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We are recommending a new long  position for the month ahead, which looks to take advantage of a recently beat down corner of the foreign equities market. Below, we outline our investment thesis and outlook for the new recommendation, and as always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques.

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Debt drama is back on the forefront with the government shutdown in focus as policymakers on Capitol Hill are now paying the consequences for kicking the can down the road last year. With domestic equity indexes on edge amid the debt-ceiling debate, many are starting to look to overseas markets for more attractive growth opportunities; bargain shoppers are wary of jumping back into U.S. stocks amid renewed debt woes coupled with uncertainty over the looming Fed Chairman appointment [see 3 ETF Trades To Make Before The Congress Showdown].

Deutsche Bank expanded its suite of currency-hedged ETFs on Tuesday with the launch of three new funds that offer investors a creative way to tap into foreign markets without having to deal with the nuances of foreign exchange-rate fluctuations. [click to continue…]

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Deutsche Bank rolled out the latest additions to an ETP lineup that is rapidly approaching 1,300 on Thursday, debuting five ETFs that offer exposure to international equity markets while stripping out the impact of fluctuations in value of the U.S. dollar and non-U.S. currencies. Each of the new products are linked to MSCI indexes, offering […]

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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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Deutsche Bank, the financial giant that has partnered with PowerShares on some of the most popular currency and commodity ETF products, has begun laying the groundwork to launch its own line of equity ETFs. In a recent SEC filing, the firm detailed five proposed ETFs:

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If you were to ask most individual investors or financial advisors their take on the outlook for the Indian rupee or Swedish krona, most would probably respond with a blank stare. But most of those same investors probably maintain some degree of currency exposure in their portfolios, especially if any of the $190 billion in […]

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When explaining the impressive rise of the ETF industry, most are quick to note the major cost differentials and potential tax efficiencies as the primary advantages of exchange-traded products over traditional actively-managed mutual funds. While these factors have certainly been instrumental in growing ETF assets in recent years, there are some other distinguishing aspects of […]

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When the long-simmering debt crisis in Europe finally boiled over last week, chaos ripped through global equity markets. But the worst of the damage was done at the center of the storm, with many European equity markets plunging more than 10% on the week. Although most markets clawed back the ground lost with a sharp […]

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Three ETF Plays For Euro/Dollar Parity

by on May 10, 2010 | Updated November 8, 2012

The tumultuous last week has sent a shock wave through global equity markets, with major indexes slumping as a wave of risk aversion crashed over investors. The worst of the fallout from the deteriorating situation in Greece was felt closest to the eye of the storm, as European markets plummeted and investors sought to sell […]

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Over the last week, Europe has become the center of the investing world, as all eyes have focused on the ongoing Greek financial tragedy (see Six ETFs To Watch As The Greek Drama Unfolds). The proposed bailout package has been through countless iterations, as conflicting reports over the severity of Greece’s financial health have sent […]

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With interest rates still hovering just above zero and growing concerns over an unavoidable uptick in inflation, many investors are anticipating that the Federal Reserve will have no choice but to raise rates from their historically low levels in the near future. Ben Bernanke, the Chairman of the Fed, recently unveiled a strategy to unwind […]

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After adding more than 100 new funds and taking in nearly $120 billion in cash in 2009, it seemed that the ETF industry would be hard-pressed to match that impressive pace in 2010. But an action-packed January that saw more than a dozen new funds, setting a pace that would shatter last year’s expansion. The […]

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