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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 […]

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 […]

It may not feel like it, but according to S&P Dow Jones Indices, emerging markets outperformed developed markets last month. Although just eight of 23 emerging markets traded higher, India’s heft helped those 23 markets post an average gain of 0.34%, better than the average loss of 1.7% for the 25 developed markets tracked by […]

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 […]

Institutional investors are throwing money back into emerging Asia. The average retail investor can also pick and choose their Asia market exposure through country-specific exchange traded funds. After a two month sell-off, foreign institutional investors funneled $5.3 billion back into emerging Asia equities, reports Shuli Ren for Barron’s. According to HSBC, Chinese equities attracted the […]

The U.S. is not the only large equity market that has been racing to record highs. Indian stocks have accomplishing the same feat, taking some U.S. investors along for the ride. Only stocks in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have outperformed Indian shares this year among emerging markets, according to Thomson Reuters Datastream. Of […]

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 […]