ETF Database submits: iShares, the San Francisco-based issuer behind nearly 200 ETFs, announced today the launch of five new international sector funds. The five funds, which include four financial ETFs and one materials ETF, expands iShares offerings in the international segment allowing investors to exploit regional differences in sector performance.
By Tom Lydon:
Emerging market financial exchange traded funds offer investors easy access to related companies that are essential to fast-growing companies. The niche character of these funds means that investors should have a definite investment goal and strategy in mind before jumping into one of these ETFs.
Tom Lydon submits:
Thanks to a widening budget crisis in Europe, sovereign debt has gotten a bad reputation. There are other countries that are on much more solid ground and you can get exposure to a number of them by using emerging market debt ETFs.
By Kapitall:The world of emerging market investing is changing, as global economies shift and redefine themselves.The commodities slump has hit Brazil and Russia, while China is busy re-establishing itself as a consumer driven economy rather than a manufacturing one, and India has been devastated by a volatile currency and ongoing political strife.
By Michael Johnston:iShares introduced a pair of new ETFs this week that offer exposure to junk bonds from issuers outside the U.S., opening a new segment of the global fixed income market that had previously been difficult to access. The two new funds include a product that targets junk bonds from emerging markets as well as a global ex-U.S. product that includes both developed and emerging market exposure:
By Tom Lydon:
Broad emerging market exchange traded funds have not been moving as quickly as in previous years, but the small-cap segment in the developing world has stood out, providing investors diversification and access to the growth in domestic consumption.
By Patricia Oey
ETFs are often used as building blocks for a diversified portfolio, or as a low-priced access vehicle to asset classes such as fixed income, emerging markets, and commodities.
By The ETF Professor
Although Hong Kong is not an emerging market in the eyes of some index providers, its status as a territory of China and most frequently used avenue for foreign investors to gain access to Chinese stocks gives it an intimate relationship with the world's second-largest economy.