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Like many exchange traded funds tracking Latin American equities, the iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) is rebounding in a big way this year. The lone Chile ETF is higher by nearly 15% year-to-date. Now it looks like Chilean stocks could get some central bank help. Latin America’s central bank policies are notable, at […]

After several years of dismal performances, Latin America exchange traded funds are roaring back in 2016 and have actually been leaders of the emerging markets resurgence. Rebounding commodities prices and the weaker dollar are key reasons why Latin America ETFs are rebounding. Latin America’s central bank policies are notable, at least among the region’s two […]

The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC), an exchange traded note that tracks copper price movements, is down more than 4% year-to-date, a laggard showing relative to other commodities exchange traded products. In what could prove to be a cautionary tale, JJC’s laggard status could morph into an all out decline […]

Commodities are receiving renewed attention this year as investors revisit the asset class with the dollar swooning. That theme has been a boon for an array of exchange traded products, but in recent weeks, industrial metals are themselves swooning. The U.S. dollar has previously rallied on expectations for a tighter U.S. monetary policy, which would […]

Chile is the world’s largest copper-producing nation so it is not surprising that the iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) is somewhat correlated to copper prices and the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC). With that in mind, knowing that JCC is off nearly 29% over the past six months […]

Money managers are starting to take an interest in Mexico and Chile as consumer spending picks up. Retail investors can also access the two markets through country-specific exchange traded funds. For example, ETF investors can use the iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) and the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) to track […]

Latin American equities have extended several years of disappointment in 2015 with the iShares Latin American 40 ETF (NYSEArca: ILF) down 5.1%. Some single-country exchange traded funds tracking Latin American stocks have fare even worse. For example, the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) is off 8.1% while the iShares MSCI All Peru Capped […]

The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) is up 13.4% over the past three months, which is good for industrial metals exchange traded products with exposure to the red metal. Copper’s resurgence has also been a boon for the iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH), the lone ETF dedicated to […]

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 […]

The U.S. dollar has been quickly appreciating and further strength in the greenback could put further pressure on some emerging markets and country-specific exchange traded funds. For instance, Oxford Economics warned that Malaysia, Chile and Turkey were among the emerging markets most at risk of a stronger USD, reports Ansuya Harjani for CNBC. “A simple […]

Copper for March delivery is off nearly 5.2% today to $2.507 per pound, extending a slide that has taken the red metal to a five-and-a-half year low after the World Bank slashed its global GDP forecast to growth of 3% from 3.4%. After falling to its lowest levels since May 2009 on Tuesday, the iPath […]

There are six single-country exchange traded funds offering investors exposure to South American economies. Five of those ETFs have traded higher this year, some in noteworthy fashion. The iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) is the lagging outlier with a year-to-date loss of almost 7%. Despite the central bank cutting rates to foster growth, […]

Despite the central bank cutting rates to foster growth, the Chile country-specific exchange traded fund is losing its footing as the economy crawls to its slowest pace in over four-years. The iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) was down 1.2% Tuesday. ECH fell 3.4% over the past month and is down 5.0% year-to-date. The […]

Chile’s central bank will cut its benchmark rates to stimulate the languid economy, potentially lifting the country-related exchange traded fund from its stupor. The iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) has dipped 0.9% year-to-date. Chile’s central bank cut the benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to 3.75% Tuesday, reports Javiera Quiroga for Bloomberg. […]

If you believe in the market’s ability to revert back to the mean, then you are likely hunting down exchange traded funds with attractive valuations or those that have been recently oversold. But there is a little more to value investing than just picking the worst performers. Singling out the worst-performing ETFs is just the […]

The China’s government is taking steps to shore up its weakening economy, lifting copper exchange traded notes, with the base metal’s prices ending at its largest weekly advance in six months. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) was up 1.5% Friday and increased 3.2% since the close last Friday. Meanwhile, […]

The exchange traded note that tracks copper, known by traders as the metal with a Ph.D. in economics, has been faltering despite an expanding global economy. Many are pointing to troubles in China as the main culprit in copper’s weakness. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) has declined 12.8% year-to-date. […]

Tennessee, the Volunteer State,  is the top holder or second-largest investor in 12 emerging market exchange traded funds, highlighting the growing usage of ETFs as an investment tool to gain targeted exposure to market areas. The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System is now one of the biggest investors of country-specific emerging market ETFs, reports Margaret Newkirk […]

A jump in Chinese copper imports is strengthening the outlook of exchange traded funds that track copper prices and Chile, the world’s largest copper producer, The General Adminstration of Customs said that unwrought copper and copper product arrivals increased 53% to 536,000 metric tons last month year-over-year, Bloomberg reports. “It’s very likely that the trade […]

A prominent theme tied to emerging markets in recent months has been a spate of central bank actions. Primarily, developing world central banks have been raising interest rates as a means of defending sagging currencies. Conventional wisdom dictates that it usually takes several months for an interest rate change, in either direction, to make an […]

Equities and stock exchange traded funds started the year in back-and-forth action, struggling to break above recent highs. However, soft economic data, coupled with troubles in the emerging markets, triggered a global sell-off in the last week of the month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 3.9%% over January. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite dipped 0.8% […]

The iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH), like so many single-country emerging markets ETFs, has more of this year falling than rising. And as is the case with scores of other country-specific ETFs tracking developing world economies, a substantial portion of ECH’s woes can be blamed on slowing Chinese economic growth. Chile is the […]

Already officially in bear market territory with a year-to-date loss of 22%, more pain could be in the offing for the iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH). On Monday evening, Chile trimmed its full-year 2013 GDP growth estimate to 4.6% from 4.8%, indicating that the South American country is the latest emerging market to […]

One of the main reasons select country-specific emerging markets ETFs have struggled mightily in recent weeks is a raft of anti-government protests that have taken place across the developing world. Latin America has not been immune to that ominous trend. Protests have taken place in Brazil and even with the benefit an almost 2% gain […]

Concerned that free flowing liquidity from years of loose monetary policies will soon come to an end, investors are shifting away from emerging market assets and exchange traded funds. The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) lost 3% over the past month. The fund is down 5.1% year-to-date. However, previously hot single-country ETFs for […]

Currency ETFs haven’t exactly been a huge hit yet and forex trading is a notoriously difficult endeavor. However, currency ETFs are an easy way to diversify away from the U.S. dollar. For example, there are countries with stronger economic growth and less debt than the U.S. and some other developed economies. “The Federal Reserve’s misguided insistence […]

An ETF indexed to Chile, the world’s largest copper producer, has climbed 9% the past three months on a rebound in the commodity’s price and a resurgence in China’s economy. The performance of the iShares MSCI Chile Index (NYSEArca: ECH) is tied to copper, and Chile is a top supplier of the metal to China. […]

Chile is a country that will offer investors Latin American and commodity exposure in one play. The iShares MSCI Chile Index (NYSEArca: ECH) allows exposure to the growth in Asian markets indirectly, as Chile is a top exporter of minerals and copper. The latest data out of Chile indicates that economic activity increased at an […]

Many investors focus on broad-based ETFs for emerging markets. However, there are some single-country funds tracking developing markets such as Chile and Peru that have been offering up good performance under the radar. They can also benefit from moves in specific currency markets. For example, the peso has also added to the overall economic performance […]

The Santiago Stock Exchange expects to launch an exchange traded fund tracking Chilean stocks by the end of 2012, according to a report. The exchange this week signed an agreement with Brazil’s Banco Itau’s general fund manager to create ETF shares that will track the blue-chip IPSA index, the broader IGPA and the smaller Inter-10 […]