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  • Emerging Market Bond ETFs Make Good Long-Term Play

    12-06-2016 05:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    After pulling back in face of falling commodity prices, a stronger U.S. dollar and slowdown in China, emerging market bond exchange traded funds have stabilized and now offer attractive valuations, providing fixed-income investors exposure to strengthening fundamentals in the dev...

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  • Attractive Yield Opportunities with Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    09-22-2016 10:43 AM by Max Chen

    With recent talks of a Federal Reserve rate hike and bond yields ticking higher, some are concerned of another taper-tantrum event that could pressure developing market debt. Nevertheless, emerging market bond exchange traded funds may still find support as one of the few areas t...

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  • It's Easy to Explain Investors' Affinity for EM Bond ETFs

    08-11-2016 10:51 AM by Tom Lydon

    This year, investors are flocking to fixed income exchange traded funds and that includes emerging markets bond ETFs, such as the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB) and the PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio (NYSEArca: PCY). Wh...

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  • Emerging Markets are Hot for Bond ETF Investors

    07-20-2016 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors seek to earning a little extra yield and diversify a portfolio should consider emerging market debt and bond-related exchange traded funds, especially as this fixed-income segment has been relatively overshadowed by developed market debt. A number of stars are aligni...

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  • 4 Impressive Emerging Markets Bond ETFs

    05-16-2016 08:22 AM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging markets bonds and the corresponding exchange traded funds (ETFs) remain among one of this year's most impressive asset classes and the group received another endorsement last week. Looking ahead, economists anticipate central banks from Turkey to Russia will cut borro...

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  • 4 Best Emerging Market Bond ETF Opportunities

    05-11-2016 08:25 AM by Tom Lydon

    Bonds have regained their momentum this year, but after a multi-year run, many traditional fixed-income assets look pricey or overvalued. Alternatively, investors may consider opportunities in exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track emerging market debt. Investors may be attra...

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  • ETF TMI: Global ETF Assets Hit $3.137 Trillion; Equities Fight Back

    05-09-2016 01:03 PM by Brenton Garen

    Got a case of TMI (Too Much Information)? ETF Trends takes a condensed look at latest happenings Global ETF/ETP Assets Hit Record $3.137 Trillion High Assets invested in exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded products (ETPs) listed globally reached a new record high U...

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  • Bond ETF Investors Should Look to Emerging Markets

    04-27-2016 01:51 PM by Max Chen

    As more take a second look at the developing world, fixed-income investors can also tap the emerging markets through local currency debt-related exchange traded funds. BlackRock Inc. believes that central bank cuts across the emerging markets will extended the largest surge in...

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  • Riskier Bond ETFs for a More Dovish Fed Outlook

    03-17-2016 05:17 PM by Max Chen

    Fixed-income investors may gain exposure to U.S. dollar-denominated emerging market debt through ETF options EMBhas a 7.01 year duration and a 5.30% 30-day SEC yield PCYhas a 8.34 year duration and a 5.90% 30-day SEC yield VWOBhas a 6.2 year duration and a 4.95% 30-day S...

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  • A Bond ETF Segment That Offers Attractive Value

    02-26-2016 02:56 PM by Tom Lydon

    Fixed-income exchange traded fund investors who are looking for some value in the bond market may want to take a look at emerging market debt. BlackRock analysts argue that bond valuations already reflect low commodity prices and global central banks' dovish stance makes riski...

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  • Emerging Bond ETFs Opportunities Ripen

    12-18-2015 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Fixed-income exchange traded fund investors who want yield may consider emerging market debt as some observers believe risks associated with a Federal Reserve interest rate hike have already been priced into the asset category. According to Pacific Investment Management Co., e...

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  • Default Risks in Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    08-26-2015 05:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    The increasingly leveraged emerging markets may leave developing economies, along with related bond exchange traded funds, open to rising default risks. As the U.S. dollar strengthens against the U.S. dollar, some bond observers have issued a warning on emerging market bonds d...

