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12 Jan 2009

Directory of Commodity Exchange Traded Funds Launched by Energy Hedge Fund Center

The Energy Hedge Fund Center, an online community focused on energy and environmental alternative investments, has launched a Directory of Commodity-focused Exchange Traded Funds that will appeal to ordinary investors. The Directory lists Exchange Traded Funds, Exchange Traded Notes and Exchange Traded Commodities in Excel format.

"Over the last several years there has also been an explosion of Exchange Traded instruments accessible by ordinary investors that are designed to provide exposure to commodities," reports Dr. Gary M. Vasey, Co-Principal of EHFC. "This directory is designed as a single source for investors interested in these vehicles."

"The financial crisis has driven more business to exchanges and ETFs. We expect more growth in this sector next year," said Peter Fusaro, Co-Principal, Energy Hedge Fund Center.

Debt Crisis for New York Times Hedge Fund Shareholders

Some analysts are saying that the mighty New York Times might be headed down the same path as the bankrupt Tribune Company, owner of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times.

Hedge fund shareholders, Harbinger Capital Partners Funds ("Harbinger") and Firebrand Partners ("Firebrand") own 19% of The New York Times Company, and the outlook does not look good. NYT is approximately $1 billion in debt, the result of its move to a new building on Eighth Avenue a couple of years ago.

Harbinger Capital Partners has grown to one of the 15 largest hedge funds, by assets, in America. Firebrand Partners is an operational activist firm that invests in publicly-traded companies whose brand equity represents significant upside relative to their market capitalization.

The New York Times Company includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe and 15 other daily newspapers.

Northern Arizona Land Eyed by Hedge Funds

Rolling Hills Ranches, LLC has has been in talks with a number of investors and hedge funds in recent weeks, engaging experts from the Master Planned Communities group of Kitchell Construction to provide planning oversight for further commercial development of the Rolling Hills Ranches community.

Von Jenson, General Manager, Rolling Hills Ranches, says, "If you're invested in stocks to retire on.... you'll definitely need a nice place to retire - Rolling Hills Ranches in northern Arizona is a great place to ease into a fresh lifestyle to enjoy yourself."

Kitchell is a diversified corporation providing general contracting, construction management and real estate development services to public and private sector clients from offices in Arizona, California and Nevada.

Rolling Hills Ranches is a developed ranch community located in northern Arizona. The ranch is comprised of lots suitable for home building or ranching and is ideal for those who wish to enjoy a rural lifestyle. Power and water are available and the community is bordered by paved roads on two sides.