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As hundreds of billions of dollars have flowed into exchange-traded products in recent years, international equity ETFs have been a particularly popular destination. As investors have shed their “home country bias” and recognized the importance of meaningful international equity allocations, the low costs and instant diversification offered by the exchange-traded structure have understandably served as major selling points. And given the often significant volatility in some international markets, the ability to execute trades intraday also stands out as an important quality for investors [see Five Free ETF Tools]. [click to continue…]

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With more than 1,200 products in a lineup that adds dozens of new funds every month, navigating through the ETF universe has become an increasingly challenging task in recent years. Innovation in the space has given investors more options than ever before for accessing asset classes and investment strategies that may have previously been out of reach. With the tremendous growth in the ETF industry has come the introduction of countless tools and resources designed to help ETF investors find the products that meet their objectives, and analyze potential holdings to determine the optimal fund. ETF Database has developed a suite of free ETF tools and resources that can be used in a variety of different ways, and that may be useful for investors of all types and all levels of sophistication. Below, we outline five of the free tools offered at ETFdb.com: [click to continue…]

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Examining International Dividend ETFs

by on October 19, 2010 | Updated November 8, 2012

With interest rates at record lows and expected to remain depressed for the foreseeable future, investors have been forced to get creative in their hunt for current return. Some have shifted domestic fixed income holdings along the risk/return continuum, seeking out more attractive yields from junk bonds. Others have ventured beyond the U.S. borders, embracing […]

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While many investors have focused in on emerging markets in order to bring much needed growth to their portfolios, it is a developed economy that has earned the title of the world’s top-performing equity market–since the beginning of the 20th century at least. According to a recent study by Credit Suisse, the Australian stock market […]

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