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Developing countries and emerging market exchange traded funds have experienced high inflows and delivered a strong performance in recent weeks, but investors should still pick their spots as the various economies can exhibit uneven growth. A number of factors helped support the emerging market play, including signs of stabilization in China, leveling of commodity prices […]

The iShares MSCI Philippines ETF (NYSEArca: EPHE) is higher by nearly 19% year-to-date, giving it a decent advantage over the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, but EPHE has been somewhat overlooked this year compared to other high-flying emerging markets single-country exchange traded funds. Earlier this year, Philippine presidential race weighed on investor sentiment as Rodrigo Duterte […]

South African police reportedly ordered Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to its offices, fueling speculation that the Treasury chief may be replaced and upending the South African rand currency and country-specific exchange traded fund. The iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSEArca: EZA) plunged 2.9% Tuesday. South Africa has been one of the better performing emerging markets of […]

Emerging markets and related exchange traded funds faltered on increased speculation that the Federal Reserve may still hike interest rates later this year. Developing market stocks have been this year’s comeback kid, with the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), the two largest emerging market […]

Investors are throwing money into developing country equity funds at their quickest pace in 58 weeks, with popular emerging market exchange traded funds among the most popular picks over the past week, as depressed rates around the world push people to riskier and higher yielding assets. Emerging market equity funds attracted $5.1 billion in inflows […]

The dividend growth style has been a popular investment theme this year as volatility gripped U.S. Exchange traded fund investors, though, need not limit themselves to domestic markets as there are international dividend growth strategies as well. For example, the relatively new ProShares MSCI Emerging Markets Dividend Growers ETF (BATS: EMDV) is the sixth ETF […]

Mainland Chinese markets and related China A-shares exchange traded funds rallied Monday on hopes of a formal announcement to a Shenzhen-Hong Kong trading link. Leading the market surge on Monday, the VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF (NYSEArca: PEK) rose 4.2%, VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC CSI 300 ETF (NYSEArca: CNXT) gained 3.8% and db X-trackers Harvest CSI […]

Emerging markets debt and equities are among this year’s best-performing asset classes, themes that are lifting the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), the two largest emerging markets exchange traded funds by assets, in the process. However, data suggest investors that are considering developing economies […]

After Moody’s Investors Service’s decided to delay its decision on Turkey’s credit rating, investors jumped back into the emerging market in search of higher yields, pushing the country-specific exchange traded fund above its long-term trend line. The iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (NYSEArca: TUR) rose 3.0% Monday, testing its resistance at the 50- and 200-day simple […]

As global central banks enact ever-looser monetary policies, yield-starved investors around the world are now turning to the attractive payouts from the developing markets. U.S. investors can also gain exposure to emerging market dividend stocks through exchange traded funds. “Investors are switching into EM stocks for yield ‘income’ given a lack of bond income in […]

Globetrotters are already converging on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, but investors shouldn’t get their hopes up for an economic boost to Brazilian stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds. Even if Brazil were not plagued by the myriad of things going wrong for the Olympic Host, such as contaminated water at […]

Bucking the broad market sell-off on Tuesday, Polish stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds rallied on a government plan to help home owners struggling to finance Swiss franc-denominated mortgages. On Tuesday, the iShares MSCI Poland Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPOL) gained 3.8% and Market Vectors Poland ETF (NYSEArca: PLND) rose 3.2%, and both funds broke above […]

Many expected a post-Brexit environment would weigh on sentiment and push investors toward safer assets. However, exchange traded funds that track stocks and riskier assets continued to draw investors over July, with the S&P 500 and emerging market exposure among the standouts. The benchmark S&P 500 index reached a new all-time intraday high of 2,177.13 […]

After the United Kingdom referendum vote, market observers are eyeing China as the next potential trouble spot. Emerging market investors who are wary of further weakness in China can look to a broad exchange traded fund that specifically excludes Chinese market exposure. Albert Edwards of the Societe Generale Group argued that the stealth renminbi (RMB) […]

Ever since the Brexit vote, emerging markets have taken center stage, but the various developing economies are not all the same. Investors, though, can take targeted exposure to certain markets through country-specific exchange traded funds. The emerging market outlook has improved on signs of economic stabilization in China, recovering commodity prices and a depreciating U.S. […]

Investors may be missing out on potential opportunities by focusing too much on the United States. Instead, one can utilize exchange traded funds to gain exposure to international markets and diversify an investment portfolio. On the recent webcast, It’s a Big World – The Case for International Investing, Robert Bush, ETF Strategist at Deutsche Asset […]

People should begin to lower expectations after years of fast and high growth. In the new low-growth environment ahead, exchange traded fund investors, though, may find higher returns in international stocks category, notably emerging market equities, along with private equity. “Our five-year return assumptions have steadily moved lower since the financial crisis, amid weak global […]

Turkish stocks and country-specific exchange traded fund continued its downward spiral Thursday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s announced a state of emergency and concerns over capital flight in the face of further credit downgrades. The iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (NYSEArca: TUR) fell 2.9% Thursday after plunging 13.5% over the past week. Turkish markets continued to fall Thursday […]

Emerging market stock- and bond-related exchange traded funds are experiencing robust inflows as the lingering global easy-money environment is drawing more investors to riskier assets in search of higher returns. Emerging market bond funds are experiencing the largest inflows on record as pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other big institutions joined the search for […]

Investors seek to earning a little extra yield and diversify a portfolio should consider emerging market debt and bond-related exchange traded funds, especially as this fixed-income segment has been relatively overshadowed by developed market debt. A number of stars are aligning to help shine a light on emerging market debt, with low interest rates in […]

The Turkey exchange traded fund plunged Monday, with Turkish markets experiencing its worst plunge in three years, after the failed coup late Friday. The iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (NYSEArca: TUR) declined 6.1% Monday, dipping below both its 50- and 200-day simple moving averages. Meanwhile the 7.1% plunge in Turkey’s benchmark Borsa Istanbul 100 Index was […]

The socially responsible investment theme has been gaining momentum in the investment community, and Global X is capitalizing on the rising popularity with a new exchange traded fund based on well-managed companies that achieve positive outcomes. The recently launched Global X Conscious Companies ETF (NasdaqGM: KRMA) tries to reflect the performance of the Concinnity Conscious […]

Brazil country-specific exchange traded funds were among the best performing assets Friday after the government revealed a shrinking budget deficit next year. On Friday, the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) rose 4.6% and the iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: EWZS) gained 4.4%. Meanwhile, the two times leveraged ProShares Ultra MSCI Brazil (NYSEArca: […]

As many reassess their portfolios in a post-Brexit world, investors may want to consider opportunities in the emerging markets and related exchange traded funds. The emerging markets may continue to strengthen on a depressed U.S. dollar, overseas easy money policies and the ongoing search for value in an prolonged bull run. For starters, the emerging […]

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 […]