ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Tucked away in the heart of the Jewish country is Tali 25, an exchange traded fund (ETF) that is already 8 years old. It was Israel’s first fund to market.

Since then, the Israel ETF industry has grown considerably, with a ratio of ETFs to mutual funds of 25%. The ratio in the U.S. is 15%, reports Sarit Menaham for Haaretz.

The most notable aspect of  the Israeli ETF market is the number of ETFs in various indexes.  In the United States and other countries, or or a few ETF providers may have exclusivity over an index. This abundance is great for local investors as it creates competition, and has providers striving to be the best.

American investors seeking to invest in this market can do so with the iShaers MSCI Israel Cap Invest Mkt Index (EIS). This ETF launched on March 28, and is up 10.1% since.

The economy is growing at 5% for the fifth consecutive year, with high-tech companies leading the way. Voice mail technology and other innovations actually have their roots in Israel, who has more listings on NASDAQ than any country aside from the United States and Canada, reports Abraham Rabinovich for The Australian News.

Socialism is a thing of the past, however, the gap between the rich and the poor is one of the deepest among developed nations. Investment in the land of one of the oldest civilizations could prove fruitful for American investors today.

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