iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund ETFFund
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06-11-2015 02:11 PM by Todd Shriber
Shares of the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWY), the largest U.S.-listed South Korea exchange traded fund, are off half a percent today on reports that Samsung's smartphone sales are faltering in China. Squeezed at the high end by bitter rival Apple (NasdaqGS...
04-30-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The South Korean market and country-specific exchange traded funds have been on fire in April, strengthening on the earnings growth, prospect of rising dividends and cheap valuations. Over the past month, the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWY) rose 9.6%, Horiz...
04-16-2015 12:00 PM by Todd Shriber
With Asian bourses from Hong Kong to Shanghai to Manila surging, South Korean stocks, among the emerging world's least volatile, are getting in on the act. Year-to-date, the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWY) is up 10%, but the bulk of that gain has been accru...
04-14-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Expanding upon its popular currency-hedged foreign equity strategies, BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) iShares is working on a slew of currency-hedged adaptations of its global and country-specific exchange traded funds. In anticipation of a strengthening U.S. dollar in response to Feder...
04-07-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Overseas central bank action in Asia could drive markets and exchange traded funds this week as the Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank of Japan and Bank of Korea meet. On Tuesday, many anticipate the Australian central bank to cut its interest rates to help foster growth in respo...
03-24-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As global currencies swing, international trade is quickly shifting. With exchange traded funds, investors could capitalize on some countries' excess trade balance. There are 36 emerging and developing economies expected to generate a current account surplus, or more exports t...
12-31-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Emerging markets exchange traded funds have perked up a bit in a recent days, but the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) and Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) will finish 2014 in the red. Looking to 2015, emerging markets ETFs have the potential...
12-19-2014 12:00 PM by Todd Shriber
Exchange traded funds tracking South Korean equities are outperforming broader emerging markets benchmarks Friday after Samsung Electronics announced a massive dividend increase. The South Korean conglomerate and primary smart phone rival to Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) said it inte...
12-16-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber
As emerging markets equities have tumbled, South Korean shares have not been immune. Over the past 90 days, the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWY) is off 13.6%, though that is 80 basis points better than the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), a...
11-25-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Harvard Management Company, the investment manager of the largest U.S. college endowment, reduced some of its exposure to emerging markets exchange traded funds during the third quarter. The endowment fund sold its remaining 200,000 shares in the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ...
11-11-2014 02:05 PM by Max Chen
The weakness in the commodities market could help alleviate inflationary pressure in developing economies and bolster some emerging market stocks and exchange traded funds. According to Credit Suisse, cheaper commodities prices could diminish aggregate emerging market inflatio...
09-22-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Amid lingering tensions in Eastern Europe and more polls revealing Brazil's upcoming presidential election is likely to be a nail-biter, investors departed emerging markets ETFs last week for safer, less volatile pastures. Investors pulled $1.09 billion from emerging markets e...
08-15-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
In an attempt to reverse a slowdown in growth, the Bank of Korea issued its first rate cut in over a year, lifting South Korea stocks and related exchange traded funds. The First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX Fund (NYSEArca: FKO) rose 2.1% Thursday while the iShares MSCI South Ko...
08-14-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber
With valuations compelling on both a relative and a historical basis, the bullish run experienced by emerging markets exchange traded funds this year could be in the early innings. Knowing that, the time could be right for investors that have been underweight developing econom...
08-12-2014 02:10 PM by Todd Shriber
As one of the most economically advanced emerging markets, South Korea is also one of the least volatile. So advanced and lacking for volatility relative to other developing economies is South Korea that there is ongoing debate regarding whether or not the country should still be...
08-06-2014 02:45 PM by Todd Shriber
While U.S. stocks and the related exchange traded funds have recently been flailing, ETFs focusing on Asian markets are providing investors with a surprising source of shelter. "However, much of the turn in sentiment and performance can be attributed to visible improvement in ...
08-04-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Several emerging markets are credible avenues for dividend investors looking for international income. Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa and Taiwan are among the developing economies with favorable dividend policies, growing payouts or both traits. On the other hand, South K...
