No Hiding The Housing Recovery: $ITB and $XHB

Excerpt from Nov 22 edition of Rareview Macro's "Sight Beyond Sight" morning commentary; courtesy of macro market trading expert Neil Azous.. At a micro level in the US, all one has to do is look at the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) and SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) to…Read More

23 November, 2013

Securities Industry Recognizes Women of Excellence : Wall Street…

Courtesy of TradersMagazine Women Trailblazers, Entrepreneurs, Mentors, Rising Stars and Others Honored for Their Achievements October 17, 2013 – Trading is and always has been a man's world. But there are exceptions to every rule. Women in trading have made their imprint on an industry that has not always been…Read More

17 October, 2013

What’s Next for ETFs? Motifs! aka Mini-ETFs

Who can't love innovative initiatives for the under-served retail investor who likes to drive his own car at his own pace at his own time? Link to this Video Clip below is courtesy of YHOO Finance..and CNBC interview of Motif Founder Hardeep Walia By the company's definition, a motif custom…Read More

3 October, 2013

Wall St. Traders Take a Break to Jump Through…

According to Nielsen Ratings, Bloomberg LP’s 1st Annual Market Madness 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tourney, which took place on April 8th at Pier 36’s Basketball City, did not draw as many eyeballs as the NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship held on the same night, but the event did bring out 25,…Read More

16 April, 2013

4th Annual World Series of ETFs-Boston

Hosted by IMN, this is a must-attend event for hedge fund managers, institutional portfolio managers, RIAs and financial planners active within the exchange-traded-fund (ETF) space. This year's speakers and panelists include leading sell-side trading desk professionals, market strategists and top-gun investment managers. Click on the image above for the conference…Read More

31 March, 2013

Not So Bad After All For Europe ETFs

Courtesy of the ETF Professor at Benzinga.com MarketsMuse extends our warm wishes to all of those celebrating the Jewish New Year and extending  you  "L'Shanah Tovah" Today's piece from ETF Professor couldn't be better timed considering the upcoming (Oct 11)  European Investing & Trading Summit at London's May Fair Hotel…Read More

26 September, 2012

London’s Oct 11 “Euro Trading Summit” Said To Be…

    Considering the issuance calendar is chock full of interesting, high yield  deals, we're hearing that tix for the Oct 11 European Trading & Investing Summit at the May Fair Hotel in London are oversubscribed. Then again, when taking a look at the "who's who" of European PM's and senior…Read More

12 September, 2012

2012 Equity Options Conference-Industry Elite To Attend Sep 12-13

For those institutional fund managers, hedge fund traders and anyone else that's tired of watching the volatility shrink,  the Futures Industry Association is joining with the Options Industry Council to host a special conference this week (Sept 12 & 13th) at the New York Marriott Marquis. However dry these programs…Read More

12 September, 2012

A New ETF Managed By ‘Random Roger’

Courtesy of Brendan ConwayOnce upon a time, exchange-traded funds were simple index trackers. Nowadays you see the launch of products like the AdvisorShares Global Alpha & Beta ETF (RRGR).This actively managed exchange-traded fund, which launched on NYSE Arca today, is built to reflect manager Roger Nusbaum’s ”tactical” and “global asset-allocation strategy (and…Read More

12 July, 2012

African exchanges embrace ETFs

  Rebecca Hampson 04 Jun 201 Africa is fast becoming a hotspot for the exchange-traded fund market, with South Africa in particular driving growth.The total value of the ETF market on South Africa’s national bourse, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, grew 60% to R4.8bn ($622m) at the end of 2011 compared…Read More

3 June, 2012

Top RIA’s 20 Top Twitter Feeds for Financial Advisers

Social Media + Financial Services is (so far) an oxymoron. After all, the odds are 10:1 that you're compliance officer will call you a moron if you solicit approval to become socially-engaged in any digital venue. All of that said, the tide always turns, until of course, it comes back…Read More

13 March, 2012

Traders & Brokers Best Bets For MarchMadness: Destinations

Until your favorite broker has scored you Final Four tix in the Big Easy, you'll either be in your own easy (chair), or stepping out your trade to a local venue to take in NCAA's March Madness tourney.  For those of you in Manhattan's Melting Pot, these are best bets.…Read More

12 March, 2012

ETF Market Mavens March Madness Event-City of Brotherly Love

Expect more than lots of brotherly love networking at the Philadelphia Ritz-Carlton March 19-20, when ETF market mavens gather  to attend the InsideIndexing forum "Risk, Return & Indexing Strategies." An early look at the menu indicates a few tasty treats will be served up by a formidable group of moderators…Read More

1 March, 2012

Amsterdam Hosting 3rd Annual InsideETFs Europe

Where's a better place than Amsterdam for an International ETF conference in the month of May? Our global concierge says,  "No place compares to Amsterdam, for a variety of reasons!" Which is exactly why IndexUniverse, the largest ETF conference producer, is once again hosting its "Annual InsideETFsEurope" for the third…Read More

22 February, 2012

Andaz-Hungry (& Thirsty!) Trader Destination

If you're visiting your favorite broker (the one that's got a real Wall Street address), Andaz is the place to see and be seen. Great menu with broad selections, great surroundings, and a comfortable place to crash if the market....well, you know what the next word is. Located at 75…Read More

14 February, 2012

No Free Luch Re: “Commission-Free” ETFs

As observed by Forbes contributor Janet Brown, it seems the race to zero is becoming rampant in the brokerage community when promoting "commission-free trading for ETFs." A closer look at the story tells us that discount broker talk is even cheaper than the commissions, and RIAs (and others) should read…Read More

14 February, 2012

WallachBeth ETF Trader Takes A Dive: To Raise $100k…

[caption id="attachment_27" align="alignleft" width="80" caption="Chris Hempstead; Head of ETF Trading / WallachBeth Capital"][/caption] Hands above your head and clap 'em together for Chris Hempstead, head of ETF trading at WallachBeth Capital..Hempstead recently took a dive (in frigid water), to help raise $100k for ALS...See the full coverage courtesy of TRADERS…Read More

13 February, 2012