Tag Archives: exchange traded funds


Author Harry Dent launches an ETF with a twist

Globe and Mail – Harry Dent, a U.S. economist and author known in some circles as the “sage of doom and gloom,” is backing this week’s launch of Dent Tactical ETF – a rare breed among exchange-traded funds. Dent Tactical […]

Gold toys with $1,000 mark, eyes U.S. jobs report

Reuters – Buying of gold exchange-traded funds picked up, with holdings of the largest, New York’s SPDR Gold Trust, posting its biggest one-day percentage rise since March. That buying underscored a fresh burst of investor interest from those seeking a […]

Stock rally is “dash for trash”: hedge manager Bullman

Reuters – Nick Bullman, who told Reuters he has this week placed bets on falling share prices, is concerned that government stimulus packages have not revived bank lending as much as hoped and that conditions remain as tough for companies […]

Madoff Trustee Says Vizcaya Hedge Fund Ignored Suit Against It

Bloomberg – Michael McCarty, former chief equity and options strategist at Meridian Equity Partners Inc. in New York, plans to start a hedge fund next month that will make bets on price discrepancies between similar exchange-traded funds. McCarty, 49, said […]

Barclays and BlackRock: Passive-Aggressive

Barrons – A big question surrounding BlackRock’s $13.5 billion purchase of Barclays Global Investors, including its iShares exchange-traded-funds business, is how effectively a passive management group can work with an active one. The combined firm will have more than 9,000 […]

Flood of ETFs promising hedge fund-style returns

Reuters – Money managers are flooding the market with exchange-traded funds (ETF) and mutual funds designed to give even the smallest of investors access to hedge fund returns without all the usual restrictions or hefty fees. IndexIQ Advisors, a start-up […]

Legg Mason Launches Tactical Allocation Fund

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Investment management company Legg Mason Inc. has launched a global multi-asset tactical allocation mutual fund named Legg Mason Permal Tactical Allocation Fund. The fund, which targets institutional and retail taxable and tax-exempt investors, will be […]

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