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  • Copper ETN Could be Ready for a Breather

    02-21-2017 01:05 PM by Brenton Garen

    The iPath Bloomberg Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) jumped more than 2% last week, bringing its year-to-date to over 9%, but some commodities market observers believe the red metal could be poised for a pullback. Copper prices are benefiting as investors antic...

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  • A Hot Latin America Country ETF Idea for 2017

    12-09-2016 12:33 PM by Brenton Garen

    This year, the iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) is one of the best-performing emerging markets single-country exchange traded funds. The lone ETF dedicated to Chilean equities is higher by more than 26% and it is possible the Chile ETF will keep delivering for inv...

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  • Another Potential Problem for the Copper ETN

    10-17-2016 10:36 AM by Brenton Garen

    The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC), an exchange traded note that tracks copper price movements, is off 3.2% year-to-date. Unfortunately, underscoring the weakness faced by the red metal, all of JJC's 2016 has been accrued over the past wee...

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  • Copper Conundrum: More Red Seen for the Red Metal

    08-16-2016 11:27 AM by Brenton Garen

    Precious metals and the related exchange traded products are soaring this year, but the same cannot be said of their industrial metal counterparts. While the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) is down less 0.4% year-to-date, that is a far cry ...

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  • Mexico ETF: Another Central Bank Play

    08-12-2016 10:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    Scores of single-country exchange traded funds are being affected by central bank policies this year. Count the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW), the largest ETF tracking stocks in Latin America's second-largest economy, among that group. Earlier this year, Mexic...

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  • A Bearish View on Copper ETF Investing

    07-25-2016 11:05 AM by Brenton Garen

    While some commodities are soaring this year, the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC), an exchange traded note that tracks copper price movements, is a laggard showing relative to other commodities exchange traded products. In what could prove ...

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  • Chile ETF Strength Defies Copper Weakness

    07-11-2016 10:38 AM by Tom Lydon

    Up 16.5% year-to-date, the iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) is one of the best-performing emerging markets single-country exchange traded funds. It is also defying weakness in the copper market, an important factor because Chile is the world's largest producer of the...

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  • Peso Problems Could Plague the Mexico ETF

    07-05-2016 11:39 AM by Tom Lydon

    The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) is up just 1.3% year-to-date, a lackluster performance relative to other Latin America exchange traded funds. Now, investors might need to fret about more peso weakness. Last week, it was widely reported that professional trad...

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  • Analyzing the Lone Chile ETF That's Up 15% in 2016

    07-01-2016 10:33 AM by Brenton Garen

    Like many exchange traded funds tracking Latin American equities, the iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) is rebounding in a big way this year. The lone Chile ETF is higher by nearly 15% year-to-date. Now it looks like Chilean stocks could get some central bank help. ...

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  • The Best Latin America ETFs

    06-13-2016 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After several years of dismal performances, Latin America exchange traded funds are roaring back in 2016 and have actually been leaders of the emerging markets resurgence. Rebounding commodities prices and the weaker dollar are key reasons why Latin America ETFs are rebounding. ...

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  • Copper Conundrum: Red Metal at a Critical Juncture

    06-02-2016 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC), an exchange traded note that tracks copper price movements, is down more than 4% year-to-date, a laggard showing relative to other commodities exchange traded products. In what could prove to be a cautio...

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  • Strengthening Dollar Plaguing Copper ETN

    05-25-2016 08:20 AM by Brenton Garen

    Commodities are receiving renewed attention this year as investors revisit the asset class with the dollar swooning. That theme has been a boon for an array of exchange traded products, but in recent weeks, industrial metals are themselves swooning. The U.S. dollar has previou...

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  • An ETF Shining Through in Unloved Emerging Markets

    02-08-2016 03:13 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the risk-off environment extends, investors are pulling out of riskier assets like emerging market exchange traded funds. However, one Latin American market is bucking the trend. Investors yanked over $1 billion out of U.S.-listed emerging market exchange traded funds over ...

