WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund ETFFund
- Change -0.06 (-0.1%)
- Volume 0.07 M
4:00 PM EDT Apr 23, 2014
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- Assets $954.1M
- Expense Ratio 0.55%
- Yield 3.40%
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Fixed Income ETF
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund is an actively managed exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The fund seeks to achieve a high level of total returns consisting of both income and capital appreciation. The fund attempts to achieve its investment objective through investment in local debt denominated in the currencies of emerging market countries.
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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 ...
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...
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 ETF.com da...
03-31-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
On Friday, Moody's Investors Service placed Russia's 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 Moody's comes after Standard & Poor's earli...
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 America's largest economy are gaining more supporters. EWZ...
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 & Poor's Tuesday lowered the country's sovereign debt rating to BBB-, the lowest investment grade. "Mixed policy signalling ...
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...
03-20-2014 02:35 PM by Todd Shriber
Russia is the gift that just keeps on giving for traders and journalists with Thursday's big news pertaining to the "R" in BRIC being Standard & Poor's paring its outlook on Russian sovereign debt to negative from stable. S&P reaffirmed Russia's BBB foreign currency ra...
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 country's sovereign debt got a lift Thursday on news of it possibly seeing a large footprint in some major emerging markets bond indices...
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...
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...
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 Manage...
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...
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 it's time to stick to your guns in emerging markets but adopt a more defensive app...
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...
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...
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...
11-14-2013 11:10 AM by WisdomTree Investments
There have been a number of big stories impacting WisdomTree's 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...
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 ...
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 Reserve's ultra-loose monetary policy that weakened the dollar, yield-starved investors...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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...
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. ...
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, the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish...
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...
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 of the 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 a...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 TheStreet's latest ETF rankings. The financial news and data website has assigned 16 newly rated ETFs a "buy" rating based on a sufficient track record ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 governm...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...