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ETFDesk Daily 11/03/2009

|Includes:CSQ, DIA, FXB, FXI, GCH, GDX, IVV, KIE, KRE, MXF, PFF, PFG, PXR, QQQ, SDS, SPY, SPY, ZF, Zweig Total Return Fund (ZTR)

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  • The Zweig Total Return Fund Inc Declares Distribution
  • CIT Files Its Bankruptcy Plan
  • Jittery Companies Stash Cash
  • MXF Publishes Schedule of In-Kind Proceeds Distributed in Connection with Tender Offer
  • CNA's Q3 benefits from fewer catastrophes
  • APB - Khiem Do – CNBC interview "China's Nasdaq-Style Market Makes Strong Debut"
  • Banks stay under pressure in London
  • CPI: New Inflation-Hedging ETF Launches
  • The GDP Mirage
  • Charles Schwab Launches ETFs
  • Gold Mutual Funds Vs. Gold ETFs: It Depends on the Goal
  • China is ‘the most obvious area of concern’, Fitch says
  • British pound suffers on banking shakeup
  • Calamos Closed-End Funds (CHI, CHY, CSQ, CGO and CHW) Announce Monthly Distributions for November 2009
  • Factory orders rise 0.9 percent in September

The Zweig Total Return Fund Inc Declares Distribution

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 02:28 AM PST

CIT Files Its Bankruptcy Plan

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 03:39 AM PST

Regional banks should benefit from CIT failure. 

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy KBW Regional Banking ETF

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Jittery Companies Stash Cash

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 03:52 AM PST

Stung by the financial crisis, companies are holding more cash -- and a greater percentage of assets in cash -- than at any time in the past 40 years.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell DJIA DIAMONDSbuy UltraShort S&P 500 ProSharessell S&P 500 SPDR;sell iShares S&P 500

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MXF Publishes Schedule of In-Kind Proceeds Distributed in Connection with Tender Offer

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 03:58 AM PST

MXF Publishes Schedule of In-Kind Proceeds Distributed in Connection with Tender Offer

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Mexico Fund

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CNA's Q3 benefits from fewer catastrophes

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 03:59 AM PST

With no major hurricanes and fewer natural disasters during the July-September period, CNA's catastrophe losses declined, to $15 million from $168 million last year.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy KBW Insurance ETF

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APB - Khiem Do – CNBC interview "China's Nasdaq-Style Market Makes Strong Debut"

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 04:00 AM PST

APB - Khiem Do – CNBC interview "China's Nasdaq-Style Market Makes Strong Debut" 

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Asia Pacific Fund

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Banks stay under pressure in London

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 04:31 AM PST

Banking stocks fell in London on Monday after the government signalled the possible break-up of the UK’s publicly-owned banks. 

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell PowerShares Financial Preferred Portfoliosell iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index Fund

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CPI: New Inflation-Hedging ETF Launches

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 04:31 AM PST

IndexIQ launched a new exchange-traded fund today designed to capitalize on investors’ fear of inflation.

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The GDP Mirage

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 07:58 AM PST

By overlooking cuts in research and development, product design, and worker training, GDP is greatly overstating the economy's strength By Michael Mandel 

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell DJIA DIAMONDSsell S&P 500 SPDRsell Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock

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Charles Schwab Launches ETFs

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 08:16 AM PST

Great Idea!! Discount broker Charles Schwab & Co. entered the exchange-traded fund, or ETF, arena Monday by announcing the launch of four ETFs, with four more set for December. To boost sales, Schwab is waiving its customary fee of $12.95 per trade if the ETFs change hands on Schwab's platform. The commission-free feature will be permanent, said Peter Crawford, a Schwab senior vice-president.

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Gold Mutual Funds Vs. Gold ETFs: It Depends on the Goal

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 08:18 AM PST

Gold-related stocks, which are predominantly mining companies, "are a leveraged play on gold," says Joseph Foster, a portfolio manager for Van Eck International Investors Gold. Here's why: If it costs a company $800 to mine an ounce of gold, and gold is $1,000 an ounce, the profit for the company is $200. If gold rises to $1,100, the profit becomes $300. That's a 50% rise in profits off a 10% rise in the price of gold.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

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China is ‘the most obvious area of concern’, Fitch says

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 10:41 PM PST

China’s red-hot property market is a concern for its sovereign credit rating because of the threat of worsening asset quality in the banking system, Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25

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British pound suffers on banking shakeup

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 11:40 PM PST

Analysts at RBS....said they believe that the Bank of England is likely to expand quantitative easing (QE) as economic activity in the UK remains weak. 

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell Rydex British Pound Sterling Trust

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Calamos Closed-End Funds (CHI, CHY, CSQ, CGO and CHW) Announce Monthly Distributions for November 2009

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 12:07 AM PST

CHW and CSQ cut divs- may show weakness short term- potential buying opportunity

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fdsell Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund

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Factory orders rise 0.9 percent in September

Posted: 03 Nov 2009 12:39 AM PST

Orders to U.S. factories rebounded in September, helped by strength in autos, heavy machinery and military aircr

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy PowerShares Global Emerging Markets Infrastructure Portfolio

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