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Daily “Ways-to-Play” The News Before the Moves 2/15/2010

|Includes:CNY, CYB, EUO, FGF, FXE, FXI, GDL, HAO, iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR), MNA, TAO
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China’s Growth May Top 11% Even as Officials Rein in Lending
Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- China’s economy, the world’s third biggest, may expand at a faster pace in 2010 even as officials cool lending to restrain inflation and avert asset bubbles. sell iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 (NYSEARCA:FXI) sell Claymore/AlphaShares China Small Cap Index ETF (NYSEARCA:HAO) sellClaymore/AlphaShares China Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:TAO); buy WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan Fund (NYSEARCA:CYB); Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
Sticking plaster won't solve the euro crisis
Without help, the euro will eventually be brought down by its weakest members, says Jeremy Warner. sell Rydex Euro Currency Trust (NYSEARCA:FXE); buy ProShares UltraShort Euro (NYSEARCA:EUO); Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
The Price Of Safety Just Went Up
Investors battered by market upheaval, including a 6% stock slide in recent weeks, have a new mantra for their portfolios: preserve, protect and defend. But they should be prepared to pay up. Why not try a merger arb strategy buy Gabelli Global Deal Fund (NYSE:GDL) buy IQ ARB Merger Arbitrage ETF (NYSEARCA:MNA); Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
SunAmerica Growth Fund: A Way to Piggyback Activist Investors
At least two well known activist firms have a position in FGF. Bulldog Investors (run by Phil Goldstein and Andrew Dakos) owns 14.22% of the shares as of their Feb. 1 filing. They have been steadily adding to their FGF holdings almost every day. Karpus Investors owns 6.50% of the shares. buy SunAmerica Focused Alpha Growth (NYSE:FGF); buy SunAmerica Focused Alpha Large-Cap Fund (NYSE:FGI); Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
im ‘the BRIC’ O’Neill’s big call
"In remarks that are guaranteed to send some investors into a frenzy (and splatter egg over O’Neill if no action from Beijing follows) he reckons China is about to let its currency strengthen as much as 5 per cent in a one-off revaluation to slow growth." buy Market Vectors Chinese Renminbi USD ETNs (NYSEARCA:CNY); Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
US CMBS deliquencies jump to 5.42%, Moody’s says
Loan delinquencies on US commercial mortgage backed securities posted a record 52bps increase to 5.42 per cent in January, according to Moody’s. In December, the rate was 4.5 per cent. sell iShares DJ US Real Estate (NYSEARCA:IYR); Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
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