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ETFs That Capitalize on Global Consumer Spending
September 16, 2010
In the United States, consumers are gripping their wallets tightly. Overseas, it’s a much different story as emerging market citizens enter the ranks of the middle class. The rampant spending that...
ETFs Waver in Face of China Tensions
September 16, 2010
Growing concern over China’s slowness to implement a more flexible exchange rate has exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the markets down slightly in early trading. According to the ETF Dashboard, fearful...
Financial ETFs Higher After New Banking Rules
September 13, 2010
The international banking industry has a new set of rules with which to comply. Although they may take years to be fully enacted, financial exchange traded funds (ETFs) are reacting well to the news...
Obama Press Conference Pauses ETFs
September 10, 2010
President Obama is delivering a press conference this morning at which he’s expected to challenge the GOP on tax cuts and the broader economy. In anticipation of the conference and what might be said,...
ETF Spotlight: Claymore/AlphaShares China All-Cap (HAO)
September 08, 2010
ETF Spotlight on Claymore/AlphaShares China Small-Cap (NYSEArca: HAO), part of a weekly series. Assets: $343.7 million Objective: Tracks the AlphaShares China Small-Cap Index, which holds companies...
ETF Spotlight: WisdomTree ex-Japan Total Dividend Fund (DND)
September 01, 2010
ETF Spotlight on WisdomTree ex-Japan Total Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DND), part of a weekly series. Assets: $78 million Objective: Tracks the WisdomTree Pacific ex-Japan Dividend index,which tracks...
Actively Managed ETFs a Flop? Not So Fast
August 30, 2010
Actively managed exchange traded funds (ETFs) are still waiting for their ship to come in, but that doesn’t exactly mean that the segment of the industry has done a belly flop. Since September 2009,...
Chindia: Two Great Economies in One ETF
August 26, 2010
China is now the world’s second-largest economy, surpassing Japan. But while China sets its sights on the number one position, it might want to look behind itself, too: India is formidable competition....
Asia ETFs: Manufacturing Slowdown Clouds Outlook
August 22, 2010
Asia, the world’s fastest-growing region, has shown signs of a slowdown. But it doesn’t necessarily mean you should dump your exchange traded funds (ETFs) China saw its manufacturing numbers in July...
Watch for Continued Liquidation in Shares of CDC (CHINA)
August 16, 2010
China ETFs: The Shift to Domestic Consumption
August 16, 2010
The developed Occident is seeing growth at a crawl, but China’s economy is one exception. The country’s exchange traded funds (ETFs) are shooting skyward, thanks to a shift in domestic consumption....
Africa ETFs: Dogged By the Past?
August 15, 2010
Africa is one of the few places where the past continues to haunt the minds of potential investors. The phrase “this is Africa,” made famous by the movie Blood Diamond, seems to pervade the...
7 ETFs Helped or Hurt By China’s Trade Numbers
August 10, 2010
China notched the largest trade surplus in 18 months last month. The surprising figures may portend tough times have a mixed impact on exchange traded funds (ETFs). The surplus could turn up the heat...
Markets, ETFs Fall Ahead of Fed Announcement
August 10, 2010
The Federal Reserve is wrapping up its two-day meeting this week. Ahead of the announcement during which the policymakers are expected to discuss ways to jump-start the economy, exchange traded funds...
10 New ETFs Worth a Look
August 09, 2010
It can be tough to keep up with the new products that have come to the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry. Eric Fontinelle for The San Francisco Chronicle notes some of his picks for the most...
Emerging Market ETFs Back in Favor
August 07, 2010
At the height of the recent concerns about European debt and the U.S. economic recovery, emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs) were selling like cold hotcakes. Now things look different. In...
CDC Put Volume Up 20x as Traders Hedge Position (CHINA)
August 05, 2010
China ETFs: Plays for the World’s No. 2 Economy
August 03, 2010
What analysts have long predicted has finally happened: China moved up another notch to become the world’s No. 2 economy, overtaking Japan. There are nearly two dozen exchange traded funds (ETFs) to...
Why the Bulls Are Out on Silver ETFs
August 02, 2010
After outperforming the stock market over the past few years, is silver still worth buying? There are plenty of reasons to consider silver exchange traded funds (ETFs). According to Kevin Grewal of...
Consumer ETFs: Going Global to Find Strength
July 31, 2010
U.S. consumers just aren’t consuming as much as they used to. While unemployment remains high, you can’t count on spenders here to lift the economy out of its slump anytime soon. That’s why it might be...
China ETFs: An Opportunity, with Risk
July 23, 2010
China is producing great opportunities for intrepid investors who don’t mind some risk in their diet. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) focused on China are a nice option to get broad-based exposure to help...
5 Infrastructure ETFs with Room to Grow
July 16, 2010
For a country to really grow, its infrastructure needs to be built up and maintained. There are developed and emerging markets that need major upgrades. Here are five exchange traded funds (ETFs) that...
China ETFs: Suppressing Growth for the Greater Good
July 16, 2010
The Chinese government may have enacted some self-imposed austerity measures, but its economy is still expanding at an impressive rate. Despite any negative impact it might have on China exchange...
ETF Providers Expand Into Asia
July 15, 2010
The exchange traded fund (ETF) market is already huge in places like Canada, the United States and in Europe. The next market to tackle? Asia. Cris Sholto Heaton for Index Universe takes us around the...
6 ETFs for Rising Imports
July 13, 2010
Every cloud has a silver lining. While imports are outpacing exports right now, that doesn’t mean that opportunities to play this imbalance with exchange traded funds (ETFs) don’t exist. The U.S. trade...
Which Way Is Up for the Yuan ETFs?
July 12, 2010
China may have agreed to allow the yuan to appreciate, but that doesn’t mean a profits bonanza is in the offing for Chinese yuan exchange traded funds (ETFs). In a Dow Jones Newswires poll, 10 currency...
China ETFs: Why They’re Not Running Scared
July 08, 2010
We all know about the VIX and how it gauges the fear in our market place. What you may not have heard about is the “CHIX,” or Chinese Volatility Index, and how the volatility in the European and...