Market Vectors Egypt Index ETFFund
- Change -2.71 (-5.7%)
- Volume 0.01 M
4:00 PM EDT Jul 6, 2015
U.S. Markets are closed
- Assets $51.2M
- Expense Ratio 0.94%
- Yield 5.79%
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Global Equity ETF
Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF is an exchange traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund's objective is to replicate as closely as possible before fees and expenses the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors Egypt Index (the "Egypt Index"). The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the Fund's benchmark index.
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07-06-2015 02:12 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds try to reflect the performance of an underlying market. However, there are times when an ETF may diverge from the net asset value, especially with international markets. For example, the Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) is currently trading at...
06-10-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Egypt, North Africa's largest economy, is at risk of losing its emerging markets classification as the country's currency reserves and overall financial health deteriorate. "The Arab emerging market is not officially under review, but many investors believe the country's forei...
05-01-2015 11:20 AM by Tom Lydon
Corporations are taking a closer look at frontier markets for investment opportunities. Retail investors can also tap into the pre-emerging economies through frontier markets-related exchange traded funds. According to an A.T. Kearney survey of companies' investment attitudes,...
01-28-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Egypt's economy and related exchange traded fund may be shaking off the specter of volatility as the country pushes forward with structural reforms that could bring back foreign investors. The Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) is up 5.0% year-to-date and increase...
09-08-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Amid another spate of geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, investors are flocking back to stocks in one of the regions most volatile countries: Egypt. Since June 11, investors outside the Arab world have purchased $406 million of Egyptian equities, almost eight times the ...
08-19-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) entered Monday with a year-to-date gain of 37.5% making the lone the Egypt ETF the second-best performer among single-country emerging markets ETFs this year. Only the Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF (NYSEArca: SCIF)...
08-05-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As Africa's frontier markets develop, some of those economies are growing into the next generation of so-called African lions that could follow the path of the Asian tigers of the 21st century, potentially providing exchange traded fund investors an attractive growth opportunity....
07-17-2014 03:39 PM by Tom Lydon
In an attempt to head off a spike in energy prices and rising consumer prices, Egypt's central bank unexpectedly hiked interest rates, putting pressure on growth and the country-related exchange traded fund. The Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) dipped 0.2% Thurs...
06-11-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Up 29% year-to-date, the Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) is one of this year's top-performing single-country emerging markets ETFs. EGPT 's bullishness could remain in tact after Egypt, North Africa's largest economy, dodged a demotion to frontier markets statu...
05-31-2014 08:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Perhaps it is not surprising that during a week when the S&P 500 climbed to a record high, investors hunted for specific pockets of strength. That much was seen in the most searched exchange traded funds on ETF Trends this week. For the first time in many weeks, this week'...
05-29-2014 03:10 PM by Tom Lydon
After former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's win in the presidential election, Egypt exchange traded fund plunged Thursday on a new capital gains tax for investors and the new administration's unclear objective for the economy. The Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NY...
05-19-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT), the lone ETF exclusively devoted to North Africa's largest economy, is locked in a tight battle with the Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF (NYSEArca: SCIF) for the honor of this year's top-performing single-country emerg...
04-01-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The first quarter is in the books and the S&P 500 finished with a decent though not spectacular gain of about 2%. Of course, there are two sides to every coin. It can be said that the performance of U.S. stocks in the first three months of 2014 is pretty good, all things c...
03-09-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors who are more risk tolerant should take a closer look at Africa-related exchange traded funds capitalize on the growth story in the emerging markets. For instance, the iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSEArca: EZA) is includes a portfolio of well-run financial services...
03-07-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Thailand, an Asian destination once prized by foreign investors, has been wracked by political violence and volatility this year. The situation in the Southeast Asian country has worsened to the point that the U.S. State Department issued a statement urging opposing parties to en...
03-04-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
The Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) will be one to watch Tuesday after index provider Russell Investments said it is demoting North Africa's largest economy to frontier markets status from emerging markets classification. Russell Investments made the announceme...
02-10-2014 02:59 PM by Tom Lydon
The Egypt exchange traded fund has been one of the few bastions of strength in the emerging markets space, and the economy will continue to recover as a second stimulus infusion goes into effect. The Market Vectors Egypt ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) has gained 16.0% year-to-date. Mean...
02-06-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon
A prominent theme tied to emerging markets in recent months has been a spate of central bank actions. Primarily, developing world central banks have been raising interest rates as a means of defending sagging currencies. Conventional wisdom dictates that it usually takes sever...
