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Investors continue to embrace exchange-traded funds as the preferred means of tapping into emerging markets due to their easy-to-use and cost-efficient nature. When it comes to accessing China, however, there are numerous nuances that make it challenging for U.S. investors to dip their toes in the nation’s lucrative equity market. Martin Kremenstein, America’s Head of Passive Asset Management at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, recently took time to discuss with us the newly launched China A-Shares fund, which offers unique exposure to one of the world’s most compelling asset classes [see 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn]. [click to continue…]

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Buy On The Dip With Caution

by on April 8, 2013

Worse-than-expected employment data on the home front brought back the bears onto Wall Street last week, however, buyers still piled into equities before the weekend as bull market euphoria remains the dominant theme. The bulls will look to resume their ascent this week as tensions in the euro zone have cooled off with Russia accepting the Cyprus loan restructure, while Portugal has pledged to increase its push for austerity [see also How To Swing Trade ETFs].

Weekly Outlook

Below, we highlight ETFs that may see an increase in trading activity as relevant market data is released and evaluated by investors:

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Euphoria Finally Simmers

by on February 16, 2013

Buying euphoria cooled off last week, although not enough to invite serious profit-taking pressures. The ongoing rally on Wall Street continues to frustrate bears as major equity indexes remain resilient, managing to either hold their ground or advance higher even in the face of lackluster economic news [see Free 7 Simple & Cheap All- ETF Model Portfolios]. […]

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Buy The Dips With Caution

by on February 11, 2013

Much to the bears’ frustration, buying pressures remain dominant on Wall Street as equity indexes continue to flirt with multi-year highs while every pullback has been short-lived and embraced by bargain shoppers. Political gridlock may soon resurface in the headlines as President Obama is slated to deliver his State of the Union address tomorrow night, with looming […]

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Keep An Eye On Bargain Buyers

by on February 4, 2013

The bull train continued its ascent on Wall Street last week as profit taking pressures were short-lived amid the improving economic outlook. Worrisome GDP results did manage to spook some, however, market sentiment overall remains undeniably bullish as each minor pullback has welcomed eager buyers [see 3 Economic Charts Bears Love To Ignore]. This week will remain busy […]

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Over the past several years China has become an increasingly important component of U.S. investor portfolios, as it has become increasingly clear that the Asian economy is positioned to be the primary driver of global GDP growth for the foreseeable future. Those looking for exposure to the massive emerging market have embraced a number of […]

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Bearish Pressures Mounting

by on January 14, 2013 | Updated January 18, 2013

As the bull parade continues on Wall Street, bearish pressures are mounting right around the corner with major equity indexes sitting on hefty gains since the new year began. After muted activity last week, economic data releases return to the home front this week alongside more earnings results from industry bellwethers, including Goldman Sachs, Ebay, and General […]

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S&P 500 Pumps Breaks Ahead Of Major Resistance

by on January 7, 2013

Bullish price action has persisted for much longer on Wall Street than many had anticipated; following the massive gap higher at the start of the new year, major equity indexes have held onto gains amid the looming uncertainties, perhaps hinting at the possibility for new highs in the coming weeks. What’s truly noteworthy is the fact that stocks […]

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The first week of the new year saw a quiet rally of the market, as the President and Congress reached an agreement on fiscal cliff discussions and signed a bill into effect earlier this week. The United States also reported the addition of 155,000 jobs in 2012. While this number is not really that high, […]

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Support Levels In Sight

by on October 15, 2012

U.S. stocks fell into the limelight last week as mixed earnings and continuing worries over the global recovery intensified after a number of bellwethers revised their outlook lower. Performance reports will continue to dominate headlines on the home front this week although key overseas developments may also become the center of attention. The Euro zone […]

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 WisdomTree, the issuer behind a number of dividend-weighted ETFs, announced today the launch of the first ETF to specifically target dividend-paying Chinese stocks. The new WisdomTree China ex-Financials Index Fund (CHXF) will seek to replicate an index that measures the performance of dividend paying Chinese stocks outside the financial sector, offering a unique pathway into […]

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Earnings Jitters Are Back

by on July 9, 2012

Equity markets opened lower on Monday morning as investors fretted over rising yields on Spanish bonds, further intensifying uncertainties over the already fragile currency bloc. Profit taking pressures on the home front were also fueled by anticipation of corporate earnings season which kicks off after the closing bell today with performance results from aluminum giant Alcoa. Corporate […]

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