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Indonesian stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds rebounded along with global markets off the Brexit selling, and the emerging market found further support after Indonesia’s parliament approved a tax amnesty bill. On Tuesday, the iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSEArca: EIDO) increased 4.0% and Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEArca: IDX) gained 4.1%. Indonesian markets bounced […]

As investors shied away from riskier assets in the wake of the Brexit results, emerging market exchange traded funds were pummeled, dipping below their long-term trend lines. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) fell 1.4% Monday and was trading below its 200-day simple moving average while the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: […]

The Brexit dust has not even settled and exchange traded fund (ETF) options traders are already hedging against a potential slowdown in the Chinese economy as the next major unresolved risk. The ratio of bearish to bullish options on the largest ETF tracking Chinese shares listed in Hong Kong jumped to the highest level since […]

In the ongoing search for yield, exchange traded fund investors may consider diversifying with emerging market bonds to generate more attractive payouts. Supporting the global fixed-income market, central banks have implemented zero and even negative interest rate policies, along with other accommodative measures, that have pushed yields over $10 trillion in global debt into the […]

Investors tracking the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) should not expect any major changes to their holdings after Morgan Stanley Capital International completed its annual review of its market classification and announced it will not include Chinese mainland-traded A-shares in its key emerging market index. “International institutional investors clearly indicated that they would […]

The Pakistan country-specific exchange traded fund surged Wednesday, with Pakistani markets touching a record high, after Morgan Stanley Capital International upgraded the former frontier economy to “emerging” status. The Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF (NYSEArca: PAK) rose 5.6% Wednesday on over three times its average daily volume. Meanwhile, the benchmark Pakistan Stock Exchange rose gained […]

Investors have looked to emerging market exchange traded funds to access potential growth opportunities in a low return environment and diversify an investment portfolio. On the recent webcast, Define Your Emerging Market Smart Beta Strategy, Mike LaBella, Portfolio Manager at QS Investors, pointed out that the developing economies are projected to expand 4.1% this year […]

Bucking global market trends on Tuesday, Chinese mainland stocks and related A-shares exchange traded funds inched higher ahead of MSCI’s indexing decision due in the evening. The db X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund (NYSEArca: ASHR), the largest China A-shares-related ETF, rose 0.7% Tuesday. ASHR has declined 18.5% year-to-date. Chinese markets strengthened on bets […]

Traditional emerging market investors may be overexposed to regional risks. Instead, traders may consider an alternative to cap-weighted index strategies, such as a smart-beta exchange traded fund that takes a more balanced macro approach the the developing countries. On the upcoming webcast, Define Your Emerging Market Smart Beta Strategy, Mike LaBella, Portfolio Manager at QS […]

Franklin Templeton, a long-time active fund manager, has rolled out its first group of passive global exchange traded funds that track customized or smart-beta indices. The fund provider recently launched the Franklin LibertyQ International Equity Hedged ETF (NYSEArca: FLQH), Franklin LibertyQ Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: FLQE), Franklin LibertyQ Global Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: FLQG) and Franklin […]

Note: This article appears on the ETFtrends.com¬†Strategist Channel By Carl Noble Most investors are aware that Emerging Markets have badly underperformed in the current cycle. While the S&P 500 has spent the better part of the past six years continually pushing to new highs, Emerging Markets have largely spun sideways before breaking lower over the […]

While U.S. equities recorded modest gains in the month of May, exchange traded fund investors largely targeted popular plays that staged a pullback, re-positioning to potentially capture further value ahead. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) was the most popular ETF play of May, attracting almost $2.7 billion in net inflows, according to ETF.com data. […]

Chinese A-shares and country-specific exchange traded funds experienced their largest one-day jump in almost three months on speculation that MSCI could add mainland traded Chinese stocks to its benchmark Emerging Markets Index. The Market Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF (NYSEArca: CNXT) and Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap Fund (NYSEArca: ASHS) led gains […]

Despite a tepid market, India country-specific exchange traded funds stood out Thursday after strong earnings among top companies fueled optimism for further growth in the emerging economy. On Thursday, the iShares MSCI India ETF (BATS: INDA) rose 1.7%, PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN) gained 1.3% and WisdomTree India Earnings ETF (NYSE: EPI) increased 1.6%. All […]

Developed markets have led the charge, with the U.S. experiencing multi-year rally, but now, investors may be turning to developing economies and emerging market-related exchange traded funds in search of untapped opportunities. We are beginning to see a shift to emerging market assets. After an encouraging first quarter, emerging market equities experienced inflows for the […]