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  • How Copper Affects the Chile ETF

    11-30-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Chile is the world's largest copper-producing nation so it is not surprising that the iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) is somewhat correlated to copper prices and the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC). With that in mind, knowing ...

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  • A Long Road Back for Copper ETFs

    11-27-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Industrial metals and the relevant exchange traded products have been punished this year and it looks like it will take a while before copper rebounds. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC), an exchange traded note, is down nearly 30% over the p...

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  • Copper ETFs Are In Big Trouble

    11-11-2015 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Just over 20 exchange traded products hit new 52-week lows. Unfortunately for commodities, plenty of those offending ETFs were commodities funds, including the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC), an exchange traded note. JJC has shed 24% of it...

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  • Can The Cheapest Equity Costs Since 2009 Boost Chile ETF?

    10-26-2015 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH), the lone ETF dedicated to tracking equities in the worlds largest copper-producing country, has been less bad than other Latin America regional and single-country exchange traded funds this year, but that does not mean the Chile ...

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  • Chile, Mexico ETFs to Capture the Growth in Consumer Spending

    07-10-2015 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Money managers are starting to take an interest in Mexico and Chile as consumer spending picks up. Retail investors can also access the two markets through country-specific exchange traded funds. For example, ETF investors can use the iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: E...

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  • The Chile ETF on the Cheap

    07-06-2015 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Latin American equities have extended several years of disappointment in 2015 with the iShares Latin American 40 ETF (NYSEArca: ILF) down 5.1%. Some single-country exchange traded funds tracking Latin American stocks have fare even worse. For example, the iShares MSCI Brazil C...

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  • Copper Calls Investors Back to the Chile ETF

    05-14-2015 12:30 PM by Todd Shriber

    The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) is up 13.4% over the past three months, which is good for industrial metals exchange traded products with exposure to the red metal. Coppers resurgence has also been a boon for the iShares MSCI Chile Capp...

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  • Copper Surge Lifts Chile ETF

    05-06-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Oil is getting most of the attention, but another commodity has been soaring in recent weeks. Copper, the red metal with supposedly predictive powers about the global economy, is on a tear. Over the past month, the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca...

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  • ETFs To Access The Frontier Markets

    05-01-2015 11:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Corporations are taking a closer look at frontier markets for investment opportunities. Retail investors can also tap into the pre-emerging economies through frontier markets-related exchange traded funds. According to an A.T. Kearney survey of companies' investment attitudes,...

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  • Emerging Markets ETFs Pressured by Strong USD

    04-06-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar has been quickly appreciating and further strength in the greenback could put further pressure on some emerging markets and country-specific exchange traded funds. For instance, Oxford Economics warned that Malaysia, Chile and Turkey were among the emerging mar...

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  • Copper Crush Crimps Chile ETF

    01-14-2015 12:45 PM by Todd Shriber

    Copper for March delivery is off nearly 5.2% today to $2.507 per pound, extending a slide that has taken the red metal to a five-and-a-half year low after the World Bank slashed its global GDP forecast to growth of 3% from 3.4%. After falling to its lowest levels since May 200...

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  • A Chilly View of the Chile ETF

    10-30-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    There are five major exchange traded funds tracking Latin American countries with the emerging markets designation (Argentina is classified as a frontier market). Year-to-date, none of those ETFs have performed iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH). ECH, the lone Chile...

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  • An Overlooked Catalyst for the Chile ETF

    09-25-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    There are six single-country exchange traded funds offering investors exposure to South American economies. Five of those ETFs have traded higher this year, some in noteworthy fashion. The iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) is the lagging outlier with a year-to-date...

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  • Chile ETF Falters as GDP Slumps to 4-Year Low

    08-05-2014 02:42 PM by Max Chen

    Despite the central bank cutting rates to foster growth, the Chile country-specific exchange traded fund is losing its footing as the economy crawls to its slowest pace in over four-years. The iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) was down 1.2% Tuesday. ECH fell 3.4% o...

