Are Etfs Like ‘hotel California’? – Focus On Funds – Barrons.com

The APs quite reasonably demand bigger profits to trade under riskier conditions. Especially in illiquid markets, the gaps can be substantial. So, back to you, the end investor: If you bought ETF shares at a small premium to the underlying assets, having to sell them at a large discount during a panic can be a nasty surprise if all the above is news to you. Alloway summarizes the danger, seeming particularly concerned about bond investors: The worry is that this market-making dance may come to an abrupt halt at times of market stress particularly for certain asset classes where investors may be using ETFs to compensate for a lack of liquidity in the underlying assets.
Source: http://blogs.barrons.com/focusonfunds/2014/05/23/are-etfs-like-hotel-california/

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Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tech-etf-computes-high-152216316.html

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

But Merk Investments refers to its offering as a “deliverable gold ETF” and is betting that it’s filling a previously unmet need. Back up the truck “The most important differentiating factor of OUNZ compared to other products is that investors may request delivery of their gold,” Axel Merk, manager of Merk Funds and chief investment officer of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Merk Investments, told MarketWatch in a phone interview. They can take delivery of London Bars, gold bricks that are traded by central banks and large institutions, but they can also choose to have the gold exchanged into other gold coins or bars, he said. Will Fed tapering hurt gold prices? The SPDR Gold Trust, often referred to just as GLD, allows for a shares-for-physical-gold exchange too, but it’s definitely not for the Average Joe investor. GLD investors who have a position in excess of 1 basket — a set amount of shares, which for the GLD ETF is http://www.etftradingsignals.com 100,000 shares,worth about$12.4 million at current prices– can exchange their shares for physical gold, according to Will Rhind, a managing director at the World Gold Council, an organization that sponsors the SPDR Gold Trust.
Source: http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/new-gold-etf-lets-you-swap-shares-for-bars

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

COW (iPath DJ-UBS Livestock Total Return Sub-Index ETN, Expense Ratio 0.75%) has been around since 2007, and is the largest ETP in the Livestock sub-category that falls within the broader universe of Agricultural Commodities. The fund only has about $55 million in assets under management, and averages just south of 40,000 shares on an average daily trading basis, so clearly this space is not utilized by a wide breadth of retail or institutional investors as of yet. COW is a futures-based ETN and fund literature shows us that there are two holdings inside of COW, Live Cattle and Lean Hogs futures, both of which will clearly be on the menu at many cookouts this weekend in the form of burgers or perhaps ribs, making this a seasonal and perhaps timely feature today. COW actually dipped more than 1% right out of the gates this morning before recovering somewhat to current price levels, yet volume in the product has remained rather low all week.
Source: http://www.etftrends.com/2014/05/etf-chart-of-the-day-cattle-call/

Cattle Call ETFs | ETF Trends

It does not include the commissions paid to brokers on the purchase and sale of ETF. / Ref. Amount Reference Expense Amount($)? Ref. Expense Amount is the estimated annual expense for holdings of 10 shares of a given ETF.
Source: http://www.aastocks.com/en/stocks/etf/details.aspx?etf-code=2846

ETF – ETF Details

To me, that is the overall performance and the way the ETF fits with the portfolio design. PCEF contributes balance, as well additional features other ETFs lack. If I have to live with a slightly higher expense ratio for it, so be it. Disclaimers This article is for informational use only. It is not intended as a recommendation or inducement to purchase or sell any financial instrument issued by or pertaining to any company or fund mentioned or described herein.
Source: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2231523-adjusting-the-etf-retirement-portfolio

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