01-30-2014 02:12 PM by Todd Shriber
Here is a factoid that illustrates just how bad things are for foreign exchange traded funds this year: With a year-to-date gain of 1.7% heading into Thursday's session, the iShares MSCI New Zealand Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ENZL) was on the list of the 10 best foreign, non-leveraged...
01-15-2014 11:33 AM by Tom Lydon
The Market Vectors Egypt ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT), already a pleasant 2014 surprise among single-country emerging markets exchange traded funds, could see another positive catalyst come to fruition: A significant dividend increase from its largest holding. Orascom Telecom Media &a...
01-10-2014 03:08 PM by Tom Lydon
The developing economies have slowed down over the past year, but investors shouldn't dismiss them just yet. Reforms and policy changes could help bolster some emerging market stocks and exchange traded funds. Kristoffer Stensrud, the founder of Norway-based Skagen AS, which h...
12-20-2013 03:42 PM by Tom Lydon
After political instability and repeated protests swept the country, the Egyptian government is injecting money into the economy, bolstering the Egypt related exchange traded fund, with the Egyptian benchmark edging to its highest level in almost three years. The Market Vector...
11-03-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Although defensive sectors such as consumer staples and telecom outperformed last month, October was another good month for the bulls as U.S. equities shook-off the government shutdown and fears of a debt ceiling disaster to race to record highs. October was also a strong mont...
10-22-2013 12:57 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
We spoke about Frontier Markets recently and access to this segment via equity ETFs, and this dovetails nicely into a brief discussion of Africa based equity ETFs. EZA (iShares MSCI South Africa Index, Expense Ratio 0.60%) has the longest tenure in this space, having debuted i...
10-20-2013 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Many investors are heavy on U.S. assets and overlook international opportunities. However, with exchange traded funds, investors can diversify with global exposure and potentially generate higher yields. U.S. investments still make up a large portion investors' core portfolios...
07-09-2013 03:45 PM by Tom Lydon
The Egypt exchange traded fund surged almost 9% Tuesday amid heavy trading volume on hopes that the country will make a fluid transition to civil rule with an elections timeframe and a potential financial aid package. The Market Vectors Egypt Index Fund (NYSEArca: EGPT) increa...
11-27-2012 05:56 PM by Tom Lydon
The Egypt exchange traded fund is one of this year's best performers, but the fund is under pressure after a fresh round of political unrest centered around newly elected President Mohamed Mursi. The Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) fell 6.8% over the past week....
11-21-2012 02:47 PM by Tom Lydon
Market Vectors Egypt ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) was up about 1% in U.S. trading Wednesday afternoon following reports that Egypt announced a ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement. After rallying about 50% this year, the Egypt-focused exchange traded fund...
09-06-2012 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Click here to listen. I do the "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. On Thursday, I focused on the Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: E...
09-05-2012 02:18 PM by Tom Lydon
The Egypt exchange traded fund is in full recovery mode after last year's pro-democracy revolution that overthrew the Hosni Mubarak regime. Additionally, Egyptian equities saw a nice boost Tuesday as the U.S. plans to provide debt relief to the beleaguered economy. However, th...
08-31-2012 03:53 PM by Tom Lydon
After a bumpy start, the broad equities market and stock exchange traded funds made a strong rebound over August. The S&P 500 is trying to break through its highest level since 2008. The top ETF performers over August include WisdomTree Euro Debt Fund (NYSArca: EU) up 13.3...
07-21-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Egypt's stocks, along with the related country-specific exchange traded fund, shot higher at the start of the month, following the election of the country's first civilian president, but gains have been tempered as the cabinet searches for a competent new Premier. The Market V...
04-23-2012 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon
While the world markets were distracted with another round of Eurozone problems, the Egypt exchange traded fund made gains Monday on greater activity specifically in telecommunication stocks. The Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) was up 4.5% Monday. EGPT was down...
03-21-2012 12:15 PM by Tom Lydon
Bulls are hoping emerging market ETFs aren't getting ready to roll over on news that China's economic growth has been stunted. The sector had just started to gain back favor and investors were dipping back into overseas markets, until this week. "People's hopes that there woul...
03-02-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
There are a handful of exchange traded funds that invest in Africa to explore opportunities in this frontier market if investors aren't afraid of risk and volatility. "Since the start of the century Africa's substantial growth as an investment destination has been driven by i...
