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After watching rival Vanguard roll out more than a dozen domestic equity ETFs earlier this month, iShares continues to focus its attention on international stock markets, rolling out three new ETFs on Wednesday. The new funds include the MSCI Philippines Investable Market Index Fund (EPHE), MSCI Small Cap Brazil Index Fund (EWZS), and MSCI Small Cap China Index Fund (ECNS). The Philippines ETF will be the first of its kind to hit the U.S. market, while the other new products from iShares will go head-to-head with existing ETFs from Van Eck and Guggenheim. [click to continue…]

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As the ETF world continues to expand at an impressive pace, a number of companies have sought to bring their own lineup of funds to the market in order to grab a piece of this rapidly-increasing pie. However, some have taken a different approach to gaining an ETF foothold, preferring to buy up existing issuers with established product lines. That’s the strategy used by Guggenheim, which has purchased both Rydex and Claymore over the last year.  [click to continue…]

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Emerging markets ETFs have become tremendously popular in recent years, as investors frustrated by the stagnant growth in the developed world have been lured in by the impressive economic expansion occurring in the developing world. Though there are many options available, the most popular way to play emerging markets is through VWO or EEM; two […]

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Van Eck announced on Wednesday the latest addition to its ETF product lineup, rolling out the Market Vectors Small Cap India ETF (SCIF). The new ETF will seek to replicate the performance of the Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index, a benchmark that includes about 120 constituents with an average market capitalization of approximately $450 million.

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The impact of the recent global economic slowdown was first felt by consumers around the world who were forced to cut back on purchases in order to endure the recession. While some consumer segments such as the wealthy, have begun to spend again, the events of the last two years have also had a profound, […]

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Three ETF Ideas For The Third Quarter

by on July 1, 2010 | Updated July 8, 2010

The first half of 2010 is officially in the books, but few of the questions on investors’ minds at the start of the year have been answered. When 2009 drew to a close, few expected the remarkable rally to continue into the new year. The consensus was that the easy gains had been made since […]

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IndexIQ announced on Tuesday the launch of the IQ Taiwan Small Cap ETF (TWON), the firm’s fourth product focusing on international small cap stocks. TWON will track the IQ Taiwan Small Cap Index, a cap-weighted benchmark that includes small cap companies domiciled and primarily listed on stock exchanges in Taiwan. The underlying index consists of […]

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Last weekend, shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway descended on the Qwest center in Omaha, Nebraska to hear a few words of wisdom from the legendary investor and CEO of the company, Warren Buffett. For this annual shareholder meeting, over 35,000 people packed into the arena for what has become popularly known as the “Woodstock for capitalists,” […]

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As the economic recovery has taken root over the last year, one of the most interesting developments has been the widening gap between the emerging and developed economies of the world. High unemployment rates and mounting government debt continue to weigh on the U.S. and much of Europe, while Japan battles the additional forces of […]

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With the Chinese economy continuing to expand at an impressive rate, many investors are looking to allocate greater percentages of their portfolios to this increasingly important market. More and more investors are turning to ETFs as a means of accessing Chinese equities. By far the most popular fund in the China Equities ETFdb Category is […]

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In the wake of the most recent global economic downturn, there has been a monumental reshuffling atop the global totem pole. The emerging markets of the world have–well, emerged–as the clear leaders in a new global economy, returning to impressive growth rates as developed economies battle still-rising unemployment, deflation, fiscal crises, and a host of […]

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IndexIQ, the ETF issuer best known for its funds that seek to replicate hedge fund strategies with liquid, transparent securities, announced today the launch of two new ETFs offering single-country equity exposure. The IQ Canada Small Cap ETF (CNDA) will track the performance of the IQ Canada Small Cap Index, while the IQ Australia Small […]

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