06-10-2014 06:08 PM by Todd Shriber
For the seventh consecutive year, index provider MSCI (NYSE: MSCI) has denied South Korea a promotion to developed markets status. Taiwan was denied for a sixth straight year. The two countries, the second- and third-largest country weights in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index b...
06-10-2014 11:27 AM by Tom Lydon
If history is any guide, the short answer is "no," but index geeks will get another chance to debate the status of Asia's fourth-largest economy this evening when index provider MSCI (NYSE: MSCI) reveals its annual market reclassification. On six previous occasions, South Kore...
06-08-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The 2014 World Cup kicks-off Thursday in Brazil, Latin America's largest economy. Overall, there are 32 teams in the World Cup, 21 of which have at least one U.S.-listed country-specific exchange traded fund. Groupings for what is widely seen as the best World Cup field ever w...
05-14-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
As emerging markets exchange traded funds have rebounded, some of the more impressive single-country funds have also been among the more volatile offerings. Take the examples of the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) and the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca...
05-09-2014 11:53 AM by Tom Lydon
The New Jersey Pension Fund, previously one of the largest holders of emerging markets exchange traded funds, is reducing its exposure to ETFs tracking developing world equities. New Jersey's pension plan, which has 767,000 beneficiaries, has slashed its stake in the Vanguard ...
04-09-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Since the beginning of February, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), the second-largest emerging markets ETF, is up 13.1%. That is nearly double the performance of the S&P 500 over the same period. Not surprisingly, EEM's relative strength against the be...
03-27-2014 03:04 PM by Max Chen
Despite some growing pains during a shift in economic policies, China-related exchange traded funds could bounce on hopes that Beijing will implement monetary easing. The iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI) has declined 9.2% year-to-date while the db X-trackers Harvest...
03-10-2014 02:47 PM by Tom Lydon
Tennessee, the Volunteer State, is the top holder or second-largest investor in 12 emerging market exchange traded funds, highlighting the growing usage of ETFs as an investment tool to gain targeted exposure to market areas. The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System is no...
03-10-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber
As emerging markets exchange traded funds slid to start 2014, those tracking South Korean stocks were no exception. In the ETF wrapper, South Korea, Asia's fourth-largest economy, has developed a reputation for being one of the most advanced, conservative and lowest beta/least...
03-04-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Viewers of Sunday's Academy Awards and those not living in a cave by now the tale of the "selfie" snapped by host Ellen DeGeneres. Featuring some of Hollywood's most celebrated actors and actresses, the picture has reportedly become the most retweeted photo in the history of T...
02-26-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber
The declines suffered by equity-based emerging markets exchange traded funds is attributable to declining market values for the companies that comprise those ETFs. Sounds simple enough, but the result of all that lost market value by the likes of Chinese banks, Petrobras (NYSE...
02-19-2014 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon
South Korea exchange traded funds are struggling this year, but the country's slowdown may have less to do with the general risk-off selling in emerging markets and more to do with weaker global growth. Most South Korean companies are heavily involved in the export industry, s...
02-10-2014 01:27 PM by Tom Lydon
The economic and political problems in developing economies sent waves through the global markets. Nevertheless, the emerging markets should still be a part of a diversified global portfolio, and investors can utilize exchange traded funds to navigate the world. For starters, ...
02-04-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Following Monday's tumbles, scores of diversified emerging markets exchange funds are saddled with double-digit year-to-date losses. Each of the 10 worst non-leveraged ETFs to this point in 2014 are emerging markets funds. Several of those ETFs are hampered by similar traits. ...
01-30-2014 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber
It has been a tumultuous two-plus years for the iShares MSCI Philippines ETF (NYSEArca: EPHE). In 2012, the Philippines seemingly came out of nowhere to grab investors' attention as a credible candidate the next great Asian tiger story. That year, EPHE soared nearly 48%, thump...
01-28-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Emerging markets exchange traded funds can be part of an income investor's portfolio and ETF issuers have met what was once rising interest in developing world dividends with an increasing array of new products. Some developing economies take dividends seriously or at least at...
