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Global X Debuts Argentina ETF (ARGT)

by on March 3, 2011 | Updated April 25, 2013

Global X announced today the launch of the first pure play Argentina ETF, bringing to market another option for accessing South America. The Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (ARGT) will seek to replicate the FTSE Argentina 20 Index, a benchmark that includes the top 20 companies within the investable universe of Argentina-domiciled companies or companies that have substantial revenues or assets in Argentina. “ARGT provides a relatively cost effective way to access the second largest economy in South America, a glaring hole in the existing ETF offerings,” said Bruno del Ama, chief executive officer of Global X Funds. [click to continue…]

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Although the global economy is still weak and emerging markets have been under significant pressure as of late, some have continued to pour in fresh cash, seeking to find beaten down companies in these still quickly growing countries. One person that has been doing just that, albeit with a ton of cash, is Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man. Although Slim has made the vast majority of his money from his total dominance of the Mexican telecommunication market as well as a variety of other industries, he has begun to look beyond Mexico for other investment opportunities, turning his attention further south in Latin America. [click to continue…]

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Global X, one of the fastest-growing ETF issuers, continues to build out the emerging markets portion of its lineup. The company announced today the launch of the Global X FTSE Andean 40 ETF (AND), linked to an index that tracks the performance of the 40 largest companies in Chile, Colombia, and Peru.

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Top Ten Equity ETFs Of 2010

by on December 28, 2010

With the new year just around the corner, it seems as if 2010 will go down as a generally positive year for investors. Despite numerous and somewhat serious lingering concerns over the health of the global economy, most asset classes have posted impressive gains on the year as the odds of a “double dip” have […]

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As investor interest for traditional developed markets such as America, Europe, and Japan continues to wane, many are putting money to work in rapidly-expanding emerging markets that account for a huge portion of global GDP growth. While a big chunk of these emerging market inflows have gone towards the BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, […]

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Emerging Market ETFs: Seven Factors Every Investor Should Consider

by on November 9, 2010 | Updated December 14, 2012

No matter where investors look in the developed world, the picture isn’t pretty. While the U.S. unemployment remains intolerably high, and uncertainty over the lasting effects of the latest round of QE and the coming fiscal cliff will continue to hang over stock markets. In Europe efforts to control surging deficits have been met with […]

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Global X announced on Friday the launch of its second new ETF in as many days, adding the Global X Uranium ETF (URA) to a fast-growing lineup. The new product will track the Solactive Global Uranium Index, a benchmark designed to reflect the performance of companies engaged in various parts of the uranium industry, including […]

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As growth continues to be hard to come by in the developed world, many investors have trended towards emerging markets as a way to boost sagging portfolios. While many have turned to the usual suspects of the BRIC bloc, a few wise investors have gone beyond the beaten path to smaller markets such as Malaysia, […]

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In the wake of the latest global recession, it is the emerging markets of the world that have emerged as the clear drivers of global growth. As a surging consumer segment propels China and India forward, resource-rich Latin America is well positioned to benefit from increased global demand for raw materials–particularly as the U.S. dollar […]

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Free ETF Trading: Comparing All The Options

by on October 22, 2010 | Updated July 9, 2014

As the ETF world continues to grow, the competitive landscape continues to evolve. A growing number of firms have attempted to differentiate themselves by offering unique exposure to asset classes and strategies not previously available–such as funds tracking the Philippine stock market or ETNs linked to the price of industrial metals such as zinc or […]

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As the term ‘BRIC’ has entered the average American’s lexicon over the past two decades, many investors have seen the promise and peril of exposure to these rising superpowers. As more have invested and globalization has occurred, the correlation between these markets and industrialized nations has risen substantially; the once untapped markets see billions of […]

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Thanks to ongoing turmoil in developed markets, many investors have put their dollars to work in emerging markets around the globe in an effort to generate material growth in their portfolios. Many ETFs have stepped up in recent years to give investors a variety of locales in which to invest, including funds targeting the Vietnamese, […]

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