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  • Rate Cuts Could Help Stimulate Chile ETF

    07-17-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Chile's central bank will cut its benchmark rates to stimulate the languid economy, potentially lifting the country-related exchange traded fund from its stupor. The iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) has dipped 0.9% year-to-date. Chile's central bank cut the ben...

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  • World Cup ETFs: The Contenders

    06-12-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The 2014 World Cup starts today with host nation Brazil taking on Croatia. Although volume will likely be light, a victory by Brazil today could lift Brazilian equities and the corresponding exchange traded funds on Friday. On that note, it is time to look at the ETFs tied to ...

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  • LatAm ETFs Could be Sluggish During World Cup

    06-05-2014 12:42 PM by Todd Shriber

    Broadly speaking, Latin American equity markets are volatile compared to developed markets, such as the U.S. or Western Europe. With the World Cup looming, volatility in markets from host nation Brazil to Chile to Mexico could be benign with volume drying up as traders in the ...

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  • Dr. Copper Still Sick, but Chile ETF Improves

    04-03-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Joining the recent recovery by exchange traded funds tracking Latin American countries is the iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH). Although volume was below average, the lone Chile ETF eked a small gain Wednesday, the first trading session after a magnitude 8.1 earth...

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  • A Bargain Hunting ETF Strategy

    04-02-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    If you believe in the market's ability to revert back to the mean, then you are likely hunting down exchange traded funds with attractive valuations or those that have been recently oversold. But there is a little more to value investing than just picking the worst performers. ...

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  • Copper ETN Strengthens as China Promotes Growth

    03-28-2014 04:16 PM by Tom Lydon

    The China's government is taking steps to shore up its weakening economy, lifting copper exchange traded notes, with the base metal's prices ending at its largest weekly advance in six months. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) was up 1.5...

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  • Doctor Copper Seeing Just One Patient: China

    03-20-2014 02:21 PM by Max Chen

    The exchange traded note that tracks copper, known by traders as the metal with a Ph.D. in economics, has been faltering despite an expanding global economy. Many are pointing to troubles in China as the main culprit in copper's weakness. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Total R...

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  • What the Gold/Copper Ratio is Saying

    03-17-2014 01:07 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and copper are diverging in significant fashion. Over the past three months, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the largest gold ETF by assets, is up more than 10% while the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) is lower by 11.2%. Golds ...

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  • Copper Collapse Chills Chile ETF

    03-14-2014 11:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    With Thursdays close at $35.46, the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) is trading at its lowest levels since the third quarter of 2009. That means copper futures are plunging, but the bad news is not confined to JJC or ETFs such as the Global X ...

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  • Of Rocky Top and Emerging Markets ETFs

    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 now...

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  • How One Strategist Uses Emerging Markets ETFs

    03-04-2014 02:19 PM by Todd Shriber

    Emerging markets exchange traded funds are bouncing back from Mondays Ukraine-induced drubbing, but many of the genres marquee names still have a long way to go regain investors trustand assets. When playing developing economies, many investors opt for the diversified approach...

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  • Upgrades Not Yet Helping Mexico ETF

    02-07-2014 01:07 PM by Tom Lydon

    The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) is positioned to close this week flat or with a modest loss. That lags the 2.3% gained by the iShares Latin American 40 ETF (NYSEArca: ILF), which features an almost 28% weight to Mexico. EWWs lethargy is disappointing conside...

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  • EM Central Bank Actions Yield Mixed Results

    02-06-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    A prominent theme tied to emerging markets in recent months has been a spate of central bank actions. Primarily, developing world central banks have been raising interest rates as a means of defending sagging currencies. Conventional wisdom dictates that it usually takes sever...

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  • January ETF Performance Report

    01-31-2014 01:37 PM by Max Chen

    Equities and stock exchange traded funds started the year in back-and-forth action, struggling to break above recent highs. However, soft economic data, coupled with troubles in the emerging markets, triggered a global sell-off in the last week of the month. The Dow Jones Indu...

