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As the ETF industry continues its rapid expansion, investors now have over 1,400 products to choose from to fit their every investment whim. But perhaps one of the key factors in selecting an appropriate fund is the level of diversification it offers to a portfolio. International and emerging market equity ETFs have certainly proven to be great diversifying agents, as their uncorrelated returns have brought new and lucrative opportunities [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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This year has proven to be a rather successful yet volatile year on Wall Street; equities managed to come out on top after tumultuous rounds of eurozone debt drama, fiscal cliff talks and spotty economic data. Despite the bumps in the road, many investors were rewarded quite handsomely, as certain corners of the market exhibited stellar performances. From the once feared real estate market to investments in Poland, we outline the top 10 best performing ETFs in 2012 (Year-to-date returns as of 12/20/2012) [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]: [click to continue…]

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Despite the recent worries about the fiscal cliff and the outcome of the Presidential election, 2012 has been a generally strong year for the U.S. markets. Most broad indexes have surged and produced returns in the double digits over the last year. While many of the best performers–such as technology or biotech stocks–are not that […]

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Though the year is still very young, 2012 has gotten off to a promising start for investors. Major stock indexes have generally climbed higher throughout the first few weeks thanks to a number of encouraging data releases and reduced anxiety over the potential fallout from the European debt crisis [see also Early ETF Stars of […]

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Over the last several years ETFs have become popular tools for active investors seeking to take advantage of short-term mispricings in the market; the average daily trading volumes on many of the most popular-exchange-traded products clearly indicates that ETFs are widely used by day traders who measure their holding periods in minutes rather than years. […]

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2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts

by on December 6, 2011

2011 has been arguably one the busiest ever for the ETF industry, as we are on pace to break through 300 new launches for the year. As we rapidly approach 1,400 total funds in the space, it can be a daunting task to try and keep up with the tidal wave of new products that […]

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August was a hectic month to say the least, as the first few days saw violent swings in major indexes, at times reaching up to 6% in either direction. The majority of the market volatility came first from our inability to pass a solid debt plan in a reasonable amount of time. Though Congress passed […]

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Interest in emerging markets has surged in recent years, and investors have embraced ETFs as the preferred means of accessing this asset class. Emerging markets have been established as the clear leaders of global GDP growth, while the economies of the United States and much of Europe have stalled. Developed markets are facing stubbornly high […]

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Mr. Market’s Wild Ride

by on August 13, 2011

All aboard the roller coaster! Market activity this past week was all sorts of absurd; equity indexes fluctuated wildly between huge gains one day and devastating losses the next. Investors are still visibly shaken from the debt ceiling drama of last week coupled with S&P’s downgrade of U.S. credit quality, which triggered a brutal sell […]

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EGShares, the only U.S.-based ETF issuer focusing exclusively on emerging markets funds, announced the latest addition to its suite of products targeting the developing world this week. The new India Consumer ETF (INCO) will seek to replicate the INDXX India Consumer Index, a 30-stock composite of companies listed on India’s National Stock Exchange and Bombay […]

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Which India ETF Is Best?

by on January 19, 2010 | Updated November 8, 2012

With interest rates at record lows and a cloud of uncertainty looming over the global economy, investors are finding it difficult to build a well-diversified portfolio that offers attractive upside potential without taking on considerable risks. Emerging markets, however, have been the center of attention in recent years as lucrative opportunities continue to present themselves […]

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