Should the contract expire worthless, the premium would represent a 3.33% return on the cash commitment, double s&p short etf or 28.29% annualized - at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost . Below is a chart showing the trailing twelve month trading history for Russia ETF, and highlighting in green where the $24.00 strike is located relative to that history: Turning to the calls side of the option chain, the call contract at the $24.50 strike price has a current bid of 70 cents. If an investor was to purchase shares of RSX stock at the current price level of $24.17/share, and then sell-to-open that call contract as a "covered call," they are committing to sell the stock at $24.50. Considering the call seller will also collect the premium, that would drive a total return (excluding dividends, if any) of 4.26% if the stock gets called away at the September 12th expiration (before broker commissions).
September 12th Options Now Available For Russia ETF (RSX) - NASDAQ.com
"For the first half of 2014, the RIA channel had the largest increase in absolute dollars for both ETFs and long-term mutual funds across all channels." The RIA channel accounted for $1.8 trillion in long-term mutual fund and ETF assets under management (AUM) in the first half of the year, an increase of almost $200 billion over the end of 2013. Additional key findings from Broadridge's Fund Distribution Intelligence tool include: Total third-party long-term mutual fund and ETF assets under management (AUM) in the first half of 2014 increased to $9.3 trillion from $8.5 trillion at the end of 2013 (9.8 percent increase). Combined, the retail channels registered investment advisors, independent/regional broker dealers, wirehouse broker dealers, and discount brokers totaled almost $6 trillion in AUM or 64 percent of all third-party distribution of long-term mutual funds and ETF assets. Earlier this year, Broadridge issued a report titled, " The RIA Channel A Roadmap for Driving Growth ," highlighting the opportunities that the RIA channel presents for fund firms.
Conservative Plays Top August?s Best Sector ETF Ideas - Yahoo Finance
stocks show the July swoon was no more than a mere bump on the road to more new highs. Investors, both professional and retail, love sector ETFs. At least they did in the first half of this year when sector ETFs raked in $37.7 billion in new assets compared to $13.6 billion for broad U.S. market funds, Jackie Noblett reports for Ignites , citing Morningstar data.
Peru ETF Powers Higher - Yahoo Finance
EPU has outperformed EWW this year, emerging as a steady contributor to the rebound in Latin American equities as some industrial and precious metals prices have bounced back. Peru is the worlds third-largest silver producer and one of the largest gold and copper producers. EPU is reflective of the Peruvian economys leverage to metals exports and production with a massive 50.3% weight to the materials sector. That is well above the 27.8% allocated to financial services, EPUs second-largest sector weight. [ Silver Lifts Peru ETF ] Perus mining industry is huge.
Thursday Sector Leaders: Energy, Utilities - Forbes
Combined, MPC and TSO make up approximately 2.5% of the underlying holdings of XLE. The next best performing sector is the Utilities sector, losing just 0.9%. Among large Utilities stocks, NRG Energy ( NYSE: NRG ) and Pepco Holdings ( NYSE: POM ) are the most notable, showing a gain of 0.9% and 0.3%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Utilities stocks is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which is down 0.9% in midday trading, and up 11.23% on a year-to-date basis. NRG Energy, meanwhile, is up 9.71% year-to-date, and Pepco Holdings is up 45.27% year-to-date. Combined, NRG and POM make up approximately 3.3% of the underlying holdings of XLU.