Posts tagged as:

INP

Under the umbrella of exchange-traded products, ETNs have attracted far less interest than their ETF cousins and now represent only a small portion of total ETP assets. Exchange-traded notes are debt instruments linked to the performance of an index, and as a result there won’t be any tracking error with these products. Although these investment vehicles expose their holders to the credit risk of the issuing institution, many offer certain tax advantages that may be appealing to many investors [see also 10 Surprising ETF Stats From Mid Year ETF Data].  [click to continue…]

{ 0 comments }

After a mostly down and up week on Wall Street, the ETF pop quiz returns this week with another round of questions about high yield debt, ETFs with big exposure to Europe’s problem spots, and a head-to-head comparison of two major emerging markets. As always, the answers to all the questions below (and many more) can be found using the free tools at ETFdb.com, including the ETFdb Categories and ETF screener.

1. Which junk bond ETF has the highest yield?

2. How many ETFs have at least $10 billion in assets?

3. Which ETFs have at least 10% of assets in Greek stocks? In Spanish stocks?

4. Which S&P 500 ETF (there are three of them) has the best performance in 2012?

5. Which ETF has performed better over the last five years: FTSE China 25 Index Fund (FXI) or MSCI India ETN (INP)?

Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Five Important ETF Lessons (Picture Edition)

by on April 30, 2012 | Updated July 9, 2014

Innovation remains a dominant and exciting theme in the ETF universe, although as with any financial instrument, with growth and evolution also comes increasing complexity and newly discovered nuances. The towering lineup of over 1,600 exchange-traded products is probably intimidating for many investors who are new to industry and aren’t exactly sure where (or how) […]

{ 0 comments }

Emerging market ETFs were hailed as a must buy for all portfolios after 2010 watched a number of these product produce eye-popping returns. But last year had other things in mind, as the majority of these products felt the pinch of volatile markets and endured a hefty slide. The combination of euro woes along with […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

With more than 40% of the U.S. market, iShares has long been the leader in the U.S. ETF industry. But in recent years the competition has been gaining ground, thanks in part to more cost efficient products. According to the ETF Industry Association, Vanguard led all ETF issuers with almost $36 billion in cash inflows […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

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 […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

EGShares, the only U.S.-based ETF issuer focusing exclusively on emerging markets funds, announced the latest addition to its suite of products targeting the developing world this week. The new India Consumer ETF (INCO) will seek to replicate the INDXX India Consumer Index, a 30-stock composite of companies listed on India’s National Stock Exchange and Bombay […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

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 […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

This past week wasn’t nearly as kind to investors as stocks moved modestly higher to start the week only to fall sharply in Friday trading, cancelling out all of the gains from earlier in the period. Much of this turmoil stemmed from geopolitical issues, namely oil’s continued rise and the budget battle in the halls […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

The start of 2011 has been a very rough one for most of the world’s major emerging markets as they have seen their share prices fall across the board. Moderating fears over the economic situation in a number of developed markets have pushed many investors back into industrialized nations while concerns over rate hikes have […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Free ETF Trading: Comparing All The Options

by on October 22, 2010 | Updated July 9, 2014

As the ETF world continues to grow, the competitive landscape continues to evolve. A growing number of firms have attempted to differentiate themselves by offering unique exposure to asset classes and strategies not previously available–such as funds tracking the Philippine stock market or ETNs linked to the price of industrial metals such as zinc or […]

{ 0 comments }

With housing markets in a tailspin, ongoing concerns over the fiscal health of developed markets, and no signs of meaningful job creation in the U.S., these are uncertain times. Conflicting data reports have clouded the outlook for the U.S. economy, while investors remain divided over the prospects for fast-growing emerging markets.

{ Comments on this entry are closed }