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  • Emerging Markets Bond ETF Plays to Endure Fed Hikes

    03-17-2017 11:32 AM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging markets bonds, including those denominated in local currencies, are among the asset classes viewed as vulnerable to the Federal Reserve raising interest rates. However, that theory is not etched in stone and some emerging markets bond exchange traded funds can end...

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  • Being Selective With Emerging Markets Bond ETFs

    02-14-2017 10:35 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds holding emerging markets debt were among the asset classes believed to be potentially vulnerable Donald Trump's presidency. After tumbling immediately following Election Day, the dollar-denominated funds such as the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Market...

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  • Hot Bond ETFs to Tackle Today's Fixed-Income Environment

    02-09-2017 05:29 PM by Max Chen

    The fixed-income market has enjoyed a record run as yields declined over the past three decades, but we are looking at a rising rate environment ahead. Consequently, bond investors can look to a number of alternative exchange traded fund strategies to help ease the transition. ...

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  • Emerging Bond ETFs Could Offer Opportunities in New Year

    01-06-2017 04:01 PM by Max Chen

    Emerging market bonds and related exchange traded funds have weakened ever since Donald Trump won the elections and promised to enact protectionist policies, but recent selling could provide a good entry point for long-term investors. The recent sell-off led to value in emergi...

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  • Time to Take a Second Look at Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    12-19-2016 04:47 PM by Max Chen

    Following Donald Trumps election day win, investors sold off emerging market assets and related exchange traded funds in a knee-jerk reaction to the President-elect's protectionist rhetoric and strengthening U.S. dollar. With the dust settling, some investors are taking a second ...

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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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  • Dollar Drama for These Popular ETFs

    11-22-2016 12:44 PM by Tom Lydon

    Low interest rates and dollar weakness seen earlier this year combined to make for a perfect storm for emerging markets and the relevant exchange traded funds, including dollar-denominated funds such as the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB) to ...

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  • Emerging Market ETFs Continue to Offer Attractive Value

    11-08-2016 05:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    The bull market is getting long in the tooth and more stock investors are growing cautious. Nevertheless, people should still stay invested and look to undervalued segments, such as emerging market exchange traded funds. In a volatile 2016, investors have pulled out about $...

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  • How The U.S. Election Can Impact Emerging Markets Bond ETFs

    11-04-2016 10:32 AM by Tom Lydon

    Scores of international asset classes are seen as potentially vulnerable to the outcome of next week's U.S. presidential election. Some investors believe the same rings true for emerging markets bonds and the corresponding exchange traded funds, which have been among this year...

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  • Emerging Market Bond ETFs Attract Record Inflows

    10-04-2016 04:09 PM by Max Chen

    Emerging market bond exchange traded funds are quickly growing in popularity in a low-rate environment as yield-starved investors turn to alternative venues in search of a little extra income. According to BlackRock data, emerging market bond ETFs attracted some $5.8 billi...

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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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  • Emerging Market Bond ETFs are Still Alluring

    08-16-2016 10:40 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds holding emerging markets debt have been among this years more impressive asset classes. That after a year in which dollar-denominated funds such as the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB) to local currency fare such as the Marke...

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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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  • Going Local With Emerging Markets Bond ETFs

    06-24-2016 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging markets fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been among the best-performing ETFs this year that offer exposure to developing economies. Although investors often prefer the funds that hold dollar-denominated emerging markets debt, rebounding currencies indicate ...

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  • Emerging Bond ETFs as a Potential Value Play

    06-20-2016 05:07 PM by Tom Lydon

    In the ongoing search for yield, exchange traded fund investors may consider diversifying with emerging market bonds to generate more attractive payouts. Supporting the global fixed-income market, central banks have implemented zero and even negative interest rate policies, al...

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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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  • 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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  • ETFs for a Dovish Fed: Asset Categories Investors Will Target

    04-06-2016 07:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve is slated to release minutes of last month's meeting today, clarifying the central bank's decision to stand pat on interest rates. The closer look into the Fed's inner workings may also help steer investors toward certain exchange traded funds for this ongoing...

