more.. (Symbol: EBAY) is lower by about 1.2%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of OEF, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, OEF’s low point in its 52 week range is $67.38 per share, with $82.41 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $79.67. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”.
The stimulus package will be used on development projects, financing social programs like raising minimum wage and 2 billion pounds will be allocated toward developing the corridor around the Suez Canal. Egypts economy has been racked by political unrest ever since the popular uprising ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak three years ago in the so-called Arab Spring. The most recent protests centered around the ousted President Mohammed Morsi. [ Political Violence Ignites Sell-Off in Egypt ETF ] Egypts army-backed government is currently in a transitional phase, with elections set to take place later this year. Market Vectors Egypt ETF For more information on Egypt, visit our Egypt category .
Bolstering the medium-term bull case for EWI is news that Italys Economy Ministry is supporting plans to help the countrys banks rid themselves of bad debts, but the initiative will not require a bad bank needing Italian tax dollars or money from the European Union. That is important to EWI because financial services is the ETFs largest sector weight at almost 33%, more than 1,200 basis higher than the allocation given to energy stocks. On the other hand, investors should not gloss over the fact that analysts are far from enthusiastic in their assessments of banks in the PIIGS and have recently pared earnings estimates for those institutions. There is good news. Italian companies could be bid higher due to lower emerging markets exposure than other European markets. Plus, Italian equities are less expensive than German equivalents, though that is by virtue of the resiliency premium investors place on German stocks.
The Dividend ETF Arms Race Gets Serious
The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) tracks an index that covers thousands of bonds from Treasurys to mortgage-backed securities. Interest in ETFs has boomed in recent years. They had a total of $1.67 trillion in assets at the end of December up elevenfold from a decade earlier, according to the Investment Company Institute. Just last year, their assets grew 25 percent, with a particularly strong surge for ETFs that hold U.S. stocks.
Investors and financial advisers have favoured low-priced, passively managed index funds over actively managed funds not only due to cost, but also because many active funds have underperformed the index-tracking ETFs. “Up to now, ETFs were too expensive for pension funds to invest in. Many could build their own indices more cheaply. With Deutsche Bank’s offer, ETFs will certainly become more attractive,” Glow said. Deutsche’s biggest competitors in the ETF segment are BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, U.S.-based Vanguard and Lyxor, which belongs to French bank Societe Generale.
It appears the uptrend is set to continue and if the trend continues a new high is in store for the ETF and its peers. iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (NYSE: VXZ ) The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) hit a new one-year closing high on Monday before falling by 29 percent the remainder of the week. VXZ continued moving higher into Wednesday before plummeting seven percent the last two days of the week. See also: Benzinga #PreMarket Primer for February 10: New Fed Chief Speaks As volatility slows and panic starts to disappear VXZ will move lower.
Of course, it’s also important to know what we’re getting. So let’s take a closer look at the composition of these three funds: As you can see, their sector weightings are dissimilar in some key ways. In 2007, DVY was loaded with financials, which proved to be disastrous. But now, its 35% weighting to utilities really jumps out at me.