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  • Emerging Market Dividend ETFs Offer Attractive Yields

    08-04-2016 03:07 PM by Max Chen

    As global central banks enact ever-looser monetary policies, yield-starved investors around the world are now turning to the attractive payouts from the developing markets. U.S. investors can also gain exposure to emerging market dividend stocks through exchange traded funds. ...

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  • Embracing International Small-Cap ETFs

    05-05-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    Small-caps have bounced back in style this year. As of April 29, the Russell 2000, the benchmark small-cap index, was up 3.9% year-to-date compared to a 3.5% for the large-cap Russell 1000. Bullishness for small-caps has not been confined to U.S. borders, indicating that inves...

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  • Ten WisdomTree ETFs Top $1B in Assets Under Management

    05-27-2014 01:58 PM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree Investments (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said today that it now has 10 ETFs with at least $1 billion in assets under management. The WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI), the largest India ETF, is the newest mem...

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  • U.S. Small-Cap ETFs Decline; Global Rivals Shine

    05-08-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    As the momentum trade continues to unwind, exchange traded funds with exposure to U.S. small-caps are falling on hard times. Since the beginning of March, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWM) and the Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: VB) are down 5.5% and 2.9%, respect...

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  • Small Caps, EM Dividends Work Again for This ETF

    03-24-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    There is no refuting that emerging markets dividends are on the rise and are playing an increasingly important role in compensating investors as they wait for moribund developing world equities to rebound. The proof is in the pudding on multiple fronts. Last year, emerging mar...

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  • EM ETFs Bounce Back, but Outflows Persist

    02-18-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Some emerging markets exchange traded funds started bouncing back last week, eroding parts of still ugly year-to-date losses. For example, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), the two largest ETFs by ...

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  • EM Rout Puts New Breed of ETFs in the Spotlight

    02-14-2014 01:46 PM by Todd Shriber

    It probably will not be remembered as fondly as the March 9, 2009 market bottom, but for now, Feb. 3 stands as this years bottom for emerging markets exchange traded funds. Since that day, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Mar...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: An ETF Issuer

    12-19-2013 12:05 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Today we are speaking more about an individual listed equity than a particular ETF, but it is a company that is fully vested in the ETF industry itself, WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF). The stock has traded extraordinary volume in the past couple sessions (5-7 million share r...

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  • Value Factors and Emerging Markets ETFs

    12-13-2013 01:57 PM by Todd Shriber

    The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), the two largest emerging markets ETFs by assets, are down an average of 7.1% this year. In another sign that intelligent indexing can work for ETF investors, those...

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  • WisdomTree Small-Cap Dividend ETF Tops $1B in AUM

    12-06-2013 11:48 AM by Tom Lydon

    The WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DES) recently topped $1 billion in assets under management. Luciano Siracusano, WisdomTree Chief Investment Strategist, commented: By weighting the US small-cap market by the dividends companies pay, WisdomTree has been able to ...

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  • Some Smart Beta ETFs Draw Praise

    12-04-2013 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Some advisors and investors may argue that these are gilded days for intelligent indexing and so-called smart beta exchange traded funds. Others are not as far along in the conversion process. Even with that, there is no denying that smart beta ETFs are on the rise. Through th...

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  • WisdomTree: Global Small Caps for Income

    11-11-2013 11:13 AM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree

    In todays low-interest-rate environment, dividend-paying equities have become an attractive alternative source of income not only because of the current income they provide but also because of their potential for growth. Unfortunately, when investors think of dividends, they tend...

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  • BlackRock: Don't Give Up on Emerging Market ETFs

    08-23-2013 04:35 PM by Tom Lydon

    Most U.S. investors are heavily weighted toward domestic stocks, leaving many underallocated to international stocks and exchange traded funds that track emerging market growth. Investors are missing out on the growth opportunity presented by the emerging markets. BlackRock po...

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  • Small-Cap ETFs for Emerging Market Exposure

    06-05-2013 05:04 PM by Tom Lydon

    Broad emerging market exchange traded funds have not been moving as quickly as in previous years, but the small-cap segment in the developing world has stood out, providing investors diversification and access to the growth in domestic consumption. The WisdomTree Emerging Mark...

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  • Emerging Market Dividend ETFs for Yield and Lower Risk

    04-29-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging market stocks have been underperforming the broader markets so far this year, but how long will this last? Exchange traded funds linked to the developing markets are starting to gain momentum, testing their short-term moving averages. Dividend-focused emerging market ...

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  • WisdomTree Shares Rally 70% on ETF Strength

    04-04-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree Investments, upstart exchange traded fund manager, is making a mark in the business. The industry is dominated by the three largest providers by assets under management, but the innovative manager is making a name for itself. Investors have noticed. WisdomTree (Nasd...

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  • Emerging Market ETF Focuses on Small-Cap Dividend Stocks

    03-28-2013 02:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    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. This Thursday, I looked at the WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DGS). Th...

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  • Dividend ETF for Emerging Market Small-Caps Sports 4% Yield

    03-22-2013 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DGS), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $1.44 billion. Objective: The WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund tries to reflect the performance of the WisdomTree Emerging Markets S...

