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As 2013 begins it seems that the global economy can no longer do wrong. Markets have been bullish since the first day of the year, the European Union and the United States are starting to turn their banks and governments in the right direction, and on top of all of this China reported record manufacturing growth in the fourth quarter of 2012. As economies around the world start to get their financial legs back, leaders in consulting are expecting to see a huge trend towards manufacturing and infrastructure. Earlier this year, Deloitte highlighted some countries that may be sensible investments in the short and long haul [see also Favorite ETF Positions For 5 Super Investors].

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Known for historically high dividend yields, investors looking for higher current income have always turned to utilities. And as the global market continues to grow, utilities companies are now starting to look towards foreign markets for new opportunities. With an expanded consumer base, these utilities stocks have become some of the highest dividend payers in the industry, as new sources of revenue keep flowing in. Below we feature the five highest yielding utilities ETFs for income hungry investors [see also 3 (Unexpected) High Yielding ETF Opportunities].

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Brazil has become one of the most popular investment destinations in recent years, as U.S. investors have begun to question their “home country bias” and tilt portfolios more heavily towards the fast-growing emerging markets. Once upon a time, options for exposure to Brazil were somewhat limited; most mutual funds and some of the first ETFs […]

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Thanks to weak growth prospects, sky-high unemployment, and massive debt burdens in much of the developed world, many investors have begun to shed their “home country bias” by turning to emerging markets as a primary driver of growth within their portfolios. But while growth prospects in the BRIC and smaller emerging markets are significantly brighter […]

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Once upon a time, almost all ETFs offering exposure to international equity markets consisted of the largest and most liquid stocks traded in a specific country or region. Because financial institutions and oil companies tend to be the largest companies by market capitalization, most international ETFs maintain heavy tilts towards these sectors. But the last […]

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Beyond EWZ: Five Other Latin America ETF Options

by on June 14, 2010 | Updated April 18, 2011

To say that the current environment is a challenging one for investors is quite the understatement. With Europe teetering on the brink of a sovereign debt crisis, a “new normal” low growth environment in the U.S., and increasing anxiety over government policies in China, there are numerous potholes in the road ahead for many of […]

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Richard Kang is the Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research at Emerging Global Advisors, LLC.  He recently took time out of his busy schedule to talk about emerging market ETFs with ETF Database. ETF Database (ETFdb): Historically, most asset allocation strategies have called for U.S. investors to make significant allocations to U.S. equities.  Are […]

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Over the past decade, investors have piled into investment vehicles that track the so-called BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. These economies have generally been very good to investors, with many BRIC-focused funds producing solid gains over the years that have far outpaced more developed markets. However, not all of the BRIC building […]

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Brazil has been one of the big winners of the rally in global equity markets over the last year, as the BRIC economic bloc established its position as the leader in the economic recovery. Strong demand for raw materials in other developing economies fueled an impressive rebound, and the selection of Rio de Janeiro as […]

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The SPDR S&P Russia ETF (RBL) began trading on Thursday, becoming just the second U.S.-listed ETF offering exposure to one of the world’s largest countries and most unique economies. RBL will seek to track the performance of the S&P Russia Capped BMI Index, a float adjusted market cap-weighted benchmark consisting of publicly-traded companies domiciled in […]

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The ETF industry came flying out of the gates in January with more than two dozen new product launches and several more new product filings. Although the pace slowed a bit in February, the ETF universe continues to expand at an impressive rate, keeping 2010 on track to be the most active in the history […]

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A week after launching the China Infrastructure ETF (CHXX), Emerging Global Advisors introduced the Brazil Infrastructure ETF (BRXX) on Wednesday. BRXX is the first exchange-traded product to offer sector-specific exposure to Brazilian equity markets, and will seek to replicate the performance of the INDXX Brazil Infrastructure Index. This benchmark is a free-float capitalization weighted benchmark […]

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