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Reversing earlier losses, U.S. equities closed higher once again today with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average logging in fresh highs. In economic news, industrial production for April fell more than expected, while the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported a disappointing reading for its May Empire State index of manufacturing activity. Elsewhere, home builder’s confidence came in above expectations, while the producer-price index for April fell slightly more than expected [see The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective].

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Emerging markets have taken center stage in recent years as investors have become increasingly attracted to the lucrative opportunities presented in this corner of the market. India has long been a point of interest for investors, leading to the creation of numerous ETFs to allow simplified access to this diverse economy. Two funds in particular, India Earnings Fund (EPI, B-) and S&P India Nifty Fifty Index Fund (INDY, C+), have seen a rush of investors eager to buy into India [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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With more than 1,400 exchange-traded products now available to U.S. investors, odds are that there will be more than one option for most desired exposures. In many cases, the generally similar products targeting a specific asset class or strategy will deliver generally similar returns. But just because two ETFs have names that sound alike or […]

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iShares, by far the most active ETF issuer on the product development front to this point in 2012, continued the aggressive expansion of its international ETF lineup this week with the debut of a new product targeting small cap Indian stocks. The new MSCI India Small Cap Index Fund (SMIN) becomes the third product to […]

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iShares continued to debut new products at an impressive pace on Friday with the introduction of another India ETF. The new MSCI India ETF (INDA) will list on the BATS, joining several other iShares funds on the third-largest U.S. exchange. Last month iShares became the first ETF issuer to list on the BATS, spurning the […]

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Evaluating India ETFs: Three Important Factors To Consider

by on December 20, 2011 | Updated July 18, 2012

With year-end rebalancings underway and planning for 2012 ramping up, many investors are taking a look at asset classes that have struggled this year in hopes of identifying assets with significant long-term upside at discounted prices. One asset class that keeps turning up in the hunt for investment bargains is India, one of the world’s […]

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Emerging markets have hit some rough patches in 2011, as concerns over debt in the developed world as well as a possible slowdown in some key developing countries has caused many to pull out of risky markets entirely. As a result, broad based funds such as VWO or EEM are down on the year and […]

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If investors weren’t already aware of the tremendous “growth gap” between the developed and emerging markets of the world, a report Tuesday out of New Delhi served as a nice reminder. India’s gross domestic product grew by 8.8% in the quarter ended June 30, roughly in line with analyst estimates for expansion in the world’s […]

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India ETFs: Five Ways To Play

by on August 26, 2010 | Updated August 27, 2010

As emerging markets have raced ahead of their developed counterparts in the last two years, investors around the globe have begun to tilt portfolios more heavily towards securities that many have historically perceived to be excessively risky. The inflows into equity ETFs serve as one piece of evidence of this trend; through the first seven […]

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With the developed markets of the world crippled by mounting debt, stagnant growth, and suddenly severe political risk, investors have undeniably begun allocating a larger portion of their portfolios to emerging markets. Boosted by ongoing urbanization, flexible and cheap manufacturing, and an abundance of natural resources, the developing economies have emerged as the leaders of […]

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Five Ultra Popular ETNs

by on March 16, 2010 | Updated November 13, 2012

Most of what’s written about ETNs is cautionary in nature, focusing on the credit risk inherent in any debt security. And with good reason; the risks of ETN investing are very real. While most exchange-traded notes are issued by major financial institutions with lofty credit ratings, the last few years have taught investors that credit […]

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Which India ETF Is Best?

by on January 19, 2010 | Updated November 8, 2012

With interest rates at record lows and a cloud of uncertainty looming over the global economy, investors are finding it difficult to build a well-diversified portfolio that offers attractive upside potential without taking on considerable risks. Emerging markets, however, have been the center of attention in recent years as lucrative opportunities continue to present themselves […]

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