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This year more than ever before, investors of all sizes are giving thanks for the tremendous expansion in the ETF industry in recent years. ETF assets continue to climb, even in challenging economic environments. And in many cases, the growth of this industry is thanks to an exodus of cash from traditional mutual funds to vehicles that seem like new innovations, although they are actually approaching their two decade anniversary.

For certain investors in certain circumstances, mutual funds make a lot of sense. But while these vehicles can still be useful in a limited number of scenarios, they are bleeding cash because ETFs are in many ways a better solution that can deliver a number of advantages [see 25 Things Every Financial Advisor Should Know About ETFs]. For those advisors and individual investors beginning to explore the opportunities in ETFs, we present a quick rundown of why so many have embraced these securities: [click to continue…]

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ETF Research Report Now Available: China ETFs In Focus

by on July 31, 2011 | Updated August 3, 2011

Over the past few years it has become increasingly clear that China is now the most important economy in the world. Though second to the U.S. in total size, China accounts directly for a significant portion of global GDP growth and has contributed indirectly to expansion in developed and emerging markets around the globe–particularly resource rich countries that have stepped up to fuel ongoing urbanization and aggressive infrastructure expansions and improvements.

As interest in China’s equity markets has surged in recent years, it shouldn’t be surprising that investors have embraced ETFs as an efficient means of accessing this promising economy. There are currently nearly two dozen ETFs offering exposure to China, including both broad-based and sector-specific offerings. Moreover, investors seeking leveraged exposure or access to the Chinese currency have additional choices from the ETF lineup. [click to continue…]

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As the ETF world has grown over the past few years some sectors have seen an incredible level of product development, giving investors a multitude of investment options to achieve their financial goals. That is especially true in the emerging markets ETF space, where increased granularity allows investors to customize their exposure to the world’s […]

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Once upon a time, exposure to the Chinese stock market was a binary decision for U.S. investors–they either had it or they didn’t. Thanks in part to increased flexibility in cross-border listings and in part to the proliferation of exchange-traded funds, investors now have countless options for exposure to the world’s second largest economy.

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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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Over the past year, more investors have grown unsure of the economic future in much of the developed world. High budget deficits in the U.S., a currency crisis in Europe, and a demographic disaster in Japan have left many searching for markets with better growth opportunities. Many have flocked towards emerging markets which have become […]

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Nine day traffic jam. That’s right, a traffic jam on a road leading into Beijing now stretches more than 60 miles and is entering its ninth day. Traffic on the Beijing-Tibet expressway slowed on August 14 after a surge in traffic from heavy trucks carrying cargo into the Chinese capital. Five days later road maintenance […]

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The impact of the recent global economic slowdown was first felt by consumers around the world who were forced to cut back on purchases in order to endure the recession. While some consumer segments such as the wealthy, have begun to spend again, the events of the last two years have also had a profound, […]

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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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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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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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