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  • PowerShares to Switch 27 ETFs from NYSE to Nasdaq on Wednesday

    12-05-2016 03:25 PM by Brenton Garen

    Invesco PowerShares ETFs will transfer 27 ETFs from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to Nasdaq effective on market open this Wednesday. The switches will grow Nasdaqs total switches to 52 by the end of the year. Nasdaq will also close out 2016 with approximately 70 new listi...

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  • ETFs for Targeted Emerging Market Opportunities

    01-31-2016 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The developing world is showing uneven growth, with countries like Russia and Brazil floundering. Consequently, investors should pick their spots in the emerging markets and pay particular attention to exchange traded funds that track tech-heavy Taiwan, India, China and Korea. ...

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  • End of the Year ETF Performance Report

    12-31-2015 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced a wild ride this year, but with everything said and done, the markets are closing out 2015 pretty much where they started. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 1.5% over 2015. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite increase...

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  • The Case for Emerging Asia ETFs

    12-30-2015 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the Chinese economy slowed, commodity prices plunged and the Federal Reserve postured on its rate outlook, emerging markets and related exchange traded funds have been selling off, potentially opening an opportunity for contrarian investors. In 35 years of covering these...

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  • Even After a Flop, China ETFs Lead in 2015

    12-28-2015 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite a major sell-off in the late summer that dragged the country into a bear market, Chinese stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds have rebounded and remain the best performing investment this year. Among the top performing ETFs of the year, the Market Vectors ...

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  • Refining The Approach To China ETFs

    11-06-2015 04:00 PM by Max Chen

    With the dust settling after the China sell-off, Chinese tech stocks and related exchange traded funds have stood out this year, outperforming the broader emerging market. Year-to-date, KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (NasdaqGM: KWEB) rose 15.0%, Guggenheim China Technology...

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  • Qihoo Takeover bid Lifts Some China ETFs

    06-17-2015 01:25 PM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Qihoo 360 Technology (NYSE: QIHU), the Chinese maker of mobile security software, are up 7.5% Wednesday after the company received a buyout offer from a group CEO Hongyi Zhou. Zhous offer values his company at $77 per American depositary receipt, or $10.6 billion. Qi...

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  • China Internet ETFs Look to Rebound in 2015

    12-29-2014 02:16 PM by Todd Shriber

    Despite the fervor surrounding Alibabas (NYSE: BABA) September initial public offering, 2014 has been a disappointing year for exchange traded funds with exposure to Chinese Internet stocks. The silver lining in that scenario is that investors can scoop up ETFs such as the Kra...

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  • Weakening Banks Could Pressure Financial-Heavy China ETFs

    10-30-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    China's banking sector is weakening as profit growth slows, nonperforming loans rise and years of stimulus-driven ending begin to end. Consequently, investors looking into China-related exchange traded funds should monitor their financial sector exposures. For instance, the iS...

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  • China Stock ETFs Look Cheap After Protest Volatility

    10-06-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Traders have been dumping Chinese stocks traded on the Hong Kong exchange in the wake of pro-democracy protests. Consequently, Chinese stocks and related country-specific exchange traded funds are looking more attractive at these cheaper valuations after the bout of volatility. ...

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  • This ETF Should Hold Alibaba, When is Another Matter

    08-14-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Lets clear that headline up right off the bat. It is not a condemnation of the issuer behind the exchange traded fund highlighted here. Nor is it a criticism of the index provider or its methodology. With that out of the way and with news that Alibaba will commence the roadsho...

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  • Not Yet Public, Alibaba Impacts China Internet ETFs

    08-12-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, has yet to commence its initial public offering, but the company is already affecting some exchange traded funds that feature large allocations to Chinese Internet stocks. Alibaba is expected to list its shares on the New York Stock Excha...

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  • These ETFs Hold a VIP of Internet Stocks

    07-31-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Internet and social media exchange traded funds, along with those ETFs focusing on initial public offerings, got some help Wednesday when shares of Twitter surged 20%. Yelp (NYSE: YELP) chipped in as well with a gain of nearly 9% and plenty of folks are talking about Facebook ...

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  • May Flowers for China Internet ETFs? Maybe

    05-22-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    By now, most investors that actively follow momentum stocks know the tale of woe regarding once high-flying Chinese Internet names. Things were going according to plan until early March when the air was let out of the momentum balloon. Heading into Wednesdays trading session, ...

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  • The Value Shift is on in Emerging Markets, Too

    05-05-2014 06:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The recent woes suffered by momentum stocks and exchange traded funds are well-documented. At this point, it is not a stretch to say plenty of investors are aware that ETFs that were last years darlings have fallen out of favor. That list includes large, well-known funds such ...

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  • Ctrip Takeover Rumor Lifts China Internet ETFs

    04-08-2014 02:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds holding Chinese Internet stocks received some much needed good news Tuesday on speculation (NasdaqGS: CTRP), sometimes described as the Priceline (NasdaqGS: PCLN) of China, is a takeover target. Shares of Ctrip are higher by 9.4% in late trading...

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  • In Return to EM ETFs, Investors Skipping China

    04-02-2014 10:53 AM by Todd Shriber

    Data indicate investors are returning to emerging markets exchange traded funds and that includes once controversial single-country funds in addition to diversified plays such as the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYS...

