Cattle Call Etfs | Etf Trends

We do not see an ETF listed that specifically focuses on the Livestock sector as of yet, but another product that is worth mentioning is FUD (ETRACS CMCI Food Total Return ETN, Expense Ratio 0.65%). This product is not Livestock specific but also has exposure to other agricultural futures such as those of Wheat, Corn, Soybeans, Sugar, Cocoa, and so forth. Live Cattle and Lean Hogs make up about 13% of the overall basket in total in FUD. Generally it looks like there is a ton of room for asset growth and awareness in this space, not only among Livestock oriented funds but in this greater Agricultural Commodity space in that there are thirty different ETPs operating in the space, but the average fund AUM size (excluding the largest, DBA) is only about $31 million, and there are seventeen products toiling below the dreaded $10 million AUM mark currently in relative obscurity.
Source: http://www.etftrends.com/2014/05/etf-chart-of-the-day-cattle-call/

New gold ETF lets you swap shares for bars – – MSN Money

Bonds constitute approximately 66% of PCEF’s portfolio, which is a significant increase over AOM.8 And, not to be outdone, PCEF also includes CEFs that utilize short strategies, just as YYY does. Effects of the Adjustment One of the more pleasant effects of adding PCEF in place of AOM is the change in the portfolio yield. With AOM, the yield for the portfolio as a whole was ~ 4.04%; with PCEF the yield increases to 5.19%. In terms of fundamental statistics the two portfolios are virtually indistinguishable.
Source: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2231523-adjusting-the-etf-retirement-portfolio

Tech ETF Computes a New High – Yahoo Finance

Itll be a smaller player. At the same time, the effect is likely to be temporary in most cases, which is why I mention the London congestion charge. At peak hours, you pay 10 pounds to drive your car into Londons congestion zone. Once the rush is over, you dont pay. Similarly, the trading cost an ETF exacts from a buyer or seller reflects the market climate at the moment. If you can avoid selling in a panic, avoid it.
Source: http://blogs.barrons.com/focusonfunds/2014/05/23/are-etfs-like-hotel-california/

Are ETFs Like ‘Hotel California’? – Focus on Funds – Barrons.com

While the SPDR Gold Trust requires a minimum of a basket of 100,000 shares of its ETF to exchange for gold, the Merk Gold Trust’s minimum share exchange is roughly 100 shares for one ounce of gold. The ETF’s characteristics are based on what investors said were lacking in ETFs such as GLD. Big institutions don’t know “how to handle John Smith coming in from the street,” said Merk. They’re “not used to having an interface.” Merk thinks it has found the interface, and it received a U.S. patent for the “deliverable commodity investment vehicle.” MarketWatch: How gold ETFs have transformed the market “We needed to test the processes so that this product works in practice, not just theory,” Axel Merk said. “We wanted an easy online interface to allow investors to be guided through the steps to take delivery.” Merk Investments can facilitate home delivery of coins and 10-ounce bars, delivered with UPS next-day delivery, while London bars are shipped from London by armored courier and can’t be sent to residential addresses.
Source: http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/new-gold-etf-lets-you-swap-shares-for-bars

Adjusting The ETF Retirement Portfolio – PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio ETF (NYSEARCA:PCEF) | Seeking Alpha

XLK, the second-largest sector ETF by assets behind the Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF ) , has been a beacon of durability and steadiness this year as investors have punished nearly anything with the Internet, momentum or social media labels. [High Quality Over Momentum ETFs] Up 4.6% year-to-date, XLK has not packed much in the way of excitement, but that has proven to be an advantage. As investors have become leery of the frothy valuations on once beloved Internet and social media offerings, XLKs comparatively bland (and inexpensive) lineup has firmed. The ETF has a P/E ratio of 15.44, according to State Street data. Not only is http://www.etftradingsignals.com/ that paltry compared to glitzier tech offerings, it is slightly below the P/E on the S&P 500 and well below the P/E of 18.44 foun on the significantly less glamorous Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ( XLP ) .
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tech-etf-computes-high-152216316.html

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Stocks Close Slightly Higher After Day Of Wavering – Abc News

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Dividend stocks lead 10 hot picks – – MSN Money

Customers enter a Verizon Wireless store in New York City on July 23, 2010 © Jin Lee, Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Nasdaq composite index rose 21 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,090. Telecommunication stocks rose the most of the 10 sectors in the S&P 500 index. Verizon climbed $1.11, or 2.3 percent, to $49.07 after Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway revealed it had a new investment in the company. Bond prices fell, pushing up the yield on the Treasury’s 10-year note to 2.52 percent.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/stocks-close-slightly-higher-day-wavering-23755775?pt=BureoF3GVB/2012-08-07.html

Don’t Ignore These 3 Dow Dividend Powerhouse Stocks (^DJI, KO, MMM, PG)

Verizon, which pays a 4.4 percent dividend, is just one of the many high-yield stocks on StockScouters latest list of 10 stocks to watch . Leading the list for a second straight week is Washington, D.C.-area electric utility Pepco Holdings ( POM ), which offers investors a 3.9 percent yield. And Verizon rival AT&T ( T ), which pays a generous 5 percent dividend, has been a mainstay of StockScouter’s Top 10 since February . New to the list this week, though, is telecom services provider CenturyLink ( CTL ), which rewards investors with a hefty 5.7 percent yield.
Source: http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dividend-stocks-lead-10-hot-picks

But just because a stock is a Dividend Aristocrat doesn’t mean that it deserves your hard-earned cash. For instance, both of the energy giants in the Dow Jones Industrials are Dividend Aristocrats, but both of them also face the ongoing challenges of growing their oil and gas production even though their aging existing wells are constantly in a state of production decline. Similarly, the world’s biggest retailer has a long history of dividend increases, but lately, it has struggled to boost its revenue and maintain its customer base of middle-class Americans. Still, Coca-Cola, 3M, and Procter & Gamble have certain characteristics that make them stand out from their illustrious Dow peers. Coca-Cola’s beverage business sounds simple, but the Atlanta giant has turned its red cursive logo into a $79 billion brand that topped the world’s most valuable brand names until 2013.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/dividends-income/2014/05/17/dont-ignore-these-3-dow-dividend-powerhouse-stocks.aspx

The case for in­vest­ing in stocks – Newspaper – DAWN.COM

(Real estate as a class of investment is difficult to measure, owing to a lack of reliable data about land prices in Pakistan. It will be the subject of future columns.) So what? you might be tempted to say. Why should I invest in stocks? Because investing in stocks is the only way you can buy an ownership stake in companies that will form the backbone of the future growth of the Pakistani economy.
Source: http://www.dawn.com/news/1106508

Don’t leave small-cap stocks for dead – Yahoo Finance

“Large-caps are flush with cash, and we think there’s going to be a lot of acquisitions out of small-caps.” The slide in small-cap companies’ stocks might be more related to valuation than any bigger signal on the economy or a sudden aversion to equities. The small caps had an outstanding run in 2013 that made them look vulnerable, and this past earnings period made that all too clear. At the end of 2013, the difference between the forward price-to-earnings ratio on the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500 was near its highest going back to at least 1978, according to data from Citi. The Russell’s forward P/E ratio was 24 then and the S&P 500’s was 15.7.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dont-leave-small-cap-stocks-235613072.html