Jan. 7: The Best ETF Articles In The National Media

January 07, 2009



Managers Like Utilities, Agriculture In '08

This piece by TheStreet.com surveys various advisors and portfolio managers to see which exchange-traded funds they favor heading into a new year. 

It's a fairly varied list, with some taking a more defensive position, while others are ready to play a recovery to the fullest. 

You can read the story here.


Bonds Due To Recover Strongly?

On Forbes.com, an article explores the view that bonds are due for a healthy recovery in 2009 after tough sledding last year.  

It uses the plight of the iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond (NYSE: TLH) as one of its examples.

You can read the story here.


Deutsche Bank Makes Big Move Into China

As pointed out in our year-end review, the big mover lately in exchange-traded notes has been Deutsche Bank. It accounted for most of the gains made by ETNs in 2008, despite heavy critical reviews after Lehman went under and other issuers of the notes ran into stiff headwinds from the ongoing global credit crisis. 

Now the Wall Street Journal  is reporting that the bank is moving into China big time. A new joint venture, named Zhong De Securities Co., will underwrite and sponsor the listing of yuan-denominated A shares, foreign-currency-denominated B shares, and bonds, according to the paper.

That has to come as reassuring news to investors in Deutsche's ETNs, which are basically unsecured debt notes. 

You can read the story here.






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