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  • Getting Selective With Emerging Markets

    01-12-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Widely held emerging markets exchange traded funds have done nothing to convince wary investors this year will be better than the last. The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), the two largest emerging ma...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Leveraged China

    01-03-2014 11:36 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    After displaying technical leadership in the context of the broader Emerging Markets, Chinas relative strength has all of a sudden stopped short, as evidenced by the recent gap-down action in FXI (iShares China Large Cap, Expense Ratio 0.72%) as well as broad EM proxies like EEM ...

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  • A China ETF Ready to Roar Again

    12-26-2013 12:19 PM by Todd Shriber

    A look at some the largest China exchange traded funds could imply this has been a lost year for ETFs providing access to the worlds second-largest economy. However, there have been pockets of impressive among small, less mainstream China ETFs in 2013 with the Powershares Gold...

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  • Some International ETFs Topped the S&P 500 This Year

    12-16-2013 08:45 AM by Todd Shriber

    For a good portion of 2013, analysts, money managers and pundits made it seem as though as U.S. stocks were the only game in town. With few exceptions, Japan being one, global stocks and exchange traded funds spent most of this year not being viewed as credible complements or ...

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  • 10 Best Global ETFs of 2013

    12-13-2013 01:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    Although emerging markets, and for that matter some developed markets, have struggled in 2013, the year has not been a complete wash for investors that embrace global exchange traded funds. That is assuming the right global ETFs have been embraced. ETFs linked to some of 2012s...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: China Time

    12-04-2013 01:30 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    In spite of recent headwinds in the Emerging Markets space (primarily weakness in Brazil), the largest and most well-known China Equity related fund FXI (iShares FTSE China Large-Cap, Expense Ratio 0.74%) has pulled in assets recently (+$200 million), vaulting this fund over the ...

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  • Loan Problems Weigh on China ETFs

    11-21-2013 03:34 PM by Tom Lydon

    China exchange traded funds surged this week, but investors shouldn't get too caught up in the euphoria as market observers point to lingering problems in the Chinese financial sector. The iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI) is up 8.4% over the past week. FXI is relati...

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  • Reform-Minded Beijing Lifts China ETFs

    11-15-2013 11:41 AM by Todd Shriber

    Some of the major China exchange traded funds, namely the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI) have been struggling in recent session, but that trend reversed course Friday on news of surprise reforms courtesy of Chinese policymakers. Shares of FXI, the largest and most...

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  • A Surprisingly Good Year for Some China ETFs

    10-28-2013 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI), the largest China ETF, is down 7.6% this year, a loss that is more than twice as bad as the downturn for the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO). That does not mean all China ETFs have been disappointments. Severa...

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  • 10 ETF Investments That Got the Most Bang for Your Buck

    10-08-2013 01:14 PM by Tom Lydon

    Riding out tax hikes, interest rate risk and geopolitical tensions, the broad equity markets touched historic highs this year, with alternative energy, biotech and technology stock exchange traded funds leading the pack. In the technology space, social media stocks are experie...

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  • September & Q3 ETF Performance Report

    09-30-2013 02:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite a brief Fed policy scare, U.S. stocks and equity-based exchange traded funds raced to all-time highs as the easy money fueled rally continued through the third quarter. However, the euphoria waned near quarter's end on fears of a looming U.S. government shutdown and polit...

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  • Broad Equities, Stock ETFs Experience Record Week

    08-02-2013 02:23 PM by Tom Lydon

    Broad market equities and stock exchange traded funds stumbled around in sideways trading at the start of the week but jumped as a combination of economic strength and accommodative central bank policies pushed the Dow and S&P 500 to all-time highs. The S&P 500 gained ...

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  • China ETFs for Jim Rogers' Bullish View

    02-07-2013 06:26 AM by Tom Lydon

    At the 2013 ETF Virtual Summit, investment guru Jim Rogers pointed out the growing need to expand and diversify an investment portfolio with commodities. Specifically, Rogers recently highlighted the rising growth story in China. In my view, China is going to be the most impor...

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  • China ETF Trading Picks Up on Rally, Leadership Transition

    11-12-2012 08:21 AM by Tom Lydon

    A rally in Chinese stocks since mid-September has bolstered emerging market ETFs as the country gears up for its once-in-a-decade leadership transition. The iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund (NYSEArca: FXI) has pulled back the past three sessions but the 50-day moving average h...

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  • Domestic Consumption Slowdown Hits China ETFs

    07-25-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Shares of Chinese companies that trade in New York or in Asia have faced major resistance as China's economy slows. Exchange traded funds that track these companies have had varied results, but could be in for more headwinds as domestic consumption wanes. "There is growing inv...

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  • ETF Spotlight: China

    04-05-2012 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Over the past 10 years, China has been one of the best performing emerging markets, leaving investors wondering if this can sustain. Chinese shares and exchange traded funds still have a role within investors' portfolios, due to the nation's status as the second largest economy i...

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  • Are China ETFs In for a Hard Landing?

