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Etf Preview: Etfs, Futures Weaker Following Concerns Over Greece Election; Earnings, Fomc Meeting In Focus - Nasdaq.com

January 28, 2015

Energy Fund (IYE) was flat while Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) was up 0.48% in pre-market trading. Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) was up 4.94% after announcing it reduced its net debt balance by more than $400 million during Q4 and has decided to eliminate the quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share for Q1 2015 and all subsequent quarters. CLF's accelerated debt reduction was achieved through the repayment of short-term debt as well as the repurchase of more than $200 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes in the open market at an average discount of 34% to par,for a total discount of approximately $70 million. Funds for the accelerated debt reduction were cash from operations generated during Q4 and net proceeds from the sale of Cliffs Logan County Coal. The elimination of the quarterly dividend is expected to provide the company with additional free cash of $92 million annually, which CLF plans to use for further debt reduction.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-etfs-futures-weaker-following-concerns-over-greece-election-earnings-fomc-meeting-in-focus-cm436545

QuantShares Rolls Out a High Yield Hedged ETF (DIVA) - ETF News And Commentary - Yahoo Finance

(DYN), CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) and Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (BEE). How Does it Fit in a Portfolio?
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/quantshares-rolls-high-yield-hedged-150003824.html

Schwab ETF OneSource™ Expands to Offer Investors Nearly 200 Commission-Free ETFs - Yahoo Finance

The new additions to Schwab ETF OneSource complement the current line-up by providing commission-free access to momentum ETFs, additional single countries ETFs, a Bullish Dollar ETF and non-traditional Bond ETFs, to name a few. About Schwab ETF OneSource Schwab ETF OneSource offers investors and advisors access to the most commission-free ETFs anywhere in the industry. As of December 31, 2014, Schwab ETF OneSource has $38 billion in assets under management. Commission-free online trading is available to individual investors at Schwab, to approximately 7,000 independent investment advisors who use Schwabs custodial services and through Schwab retirement accounts that permit trading of ETFs.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/schwab-etf-onesource-expands-offer-133000423.html

WisdomTree Expands Offering on Schwab ETF OneSource(TM) - Yahoo Finance

More information is available at www.aboutschwab.com . Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the funds carefully before investing. A prospectus, containing this and other information is available by calling 1-866-909-WISE. Investors should read the prospectus carefully before investing. There are risks involved with investing, including possible loss of principal.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/wisdomtree-expands-offering-schwab-etf-160000370.html

Oil ETF Alternatives Now Explored for Investors in 2015 at Investment Website Online

"The rental market is now one source of income for some investors, and we've pioneered strategies that build monthly income through rentals," said one JWB company source. The advantages of purchasing real estate compared with standard stock investing is described briefly in the new video guide as well as what types of retirement accounts can be useful for investing. Investors who are seeking better returns in 2015 for IRA, 401K, Roth IRA or similar accounts can also benefit from the investment guide. "Our website is now one of the marketing strategies we're using to promote different ways of income generation that are available to national investors," said the source. The JWB company now has a more experienced account staff who are available by phone at (904) 677-6777 to help investors. This number can also be used to schedule a strategy session to learn if rental real estate is the right investment type for an investor in the U.S.
Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/oil-etf-alternatives/real-estate-investing/prweb12472341.htm

Schwab’s Commission-Free ETF Lineup Grows to Nearly 200 - Yahoo Finance

On that date, Schwab clients will be able to access 198 ETFs across 64 Morningstar categories on a commission-free basis. Schwab does not have any enrollment requirements or charge early redemption fees for the ETFs in the program two key differentiators for investors comparing similar commission-free ETF programs, according to a statement issued by California-based Schwab earlier Monday. OneSource, the largest commission-free ETF platform on etf 缃绔 the market today, has been a significant driver of ETF asset growth for Schwab. Last year, ETF assets custodied at Schwab surged 18% to $231 billion, according to the firms fourth-quarter and 2014 snapshot released. [ETF Assets Continue Flowing to Schwab] Schwab ETF OneSource has $38 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2014.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/schwab-commission-free-etf-lineup-163113240.html

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