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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. […]

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 […]

India exchange traded funds have been laggards relative to the broader emerging markets complex this year, but have recently started showing signs of shedding that status. For example, the PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN) is up 2.4% over the past month. Some market observers believe Indian stocks offer rebound potential. Over the short-term, India has […]

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 […]

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 […]

ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon recently appeared on CNBC to talk talk alternative investment ideas to play a more volatile market environment and mentioned the EGShares India Consumer ETF (NYSEArca: INCO) as an attractive play for a growing emerging economy. Click on the video below to hear the full interview. The opinions and forecasts expressed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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This article was written by Brent Bates, a senior portfolio manager with the Invesco International Growth team, focusing on large- and mid-cap Asia Pacific and Latin American equities. Emerging market economies continued a downward trend during the second quarter, with declining industrial production and weak auto and retail sales. While there were a couple of […]

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 […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced some choppy conditions, but investors have unclenched their teeth as markets largely rebounded over July. Over July, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.3%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 2.0% and the S&P 500 gained 1.8%. The best performing non-leveraged ETFs over the past month include the Market […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Emerging market investors may want to keep an eye on India exchange traded funds after Moody’s Investors Services upgraded its outlook on India, predicting the economy to outpace its peers ahead. Year-to-date, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) rose 6.4%, iShares India 50 ETF (NasdaqGM: INDY) gained 7.6% and PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN) […]

With global growth faltering, countries may bolster spending on infrastructure projects to stimulate their economies, and investors can capitalize on the expansion through sector-related exchange traded funds. According to the International Monetary Fund, global economies have been weighed down by the effects of the financial downturn and will likely continue to feel its effects for […]

After years of falling behind, emerging market stocks and related exchange traded funds may be putting the worse behind them and begin moderately outpacing U.S. markets. Year-to-date, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO), which tracks the FTSE Emerging Index, is up 2.3% and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), which follows […]