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When it comes to portfolio allocation strategies, foreign investments are certainly one of the main go-tos as investors look to various corners of the market for more meaningful and stable returns. Adding exposure to equities from around the globe not only provides great diversification benefits, it also has the to potential to produce uncorrelated returns that may be more appealing than domestic investments. But with a wide array of options, sorting through the space can seem like a rather daunting task [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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ETFdb Analyst Picks: Bull Run Holds For Now

by on January 4, 2013

Santa came late this year but the fact that he showed up at all was good enough for investors on Wall Street. Policymakers in Washington D.C. managed to steer us away from the fiscal cliff, at least for now that is, as they struck a deal in virtually the last moment possible. The bull parade began on December 31st and carried over into the new year, and surprisingly the Fed hinting at ending its bond-repurchase program during Thursday’s meeting wasn’t enough to erode investors’ confidence, perhaps suggesting that optimism is here to stay [see Free 7 Simple & Cheap All-ETF Portfolios].

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ETFdb Analyst Picks: Optimism Fuels Rebound

by on December 13, 2012

And just like that domestic equities have recovered their post-election losses. Following Obama’s re-election investors and media headlines focused their attention on the lingering “fiscal cliff”, sparked a rapid sell-off. A little over a month has passed and politicians are still gridlocked in Washington D.C., and while the “fiscal cliff” is that much closer, stocks […]

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No mercy on Wall Street. Post-election profit taking pressures continue to overpower bullish bargain shoppers as “fiscal cliff” worries have taken center stage. Amid growing fears over looming tax-hikes, escalating tensions in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine have only added to the clouds of uncertainty plaguing the global economic outlook. The S&P 500 […]

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Stocks have endured a harsh trading week as broad-based profit taking pressures managed to swoop in with little warning following the U.S. election. Although the price action on Wall Street has been far from optimistic, we remain hesitant to pull out entirely given a number of positive developments; for starters, weekly jobless claims came in […]

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With lackluster earnings and substantial political uncertainty in the U.S. and European markets leaving many investors unimpressed, the recent trend of investing in emerging and frontier markets figures to continue for the foreseeable future. As investors shed their home country bias and look to beef up the international allocations in their portfolios, many are exploring economies […]

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The aftermath of the most recent financial crisis has yet to be fully resolved as much of the developed world is still plagued by the weight of its own debt. In Europe, lawmakers are struggling to ensure stability as many of the largest economies in the region are slowly and surely losing their fiscal footing […]

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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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Emerging markets stocks are a core holding in the portfolios of many investors: developing economies such as China and India account for a growing portion of global GDP, and a significant percentage of all global GDP growth. ETFs have become popular tools for tapping into this asset class; the low cost structures, intraday liquidity, and […]

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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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Volatility has returned to Wall Street as the political gridlock in Greece has re-focused investors’ attention on the looming debt crisis overseas. With economic uncertainties spilling over on the home front, investors have also been prompted to reevaluate the health of the domestic recovery, which according to the latest Fed minutes is still sluggish at […]

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