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Many exchange traded funds that track individual countries have been beaten to a pulp in 2011. Some bargain hunters see cheap valuations in these hard-hit ETFs despite global debt and economic tensions. Last week, we took a look at some of the most oversold ETFs measured by distance from the 50-day moving averages. [The Contrarian: […]

An exchange traded fund that invests in Taiwan has fallen in June with the selling accelerating last week after the central bank announced a surprise interest-rate hike. Options traders are positioning for more weakness in the single-country ETF, an analyst says. Paul Weisbruch, head of ETF/options sales and trading at Street One Financial, in a […]

A Taiwan exchange traded fund is in the red for 2011 as it waits for better global economic data and is feeling the effects of rising inflation, most notably from commodity prices. The Taiwanese consumer price index increased a higher-than-expected 1.66% in May year-over-year on increasing prices for clothing, food and oil, report Paul Mozur […]

The $3.5 billion iShares MSCI Taiwan Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWT) was active in morning trading Monday after the country reported exports for March. Export growth in Taiwan slowed last month on lower demand from Japan following the earthquake and tsunami, RTTNews reported. The Taiwan ETF was down nearly 1% in early U.S. action Monday. The […]

A mix of warning signs are popping up in the emerging markets. However, emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs) aren’t all moving in lock step, and investors may wade through the waters to find stability. For some emerging markets, growth is slowing, inflation is rising and political and social instability is turning into revolutions, report […]

Things are looking up for Taiwan’s exchange traded fund (ETF): the country’s exports are improving and economic growth is rising. Now, things may get even better. Taiwan will soon open its technology sector to Chinese investors, allowing investments of up to 10% in Taiwanese tech companies and up to 50% in new tech-sector joint ventures, […]

Can anything go wrong for the Taiwan exchange traded fund (ETF)? Not lately. Although iShares MSCI Taiwan (NYSEArca: EWT) was dragged down in Friday’s market moves, it’s showing some nice upside moves. Pulling back the curtain, we see a few things driving the growth: The country boasts record-high export rates. The main stock index, the […]

If you’ve been wondering where the bottom on exchange traded fund (ETF) expense ratios might be, it’s not here. iShares recently became the first industry player in 2011 to cut its ETF prices, trimming the expense ratios for 34 of its ETFs, reports Robert Goldsborough for Morningstar. [Where’s the Bottom on ETF Fees?] The fee […]

ETFs are off to a flat start Friday, a day after Wall Street hit two-year highs, as worries from overseas once again came back into play after Ireland was hit with a downgrade. In Washington, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a two-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts just before midnight Thursday after weeks […]

Taiwan’s exchange traded fund (ETF) surged 3.3% last week, undaunted by reports that the economy there grew at a slower pace last month. Economic expansion in the Taiwanese economy slowed slightly last month, and measures show that future economic growth may not be so hot, either. [Trade Agreement Agrees with Taiwan ETF.] If this continues, […]

Asia hosts a rather robust population and it isn’t surprising that the region will experience a huge growth in tech users as the countries develop. Technology companies, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), could benefit from the greater exposure to the growing digital market. In June 2010, China’s “netizenship” reached 420 million, but the […]

The international banking industry has a new set of rules with which to comply. Although they may take years to be fully enacted, financial exchange traded funds (ETFs) are reacting well to the news early this morning. According to the ETF Dashboard, financial ETFs heartily approve of the new rules for banks the world over. […]

Asia, the world’s fastest-growing region, has shown signs of a slowdown. But it doesn’t necessarily mean you should dump your exchange traded funds (ETFs) China saw its manufacturing numbers in July slow for the first time since early last year, raising fears that the Asian region is gearing up for a hard time. Aaron Scott […]

After years of political bickering, Taiwan and China have signed a historic Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA). The trade pact will help lift economic productivity in Taiwan, and provide a boost to the Taiwan-related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The trade back between Taiwan and China is expected to provide a 0.4% boost the the island’s […]

China and Taiwan have put pen to paper on an historic trade pact, which will solidify the relationship between one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and Taiwan’s biggest trading partner. Taiwan’s exchange traded funds (ETFs) may reap the rewards of the deal. The treaty could restore Taiwan’s competitiveness in the world’s third-largest economy and help […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have made it easier for the regular investor to gain access to China and other Asian emerging markets. Still, emerging economies aren’t for the conservatives at heart since they come with greater risk and higher volatility. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not […]

Increasingly, exchange traded fund (ETF) providers and investors are seeing the benefits of looking beyond broad emerging market funds. A new class of ETFs gives exposure to various slices of this segment, one of which is small-cap companies. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come […]

After a rocky start to 2010, Taiwan exchange traded funds (ETFs) may soon start to feel better. For one, the country’s Taiwan’s economic outlook has been upgraded by Citibank as a result of the country’s strong export performance. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) hit the 1,000 mark last month. With new launches from providers like Grail, IndexIQ, Emerging Global Shares and another try by Northern Trust, it may not be long before the number of ETFs goes well beyond that. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may […]

What’s hot? Small-cap and biotechnology, for two things. That’s why two major exchange traded fund (ETF) providers have funds either launching or in the works to cover both of these popular asset classes. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this […]

China and Taiwan have long been at odds, but those days are showing signs of coming to a close as they forge a friendlier partnership. A pending trade deal could bring the two nations closer together and lift the Taiwan exchange traded fund (ETF) to greater heights. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely […]

The technology sector not only powers our lives, but it also seems poised to power the domestic rally. To play along, there are a number of technology sector and sub-sector exchange traded funds (ETFs) at your disposal, and many of them are above their long-term trend lines. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely […]

Taiwan is a fast-growing emerging market that often gets lost in the hubbub over giants like China, Russia and Brazil. Taiwan has a sensitive relationship with China, but that’s no reason to dismiss the various exchange traded funds (ETFs) that can give you a play on this island nation. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein […]

Taiwan’s forecasts for growth this year have been raised in light of an improving economic outlook. But the market’s exchange traded fund (ETF) could struggle along as the country balances a sensitive relationship with China. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information […]

Taiwan’s economy, along with related exchange traded fund (ETF), has a strong tech sector supporting it, with the country’s computer maker making itself into a reputable international name brand. The island is also readying itself for acceptance into an Asian trade association, but it will have to work out a kink. The opinions and forecasts […]

Shares in Taiwan have ended at their highest levels of 2009. This could signal the start of a turnaround for the growing economy, along with its exchange traded funds (ETFs). The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not […]

It appears that most Asian economies have finally pulled out of a recession. While recovery is expected to be slow for the time being, there are a variety of exchange traded fund (ETF) plays for even modest growth. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come […]

Taiwan’s monetary policy may not be changed any time soon as the recovery of the economy, along with country-related exchange traded fund (ETF), is still under way and the government wants to keep moving in the right direction. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come […]

A wayward typhoon blew Taiwan, its economy and related exchange traded fund (ETF), off course, but the country could straighten itself out with some help. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as […]

Every so often, it’s helpful to take stock of the markets and see what’s been happening in the big picture. With that, here are five exchange traded funds (ETFs) that have moved impressively in the last month. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to […]