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Emerging Market ETFs

Recent developments in China have helped to open the doors to foreign investors, prompting many to re-examine the country’s growth outlook, which is as lucrative as it is riddled with uncertainty. Recently, we had an opportunity to talk with Dodd Kittsley, head of ETF strategy at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, and he shared his insights on what the latest changes in China’s stock market mean for investors. 

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As the U.S. observes Thanksgiving today, markets will be closed as families gather to celebrate the national holiday. Of course, one of the most prevalent traditions for every Thanksgiving is to eat turkey. In the spirit of the holiday we decided to take a dive into a different kind of turkey. The MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR) to be exact. Below, we outline the country-focused ETF and what investors need to know about this fund [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETFdb Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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Markets are sitting near all-time highs, and despite all of the bumps along the road, it seems that the bull run has yet to be disbanded. While this has been great for those who have been invested for some time, it makes it difficult for those who wish to put their money somewhere, as it is […]

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Amid the vast ETF landscape, investors are bound to run into seemingly-identical offerings from different issuers. In many of these instances, the differences between the products are often trivial; sometimes it’s just a few basis points in the expense ratio or slight differences when considering the underlying holdings. On the other hand, there are instances when […]

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On March 12, 1996, iShares launched a suite of 17 single-country focused ETFs, all of which still trade to this day. It marked iShares’ entrance into the ETF world and the third launch in the history of the industry. A lot has happened since these funds made their debut, including recessions, bull runs, and a number […]

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Emerging market investing has taken off in recent years, as investors have sought out sources of high growth that developed economies simply cannot offer. But while investing in these developing economies has become relatively commonplace, frontier market investing is still in its formative stages [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF […]

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With over 1,600 exchange-traded funds to choose from, investors can essentially tap into any corner of the investable universe. Perhaps one of the most popular markets has been ETFs that offer exposure to equities outside of the U.S.. Not only do these funds add great diversification benefits, but they are significantly less expensive than mutual […]

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It’s been another up and down week on Wall Street, as investors continue to digest mixed earnings and economic reports. Small cap stocks were hit particularly hard on Tuesday, with the Russell 2000 Index (IWM) falling 1.5% during the session. On the macro front, investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve’s April meeting [see Owning […]

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Emerging markets have become an increasingly popular investing theme over the last few decades as investors seek new outlets for growth in their portfolios. Where many developed economies are trudging along with low GDP growth each year, there are numerous emerging economies that are far outpacing the growth of more mature nations. As such, it […]

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Emerging market investing has been a major theme over the last decade or so, as developed economies settle into a more stable pattern and investors look elsewhere for growth in their portfolios. But defining an emerging market, as well as when a country transfers from frontier to emerging, or emerging to developed, has always been […]

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Markets continue their back-and-forth streak as earnings season stretches on. Thus far, investors have had a mixed bag of results to chew on, with some major blue chips exceeding expectations only to have others disappoint. Major benchmarks are still looking to break through resistance and continue the bull run that defined 2013. On top of […]

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Thanks to the proliferation of ETFs over the years, more and more investors have started to shed their home-country bias. Education and ease-of-use have been the driving forces that have prompted countless investors to geographically diversify their portfolio’s equity component with ETFs; now more so than ever, investors are being mindful of their regional exposure […]

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