5/12/09 New ETFs to Be Launched for Platinum and Palladium
5/1/07 A new ETF replicating the DAX Global Russia Index started trading. The index is made up of 30 publicly traded companies domiciled in Russia. Symbol RSX.
4/18/07 Platinum leaders berate fund launch The world's two largest platinum producers have voiced opposition to the planned launch of a platinum exchange traded fund announced last week by Zurich Cantonal Bank of Switzerland.
Trevor Raymond, head of investor relations at AngloPlat, said the ETF would put upward pressure on prices and would have a negative impact on jewellery demand.
4/27/06 A registration statement for the Silver ETF from Barclays Global Investors was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The trust is expected to trade under the symbol "SLV”, and should start trading Friday.
4/10/06 The first ETF (USO) allowing U.S. investors to engage directly (long and short) in the price of crude oil began trading on the American Stock Exchange.
1/25/06 There is speculation that a decision may be nearing on a Barclays silver ETF.
1/25/06 Regulators in India will allow mutual funds to launch gold ETF’s.
06/13/05 Barclays Global Investors announced last week it will file an application with the SEC to launch the first silver exchange-traded fund
02/15/05 Roughly $660 million of the $830 million that flowed into sector ETFs last week went to the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate.
11/20/04 The StreetTRACKS Gold Trust (GLD) began its first day of trading on a high note as $550 million were put into the fund on the NYSE on Thursday.
10/26/04 Regulatory approval for a much-anticipated gold-backed security that is expected to soon launch on the New York Stock Exchange.
10/13/04 A new fund, called the iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index Fund, began trading today on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol FXI. The fund tracks the FTSE/Xinhua China 25 index, comprising 25 of the largest companies in China.