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In a global economy, where what happens in one country can have ripple effects around the world, investors are discovering the value of investing outside the United States. Emerging markets are countries that are in a strong growth phase, as opposed to more established nations that see more gradual growth. There are several benefits to investing in emerging markets; while this segment of the market is still viewed as risky, the higher returns often counter-balance this risk for investors seeking to jump-start their portfolio. The returns are also not necessarily correlated to the U.S. market, providing a diversification benefit [see also Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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For the first time in years, a U.S. ETF was one of the highest yielding of the year, as Dow Jones US Construction Index Fund (ITB) surged ahead of the pack. While home-building in the United States is the first sign of a recovery in the domestic market, elsewhere in the world there were positive and negative signs for the future. Some countries barely felt the economic crisis that shocked the foundations of the developed world, while others are still trying to regain their footing. In this quickly expanding global economy, countries have to recover fast or get left behind [For updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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Rogers Eyes Russia

by on August 29, 2012

After 18 long years of negotiations, Russia has finally joined the World Trade Organization (WTO), marking a major stride forward in the nation’s continued effort to grow its presence in international affairs and on the global economic stage. Russia is now the 156th member of the WTO and many might find it surprising it is also the last G-20 member to join the […]

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After ending a relatively choppy week on a high note, markets seemingly took a breather today as bullish momentum slowed its course. ECB President Mario Draghi’s comments last week had investors skeptical of how committed the central bank was to helping ease the plagued region’s deepening financial crisis. The ECB had emphasized their willingness to […]

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The aftermath of the most recent financial crisis has yet to be fully resolved as much of the developed world is still plagued by the weight of its own debt. In Europe, lawmakers are struggling to ensure stability as many of the largest economies in the region are slowly and surely losing their fiscal footing […]

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Commodity prices across the board have endured a dismal decline over the past few months as grim global economic growth expectations have kept a lid on investors’ confidence. Uncertainty has been plaguing virtually every corner of the financial market thanks to a sluggish recovery on the homefront coupled with looming debt woes in Europe. Crude […]

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One of the most anticipated and watched sporting events in the world, the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship kicked off late last week. Euro 2012 marks a milestone for first-time host countries Ukraine and Poland, and many are hoping that the soccer tournament brings prosperity and inspires hope in the debt-burdened continent. There are competing […]

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Throughout the past couple of years, investors have witnessed just how far and how deep the Euro Zone’s debt crisis has spread throughout the global financial market. As looming uncertainty and volatility continues to be a dominating force, many have flocked to their preferred “safe haven” investments, abandoning some of the more profitable and potentially lucrative corners of the market. […]

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Van Eck, the firm that rolled out the first Indonesia ETF a little more than three years ago, introduced a complementary ETF today that will target small cap stocks in the emerging Asian economy. The Market Vectors Indonesia Small-Cap ETF (IDXJ) began trading on the NYSE Arca on Wednesday, becoming the first ETF to offer targeted […]

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iShares has made another round of additions to its ETF lineup of well more than 200 products, debuting funds that target small cap stocks in Hong Kong and Singapore. The company also debuted an ETF linked to the MSCI World Index, a broad benchmark of stocks in developed markets: 

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Six Noteworthy ETF Innovations

by on November 16, 2011 | Updated July 9, 2014

Since the ETF industry was conceived in 1993, innovation has been a hallmark of this rapidly-expanding corner of the investing landscape. Thanks to a unique structure that allows for liquidity, transparency, and tax efficiency, ETFs have quickly and consistently taken market share from other types of securities, bringing newfound flexibility to all types of portfolios. […]

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The saying “never judge a book by its cover” is certainly applicable to a wide range of situations. That includes the business of investing; for advisors and individuals who use ETFs, the old adage can be very relevant, valuable advice. There are now more than 1,300 exchange-traded products now available to U.S. investors, and that […]

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