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Argentina’s newly elected Mauricio Macri could mean big changes in the economy and support for country-specific exchange traded fund after years of tepid growth. While the election rally in the Global X MSCI Argentina ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT) faded on Monday, ARGT has surged almost 20% since October on hopes that the presidential election will bring […]

Despite finishing on a down note, the equities market and stock exchange traded funds closed out their best month in four years. Over October, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 8.5%, the Nasdaq Composite advanced 9.3% and the S&P 500 rose 8.3%. The best performing non-leveraged ETFs over the past month include Global X MSCI […]

A pro-business Conservative has unexpectedly gained traction in the first round of the Argentinian presidential elections, bolstering Argentina’s markets and country-specific exchange traded fund. The Global X MSCI Argentina ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT) jumped 5.3% Monday, breaking above its long-term, 200-day simple moving average on close to five-times its normal trading volume. Argentinian equities rallied Monday […]

Corporations are taking a closer look at frontier markets for investment opportunities. Retail investors can also tap into the pre-emerging economies through frontier markets-related exchange traded funds. According to an A.T. Kearney survey of companies’ investment attitudes, a majority of firms are looking for new opportunities to expand in frontier markets, reports Dan Keeler for […]

Saying Latin American equities and the corresponding exchange traded funds are having a rough go of things to understate the situation. Earlier this week, a glum technical situation was highlighted in the iShares Latin American 40 ETF (NYSEArca: ILF), that being ILF trading at its weakest levels relative to the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF […]

Argentina, once South America’s second-largest economy, is contending with its third sovereign debt default in less than 30 years and its second this century. The latest default is predictably pressuring the Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT). ARGT, the lone Argentina ETF, is off 6.1% in the past month. However, ARGT still maintains […]

Some of the world’s largest hedge funds are diving into Argentine stocks, and retail investors can also play the market through a country-specific exchange traded fund. The Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT), which tracks the FTSE Argentina 20 Index comprised of the twenty largest and most liquid companies in the Argentine market, […]

One sovereign debt default is usually enough to jaundice a country in investors’ eyes for years. Argentina is flirting with its third in less than 30 years, but renewed default concerns for the South American nation have not been a major issue for the Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT). At least not […]

Investors may take a look at exchange traded funds that track Mexico and Argentina as hedge fund firm Third Point sees potential opportunities in the two economies. Daniel Loeb, head of Third Point, argues that Argentina is likely to reach an agreement with its holdout creditors by year’s end, which would “undoubtedly benefit the Argentinian […]

The Argentine peso currency has rapidly depreciated over the past few days and is expected to weaken even further, sustaining a precipitous drop in the Argentina country-specific exchange traded fund. The Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT) is off almost 4% on volume that is more than triple its daily averaged Friday. ARGT […]

Frontier markets exchange traded funds, led by the iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF (NYSEArca: FM), have witnessed a noticeable uptick in popularity this year. From a return perspective, the adulation is well-deserve. Year-to-date, FM has surged 18.5% while the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (NYSEArca: EEM) is down 4.6%. The PowerShares MENA Frontier Countries Portfolio […]

For most of the world’s major equity bourses, 2013 has been a good year. However, few markets can hold a candle to Venezuela. As of Tuesday, Venezuelan stocks were up an astounding 466% in local currency (bolivar) terms. Even when adjusting that number into dollar terms, it was still 287%. Alas, there is no Venezuela […]

The Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT) is not doing much of anything Friday despite news the government is in talks with the World Bank for a $3 billion loan. Argentina is looking to resolve claims with a lender’s tribunal. The yield spread on Argentine bonds compared to U.S. Treasuries dropped 0.24% to […]

After oscillating back and forth from a sideways trading range, the Argentina exchange traded fund has rallied to its 52-week high, with bargain-hunting investors trying to get pick up an undervalued emerging market. The Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT) has gained 15.6% over the past month and surged 24.4% from its recent […]

ETF Spotlight on the Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT), part of an ongoing series. The global spotlight is on Argentina after Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires was named Pope Francis leader of the Catholic world. Assets: $4 million. Objective: The Global X FTSE Argentina 20 fund tries to reflect the […]

Investors who want to capture affordable investment markets in 2013 should check out Italy, Argentina and South Korea. All three countries have a focused exchange traded fund that feature attractive valuations. “At this time last year, we were at an all-time high in terms of the ratio of assets allocated to domestic versus international stocks […]

An exchange traded fund that invests in Argentina’s stock market is being hit by the government’s plan to take over Repsol oil and gas unit YPF. Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT) fell 3.6% on Monday. The fund is small with only $3.4 million in assets. It was launched in March 2011. [ETF […]

Investors are concerned that macroeconomic policy in Argentina could affect growth in the country this year. Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT) may see volatility if the government continues to clash with the largest domestic oil and gas company. The Argentine government is requiring YPF SA, the nation’s largest oil and gas company, […]

On the heels of last week’s launch of the Global X FTSE Argentina 20 (NYSEArca: ARGT) exchange traded fund (ETF), Global X isn’t content to rest on its laurels. The fast-growing provider has plans to expand into other sectors and areas of the world now, too. Its most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange […]

Global X is becoming known for its fast-growing lineup of first-mover exchange traded funds (ETFs), and today’s launch of the Argentina ETF is no exception. The Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT) began trading this morning, writes The ETF Professor for Benzinga. The fund has an expense ratio of 0.75% and is the […]

Latin America is one emerging market region to keep close tabs on. But the region has a lot of moving parts, which has resulted in varying performance in their exchange traded funds (ETFs). Brazil. It’s been a flat year for Brazil. iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWZ) is up a scant 0.3% in the […]

Global X Management, a New-York based startup, has launched its first exchange traded fund (ETF) and has decided to enter a niche market where others have failed. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or […]

As food prices soar, the methods and approaches that different countries take to prepare are insightful and tells a lot about how their exchange traded funds (ETFs) might be affected. In Brazil, the government is helping farmers finance new machinery and equipment to grow more, and has also reduced interest rates to help farmers pay […]