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Utilities stocks (and ETFs) have generally fared quite well in the last few years, thanks to an interest in low volatility and high dividends among cautious and concerned investors. But there is perhaps reason to now be cautious looking forward; electricity use is declining, threatening the stability of one of the most stable sectors and forcing major utilities to seek out new revenue sources [for other investing and money management tips, check out the Money Management Tips Center over at Dividend.com].

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The Best (and Worst) Emerging Markets ETFs Over The Past 3 Years

by on October 29, 2012 | Updated November 27, 2012

Emerging market ETFs have become increasingly popular in recent years, as investors have embraced this corner of the market for its lucrative growth opportunities as well as its long-term potential. These markets consume large amounts of commodities, are developing a middle class, and are expanding their infrastructure faster than any developed nation before them. Many have turned in impressive gains over the past three years for investors who jumped in early. But these returns are by no means the standard; within this category there is a large gap between the best and worst performers [see also European Dividend ETFs Offer Big Yields].

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iShares Launches More High Yield ETFs (GHYG, IYLD)

by on April 5, 2012 | Updated May 14, 2013

iShares continued its introduction of ETFs targeting high yielding asset classes with the debut of two more funds on the BATS Exchange this week. The Global HighYield Corporate Bond Fund (GHYG) completes a trio of junk bond ETFs to debut this week that target markets outside the U.S., while the Morningstar Multi-Asset Income Index Fund […]

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Emerging Global Advisors, the New York-based ETF issuer that pioneered sector-specific emerging markets ETFs last year, is scheduled to launch its first China ETF on Wednesday. The INDXX China Infrastructure Index Fund (CHXX) will be based on the INDXX China Infrastructure Index, a free-float cap-weighted index comprised of 30 companies determined to be representative of […]

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Emerging Global Advisors on Wednesday launched the Dow Jones Emerging Markets Financials Titans Index Fund (EFN), the first exchange-traded fund to offer targeted exposure to banks, insurance companies, and financial institutions in emerging markets. EFN brings Emerging Global Advisors’ line of products to four, with the other three including:

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London-based ETF Securities Ltd. continues to expand its line of commodity ETFs at a torrid pace, announcing this week that five ETFs holding precious metals will begin trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange later this month. The new funds are:

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It’s been quite a week for the folks at ETF Securities (ETFS), one of the preeminent ETF sponsors in Europe that recently made the long jump across the pond to enter into the U.S. market. Last Friday ETFS launched its Silver Trust (SIVR), a bullion-backed trust that is expected to compete directly with iShares’ SLV, […]

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Although the entire ETF industry has enjoyed a tremendous boom over the last year, perhaps no corner of the market has expanded as quickly as emerging markets funds. According to State Street’s industry snapshot, assets in international ETFs totaled about $28.6 billion at then end of June, representing an increase of 27.5% year to date. […]

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Score one for Goliath. Three weeks after Global X announced that it would launch the first ETF investing exclusively in Peruvian equities, iShares beat its much smaller rival to the punch, launching the MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (EPU). EPU, which has an expense ratio of 0.63%, provides investors with an opportunity to invest in […]

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iShares added yet another ETF to its market-leading family of funds on Friday, launching the S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index Fund (EMIF). EMIF will compete with PowerShares‘ Emerging Markets Infrastructure Portfolio (PXR), an ETF that began trading in October 2008 and has grown to a market capitalization of more than $46 million. PXR, along with […]

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