ETF Spotlight: November 2011
Each month, we highlight an ETF flying under the radar of most investors that offers exposure to a unique asset class or investment strategies. This month, we take a closer look at an emerging market fund that is quite different from traditional market cap-weighted products. The EG Shares Emerging Markets High Income Low Beta ETF (HILO) is a unique equity fund that is designed to provide a relatively high current return along with lower correlation to more popular emerging market funds like EEM and VWO.
Equity markets have staged a considerable comeback since plunging in August, however, they remain quite unforgiving for buy-and-hold investors as volatile range-bound trading remains abundant. Capital has begun to slowly flow back into stocks as investors are beginning to conservatively position themselves in anticipation of upside on Wall Street. Those who abide by the wait-and-see approach have flocked to dividend paying securities, since this “safer” corner of the market offers a stream of current income, while also keeping one foot in the stock market.
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