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  • 35 A+ Currency ETFs to Track Global Forex Moves

    05-10-2016 03:33 PM by Max Chen

    The foreign exchange market, or forex, is the largest, most liquid financial market in the world. Investors can easily track currency moves through exchange traded funds (ETFs). Investors who want exposure to a forex exchange market without dealing with futures or directly wit...

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  • Don't Play Politics With Brazil ETFs

    11-04-2015 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Brazilian equities and country-specific exchange traded funds are rebounding as some investors jump on cheap valuations that are disconnected with fundamentals and are more a result of political scandals. The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) gained 7.0% over the ...

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  • More Bad News Seen for This Currency ETF

    09-29-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Year-to-date, the WisdomTree Brazilian Real ETF (NYSEArca: BZF), which follows real currency movements against the dollar, is one of the worst-performing emerging markets currency exchange traded funds and with good reason. The real could face increasing pressure as global inv...

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  • Get Real: BCB Assurances Spike Brazilian Stocks, But For How Long?

    09-25-2015 02:17 PM by Tom Lydon

    Brazil-related exchange traded funds jumped Friday after the Brazilian central bank reassured markets that it will utilize everything but the kitchen sink to prop up the real, one of the worst performing foreign currencies. "In this process, all instruments are available for t...

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  • This Emerging Markets Currency Could See More Pain

    08-06-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    For advisors and investors that are active followers of emerging markets currencies and equities, it probably will not come as a surprise that the currency being referenced in the headline of this piece hails from Latin America: The Brazilian real. Much like the Mexican peso, ...

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  • Brazil Market, ETF in for Economic Slowdown

    05-27-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Brazilian stocks and related exchange traded funds could be in for further pain as a depreciating real currency and fiscal tightening push the country into a recession. The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) fell 7.9% over the past week and declined 6.5% year-to-da...

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  • Weak Real Helps Brazilian Exports But Weighs on Coffee ETNs

    03-30-2015 03:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the real currency depreciating, Brazilian farmers are dumping harvests on to the global markets, putting further pressure on the coffee prices and related exchange traded notes. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: JO) declined 4.6% Monday ...

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  • Strong USD Forces Down Emerging Market ETFs

    03-11-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Federal Reserve interest rate expectations and a strong U.S. dollar are wreaking havoc on the emerging markets and related exchange traded funds. ETFs that track the emerging markets, notably those that cover Brazil, emerging currencies and developing market debt, touched fres...

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  • Things are Unbelievably Bad for Brazil ETFs

    03-06-2015 12:24 PM by Todd Shriber

    In what is now an all too familiar theme for Latin America bulls, Brazil exchange traded funds are being punished Friday after J.P. Morgan downgraded its view on the countrys sovereign debt to underweight from market weight. The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ), ...

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  • Bad Sequel: Brazil, LatAm ETFs Start 2015 in 2014 Fashion

    01-02-2015 11:34 AM by Todd Shriber

    The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) and other exchange traded funds tracking Latin American equities are starting 2015 the same way they performed in 2014 and that is bad news for weary emerging markets investors. On Friday, the first trading day of 2015, EWZ is...

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  • For now, Reforms Help Ameliorate Brazilian Market, ETF Outlook

    12-30-2014 01:59 PM by Max Chen

    Brazilian stocks and related exchange traded funds were advancing Tuesday, despite the weakness in U.S. and other developed markets, as Brazil pushes forward with reforms to support sustainable economic growth. The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) rose 0.8% Tuesd...

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  • Brazil ETFs Limp Into Election Weekend

    10-24-2014 11:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    By the looks of the recent price action in Brazil exchange traded funds, financial markets are pricing in the result of Sundays runoff election between President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves. Unfortunately for Brazil bulls, the latest polling data confirms the wor...

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  • Brazil ETFs: Election Twists Open Potential Opportunities

    09-16-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After the elections-induced sell-off last week, Brazilian stocks, along with related exchange traded funds, are beginning to look more attractively priced. The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) was up 1.2% Monday after declining a little over 10% last week. EWZ is...

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  • Brazil's Election: Peril or Profit for EM Bond ETFs

    09-11-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the presidential elections heat up in Brazil, the push toward economic reforms could help bolster Brazilian currency and fixed-income related exchange traded funds. A new administration could mean embracing reform and macro-economic adjustments, reports Dimitra DeFotis for ...

