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Following the political battle of words between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican hopeful Donald Trump, many believed Clinton took the upper hand, with emerging market exchange traded funds coming out as a clear winner. Emerging markets, notably Mexico and Indonesia, were among the winners of Monday’s debate as many investors believed a Clinton […]

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 […]

Indonesian stocks and country-specific ETFs have been standout in developing world Indonesia for 2016 could turn out to be the story India was supposed in 2015, says HSBC Asia equity strategist Indonesia’s economy is expanding as signs that President Joko Widodo has been able to gain support for his promised economic reforms The emerging markets […]

While U.S. equities are being dragged down by a lackluster earnings season and a weakening outlook, Indonesia’s stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds strengthened Friday on an expanding economy. On Friday, the iShares Indonesia Investable Market Index Fund ETF (NYSEarca: EIDO) gained 2.3% and Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEarca: IDX) rose 2.0%. Both EIDO and […]

Southeast Asian markets and country-specific exchange traded funds are making a swift rebound off the recent selling as investors flock back into the markets on speculation that the Federal Reserve’s near-zero interest rate environment could last and a new Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal bolsters the region’s outlook. For instance, over the past week, the Market […]

Indonesian stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds bounced back Tuesday after President Joko Widodo unveiled a series of new economic stimulus measures, the second package this month, to help bolster the economy. On Tuesday, the iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSEArca: EIDO) rose 3.9% and Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEArca: IDX) gained 3.0%, recovering off […]

The equities market and stock exchange traded funds jumped after the Federal Reserve announced it will be standing pat on record low U.S. interest rates for now in light of the weak economy, stubbornly low inflation and unstable global markets. Fed officials voted nine to one in favor of keeping current interest rates, stating Thursday […]

The markets shook after China let its renminbi currency depreciate, and some Asian emerging markets, along with country-specific exchange traded funds, will continue to feel the consequences of the weaker yuan. A depreciating yuan makes Chinese exports more competitive in international markets. However, the beggar-thy-neighbor policy will negatively affect the country’s major trading partners. Daniel […]

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 […]

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 […]

After India and Indonesia enacted reforms to bolster their economies, emerging market exchange traded fund investors will only have to monitor the remaining fragile three if the Federal Reserve decides to tighten its monetary policy. Morgan Stanley first identified the Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa as the five most vulnerable to changes in […]

U.S. money managers have been funneling more assets into overseas markets, hoping to capitalize on cheaper valuations. Retail investors can also diversify away from U.S. stocks with international stock exchange traded funds as well. Krishna Memani, chief investment officer at Oppenheimer Funds Inc., has advised portfolio managers to shift in to Europe, Japan and developing […]

Exchange traded funds that track fragile-five countries Brazil, Indonesia, India, South Africa and Turkey have been susceptible to rising trade deficits and weakening currencies. However, the cheaper oil prices could help turn things around. According to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the low energy prices will help fragile-five economies narrow trade deficits and reduce […]

Broad Indonesia exchange traded funds could continue to strengthen, albeit at a slower pace due to the recent rate hike. However, the current conditions may be unfavorable for smaller Indonesian businesses. While Indonesia’s economy expanded 5.2% over the first half, the slowest pace since 2009, economists expect growth to pick up in 2015, writes Reuben […]

With China’s spending on the decline and the U.S. Federal Reserve aiming toward tighter monetary policies, emerging market exchange traded funds that track the so-called fragile five – Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey – could mirror the weakness experienced earlier this year. “Growth in emerging markets has been driven by Chinese demand and […]

With each up about 31% this year, the iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSEArca: EIDO) and the Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEArca: IDX) are two the best-performing emerging markets ETFs. In fact, EIDO and IDX are two of the best non-leveraged ETFs of any stripe, but even with that, stocks in Southeast Asia’s largest economy […]

