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  • 12 Europe ETFs to Watch as Brexit Loses Momentum

    06-20-2016 02:02 PM by Max Chen

    Global markets bounced Monday, with Europe-related exchange traded funds leading the charge, after polls revealed a rising number of Brits leaning toward "remain" in the upcoming "Brexit" vote. On Monday, the iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETFs (NYSEArca: EWU), the largest U.K.-r...

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  • Eastern Europe ETFs Prove Durable...Sort Of

    08-24-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    It is becoming increasingly difficult to find pockets of strength in the developing world. Latin American stocks are in the midst of a dismal multi-year stretch and China's recent currency devaluation has plagued numerous emerging Asia markets and exchange traded funds. Howeve...

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  • Eastern Promises: Russia Lifts Emerging Europe ETFs

    04-08-2015 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    When Russian stocks sneeze, other Emerging Europe equity markets catch colds. That much was evident last year when the Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) plunged 47.2%, a drop that infected other Emerging Europe exchange traded funds. Last year, the iShares MSCI Emergin...

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  • Eastern Europe ETFs' Outlook Improves on a Stronger Europe

    01-26-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Eastern European markets and related exchange traded funds could also indirectly benefit from the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program as the stimulus could provide some spillover effects for neighboring states. For eastern European exposure, investors can monit...

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  • Falling Commodity Prices a Boon for Some EM ETFs

    11-11-2014 02:05 PM by Max Chen

    The weakness in the commodities market could help alleviate inflationary pressure in developing economies and bolster some emerging market stocks and exchange traded funds. According to Credit Suisse, cheaper commodities prices could diminish aggregate emerging market inflatio...

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  • The Selective Approach to Eastern Europe ETFs

    03-13-2014 01:27 PM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of the Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) are off 4.6% Thursday on volume that is already more than 40% above the daily average on news that armed Russian forces continue to gather along the Ukraine border. Including Thursdays tumble, RSX, the oldest and largest ...

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  • Don't Get Fooled by an ETF's Name

    04-01-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors should never be fooled into trading an exchange traded fund based solely on its moniker, lest they discover some nasty surprises down the line. While their moniker may give a sense of the what the investment covers, individuals will still need to do some homework on the...

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  • Best Emerging Market ETFs

    02-22-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With global growth, copious liquidity and low interest rates spurring riskier investment strategies, emerging market equities and exchange traded funds have been among the most attractive assets this year. "The main argument for investing in international equities is for diver...

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  • Eastern Europe ETFs Hold Steady...for Now

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

    While the developed European countries settle back to normal, albeit low, growth rates, Eastern Europe exchange traded funds (ETFs) could reflect the rocketing growth of emerging European nations. But as with any emerging market, there are some threats to be wary of. Vienna In...

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  • Factory Orders Mildly Push ETFs Higher

    01-04-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Factory orders surged last month, giving exchange traded funds (ETFs) enough gas in early trading to be slightly higher. Factory orders unexpectedly jumped in November by 0.7%. This further adds to the momentum seen in the U.S. economy lately, especially in light of the fact ...

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  • Poland ETF: A Haven Away from the Eurozone

    12-12-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    If you're looking for a haven from the eurozone troubles, Poland may well be it. You can play one of Eastern Europe's most compelling growth stories with several exchange traded funds (ETFs). Poland is the largest of the European Union's former communist countries. Despite ...

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  • Eastern Europe ETFs: Inflows Coming Later?

    06-13-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investment inflows into the fast-growing economies of Eastern Europe and their exchange traded funds (ETFs) may have slowed last year and into this year, but those in the know suggest that this isn't going to be the case for long. Central and Eastern European countries may att...

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  • ETFs to Watch As Hungary's Debt Crisis Unfolds

    06-08-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors were rocked last week with more dire news emerging from Europe. This time, its Hungarys economic crisis that threatens to put the country into bankruptcy. A Hungary specific exchange traded fund (ETF) does not exist, but there are funds with exposure that you may want t...

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  • 5 'Other' Emerging Market ETFs Outperforming EEM and VWO

    04-22-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    We all know about the two major emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs) iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSEArca:EEM) and Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) that track the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. But there are plenty of other ways to get exposure to developing...

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  • Eastern Europe ETFs May Outstrip the Rest of E.U.

    03-07-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the European Union is burdened with heavy debts and a series of financial scares, it's not all gloom in Europe. In fact, Central and Eastern European exchange traded funds (ETFs) have made strides as others have stumbled. Vienna-based think tank wiiw stated that Central...

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  • Greece, Spain, Portugal: Hope In Sight for ETFs?

    02-09-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) reacted well to news that European officials could be moving to save Greece from its increasingly disconcerting debt crisis. But the crisis is far from over - we've still got Spain to contend with. European leaders are reportedly plann...

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  • 6 ETFs to Play the World Economic Recovery

    02-08-2010 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    There's no doubt about it: the global economic recovery is happening. However, every region is recovering at its own pace, which means investors could see some uneven moves in the months to come. The varying levels of recovery should play out in exchange traded funds (ETFs), too...

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  • Discrepancies in Defining 'Emerging Market' ETFs

    11-23-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging market countries are spearheading the recovery in the global economy and providing returns upwards of 50% this year in related exchange traded funds (ETFs). But the definition of what makes an emerging market varies from index to index. An emerging market economy is o...

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  • Poland ETF: A Good Place To Start Investing?

    11-21-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Poland may be one of the lucky few economies that has evaded the recession this year. A major exchange traded fund (ETF) provider has also taken notice and a Poland-specific ETF could be coming out soon. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that Poland's "limited relia...

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  • Why Russia's ETF Could See Growth, But Slowly

    11-13-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Russia has finally emerged out of its recessionary slump, but the economy and country-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) may not move onward and upward as quickly as times past. According to the World Bank, the post-crisis environment in Russia provided the necessary catalys...

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  • Beyond the BRICs - Other Emerging Market ETFs

    11-10-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China) have gotten the majority of investor attention, but there are other worthy emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs) that lie outside their boundaries. Many countries that fall under the emerging and or frontier market categories ...

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  • 4 Ways to Play Russia's Recovery With ETFs

    11-04-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Since declining by nearly 75% in 2008, Russia has shown a quick turnaround in 2009. Lingering problems, however, still impede the recovery of the country's economy and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). Russia's GDP is expected contract 7.5% this year, and the government is...

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  • Eastern Europe ETF May Be a Way to Play Oil

    10-16-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The newest entrant into the iShares exchange traded fund (ETF) family is a fund that targets the emerging economy of Eastern Europe. But it might be worth looking under the hood to see if it's got the exposure you're seeking. The newiShares Emerging Markets Eastern Europe Inde...

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