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  • Brazil Currency, Equity ETFs Could Find Support

    06-04-2014 03:13 PM by Max Chen

    After a steep sell-off in the Brazilian real, Brazil's central bank has taken a more hands-on approach, potentially supporting the country's currency and equities markets, along with related exchange traded funds. The WisdomTree Brazilian Real ETF (NYSEArca: BZF) fell 1.7% ove...

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  • Politics Boost Brazilian Real ETF

    05-05-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) is not the only Brazil ETF benefiting from President Dilma Rousseffs increasing vulnerability. As support has eroded for the once popular Rousseff, the once downtrodden Brazilian real has gained steam. Over the past month, the...

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  • EM Currency Rally Fuels These ETFs

    04-09-2014 10:03 AM by Todd Shriber

    Emerging markets currencies began tumbling in May 2013 in the aftermath of the taper tantrum induced by the Federal Reserve, chasing investors from developing world equities and debt in addition to currencies. With the WisdomTree Emerging Currency Strategy Fund (NYSEArca: CEW)...

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  • Stabilizing EM Outlook Pushes Brazilian Real ETF to 5-Month High

    04-02-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With investors embracing emerging markets again, the Brazilian real currency exchange traded fund is approaching a five-month high as foreign investors jump back into Brazil and capitalize on the higher interest rates. The WisdomTree Brazilian Real Fund (NYSEArca: BZF) was up ...

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  • Commodities Bust Weighs on Latin America ETFs

    12-31-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As a decade-long commodity boom wanes, Latin America exchange traded funds are slumping. Broad Latin America ETFs have stumbled this year. The iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund (NYSEArca: ILF) is down 13.0% year-to-date and the SPDR S&P Emerging Latin America ETF...

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  • Brazilian Real ETF Strengthens on Central Bank Bets

    12-23-2013 02:45 PM by Max Chen

    After weakening on an end to easy money, the Brazilian real exchange traded fund is advancing on speculation that the central bank will step in to stem the depreciating currency. The WisdomTree Brazilian Real Fund (NYSEArca: BZF) rose 1.4% Monday. BZF has declined 3.9% over th...

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  • Tapering Could Slam These Two EM Currencies

    12-05-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The mere mention of Federal Reserve tapering can pressure various emerging markets currencies, but two could be especially vulnerable when the Fed finally does pare its bond-buying efforts. The Indonesian rupiah, already this years worst-performing emerging markets currency, a...

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  • Brazil on the Brink: ETFs Flail as Country Flirts With Recession

    12-04-2013 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Just when it looked safe to tip-toe back into the waters of Brazil exchange traded funds that situation has rapidly become unappealing. From the start of September through Oct. 22, the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ), the largest Brazil ETF by asset, surged more...

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  • Brazil ETFs Roar Back As Central Bank Combats Inflation

    10-09-2013 01:58 PM by Tom Lydon

    Brazil's central bank is aggressively combating inflationary pressures, bolstering country-specific and real currency exchange traded funds. Inflation levels have slowed for the third consecutive month in September, with the benchmark IPCA index up 5.86% year-over-year, report...

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  • Brazil ETFs - Is it Time to Get in?

    07-18-2013 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that track Brazil's economy are recovering after a sharp decline thanks to bargain hunting investors. Other factors that are in favor of Brazil focused ETFs include the central bank's stand against inflationary pressure and strength of the nation's currenc...

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  • Brazil ETFs Worst Performing Q2 International Market

    07-01-2013 02:54 PM by Tom Lydon

    Brazi's Ibovespa index was the world's worst performing benchmark over the second quarter as a sluggish economy, rising inflation and weaker domestic currency pummeled Brazilian stocks and related exchange traded funds. The benchmark Ibovespa index plunged 16% in the second qu...

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  • A Brazil ETF That Hedges Against a Depreciating Real

    06-14-2013 11:04 AM by Tom Lydon

    Brazilian stocks are weakening as investors speculate on the potential winding down of monetary stimulus. Nevertheless, Brazil's market turn around, an equity hedged exchange traded fund can be a better play. The db X-trackers MSCI Brazil Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DBBR) ha...

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  • Another EM Currency Gets Some Relief...Sort Of

    06-13-2013 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds tracking Brazil, Latin Americas largest economy, were previously darlings of the risk-on commodities and emerging markets trade. With all of those themes out the window, at least for now, Brazil ETFs have been getting hit from all angles. Unfortunately for i...

