ETF Street

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    Whenever we talk about the impact of ETFs on the market, the one missing link is quantitative evidence that exchange-traded funds (especially the levered ones) are rapidly becoming the monster they weren’t created to be. Now we have proof.

  • Rush Into Secure Stocks

    John O'Donoghue, Cowen & Co., explains what invsetors should check out before tomorrow's opening bell. He describes a move into health care in the ETF space.

  • Is the Stock Market Broken?

    Discussing whether old fashioned stock picking is dead and what's gone wrong in the markets, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer and CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • Cramer's Take on Broken Markets

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer responds to Herb's posting that investing the old-fashioned way is dead; the smartest investors are having a hard time figuring this market, and it's almost exclusively a trader's market right now. Cramers says the SEC has to say 'maybe we're wrong'.

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    Are leveraged E.T.F.'s the reason the market has been on its crazy, and often inexplicable, roller coaster ride? The New York Times reports.

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    We were talking market volatility yesterday on our show "Street Signs" and trader Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading said almost matter-of-factly, "The markets are broken." He's right, and I'll take it one step further: Until further notice, investing the old fashioned way is dead—maybe forever.

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    Assets in U.S. based exchange-traded funds fell below the $1 trillion mark in September, the lowest level since November 2010, according to a new report from Birinyi Associates.

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    Because of their low correlation in movements to traditional investments in stocks and bonds, alternative investments are viewed as a “hedge” to help protect portfolios during sideways or down markets.

  • BlackRock's headquarters in New York.

    If I didn’t know better, I’d think Blackrock CEO Laurence Fink is doing his best to make sure his firm isn’t tarred and feathered by an ETF debacle, if one ever occurs.

  • Expect the Unexpected: Stock Market Pro

    Scott Redler, chief strategic officer, discusses his take on the financial markets, including the S&P 500, Apple, oil services ETF, and Las Vegas Sands.

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    Europe’s banks are seeking increasingly creative ways to finance themselves as they attempt to make up for a dearth of traditional debt funding amid market turmoil.

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    When gold sells off, speculation often ensues about hedge fund liquidating positions in ETFs as the likely culprit—or inevitable victim. Maybe not this time. While futures have plunged $250 in three days, gold ETF holdings have held steady.

  • Are Commodities Dead or Alive?

    Bill O'Neill, Logic Advisors, and Jim Steel, HSBC chief commodities analyst, discuss the play in commodities now as the sector comes off its worst week in decades.

  • MBA Challenge: Georgetown Team

    The MBA faceoff is a part of CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge where students from eight of the nation's top business schools compete for prizes and bragging rights. Matt Stoeckle, Georgetown McDonough School of Business discusses his team's strategy.

  • New Schwab study on ETFs. Pretty much same old, same old—individual investors intend to increase their use of ETFs.

  • John Bogle on ETF Explosion

    John Bogle, The Vanguard Group, discusses the impact of the ETF boom on market volatility.

  • UBS headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

    UBS’s $2 billion rogue trading loss highlights the need for a pan-bank risk management body, Don Tapscott, author of ‘Wikinomics: how mass collaboration changes everything’ and chairman of nGenera Insight think tank, told CNBC.

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    The $2 billion trading loss that has rocked the Swiss banking giant UBS has also cast a spotlight on a relatively unknown but increasingly profitable corner of Wall Street — Delta One desks.

  • RIMM's Outlook & Semiconductor Plays

    CNBC's Jon Fortt has the latest details from the RIM conference call, and the Fast Money traders weigh in with their trades on semiconductors

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    Trading volatility as an asset class — that is, speculating on the frequency of market movements — is a seriously complex undertaking, so much so that some fund managers who specialize in it struggle to explain it to even sophisticated institutional investors.

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