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  • LatAm ETFs Look to Rebound in 2014

    01-06-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    This is how bad things were for exchange traded funds tracking Latin America last year: Of the single-country funds, only the Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT) posted a gain. The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) was the next best performer of the gr...

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  • Global Investing Ideas for 2014

    12-30-2013 12:37 PM by Tom Lydon

    For much of this year, it has been said the U.S. is the cleanest dirty shirt or the best house on the block. Indeed, U.S. equities have impressed, but so have other markets and that list is comprised of more than just Japan. With an eye toward 2014, investors should start eval...

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  • These EM ETFs Could Shine in 2014

    12-24-2013 11:18 AM by Tom Lydon

    One takeaway from this years 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 heavy...

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  • Copper Could See Brighter 2014

    12-11-2013 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Copper futures have slumped this year. Although the red metal has been battered by speculation about the exact state of the Chinese economy, copper has at least outperformed gold and silver, though that is not saying much. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Total Return Sub-Index ...

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  • After a Disappointing Year, Advisors Wade Into LatAm ETFs

    11-22-2013 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    No doubt it has been a disappointing year for exchange traded funds tracking Latin American equities. The iShares Latin American 40 ETF (NYSEArca: ILF) is down 14.2% and all but one of the regions single-country ETFs are in the red this year. That includes steep losses for the...

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  • 10 Worst Global Equity Markets By Single-Country ETFs

    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 worlds major equity bourses, 2013 has been a good year. There have also been plenty of forgettable pe...

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  • Colombia Crumble: ETF up Just Once in Past 13 Days

    11-14-2013 12:20 PM by Todd Shriber

    There was a time when the Global X FTSE Colombia 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GXG) was the toast of the Latin America ETF clique. These are not those days. GXG, the oldest and largest of the three Colombia-specific ETFs, has fallen on hard times, though in a sign of just how badly single...

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  • Single-Country ETFs for Emerging Markets Slammed by Fed Talk

    06-05-2013 10:06 AM by Tom Lydon

    Concerned that free flowing liquidity from years of loose monetary policies will soon come to an end, investors are shifting away from emerging market assets and exchange traded funds. The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) lost 3% over the past month. The fund...

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  • Chile ETF Rallying on Copper, China Growth

    01-25-2013 07:56 AM by Tom Lydon

    An ETF indexed to Chile, the world's largest copper producer, has climbed 9% the past three months on a rebound in the commodity's price and a resurgence in Chinas economy. The performance of the iShares MSCI Chile Index (NYSEArca: ECH) is tied to copper, and Chile is a top su...

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  • Chile ETF for a Diversified Commodity Play

    11-26-2012 08:17 AM by Tom Lydon

    Chile is a country that will offer investors Latin American and commodity exposure in one play. The iShares MSCI Chile Index (NYSEArca: ECH) allows exposure to the growth in Asian markets indirectly, as Chile is a top exporter of minerals and copper. The latest data out of Chi...

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  • Chile, Peru Stand Out in Emerging Market ETFs

    04-25-2012 08:46 AM by Tom Lydon

    Many investors focus on broad-based ETFs for emerging markets. However, there are some single-country funds tracking developing markets such as Chile and Peru that have been offering up good performance under the radar. They can also benefit from moves in specific currency mar...

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  • Santiago Stock Exchange to List Chile ETF

    03-28-2012 10:47 AM by John Spence

    The Santiago Stock Exchange expects to launch an exchange traded fund tracking Chilean stocks by the end of 2012, according to a report. The exchange this week signed an agreement with Brazil's Banco Itau's general fund manager to create ETF shares that will track the blue-chi...

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  • Chile ETFs Boosted by Rising Copper Prices

    03-08-2012 01:17 PM by Tom Lydon

    Chile is one emerging economy of Latin America that has great growth potential and can offer investors a play on the commodity market. The iShares MSCI Chile (NYSEArca: ECH) tracks the world's largest producer of copper and also gives some mining exposure. "Of course, when inv...

