Features and News

Three New SPDRs Trading on the AMEX

SSgA drills down to Biotech, Semiconductors and Homebuilders subsectors with the launch of three new SPDRs Exchange Traded Funds

Features and News

S&P 500 Posts Record Earnings In 2005

S&P predicts one more quarter of double-digit profit growth before the slowdown; share buybacks do their part.

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XAU Expands Abroad

With gold trading near 23-year highs, PHLX expands its XAU precious metals index with exposure to Russia, Africa and Eastern Europe.

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Exchange Index

With stock exchanges hotter than start-ups, the CBOE launches a new exchange index to capture their performance.

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Wanna Play The Silver ETF Approval?

Traders expect silver prices to jump if the SEC OKs the iShares silver bullion ETF. But investors looking to profit ahead of time should keep an eye on fees.

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Index Options Volume Soars (Again)

January index option volume shatters records, yet again, at many exchanges; plus, that latest from the exchanges.

ETF Report

 Russell ETFs break records

Derivatives contracts and ETFs based on Russell indexes traded at record vol­umes in 2005

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Why Did The PHLX Do It?

In McGraw-Hill vs. ISE, the judge found that exchanges don’t need to pay licensing fees for index-linked ETFs. But the PHLX will anyway.

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Vanguard’s New Active Fund

Vanguard files for (what amounts to) a small cap enhanced index fund, to be managed in-house by Vanguard Quantitative Management.