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Equity markets took a dive yesterday, in part due to a delayed reaction from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech Wednesday about tapering off the massive buying program and China’s continually slowing economy. The bad news was not enough to stop funds from entering the market, with both iShares and PowerShares bringing something new to the scene [see ETF Database Launch Center].

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As the ETF industry continues its rapid expansion, investors now have over 1,400 products to choose from to fit their every investment whim. But perhaps one of the key factors in selecting an appropriate fund is the level of diversification it offers to a portfolio. International and emerging market equity ETFs have certainly proven to be great diversifying agents, as their uncorrelated returns have brought new and lucrative opportunities [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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For many investors, March 9, 2009 was a major turning point; on that day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below 6,550, capping a disastrous stretch that had erased billions of dollars from portfolios around the world. Fortunately, that proved to be the low point of the recent recession; the next day markets rallied, and […]

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iShares added to its already robust lineup of emerging markets this week with two new regional products designed to deliver targeted exposure to companies in the developing world. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America Index Fund (EEML) will target an index consisting of stocks in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, while the iShares […]

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PowerShares, the firm behind the incredibly popular S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) has added two more products that employ a similar methodology in international stock markets. The new ETFs, the first launched by PowerShares in 2012, include [for analysis of all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]: PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets […]

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Better late than never. E*TRADE, the online brokerage that is perhaps best known for its commercials starring infant trading whizzes, has begun offering commission free trading on a lineup of exchange-traded funds. ETFs issued by Global X, WisdomTree, and db-X (Deutsche Bank) will be eligible for commission free trading on the E*Trade platform. That lineup […]

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Why We Don’t Need Any More ETF Closures

by on October 4, 2011 | Updated April 23, 2013

[This article is a free preview from the October edition of ETF Edge, the premium newsletter included with a subscription to ETFdb Pro] After a summer slowdown, the product development segment of the ETF industry is back in full swing; close to 40 new ETFs and ETNs began trading in October, pushing the total product […]

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Global X, the New York-based ETF issuer behind some of the most successful new ETFs of the last several years, has laid the groundwork to significantly expand its existing lineup. In a recent SEC filing, the New York-based firm shed some light on plans for 22 country-specific and region-specific international equity ETFs, including funds targeting […]

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Global X announced that its popular FTSE Colombia 20 ETF (GXG) will undergo a 2-for-1 split. The split will take place after the close of trading on April 11, 2011 and shares will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on April 12. GXG closed on Friday at $40.83.

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Earlier this month, we sat down with Bruno del Ama, the CEO of Global X to talk about the dynamic Latin America market. Global X is one of the main providers of ETFs that target the Latin America market, with six South American funds in total including products tracking the individual economies of Colombia (GXG) […]

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Van Eck, the issuer behind several country-specific emerging and frontier market ETFs, announced today the latest addition to its product lineup. The Market Vectors Colombia ETF (COLX) will seek to replicate the Market Vectors Colombia Index, a benchmark that consists of companies either domiciled and primarily listed on an exchange in Colombia or generating at […]

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Van Eck, the New York City-based issuer known for its hard assets expertise and emerging markets products, continues to be active on the product development front. The company recently filed details with the SEC for a new ETF focused on South America; the proposed fund will track the Market Vectors Colombia Index, giving investors exposure […]

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