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  • Chile ETFs Ride Copper Prices Higher

    01-19-2012 10:09 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds tracking Chile's stock market and the Chilean peso are ramping higher along with copper prices. The country is a major exporter of the industrial metal and is benefiting from the improved outlook on the global economy. The Chilean peso hit a two-month hig...

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  • Chile ETF Falls on Copper, Economy

    11-18-2011 02:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund that invests in Chilean stocks has lost ground this week along with copper prices. Also, data released Friday showed Chile's economic growth cooled in the third quarter. Chile is the world's largest copper producer. The red metal's price has taken a hit...

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  • Copper ETFs in Biggest Rally Since March 2009

    10-24-2011 11:28 AM by Tom Lydon

    Copper exchange traded funds rallied Monday for the second straight day on optimism over European Union summit talks and bullish manufacturing data from China. Copper was on track for its biggest two-day rally since March 2009, Bloomberg reported. Most markets seem to be re...

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  • The Contrarian: Single-Country ETFs

    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...

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  • Chile ETF Sidesteps Downgrade as Economy Grows

    08-23-2011 02:52 PM by Tom Lydon

    Morgan Stanley recently lowered its growth forecast for all Latin American economies with the exception of Chile, which posted solid GDP growth in the first half of 2011. The iShares MSCI Chile Index (NYSEArca: ECH) is in negative territory for the year, however. Economies ...

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  • Why Chile ETF Could Lead The Latin American Pack

    05-28-2011 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Analysts say that Chilean stocks have a further upside, giving strength to the single-country exchange traded fund (ETF). Inflationary pressure has been the main issue that Latin American economies are grappling with this year, but Chile is ahead of the pack. "It seems like th...

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  • What Next for Copper ETFs?

    04-11-2011 06:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking copper futures and copper miners have traded in a range so far in 2011, searching for direction. Copper is used as an indicator for the overall economic health of the global economy and strong demand equals expansion. [Copper ETFs Take Poi...

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  • Can Obama's Visit To Latin America Cultivate Growth For ETFs?

    03-24-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    President Barack Obama's visit to Latin American countries may have proven influential for trade relations between the U.S. and subsequent economies. U.S. businesses, exports and jobs are topics that were hit upon, in hopes of hitting a turning point for markets and exchange trad...

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  • Concern Over Japan's Smelters Drags Down Copper ETFs

    03-15-2011 10:31 AM by Tom Lydon

    Copper prices and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been dragged down on concerns that the massive quake in Japan could have affected the country's ability to smelt copper. Still, hopeful observers note that rebuilding Japan could uplift industrial metals. The iPath Do...

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  • Chile ETF: How It Beat the Odds

    03-07-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite several large earthquakes, trapped miners and a copper mining strike that halted production of its largest natural resource, the iShares MSCI Chile (NYSEArca: ECH) and the Chilean economy still improved in 2010. If you thought the troubles that dogged the Chilean econo...

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  • Global X Launches Andean ETF

    02-03-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Global X, now becoming well known for its lineup of first-mover exchange traded funds (ETFs), is first-to-market again with a fund aimed at the Andean region of Latin America. The Andean region, composed of the fast-growing economies of Peru, Colombia and Chile, boasts one of ...

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  • 5 ETFs to Play Surging Copper Demand

    01-04-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Copper prices rose more than 30% in 2010. If you're hoping for a continuation if that rally in copper exchange traded funds (ETFs), you may be in luck. Commodities have been leading the charge, largely on weakness in the dollar, but outshining the majority of them is copper. D...

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  • Our 2010 ETF Predictions: How Did We Do?

    12-17-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Every year, we take the crystal ball out of a dark closet and examine it for clues about what's in store for the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry in the coming year. Last December, we made 10 predictions about the industry for 2010. Did the crystal ball steer us in the right d...

