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Etf Preview: Broad Market Etfs Mixed As Investors Await Yellen Testimony -

February 25, 2015

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ETF Preview: ETFs, Futures Lower Ahead of Existing Homes Sales Data; Investors Await Yellen Testimony -

Lydon highlighted the Deutsche X-Trackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF ( DBEU ) and the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) as ways for investors to play the strong dollar while profiting from resurgent European equities. HEDJ and DBEU are two of this years top asset gathering ETFs. DBEU has nearly doubled in size this year while HEDJ is close to becoming the largest U.S.-listed Europe ETF. Watch the video below to see the full interview. To view past video interviews, visit our video section.

GREK ETF in Focus on Bailout Extension - ETF News And Commentary -

More from Most Chinese Stocks Decline After Holiday; Macau Casinos Plunge State Street Corp.s $4.1 billion short-term junk-bond ETF shows a similar picture, with Pine River Capital Management buying $196.8 million worth of shares. Why are hedge funds putting so much of their assets into ETFs? Its an easier way to slip in and out of illiquid corporate debt as trading slumps relative to the markets size. Representatives for Hutchin Hill and Pine River declined to comment.

Lydon Talks Currency Hedged Europe ETFs on CNBC - Yahoo Finance

Other non-equity ETFs (likefixed income, real estate, or commodities) also tend to have relatively high tracking errors. The Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE) performs well with respect to both the price tracking error and the NAV tracking error. What is NAV tracking error? To start, the net asset value (or NAV) is the value of the underlying exposure of the ETFthe market value of the financial instruments (stocks, bonds) that the ETF owns. When demand for a given fund is very high or very low, the market cap of the fund may be above or below the NAV, meaning the fund is trading at a premium or discount to the market value of the funds investments.

Hedge Funds Get Quick Fix in Credit With Hutchin Hill Buying ETF - Yahoo Finance

United States Oil Fund (USO) was down 3.27%. Natural gas futures was up 1.31%. United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was up 1.26%. Gold was down 0.39% and silver was up 0.7%. The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Copyright (C) 2014

The Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE) Is Much Cheaper than Peers - Yahoo Finance

A few days back, the ECB had announced that it would no longer accept Greek government debt as collateral for regular central bank loans, cutting off access to a key source of funding for Greek banks (read: Greek ETF Faces Volatility on ECB Move ). However, dark clouds will still be hovering around Athens as the current extension is just for four months, and Greece would still have to negotiate a rescue deal for almost 7 billion in bond repayments to the ECB in July and August. Though the four-month extension is less than the six-month extension request by Athens, it nonetheless avoids the market turmoil had the bailout expired at the end of this week. The deal provides some relief to Greece's deteriorating finances and should temporarily halt the mounting capital flight from its banks.

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