01-28-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
It was October 2012 when Vanguard, the third-largest U.S. ETF issuer, shook the ETF world when it announced it would move some of its popular funds away from MSCI (NYSE: MSCI) indices to FTSE indices. The largest of the affected funds was the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (NY...
01-27-2014 12:07 PM by Todd Shriber
A toxic cocktail of negative news is afflicting emerging markets bonds, currencies and equities leaving investors with little to no shelter from the storm in the developing world. The catalysts for the current emerging markets washout are almost too numerous to list here, but ...
01-22-2014 02:32 PM by Todd Shriber
It is just one example, but gold and silver miners and the exchange traded funds that hold them have provided investors with a memorable lesson in 2014. That being that it is in fact worthwhile and profitable to dig among one year's wreckage to find the potential leaders for t...
01-06-2014 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors continued departing from emerging markets equity funds during the fourth quarter of 2013, a theme that was prominent in the first three quarters of the just completed year. While investors poured almost $116 billion into developed markets funds in the fourth quarter,...
01-02-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Compared to scores of other emerging markets ETFs, the 3.5% 2013 gain posted by the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWY) is downright impressive. Hampered by the weak yen, a scenario that has not improved, talk of Federal Reserve tapering, a scenario that has be...
12-30-2013 02:17 PM by Tom Lydon
If the size is going to rise again, it probably will not happen in Asia next year. At least that is the sentiment of some global investors that advise betting on North Asian economies and maybe even India over Southeast Asian nations in 2014. A significant part of the Asian in...
12-26-2013 11:39 AM by Tom Lydon
For much of 2013, being bearish on emerging markets was the right call. Stocks in developing economies from the BRIC nations to the ASEAN group to CIVETS and nearly any other catchy acronym proved to be major disappointments as equities in the U.S., Japan and some other developed...
12-24-2013 11:18 AM by Tom Lydon
One takeaway from this year's emerging markets sell-off is that investors need to be ultra-selective when evaluating exchange traded funds that hold developing world equities. Following the second-quarter spike in Treasury yields that exposed emerging markets saddled with heav...
12-19-2013 02:39 PM by Tom Lydon
South Korea exchange traded funds stand out among other emerging markets as the country benefits from a current-account surplus and an arguably undervalued won currency. The iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWY) is up 0.8% year-to-date, outperforming the iShares ...
12-19-2013 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
On Thursday, the Federal Reserve finally announced its intent to taper its bond-buying program. The central bank will reduce the amount of its monthly asset purchases to $75 billion from $85 billion with equal reductions to purchases of mortgage and Treasury bonds. As luck wou...
12-11-2013 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
With the end of 2013 in sight, it is fair to say it has been a rough year for emerging markets investors. It is also fair to say that, in recent months, some green shoots have started to emerge. For example, exchange traded funds tracking equities in steady, lower beta develop...
12-10-2013 01:47 AM by Tom Lydon
In a mostly glum year for single-country emerging markets exchange traded funds, the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWY) is something of a standout even with a loss of 1.7%. EWY, one of the largest country-specific ETFs of any type with almost $4.4 billion in a...
12-04-2013 02:33 PM by Tom Lydon
Emerging market stocks have fallen behind U.S. equities this year, and the underperformance could continue into the next. However, there are a few bright spots that exchange traded fund investors can hone in on. Credit Suisse projects the MSCI EM Index will only gain 6% by the...
12-02-2013 12:58 PM by Todd Shriber
A rocky 2013 for emerging markets exchange traded funds in terms of investor redemptions continued in November with diversified funds tracking developing world economies witnessing $3.6 billion of outflows last month, according to monthly flows data from BlackRock (NYSE: BLK). ...
11-27-2013 01:10 AM by Todd Shriber
Talk of intervention by the Bank of Korea in an effort to weaken the won, one of this year's top-performing emerging markets currencies, could mean the newly minted WisdomTree Korea Hedged Equity Fund (NasdaqGS: DXKW) is worth a look for investors looking hedged-currency exposure...