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  • Emerging Market ETFs: Where to Look for Fast Growth

    12-07-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    According to a new report, large metropolitan cities are leading the global economic recovery, and it is no surprise that emerging market metros are showing some of the fastest growth rates. Emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs) can help you hone in on the best of the best...

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  • Coming Soon: A Futures-Based Copper ETF?

    11-19-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The index provider behind a broad commodity exchange traded fund (ETF) has recently launched a copper index that could seen be followed by an ETF. United States Commodity Funds, the ETF provider behind such popular ETFs as the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) and United ...

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  • Chile ETFs: Something To Be Happy About

    10-15-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Chile has a lot to be happy about. As the mining drama comes to a denouement, Chile's stock market, along with the country-related exchange traded fund (ETF), surges on the fortunate news, and the economy is expanding at a robust pace. Chile's 33 trapped miners have been hoist...

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  • The Potential of Emerging Market ETFs

    10-07-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While developed economies are just barely eking out growth, emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs) have produced some phenomenal growth. Is this "the new normal"? International-stock funds increased by 16% on average in the third quarter, with emerging markets experienc...

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  • Commodity ETFs and Their Role

    09-27-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In recent years, commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) have launched at a furious clip. What does that mean for you? John Waggoner of USA Today notes that among the benefits of commodity exposure is that they're an uncorrelated asset class. Bear in mind, however, that low cor...

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  • Chile ETF: Dusting Other Emerging Markets

    08-27-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Chile's economy expanded more than 6% in the second quarter, blowing out all other emerging markets. Its exchange traded fund (ETF) has handily reflected the strides Chile's economy has made since a devastating earthquake in February. The Latin American countrys stock market ...

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  • Latin America ETFs: It's Not All About Brazil

    08-25-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Brazil's economy largely dominates South America, but other emerging Latin American economies are also showing some promise. Good news: there are exchange traded funds (ETFs) for them, too. The Brazilian Central Bank President Henrique Meirelles expects that the economy will ...

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  • A Glimpse at an Ivy League ETF Portfolio

    08-24-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's far from any sort of secret that Harvard's endowment likes exchange traded funds (ETFs). Recent filings show just how much, in fact. Harvard's endowment disclosed in SEC filings that it favored emerging markets ETFs, raising its positions in them in the second quarter whi...

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  • Top 5 Emerging Market ETFs

    08-20-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It is no surprise that the fastest growing economies are in the emerging markets. For the last six months, some of the best performing exchange traded funds (ETFs) were also those that covered the developing world. Thailand. The Thailand Development Research Institute projects...

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  • Frontier Market ETFs: Growth With a Side of Risk

    08-10-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    If you're looking to bet on growth with a side of risk, frontier markets might be your speed. Allocations to these small, expanding markets exist in exchange traded fund (ETF) form. Frontier markets - countries even less developed than emerging ones - could offer better return...

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  • 3 Reasons Chile's ETF Is Hot

    07-29-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Chile's exchange traded fund (ETF) is one of the top-performing single-country ETFs so far this year. If you dig deeper, you might find a lot to like about this fast-growing economy. By all appearances, Chile's economy has reached its pre-2009 growth levels. Economic activity ...

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  • How to Examine ETFs for Better Trading

    07-27-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    You've heard about all the benefits of trading in exchange traded funds (ETFs), and you're thinking about trading them. But before you start trading this nifty investment tool, a key point to keep in mind is that all ETFs are created differently, with disparate holdings, diversif...

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  • Emerging Market ETFs: Poised to Break Out?

    07-17-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs) are always a tantalizing investment option. They hold the potential for great growth, but at the same time, increase portfolio risk. As the global economy continues to morph into unchartered grounds, emerging market ETFs will become ev...

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  • The Vast Appeal of Frontier Market ETFs

    06-29-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Frontier market exchange traded funds (ETFs) present people with the opportunity to invest in regions and areas that would otherwise be unavailable for the average retail investor. These up-and-coming, rapidly growing countries may help diversify your portfolio. An investor ma...

