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In a global economy, where what happens in one country can have ripple effects around the world, investors are discovering the value of investing outside the United States. Emerging markets are countries that are in a strong growth phase, as opposed to more established nations that see more gradual growth. There are several benefits to investing in emerging markets; while this segment of the market is still viewed as risky, the higher returns often counter-balance this risk for investors seeking to jump-start their portfolio. The returns are also not necessarily correlated to the U.S. market, providing a diversification benefit [see also Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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Rogers Eyes Russia

by on August 29, 2012

After 18 long years of negotiations, Russia has finally joined the World Trade Organization (WTO), marking a major stride forward in the nation’s continued effort to grow its presence in international affairs and on the global economic stage. Russia is now the 156th member of the WTO and many might find it surprising it is also the last G-20 member to join the global free-trade group. This noteworthy development comes at a time when neighboring eurozone member nations are plagued with debt, while growth prospects at home remain clouded with uncertainty, thus presenting a lucrative opportunity for those with a stomach for risk and a long-term investment horizon [see also Euro Free Europe ETFdb Portfolio].

 

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Commodity prices across the board have endured a dismal decline over the past few months as grim global economic growth expectations have kept a lid on investors’ confidence. Uncertainty has been plaguing virtually every corner of the financial market thanks to a sluggish recovery on the homefront coupled with looming debt woes in Europe. Crude […]

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One of the most anticipated and watched sporting events in the world, the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship kicked off late last week. Euro 2012 marks a milestone for first-time host countries Ukraine and Poland, and many are hoping that the soccer tournament brings prosperity and inspires hope in the debt-burdened continent. There are competing […]

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Throughout the past couple of years, investors have witnessed just how far and how deep the Euro Zone’s debt crisis has spread throughout the global financial market. As looming uncertainty and volatility continues to be a dominating force, many have flocked to their preferred “safe haven” investments, abandoning some of the more profitable and potentially lucrative corners of the market. […]

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Are Russia ETFs A Buy?

by on October 14, 2011

Although many emerging markets still have excellent growth prospects, they have been hammered in recent weeks thanks to a ‘risk off’ trade in equities. Broad funds targeting this space, such as VWO or EEM, have fallen sharply in this time period, declining by nearly 16.8% in the past quarter alone. While this may sound bad, […]

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Today marks the first day of trading for the Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF (RSXJ), the first exchange-traded product offering U.S. investors exposure to small cap Russian stocks. The new fund from Van Eck will seek to replicate the performance of the Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap Index, a benchmark that includes about 35 small cap […]

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iShares continued the expansion of its product lineup on Wednesday, debuting the MSCI Russia Capped Index Fund (ERUS) on the NYSE Arca Exchange. The new ETF will track the performance of the MSCI Russia 25/50 Index, a benchmark that currently includes about 28 individual securities. All 25/50 indexes, such as the benchmark to which the […]

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Through the first eight months of 2010, a number of unexpected disasters–both natural and man-made–have taken their toll on equity markets around the world. Chile was battered by a devastating earthquake. The airline industry took a hit from a volcanic eruption in Iceland. And the oil industry has been slammed by the Deepwater Horizon fiasco […]

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As the economies of Western Europe have grown more intertwined over the past few years, Russia has been left on the sidelines. Blocked out of NATO and the EMU even as both organizations creep ever closer to its western boarders,  the once mighty superpower was quickly being boxed in and losing influence over former Cold […]

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Earlier this week, communication and IT industry giant Cisco Systems announced a massive push into the Russian market by investing more than $1 billion in the country over the next decade. The company will also be providing $100 million in venture capital  in order to establish a “dedicated physical presence” in a planned technology hub […]

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One of the interesting developments to come out of the turmoil in global equity markets over the last two years is the surge in interest in the world’s emerging economies. While developed markets continue to be plagued by mounting debt, rising unemployment, and other macroeconomic issues, emerging markets have raced ahead, establishing themselves as the […]

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