ETFDesk Daily 11/10/2009

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  • Media Day
  • TIPS: Inflation Is Coming! Inflation Is Coming!
  • Media Day
  • Gold – a six thousand year-old bubble
  • Fed Survey Finds Banks Are Squeezing Consumer Even Tighter
  • The Zweig Total Return Fund Inc
  • Banks Choosing Treasury Bonds Over Loans
  • As Rally Rolls, Keep an Eye on Inflation Expectations
  • German factory output surges
  • Solar power’s prospects rise in the east
  • Key oil figures were distorted by US pressure, says whistleblower
Media Day

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 02:03 AM PST

The Portfolio Manager of The Greater China Fund (NYSE:GCH) is available on November 12th to speak with reporters one-on-one via conference call or email. If interested – please contact pbaronowski@altmangroup.com

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Greater China Fund, Inc.;

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TIPS: Inflation Is Coming! Inflation Is Coming!

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 02:07 AM PST

The inflation expectation embedded in TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities) has jumped in recent weeks after a long slumber.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy iShares Lehman TIPS Bond Fundbuy PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Fund;

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Media Day

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 04:13 AM PST

The Portfolio Manager of The Greater China Fund (NYSE:GCH) is available on November 12th to speak with reporters one-on-one via conference call or email. If interested – please contact tbarrows@altmangroup.com

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Greater China Fund, Inc.;

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Gold – a six thousand year-old bubble

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 05:16 AM PST

Gold – a six thousand year-old bubble November 8, 2009 6:02pm Gold is unlike any other commodity. It is costly to extract from the earth and to refine to a reasonable degree of purity. It is costly to store. It has no remaining uses as a producer good – equivalent or superior alternatives exist for all its industrial uses. It may have some value as a consumer good – somewhat surprisingly people like to attach it to t

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy streetTRACKS Gold Trust;

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Fed Survey Finds Banks Are Squeezing Consumer Even Tighter

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 06:45 AM PST

Though billions in government stimulus money has been given out to multiple banks across the nation, the Federal Reserve today said that most are tightening their terms on consumer credit cards and are apprehensive to offer credit due to the looming December 1st deadline for rate hikes.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell SPDR-Consumer Discretionary; sell SPDR S&P Retail ETF;

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The Zweig Total Return Fund Inc

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 07:01 AM PST

ZTR Discloses Sources of Distribution – Section 19A Notice http://www.virtus.com/vSiteManager/Upload/Docs/ClosedEndFunds/ZTR/ZTR19ANotice%2011%202009.pdf

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Zweig Total Return Fund;

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Banks Choosing Treasury Bonds Over Loans

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 08:05 AM PST

You know an economy isn’t healthy when banks are using as much of their money to buy government debt as they are to make loans to businesses.

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

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As Rally Rolls, Keep an Eye on Inflation Expectations

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 01:02 PM PST

For clues on inflation expectations in this carry-trade-crazed market, Tuesday’s auction of some $25 billion in 10-year treasury notes is something to pay attention to.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy iShares Lehman TIPS Bond Fund; buy PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Fund;

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German factory output surges

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 10:47 PM PST

German factory output surged unexpectedly in September, in a sign that foreign demand for the nation’s machines and cars bolstered the eurozone’s largest economy in the third quarter.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy iShares MSCI-Germany; buy New Germany Fund;

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Solar power’s prospects rise in the east

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 10:49 PM PST

The Arab world may be rich in oil and gas by international standards but even its hydrocarbon resources are finite. In some states, such as Bahrain, Jordan, Dubai and Oman, energy shortfalls are either evident or are looming.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio;

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Key oil figures were distorted by US pressure, says whistleblower

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 12:04 AM PST

The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic buying.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy PowerShares DB Oil Fund; buy United States Oil Fund LP; buy iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN; buy United States 12 Month Oil Fund, LP;

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