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  • Brazil ETFs Lower After Financial Transaction Tax Removed

    06-05-2013 03:01 PM by Tom Lydon

    Brazil exchange traded funds could find support as the government removed a tax on foreign investment inflows, allowing global investors to move freely in and out of Brazilian markets. Due to a drop in foreign inflows, Brazil has removed the financial transaction tax, or "IOF,...

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  • The Actively Managed ETF Landscape

    05-09-2013 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    While still only accounting for a fraction of the overall exchange traded fund space, actively managed funds have been quickly attracting new assets. According to AdvisorShares, actively managed U.S.-listed ETFs saw $3.6 billion in new asset inflows year-to-date through April ...

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  • Brazil ETFs Rebounding After Tough 2012

    02-01-2013 01:38 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Brazilian economy has disappointed investors for the short term, however, factors are supporting a turnaround in the performance of the country and exchange traded fund. Long term investors will gain exposure to the ongoing growth forecast for the country this year as economi...

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  • iShares Plans Active Currency ETFs

    08-10-2012 12:42 PM by Tom Lydon

    BlackRock'siShares exchange traded fund unit is venturing into the currency game, looking to launch a suite of actively managed currency ETFs that would provide investors with the opportunity to capitalize on select global currency movements. According to a SEC filing, the pro...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Currencies

    06-15-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As countries fall on rough patches or times of prosperity, the highly liquid foreign exchange market will be there to reflect the ebbs and flows in international currencies. Currently, with most of the risk centered around the Eurozone, again, traders may take defensive positions...

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  • What is an ETF? -- Part 15: World Currencies

    06-13-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds continue to increase in number and popularity, growing to one of the most commonly traded securities on the stock exchange as both institutional and the average retail investor gain greater access to broad or specialized market exposure. Yet many individuals...

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  • Why Currency ETFs Haven't Caught On Yet

    05-03-2012 10:48 AM by Tom Lydon

    The currency segment of the exchange traded fund industry has been standing in the shadows of the fixed-income, commodities and equity ETFs. Why has this sector been ignored by investors lately? "Currency funds are a poor long-term investment due to paltry expected returns," M...

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  • Currency ETFs Look to Fed for Clues

    04-11-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds pegged to the U.S. dollar and other currencies are taking their cues from central banks. In particular, dollar ETFs are sensitive to the prospect of further easing from the Federal Reserve. PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) is down sl...

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  • Emerging Market Currency ETFs

    02-13-2012 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging market economies and their currencies have been playing a more important role in international finance markets. There are some characteristics of trading these currencies versus those of industrialized nations that individuals should price into their investments. "In ...

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  • Currency ETF Chart of the Day: Brazil

    02-09-2012 12:01 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Exchange traded funds following the so-called BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China are off to a great start in 2012 both in terms of performance and asset inflows. Today we want to take a look at one of the currencies of a major BRIC player, Brazil. The iShares MSCI...

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  • Brazil ETFs Hit by Lower Industrial Output

    11-01-2011 12:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in Brazil traded to the downside Tuesday after a report estimating that industrial production fell 2% in September, more than expected. Brazilian stocks were also lower after a call for a vote in Greece put Europe's latest financial bailout in...

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  • Brazilian Stock, Currency ETFs in Focus After Rate Cut

    10-21-2011 02:14 PM by Tom Lydon

    Brazil's weakening domestic market and a slowing global economy are weighing on Brazil-related exchange traded funds, but Brazil's central bank is taking action to help alleviate the stress. The iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWZ) is down about 20% over the past thr...

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  • Assessing Risk in Brazilian ETFs

    09-13-2011 03:28 PM by Tom Lydon

    Brazil and exchange traded funds tracking the country have benefited from capital flowing into the country, but foreign investment also brings dangers, according to a report Tuesday. Investors have been enticed by optimistic growth projections for Brazil, but all that liquidit...

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  • Brazil ETFs May Get Boost from Surprise Rate Cut

    09-02-2011 08:22 AM by Tom Lydon

    An unexpected interest rate cut in Brazil may provide momentum for exchange traded funds that invest in the Latin American country, such as iShares MSCI Brazil (NYSEArca: EWZ). Emerging market governments have been cautious as global growth engines have been sputtering and maj...