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  • Latin America's ETF Hot Spots

    05-28-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Recent pullbacks aside, Latin America's exchange traded funds (ETFs) are still worthy of a little attention. Several of them, in fact, remain above their 200-day moving average and have held up relatively well through the market's tumult. Only three Latin America-focused ETFs ...

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  • Chile ETFs: The Costs of the Earthquake

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

    A devastating earthquake has disrupted everyday life in Chile. While cleanup and rescue efforts continue, though, many are still sorting out what the total impact on the economy and exchange traded fund (ETF) will ultimately be. Chile's economy is regarded as one of the best i...

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  • Copper and Chile ETFs Impacted by Earthquake

    03-01-2010 09:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    Small wonder that copper prices are experiencing aftershocks of their own following this weekend's massive earthquake in Chile. The Latin American economy is the world's largest copper producer and millions are awaiting signs of a long-term supply disruption. Mine production ...

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  • 7 ETFs for Latin America's Recovery

    02-25-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Latin America isn't content to just sit back and let the recovery happen to its exchange traded funds (ETFs). The region is taking matters of growth into its own hands, joining forces with Caribbean nations to discuss forming a bloc that would promote better economic well-being. ...

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  • 4 Reasons to Mind the Copper ETF Rally

    02-08-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Copper prices have hit their lowest point since Oct. 19, and are 20% below this year's high price. Enter the bargain hunters, out buying everything from copper exchange traded notes (ETNs) to the physical metal. Why is copper on such a tear? Bargain Hunting. As copper pric...

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  • Chile ETF: A New President and Faster Growth

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

    Chile can thank two sectors in particular for the surprise rate of growth it notched in November. The production in those sectors also helped fuel the country's exchange traded fund (ETF) in the last year. South Americas fifth-largest economy expanded on the strength of minin...

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  • 4 Reasons to Stick With Emerging Market ETFs

    01-20-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Since the calendar switched over to the new year, little has changed in emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs). In fact, if anything, the picture has gotten a little bit better despite today's blip. Productivity Improving. China and India have long been desired locat...

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  • How Latin America ETFs Withstood the Hardships

    01-03-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    One area of the world has endured the stresses of the global economic implosion and financial crunch relatively well. Latin America's economies, along with related exchange traded funds, may be set for a speedy return to growth, but some may not pick up as fast due to their relia...

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  • Chile ETF: Boosted by Copper and a Big Invitation

    12-31-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have been optimistic about Chile's exchange traded fund (ETF) this year, and they're not alone. The country's denizens are noticing the shift, too, as the Latin American nation moves from developing to developed. This week, the Organization for Economic Cooperation ...

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  • 4 Reasons Chile ETF Could Have a Bright Future

    12-17-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After experiencing its worst economic slump since the Asian crisis of the 1990s, Chile and its exchange traded fund (ETF) are showing signs of renewed vigor. For the first time in 2009, Chile posted economic growth, signaling an end to the stunted economic growth. The country'...

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  • Industrial Metals ETFs: Where Copper and Steel Are Going

    10-23-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Ever since world economies began their long march toward recovery, base metals, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), have seen more demand. The current supply of copper looks like it may be dropping and steel producers may be flooding the market. Copper prices ...

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  • How China Controls the Fate of Copper ETFs

    07-17-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Enticed by low prices, China stockpiled copper and other commodities and now controls the fate of copper prices and has the potential to move both futures markets and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). James Campbell of The Wall Street Journal reports that China's State Re...

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  • 5 International ETFs On the Up and Up

    07-01-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The recent rally in stocks has lifted sagging world markets and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) with holders of such funds pleased and leaving onlookers envious. While there are many, here are five areas that have been particular standouts. In Japan, the country's exports...

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  • 3 Single-Country ETFs You're Not Hearing About

    07-01-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It is hard to keep track of each country in the vast world of exchange traded funds (ETFs). That's why we are here to provide some limelight for the less talked about countries. We know you're interested. Indonesia boosts some solid basic fundamentals including a reform minded...