11-21-2013 11:29 AM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree
Today, South Korea is at the forefront of the debate about what constitutes the demarcation between an emerging and a developed market. Two major index providers, FTSE and MSCI, each champion one side of the argument. Below, we outline the basic tenets of each position and then d...
11-17-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Apologies for following up good news with glum tidings, but some single-country exchange traded funds have really struggled this year. As we noted on Thursday, for most of the world's major equity bourses, 2013 has been a good year. There have also been plenty of forgettable p...
11-12-2013 06:00 AM by Todd Shriber
With over $4.3 billion in assets under management, the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWY) is the undisputed sheriff in the sparsely populated town of South Korea ETFs. Few rivals have mounted legitimate challenges to EWY, but a new South Korea ETF has the pote...
11-07-2013 12:54 PM by Tom Lydon
Imagine being able to access an exchange traded fund or multiple ETFs that provide access to the equities of a large, advanced, export-driven Asian economy with currency hedge kicker. Investors already have three such options Japan ETFs. The new WisdomTree Korea Hedged Equity ...
10-31-2013 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber
It may be conservative, docile and downright boring compared to other emerging Asian equity markets, but the recent returns offered by South Korean stocks have been anything but boring. Over the past 90 days, the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWY), the largest...
10-28-2013 02:06 PM by Tom Lydon
The iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWY), like so many other exchange traded funds tracking large emerging markets, did not start 2013 on a strong note. South Korea's export dependent economy, Asia's fourth-largest, was seen as vulnerable to a weak yen. Policyma...
10-23-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Growing current-account deficits, hot money exposure and a cooling China are just some reasons why investors are taking a closer look at emerging market exchange traded funds as more become selective in their foreign exposure. HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and In...
10-16-2013 02:45 PM by Todd Shriber
Select emerging markets exchange traded funds have been ramping higher in recent weeks, but at least one major global bank sees bullish opportunities with some of the most familiar developing economies. Citigroup's proprietary value-plus-momentum model continues to overweight ...
10-15-2013 12:12 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
In the past several sessions the largest ETF focused on equity exposure to South Korea, EWY (iShares MSCI South Korea Index, Expense Ratio 0.59%) has pulled in nearly $200 million in fresh new assets. EWY is the largest ETF in the space by a mile, with $4.05 billion currently ...
08-15-2013 01:36 PM by Tom Lydon
The Asia Pacific region has been plagued with slower growth, but activity in China, Hong Kong and Korea is expected to pick up steam by year end. Recent economic activity in the U.S. has helped bolster growth in the region, leading investors to focused exchange traded funds. ...
05-13-2013 10:54 AM by Tom Lydon
The South Korea ETF has traded lower in the wake of an interest-rate cut from the Bank of Korea. The central bank lowered benchmark rates in a surprise bid to boost an economy heavily reliant on exports. The iShares MSCI South Korea Capped Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWY) is down 7....
03-22-2013 02:00 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Yesterday we talked about recent weakness in South Korea's equity market, where EWY (iShares MSCI South Korea, Expense Ratio 0.59%) has fallen eleven out of the last twelve trading sessions, closing below its 200 day MA yesterday for the first time since mid-November of last year...
02-11-2013 11:06 AM by Tom Lydon
An exchange traded fund pegged to South Korea is enjoying a multi-month rally as Samsung continues to gain ground in the smartphone business on Apple. "Apple, for the first time in years, is hearing footsteps.The maker of iPhones, iPads and iPods has never faced a challenger a...
01-10-2013 12:20 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors who want to capture affordable investment markets in 2013 should check out Italy, Argentina and South Korea. All three countries have a focused exchange traded fund that feature attractive valuations. "At this time last year, we were at an all-time high in terms of t...
11-21-2012 02:04 PM by Tom Lydon
Many of the reasons the iShares MSCI South Korean Index (NYSEArca: EWY) rallied about 21% in 2012 are the same driving economic forces expected to support positive performance in 2013. A high allocation in information technology has helped this fund deliver while keeping losses ...
11-14-2012 07:50 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds are touted for the diversification benefits they provide but specialized or targeted sector funds may not be as well-rounded as one may think. While some ETFs do provide cost efficient diversification benefits, the reward comes at the price of individual res...
