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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 […]

Throughout the course of this presidential election year, an array of industry and sector exchange traded funds have been affected. For example, earlier in the year, biotechnology ETFs were plagued by rhetoric on high drug prices from both political parties. Conversely, markets seem to have reconciled that regardless of which party wins the White House […]

Scores of single-country exchange traded funds are being affected by central bank policies this year. Count the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW), the largest ETF tracking stocks in Latin America’s second-largest economy, among that group. Earlier this year, Mexico’s central bank surprisingly raised interest rates in a bid to halt the peso’s slide, […]

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. […]

Not surprisingly, emerging markets currencies and equities are among the asset classes coming under pressure following last week’s Brexit outcome. That includes the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) and the Mexican peso. The peso, along with other emerging markets currencies, has been a tepid performer this year while EWW has been a dud […]

On Thursday, which, coincidentally, was also Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s central bank left interest rates unchanged. The central bank in Latin America’s second-largest economy had to the room to be somewhat accomodative as rebounding commodities price have helped the once downtrodden peso bounce back this year. Up 11.1% over the past 90 days, the iShares […]

Shares of the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) surged 3.8% yesterday on volume that was about 50% above the 90-day trailing average after Mexico’s central bank surprisingly raised interest rates in a bid to stem the peso’s lengthy slump. “Banxico raised its interbank borrowing rate by 50 basis points to 3.75% in a […]

The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) is down 5.4% this year as the lone dedicated Mexico exchange traded fund has been pressured by the slumping peso, prompting investors to make EWW the worst Latin America single-country ETF in terms of lost assets to start 2016. Mexico is at risk as its reserve coverage […]

Latin American equities and the relevant exchange traded funds trading in the U.S. have been among the most severely punished emerging markets assets since 2014. Brazil, the region’s largest economy, is a big reason why and the struggles of the Brazilian economy underscore why investors daring enough to explore Latin America should prefer Mexico and […]

Emerging market exchange traded fund investors should closely monitor their Colombia and Mexico exposure as the two economies join the infamous list of “fragile five” emerging countries. According to JPMorgan Asset management, Colombia and Mexico are now members of the so-called fragile five group of emerging markets, edging out Brazil and India, reports Steven Johnson […]

Money managers are starting to take an interest in Mexico and Chile as consumer spending picks up. Retail investors can also access the two markets through country-specific exchange traded funds. For example, ETF investors can use the iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ECH) and the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) to track […]

The Mexican peso has been the worst performing currency this year. Nevertheless, investors interested in Mexico’s markets can utilize peso-hedged exchange traded funds to capture any underlying strength, without the currency risk. The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) has declined 3.8% year-to-date. However, factoring out the depreciation in the peso, the db X-trackers […]

Recently the theme in the options market concerning the largest Mexico equity fund in the U.S. listed landscape, EWW (iShares MSCI Mexico Capped, Expense Ratio 0.49%) has been “limited upside” judging from the call selling we have seen and tracked. Year to date, EWW has seen more than $457 million leave the fund thanks to […]

The Mexico country-specific exchange traded fund could be slowing as declining oil revenue and declining business confidence drag on the economy. The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) has dipped 1.8% year-to-date and fell 2.4% over the past year. Alternatively, the db X-trackers MSCI Mexico Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DBMX), which hedges against a […]

As Canada and Mexico compete for oil processing along the U.S. Gulf Coast, West Texas Intermediate oil prices may remain depressed, but oil refiners and sector-related exchange traded funds could come out on top. The new Seaway Twin pipeline could double the amount of heavy Canadian crude oil to the Gulf, pressuring crude from Mexico […]

Investors may take a look at exchange traded funds that track Mexico and Argentina as hedge fund firm Third Point sees potential opportunities in the two economies. Daniel Loeb, head of Third Point, argues that Argentina is likely to reach an agreement with its holdout creditors by year’s end, which would “undoubtedly benefit the Argentinian […]

The rally in Mexican stocks and related exchange traded funds could wane  as the government cuts its 2014 outlook on poor export demand and a dip in consumer confidence after a tax hike. The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) was down 0.2% Friday. The ETF has increased 8.3% over the past three months. […]

The Mexico exchange traded fund has turned around, moving back above its long-term trend line, as the Mexican central bank points to encouraging and potentially accelerating economic growth. The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) was up 1.0% Friday, trading back above its 200-day simple moving average. EWW jumped 7.0% over the past month, […]

A single country ETF that has had a nice resurrection in the past two weeks on the greater theme of equity strength in Emerging Markets and particularly Latin America going into quarter’s end is EWW (iShares Mexico, Expense Ratio 0.52%). The fund has scooped up a fresh $200 million in new assets in recent sessions […]

It is starting to sound like a broken record, but it is still accurate to say 2014 has been harsh to emerging markets exchange traded funds. As has been the case for most of this year, the 10 worst non-leveraged ETFs entering Wednesday’s trading session were all emerging markets funds. And has also been the […]

The 2014 trend of outflows from equity-based exchange traded funds is not abating. At least not yet. Last month, investors pulled nearly $10 billion from exchange traded products after ETF inflows reached a record last year, topping $200 billion for the second consecutive year. Equity-based ETFs were the culprits, shedding $10 billion “and diverged from […]

The economic and political problems in developing economies sent waves through the global markets. Nevertheless, the emerging markets should still be a part of a diversified global portfolio, and investors can utilize exchange traded funds to navigate the world. For starters, investors can avoid troubled countries, like Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa, and […]

The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) is positioned to close this week flat or with a modest loss. That lags the 2.3% gained by the iShares Latin American 40 ETF (NYSEArca: ILF), which features an almost 28% weight to Mexico. EWW’s lethargy is disappointing considering that earlier this week Moody’s raised Mexico’s credit […]

The Mexico exchange traded fund did not get much help after Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the country’s credit rating. The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) closed modestly lower Wednesday, adding to its 9.2% year-to-date decline. Citing improvements due to economic reforms signed by President Enrique Pena Nieto, Moody’s raised Mexico’s credit rating to […]

The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) is the second-best single-country ETF tracking a Latin American nation this year, just as it was in 2013. And as was the case last year, EWW’s status as second-best among LatAm country ETFs does not mean a whole lot because the fund is trading lower. At the […]

This is how bad things were for exchange traded funds tracking Latin America last year: Of the single-country funds, only the Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT) posted a gain. The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) was the next best performer of the group with a loss of just under 2%. […]

Thursday’s session was not the start to 2014 emerging markets investors were looking for as the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) lost 3.8% on volume that was more than double the daily average. Other high volume losers among emerging markets funds included the marquee Brazil, China, Turkey and Thailand ETFs. [Thailand, Turkey ETFs […]

As a decade-long commodity boom wanes, Latin America exchange traded funds are slumping. Broad Latin America ETFs have stumbled this year. The iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund (NYSEArca: ILF) is down 13.0% year-to-date and the SPDR S&P Emerging Latin America ETF (NYSEArca: GML) is down 14.3%. “There’s a paradigm shift — rising rates […]

To say the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) is the second-best Latin America single-country ETF of 2013 is accurate. It is also somewhat misleading because of the six country-specific LatAm ETFs, only the Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT) has traded higher this year. EWW has lost 3.2%, though that is […]

Growing current-account deficits, hot money exposure and a cooling China are just some reasons why investors are taking a closer look at emerging market exchange traded funds as more become selective in their foreign exposure. HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and International Strategy & Investment Group LLC point out that investors are getting […]