    03-21-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    China exchange traded funds have been losing ground in March on renewed fears the fast-growing market may be in for a hard landing as the country tempers its economic outlook. Global markets were unsettled Tuesday on concerns over China's steel production and after the nation ...

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  • China ETFs Fall on Growth Concerns

    03-20-2012 10:22 AM by John Spence

    China exchange traded funds fell more than 2% on Tuesday after the country raised fuel prices and a BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) executive said Chinas steel production is slowing. The $6.4 billion iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund (NYSEArca: FXI) slipped 2.2% in early trading. The ...

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  • China ETFs Slip on Lower Growth Forecast

    03-05-2012 07:57 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that invest in China were lower Monday after the country cut its 2012 economic growth target from 8% to 7.5%, an eight-year low. Wen Jiabao, Chinas premier, also said the nation needs to boost domestic consumption to reduce its reliance on exports. 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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  • ETF Chart of the Day: China

    02-03-2012 11:30 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    At last count we tallied 27 exchange traded fund products that are now listed on the market that are focused on the Chinese equity and fixed income markets. To say that this segment of the ETF market has experienced "growth" is a gross understatement, as many in the industry will...

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  • How China ETFs Have Sidestepped a Hard Landing

    02-02-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds tracking China have rallied in 2012 and moved above the 200-day average on hopes officials have engineered a soft landing for the economy. China has lowered bank reserve requirements and kept interest rates low in an effort to stimulate the economy and it...

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  • China ETFs: Year of the Dragon

    01-23-2012 02:02 PM by John Spence

    China exchange traded funds are rallying as the country kicks off the Lunar New Year holiday on Monday. Investors are hoping the Year of the Dragon will prove profitable for Chinese stocks. The $6.5 billion iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund (NYSEArca: FXI) recently broke above ...

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  • China ETFs Bolstered by Reserve Cut

    12-02-2011 02:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    China is giving its banks leeway to do more lending as it grows more comfortable with inflation numbers. Exchange traded funds have gotten a boost this week on hopes the move will stoke the Chinese economy, which has been showing signs of slowing down. "You look at the liquidi...

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  • Lower Inflation Gives China ETFs Breathing Room

    11-11-2011 09:57 AM by Tom Lydon

    Inflation is on the decline for the third consecutive month in China, giving policy makers more options to help kick-start the sputtering economy. Investors are speculating that Beijing may ease monetary policy, giving Chinese stocks and focused exchange traded funds a chance to...

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  • China ETF Soars 30% from October Low

    11-04-2011 11:28 AM by Tom Lydon

    The iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund (NYSEArca: FXI) followed global stocks lower Friday on the Eurozone debt crisis with a decline of more than 2%, but the nearly $7 billion exchange traded fund has bounced about 30% from its October low. China ETFs have perked up over the la...

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  • China ETFs Slumping Again

    10-20-2011 09:09 AM by Tom Lydon

    The largest exchange traded fund tracking China, down over 20% this year, could be rolling over again following a bounce earlier this month. The $6 billion iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund (NYSEArca: FXI) has pulled back over the past week after rallying close it its 50-day mo...

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  • China and the European Debt Crisis

    09-20-2011 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    European stock exchange traded funds were rising Tuesday despite rumblings out of China. A Chinese state bank reportedly stopped foreign exchange forwards and swaps trading with several European banks due to the debt crisis. The European banks include French lenders Societe Ge...

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  • China ETFs Down on Week Despite Solid GDP Data

    07-15-2011 01:13 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in China have pulled back this week despite the country reporting a nearly 10% jump in gross domestic product for the economy. China ETFs are in the red for 2011 with several interest-rate hikes by the central bank in an effort to cool rampant...

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  • China ETFs Wrestle with Rate Hikes, Inflation

    07-08-2011 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in China are essentially flat this year as the central bank keeps boosting interest rates in a bid to quell high inflation. Officials are trying to engineer a "soft landing" for the economy after years of stimulus-fueled growth. The largest ET...

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  • China ETFs May Be The Most Promising of Asian Emerging Markets

    06-03-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    China exchange traded funds (ETFs) could maintain a steady pace as the country's economy will likely outshine neighboring Asian economies. According to Bloomberg's Economic Momentum Index for Developing Asia, China will be able to maintain sustainable, rapid growth over the ne...

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  • China ETFs Trade Lower After Soft Manufacturing Data

    05-03-2011 07:31 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking China have been weak lately after a recent report showed manufacturing growth slowed in April. China's markets and ETFs continue to wrestle with inflationary pressures. Overall, Chinese banks have reported better-than-expected earnings. ...

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  • China ETFs in Focus After Inflation Rises 5.4%

    04-14-2011 12:07 PM by Tom Lydon

    China is still grappling with inflationary pressures, but exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in Chinese companies have rallied lately. Chinese consumer prices in March rose 5.4% over a year ago, driven by surging food costs, the AP reported Friday. Inflation in China...

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  • 2 Ways To Play China With ETFs

    03-13-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The story of rapid growth in China slowed down a bit, but now investors are wading back into the market and taking another look at this emerging market powerhouse. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track this country are an opportunity for those investors ready to get back in the...

