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While the correlations of various asset classes have increased significantly over the past decade, emerging market investing is nevertheless likely here to stay. Even if foreign market returns are now more correlated with U.S. returns, the higher growth of emerging markets is still appealing in its own right. For investors looking for a convenient vehicle which holds some of the largest and strongest names in Latin America, the iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index (ILF) may well be a worthwhile option to consider [see Free 7 Simple & Cheap All-ETF Portfolios].

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Ultimate Guide To Latin America ETFs

by on April 19, 2010 | Updated November 27, 2012

Over the past few years, many investors have become acutely aware of the significant differences in the growth profiles of the world’s developing economies relative to advanced nations. Historically perceived as risky investments, emerging markets have now been firmly established as the primary source of global GDP growth, creating a surge in interest among U.S. investors. As these investors continue to cure themselves of the “home country bias” that has dominated asset allocation strategies historically, many are looking to Asia as a way to beef up exposure to emerging markets [see our Asia-Centric ETFdb Portfolio].  [click to continue…]


In the final three quarters of 2009, emerging markets took the lead in the global recovery effort, delivering impressive growth rates as the world’s developed economies continued to struggle. China and India received the bulk of attention (and cash) from international investors, but South American equity markets had a banner year as well, led by […]

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Top Ten Equity ETFs Of 2009

by on December 21, 2009 | Updated April 30, 2010

After watching their portfolios take devastating blows in 2008, many investors hoped that a new year would bring a reversal of fortune and a recovery of lost assets. After the first two months of the year tested resolve, things finally took a turn for the better in March, and long climb upwards began. Most equity […]

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Following the midnight coup of president Manuel Zelaya last week, the political situation in Honduras has become increasingly tense, forcing both neighboring nations and global powers to choose sides in the as-of-yet relatively bloodless conflict that is threatening to destabilize the region. The situation in Honduras has sent many Latin American ETFs reeling over the last week, […]

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