08-30-2012 03:23 PM by Tom Lydon
The verdict for Samsung to pay Apple (NasdaqGS: APPL) over $1 billion in damages in a recent patent trial has not taken the exchange traded fund iShares MSCI South Korea (NYSEArca:EWY) down far. The $2.63 billion fund is one of the largest single-country funds trading and allocat...
08-21-2012 03:19 PM by Tom Lydon
Emerging economies have gotten caught up in the Eurozone drama, but a few have managed to confirm an uptrend. The countries and focused exchange traded funds of Poland, Taiwan and South Korea have managed to gain investors interest and are on a turnaround. For example, the iSh...
04-13-2012 11:31 AM by John Spence
A $3.3 billion ETF indexed to South Korea's market traded lower Friday following news a rocket launched by its northern neighbor exploded over the Yellow Sea. The iShares MSCI South Korea (NYSEArca: EWY) was down 0.6% in midday trading. Other ETFs that invest in this market in...
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...
01-18-2012 04:36 PM by Tom Lydon
Samsung Group is raising its 2012 investment to $41.4 billion in an effort to maintain market share of flat screens and mobile units. The move could provide a boost to iShares MSCI South Korea (NYSEArca: EWY). "Samsung's got strong cash flow to make bold bets in new technolo...
01-05-2012 07:43 AM by Tom Lydon
After losing about 15% in 2011, exchange traded funds that invest in Japan have started the new year strong on hopes the country can continue to rebound from last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Japanese stocks soared on Tuesday as the Topix Index posted its best ri...
12-20-2011 02:02 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds tracking South Korea have been volatile this week following the death of Kim Jong Il. The nuclear power to the north has named an untried successor, but Monday's sharp decline in South Korean ETFs was followed by a quick rebound after country's National Pen...
11-30-2011 04:13 PM by Tom Lydon
An exchange traded fund tracking South Korea is up sharply this week on easing measures from China, the Federal Reserve and other central banks. Samsung Electronics is moving in on a deal with Google (NasdaqGM: GOOG) to use the search engine's software platform. Samsung is a...
10-04-2011 08:12 AM by Tom Lydon
Markets in South Korea are taking a hit as low manufacturing activity indicates a shrinking economy. The exchange traded fund, iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWY), has lost 32% over the past three months, and slow economic growth in the U.S. and Europe have kept t...
08-23-2011 03:52 PM 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 di...
06-24-2011 08:22 AM by Tom Lydon
South Korea wasn't reclassified as a developed market by benchmark manager MSCI (NYSE: MSCI) in a recent review as some investors had expected. An exchange traded fund that invests in the country is holding slim gains for 2011. South Korea's government reported weaker numbers ...
06-02-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Emerging markets exchange traded funds (ETFs) experienced their worst month in a year, but emerging markets may be set to fuel the next wave of global investments. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (NYSEArca: EEM) and Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) a...
03-22-2011 11:15 PM by Tom Lydon
Asian stocks fluctuated as the Japan's market took a slight dip. Japanese traders are taking in profits after a couple of days of significant gains, but fresh news of halts in manufacturing provided additional pressure on the market. The Japan exchange traded fund (ETF) has recen...
02-17-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Frontier market exchange traded funds (ETFs) could see greater inflows as investors seek out riskier assets with the promise of potentially higher returns. According to Karim Rahemtulla for InvestmentU, Vietnam, Thailand and Combodia are three promising, up-and-coming, "pre-em...
12-30-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
South Korea's tensions with North Korea are escalating, but South Korea has a plan to keep its economy, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and its growing ETF industry humming. The country announced recently that it would begin charging levies on banks foreign exchange borrowings. T...
12-20-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
ETFs are mixed on Monday, following gains in European stocks and losses in Asian markets, as investors looked to extend a three-week rally into this holiday-shortened week. Solid fourth-quarter results should propel equities higher despite their short-term overbought conditio...
