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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Some Help for Emerging Markets Bond ETFs

    03-07-2014 01:54 PM by Tom Lydon

    Volatility in the developing economies pressured riskier assets at the start of the year, but investment money is slowly trickling back into emerging market debt country-specific exchange traded funds. Barclays data reveals that foreigners, notably institutional investors, are...

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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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  • 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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  • iShares: The Great Duration Rotation Continues But For How Long?

    04-18-2013 03:31 PM by Matt Tucker -- iShares Head of Fixed Income Strategy

    In an earlier post I examined the mysterious rise in interest rates that we have seen in the first quarter the past few years. Each year weve seen rates creep higher from January to March, and each year rates have ended December lower than where they started out earlier in the ye...

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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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  • 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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  • Bond ETF Ideas for Higher Yields

    04-25-2012 01:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors that are seeking income have to balance their investment decision between increasing risk to gain yield or accepting a lower payoff. Certain exchange traded funds from different fixed income asset classes are offering decent yields. "In assessing these two options, i...

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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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