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  • China ETFs: Challenges in the New Year

    01-04-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China steam-rolled right through 2010, but signs of overheating are starting to manifest. The government has stepped in to keep growth in check, but too much too soon is a risk China's exchange traded funds (ETFs) will face in the new year. China has plans to deal with its cha...

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  • China ETFs: Economic Indicators Are Looking Good

    11-30-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    One investment strategist points out a rather odd indicator of China's economic prowess and another fund manager sees China as the go-to investment opportunity as the lack of returns in developed markets send investors packing. There are several China-related exchange traded fund...

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  • China ETFs: An Opportunity, with Risk

    07-23-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China is producing great opportunities for intrepid investors who don't mind some risk in their diet. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) focused on China are a nice option to get broad-based exposure to help stomach the risk. The Shanghai Composite is down 22% year-to-date with much...

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  • 6 ETFs for Rising Imports

    07-13-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Every cloud has a silver lining. While imports are outpacing exports right now, that doesn't mean that opportunities to play this imbalance with exchange traded funds (ETFs) don't exist. The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in May for the second month as imports outpace...

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  • Asia ETFs: Developed or Emerging, You Have Options

    06-24-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have made it easier for the regular investor to gain access to China and other Asian emerging markets. Still, emerging economies aren't for the conservatives at heart since they come with greater risk and higher volatility. The iShares FTSE/Xinhua ...

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  • China ETFs, Rising Wages and the Trade Deficit

    06-09-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China's currency is undervalued by as much as 40%, making the country's exports rock-bottom cheap. But wages are rising along with the cost of doing business in the country. What happens next could have implications for exchange traded funds (ETFs), global economies and consumers...

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  • Tom Lydon Makes His Current ETF Picks on CNBC

    05-28-2010 09:12 AM by Tom Lydon

    Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC this morning to make his exchange traded fund (ETF) picks in the current market climate, as well as to discuss the CNBC Model Portfolios. Watch now to learn more!

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  • China ETFs: Foreign Investors Look at Long-Term Prospects

    05-27-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    China has expressed confidence in Europe's economy and debt, giving exchange traded funds (ETFs) a nice bounce today. But have investors been extending that same confidence to China's growing economy? Perhaps not lately, though there are still reasons to watch the country. For...

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  • ETFs That Could Benefit as BRICs Get Stronger

    05-17-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Last year, leaders from Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) floated the idea of conducting trade without relying on the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency. At the group's second summit in Brazil last month, BRIC countries voiced the need for big changes that could add to the st...

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  • 3 Reasons to Approach China ETFs With Caution

    04-23-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) have stalled somewhat in the momentum built up in the second half of 2009, but don't let that get you down. There's still plenty happening in the economy to pique investor interest - with caution. China's economy is a powerhouse, no ...

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  • The Top ETFs to Play International Consumers

    03-26-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    For as long as anyone can remember, the power consumers have been domiciled in the United States and it was our spending powering retail exchange traded funds (ETFs). That's no longer. Emerging markets are now taking the lead in consuming goods, so that's where those hawking thei...

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  • China ETF Plays: One Country, Many Options

    02-21-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The media may be focusing on China's problems of the day, but China's fundamentals look sound and the country's related exchange traded funds (ETFs) may reflect conditions that are just right. From the start of the year to last Wednesday, the Shanghai Composite Index and Hong ...

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  • China Infrastructure ETF: A Long-Term Play on Growth Story

    02-17-2010 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging Global Shares, an exchange traded fund (ETF) provider that specializes in emerging market sector plays, is out with a first-of-its kind fund aimed at capitalizing on the growth in Chinese infrastructure. The Emerging Global Shares China Infrastructure (NYSEArca: CHXX)...

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  • China's Buying Spree: A Boon for Commodity ETFs?

    02-10-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    China's lust for raw materials seems rather insatiable these days as the country buys and invests in them at every opportunity. But the increased demand for raw materials may be a boon for commodities-related exchange traded funds (ETFs). China Investment Corp., the country's ...

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  • China ETFs: Why There's More Growth Forecast in 2010

    02-04-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China has been an economic hot spot over the past few years. Even as the global economy grew weaker last year, the country remained on track and kept backward momentum to a minimum. Now that a global recovery is in the offing, keep an eye on China's exchange traded funds (ETFs)....

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  • China ETFs: Will Efforts to Boost Investment Pay Off?

    01-12-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors seeking to gain exposure to China have utilized exchange traded funds (ETFs), but now the country is beginning to open up its capital markets to foreign investors, with caution. The new Chinese policy may provide better efficiency in the markets. China's economy has ...

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  • China's Economy and ETFs at a Crossroads

    11-22-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    China's economy appears to have pulled itself out of the global recession at a steady clip, but will related shares and exchange traded funds (ETFs) be able to maintain the gains? The Year of the Ox may be the Year of the Bull instead. Among the reasons to like China as an inv...

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  • Obama Heads to China; What It Means for ETFs

    11-19-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    President Barack Obama is visiting China and promoting better economics ties between the two nations. Will his words bring about change or will China's economy, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), march to its own tune? The U.S. trade deficit grew to a more-than-e...

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  • China ETFs: Are Country's Issues a Barrier?

