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  • Cheap Oil Market to Fuel China, India ETFs

    02-27-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors may have to get use to the idea of double-digit oil prices sticking around for the near-term. Consequently, exchange traded fund traders can capitalize on countries that rely on heavy crude imports. This is an oil shock that was supply-driven and the supply was creat...

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  • A Targeted China/India ETF to Capture Emerging Market Growth

    01-29-2015 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    I do the ETF of the Week for MarketWatch every week on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. I took a look at theFirst Trust ISE Chindia Index Fund (NYSEArca: FNI). Growth in the emerging economies may be unev...

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  • ETF Investors Should Pick Their BRIC Exposure

    01-09-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    After a dismal year, two members of the BRICs - Brazil, Russia, India and China - may not be up to normal standards that the markets have come to expect. Instead of taking on broad exposure, investors can pick and choose country weights with exchange traded funds. Over the pas...

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  • ETFs to Follow Institutional Investors' Emerging Asia Picks

    11-28-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Institutional investors are throwing money back into emerging Asia. The average retail investor can also pick and choose their Asia market exposure through country-specific exchange traded funds. After a two month sell-off, foreign institutional investors funneled $5.3 billion...

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  • Emerging Asia ETFs Can Shake Off Effects of Rising U.S. Rates

    09-22-2014 02:44 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite concerns over another sell-off in developing markets as the Fed turns off the flow of easy money, some emerging market exchange traded funds can provide a cheap way to access countries with improved fundamentals and economic reforms. Specifically, emerging Asia is stil...

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  • Emerging Markets Two-Step Lifts This ETF

    08-06-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    China and India are Asias largest and third-largest economies, respectively. As such, the pair often occupy important positions in a host of emerging markets exchange traded funds. However, only the First Trust ISE Chindia Index Fund (NYSEArca: FNI) is devoted to just Chinese ...

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  • Some International ETFs Topped the S&P 500 This Year

    12-16-2013 08:45 AM by Todd Shriber

    For a good portion of 2013, analysts, money managers and pundits made it seem as though as U.S. stocks were the only game in town. With few exceptions, Japan being one, global stocks and exchange traded funds spent most of this year not being viewed as credible complements or ...

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  • September's Top Five Emerging Markets ETFs

    10-01-2013 03:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    Languishing for most of the year, emerging market exchange traded funds are finally outperforming U.S. and developed market equities, particularly has political tensions escalate on Capitol Hill. Whatever weakens the U.S. economy would be EM-positive as it would tie Feds hands...

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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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  • ETF Chart of the Day: China and India

    02-23-2012 02:15 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We have spent some time in the past several weeks speaking about persistent inflows in emerging markets ETFs in the early part of 2012. Since major contributors to the emerging markets segment are both India and China (the "I" and the "C" in the BRIC acronym), today we focus o...

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  • ETF Spotlight: First Trust ISE Chindia (FNI)

    10-06-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on First Trust ISE Chindia (NYSEArca: FNI), part of a weekly series. Assets: $147.4 million Objective: Tracks the ISE Chindia Index, a non-market cap weighted index of 50 ADRs or stocks of companies domiciled in either China or India. Holdings: Top names in...

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  • BRIC ETFs Hot, Developed Markets Not

    10-04-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Internationally focused investors are avoiding developed markets such as the United States and Europe have set their sights on emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs). BRIC ETFs are some of the most popular products designed to track emerging nations, and the acronym stan...

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  • Chindia: Two Great Economies in One ETF

    08-26-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China is now the world's second-largest economy, surpassing Japan. But while China sets its sights on the number one position, it might want to look behind itself, too: India is formidable competition. With one exchange traded fund (ETF), you can play both. China's ascendancy ...

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  • First Trust Makes a Name for Itself With Top-Performing ETFs

    05-20-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to its line of top-performing exchange traded funds (ETFs), First Trust appears to be operating under the philosophy of "slow and steady wins the race." And it's paying off. At the end of 2008, First Trust had $800 million in assets under management and was one ...

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  • The Ultimate Guide to the BRIC ETFs

    05-27-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    You are viewing an older ETF Trends article from 2009. You may be interested in reading our more current articles on Emerging Markets and Frontier Markets. Signs of a recovery are showing up in some surprising places - particularly, the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China)...

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  • India ETFs Change Course After Elections

    05-18-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Could India and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) become the next emerging market to reckon with in the wake of the global economic crisis? The markets today were so positive that circuit breakers were triggered.The stock market in India shot up 17% after the Congress Party's defi...

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  • 14 ETFs to Keep in Mind for 2009

    12-29-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It is just about that time of year where we reflect upon the year and resolve to improve upon our quality of life in a fresh new year. Let's just hope that exchange traded funds (ETFs) have not forgotten this tradition andwill resolve to undertake some new years resolutions for a...

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  • How China, India and ETFs Grapple With Their Ghosts

    12-28-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China and India's economies had experienced a flourish of growth, only to come slamming to a halt, leaving the country's leaders wondering if they are going to slide further down, taking their stock markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) with them. Not so long ago, both Chin...

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