12-10-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Mere weeks after North Korea made aggressive moves toward South Korea, one of the country's exchange traded funds (ETFs) is moving like nothing ever happened. iShares MSCI South Korea (NYSEArca: EWY) is up 4.5% over the last 10 trading days, and in the last six months, it's up...
12-01-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Despite a fresh skirmish between North and South Korea, South Korea's exchange traded funds (ETFs) have managed to stand tough in the face of turmoil. You can't blame investors for being a little nervous; North Korea's move on South Korea was the biggest since 1953. In reactio...
11-12-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
If you were expecting the G20 to end with a free trade deal between the United States and South Korea, you were left wanting. But the lack of a deal shouldn't hurt the South Korea exchange traded fund (ETF). The trade deal would have expanded American exports of automobiles an...
11-12-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The news that the Chinese government is preparing to raise interest rates to rein in its fast-growing economy and fight inflation is helping to drive down shares of equity and commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) in early trade. Chinese officials reported that the nation's r...
11-04-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
It isn't only in the United States that the exchange traded fund (ETF) market is expanding. Asian countries are also growing out their lines of offered ETFs to provide investors with access to new areas of the markets and their economies heat up. Korea and Japan recently launc...
09-19-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
As investors are turning their heads overseas to emerging markets, South Korea may offer the best of both a developed and emerging market economy. Related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a diversified way to get the exposure you want. Since the U.S. economy's growth has slowe...
09-11-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
South Korea may be a country of turmoil, but amid the chaos is opportunity in exchange traded funds (ETFs) if you look closely. The overblown geopolitical climate is just one reason why South Korea may be a good opportunity for investors. Here are a few more reasons this econ...
08-27-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
South Korea's economy grew in the second quarter. That growth has yet to translate over to South Korea exchange traded funds (ETFs), which are down for the last month. That may not be the case for long, though. There are some encouraging signs being seen in the South Korean ec...
05-28-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As political strife escalates between North and South Korea, South Korea's exchange traded fund (ETF) have gotten hit hard. The rise of economic uncertainty and risk of war have investors turning a blind eye to what was a fast-rising emerging market. The iShares MSCI South Kor...
05-27-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Harvard's endowment loves exchange traded funds (ETFs) - it's true. In its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), we're privy to which ETFs in particular it loves, and which ETFs, not so much. As the richest university in the United States, Harva...
05-05-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
South Korea has been entangled by political tensions with North Korea after a military scuffle on the seas. Observers believe that a possible escalation of war between the two countries could prove to be detrimental to South Korea's economy and constrain related exchange traded f...
04-18-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
South Korea, the motherland of powerful companies such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai, looks primed for economic growth in the coming months. If that is true, investors can look to exchange traded funds (ETFs) to benefit from the upswing. Two main developments give cause for bull...
03-27-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
South Korea is becoming a market leader as it aggressively pushes into other markets with its innovative high-tech products. The country's potential hasn't gone unnoticed, and investors have been throwing money at South Korea's markets and exchange traded fund (ETF). South Ko...
03-11-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
South Korea seems to be taking an approach to its economic growth and interest rates that mirrors the United States'. The country is keeping interest rates at record lows because the recovery is still viewed as "fragile." Sound familiar? The South Korean economy is playing it ...
01-25-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The United States is the land of the free, sure, but not quite as economically free as some other countries. Asia and Asia-Pacific countries are among some of the more liberalized economies in the world and their country-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are reflecting the gro...
12-16-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
After the devastation brought on by the financial crisis, the South Korean economy, along with its related exchange traded fund (ETF), has been strengthening on fiscal stimulus and the government's expansionary policies. The South Korean economy was able to climb out of its re...
11-25-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
In the recent circuit through Asia, President Barack Obama met up with South Korea's President in order to further trade negotiations between the two countries. South Korea's economy and exchange traded fund (ETF), may have made a full recovery and normal growth could likely resu...
11-02-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Although major electronics makers have reported less than stellar earnings for the third quarter, they're feeling positive enough to raise their full-year forecasts. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) can give you exposure to the entire sector. Many electronic makers have come to t...