Stocks and equity-based exchange traded funds have remained relatively range bound over July, dancing around back-and-forth, as investors weighed geopolitical volatility overseas against stronger economic data. Over the past month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500 all declined about 0.2%. The top performing non-leveraged ETFs over July include iShares […]

After the run-up in Indonesia stocks and related exchange traded funds on the elections euphoria, consumer sector stocks are beginning to look expensive. Following Jakarta governor Joko Widodo’s presidential nomination, Indonesian stocks have moved into a bull market since March on the prospects that the contender could cut through the bureaucracy to kick-start the economy. […]

Exchange traded funds tied to the Indonesian equities markets surged Monday, two days before the presidential election. The iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSEArca: EIDO) was up 4.4%, Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEArca: IDX) gained 3.6% and Market Vectors Indonesia Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: IDXJ) increased 5.2%.  The Indonesian market has been strengthening over the past […]

Indonesia’s export ban on raw ore sent nickel prices surging this year, but aluminum prices, along with related exchange traded notes, have been left behind. Now, some traders are pointing to potential opportunity in aluminum. From 2007 to 2013, Indonesia accounted for 60% of global exports of bauxite, a clay-soil mixture that is refined into […]

If you believe in the market’s ability to revert back to the mean, then you are likely hunting down exchange traded funds with attractive valuations or those that have been recently oversold. But there is a little more to value investing than just picking the worst performers. Singling out the worst-performing ETFs is just the […]

It’s a nice change of pace to be able to speak about options flows with a bullish bias for once in the Emerging Markets space, as we have seen some evidence of upside call buying in products such as FXI (iShares China Large Cap, Expense Ratio 0.73%), EWZ (iShares MSCI Brazil, Expense Ratio 0.60%), and […]

Indonesia country-specific exchange traded funds have been rallying ahead of the elections, with the Jakarta benchmark index crossing into bull market territory as Governor Joko Widodo was nominated for president. The iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSEArca: EIDO) surged 6.5% and the Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEArca: IDX) jumped 6.0% Friday. Since the August 27 […]

So much for Indonesia’s status as member of motley crew known as the Fragile Five or “BIITS.” Southeast Asia’s largest economy is home the region’s second-best equity market this year behind Vietnam. Soaring Indonesian equities have ignited the iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSEArca: EIDO) and the Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEArca: IDX), sending the […]

Volatility in the developing economies pressured riskier assets at the start of the year, but investment money is slowly trickling back into emerging market debt country-specific exchange traded funds. Barclays data reveals that foreigners, notably institutional investors, are putting money back into emerging market debt, reports Shuli Ren for Barron’s. The bottom-up research conducted by […]

Walloped by a plunging currency which facilitated a widening current account deficit, exchange traded funds tracking Indonesia tumbled last year. That story is known and in the past. This year, ETFs focusing Southeast Asia’s largest economy have surged, proving gold can indeed be mined by participating in the “trash to treasure” trade. “So far in […]

Over the past month, coffee prices and related exchange traded notes have surged, and the rally could extend as elections, weather damage in Indonesia, the third-biggest grower of robusta, and the World Cup limit exports abroad. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: JO) jumped 19.4% over the past week over concerns […]

Although some emerging markets exchange traded funds have rallied this month, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) is still dealing with a 2.2% year-to-date loss. The major ETFs tracking Brazil, China, Russia and normally conservative South Korea are sporting year-to-date losses, but that does not mean all single-country emerging markets ETFs have been […]

A prominent theme tied to emerging markets in recent months has been a spate of central bank actions. Primarily, developing world central banks have been raising interest rates as a means of defending sagging currencies. Conventional wisdom dictates that it usually takes several months for an interest rate change, in either direction, to make an […]

The emerging markets have been getting hammered this year, but Indonesia exchange traded funds standing out, outperforming most Southeast Asian economies, as export growth bolstered the economy. The iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSEArca: EIDO) has gained 2.5% year-to-date and the Market Vectors Indonesia ETF (NYSEArca: IDX) is up 0.7%. In comparison, the MSCI Emerging Markets […]