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  • International Dividend ETFs

    01-20-2013 06:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend stocks and exchange traded funds have come back into focus as the fiscal cliff is behind us and tax rates on qualified dividend income didn't rise as much as some had feared for U.S. investors. However, the top-performing dividend ETFs in 2012 tracked international eq...

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  • Emerging Market Dividend ETFs for Yield

    09-08-2012 05:57 AM by Tom Lydon

    For the month of August, about $34 billion in dividends was paid out to investors, confirming the trend of the search for yield. Emerging market exchange traded funds have paid out a large portion of income to investors, and will be increasing payouts going forward. "ING IM re...

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  • Are Small-Caps a Better Emerging Market ETF Option?

    06-20-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging market stocks and exchange traded funds provide high returns but are known for their high volatility. However, small-cap emerging market equities have shown robust returns, according to a financial research firm. MSCI found that emerging market small-caps have generat...

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  • Special Report: Surveying the Dividend ETF Landscape

    06-01-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As more people shift assets around to invest toward their golden years, income-seeking investors are finding less opportunities in traditional fixed-income products. Yields in CDs, money market accounts and Treasury bonds are already at their record lows after investors piled int...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Emerging Market Small-Caps

    05-23-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging market exchange traded funds that focus on small-cap stocks have more growth potential than large-caps. Although these smaller counterparts are a bit riskier, they can add more exposure to a portfolio. "International equities provide diversification benefits to U.S. ...

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  • Two ETFs Targeting Emerging Market Middle Class Growth

    05-03-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    When selecting any exchange traded fund, it is important to consider the weightings. In emerging market funds, these weightings tend to lean toward exporters, government-owned entities or high concentrations in specific sectors. ETF investors, though, may opt to single out a prom...

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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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  • Best Dividend ETFs

    02-16-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds have become a key component holding for many investors, especially for those looking for that extra bit of cash on the side. Dividend ETFs specifically pick out companies known for their dividend yields, but among the ETF universe, the markets m...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Dividend Funds

    08-23-2011 10:21 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Market turmoil such as what we have faced recently in equities often causes value investors to come out of the woodwork and start hunting for potential bargains. One investment strategy that seems to gather steam when equity indices have fallen sharply from their highs is that...

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  • Investors Look to Emerging Market ETFs for Yield

    08-22-2011 12:25 PM by Tom Lydon

    Some investors are looking outside developed markets to focus on emerging markets exchange traded funds in their quest for income in today's low-rate environment offering paltry bond yields. "The emerging-markets story is all about growth, the red-hot kind. Paradoxically, the...

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  • Going International With Small-Cap ETFs

    01-21-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    We noted in our 2011 exchange traded fund (ETF) predictions that small-caps were on track to be hot this year. But that's not only in the United States. It's not unreasonable to bet that if U.S. small-caps are doing well, then their international counterparts will fare equally...

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  • Tom Lydon Talks FinReg, Tech ETFs on CNBC

    09-30-2010 09:50 AM by Heather Hayes

    Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC this morning talk about the impact of financial regulatory reform on brokers and advisors, as well as why he likes technology exchange traded funds (ETFs) and small-caps in emerging markets. Watch now!

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  • ETFs to Cope With Market Uncertainty

    09-18-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After closing out a dismal August, the markets seem to have stabilized in September. Make no mistake: the economy is still working out its kinks, which means you need to stay on your guard and know which exchange traded funds (ETFs) are best when the going gets rough. Income...

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  • Tom Lydon Picks His ETF Spots on CNBC

    07-29-2010 09:15 AM by Heather Hayes

    Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC to discuss the tepid economy and where he thinks we're headed next. While he was at it, he tossed in a few ETF picks for investors looking for some opportunities. Watch to find out what they are!

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  • Is It the Age of Emerging Market ETFs? Could Be

    06-25-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As world economies continue to globalize operations and trade, poorer countries are beginning to represent a higher portion of global GDP. That sounds like good news for emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs). According to Catherine Rampell of Economix, developing countr...

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  • Emerging Market ETFs: The Benefit of Small-Caps

    06-22-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Increasingly, exchange traded fund (ETF) providers and investors are seeing the benefits of looking beyond broad emerging market funds. A new class of ETFs gives exposure to various slices of this segment, one of which is small-cap companies. Over the last couple of years, MSC...

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  • Ways to Play Taiwan With ETFs

    02-23-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Taiwan is a fast-growing emerging market that often gets lost in the hubbub over giants like China, Russia and Brazil. Taiwan has a sensitive relationship with China, but that's no reason to dismiss the various exchange traded funds (ETFs) that can give you a play on this island ...

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  • Why Emerging Market Small-Cap ETFs Have Appeal

    08-07-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    An investor can put money into the emerging markets and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) through many different ways. But did you know that you can also target the small-caps of emerging markets, too? During last year's market declines, large-cap emerging market indexes cl...

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  • A Different Approach To Emerging Markets With ETFs

    08-13-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Not all emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs) are alike. Several can look at the same region, yet deliver some different results. Last week, we covered two of them that are based on market-cap weightings. But it's fundamentally weighted funds that are outperforming. A c...

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