ETF Trends
ETF Trends

We all have our opinions, especially when it comes to the U.S. economy and the outlook for emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs). That’s why it can be edifying and educational to hear from other experts on the matter.

Black Enterprise recently assembled a panel of experts to discuss where we’ve been, where we’re going and what the next big growth spots are.

At the round table discussion, there was a general sense of cautious optimism. Virtual Private Server reports that the growth in the United States is going to be slow, however, there will be some growth, just not quickly.

Here are some of the points that came up:

  • Overseas growth is a large determinant in the United States’ economy, given that most of its production is carried out elsewhere. Inexpensive labor markets abroad offer U.S. companies good opportunities to optimize competitiveness to expand further.
  • Over the past couple of years, much of the returns have been made in spurts, short periods of time, and the returns will continue to be there, along with market volatility.
  • Transnational markets are being seen as the last bastions of progress in U.S. economy. The rationale behind this prediction is the fact that most trans-border mergers and transnational expansions are stabilizing on their own, without state regulation.
  • The world is a global market now like never before. There is no historical precedent. Never before have we had emerging markets that have stabilized. In previous times, we always had emerging market opportunities, but there was always a lot of risk. [How Emerging Market Growth is Giving High Returns.]

Emerging market investments are full of opportunity, and now with ETFs,the ability to target these markets from a better angle has never been easier. [A Different Tack With Emerging Market ETFs.]

For more stories about emerging markets, visit our emerging markets category.

  • Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO)

  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (NYSEArca: EEM)

  • Emerging Global Shares Dow Jones Emerging Markets Energy Titans (NYSEArca: EEO)

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 an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any product.