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  • 7 Reasons to Like Chile and Its ETF

    06-29-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Chile's exchange traded fund (ETF), which launched in November 2007, hasn't had the easiest of rides. But now that we're in 2009, the future is starting to look a little brighter. Here's why the country should be on your radar. Gary Gordon for ETF Expert explains the differen...

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  • 4 Ways to Play the Infrastructure Push

    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 creatediShares Emerging Market Infrastructure Index Fund (EMIF) offers investors even more exposure to emerging mar...

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  • How To Get Commodity Exposure In Single-Country ETFs

    04-29-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Do you favor commodities or specific countries? You can have it both ways, by combining categories and looking into exchange traded funds (ETFs) of countries rich with commodities and natural resources. Why should investors consider single country funds? These country funds al...

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  • 4 Reasons Why Copper ETFs and ETNs Are Jumping

    04-13-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Copper prices have hit their highest prices in six months, giving related exchange traded notes (ETNs) and exchange traded funds (ETFs) some steam. Why is copper the metal of the moment? Falling supplies. Inventories in warehouses monitored by the Shanghai Futures Exchange d...

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  • Why Copper ETFs Could Be Staging a Rebound

    04-08-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Copper-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs) hit a low in November, but since then they have been steadily climbing. What's driving it? The Tactical Investor on Seeking Alpha notes the typical thinking that the economy usually mimics the copper...

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  • The Secret of Chile ETF's Success

    03-25-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Chile prudently invested its wealth from the previous commodities upsurge and now the economy, along with subsequent exchange traded fund (ETF), may be in a position to recuperate in a timely fashion. Moody's ratings agency recently upped Chile's credit rating, making it the f...

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  • ETF Performance Report - January 2009

    01-30-2009 02:43 PM by Tom Lydon

    Economic news and corporate earnings from fourth quarter were reported through the month, affecting markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Dow Jones industrial average lost nearly 9% for the month, the S&P 500 was down 8.6% and the Nasdaq 6.4%. iShares MSCI Chile...

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  • Why There's Hope for Chile Economy and ETF

    01-29-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Global economic difficulties have left Chile's economy and exchange traded fund (ETF) hanging, but there is hope for soft landing. Planned Stimulus. The government has planned a $4 billion fiscal stimulus package to boost domestic demand, safeguard jobs and avoid a recession. ...

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  • Will Infrastructure Spending Give Copper ETFs a Needed Push?

    01-13-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Will the massive stimulus plans expected to be launched by the United States and China boost copper consumption and give the industry and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs) a much-needed shot of adrenaline? On one hand, the stimulus packages have ...

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  • Chile's Officials Hope to Reassure Investors, ETFs

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

    While almost no one is escaping the wrath of the markets, Chile and its exchange traded fund (ETF) could be poised to rebound in good shape if they play their cards right. Finance Minister Andres Velasco sought to reassure the public that while they have been affected, Chi...

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  • Consumption In Chile Feeds the Economy and ETF

    08-27-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Chile experienced rapid growth during the second quarter that could give room for its exchange traded fund (ETF) to flourish and giving the Central Bank room to raise interest rates in an effort to stave off inflation. Chile's GDP grew 4.3% during the second quarter, higher th...

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  • Mexico, Chile ETFs Dust Off After Currencies Stumble

    08-06-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Latin American exchange traded funds (ETFs) are dusting themselves off today after faltering yesterday. The Chilean peso fell for a third straight day after the Federal Reserve hinted that it would raise rates this year. The central bank wound up keeping interest rates exactly...

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  • Latin ETFs Deliver Heat Over Last Five Years

    07-10-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Over the last five years, Latin America's exchange traded funds (ETFs) have shown they've got the moves. What's more, the region is exhibiting signs of being a reliable long-term sector, says Tom Sullivan for Barron's. Latin America gets a special boost in the area of natural ...

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