    11-12-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Observers are noting the rise of China while other countries are languishing. Still, China's economy and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be hindered if the country's domestic issues are not addressed. Many politicians and intellectuals feel that the balance of power...

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  • Your ETF Choices When Investing In China

    10-25-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As a recovery slowly but surely takes hold in the United States, China and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) remain attractive and for good reason. According to Patricia Oey at Morningstar, China's Shanghai Composite Index is up 60% year-to-date, the nation is expecting to se...

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  • How to Capture China's Runaway Growth With ETFs

    10-20-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    For the first nine months of 2008, China pulled off a 7% growth rate, and is on schedule to meet or beat the 8% targeted rate. If you've been feeling skittish, now might be the time to consider your exchange traded fund (ETF) options when it comes to this growing nation. Xiong...

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  • How China's Trade War May Impact ETFs

    09-17-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The trade dispute between the United State and China is impacting exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track their markets, with fourth quarter results leaving some investors uncomfortable. The trade disputes between the United States and China are likely to ripple throughout m...

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  • China's Growth Has an ETF Ripple Effect

    08-10-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The resumption of economic activity in China appears to be having a galvanizing effect on oil prices, oil-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) and oil futures. China's growth is having a ripple effect in other areas, as well. U.S. economic activity has been slow to recover, b...

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  • What U.S.-China Conversation Means for ETFs

    07-28-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The United States and China are examining their relationship in a strategic and deliberate attempt to establish a means for economies, and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) to continue to mend. Talks between the United States and China are going to focus on the global econ...

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  • China's ETFs Rebound, But Some Hurdles Remain

    07-16-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Second-quarter GDP growth shows that China and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are among the front-runners in the race to emerge from a recessionary climate. How'd they do that? The second-quarter reports from China show a GDP growth of 7.9%, exceeding the 7.8% ballp...

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  • As China Flirts With Protectionism, What's the Impact On ETFs?

    06-25-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As China continues to promote economic development and the prosperity of its economy and exchange traded funds (ETFs), could protectionism be emerging? The nation has started to adopt policies that aimed at encouraging exports while curbing imports by expanding three programs...

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  • Why China's Economy and ETFs Could Outpace Others

    06-18-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Like all countries, China is having some difficulties reshaping its economic engine. But unlike most countries, China's economy, and related exchange traded funds (ETFs), may have the potential to outstrip others. China's State Council recently stated that falling exports and ...

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  • The Ultimate Guide to the BRIC ETFs

    05-27-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    You are viewing an older ETF Trends article from 2009. You may be interested in reading our more current articles on Emerging Markets and Frontier Markets. Signs of a recovery are showing up in some surprising places - particularly, the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China)...

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  • Where China Is Spending to Save Its ETFs and Economy

    02-27-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The abrupt halt in China's immense growth has prompted the country's leaders to step in and provide relief for the ailing economy and, as a result, exchange traded funds (ETFs) targeting the emerging market. China's Communist Party has announced a hefty boost in public spendin...

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  • China's ETFs: What's the Good News?

    02-11-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It is no secret that Asian economies have been hit hard by the economic downturn, but just how hard can be gauged by the plummet in Chinese exports, as the country has become the barometer for both the region and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). There are bits of good news i...

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  • Comparing China's ETFs - Which One is Right for You?

    01-22-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Picking the right exchange traded fund (ETF) for China can be difficult but not impossible. So which one is right for you? That's a matter of what you're looking for. In the end, it all comes down to what kind of diversity you'd like, how the allocation is spread out among ind...

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  • How Chinas Spending Plan Affects Materials, ETFs

    12-31-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China has a stimulus plan of its own, and their shopping spree is based upon raw materials and energy, in an attempt to salvage investments and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Announced in early November, the stimulus package was targeted to maintain growth at 8% for the year 20...

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  • What Government Meeting in China Means for ETFs

    12-11-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury secretary Henry Paulson met with Chinese officials to discuss the economies this week, but as major issues went unresolved, the impact on the country's exchange traded funds (ETFs) in a positive waycould be minimal. The talks gave way to a stream of achievements incl...

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  • China's ETFs: Ripe for the Picking?

    12-09-2008 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    In an effort to jump start China's economy, the Chinese government cut key lending rates and pledged a $580 billion stimulus package. This may be great for unsticking the wheels of China's economy, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and stocks. Some money managers are buying up Chi...

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  • What China, ETFs Need to Retain Stability

    12-02-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    China's economy is supported by exports, and the recent slowdown in the global economy has frozen their investments and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The factory orders are at the lowest levels seen since the government began measuring them, causing a chain reaction of laid of...

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  • Two Hurting Auto Industries and ETFs, Two Approaches

    11-21-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Big Three in the United States aren't the only car makers feeling the economic slowdown: the same crisis is taking place in China, not great news for related exchange traded funds (ETFs). But the two countries are coming at the problem very differently, and it will be interes...

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  • Post-Olympic History Could Be On the Side of China and ETFs

    09-09-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Yes, the China focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) are way down year-to-date, but some caution to not consider them out. So far, China's Shanghai Composite Index has fallen 57% this year, compared to the S&P 500, which is down 15%, and the FTSE 100, down 19%. Although the...