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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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  • The Thanksgiving Week ETF Asset Class Winner

    11-30-2015 01:00 PM by James Picerno

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US took the lead in last weeks shortened holiday trading week for the major asset classes via a set of proxy ETFs. Vanguard REIT (VNQ) climbed nearly 1.0%, a comfortable edge over last weeks number-two performer for the four trading da...

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  • Emerging Markets Equity ETFs' Rally Unconvincing

    11-09-2015 01:00 PM by James Picerno

    Equities in emerging markets took the lead last week, delivering the strongest gain among the major asset classes via a set of proxy ETFs. Vanguard Emerging Markets (VWO) popped 1.6% for the week through Nov. 6, edging out the number-two performer: US equities based on Vanguard T...

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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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  • Emerging Market Bond ETFs Pullback as Fears Mount

    06-01-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Fixed-income investors are selling riskier emerging market bond exchange traded funds as improving economic conditions fuel speculation of an interest rate hike. U.S.-dollar-denominated emerging market bond funds are faltering. Over the past month, iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emer...

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  • Emerging Market Bond ETF Opportunities

    05-28-2015 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In a stubbornly low yield environment, fixed-income investors can turn to emerging market bond exchange traded funds to generate more attractive returns and diversify their investment portfolios. For instance, investors can access local currency-denominated emerging market deb...

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  • Mind Your Global ETF's Currency Exposure

    03-10-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the U.S. dollar continues its forward march, foreign currency exposure will be a significant risk for international exchange traded fund investors. Rich Bernstein of Richard Bernstein Advisors argues that the U.S. dollar will continue to appreciate against a basket of forei...

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  • A Return to Emerging Market ETFs

    02-04-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    While developed markets languished, investors turned to emerging markets and related exchange traded funds for a cheaper play on global markets. Emerging equities are outperforming developed markets. Year-to-date, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) rose 1.1%...

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  • ECB Stimulus to Fuel Emerging Market ETFs

    01-23-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the European Central Bank turns on its printing press, emerging market assets and related exchange traded funds could sop up all the excess liquidity. Emerging market ETFs, like the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NY...

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  • A Sampling of TD Ameritrades Commission-Free ETF Offerings

    01-03-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the exchange traded funds industry continue to boom, various brokerage houses are racing to get in on the action. A popular tactic for capturing ETF assets from registered investment advisors, financial planners and retail investors has been to offer menus of ETFs on a co...

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  • Supplement a Fixed-Income Portfolio with EM Bond ETFs

    10-09-2014 03:36 PM by Max Chen

    Emerging market bond exchange traded funds can potentially enhance an investment portfolio's returns through income and capital appreciation, along with diversifying away from an overweight U.S. exposure. On the recent webcast, The New Worlds of Emerging Markets Bonds, Francis...

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  • Income Diversification with Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    10-08-2014 03:25 PM by Max Chen

    When diversifying an investment portfolio with overseas allocations, people should not neglect their fixed-income portion. With exchange traded funds, investors can include emerging market debt exposure as well. On the upcoming webcast, The New Worlds of Emerging Markets Bonds...

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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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  • Considering Your Emerging Market Bond ETF Options

    08-22-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    With more exchange traded fund options now available, fixed-income investors can expand their portfolios to include emerging market debt exposure. However, not all ETFs are created equal, so potential investors should review the various offerings before diving in. For starters...

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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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  • Institutional Investors Return to Emerging Markets Bonds

    05-12-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Exchange traded funds holding emerging markets debt have been among this years more impressive asset classes. That after a year in which dollar-denominated funds such as the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB) to local currency fare such as the Ma...

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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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  • 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 ETF.com da...

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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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  • Brazil ETFs: Close to Attractive, But

    02-21-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Exchange traded funds tracking Brazil, Latin Americas largest economy, have disappointments for a while now. The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSArca: EWZ), the largest Brazil ETF by assets, has endured the brunt of investors waning enthusiasm for the once beloved emerging mar...

