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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 […]

The Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Index Fund (NYSEArca: EEM), the two largest emerging markets exchange traded funds by assets, and rival ETFs tracking developing economies have been ripping higher this year and that is encouraging investors to once again allocate capital to the asset class. Commodities prices are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

Even though the emerging markets have been underperforming in the global markets, there is a silver lining. India country-specific exchange traded funds have stood out. Over the past year, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) rose 27.0%, iShares India 50 ETF (NasdaqGM: INDY) gained 26.4% and PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN) increased 26.7%. In […]

India’s stocks and related exchange traded funds have been among the better performers in the emerging markets space. However, India’s inability to maintain positive momentum in light of optimistic fundamentals has some on edge. Over the past year, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) rose 30.3%, iShares India 50 ETF (NasdaqGM: INDY) gained 29.4% […]

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 […]

Investors may have to get use to the idea of double-digit oil prices sticking around for the near-term. Consequently, exchange traded fund traders can capitalize on countries that rely on heavy crude imports. “This is an oil shock that was supply-driven and the supply was created by new technology,” BlackRock’s Chief Exeuctive Officer and co-founder […]

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 […]

After a dismal year, two members of the BRICs – Brazil, Russia, India and China – may not be up to normal standards that the markets have come to expect. Instead of taking on broad exposure, investors can pick and choose country weights with exchange traded funds. Over the past year, the iShares MSCI BRIC […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]