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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 protests and public outrage, complicating the process of reeling in government spending through austerity and establishing a platform for sustainable economic growth. And in Japan, the central bank has taken steps to weaken the currency in order to keep the country’s important exporters competitive on the global stage. [For ETF industry news, sign up for the Free ETFdb Newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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If investors weren’t already aware of the tremendous “growth gap” between the developed and emerging markets of the world, a report Tuesday out of New Delhi served as a nice reminder. India’s gross domestic product grew by 8.8% in the quarter ended June 30, roughly in line with analyst estimates for expansion in the world’s largest democracy. That marks the fastest GDP growth in more than two years, outpacing the 8.6% clip from India’s fiscal first quarter ended in March. Coming just days after the U.S. revised its GDP growth estimate for the same period downward to 1.6%, India’s pace of expansion is truly remarkable. [click to continue…]

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India ETFs: Five Ways To Play

by on August 26, 2010 | Updated August 27, 2010

As emerging markets have raced ahead of their developed counterparts in the last two years, investors around the globe have begun to tilt portfolios more heavily towards securities that many have historically perceived to be excessively risky. The inflows into equity ETFs serve as one piece of evidence of this trend; through the first seven […]

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The first half of 2010 was a very interesting period for currency ETFs, which look to remain in focus as the second half of the year gets underway and attention turns to central bank rate hikes. One of the biggest news stories from the first half of the year in the world of finance was […]

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With the advanced economies of the world struggling with rising debt burdens, rising unemployment, and slumping consumer confidence, more and more growth-minded investors have turned their attention to emerging markets in recent years. Thanks to ongoing urbanization and relatively small debt burdens, developing economies have managed to generate positive GDP growth in an environment that […]

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After struggling for much of 2009, the U.S. dollar is back on the upswing thanks not to overwhelming strength in the domestic economy, but sovereign debt issues in Europe and a subsequent “flight to quality” from international investors. Although the mounting debt of the U.S. government presents potential debt problems down the road, the dollar […]

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