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Over the past year, more investors have grown unsure of the economic future in much of the developed world. High budget deficits in the U.S., a currency crisis in Europe, and a demographic disaster in Japan have left many searching for markets with better growth opportunities. Many have flocked towards emerging markets which have become the mainstay of  investors seeking to expand their portfolios into countries with strong growth rates and sound balance sheets. While these nations have incredible potential, they face a tremendous economic obstacle in the form of sagging infrastructures. As populations continue to grow at mind-boggling rates in these nations, the individual countries will be forced to make radical changes in their society in order to accommodate the growing number of occupants who are increasingly drawn to the allure of cities where wages and opportunities are often far superior to those in the rural world [see also Playing The Emerging Markets Through Small Cap ETFs]. [click to continue…]

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Emerging Global Advisors, the New York-based ETF issuer that pioneered sector-specific emerging markets ETFs last year, is scheduled to launch its first China ETF on Wednesday. The INDXX China Infrastructure Index Fund (CHXX) will be based on the INDXX China Infrastructure Index, a free-float cap-weighted index comprised of 30 companies determined to be representative of China’s infrastructure sectors.  [click to continue…]

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Best Performing ETFs Of 2009

by on December 21, 2009 | Updated April 30, 2010

Following a year that saw some of the worst performances in recent memory, many asset classes have bounced back in  2009. But some have performed better than others, and as the year draws to a close we take a look at some of the best-performing ETFs. The year’s top gainers include a few of the […]

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Emerging Global Advisors on Wednesday launched the Dow Jones Emerging Markets Financials Titans Index Fund (EFN), the first exchange-traded fund to offer targeted exposure to banks, insurance companies, and financial institutions in emerging markets. EFN brings Emerging Global Advisors’ line of products to four, with the other three including:

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For many Americans, the idea of “reducing our dependence on foreign oil” seems like an enormous undertaking. Decades after the push for developing green energy sources began, little progress has been made. The spectacular failures (remember the ethanol experiment?) have far outnumbered the mild successes. Solar power technology has improved by leaps and bounds, but […]

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Although the entire ETF industry has enjoyed a tremendous boom over the last year, perhaps no corner of the market has expanded as quickly as emerging markets funds. According to State Street’s industry snapshot, assets in international ETFs totaled about $28.6 billion at then end of June, representing an increase of 27.5% year to date. […]

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iShares added yet another ETF to its market-leading family of funds on Friday, launching the S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index Fund (EMIF). EMIF will compete with PowerShares‘ Emerging Markets Infrastructure Portfolio (PXR), an ETF that began trading in October 2008 and has grown to a market capitalization of more than $46 million. PXR, along with […]

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