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  • Get in on Bill Gross Second Act With This ETF

    10-07-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Bill Gross has commenced work at Janus Capital (NYSE: JNS) where the former PIMCO chief investment officer will manage a recently launched Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund and related strategies. However, cost-conscious investors that worship at Gross altar do not need to ...

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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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  • Turkish Tumult: ETFs Could be Stung by a Sovereign Downgrade

    08-22-2014 11:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Although Turkey holds an investment-grade credit rating, the countrys historically fractious relationship with ratings agencies could be further strained in the event of a sovereign downgrade that returns the country to junk status. Such a move also has the potential to weigh ...

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  • SEI, McKinsey Forecast Astronomical Growth for Active ETFs

    06-25-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Actively managed exchange traded funds hold a scant percentage of the industrys total assets under management, but that could change in a big way over the next several years. Increased demand for the products and the potential for a more favorable regulatory environment could ...

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  • Another Colombia Upgrade Could Help These ETFs

    06-12-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Colombia, South Americas second-largest economy, could see its sovereign debt rating climb further into investment-grade territory as Moodys Investors Service sees signs of potential upgrade. Moodys senior analyst Mauros Leos told Bloomberg Colombia shares traits with countrie...

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  • Risk-On Environment Helps Fuel EM Bond ETFs

    06-09-2014 02:47 PM by Max Chen

    Exchange traded funds holding emerging markets bonds could continue to outpace other fixed-income assets as global central banks employ cheap money policies, with the European Central Bank recently jumping on the bandwagon, and push investors to riskier assets. "Where do peopl...

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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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  • EM Bond ETFs Surviving Plenty of Controversy

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

    After ranking as one of last years worst-performing asset classes, emerging markets bonds and the corresponding exchange traded funds have bounce back in 2014. Over the past 90 days, the dollar-denominated iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB) and t...

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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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  • Emerging Market Bond ETFs: Rising Credit Risk

    04-20-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging market debt and bond-related exchange traded funds offer relatively attractive yields, but investors could see higher credit risk in so-called trouble spots as growth slows and rates rise. According to the International Monetary Fund, as much as $750 billion emerging ...

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  • A Mixed Case for Some EM Bond ETFs

    04-16-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber

    Since equity-based emerging markets exchange traded funds bottomed on Feb. 3, bond funds have been admirable performers. The dollar-denominated iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB) and the PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio (NYSE...

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  • Investors Want Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    04-03-2014 03:06 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite concerns over developing economies, exchange traded funds that track emerging market debt continues to attract attention. The iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB) saw $486.5 million in net inflows over the past week, according to da...

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  • Bond ETFs for a Possible Russia Downgrade

    03-31-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    On Friday, Moodys Investors Service placed Russias investment-grade sovereign debt rating on review for possible downgrade, citing the ill effects the ongoing conflict in Ukraine could have on the Russian economy. The news from Moodys comes after Standard & Poors earlier t...

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  • Pimco Sees Value in Brazilian Bonds

    03-26-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    This is not 2009, the year in which the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) surged 122%, but after a two-year stretch in which many Brazilian assets disappointed global investors, bonds and equities in Latin Americas largest economy are gaining more supporters. EWZ ...

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  • Brazil ETFs Contend With Ratings Downgrade

    03-25-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After showing some signs of life in recent weeks, exchange traded funds tracking Brazilian debt and equities could be put to the test after Standard & Poors Tuesday lowered the countrys sovereign debt rating to BBB-, the lowest investment grade. Mixed policy signalling by ...

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  • Warming Up to Brazilian Bonds With ETFs

    03-24-2014 02:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    Brazilian assets and related exchange traded funds experienced a huge sell-off over the past couple of months. Now, some fund managers are taking a second look at the developing market as cheap valuations begin to look enticing. Specifically, Brazil's sovereign and corporate l...

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  • ETFs With Significant Exposure to Russian Bonds

    03-20-2014 02:35 PM by Todd Shriber

    Russia is the gift that just keeps on giving for traders and journalists with Thursdays big news pertaining to the R in BRIC being Standard & Poors paring its outlook on Russian sovereign debt to negative from stable. S&P reaffirmed Russias BBB foreign currency rating ...

