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New Highs & Lows February 8th Edition

by on February 8, 2014 | Updated February 10, 2014

Here is a look at all of the ETFs that have posted new one-year highs and lows over the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions. [click to continue…]

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Emerging markets have long been popular investment destinations, as these countries generally offer considerably greater growth potential than more mature markets. Given the lack of emerging market listings on major U.S. exchanges and the difficulties of direct investments in many of these countries, ETFs have become a compelling means of achieving diversified exposure to these markets. For anyone looking to geographically diversify their portfolio, the MSCI Frontier 100 Index Fund (FM, B+) deserve consideration as a go-to option in emerging market ETF investing [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].  [click to continue…]

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The evolution of the ETF universe has spawned dozens upon dozens of innovative offerings that make it easy and cost-effective to tap into strategies and asset classes that were previously out-of-reach for mainstream investors, including global markets. When picking which countries to invest in, those with high employment rates may be an appealing option, as these economies often […]

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With the ETF industry expanding at its rapid pace, issuers have gradually began venturing into more unconventional markets in order to differentiate new products from those already on the market. Many industry leaders have set out to offer greater levels of diversification, particularly in hard-to-reach developing economies. But when it comes to this type of exposure, […]

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iShares added to its lineup of more than 200 exchange-traded products last week with the launch of its first fund targeting economies that are one run below emerging markets. The new iShares MSCI Frontier 100 Index Fund (FM) will hold approximately 100 of the largest frontier market stocks, delivering access to an asset class that […]

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MSCI, the firm responsible for developing and maintaining some of the most widely-followed indexes in the world, announced on Wednesday that Qatar and the United Arab Emirates would remain classified under frontier status until at least the middle of 2012, ending speculation over whether the two Middle East economies would be upgraded to emerging status. […]

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A growing number of financial advisors are using exchange-traded funds to achieve international equity exposure for their clients, embracing funds that offer access to both developed and international market beyond the U.S. This should hardly be surprising; the exchange-traded structure delivers an efficient way to tap into an asset class that should be at the […]

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Emerging Markets ETFs: Five Factors To Consider

by on November 22, 2011 | Updated July 18, 2012

A quick look at the headlines on any given day is generally enough to explain why investors have been shifting greater percentages of their long-term portfolios towards emerging markets in recent years. The U.S. is grappling with elevated unemployment, and faces a regulatory gridlock that is creating undesirable tax uncertainty. Europe has been unable to […]

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As ETFs have become increasingly popular among more active traders in recent years, it may be easy to forget that the vehicle was  originally designed with the long-term buy-and-holder in mind. For those who take stock in the numerous academic studies indicating that active management generally destroys value over the long haul, cost efficient vehicles […]

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Emerging Market ETFs: Seven Factors Every Investor Should Consider

by on November 9, 2010 | Updated December 14, 2012

No matter where investors look in the developed world, the picture isn’t pretty. While the U.S. unemployment remains intolerably high, and uncertainty over the lasting effects of the latest round of QE and the coming fiscal cliff will continue to hang over stock markets. In Europe efforts to control surging deficits have been met with […]

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As investor confidence in developed markets has waned in recent months many have taken their dollars abroad in an attempt to buy into high growth emerging markets overseas. While a good chunk of this cash has piled into the BRIC countries and other large emerging markets such as Indonesia, some have taken a different route […]

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As exchange-traded funds have grown in popularity, ETF issuers have gradually ventured into more exotic and unconventional markets in order to differentiate new products from those already on the market. Many firms have set out to offer greater levels of exposure to hard-to-reach developing economies; there are now a number of emerging markets ETFs that […]

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