Downtrodden Emerging Market ETFs Lead the Charge | ETF Trends

Emerging markets and country-specific exchange traded funds rallied Monday as a risk-on environment helped attract investors to some beaten down areas of the global market.

On Monday, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) was 1.4% higher and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) was up 1.5%. Year-to-date, VWO and EEM dipped 6.6%.

“I see a turning point for emerging markets,” Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Groups, told Bloomberg. “Probably at the end of this year, we’ll see emerging markets emerging again.”

Mobius argues that the downturn in countries like Brazil makes it a “wonderful time to be buying.”

The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) was also one of the better performing developing markets on Monday, rising 3.4%. EWZ fell 3.2% year-to-date and plunged 41% over the past year.

Moreover, Mobius believes some commodity producers are becoming more attractive. Xu Lirong, Chief Investment Officer of Franklin Templeton Sealand Fund Management Co., Ltd. – a Franklin Templeton’s Chinese joint venture – also said he’s acquiring commodity producers.