As the U.S. market slowly wanders towards the road to recovery, many investors who had avoided the short-term effects of the recession are now left looking for a long-term solution for slow American economic growth without risking everything. One option is to look through emerging market bonds, which often offer growth potential unparalleled in the United States without the risk of emerging equities.
Investors can choose from a wide variety of emerging market bond ETFs, including corporate and government bond exposure and, for more targeted exposure, country-specific ETFs in the emerging market space [see Free ETF Country Exposure Tool].
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Individual emerging market bonds are difficult to purchase and come with significant risk. For this reason, investors are turning to ETFs to gain broad exposure to this market. ETFs don’t remove currency, interest rate, and other risk factors inherent to international bond investing, but the diversification that an ETF offers mitigates these risks and can [...]
As the U.S. market slowly wanders towards the road to recovery, many investors who had avoided the short term effects of the recession are now left scratching their heads, looking for a long term solution for slow American economic growth without risking everything. One option is to look through emerging market bonds, which often offer [...]
Back-and-forth trading dominated Wall Street throughout most of the week as investors were kept on their toes ahead of Thursday’s FOMC meeting. The much-anticipated Bernanke press conference left markets satisfied as the Fed Chairman officially announced QE3; stocks around the globe surged higher on the day as investors expressed their joy over the latest stimulus [...]
The hunt for yield continues to challenge investors of all walks in this historically ultra low-rate environment, although a certain breed of ETFs may offer a creative solution. Dividend investing is a staple strategy in any long-term portfolio and the evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has brought forth the benefits associated with monthly dividend distributions to ETF investors. [...]
Equity markets endured another bumpy week as mixed earnings coupled with resurfacing Euro zone debt woes tipped major indexes lower. Upbeat surprises from earnings season at home were largely overshadowed by looming concerns stemming from the debt burdened currency bloc overseas. Amidst the uncertainty, equities, bonds, and gold all oscillated between minor gains and losses [...]
With Euro zone debt woes creeping back onto Wall Street last week, investors were reminded of the looming challenges that will continue to pose headwinds for the currency bloc in the foreseeable future. Nonetheless, from a technical perspective, the longer-term uptrend in broad equity indexes including the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq [...]
Just a few years ago there were only a handful of bond ETFs available to U.S. investors, and almost all of them focused on securities from U.S. issuers denominated in U.S. dollars. One of the most noteworthy innovations to shape the ETF industry over the last several years has been a significant growth in international [...]
Equity markets have taken a wild ride this past year as everything from an unimaginable earthquake in Japan to a looming debt crisis in Europe has taken its toll on investors’ confidence. As 2011 draws to a close, many are left scratching their heads in confusion and uncertainty, given the predominantly gloomy economic outlook that [...]
iShares, the firm behind the most popular ETF in the Emerging Markets Bonds ETFdb Category, rolled out another similar product to complement EMB on Thursday. The new Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Fund (LEMB) will offer investors exposure to debt of emerging markets issuers that is denominated in local currencies, such as the South Korean [...]
Van Eck beefed up its lineup of international bond ETFs today, rolling out a product focused on Chinese debt traded in the “Dim Sum” bond market in Hong Kong. The new Market Vectors Renminbi Bond ETF (CHLC) will seek to replicate an index comprised of investment grade debt that is denominated in renminbi and available [...]