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  • Investors Ditch Currency ETFs, Buy Gold on Debt Woes

    07-26-2011 09:25 AM by John Spence

    Currency exchange traded funds have seen rising investor interest in 2011 but inflows have cooled over the past month as investors worried about global debt jitters pile into precious metals ETFs, particularly gold. The Greek crisis and U.S. debt limit debate seem to have suck...

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  • Brazilian Real ETF Shoots Higher Despite Curb

    04-08-2011 12:33 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund (ETF) that tracks the movement of the Brazilian real against the U.S. dollar has soared this week despite an attempt to cool the currency's rise. Brazil this week said it would extend a tax on offshore dollar loans. WisdomTree Dreyfus Brazilian Real ...

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  • Currency ETFs: The Dollar Provokes a War

    01-28-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    One of the easiest ways to jump-start economic growth is to make your currency weak. But in a market that's all about relativity, what happens when everyone starts doing it? For developed economies, a weaker currency allows the currency to easily unload exports and even debt o...

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  • Brazil ETFs: The Positives and Negatives

    11-24-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Brazil has become a magnet for foreign investors. Is exposure to the country via exchange traded funds (ETFs) right for you? The Good. Brazil's macroeconomic changes are setting up the country with economic responsibility and international credibility, writes Cinthia Murphy fo...

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  • Play the Currency Wars With ETFs

    11-10-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The world is poised on the brink of a currency war that could have broad implications. On the front lines of this looming battle is an opportunity in exchange traded funds (ETFs). The threat of a currency war has come as a result of the high debt and low growth currently doggi...

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  • Brazil ETFs: New President, New Rules

    11-03-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the support of the previous president, the new president of Brazil may continue to nurture the incredibly strong emerging market. Investors have been flocking to Brazil's markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs), but the government may begin to limit the access for foreign i...

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  • Currency ETFs Get Ready to Rumble

    10-08-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Currency traders are having a hard time keeping up as an "international currency war" threatens to destabilize the currency status quo. Despite efforts to keep currencies low, some currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) may decline as currencies continue to appreciate. Dr. Domi...

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  • Currency ETF 101: What's In It for You?

    08-23-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As with other types of exchange traded funds (ETFs), it's easy to build a diversified portfolio of currency ETFs if you understand your options and how they work. The currency market, or FX market, is the the largest and most liquid market in the world. Most individual investo...

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  • Dollar ETFs: Not the Only Falling Euro Plays

    08-19-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The euro has enjoyed a nice ride in the last few weeks, but that has come to an end. The dollar is appreciating against the euro again, but there are other currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) that may be worth a look, too. Despite a lackluster forecast by the FOMC last week,...

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  • Currency ETFs: How to Play Their Fickle Moves

    08-16-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) are moving every which way these days, and it all seems to depend on how investors are feeling at the moment. Here's how you can play their fickle feelings. Although the dollar has been seeing some renewed strength, it's falling against th...

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  • Currency ETFs: A Simpler Option

    06-15-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. investors are buying and selling foreign currencies both as a hedge against their U.S. dollar holdings and as a way to speculate on global economic upheaval. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) can help get everyone the exposure they want. Currency ETFs have seen lots of action...

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  • Rising Unemployment Dings Brazil ETF, Perhaps Not for Long

    04-30-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Yikes. Unemployment in the growing nation of Brazil rose 7.6% last month. The numbers, which are down from 9% one year earlier, may not do much to calm concerns that the Latin American country's economy and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are overheating. The increase may, in fact,...

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  • Brazil ETFs: Using Caution If There's a Bubble

    03-15-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Brazil's economy is something it seems like every investor wants in on, and with all the economy has going for it, it's no wonder. But is the flood of new money into exchange traded funds (ETFs) and other investments going to come at a price? Direct foreign investment into Bra...

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  • How to Play Currency ETFs While Greece Awaits a Fix

    03-08-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the European sovereign debt drama continues to unfold, skittish currency exchange traded fund (ETF) investors have been dumping the euro and British pound and buying up the U.S. dollar. But the greenback is far from the only place you can go. To find out all you need to kno...

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  • Amid Recovery, Brazil's ETF Shows Its Might

    02-05-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After noticing the potential for an asset bubble, investors have been pulling money out of Brazilian stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Nevertheless, Brazil is proving to be a robust economy as both consumption and exports rise. Angel Gurria, Organization for Economic C...