02-29-2012 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon
The strong rally in stocks so far this year has some analysts looking for ETFs that may be overbought and ripe for a pullback. For example, some funds are trading significantly above their moving averages, a sign of frothiness. The ETF Professor at Benzinga reports that cer...
02-22-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
With global growth, copious liquidity and low interest rates spurring riskier investment strategies, emerging market equities and exchange traded funds have been among the most attractive assets this year. "The main argument for investing in international equities is for diver...
02-21-2012 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The exchange traded fund tracking Egyptian stocks is neck and neck with the Greek ETF for the best-performing country ETF this year with a gain of nearly 40%. Market Vectors Egypt ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) is enjoying a solid rally in 2012 and recently climbed above its 200-day mov...
02-01-2012 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
After declining almost 50% as a result of political and economic uncertainty in 2011, Egyptian equities and the related stock exchange traded fund have vaulted 30% so far this year. Van Eck's Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) was up 1.9% at last check Wednesday a...
11-29-2011 04:16 PM by Tom Lydon
After a tenuous transition from the ousting of the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and continued violence, parliamentary elections helped ease stability concerns, lifting Egyptian markets and a related exchange traded fund that's fallen in November. In the Middle East, tensio...
11-14-2011 04:18 PM by Tom Lydon
With former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the riots out of the picture, Egypt was supposed to follow through with the long-anticipated parliamentary elections. However, the elections are proving as contentious, sparking another round of riots, which is weighing on the Egyp...
10-19-2011 03:50 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Yesterday we wrote about exchange traded funds that invest in Asian equities, which presents an opportunity to focus on another continent -- Africa. [ETF Chart of the Day: Asia] ETFs that invest in Africa are new to most investors and portfolio managers, with only three produc...
03-30-2011 01:15 PM by John Spence
Political unrest in the Middle East and Japan's natural and nuclear disasters have raised questions about how exchange traded funds (ETFs) operated through these crises. The complex drama in Van Eck's Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) while Egypt's stock market w...
03-23-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Egypt's stock market began trading again today, the first time since January 27th, after the market opened, it dropped nearly 10% and trading was halted again for thirty minutes, reports Marketplace Morning Report. The Egypt exchange traded fund (ETF) continued trading in the U.S...
03-15-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
There have been a lot of significant events happening around the globe, putting specific countries in the spotlight. With global, regional and country specific exchange traded funds (ETFs) available, what does an investor do with all the news? According to Jeremy Glaser an...
03-01-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The Egypt exchange traded fund (ETF) may be in for a nasty surprise if the Egyptian markets open with less than stellar performance. Social tensions in Libya may force a mass exodus of Egyptian guest workers back home to an economy that is already strained by high unemployment. ...
03-01-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The markets opened with a nearly 100-point jump before stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) reversed course after the Fed sounded the alarm on rising oil prices. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said rising oil prices could be problematic for the economy if the uptren...
02-14-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The closely-watched Van Eck Market Vectors Egypt Index (NYSEArca: EGPT) exchange traded fund (ETF) is powering ahead today, but it's too soon to expect a smooth ride to more gains. Rodrigo Campos for Reuters reports that the prospect of such volatility hasn't deterred investor...
02-11-2011 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
After 18 days of intense and sometimes violent protests, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ceded power to the country's military. Within minutes, Market Vectors Egypt (NYSEArca: EGPT) exchange traded fund (ETF) jumped up 6% and trading volume roared. It's not the only ETF that ...
02-11-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
President Hosni Mubarak finally announced that he would step down this morning, sending Egyptians into wild cheers and sending the Egypt exchange traded fund (ETF) surging. Mubarak has ceded all power to the Egyptian military and left Cairo, sending tens of thousands of prote...
02-10-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
ETFs are down after the government reported weekly jobless claims fell to a two-year low, with disappointing earnings from companies including Cisco Systems Inc. weighing on sentiment. Market Vectors Egypt (NYSEArca: EGPT) popped up nearly 3% in early trading after Egypt Pres...
02-09-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The crisis in Egypt at first glance may look disastrous, but analysts are taking a more long-term view of the growing economy and the future of its exchange traded fund (ETF). Steve MacDonald for iStockAnalyst notes that Egypt's economy is the biggest in North Africa. Though i...
02-07-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Besides rattling investors, the recent protests in Egypt have provided a few other object lessons, particularly for investors in frontier market exchange traded funds (ETFs). Tamer El Ghobasky and Christopher Rhoads for The Wall Street Journal report that daily life in Egypt a...