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  • More Colombia Could be Coming to Your EM Bond ETF

    03-20-2014 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Colombian stocks have had a dismal run. The Global X FTSE Colombia 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GXG) is off 14.1% in the past year, but the South American countrys sovereign debt got a lift Thursday on news of it possibly seeing a large footprint in some major emerging markets bond indices....

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  • Diversified Growth ETFs for a Retirement Portfolio

    03-16-2014 07:02 AM by Tom Lydon

    In any long-term investment portfolio, exchange traded funds that track stocks or other riskier assets will provide investors with a capital growth component, augmenting a portfolio's overall returns. For an aggressive ETF portfolio for couples with a 25-year or longer time fr...

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  • Dont Expect a Bigger Indian Presence in EM Bond ETFs

    03-12-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In a move that could be seen as a surprise, India is reportedly postponing efforts to usher more of its bonds into major emerging market indices. In October 2013, it was reported that India was in talks with J.P. Morgan, Barclays and Citigroup about gaining entry into those ba...

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  • Junk Bond ETFs Gain Traction Despite Risk-Off Environment

    02-05-2014 03:18 PM by Max Chen

    Undaunted by the recent volatility in risky assets, some investors are turning to speculative debt and junk bond exchange traded funds as they buy on the short-term dips. "A real dramatic freefall is unlikely in our opinion, Michael Buchanan, a manager at Western Asset Managem...

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  • Bloody January for Emerging Markets Outflows

    01-30-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are running for the exits as emerging markets exchange traded funds stumble. "More than $7 billion flowed from ETFs investing in developing-nation assets in January, the most since the securities were created," report Lu Wang and Ye Xie for Bloomberg. That data po...

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  • Playing Defense With Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    01-28-2014 04:00 PM by Max Chen

    Investors who are reluctant in letting their developing economy allocations go may take on a more defensive approach with U.S.-dollar denominated emerging market exchange traded funds. We think its time to stick to your guns in emerging markets but adopt a more defensive appro...

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  • WisdomTree: Emerging Market Fixed Income: Focusing on Flows

    01-23-2014 10:57 AM by Rick Harper -- WisdomTree

    2013 was not a good year for performance in emerging markets (EM), emerging market fixed income or fixed income in general, outside of U.S. high yield. Interest rates rose, EM currencies generally weakened against the U.S. dollar, and investors were more upbeat about prospects in...

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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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  • Three Countries Could Pressure EM Bond ETFs

    12-06-2013 03:43 PM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging market bonds exchange traded funds have exploded in recent years, attracting billions as investors sought new sources of yield. However, vulnerable currencies and small markets in some developing countries could put pressure on the broader bond funds. Deutsche Bank si...

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  • WisdomTree: Our Best- and Worst-Performing Funds through Q3 2013

    11-14-2013 11:10 AM by WisdomTree Investments

    There have been a number of big stories impacting WisdomTrees global product lineup in 2013 (through September 30): Japan: Japanese equities1 have rallied significantly, largely as a result of an aggressive monetary policy and a government commitment to stimulating economic g...

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  • Emerging Market Investors Shunning Bond ETFs

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

    Distracted by the rally in the equities market, investors continued pulling assets out of emerging market bond exchange traded funds. According to EPFR and Nomura Securities data, emerging market bond bled $5 billion in assets in October, compared to a $2.8 billion outflow in ...

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  • Punishment Could be a Gift for EM Bond ETFs

    10-29-2013 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    They always say it is darkest before the dawn. Perhaps the proverbial "they" were referring emerging markets bonds and the exchange traded funds that hold those bonds. Fueled by the Federal Reserves ultra-loose monetary policy that weakened the dollar, yield-starved investors ...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Emerging Markets Bonds

    10-28-2013 12:14 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Late last week we spoke about a noticeable uptick in options activity in the Emerging Markets equity space via two benchmark ETFs there, EEM (iShares MSCI Emerging Markets, Expense Ratio 0.67%) and VWO (Vanguard Emerging Markets, Expense Ratio 0.18%) specifically. Late last we...

