The Contrarian: Single-Country ETFs
August 23rd at 3:52pm by Tom Lydon
Many exchange traded funds that track individual countries have been beaten to a pulp in 2011. Some bargain hunters see cheap valuations in these hard-hit ETFs despite global debt and economic tensions.
Last week, we took a look at some of the most oversold ETFs measured by distance from the 50-day moving averages. [The Contrarian: Oversold ETFs]
According to My Simple Quant, over 90% of single-country ETFs are trading below their 200-day moving averages, indicating bear market territory.
“Only three of these ETFs are even up on the year,” according to the blog. “The market is now (and has been for a few weeks) guilty until proven innocent.”
With most of these funds trading deep in the red, a contrarian investor may see a potential buying opportunity.
It is important to have an investment strategy in place to know when to exit or enter a market. Our investment approach includes using moving averages to reduce portfolio risk and to spot opportunities. [ETF Trend-Following Plan.]
For more information on country ETFs, visit our global ETFs category.
|YTD Change (%)|
|TUR||8/22/2011||Turkey Investable Market Index||44.58||-40.7||-32.67|
|VNM||8/22/2011||Market Vectors Viam||18.18||-29.43||-30.56|
|EIS||8/22/2011||Israel Capped Investable Market||43.76||-28.65||-27.69|
|EWO||8/22/2011||Austria Investable Market Index||17.07||-28.41||-23.56|
|RSX||8/22/2011||Market Vectors Russia Trust Sbi||30.47||-25.57||-19.63|
|EPOL||8/22/2011||Poland Investable Market Index||27.9||-24.7||-16.94|
|EWN||8/22/2011||Netherlands Investable Market I||17.33||-23.46||-17.83|
|EWY||8/22/2011||South Korea Index||50.31||-22.23||-17.78|
|EWZ||8/22/2011||Brazil (Free) Index||60.15||-22.21||-22.29|
|FXI||8/22/2011||FTSE China 25 Index||35.67||-20.68||-17.22|
|EPI||8/22/2011||Wisdomtree India Earnings||19.94||-20.15||-24.44|
|AFK||8/22/2011||Market Vectors Africa||28.18||-16.84||-19.9|
|ECH||8/22/2011||Chile Investable Market Index||63.46||-15.61||-20.28|
|EWK||8/22/2011||Belgium Ivestable Market Index||11.91||-15.09||-9.29|
|EIRL||8/22/2011||Ireland Capped Investable Market||18.44||-15.04||-9.21|
|SPY||8/22/2011||SPDR S&P 500||112.73||-14.12||-10.35|
|EWH||8/22/2011||Hong Kong Index||16.52||-13.99||-12.68|
|EWU||8/22/2011||United Kingdom Index||15.61||-13.19||-10.13|
|MES||8/22/2011||Market Vectors Gulf Shares||19.98||-12.35||-15.55|
|EWS||8/22/2011||Singapore (Free) Index||12.31||-11.01||-11.12|
|EWW||8/22/2011||Mexico Investable Market Index||54.96||-10.56||-11.24|
|EZA||8/22/2011||South Africa Index||63.55||-10.04||-14.9|
|EWM||8/22/2011||Malaysia (Free) Index||14.29||-1.85||-0.63|
|EPHE||8/22/2011||Philippines Investable Market||24.25||0.75||-2.73|
|THD||8/22/2011||Thailand Investable Market Index||65.93||0.97||2.04|
|ENZL||8/22/2011||New Zealand Investable Market||31.15||2.12||6.02|
|EIDO||8/22/2011||Indonesia Investable Market Index||31.24||4.13||7.35|
Source: My Simple Quant
Max Chen contributed to this article.
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