02-04-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) got a slight boost at the market's open as unemployment figures dropped, but were the results enough to power the markets much higher than that? U.S. unemployment declined to 9% in January and the economy added 36,000 jobs - way below f...
02-02-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
One day after luring investors in droves, sending trading volume through the roof, the Market Vectors Egypt (NYSEArca: EGPT) exchange traded fund (ETF) is sagging under the weight of increasingly violent protests. EGPT is down more than 5% today as protests in Cairo turned vio...
02-01-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The Egyptian economy is said to be all but shut down as its citizens stage a revolution. That hasn't stopped investors from piling into the Market Vectors Egypt (NYSEArca: EGPT) exchange traded fund (ETF). You'd think the last place an investor would want to be is in a country...
02-01-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) were undaunted by an intensifying revolution in Egypt, emboldened by manufacturing data and a continuation of the strong fourth-quarter earnings seen in recent weeks. The U.S. manufacturing sector grew at the fastest rate in almost seve...
01-31-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The rising intensity of unrest in Egypt has forced the Market Vectors Egypt (NYSEArca: EGPT) exchange traded fund (ETF) to suspend share creation. Egypt's stock exchange has closed down for an indefinite period as a result of the protests. Van Eck's decision to suspend share c...
01-28-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Gold, silver, oil and VIX exchange traded funds (ETFs) went flying today as protests in Egypt grew more intense. ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures (NYSEArca: VIXY) rose a whopping 8.2% as the Egyptian government deployed tanks to break up protests, increasing investor jitters a...
01-25-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Over the last 10 days, Market Vectors Egypt (NYSEArca: EGPT) exchange traded fund (ETF) has lost nearly 8% of its value. Protests in the capital city could keep EGPT and other Africa-centric ETFs from making big upward moves anytime soon. The protesters are bent on using the m...
01-11-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Were you impressed by your emerging market allocations last year? Well, frontier market exchange traded funds (ETFs) eclipsed those markets and could continue to do so as businesses globalize and commodities get pricier. Frontier markets are doing better than the emerging mark...
10-18-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The ever-growing exchange traded fund (ETF) industry is gearing up for a few new additions to the family. iShares plans to introduce the iShares MSCI Egypt Capped Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: EGYP). The ETF Professor for Benzinga reports that this ETF would go head-...
10-04-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
While investors wait for earnings season to start later this week, stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) seemed to go limp following some weak economic reports. According to the ETF Dashboard, investors are turning their attention both overseas and toward small-caps in early...
09-17-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Consumers are feeling more gloomy than they have in a year these days. But in early trading at least, exchange traded funds (ETFs) are powering through it. The weakness of the American consumer has once again sent investors fleeing to overseas funds, such as Market Vectors Egy...
07-27-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
If there's anything the financial industry loves, it's a good acronym. For a long time, the BRICs and their exchange traded funds (ETFs) were the hot acronym in town. Now some wonder if it isn't time for a new string of pronounceable letters: the CIVETS. The who? Taipan Dai...
07-22-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The current president of Egypt is visibly ailing, and with no obvious successor, the Parliamentary elections set for November and presidential election next September may lead to a shift in the country's politics, economy and exchange traded funds (ETFs) with heavy exposure to th...
06-29-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Frontier market exchange traded funds (ETFs) present people with the opportunity to invest in regions and areas that would otherwise be unavailable for the average retail investor. These up-and-coming, rapidly growing countries may help diversify your portfolio. An investor ma...
05-13-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Africa's quickly recovering economy has attracted investors from China and India, and Africa related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have also shown decent gains. This year's World Economic Forum in Africa will allow political leaders and businessmen to take a look at Africa and the...
03-14-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Africa may host the fastest growing economies in the emerging market world. While it's also one of the most risky, there's no need to sit on the sidelines. An ever-widening range of exchange traded funds (ETFs) that span the risk spectrum are appearing on the scene. The Intern...
03-06-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Egypt is a well-diversified economy with a strong financial system, and the country has experienced robust growth over the last decade. Van Eck recently launched a country-specific exchange traded fund (ETF) to track Egypt that may be worth a gander. The recently-launched Mark...
02-18-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The international financial crisis slowed Egypt's growth, but the country's economy is beginning to pick up its pace. Now Egypt has its very own exchange traded fund (ETF) so you can play along at home. Market Vectors, already a first mover with several of their single-country...