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  • Five Debt Ceiling Resolution ETF Rebound Plays

    10-11-2013 07:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. government shutdown has wreaked havoc on stocks, but hints of a potential resolution could help propel some areas in the market and exchange traded funds. On Wednesday, Rep. Paul Ryan R.-Wisc. proposed a short-term solution to the debt limit, which has drawn broad sup...

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  • Not All Active ETFs are Duds

    10-09-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Actively managed exchange traded funds have been slow to match the phenomenal growth in passive index-based ETFs, but the active space has produce some interesting investment strategies. Active bond ETFs have gotten a lot of attention lately, mostly due to PIMCO's entrance int...

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  • WisdomTree Emerging Market Bond ETF Gets NAIC Designation

    07-17-2013 11:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    Many deem developing country debt as a "risky" investment. However, emerging market bond exchange traded funds are comprised of investment-grade credit, and a WisdomTree offering even holds a high-quality NAIC designation. According to a press release, the WisdomTree Emerging ...

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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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  • PowerShares to Launch Emerging Market Bond ETF

    05-08-2013 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Helping fixed-income investors diversify portfolio holdings with international exposure, Invesco PowerShares plans to launch a local currency emerging market bond exchange traded fund. The PowerShares Fundamental Emerging Markets Local Debt Portfolio (NYSEArca: PFEM) will begi...

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  • CNBC's Model ETF Retirement Portfolio for the 30-Year-Old Investor

    04-17-2013 05:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    In a collaboration with exchange traded fund experts, CNBC has rolled out an all-ETF diversified portfolio for the investor looking to save toward retirement. "We wanted investors to have some exposure to most asset classes, that would be stocks, bonds, cash, commodities and e...

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  • Investors' Favorite Reasons for Using ETFs

    04-09-2013 01:35 PM by Tom Lydon

    The exchange traded fund industry has grown at a rapid pace since the first U.S. fund started trading in 1993. A majority of investors have been slow to warm up to ETFs, however, below are several convincing reasons to use them. The vast majority of ETFs were created to track ...

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  • Emerging Market Bond ETFs for Yield

    03-06-2013 06:34 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are taking a harder look across the fixed-income spectrum for alternative sources of yields. While many have branched into other U.S. debt securities such as junk bonds, investors can also browse through emerging market bond exchange traded funds to meet their income ne...

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  • Rising Interest in Riskier Emerging Market ETFs

    02-08-2013 06:25 AM by Tom Lydon

    After years entrenched in safe investments, investors are finally coming out of hiding and taking greater bets on riskier emerging market exchange traded funds. At the end of the fourth quarter, exchange traded product, which included ETFs and exchange traded notes, flows reve...

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  • Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price May Join Active ETF Pool

    01-16-2013 08:12 AM by Tom Lydon

    T. Rowe Price (NYSE: TROW) and Legg Mason (NYSE: LM) have received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to begin trading actively managed exchange traded funds. "I expect them to move fast," Robert Goldsborough, an ETF analyst with Morningstar, said in a Baltim...

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  • Mutual Fund Companies Readying Active ETFs

    01-15-2013 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    2013 could be the year that actively managed exchange traded funds finally take off. Two major catalysts are about to come together to get this sector off the ground early on this year. Actively managed ETFs have faced a few big challenges. For starters, many active managers w...

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  • A 'Bucket' ETF Retirement Strategy for Moderate Investors

    11-02-2012 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    For those seeking to invest toward their Golden Years, exchange traded fund products provide low-cost, diversified exposure to broad asset classes, allowing investors to remain hands-off and spend less time worrying about their nest egg. Christine Benz, Morningstar's director ...

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  • Three ETF Categories with Attractive Yields

    10-27-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The current environment of deleveraging debt has suppressed interest rates on traditional fixed-income investments. Consequently, investors will need to seek out other areas, such as corporates, emerging markets and Europe exchange traded funds, to fulfill their income needs. ...

