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Peruvian equities and country-specific exchange traded fund investors breathed a sigh of relief as a recent ruling helped ease fears that MSCI indexing would downgrade the emerging market to frontier status. The iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPU) gained 2.8% Friday. Peru has also been one of the best performing emerging market this […]

Global markets were reeling earlier this week, but the sell off has left many emerging markets and country-specific exchange traded funds with cheaper valuations. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index plunged 11% in local currency terms this month, pushing 12-month forward price-to-earnings ratio to 9.4, a little below its 5-year average of 10, reports Ansuya Harjani […]

A country that is not represented well in terms of fund offerings (with only one product currently listed in the U.S.), is Peru. EPU (iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index, Expense Ratio 0.62%) debuted in June of 2009 and remains the only investment option here, and has about $176 million in assets under management at […]

It has been another lackluster year for Latin American equities and the corresponding exchange traded funds. Despite periods of ebullience, the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) is down more than 11% on the year while the iShares Latin American 40 ETF (NYSEArca: ILF) is lower by 7%. Other single-country offerings have offered similarly […]

The iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPU) is often overlooked compared to rival single-country Latin America exchange traded funds, such as the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) and the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ). With metals prices firming, investors may want to give the materials-heavy EPU, the lone Peru-specific […]

Granted, it closed just slightly higher, but on Tuesday the iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPU) was one of just 13 exchange traded funds to hit a new 52-week high. “The Peruvian stock market may not be featuring the double-digit total return (10.9 percent) of its Colombian counterpart or the higher, 10.4 percent […]

Here is a fun trivia question related to the World Cup and exchange traded funds: What is the only Latin American country that has a dedicated ETF tracking its stocks that is not participating in the 2014 World Cup? The answer is Peru and the iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPU). While Argentina, […]

In a move that went somewhat unnoticed, the iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPU) was the top-performing single-country Latin America ETF in April, gaining 7.3%. That tops even the high-flying iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ). What makes EPU’s April upside all the more impressive is that the fund got little help […]

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 […]

Monday’s market action was dismal to say the least as all three major U.S. indices shed more than 1%, but an interesting, almost stealth scenario was seen emerging. The interesting part of the equation being that in the sea of red that illustrated scores of non-leveraged sector ETFs, some of last year’s worst performers, including […]

The Peru exchange traded fund strengthened Wednesday after Fitch Ratings upgraded the country’s credit rating, praising the economy’s ability to absorb shocks in the system. The iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPU) was up 0.3% Wednesday. EPU has gained 5.5% over the past three months, but the fund is still down 23.4% year-to-date. […]

The iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPU) has plunged nearly 31% this year. The average loss for the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) is about 25%. That high level of correlation between EPU, gold and silver is not a coincidence. EPU, the lone Peru-specific ETF, allocates […]

Thanks to a strong flash reading of China’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index for September, some marquee emerging markets ETFs notched gains Monday even as U.S. stocks finished the day lower. Despite giving back some of their post-no tapering announcement gains from last Wednesday, emerging markets ETFs, broadly speaking, have improved noticeably in recent weeks and […]

For the bulk of 2013, investors have shown a preference for stocks over commodities and fears regarding tapering of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program have only added to the pressure on commodities ETFs and ETNs. Year-to-date, marquee commodities ETFs such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) […]

Single-country Latin America ETFs have struggled this year and the iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPU) has not immune to those problems. EPU’s trials and tribulations are quite familiar to investors that actively follow commodities and foreign exchange markets along with developing world equities. The $316.8 million EPU has tumbled over 26% this […]

Collapsing gold and silver prices have claimed an array of predictable victims in the ETF world. However, that roster extends beyond the usual suspects such as the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX). Plunging metals prices have adversely affected some marquee single-country ETFs as well, particularly at […]

Concerned that free flowing liquidity from years of loose monetary policies will soon come to an end, investors are shifting away from emerging market assets and exchange traded funds. The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) lost 3% over the past month. The fund is down 5.1% year-to-date. However, previously hot single-country ETFs for […]

Many investors focus on broad-based ETFs for emerging markets. However, there are some single-country funds tracking developing markets such as Chile and Peru that have been offering up good performance under the radar. They can also benefit from moves in specific currency markets. For example, the peso has also added to the overall economic performance […]

Emerging market exchange traded funds have been on a tear as investors return to riskier equities. While most investors may be focused on the obvious choices, like China, some Latin American emerging markets also provide great growth opportunities. The Inter-American Development Bank recently projected Latin American economies to expand 3.6% in 2012, reports Susan J. […]

The iShares MSCI Peru Index (NYSEArca: EPU) has given back to investors in 2012, outperforming gold and copper exchange traded funds. Rising metals prices have been the support for this fund. “There are a number of positive investment themes for Latin America’s largest markets. Brazil, Chile, and Peru are all blessed with abundant natural resources, and should benefit […]

With global growth, copious liquidity and low interest rates spurring riskier investment strategies, emerging market equities and exchange traded funds have been among the most attractive assets this year. “The main argument for investing in international equities is for diversification through exposure to different countries and economies, slightly different sector weightings, and foreign currencies,” according […]

Peru’s Prime Minister Salomon Lerner is creating a new mining plan of action that phases out illegal miners and promotes sustainable mining development. The support of foreign investment can help rally the local market and single country exchange traded fund if this plan can play out. A recent credit upgrade from Fitch Ratings may also […]

An exchange traded fund for Peru has bounced this week following solid economic data, while rising gold prices may also help the country, a top producer of the precious metal. Peru’s economy expanded at a rate of 5.33% in June. Although June’s total output was lower than analysts anticipated, strong domestic demand and external demand […]

The volatile moves in gold prices are impacting exchange traded funds tracking single countries that are big producers and consumers of the precious metal, according to an ETF industry strategist. “Investors interested in gaining exposure to gold, and expressing views on it, usually trade the commodity itself, or trade gold producers, which are the companies […]

An exchange traded fund indexed to Peru has seen huge swings as investors have dealt with political uncertainty leading up to and after the recent presidential elections. The Peruvian economy is showing strong growth but the ETF fell sharply after Ollanta Humala, former lieutenant colonel and left-wing candidate, won the election. Peru’s financial markets and […]

The Peru exchange traded fund, iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (NYSEArca: EPU), has taken a beating in the wake of Ollanta Humala being elected president of the country. This marks a shift in Peru’s policies with a slant to the left. The ETF, which has about $489 million in assets, has had a […]

An exchange traded fund that invests in Peru was down 10% Monday morning in U.S. trading after Ollanta Humala emerged as the victor in a runoff election held over the weekend. The $489 million iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (NYSEArca: EPU) was off 12.8% year to date as of June 3, according to […]

The $400 million iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (NYSEArca: EPU) has a chance to run, but headwinds are whipping up for this country and its focused exchange traded fund (ETF). Still, the Peru fund was among the best performers among all ETFs this week with a gain of more than 5%. Peru’s stock […]

The nearly $400 million iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (NYSEArca: EPU) was up more than 4% in afternoon trading Friday. The exchange traded fund (ETF) has been under pressure lately as a presidential vote over the weekend led to a runoff. Peru’s stock market jumped Friday following several days of losses tied to […]

Global X, now becoming well known for its lineup of first-mover exchange traded funds (ETFs), is first-to-market again with a fund aimed at the Andean region of Latin America. The Andean region, composed of the fast-growing economies of Peru, Colombia and Chile, boasts one of the best-performing stock markets in the world. You can now […]