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  • Brazil's New Tax: What It Could Mean for ETFs

    10-23-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    This week, Brazil implemented a 2% tax on new foreign investment. What could this mean for investors in the popular exchange traded fund (ETF) that focuses on the country? To understand the implications of the new tax, it's important to understand how iShares MSCI Brazil (NYSE...

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  • Forward Contracts In Currency ETFs Explained

    10-19-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Not all currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) are created equal. Some hold the actual currency, for example, while others hold forward contracts to get the necessary exposure to the currency in question. Because of government restrictions, capital controls and sometimes liquid...

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  • How to Play Rio's Olympic Win With Brazil ETFs

    10-02-2009 10:47 AM by Tom Lydon

    Rio de Janeiro has been named the winner to host the 2016 Olympics. What could this mean to Brazil's already bustling economy and its exchange traded funds (ETFs)? Brazil's economy has already been humming along, but two major sporting events could just be the icing on the ca...

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  • ETF Spotlight: WisdomTree Dreyfus Brazilian Real (BZF)

    08-12-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on WisdomTree Dreyfus Brazilian Real (BZF), part of a weekly series.Assets: $97 million Holdings BZF typically invests in a combination of U.S. money market securities with forward currency contracts as well as currency swaps. Like all of WisdomTree's currency...

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  • 8 Reasons Brazil's ETF Is Hot, Hot, Hot

    08-04-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    An easing global recession, increased demand for commodities and higher domestic demand - it's all come to benefit Brazil's economy and exchange traded fund (ETF). Some good things happening over there: Brazil's Bovespa index recently reached an 11-month high after ending ...

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  • Does the Foreign Currency ETF Uptrend Have Legs?

    07-27-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the U.S. dollar continues to struggle, foreign currencies and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track them are showing an up trend. The dollar has taken a hit over the past few months and many currency experts believe that it will continue to remain weak because Americ...

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  • Brazil's ETF: Emerged from the Recession?

    07-20-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Brazil's economy is now being forecast to grow at a faster rate than many anticipated it would, a situation that's positioning related investments and exchange traded funds (ETFs) to potentially take advantage, as well. This year, Brazil is forecast to grow around 4% to 5%, ...

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  • ETF Trends' Guide to Currency ETFs

    06-25-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Currencies and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track them are getting an increasing amount of attention these days as the U.S. dollar zigs and zags and inflation becomes a potential threat, while other currencies gain relative to it. The Forex Market The foreign exch...

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  • What Feds Move Means for Currency ETFs

    03-19-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    When the Federal Reserve announced yesterday that it would grow its balance sheet, that move also comes with implications for currency exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Federal Reserve said it would expand its balance sheet to include another $750 billion of agency mortgage-b...

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  • Brazilian ETF and Currency Fight Inflation

    10-29-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Brazilian real strengthened on speculation that the central bank's efforts to shore up the currency will help offset investor aversion to higher-yielding assets, giving the currency's exchange traded fund (ETF) some vigor. The Central Bank of Brazil sold 16,750 currency sw...

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  • Recent Markets Could Keep Active ETFs In the Headlines

    09-16-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Actively managed exchange traded funds (ETFs) have created many recent industry headlines since they have entered the market. Market strategists are calling the latest market fluctuations a perfect environment for the actively managed ETF to show their strengths, allowing inve...

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  • Global Currencies and ETFs: They All Tie Together

    09-12-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) dealing in currencies have given investors exposure to this area of the market that was previously a challenge to gain access to. Many investors, however, lack familiarity with the mechanics of the currency markets, reports Don Dion for Fidelit...

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  • Brazil's Currency, ETF Could Benefit From New Ties With Japan

    08-28-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to foreign investing, don't forget about currency exchange traded funds (ETFs). WisdomTree Dreyfus Brazilian Real (BZF) presents a great way to get exposure to global currency and diversification all in one ETF. A little exposure to such funds could benefit inves...

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  • Foreign Currency ETFs Strong In July

    08-07-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Last month, the U.S. dollar staged a rally, but foreign currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) still pulled through with some decent performance. The top performer was the WisdomTree South African Rand (SZR), which returned 7.6% in July, reports Jesse Emspak for Investors Busin...

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  • After Three Months Since Inception, Active ETFs Look Promising

    08-06-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After recently passing their three-month anniversaries, the first active stock exchange traded funds (ETFs) have shown better results than their rival indexing funds. Murray Coleman for IndexUniverse acknowledges that it has been a short period of time and that three months ca...

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