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  • Six Emerging Market Bond ETFs with Attractive Yields

    10-14-2012 06:11 AM by Tom Lydon

    With attractive growth prospects and improving credit in the developing world, emerging market sovereign debt related exchange traded funds have garnered a lot of attention as investors seek yield generating assets. Overall, emerging market funds attracted $1.7 billion in asse...

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  • Finding the Best ETFs for Emerging Market Bonds

    09-13-2012 06:17 AM by Tom Lydon

    Bond assets play an important role in any traditional investment allocation strategy, but now, investors may utilize exchange traded funds to diversify away from U.S. debt and gain exposure to emerging market bonds. Emerging market bond ETFs are also offering attractive yields. ...

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  • ETFs for Investors Bearish on the U.S. Dollar

    09-10-2012 03:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Some investors use gold and precious metals ETFs to hedge against a weaker U.S. dollar. However, there are also "inverse" ETFs that short the dollar and profit from a declining greenback. For investors positioning for a weaker dollar, thePowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish ...

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  • Emerging Market Bond ETFs with Attractive Yields

    08-28-2012 07:12 AM by Tom Lydon

    As part of a diversified exchange traded fund portfolio, investors are including emerging market assets into the mix. Most are familiar with equity options, like those that track the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, but investors may also consider emerging market bond ETFs with entic...

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  • Active ETF Sector is Gaining Traction

    08-27-2012 10:03 AM by Tom Lydon

    The actively managed exchange traded fund category appears to be gaining momentum with the recent success ofthe PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND). There has been a slew of active ETFs recently launched, which has led many to wonder how active management is defined with an E...

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  • PowerShares Files Two Yield-Themed ETFs

    08-01-2012 04:43 PM by Tom Lydon

    Invesco PowerShares, the fourth largest exchange traded fund provider, is working on two new income generating funds, one to provide access to emerging market debt and another to dividend paying U.S. stocks. According to a SEC filing, the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend ...

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  • An Emerging Market Debt ETF for Growth

    06-19-2012 03:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are on the hunt for income, which has led many to the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt (NYSEArca: ELD) exchange traded fund. Emerging countries are touting the highest growth rates and in turn, are supporting a middle class that cultivates domestic economic growth...

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  • ProShares Files to Launch Active Emerging Market Bond ETF

    06-18-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After the launch of the PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND), the industry is seeing a renewed interest in actively managed exchange traded fund products. ProShares is the most recent provider to evince its desire to enter the space, filing for its first active plan with the S...

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  • High-Yield Emerging Market Bond ETFs Come with Risk

    06-04-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As income hunters take a more creative approach to eke out more yield, investors have increasingly turned to international debt and bond exchange traded funds. However, they need to remember that the higher yields also go hand-in-hand with added risks. With most U.S. bonds at ...

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  • Emerging Market Debt ETFs: High Yields, 'Risk-Balanced' Approach

    06-01-2012 01:08 PM by Tom Lydon

    Bond ETFs continue to see heavy buying as investors look for new fixed-income options and remain wary of stocks. Now, with all the traditionally conservative bond markets at full saturation, investors are branching out to other areas, adding emerging market debt exchange traded f...

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  • Emerging Market ETFs for Yield

    05-02-2012 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to fixed income investing, sometimes it pays to travel abroad. Emerging market debt focused exchange traded funds are offering opportunities to areas of the market that were once difficult to access. "Emerging markets have increased political and economic risks t...

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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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  • Investors Get More ETF Options for Emerging Market Bonds

    10-24-2011 03:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    BlackRock is the latest exchange traded fund provider to introduce an emerging markets local currency ETF. The iShares Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Fund (NYSEArca: LEMB) will compete with WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt (NYSEArca: ELD), Market Vectors Emerging ...

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  • What are ETFs? -- Diversified Bond Funds

    10-20-2011 11:59 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors looking for safety from volatile equity markets have piled into bond exchange traded funds. Taxable-bond ETFs have seen net inflows of nearly $28 billion year to date, according to Morningstar data through September. This is the biggest ETF intake for any asset class...