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  • China ETFs - Shanghai Reigns King in the Hierarchy of Cities

    09-04-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China's exchange traded funds (ETFs) have taken their drubbings this year, but certain cities within it still reign supremewith regard to how they contribute to the overall economy. Shanghai tops a list of Chinese cities and their business conditions recentlyreleased by The Ec...

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  • China and ETFs Scale Back After Stimulus Skepticism Spreads

    08-21-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a big jump yesterday, China's markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading lower today. The leap forward came as a result of speculation that Beijing would launch an economic stimulus package, reports Parvathy Ullatil for Reuters. The markets saw their biggest ga...

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  • Passing the Torch to China's ETFs

    08-05-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the torch is lit during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, will it light a fire under the Chinese exchange traded funds (ETFs), too? Many investors are pondering whether they should get back into the Chinese market now and what impact, if any, the Olympics will h...

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  • A Higher Bar for China's Companies Could Refresh ETFs

    08-04-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Some companies in China are going high-tech, and it could deliver a charge to the country's exchange traded funds (ETFs). A little-known company there, BYD Corporation, has rocketed to the number two producer of batteries in the world in less than a decade of existence. Next u...

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  • China ETFs Can Help Investors Harness Asian e-commerce

    07-14-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The latest trends in consumer spending are important for exchange traded fund(ETF) investors to understand, and give insight into the lucrative areas of the market. Where better to look than to MasterCard, for information concerning consumer spending? Their latest study was do...

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  • Pairing Up ETFs May Be a Way To Head Off Volatility

    07-04-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    In an attempt to stave off market volatility, trading in pairs of exchange traded funds (ETFs), or pairs trading, can be an option for investors who want to hedge market downturns. Pairs trading is a strategy that reduces portfolio volatility, while allowing you to make money ...

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  • Talking to People On the Street Can Help When it Comes to China ETFs

    06-11-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    By heading over to China and having some conversations with regular people, one can learn a lot that could help when it comes time to start looking at exchange traded funds (ETFs). Tony Sagami for Money and Markets did just that and found three trends during his recent t...

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  • BRIC ETFs Have Many Access Points for Investors

    04-30-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A reader wrote in recently wanting to know more about BRIC and the related exchange traded funds (ETFs). We're here to help! BRIC stands for four of the fastest-growing emerging markets out here: Brazil, Russia, India and China. In 2007, these countries delivered some of the ...

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  • Government Tax Cuts on Stocks Make China ETFs Soar

    04-23-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China's exchange traded funds (ETFs) are making a big rally today after the government lowered taxes on stock transactions. The share-trading stamp tax was cut by the government from 0.1% from 0.3%, reports John Spence for Market Watch. The move is viewed as an effort to give t...

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  • Could Spreading Wealth Make China's ETFs Go 'Vroom'?

    04-21-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Could China's economy and exchange traded funds (ETFs) be faltering like some think? Perhaps not. One sign: sport utility vehicle sales are taking off. Two of the fastest growing segments in the Chinese market, in fact, are luxury cars and SUVs, reports GM China's vice presiden...

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  • With Olympics Looming, China and ETFs Are Under the Microscope

    04-01-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    China and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been getting a lot of attention as it has grown over the last few years. But now, with the summer Olympics looming large, the country could be the subject of even more scrutiny. Growth in the country is undeniable. Last year, the ...

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  • Chinese ETFs - Yin Yang For The Market

    03-24-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The China bubble is continuing to correct itself if its exchange traded funds (ETFs) are any indication. With the Olympics just around the corner, many felt that the growing country's performance would stay solid through the summer. But the iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (...

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  • China's ETFs Take a Hit After CPI Numbers Released

    03-12-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China's rising inflation is waving a red flag at the country's exchange traded funds (ETFs). Wages have been running high, energy prices are high, and food costs and demand are exploding. Sounds a lot like the United States. Carl Delfeld for ETF Folio adds that fresh evide...

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  • China's Boom And ETFs Have Only Just Begun

    03-03-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite the lackluster performance of China-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) so far this year, the country is still primed for takeoff. Consider this: while the rest of the world is experiencing a credit tightening, China's lending grew by 22%, the same rate as last year at...

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  • Have a Happy New Year and Look at China ETFs

    02-07-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Chinese New Year is celebrated today, as the first day of the first lunar month has begun, and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are already reeling. Copper dipped in early afternoon trade while other base metals lost momentum, as buying interest was low in response to the Chinese ...

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  • World Bank Revises China Forecast; Could ETFs Shiver?

    02-04-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stormy weather in China could put a beating on the country's exchange traded funds (ETFs). Today, the World Bank cut its 2008 economic growth forecast for China to 9.6%, down from 10.8%, according to Joe McDonald for the Associated Press. The bank says that the chaos resulting ...

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  • 2007's Top ETF Performers

    12-31-2007 01:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    After all of the global expansion we saw throughout 2007, it's no big surprise that exchange traded funds (ETFs) tapping into those markets remained the strongest performers. It was a race to the finish line, but the top-performing ETF this year wasn't even an ETF. It was the ...

