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India’s markets and country-specific exchange traded funds took a nosedive Thursday on a political risk-induced sell-off after the Indian army executed strikes on terrorist camps in Pakistan. Leading the sell-off on Thursday, the Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF (NYSEArca: SCIF) plunged 7.5% and iShares MSCI India Small-Cap ETF (BATS: SMIN) plummeted 5.6%. Additionally, the […]

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 […]

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. […]

First Trust, the seventh-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, could add to its lineup of single-country ETFs with an India ETF. Illinois-based First Trust has filed plans with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the First Trust ZyFin India Quality and Governance ETF. “Companies will be evaluated for quality based on earnings volatility, leverage […]

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 […]

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 […]

Indian stocks and ETFs jump amid government budget proposal to boost economy $12.9 billion proposed on rural programs such as expanding irrigation projects, crop insurance and village roads ETF investors who are seeking to tap into the developing economies should focus on the potential growth in consumer sectors Indian stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds jumped […]

The developing world is showing uneven growth, with countries like Russia and Brazil floundering. Consequently, investors should pick their spots in the emerging markets and pay particular attention to exchange traded funds that track tech-heavy Taiwan, India, China and Korea. The deepening recession in Brazil and Russia have weakened the BRICs – Brazil, Russia, India […]

The emerging markets have been exhibiting some uneven growth, with commodity-producing countries taking the brunt of the recent hits. However, exchange traded fund investors can take a targeted approach to specific developing countries. For instance, market observers are singling out India as a number of fundamental factors help support the emerging economy, reports Jeff Benjamin […]

While the Chinese economy slowed, commodity prices plunged and the Federal Reserve postured on its rate outlook, emerging markets and related exchange traded funds have been selling off, potentially opening an opportunity for contrarian investors. “In 35 years of covering these markets, I can’t recall such blanket bearishness,” Allan Conway, a manager specializing in emerging […]

In what has been another rough year for emerging markets stocks and exchange traded funds, India ETFs have been among the better BRIC performers. That is to say ETFs such as the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) and the PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN), two of the largest India exchange traded funds, along with […]

Year-to-date, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) and the PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN), two of the largest India exchange traded funds, have been among the India funds that have looked noticeably less worse than an array of other single-country emerging markets ETFs. Now, another catalyst is emerging that could further boost the fortunes […]

In another year of disappointment and volatility for emerging markets investors, there are some areas of slight encouragement. Year-to-date, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) and the PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN), two of the largest India ETFs, have not delivered jaw-dropping returns, but those funds have been better than many BRIC rivals and […]

Investors are using exchange traded funds to slice and dice the emerging markets. While broad emerging market ETFs have lost $6 billion in outflows over the past three years, country-specific ETFs that target emerging economies have seen $7 billion in inflows, reports Eric Balchunas for Bloomberg. “This indicates that at least some investors are breaking […]

Year-to-date, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) and the PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN), two of the largest India ETFs, have easily outperformed Brazil and Russia equivalents. The iShares India 50 ETF (NasdaqGM: INDY), a proxy for India’s CNX Nifty Index, which is home to India’s 50 largest stocks, has also been solid by […]

Despite being dumped along with other emerging markets during the recent market turmoil, India exchange traded funds track a more sturdy developing economy, compared to many other slowing markets. Over the past three months, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) dipped 8.2%, iShares India 50 ETF (NasdaqGM: INDY) retreated 6.6% and PowerShares India Portfolio […]

Finding pockets of strength among emerging markets stocks and exchange traded funds these days is not an easy endeavor, but India ETFs have been, broadly speaking, less bad than some other well-known country funds. Crude oil prices could remain depressed as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries maintains its high output in an attempt to […]

Meteorologists are already anticipating a strong El Niño event that could last through early spring. As the weather pattern strengthens, some markets and exchange traded funds could be adversely affected. A team at Nomura, led by Rob Subbaraman, pointed to countries that will feel the most pain are those that are poor and import most […]

Today in our ETF/Index options recap we highlight near term at-the-money put buying in the second largest India Equity based ETF, EPI (WisdomTree India Earnings, Expense Ratio 0.83%), specifically with trading interest in the August 22.50 strikes. EPI has had a tough trailing one month in terms of flows, losing nearly $200 million to redemptions […]

When looking for overseas exposure, investors may want to target Europe and region-specific exchange traded funds. Portfolio Strategist Andrew Burkly, along with Sam Burns and Scott Davies at Oppenheimer & Co., argue that European markets are among the highest ranked, whereas emerging markets and Asian economies look weaker, reports Dimitra DeFotis for Barron’s. “Overall, we […]

Market credit risk could drag on Brazil stocks and country-specific exchange traded fund, but India ETFs may be less susceptible as the country enjoys healthier finances. According to a Fitch Ratings survey, Brazil showed the greatest risk to emerging market corporate debt financing over the next 12 months, relative to emerging market sovereign debt, reports […]

As the U.S. equities market begins to slowdown, investors should consider emerging market exchange traded funds to capture potentially more attractive growth opportunities. “More competitive currencies, lower energy costs and aggressive monetary policy easing are combining to provide a solid underpinning for growth,” Barclays said in its June 2015 outlook, CNBC reports. The prolonged underperformance […]

Foreign investment dollars are declining across the emerging markets. However, India is still attracting investors, which could help support the long-term outlook for related country-specific exchange traded funds. There were 1,508 greenfield inward investment projects announced or launched in emerging countries over the first quarter, with an estimated $108 billion in capital expenditures, compared to […]

Last year, exchange traded funds holding Indian equities were the darlings of the emerging markets space. This year, those leaders have turned into laggards even as Asia’s third-largest economy has expanded at its quickest pace in four years. However, potential investors shouldn’t grow too optimistic with the higher gross domestic product figures as the latest […]

India’s economy expanded at its fastest pace in four years. However, investors who are interested in the country-specific exchange traded funds should keep in mind that the numbers are based off new accounting methods. Year-to-date, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) dipped 1.1%, iShares India 50 ETF (NasdaqGM: INDY) was 0.1% lower and PowerShares […]

Various economies and country-related exchange traded funds could react differently as we see a rebound in crude oil prices. Major oil producers will enjoy a reprieve in their energy-induced sell-off, but large consumers may find their wallets a little lighter after paying for higher energy costs. “If sustained, higher oil prices would reduce the gains […]

Investors should take a look at Asia-Pacific economies and related exchange traded funds as the countries experience rising domestic consumption on a growing labor, low interest rates and cheaper fuel prices. According to the International Monetary Fund, the Asia-Pacific region’s gross domestic product is expected to expand 5.6% in 2015, reports Ansuya Harjani for CNBC. […]

Despite somewhat retreating this year, India stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds show long-term potential as urbanization and favorable demographics help support the economy ahead. Year-to-date, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) dipped 2.1%, iShares India 50 ETF (NasdaqGM: INDY) fell 1.0%% and PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN) was up 1.5%. Looking at the […]

As the rally in U.S. equities gets long in the tooth, investors should consider rotating into developing economies and emerging market-related exchange traded funds. Joseph Mark Mobius, emerging market fund manager for Franklin Templeton Investments, argues that investors should think about shifting into better-performing emerging markets, reports Ansuya Harjani for CNBC. For instance, the Vanguard […]

Global economic growth is expected to remain sluggish this year on a slowdown in major developing countries. However, India and country-specific exchange traded funds could lead the emerging markets. India remains one of the best performing markets in the developing world. Over the past year, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) rose 24.0%, iShares […]