10-29-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
It appears that most Asian economies have finally pulled out of a recession. While recovery is expected to be slow for the time being, there are a variety of exchange traded fund (ETF) plays for even modest growth. South Korea's growth in the third quarter was at its quickest ...
10-26-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) performance that correspond with a country's growth are tied to many different factors. One major factor to consider is the billions marked down on a country's trade balance sheet. According to Gary Gordon for ETF Expert, there is a slight discerni...
10-13-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
South Korea is looking like a ripe opportunity to investors, as the country is growing out of the global downturn quite strongly. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer a good way to get exposure to this Asian nation. Year-to-date, iShares MSCI South Korea (NYSEArca: EWY) has bee...
09-18-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
When many people talk about emerging markets, chances are that the BRICs are part of the conversation. Brazil, Russia, China and India have all gone through such expansive growth that there are even exchange traded funds (ETFs) devoted just to those countries. But what if you're...
09-08-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
After a thorough pummeling during the financial crisis, South Korea and its related exchange traded fund (ETF) have made a quick rebound, but the country is still suffering from languid global demand. South Korea's faster-than-expected growth in the second quarter has allowed ...
08-04-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
South Korea's economy and exchange traded fund (ETF) have been surging toward a recovery for the past few months. Smaller-than-expected dips in some areas and improvements in others are delighting analysts. The momentum that's been seen in South Korea's economic recovery have ...
07-17-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The worldwide efforts of governments stimulus packages may help stave off any more of a slowdown in South Korea's export-driven economy and oriented exchange traded fund (ETF). Apparently there is a slowdown in the slowdown of South Korea's exports, which could signal an earlier...
07-06-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
South Korea's exchange traded fund (ETF) is not only a standout in today's trading, but it's up a nice 24.4% in the last six months. Since the March 9 market low, iShares MSCI South Korea (EWY) is up 58.2%. What gives? Thank electronics maker Samsung, which accounts for a hef...
06-24-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
When you thought that the exchange traded fund (ETF) world couldn't get more diversified, it surprised us all with a newly created infrastructure ETF. The newly created iShares Emerging Market Infrastructure Index Fund (EMIF) offers investors even more exposure to emerging ma...
06-17-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Twice a year, MSCI reviews its indexes, and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index - the underlying index for the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM) exchange traded fund (ETF) - is about to see more changes. MSCI has announced they are upgrading Israel to developed markets st...
06-02-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
As emerging countries "decouple," emerging economies and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) may outpace the markets of bulkier developed countries. It is clear that the emerging market is recovering faster than developed ones, according to ETF Grind. While developed markets ...
05-22-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Asian economies and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) could get an assist from its domestic consumption, but not all the economies are going to move in lockstep. It is unlikely that the Asian tigers will be returning to large growth rates of years past and domestic demand a...
05-07-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Asian markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are on the rise. Let's take a closer look to see why they are blossoming. After being crippled in a stagnating global economy, emerging market countries in Asia are showing signs of rejuvenation, remarks Gary Gordon for ETF Expert...
05-04-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Things are looking up in South Korea's economy. Will the positives be enough to keep its exchange traded fund (ETF) moving in the right direction? There are some solid fundamentals supporting the case for the iShares MSCI South Korea Fund (EWY) ETF, says J. Clinton Hill for S...
04-28-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
So far, South Korea's economy and related exchange traded fund (ETF) barely sidestepped a recession as government and central bank policies start to kick in. Economic data for the first quarter revealed growth for the South Korean economy of 0.1%, which surprised many analysts...
04-14-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Changes in the world could soon be leading to changes in a major emerging markets index and its exchange traded fund (ETF). MSCI Barra is thinking of switching up its country lineup in its emerging markets Index, reports Sam Mamudi for The Wall Street Journal. Some fund manage...
04-01-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) had their ups and downs in March. Who were the real standouts, and which area dominated? Global markets captured four of the top five positions for the month of March. Does this mean a turnaround is in the works? The only way to answer that questi...