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  • PetroChina's Shares Get a Lift, So Could China ETFs

    12-21-2007 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Chinese stocks and their exchange traded funds (ETFs) are getting a boost from PetroChina (PTR), mutual fund sales and interest rate hikes. PetroChina is looking to boost oil production with foreign partners, reports David Winning of the Wall Street Journal. They are hoping for...

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  • ETFs in Market Segments

    12-11-2007 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Asset classes are important to most investors and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are helping progress within specific market segments. Matthew Hougan for Seeking Alpha reports that there are some areas of the market that are worth monitoring. Small-Cap International: Correlations...

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  • China's Yuan Will Work With Market Forces; Will the ETFs?

    11-30-2007 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China's prime minister announced on Wednesday that his country will allow market forces to exert more influence on the yuan, a move that could affect their exchange traded funds (ETFs). David Lague of the New York Times reports that while the news isn't exactly a surprise, it is...

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  • Will China ETFs Become Fragile If the Government Slows Growth?

    11-28-2007 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It is no secret that China and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been growing by leaps and bounds. So what is going on in China these days? The Chinese Communist Party is seeking to prevent the economy from overheating and restrain inflation.  Chua Kong Ho and Z...

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  • Do You Have an ETF Exit Strategy?

    11-23-2007 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Investors Weigh Heading For The Exits Jesse Emspak - Investors Business Daily With many of the year's most popular ETFs starting to look shaky, it's a good time to look at exit strategies. IShares FTSE/Xinhua (FXI), PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China Portfoli...

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  • Is China 3G Plan Boost for China ETFs?

    11-21-2007 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The latest market reaction in China points to the fact that Beijing may be close to unveiling plans for the 3G wireless service, helping to boost stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Shares of China's state-controlled but Hong Kong-listed fixed-line telecom companies rose on...

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  • Will India Have a Run Like China's ETFs?

    11-19-2007 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China has been a remarkable success story in the world of exchange traded funds (ETFs), and now India could very well be poised to have a similar run, reports Indymedia. Strategist George Zhibin Gu wonders why China still rules, despite the fact that labor in India costs about ha...

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  • ETFs: Who's Hot and Who's Not?

    11-14-2007 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    In China, 2007 may be the Year of the Pig, but in the United States, it's proving to the the Year of the Emerging Market for exchange traded funds (ETFs). Eight or nine of the 10 best-performing ETFs and exchange traded notes (ETNs) covering emerging markets, writes Heather Bell...

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  • China's Delay Opening Hong Kong Market Weakens ETFs

    11-05-2007 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A groundbreaking program allowing Chinese investors to trade directly in Hong Kong shares could be put on hold, leaving analysts to wonder what may come of the strong stock market gains that were made as a result of the anticipation, affecting out markets and exchange traded fun...

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  • China and Related ETFs Banking On Consumptive Holiday

    11-04-2007 01:09 PM by Tom Lydon

    Now that the holiday shopping season is upon us, there may be big trouble in little China and their exchange traded funds (ETFs). The main link between the Chinese economy and the U.S. economy is the U.S. consumer, reports Marketplace. Here is where the troubles begin: a weakeni...

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  • Get to the ETF Party

    10-18-2007 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are baskets of stocks that trade on an exchange like a single stock, but are modeled after index mutual funds. ETFs give investors tax efficiency and are not actively managed, so expenses are minimal. They also can provide instant diversification, lo...

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  • Chinese Stocks and ETFs Hit New Highs

    10-17-2007 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Chinese stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are hitting record highs today, led by gains in banks with strong earnings forecasts. The benchmarks Shanghai Composite Index and the Shenzhen Composite Index both rose 1%, the Associated Press reports. The main cause behind the r...

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  • Can't Keep China's ETFs Down

    09-17-2007 11:58 AM by Tom Lydon

    It seems even another lending rate hike can't stop China's exchange traded funds (ETFs) from rising. Recalled products such as toys, pet food and toothpaste haven't significantly damaged the country's economy or ETFs as one might expect. On Friday, China raised its benchmark rat...

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  • Apple, Mattel, China in your ETF?

    09-08-2007 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Consumers and investors are dizzy with news on stocks like Apple (AAPL) and Mattel (MAT), and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that hold them. News buzzed around Apple's new touch-screen iPod launch. In the same week, Apple's decision to cut the cost of its iPhone dented the com...

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  • Optimism Spreads; Chinese ETFs Continue to Climb

    08-27-2007 03:48 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Chinese economy and exchange traded funds (ETFs) continue to grow in a seemingly unstoppable manner. Already blessed with good fortune, Chinese stocks trading in the U.S. rallied the most since 2004 today most likely because of the optimism surrounding the country's incredib...

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  • Chinese ETFs Have Had Good Fortune

    08-23-2007 01:06 PM by Tom Lydon

    China's stock market and exchange traded funds (ETFs) continue to do well despite the subprime mess and credit crunch that seems to have affected almost every other market in the world. In fact, China's stock market hit a record 5,000 today. The incredible surge in China's A-sha...

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  • ETFs Put to the Test

    08-20-2007 10:29 AM by Tom Lydon

    The recent turbulent markets have given many new exchange traded funds (ETFs) their first performance test. ETFs that track broad stock-market indexes performed as expected. Narrowly-focused ETFs and ETFs that use complex strategies to enhance an index's gains gave mixed results...

