Technical Analysis

World's Biggest ETF/Contrarian Indicator: GLD > SPY

GLD was briefly the world’s biggest exchange-traded fund. In August 2011, GLD had assets of more than $77 billion, surpassing SPY (SPDR S&P 500 ETF) for a short time. The SPDR Gold Trust’s market capitalization rose to $76.7 billion  — gold briefly topped $1,880/ounce. At the same time, SPY’s “capitalization” was ~$74.4 billion. I missed…Read More

Category: Contrary Indicators, ETFs, Gold & Precious Metals, Technical Analysis

Coming Soon: TBTF ETF

TBTF ETF Backtest (Red) Source: Bespoke   I am putting together a new ETF that consists entirely of companies that have become so large and systemically important that they are guaranteed survival regardless of their own incompetency. It is a market cap weighted index (naturally) so that those names that represent the greatest threat to…Read More

Category: ETFs, Humor