Adam Pretty/GettyColombia advanced to the quarter final of Copa America last week, and looks like a contender for the final win, too. But in terms of its capital market development, it would get sent home in the qualifying rounds.
Globalization’s impact on trade used to be relatively straightforward: developed countries outsourced production to low-wage economies in return for cheap goods. Yet as emerging economies develop a robust middle class and gain more access to digital technologies, cross-border exchanges between countries are becoming more complex. They’re also growing at a dizzying pace.
By The ETF Professor
With just a few days left before 2012's halfway point arrives, investors might feel disappointed with the performance of emerging markets ETFs year-to-date. Following a stellar start to 2012, emerging markets funds have wilted thanks to China's slowing economy and Europe's sovereign debt woes, among other catalysts.
By Tom Lydon:
Emerging markets and dividends in one exchange traded fund is a trend that is catching on with investors, and providers alike. The higher growth potential that emerging economies present, plus an income stream is a combination that is showing marked interest.
Last week John Derrick appeared on FOX Business to discuss the strong rebound in emerging markets so far in 2012 with Charles Payne. John explained that the global markets are currently in the early stages of a new easing cycle that began toward the end of 2011.
John said central bankers and government officials are focused on increasing economic activity through policies such as low interest rates and higher money supply growth rates.
Article written by Prieur du Plessis, editor of the Investment Postcards from Cape Town blog.In an interview on CNBC-TV18, Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report, said although there could initially be some further weakness in emerging economies against the U.S. market, he expected a major low in emerging stock markets later this year.