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  • Will Recalls Affect Chinese ETFs?

    08-14-2007 10:49 AM by Tom Lydon

    Chinese exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been big performers in the past (up 80% in 2006), although they aren't at those levels this year, they are still up about 15% year-to-date.  This growth can be partially attributed to the country's eagerness to participate in the gl...

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  • Around the ETF World

    08-06-2007 01:13 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the international exchange traded fund (ETF) market expands, it's becoming a more popular area in which to invest. Asian country-based ETFs have been doing especially well because of strong labor markets. China's economy has been growing so fast and performing so well that it...

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  • Chinese ETFs Rebound on Recent Credit Tightening

    07-30-2007 02:34 PM by Tom Lydon

    Chinese exchange traded funds (ETFs) received a fresh boost from China's recent decision to tighten credit for the sixth time this year. To achieve this, banks were ordered to reduce the amount of lending money by increasing their reserves. The reserve increase will go into effe...

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  • New Land of Opportunity: China Offers Several ETF Options

    07-11-2007 12:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    Although China's confusing market and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been doing extremely well, many investors probably prefer to invest in Hong Kong's market because of its simplicity, according to Carl Delfeld of Chartwell Partners and ETF XRAY. If you feel a little con...

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  • Emerging Market ETFs Lead the Way

    07-09-2007 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging markets and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track them have displayed the best one-year performances so far. Lipper data gives iShares FTSE Xinhua/China 25 Index (FXI) the top spot. Despite its February dip, it has one-year gains at 77.8%. The other hot performers...

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  • China Market and ETFs - Interview on CBS Radio

    06-02-2007 01:05 AM by Tom Lydon

    This week global markets took a Shanghai sell-off of stocks in stride, as the Chinese government attempted to cool the soaring Chinese stocks and exchange traded funds(ETFs) that hold them. Kirk Shinkle for Investor's Business Daily reports China's Ministry of Finance tripled i...

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  • Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) ETF Gets Dissected

    05-14-2007 01:08 AM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging markets should see more of the spotlight as value-seeking investors  are attracted to cheaper stock prices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) with long-term growth aspects. Last September, Claymore launched the BRIC ETF (EEB), which is up 6% this year.  Murray C...

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  • China ETFs and China Markets

    05-12-2007 01:08 AM by Tom Lydon

    After our recent post on Chinese markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs), we had a question from a reader, which deserves a detailed answer.  Lance asked:As you mention the Chinese stock markets have been on fire... the Shanghai up 50% this year and the Shenzen up 100%. Th...

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  • Chinese Focused ETFs Back on Fire?

    05-10-2007 01:10 AM by Tom Lydon

    Once again China's Shanghai Composite Index is breaking records, and taking the China-focused stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) with them. According to published reports, the aforementioned index flew beyond the 4,000 point mark for the first time.  Darla Mercado for ...

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  • Growth Gives Promising Future for China ETFs

    04-23-2007 01:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    Today China is growing the same way the United States was 100 years ago, so what does this mean for investors and their exchange traded funds (ETFs)? Naturally, this type of growth does not come without substantial risk while the economy and markets experience waves of uncertain...

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  • Chinese Economy and ETFs Still Growing

    04-06-2007 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Since the correction in China's Shanghai A Index the benchmark has escalated 28% from it's February low and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that focus in on that market are following. Consider this: China's economy is hot-it grew 10.7% last year. Consumer demand is high, factory ou...

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  • Top Performing ETFs for 2006

    12-29-2006 04:18 PM by Tom Lydon

    Once again, global exchange traded funds (ETFs) were the top performers for 2006.  Booming economic growth in China helped push the China ETFs to the number one and two spots for the year.  iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (FXI) and PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter...

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  • Looking Into 2007 For China ETFs

    12-26-2006 01:14 PM by Tom Lydon

    Outside of those exchange traded funds (ETFs) that go short, China ETFs were the only ones in the positive column last week. Since 1990, China's economy has been expanding rapidly, averaging an annual average growth rate of almost 10%. At the end of 2005, China overtook the Unit...

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  • The Three C's And Your China ETF

    12-18-2006 01:10 AM by Tom Lydon

    It's no secret China is an up and coming economy with plenty of potential for investors and their exchange traded funds (ETFs). Tony Sagami of Weiss Research Inc. believes there are three "C" 's to the opportunity in China: construction, cargo and "chuppies"....

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  • China Neighbors' ETFs Provide Investment Opportunities

    12-14-2006 08:11 AM by Tom Lydon

    There is nothing wrong with using exchange traded funds (ETFs) to invest in a growing market.  China is a big, growing, country and the iShares FTSE/Xinhua China (FXI) is up 60% for the year and PowerShares Golden Dragon USX China (PGJ) is up 40%.  But sometimes it doe...

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  • China ETFs Strong As Stocks Prevail

    11-30-2006 01:04 AM by Tom Lydon

    Two China-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are proving the strength of some of their stocks. The iShares FTSE/XinhuaChina 25 Index (FXI), launched in October 2004, has risen 55.7% year to date. The biggest sector weightings were financial services 35%; telecom 22%; energy 20...

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