03-20-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
After some renewed confidence in the financial sectors, South Korea plans to issue bonds overseas in an attempt to raise dollars and boost its own economy, along with related exchange traded fund (ETF). The South Korean government is going to sell dollar-denominated foreign ex...
03-14-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
In an attempt to revive their economy and exchange traded funds (ETFs), South Korea may be forced to cut its interest rate once again. The interest rate in the Asian country has been already been slashed six times since October, and may be cut for a seventh time down to 1.75%...
03-04-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Stuck in the ongoing global doldrums, South Korea's economy and exchange traded fund (ETF) may be experiencing the impact of being heavily reliant on economic conditions abroad. On Monday, South Korea's currency fell to 1,570.30 against the U.S. dollar, a low last seen in 1998...
02-03-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The global economy has developed to a point where a small disturbance can create ripples that reach to the far corners of the world, and the stumbling U.S. economy has done just this by disrupting other markets and their related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The American way i...
01-14-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
It appears that the electronics industry technology continues to advance and amaze, and this time it is happening with the ever-evolving television; but will this advancement benefit the industry and its exchange traded funds (ETFs)? Apple's Future? Apple CEO Steve Jobs announc...
12-29-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The first half of 2009 is looking slow for South Korea and its economy, with shrinkage on the agenda because of the global economic slowdown. President Lee Myung-bak said the economy would shrink, but that the second half of next year would surface with growth on an annual ba...
12-21-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Failed attempts to forcefully stop free trade deal in South Korea may allow the ratification of the pack and a subsequent boost to the economy and South Korea's exchange traded fund (ETF). On Thursday, members of the opposition Democratic Party tried to physically stop the po...
12-12-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
A record rate cut in South Korea has raised hopes that it will be enough to get the exchange traded fund (ETF) and economy back on the path to growth. The one-point cut is the largest rate cut in the country's history. This move came after China disclosed their economic indica...
11-12-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Both Taiwan and South Korea are seeing cuts in their key interest rates, in hopes of jump-starting their economies and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Taiwan's central bank on Sunday cut its key interest rate for the fourth time in less than eight weeks after the island posted i...
10-23-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Global exchange traded funds (ETFs), for the most part, have been hit harder than any other area. Most are at least 50% off their highs, while some are a full two-thirds or even more. As the U.S. economy slumps further, banks are lending less, leading to consumers spending les...
09-20-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
South Korea got an upgrade today that could translate into an upgrade in the performance of its exchange traded fund (ETF). According to London-based FTSE, it's no longer an emerging market and has been elevated to that of developed status, reports Murray Coleman for Index Uni...
09-05-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Wall Street coughed yesterday, and Europe and Asia's markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) caught a cold. After the Dow Jones lost more than 340 points, Europe's FTSE-100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC all fell by mid-afternoon. In Moscow, reports Louise Watt for the Assoc...
08-29-2008 01:48 PM by Tom Lydon
Market volatility continued in August, which led to mixed performance for major indexes and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Dow Jones industrial average ended the month down slightly by 0.3%, the S&P 500 was basically flat, but the Nasdaq gained 1.6%. Foreign markets an...
08-20-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
With many symptoms similar to those of the United States', South Korea and its exchange traded fund (ETF) have been exposed to many of the same problems stemming from the U.S. economic slowdown. As a credit crisis lingers in the United States, it has sent a shudder through the...
Number of Holdings: 109
|Basic & Diversified Chemicals||4.3%|
|Refining & Marketing||2.1%|
|Food & Drug Stores||1.1%|
Number of Holdings: 109
|20.5%||Samsung Electronics ...||Technology||0||Korea|
|3.9%||SK Hynix Inc||Technology||0||Korea|
|3.3%||Hyundai Motor Co||Consumer Discretionary||0||Korea|
|2.8%||Shinhan Financial Gr...||Financials||0||Korea|
|2.3%||Hyundai Mobis Co Ltd||Consumer Discretionary||0||Korea|
|2.3%||KB Financial Group I...||Financials||0||Korea|
|2.1%||Amorepacific Corp||Consumer Staples||0||Korea|
|2.1%||LG Chem Ltd||Materials||0||Korea|
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