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One of the biggest stories in global finance over the past few months has been China and their unwillingness to revalue their currency to what many Western nations see as an appropriate level. Some analysts believe that the yuan is undervalued by as much as 40%, potentially giving the People’s Republic an unfair advantage in a host of industries allowing them to easily outbid most countries on price alone. While a variety of politicians have been and are still clamoring for, a quicker revaluation of the yuan against the dollar, the Chinese government has been slowly but surely strengthening its currency under the radar of most investors. [click to continue…]

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Guggenheim, the Chicagoland ETF issuer that has been a pioneer in the target maturity date  bond ETF space, may have plans to take its fixed income lineup international. The company recently made an SEC filing detailing plans for a China bond ETF. Details on the proposed fund were scarce–no ticker symbol, expense ratio, or even underlying index were included–but the document did shed some light on what would be a first-to-market ETF idea. [click to continue…]

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With the health of the global economy still riding in the balance, leaders from twenty of the most powerful and important economies in the world will meet in Seoul, South Korea this week to discuss a number of critical issues. The G-20 organization, which consists of 19 countries around the world as well as the […]

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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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The ETF industry has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, thanks in large part to a shift by investors towards cost-efficient passive indexing strategies and away from pricey active management. But many in the industry have opined that actively-managed ETFs–in a sense hybrid products that exhibit characteristics of both active mutual funds and […]

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As the American economy continues to grow at a painfully slow pace, investors have begun to lose confidence in the once rock solid greenback. This has pushed many investors into the relative safety of gold and other precious metals, many of which are now breaking through or approaching all-time highs. Even the much maligned euro–despite […]

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Although September has historically been one of the weakest months of the year for U.S. equities, markets have thrown aside this historical trend in recent weeks and continued their impressive rally last week. The S&P 500 got off to a good start in Monday trading only to stay range bound over the next day before […]

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Earlier this summer, investors around the world cheered an unexpected announcement out of Beijing, when the Chinese government announced that it would allow its currency to become more flexible against the U.S. dollar. But since June 19, the date of the landmark currency decision, the Chinese yuan has moved little, and the frustration towards China […]

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When the global economy transitioned into “recovery mode” following the latest recession, the emerging markets of the world jumped into the lead and quickly left their developed counterparts in the dust. Although advanced economies have resumed expansion, growth rates in the U.S. and Western Europe lag far behind the impressive figures being put up by […]

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A week that got off to a hot start on news of a floating yuan came to a close on a relatively tame note on Friday, despite news of a financial overhaul that will fundamentally alter the way big banks do business. There was no shortage of action this week, as new twists emerged in […]

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A week before the leaders of the Group of 20 economies were scheduled to meet in Toronto, China’s central bank announced that it will embrace policies that the international community has been promoting for years. In a somewhat unexpected development, Beijing stated its intention to make its exchange rate more flexible on Saturday night, ending […]

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With the second quarter quickly coming to a close, uncertainty looms large on the investing horizon. The odds of a sovereign debt crisis in Europe are constantly in flux. Conflicting data reports on the state of the U.S. economy have clouded expectations for domestic equity markets. And the latest developments out of Beijing are just […]

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