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  • Best Month In 6 Years For Region Spurs ETFs

    10-30-2015 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Asia Pacific stocks and regional exchange traded funds experienced their best month in six years after a steep sell-off enticed value investors. Over the past month, the Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF (NYSEArca: VPL) rose 10.1%, Global X FTSE ASEAN 40 ETF (NYSEArca: ASEA) gained 10...

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  • Not All Asset Managers are Enthused by Vanguard Index Changes

    07-20-2015 01:58 PM by Todd Shriber

    Last month, Vanguard, the second-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said it is making changes to four of its popular international ETFs, ncluding the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO). VWO is the largest emerging markets ETF by assets. Pennsylvania-...

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  • Vanguard Tinkers With Some International ETFs

    06-02-2015 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Vanguard, the second-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said today it is expanding four of its widely held international ETFs, including the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO). As a result of last weeks announcement from FTSE Russell that the index p...

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  • ETFs to Capture Strength in the Asia Pacific Region

    05-08-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors should take a look at Asia-Pacific economies and related exchange traded funds as the countries experience rising domestic consumption on a growing labor, low interest rates and cheaper fuel prices. According to the International Monetary Fund, the Asia-Pacific regio...

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  • Dirt-Cheap International Stock ETFs

    11-02-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A penny saved is a penny earned. Investors seeking to diversify their investment portfolios should consider broad international exchange traded funds, and a number of offerings also come with extremely cheap fees. In a recent article, we highlighted a group of the cheapest U.S...

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  • S&P's Favorite Asia-Pacific ETFs

    08-15-2013 01:36 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Asia Pacific region has been plagued with slower growth, but activity in China, Hong Kong and Korea is expected to pick up steam by year end. Recent economic activity in the U.S. has helped bolster growth in the region, leading investors to focused exchange traded funds. T...

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  • S&P Ranks Largest ETF Managers

    01-09-2013 12:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund industry assets are at about $1.3 trillion, with about 88% of this concentrated among the top four providers. BlackRock iShares, Vanguard, PowerShares and State Street Global Advisors are considered the largest ETF providers, with Market Vectors and WisdomTre...

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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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  • Vanguard Wins This Round in the ETF Price War

    02-28-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Vanguard Group is known for its cheap exchange traded fund (ETF) products, and it looks like the fund provider is going to reinforce its persona by further reducing prices on a few ETFs. The company stated that "the reductions are a function of the way Vanguard funds opera...

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  • ETFs React to Libyan Unrest

    02-22-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) fell Tuesday, with Wall Street returning to action on a day of unrest for global markets as violence increased in the major oil-producing state of Libya, with sentiment also influenced by the action in Europe and Asia. Home prices in a majority of...

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  • ETFs Lower Ahead of Earnings Season's Start

    01-10-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are down today following declines in Asian and European markets. Wall Street is also anticipating fourth-quarter earnings numbers from aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) after the close. European stock markets fell on Monday, with banks under pr...

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  • Asia ETFs: Manufacturing Slowdown Clouds Outlook

    08-23-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Asia, the world's fastest-growing region, has shown signs of a slowdown. But it doesn't necessarily mean you should dump your exchange traded funds (ETFs) China saw its manufacturing numbers in July slow for the first time since early last year, raising fears that the Asian re...

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  • Australia's Optimism: 6 ETFs to Watch

    07-06-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Down Under, things seem far from down under. Australia's central bank said in its policy statement that consumer spending and business investment are expanding, putting the spotlight on four exchange traded funds (ETFs) with heavy weightings in the continent. The Aussie dollar...

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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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  • Asian ETFs: On Track for Dominance? Some Say So

    06-20-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it won't be long before Asia accounts for roughly one-third of the world's output. This only underscores the importance of having an international allocation in your portfolio.The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that base...

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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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