Turkey’s country-specific exchange traded fund (ETF) and the Turkish lira strengthened Tuesday after newly elected Prime Minister kept crowd favorite Mehmet Simsek in the administration’s new cabinet. The iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (NYSEArca: TUR) surged 5.8% Tuesday. TUR, though, has plunged 15.0% over the past month in response to the uncertain political climate. Related: Lone […]

The Taiwan country-specific exchange traded fund jumped Monday, testing its long-term trend line, after newly elected President Tsai Ing-wen pushed for closer economic ties with Southeast Asia and a possible increase in smartphone orders. The iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (NYSEArca: EWT) rose 2.7% Monday and was testing its long-term resistance level at the 200-day simple […]

Greek markets and country-specific exchange traded funds (ETFs) surged Monday after Athens assuaged investors’ fears by laying the groundwork for an agreement on bailout loans and debt relief. The Global X MSCI Greece ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) gained 4.1% Monday on two times its average daily volume. GREK has increased 40.9% over the past three months […]

Polish equities and country-specific exchange traded funds rebounded Monday after Moody’s confirmed the rating for the emerging market, assuaging fears that the ratings agency would follow Standard and Poor’s credit cut. On Monday, the iShares MSCI Poland Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPOL) gained 3.5% and Market Vectors Poland ETF (NYSEArca: PLND) rose 3.4%. Monday’s bounce is […]

Peruvian equities and country-specific exchange traded fund investors breathed a sigh of relief as a recent ruling helped ease fears that MSCI indexing would downgrade the emerging market to frontier status. The iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPU) gained 2.8% Friday. Peru has also been one of the best performing emerging market this […]

Volatility is a reoccurring hurdle that has weighed on investment portfolios. However, investors can utilize disciplined smart-beta index based exchange traded funds (ETFs) as a way to better control the risks. On a complimentary¬†upcoming webcast this Thursday, J.P. Morgan’s Market Outlook and ETF Strategy for 2016, Jillian DelSignore, Executive Director and Head of ETF Distribution […]

Bonds have regained their momentum this year, but after a multi-year run, many traditional fixed-income assets look pricey or overvalued. Alternatively, investors may consider opportunities in exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track emerging market debt. Investors may be attracted to the cheaper valuations and wider yield premiums that emerging market bonds offer over safe-haven government […]

Philippines markets and country-specific exchange traded fund (ETF) surged Tuesday as Rodrigo Duterte’s tried to assuage investor uncertainty, following his victory in the nation’s presidential election. The iShares MSCI Philippines ETF (NYSEArca: EPHE) gained 4.9% Tuesday, breaking above its resistance at the 200-day simple moving average and testing its short-term, 50-day resistance. EPHE dipped 6.6% […]

Brazilian equities and country-specific exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been rallying on the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff and her feckless administration. However, the impeachment proceedings has hit a hurdle, triggering volatile swings in the emerging market. The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) was down 2.0% Monday after plunging as much as 7.2% […]

After testing its long-term support level on a precipitous sell-off in response to a political power struggle this week, the Turkey exchange traded fund (ETF) rebounded Thursday. The iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (NYSEArca: TUR) rose 1.8% Thursday after plunging 12.9% over the past three sessions, which briefly sent TUR below its long-term, 200-day simple moving […]

Greek markets and country-specific exchange traded funds (ETFs) advanced Wednesday on bets that banks could surge if Greece and creditors can come to an accord on new bailouts and debt relief. Greek equities were bucking the broader down trend Wednesday, with the Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) up 3.0%. Nevertheless, GREK is […]

Despite the global weakness, Chinese A-shares market and country-specific exchange traded funds (ETFs) rallied Tuesday on speculation Beijing would back the equities market. The Market Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF (NYSEArca: CNXT) and Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap Fund (NYSEArca: ASHS) led gains Tuesday, rising 2.3% and 2.4%, respectively. The China A-shares […]

At the very least, do not follow institutional investors into the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) if fees are a primary concern. EEM, the second-largest emerging markets exchange traded fund (ETF) by assets, has been around for over 13 years and when it debuted in 2003, did not have many competitors. The fund […]

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 debt in at least 13 years, Bloomberg reports. “We are in a sweet […]

Exchange traded fund investors have largely shunned developing economies as the area underperformed developed markets over the past few years. As more look to diversify away from an aging bull rally in the U.S., investors should consider re-allocating toward the developing world. According to a recent Emerging Global Advisors survey on investor sentiment, less than […]