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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 […]

The Saudi Arabia country-specific exchange traded fund surged Monday on prospects the kingdom will enact economic reforms to gradually diversify away from its reliance on crude oil. The iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF (NYSEArca: KSA) rose 4.9% on Monday. KSA increased 18.2% over the past three months but it was still down 4.1% year-to-date. […]

The developing markets have been falling behind developed stocks for the past few years, but as once outperforming plays grow long in the tooth, investors are taking a second look at the more cheaply valued emerging market exchange traded funds. Over the past five years, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and iShares […]

As investors begin to reconsider the beaten-down developing economies, Deutsche Asset Management has launched a new smart-beta emerging market exchange traded fund with a quality tilt. Robert Bush, Investment Strategist at Deutsche Bank, told ETF Trends that the emerging markets have been stabilizing and investors are beginning to funnel money back into the asset category. […]

Market cap-weighted emerging market funds are overexposed to a small group of developing economies and heavy on some segments of the market. Alternatively, investors may consider a smart-beta exchange traded fund offering that could provide a more balanced approach to country and sector weights. For instance, the Legg Mason Emerging Markets Diversified Core ETF (NasdaqGM: […]

Despite lingering concerns over a third bailout plan, Greek markets and country-specific exchange traded fund surged Friday, with banks leading the charge, on speculation that lenders will capitalize on the European Central Bank’s updated quantitative easing program. The Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) increased 5.6% Friday. Nevertheless, GREK was still down 9.8% […]

After underperforming the developed economies for years, emerging markets are roaring back, and exchange traded fund investors have taken notice. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) was the third most popular ETF over the past month, attracting almost $1.3 billion in net inflows, according to ETF.com. Meanwhile, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF […]

Chinese markets and country-specific exchange traded funds gained momentum Wednesday after Beijing revealed a surge in exports, renewing confidence in the global economy. On Wednesday, the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI), the largest China-related ETF that tracks Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, rose 3.5% while the SPDR S&P China ETF […]

Emerging market exchange traded fund investors should watch out for potential trouble spots after the International Monetary Fund cut its global economic forecast on Tuesday, pointing to notable weakness in some developing economies. “While growth in emerging market and developing economies still accounts for the lion’s share of projected world growth in 2016, prospects across […]

Peruvian stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds rallied Monday as two pro-market candidates push ahead in an ongoing presidential race. The iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPU) surged 10.6% Monday. Meanwhile, Peru’s benchmark S&P BVL General Index gained 10.5% to 12,475.7, its largest daily jump since November 2008, reports Eduardo Thomson for Bloomberg. […]

While the Federal Reserve has revealed its intent to hike interest rates some time this year, fixed-income yields may remain depressed and bond related exchange traded funds could more room to run. On the upcoming webcast, Dynamic Fixed Income Strategies for 2016, David Mazza, Managing Director and Head of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at […]

Investors seeking to diversify a portfolio have utilized gold as an alternative asset with a low correlation to traditional equity and fixed-income positions. Now, REX Shares has launched two exchange traded funds that allow investors to gain exposure to both equities market and gold. On Tuesday, the REX Gold Hedged S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: GHS) […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds slipped on the last day of March, ending the month on a muted note after a wild quarter that pushed the markets into a correction before clawing back the losses on swift rebound. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.5% over the first quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, the […]

Each week ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon sits down for “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where he highlights big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This week, he looked at the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB). As the emerging markets rebound, fixed-income investors may look to this emerging […]

One of the leading index providers is once again looking into adding Chinese A-shares into its developing market benchmark, potentially raising the China exposure of a popular emerging market exchange traded fund play. MSCI Indexes issued a new “inclusion roadmap,” a consultation paper for client feedback, to include Chinese A-shares in its Emerging Markets Index […]

An exchange traded fund that tracks emerging market currencies has surged against the U.S. dollar as currencies from the developing economies experience their best month in 18 years. The WisdomTree Emerging Currency Strategy Fund (NYSEArca: CEW) jumped 5.0% so far this month and was 4.3% higher year-to-date. CEW tracks the U.S. dollar against the Mexican […]

With the Federal Reserve holding back its interest-rate-hike trigger finger and an improved earnings outlook, emerging market traders have regained their risk appetite, bolstering Chinese stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds. 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 Wednesday, […]

After an extended period of underperformance, emerging market debt and bond-related exchange traded funds could provide great value for fixed-income investors. “Given where prices are now, the apocalypse could be priced in, and unless you believe that we are about to live through another period like the late 90s (the Asian crisis, a devaluation in […]

Expanding on its line of volatility weighted options, Victory Capital has rounded out its smart-beta suite with an exchange traded fund that tracks the emerging markets. The Victory CEMP Emerging Market Volatility Wtd Index ETF (NasdaqGM: CEZ) began trading Wednesday, March 23, according to a press release. CEZ has a 0.50% expense ratio. CEZ will try […]

The bull market that began in 2009 reached seven years of age on March 9. Despite the market’s impressive gains, recently many valuation conscious investors have been voicing doubts about the classic Graham-Dodd value-based investment style.  In accordance with the basic principles of value investing, investors’ believe that buying companies that are cheaper according to […]

Investors looking for a long-term investment option may do well with a smart-beta exchange traded fund strategy that focuses on innovative companies that actively look for the next big thing. On the recent webcast, Knowledge, the “Super Factor” for Buy-and-Hold Investors, Steven Vannelli Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Gavekal Capital, helps explain the […]

Companies on the edge of innovation succeed. As a way to tap into the portion of Corporate America that continuously invests toward a brighter tomorrow, investors can utilize a smart-beta exchange traded fund strategy that capitalizes on the so-called Knowledge Effect. On the upcoming webcast, Knowledge, the “Super Factor” for Buy-and-Hold Investors, Steven Vannelli Managing […]

ETF investors are funneling money back into riskier assets like the emerging markets Broad and regional emerging market equity-related ETPs have swelled by $2.9 billion iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) saw $2.1 billion in net inflows for March month-to-date While volatility and uncertainty spiked earlier this year, the markets have calmed down, with exchange […]

Fixed-income investors may gain exposure to U.S. dollar-denominated emerging market debt through ETF options EMB has a 7.01 year duration and a 5.30% 30-day SEC yield PCY has a 8.34 year duration and a 5.90% 30-day SEC yield VWOB has a 6.2 year duration and a 4.95% 30-day SEC yield LEMB has a 4.77 year duration and a 4.73% […]

Low crude oil environment has dragged on Saudi Arabia’s economy Moody’s said Wednesday it was downgrading Saudi Arabia’s banking system from “stable” to “negative” Moody’s also projected Saudi Arabia’s real gross domestic product to slow to 1.5% for 2016 and 2% in 2017 The ongoing low crude oil environment has dragged on Saudi Arabia’s economy […]

Chinese yuan currency-related ETFs strengthen to a four-month high The yuan currency touched its strongest level against the U.S. dollar since early December on Friday China may be trying to keep its currency in line with its top trading partners – Japan and Europe, says RBC Capital Markets Chinese yuan currency-related exchange traded funds have strengthened […]