First Trust Launches More Intl. ETFs

First Trust, the issuer of the first cloud computing ETF (SKYY) announced today they’ll be coming to market with a basket full of fun in their AlphaDEX Fund series. Up to the plate for trading on Wednesday is a first string list of products: First Trust Canada AlphaDEX (NYSEArca : FCAN),  First Trust Germany AlphaDEX […] Read More

14 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 Wall Street. Click on the […] 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 the fine print imbedded in […] Read More

14 February, 2012

VIX Options Volume Spike: Front-Runners Focus on Liquidation?

A snarly spike in iPath’s VXX is causing some to scratch heads..is it a sign of things to come (change in recent weather of sunny and warm)? Or, was the volume surge a symptom of traders sensing that one customer was liquidated by their clearing agent? Read the full story courtesy of ETF Daily News Read More

13 February, 2012

Barron’s Blog: ETF Spreads & Asking For Trouble

Barron’s debuts Brendan Conway’s new column “Focus on Funds” with a pithy observation courtesy of veteran ETF trader and former UVa basketball titan Willy Dersch.   See the blog roll here: Read More

13 February, 2012

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

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 Magazine Read More

13 February, 2012