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  • Skittish Investors Flock to Bond ETFs

    10-13-2011 09:56 AM by John Spence

    Investors shaken by the Eurozone debt crisis and the volatility in stocks continue to flood into bond exchange traded funds. However, those who recently piled into U.S. Treasury ETFs have been hit by the rally in bond yields, which has pushed prices lower. [Treasury ETF Sell-O...

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  • These ETFs Earn A+ Ratings from TheStreet

    10-07-2011 08:22 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in inflation-protected bonds, U.S. Treasuries and Indonesian stocks earn top marks in the TheStreets latest ETF rankings. The financial news and data website has assigned 16 newly rated ETFs a "buy" rating based on a sufficient track record of...

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  • Volatility-Linked ETFs Rise to 2011 High

    10-03-2011 08:28 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Volatility-linked exchange traded products have rallied to a new high for 2011 as markets weigh the odds and potential consequences of a Greek default. Meanwhile, the equity markets closed on a low note last week on roughly average trading volumes. Of particular interest were ...

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  • Surveying Actively Managed ETFs

    09-28-2011 09:18 AM by Tom Lydon

    Actively managed exchange traded funds have been hyped as the industry's next big growth area, but so far assets represent a small portion of the overall business. Despite regulatory hold-ups and portfolio disclosure issues, many investment managers are lining up to list activ...

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  • Investors Betting Against the Dollar with New ETFs: Analysis

    08-09-2011 11:08 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have been directing cash to new exchange traded funds that invest in commodities and emerging markets bonds to hedge against a weaker U.S. dollar, according to a report. These ETFs can offer investors a safe haven from a depreciating greenback. Investors are worried ...

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  • Playing a Weaker Dollar Without Currency ETFs

    06-20-2011 01:26 PM by Tom Lydon

    Bearish sentiment against the dollar remains strong even with the Eurozone debt crisis as investors continue to fear challenges in the U.S. on debt and spending. There are other ways to profit from a weaker greenback than just currency ETFs, some analysts point out. Certain ex...

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  • Actively Managed ETFs Reach Milestone

    01-11-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The actively managed exchange traded fund (ETF) industry surged to a milestone of its own at the close of 2010. Actively managed ETFs, which have struggled to gain more of the spotlight, moved past the $3 billion in assets mark last year, reports Murray Coleman at Barron's. [W...

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  • The Case for Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    12-14-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The high-and-low hunt for yield has led many an investor to look at emerging market bond exchange traded funds (ETFs). Yield isn't the only thing to like about them, though. There's a lot of concern about the balance sheets of developed countries - Ireland, Greece, Spain, Ita...

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  • How QEII Could Affect the Bond ETF Market

    10-28-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Quantitative easing part two could be right around the corner, and investors are already scrambling in the bond exchange traded fund (ETF) markets. It may be time to rethink what type of bonds one might want in a bond portfolio. PIMCO's Bill Gross recently likened the governme...

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  • Behind the Rush for Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    10-05-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's not just emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs) that are in favor with investors these days. They're also stampeding to own the debt of developing countries. Yield-starved investors are rushing to emerging market bonds for two primary reasons: the attractive yields ...

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  • A Slow Evolution in Indexing for Sovereign Debt ETFs

    09-03-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A prominent figure in the exchange traded fund (ETF) world describes a RAFI fundamental index evolution, which will help achieve greater returns at lower risks. However, there is a caveat. ETF traders will have to see this slow change over the next 10 years. Olivier Ludwig for...

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  • New ETFs: Emerging Market Debt, Smartphones

    08-10-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The exchange traded fund (ETF) options for investing in emerging market debt just grew by one, with the addition of a new fund from WisdomTree. The WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund (NYSEArca: ELD) is designed to provide exposure to emerging market debt...

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  • WisdomTree Files for More Currency ETFs

    07-09-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree, the New York-based fund company known for its fundamentally weighted indexes focusing on dividend and income exchange traded funds (ETFs), is taking their franchise another step further. The ETF provider files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for ...

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