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  • Climate Exchange: Uniquely Positioned to Benefit Carbon Credit Trading Expansion [View article]
    You would probably need to open a global stock trading account with E*TRADE to buy shares of Climate Exchange (London: CLE). Many of the smaller ex-US stocks don't trade often or at all even if you find a pink sheet ticker such as CXCHY.

    However, while E*TRADE offers investors the opportunity to invest in foreign markets such as London and others; my own experience with this system is disappointing. First, strength in the US Dollar will impact investment returns since trading in the foreign markets only occurs in the local currency. Secondly, in my experience I was not able to place a trade online for the stocks and foreign markets that I attempted to place and had to call a broker for assistance, but he entered the order wrong and it was never filled. Finally, the currency conversion does not carry a commission, but you will not receive a favorable rate; so E*TRADE makes money on the spread between the real-time currency conversion ratio and what they offer to retail investors.

    Since I no longer use my E*TRADE global account, I wrote the following article for a trading strategy for carbon credit companies:
    mikehav.blogspot.com/2...
    Aug 19 06:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullish on Telcos [View article]
    Here is info on dividend history over the past year for CEL:

    Cellcom Israel Ltd. announced that it has declared a cash dividend in the amount of NIS 2.76 per share, and in the aggregate amount of approximately NIS 270 million (the equivalent of approximately $0.77 per share and approximately $76 million in the aggregate, based on the representative rate of exchange on August 11, 2008; the actual $ amount for dividend paid in $ will be converted from NIS based upon the representative rate of exchange published by the Bank of Israel on September 4, 2008). The dividend will be payable to all of the Company's shareholders of record at the end of the trading day in the NYSE on August 25, 2008. The payment date will be September 8, 2008.

    Cellcom Israel Ltd. announced that the Company's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend in the amount of NIS 2.65 per share, and in the aggregate amount of approximately NIS 258 million (the equivalent of approximately $0.77 per share and approximately $75 million in the aggregate, based on the representative rate of exchange on May 13, 2008; The actual $ amount for dividend paid in $ will be converted from NIS based upon the representative rate of exchange published by the Bank of Israel on June 4, 2008). The dividend will be payable to all of the Company's shareholders of record at the end of the trading day in the NYSE on May 27, 2008. The payment date will be June 10, 2008.

    Reuters reported that Cellcom Israel Ltd.'s Board declared a cash dividend of ILS7.18 per share ($2.10) or a total of ILS700 million to be paid on April, 14. This includes a dividend for the fourth quarter of ILS1.78 per share and a one-time extraordinary dividend for the year of ILS5.4 per share.

    Cellcom Israel Ltd. announced that it has declared a cash dividend in the amount of NIS 2.06 per share, and in the aggregate amount of approximately NIS 201 million, the dividend will be payable to all shareholders of record at the end of the trading day in the NYSE on August 23, 2007. The payment date will be September 6, 2007.
    Aug 13 12:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Global Transport ETF Strategy [View article]
    See my blog post on this at:
    mikehav.blogspot.com/2...
    Aug 13 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Leveraged Investment Vehicle for the Global Rail Industry [View article]
    Thanks, Cam - See the updated post on this idea at my blog with 36 total companies:
    mikehav.blogspot.com/2...
    Aug 11 04:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Global Transport ETF Strategy [View article]
    IYT now has 4 airlines out of 20 total stocks, which is worse than previous total of 3 airline holdings
    Aug 11 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Carbon Prices Fall Along with Oil and Other Commodities [View article]
    Author Disclosure: Long EcoloCap Solutions (OTCBB: ECOS)
    Aug 6 09:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stock Market ETFs that Have Defied the Bear Market [View article]
    What do you think about HealthShares Enabling Technologies (HHV) - up 2.6% YTD?
    Jul 29 07:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullish on Telcos [View article]
    I update the index quarterly with the last update on 5/5/08 - the historical prices for ETF ticker are $20.64 from a year earlier and $23.77 on 5/5/08.
    Jul 27 11:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A New Way for Investors to Sail the Seas [View article]
    I don't own any of the shares and all of the research was done by me as a new ETF idea, as with all of the other ETF ideas I have posted.
    Jul 27 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NationCapShares: An ETF Idea for Developed, Emerging and Frontier Markets [View article]
    XOM is the only US-based company included in the 30 active components and it has outperformed the S&P 500 over the last 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years. Also, why do you assume this data would apply to all other developed, emerging, and frontier markets/companies based outside of the US? Finally, this is a semi-active index with a performance-based rating system in place with quarterly rebalancing rather than a passive index which simply selects the largest market cap company from each nation.
    Jul 22 02:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NationCapShares: An ETF Idea for Developed, Emerging and Frontier Markets [View article]
    thanks for your interest - the ETF licensing deals and trademarks are already underway
    Jul 22 09:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tobacco a Safe Haven in the Current Market? [View article]
    Lorillard (LO) is #13 on the spreadsheet w/ a 3% weight in the 23-stock index with data included since its spin-off at the end of June.
    Jul 17 05:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Fat Yield at Pfizer [View article]
    Sorry, the link above didn't work - Just Google "third class drugs" for more inffo on the topic
    Jul 16 05:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Fat Yield at Pfizer [View article]
    Could also lobby FDA make the statin drgus such as Lipitor available in low doses as a new "3rd Class of Drugs" available only after consultation with a pharmacist. Already sell Plan B emergency contraceptive and pseudoephedrine-contai... products behind-the-counter only. Prilosec OTC is a very good example of successful switch to OTC for a former Rx-only brand drug that would otherwise have very low sales now due to generics.

    Check out this article for an overview:

    www.medscape.com/viewa...
    Jul 16 05:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Bullish Prognosis for Global Healthcare ETFs [View article]
    Looks like HQL would appeal to investors looking for higher risk/reward investments in the healthcare sector. Has about 60% invested in biopharma, med devices & diagnostics. Of the top holdings Biomarin (BMRN) has done very well while Acadia Pharma (ACAD) is the worst performer. The fund trades at 15% discount to its NAV with a 9.4% distribution rate. See the full profile at www.etfconnect.com/sel...
    Jul 13 01:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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