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Emerging market investing has taken off in recent years, as investors have sought out sources of high growth that developed economies simply cannot offer. But while investing in these developing economies has become relatively commonplace, frontier market investing is still in its formative stages [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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2013 was a year emerging market equity investors would rather forget, as the impact of the global economic slowdown weighed heavily on these once rapidly growing economies. The emerging economies hit hardest were once the most promising investments, namely Brazil, Russia, India, and China – the BRIC nations. Despite the bump in the road, however, investors should not completely write off these investments, as over the years, this corner of the market has typically exhibited some of the most lucrative returns and highest growth potentials [see ETF Winners & Losers from the Ben Bernanke Era]. [click to continue…]

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Emerging markets have captivated investors for almost a decade when developed markets became a yield-barren investment. After years of pushing the limits of GDP growth and infrastructure spending, some emerging countries are finally losing steam. With the added stabilization in the European Union and U.S., investors have been abandoning their emerging holds in favor of past […]

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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 […]

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Through the evolution of the global economy and ETF marketspace, investors now have access to funds and companies that they may have never even known about only five years ago. Perhaps one of the largest leaps for international investors is the opening up of frontier and emerging markets, a high risk and reward strategy many […]

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With lackluster earnings and substantial political uncertainty in the U.S. and European markets leaving many investors unimpressed, the recent trend of investing in emerging and frontier markets figures to continue for the foreseeable future. As investors shed their home country bias and look to beef up the international allocations in their portfolios, many are exploring economies […]

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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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Winning Picks During A Flat Week

by on September 22, 2012 | Updated September 28, 2012

Major equity indexes grinned sideways throughout the week with a downward bias as QE3 euphoria faded and looming eurozone debt woes resurfaced. Investors took a step back and gave into profit-taking pressures as it became apparent that the political gridlock in Europe would not be so easily overcome. To top it off, a number of lackluster economic data releases […]

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Bulls Running Low On Fuel, Catalyst Needed

by on September 17, 2012

QE3 arrived last week and investors expressed their approval of the Fed’s decision to enact another round of stimulus as markets rallied higher across the board. Although news of quantitative easing was well received on Wall Street, it’s really a double-edged sword because it implies that the Fed is more or less worried about the sluggish recovery at home, […]

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Stimulus hopes permeated Wall Street for another day as investors pushed stocks higher amid continuing speculation that the Fed will roll out another round of quantitative easing this Thursday. Before Bernanke gets a chance to satisfy, or disappoint, investors will need to first digest the German court ruling regarding the proposed Euro zone bailout tomorrow morning. News of any […]

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One of the biggest stories in the investing world over the past few years as been the rise of emerging markets. These countries continue to grow at an impressive clip and are in a much better position from a fiscal perspective than their developed market counterparts. Furthermore, the countries often have more favorable demographics than […]

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Job creation–or the lack thereof–has taken center stage throughout much of the developed world, emerging as one of the most substantial hurdles to economic growth and potential catalysts of a double dip recession. The jobs situation in the U.S. is shaping up to be the central issue in the next presidential election, sticking out as […]

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