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Emerging markets have captivated investors for almost a decade, from back when developed markets became a yield-barren investment. After years of pushing the limits of GDP growth and infrastructure spending, some emerging countries are finally losing steam. With the added stabilization in the European Union and U.S., investors have been abandoning their emerging holds in favor of past domestic strategies. But investors seeking a strong emerging strategy are not at a loss for strong funds. With over 77 emerging market equity funds, it’s easy to get lost in the offerings and pick a fund that may not be best for you.  [For updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

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ETF Performance: Weight Isn’t Everything

by on February 13, 2013 | Updated May 23, 2014

When it comes to choosing which ETF is right for you, one of the top considerations of many investors is how exactly the fund’s underlying index is constructed. Selection and weighting methodologies vary drastically from fund to fund, with the differences often making significant impacts on bottom line returns. Traditional market capitalization weightings were once the only game in town, but in recent years alternative-weighting methodologies have become more popular among investors who find flaws in a strategy that gives the most weight to the biggest companies [see Equal Weight ETFdb Portfolio]. [click to continue…]

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Emerging Markets ETFs: Five Factors To Consider

by on November 22, 2011 | Updated July 18, 2012

A quick look at the headlines on any given day is generally enough to explain why investors have been shifting greater percentages of their long-term portfolios towards emerging markets in recent years. The U.S. is grappling with elevated unemployment, and faces a regulatory gridlock that is creating undesirable tax uncertainty. Europe has been unable to […]

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The developments of the last several years have highlighted the growing gap between the developed and emerging markets of the world. Advanced economies in North America, Europe, and Asia face mounting debt burdens and the prospect of a prolonged stretch of low economic growth. Meanwhile, many emerging markets have raced ahead, boasting blistering GDP growth […]

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Rydex, the issuer behind the ultra-popular S&P Equal Weight ETF (RSP), announced this week the introduction of two new ETFs that offer equal-weighted exposure to the S&P MidCap 400 Index and S&P SmallCap 600 Index. The new ETFs include:

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Emerging markets have seen their importance to the global economy swell in recent years, as the developing markets of the world have become the primary drivers of growth not only in their home market but in advanced economies around the globe as well. With many developed countries struggling to gain traction and facing elevated unemployment […]

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The ETP lineup now consists of nearly 1,200 individual products with aggregate assets of well more than $1 trillion. And both of those numbers continue to expand at an impressive rate; new ETFs are launched seemingly on a daily basis, while cash continues to flow out of traditional mutual funds and into exchange-traded products.

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Recently, we sat down with Tony Davidow the Managing Director-Portfolio Strategist at Rydex SGI at our headquarters here in Chicago. In Tony’s current role, he has helped to spread the word on ‘alternative’ weighting methodologies beyond the traditional market-cap weighted system that most benchmarks use today. In this interview, we discuss why market cap weighting […]

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December continued the impressive wave of product innovation that has become expected of the ETF industry. Various issuers introduced first-to-market products and continued the impressive expansion of the exchange-traded product pipeline. After starting with a flurry of activity, product launches slowed in the second half of the month leading up to the holiday season. Still, […]

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With 2011 just around the corner, the curtain is closing on yet another year of tremendous expansion in the ETF industry. With inflows for the year at close to $100 billion, total ETF assets will recently eclipsed the $1 trillion mark for the first time. From a product development standpoint, 2010 was a record year; […]

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Rydex, the Maryland-based ETF issuer best known for its equal-weighted S&P 500 ETF, announced today the launch of five new equal-weighted equity ETFs, including both domestic and international funds. Rydex’s growing lineup of equal-weighted ETFs offers an alternative to funds such as SPY or EEM that are linked to market capitalization-weighted benchmarks. Because cap-weighted indexes […]

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