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  • Its Not All Bad in Emerging Market Debt ETFs

    01-29-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber

    For as bad as equity-based emerging markets exchange traded funds have been this year, and they have been rather dismal, their bond counterparts have at least been significantly less bad. In some cases, emerging markets bond ETFs have even been decent. Still, some ETFs that ho...

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  • Risks Still Abound in Indonesia

    01-28-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Even with Mondays losses, the Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEArca: IDX) and the iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSEArca: EIDO) are off an average of 3.1% this year. That is a far better showing than almost 9% loss for the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM)...

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  • How Fed Tightening Endangers Emerging Market ETFs

    12-16-2013 03:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investment managers have piled into the developing markets, riding the flow of easy money. However, once the money supply tightens, emerging market exchange traded funds could fall into a recession. With rising expectations of Fed tightening, the U.S. dollar will strengthen, p...

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  • Emerging Markets Bond ETFs Look to a Better 2014

    12-16-2013 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Among emerging markets bond exchange traded funds, a once hot corner of the ETF universe, 2013 will go down as a year to forget. That sentiment applies to both dollar-denominated and local currency funds. Due in large part to fears about the Federal Reserve tapering its asset-...

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  • Market Vectors Unveils Changes to LatAm Bond ETF

    12-10-2013 12:01 PM by Tom Lydon

    Market Vectors today unveiled the previously announced changes to the exchange traded fund formerly known as the Market Vectors LatAm Aggregate Bond ETF. That ETF, which traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker BONO, is now the Market Vectors EmergingMarkets Aggr...

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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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  • Outflows From Asian Bond Funds Slow a Bit

    12-04-2013 11:29 AM by Tom Lydon

    Due to weakening currencies and rising current account deficits in some emerging Asian nations along with fears of Federal Reserve tapering, investors have pulled billions of dollars from funds with heavy exposure to Asian debt. In what may be a sign of some good news for sele...

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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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  • A Chat With Market Vectors on MOAT, EM Bond ETFs

    11-01-2013 08:15 AM by Max Chen

    Investors can navigate a changing market environment through specialized equity and fixed-income Market Vectors exchange traded funds. ETF Trends Tom Lydon sat down with Ed Lopez, Marketing Director for Market Vectors, and Patrick Finn, CFA, Director, ETF Business Development ...

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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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  • Emerging Market Bond ETFs: Use Caution as Rates Rise

    06-27-2013 09:46 AM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging market bond ETFs have been a popular destination for investors looking for extra yield but the funds have posted steep loses as U.S. Treasury rates rise on Federal Reserve tapering talk. Developing market debt ETFs are oversold and could be due for a bounce, but some ...

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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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  • 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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  • Emerging Market Bond ETF: Higher Yield, Less Debt

    11-19-2012 08:43 AM by Tom Lydon

    While the U.S. and many other developed markets have low interest rates, yield starved investors will need to expand their horizons to generate income. For instance, given the attractive rates in developing economies, emerging market bond exchange traded funds offer an opportunit...

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  • Emerging Market Bond ETFs: Looking Overseas for Yield

    10-29-2012 08:28 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the Federal Reserve continues to pump liquidity into financial markets and interest rates stay low, investors are turning to emerging market fixed-income assets and exchange traded funds for quality, capital growth and, most importantly, yields. Analysts at Ned Davis Resear...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Emerging Market Debt ETFs Come Into Favor

    08-28-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the world's largest bond manager, what PIMCO does is closely watched. So, when they reduced their holdings of U.S. government debt, people took notice. And when they increased their holdings of emerging market debt, that really got some attention. The waning appetite for fo...

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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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  • 3 ETF Strategies for Emerging Market Debt

    08-04-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    When trading in the emerging market space, equity exchange traded funds (ETFs) are usually the go-to investment. However, the market for emerging market debt is steadily rising and may be a viable alternative to investing in emerging economies. Fixed-income assets are legal, c...

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  • New ETFs: Currencies, Active Management and More

    07-23-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Market Vectors today launched its newest exchange traded fund (ETF), designed to give investors exposure to an index of bonds that are issued in the local currency of emerging markets. The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMLC) is the f...

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