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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 […]

Two years ago, India stocks and exchange traded funds were the gems in an otherwise dismal landscape for emerging markets equities. That theme changed for the worse last year and has extended into 2016 as funds such as the iShares MSCI India ETF (BATS: INDA), PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN) and WisdomTree India Earnings ETF […]

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 […]

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 […]

The iShares MSCI India ETF (BATS: INDA) has completed the BATS Competitive Liquidity Provider (“CLP”) Program as the fund’s consolidated average daily volume has topped 1 million shares. In an attempt to bolster liquidity in its less frequently traded exchange traded funds, BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) iShares ETF business is participating in BATS and NYSE Arca […]

When it comes to investing in overseas assets, investors are becoming more finicky with their emerging market exchange traded fund exposure. For instance, James Daniel of The Advisory Firm dropped two broad emerging market ETFs, WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund (NYSEArca: DEM) and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), and replaced the positions […]

Most exchange traded products in the U.S. trade on the New York Stock Exchange or the or the Nasdaq Global Market. That is not stopping Kansas City-based BATS Global Markets from the ambitious goal of being the largest U.S. ETF listing venue in three to five years. “There was a total of 1,411 U.S.-domiciled ETFs […]

While developed markets languished, investors turned to emerging markets and related exchange traded funds for a cheaper play on global markets. Emerging equities are outperforming developed markets. Year-to-date, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) rose 1.1% and the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) increased 1.6%, whereas the e SPDR S&P 500 […]

As the European Central Bank turns on its printing press, emerging market assets and related exchange traded funds could sop up all the excess liquidity. Emerging market ETFs, like the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), could capitalize on another round of easy money. Year-to-date, VWO […]

In an attempt to bolster liquidity in its less frequently traded exchange traded funds, BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) iShares ETF business is participating in BATS and NYSE Arca incentives programs. The ETF provider is dishing out over $600,000 to encourage greater liquidity under the BATS Global Markets’ Competitive Liquidity Program and NYSE Arca’s ETP Incentive Program, […]

Institutional investors are throwing money back into emerging Asia. The average retail investor can also pick and choose their Asia market exposure through country-specific exchange traded funds. After a two month sell-off, foreign institutional investors funneled $5.3 billion back into emerging Asia equities, reports Shuli Ren for Barron’s. According to HSBC, Chinese equities attracted the […]

The U.S. is not the only large equity market that has been racing to record highs. Indian stocks have accomplishing the same feat, taking some U.S. investors along for the ride. Only stocks in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have outperformed Indian shares this year among emerging markets, according to Thomson Reuters Datastream. Of […]

As the world’s largest wealth fund increases its holdings in India, the average retail investors can also access this emerging market through country-specific exchange traded funds. For example, the PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN), iShares MSCI India ET (NYSEArca: INDA) and iShares India 50 ETF (NasdaqGM: INDY) all provide access to India’s equities markets. PIN […]

Investors seeking international exposure may want to limit their exposure to India-related exchange traded funds as India stocks trade at their highest in three-years relative to global markets. Year-to-date, the PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN) has increased 24.8%, iShares MSCI India ET (NYSEArca: INDA) gained 23.4% and the iShares India 50 ETF (NasdaqGM: INDY) rose […]

India’s markets, along with related country-specific exchange traded funds, appear less risky after the Standard & Poor’s rating agency raised the country’s credit outlook, reducing the prospect of a downgrade to junk status any time soon. On Friday, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) was up 1.8%, iShares MSCI India ETF (NYSEArca: INDA) rose […]

Exchange traded funds tracking Indian equities have been among the brightest spots in what has generally been a shiny year for emerging markets ETFs. In the run-up to and in the aftermath Narendra Modi’s win in the recent national elections, India ETFs have cemented their status as emerging markets leaders. For the year, the the […]

Indian equities and relate exchange traded funds shot up after newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to office, and some argue that the rally is only the tip of the iceberg. India ETFs, like the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI), iShares MSCI India ETF (NYSEArca: INDA) and PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN), have […]

At this point, the story is widely known. When it comes to single-country exchange traded funds tracking the largest developing economies, including the BRIC quartet, India funds have been dominant this year. Dominant regarding both performance and asset-gathering proficiency. The WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) entered Tuesday with a year-to-date gain of 32.6%, far […]

Inflation in India is already slowing under the newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, assuring country-specific exchange traded fund investors that the new administration will keep enacting reforms to support the economy. Consumer prices increased 8.28% in May year-over-year, compared to a 8.59% reading in April and below economists’ average estimates for a 8.4% gain, […]

As is now widely known, India exchange traded funds have gotten significant lifts in the run up to and confirmation of the landslide victory for Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi in the country’s recent national election. Those gains could grow if Modi’s BJP National Democratic Alliance can control at least 273 seats in India’s Lok Sabha, […]

India country-specific exchange traded funds surged Friday, with benchmark Indian indices touching new all-time highs, on hopes that the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party will win the elections. However, some warn that the market should brace for a steep sell-off if victory is elusive. On Friday, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) rose 3.7%. […]

India stocks and country-related exchange traded funds may stand out among emerging markets funds this year as general elections in May could put a reform-minded government in place. Fund managers are already positioning ahead of the world’s largest general election in India, anticipating that India’s opposition party leader Narendra Modi will either win a majority […]

India exchange traded funds have surged over the past month, with India’s benchmark indices hitting new record highs, on hopes that elections next month will bring a more business friendly party to power. Over the past month, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) has gained 8.6% over the past month, iShares MSCI India ETF […]

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 […]

India’s Bombay Stock Exchange touched a record high Thursday. Meanwhile, exchange traded funds that track India’s small-caps and infrastructure stocks led the charge. The EGShares India Infrastructure Index Fund (NYSEArca: INXX) was up 3.0% and the iShares MSCI India Small Cap Index (NYSEArca: SMIN) gained 3.2% Thursday on volume that is nearly 75% above average. […]

India exchange traded funds have looked pretty good this year compared to single-country BRIC rivals. For example, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) is only slightly lower on the year while the iShares MSCI India ETF (NYSEArca: INDA) is flat. Those impressive performances considering elevated levels of inflation in India and a spate of […]

After years of easy money fueling growth, inflationary pressures in India are stifling economic activity, weighing on Indian equities and related exchange traded funds. The WisdomTree India Earnings ETF (NYSE: EPI) has declined 13.2% over the past year. India’s government should have done more to insulate the economy from the Federal Reserve’s trillion dollar stimulus […]

India exchange traded funds have weakened this year on soaring inflation and quickly depreciating rupee currency, but favorable monsoon rains, greater rural demand and an uptick in exports could support Indian equities in 2014. Some observers are anticipating higher economic growth in India as investor confidence in Indian equities rises on a jump in exports, […]