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  • ETF Performance Report: A November Trump Rally

    11-30-2016 05:33 PM by Max Chen

    The equities market and stock ETFs rounded out November on a subdued note after a bullish run in response to Donald Trump's presidential election win. U.S. markets rallied over November, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 5.4%, the Nasdaq Composite 2.6% higher and the S&...

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  • Egypt ETF Plunge Reflects Consequences of Currency Risk

    11-04-2016 02:16 PM by Max Chen

    Egypt's equity markets strengthened after the central bank said it would allow the Egyptian pound currency to float in an attempt to counteract the dollar shortage that has pressured economic growth. However, the sudden depreciation in the Egyptian currency has dragged down the c...

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  • Egypt ETF Strengthens on Economy Cash Infusion Revival

    10-13-2016 03:35 PM by Max Chen

    Egypt country-specific exchange traded fund rose back above its long-term trend line on cash aid from Saudi Arabia and a pending cash injection from the International Monetary Fund. The VanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) gained 2.2% Thursday, pushing back above it...

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  • Emerging Market ETFs With Some Of The Cheapest Valuations

    08-28-2015 04:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Global markets were reeling earlier this week, but the sell off has left many emerging markets and country-specific exchange traded funds with cheaper valuations. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index plunged 11% in local currency terms this month, pushing 12-month forward price-to-...

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  • Africa ETFs Could Be Rewarding, But There Are Risks

    07-28-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As investors try to comb the world for the next big market, some may turn to Africa exchange traded funds to capture potentially more rapid growth. There are a number of Africa-focused ETFs that investors can choose from. For instance, the Market Vectors Africa Index ETF (NYSE...

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  • What to Expect From the Greece ETF When Athens Reopens

    07-17-2015 12:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    After a lengthy closure, the Athens Stock Exchange is expected to reopen on July 19. Investors looking for a guide as to how the Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) will behave once stocks there reopen should look to how the Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT...

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  • While Athens Exchange is Closed, the Greece ETF Show Goes On

    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...

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  • Egypt at Risk of Frontier Markets Demotion

    06-10-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Egypt, North Africas largest economy, is at risk of losing its emerging markets classification as the countrys currency reserves and overall financial health deteriorate. The Arab emerging market is not officially under review, but many investors believe the countrys foreign e...

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  • ETFs To Access The Frontier Markets

    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,...

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  • Reforms and Stability Could Lift Egypt ETF

    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...

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  • Egypt Lures Foreign Investors

    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 ...

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  • Waiting for a Dip With the Egypt ETF

    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)...

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  • Down in Africa for Growth With ETFs

    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....

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  • Egypt ETF Gets no Favors From Central Bank

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF Dodges Market Demotion

    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 years top-performing single-country emerging markets ETFs. EGPT s bullishness could remain in tact after Egypt, North Africas largest economy, dodged a demotion to frontier markets status i...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: Sector Surprises

    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 weeks...

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  • Egypt ETF Plunges After Sisi Wins Election

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF Soars as Investors Warm to Local Stocks

    05-19-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT), the lone ETF exclusively devoted to North Africas largest economy, is locked in a tight battle with the Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF (NYSEArca: SCIF) for the honor of this years top-performing single-country emergin...

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  • The First Quarters Best ETFs

    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...

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  • Down in Africa With ETFs

    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...

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  • Thai Tumult not Taxing Thailand ETF

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF in Play on Russell Demotion

    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 Africas largest economy to frontier markets status from emerging markets classification. Russell Investments made the announcemen...

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  • Stimulus Package Could Bolster Egypt ETF

    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...

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  • EM Central Bank Actions Yield Mixed Results

    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...

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  • A Surprising Region Leads Foreign ETFs in 2014

    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 Thursdays session, the iShares MSCI New Zealand Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ENZL) was on the list of the 10 best foreign, non-leveraged ...

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  • Egypt ETF Could Get Calls as Telecom Dividends Rise

    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...

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  • Believe It: Opportunities With Emerging Market ETFs

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF Gets a Helping Hand From the Government

    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...

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  • October's 10 Best ETFs

    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...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Down in Africa

    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...

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  • Seven Global ETFs with Unexpectedly High Yields

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF Surges 9% on Signs of Political Stability

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF Slides on Political Unrest

    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....

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  • Egypt ETF in Focus After Hamas-Israel Ceasefire

    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...

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  • Tom Lydon, Chuck Jaffe Talk ETF of the Week: Egypt

    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 Jaffes 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: EGPT...

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  • Egypt ETF Rallies Over 50% for Year

    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...

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  • ETF Performance Report: August

    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...

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  • Political Stability Brings Investors Back to Egypt ETF

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF Gains on Telecom Deal

    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...

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  • Index ETFs for Emerging Markets in Trouble?

    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. Peoples hopes that there would ...

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  • Into Africa with ETFs

    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...

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  • These Five ETFs May be Overbought

    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...

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  • Best Emerging Market ETFs

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF Climbs Nearly 40% Year to Date

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF Rallies 30% to Start 2012

    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 Ecks Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) was up 1.9% at last check Wednesday am...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Egypt

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF Falls Before Elections as Violence Flares

    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...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Africa

    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...

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  • Egypt ETFs Cash Position, NAV Premium Shrink

    03-30-2011 01:15 PM by John Spence

    Political unrest in the Middle East and Japans natural and nuclear disasters have raised questions about how exchange traded funds (ETFs) operated through these crises. The complex drama in Van Ecks Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) while Egypts stock market was ...

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  • Egyptian Market Opens: What About the ETF?

    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...

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  • What To Watch Out For When Global ETFs Are In Crisis

    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 and...

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  • Egypt ETF Trades At Premium Over NAV

    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. ...

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  • ETFs Start Strong, Then Reverse Course

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF: Volatility Could Be Fact of Life for Now

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF Soars on Mubarak Resignation

    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 ...

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  • Mubarak Steps Down and Egypt ETF Surges

    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...

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  • ETFs Respond As Mubarak Steps Down

    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...

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  • Why Egypt ETF Is a Long-Term Story

    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...

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  • 5 ETF Lessons from Protests in Egypt

    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...

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  • ETFs React to Mixed Jobs Data

    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...

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  • 5 ETFs to Watch As Egypt Protests Intensify

    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...

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  • Egypt ETFs Lure Investors In Droves

    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...

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  • ETFs Nearly Erase Friday's Losses

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF Suspends Share Creation

    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...

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  • Egypt Protests Send VIX ETFs Soaring

    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...

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  • 5 Africa ETFs to Watch Amid Egypt Protests

    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...

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  • Sate Your Risk Appetite With Frontier Market ETFs

    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...

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  • ETF Filings: Egypt and Active Management

    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-...

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  • ETFs Waver in Narrow Range

    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...

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  • ETFs Flat On Consumer Sentiment

    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...

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  • BRICs: Move Over for CIVETS ETFs?

    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...

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  • Government in Flux Could Impact Egypt ETFs

    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...

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  • The Vast Appeal of Frontier Market ETFs

    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...

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  • Africa ETFs: World Economic Forum Takes a Look

    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...

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  • Africa ETFs: 5 Plays for a Growing Economy

    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...

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  • Egypt ETF: 4 Reasons It May Be Worth a Peek

    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...

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  • Market Vectors Launches New Egypt ETF

    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...

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