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The ever-expanding ETF universe has spawned an array of instruments that have allowed investors of all walks and styles to shed their home country bias. Through the purchase of a single ticker, investors can now easily tap into dozens of markets overseas that were previously too difficult to reach for most. As a result, foreign equity and emerging markets ETFs have found their way into countless portfolios as investors geographically diversify their holdings while the global recovery picks up steam [see 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn].

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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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Stocks Continue Bull Run

by on February 9, 2013

Another week in the books, and February’s first full week was another strong one. Though there were a few hiccups through out the week, the Nasdaq closed within reach of a 12-year high, and the S&P 500 making yet another high. For now, it seems like each week brings a new record for major benchmarks […]

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Keep An Eye On Bargain Buyers

by on February 4, 2013

The bull train continued its ascent on Wall Street last week as profit taking pressures were short-lived amid the improving economic outlook. Worrisome GDP results did manage to spook some, however, market sentiment overall remains undeniably bullish as each minor pullback has welcomed eager buyers [see 3 Economic Charts Bears Love To Ignore]. This week will remain busy […]

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The bulls charged ahead on Wall Street today, starting off the month of February with bang. Encouraging U.S. data sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallying past the psychologically important 14000 threshold for the first time since 2007. Sparking the rally was an uplifting jobs report from the Labor Department, which stated that U.S. employers […]

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With over 1,400 ETPs on the market and other wild year on the books, it’s quite clear that the exchange-traded  industry is continuing to grow its roots despite a mixed economic landscape. Democratization remains a driving theme in the ETF universe and investors have been quick to take advantage of cost-efficient products offering access to increasingly popular […]

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For the first time in years, a U.S. ETF was one of the highest yielding of the year, as Dow Jones US Construction Index Fund (ITB) surged ahead of the pack. While home-building in the United States is the first sign of a recovery in the domestic market, elsewhere in the world there were positive […]

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ETFs continue to find their way into countless portfolios as investors of all styles have embraced these innovative tools for executing long-term strategies. Although the diversification benefits offered through the exchange-traded product structure are extremely valuable, many investors often times overlook the fact that even the most diversified portfolio is susceptible to rampant volatility. The integration of global financial […]

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5 Chart Patterns Every ETF Trader Should Know

by on September 12, 2012 | Updated September 24, 2012

ETFs have found their way into countless portfolios as the growing industry continues to spawn exciting and innovative products that encourage the democratization of the investment process. Thanks to the exchange-traded product structure, self-directed investors can now easily tap into virtually any asset class from around the globe without breaking the bank or requiring specialized knowledge. Aside from gaining […]

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After ending a relatively choppy week on a high note, markets seemingly took a breather today as bullish momentum slowed its course. ECB President Mario Draghi’s comments last week had investors skeptical of how committed the central bank was to helping ease the plagued region’s deepening financial crisis. The ECB had emphasized their willingness to […]

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The first half of 2012 is now in the books, dropping the curtain on a back-and-forth six months for many investors. Though the sentiment recently has been generally negative, the first half will close with positive year-to-date returns for many broad-based equity and bond ETFs–the result of a furious rally during the first two months […]

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Investors have been gradually increasing their risk appetite since the start of 2012 thanks to improving economic data and renewed optimism in the global recovery. Likewise, emerging markets are off to a strong start this year and one particular country-specific ETF has attracted serious interest from investors. The iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund […]

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