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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. […]

First Trust, the seventh-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, could add to its lineup of single-country ETFs with an India ETF. Illinois-based First Trust has filed plans with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the First Trust ZyFin India Quality and Governance ETF. “Companies will be evaluated for quality based on earnings volatility, leverage […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In another year of disappointment and volatility for emerging markets investors, there are some areas of slight encouragement. Year-to-date, the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI) and the PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN), two of the largest India ETFs, have not delivered jaw-dropping returns, but those funds have been better than many BRIC rivals and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]