Posts Tagged ‘Regional’

Time To Jump On The Colombia ETF Surge?

April 9th, 2014

columbiaColombia ETFs, which had a rough start to the year and were trading in double-digit losses, are seeing things turn around in their favor. Like many other emerging markets, Colombia was also a victim of Fed taper and faced rough trading in 2013. Read more…


Is The Mexico ETF A Better Play On Latin America?

April 2nd, 2014

latin americaLatin America, dominated mostly by Brazil, seems to have lost luster since the taper talk was initiated in the U.S. last year. Apart from the external shocks, many nations in this corner of the world are lacking structural reforms and grappling with poor Read more…


Can The Rally In Brazil ETFs Continue?

March 27th, 2014

brazilAfter a dismal 2013 and a weak start to this year, Brazilian markets were one of the best performing emerging markets last week, and they even outperformed the U.S. market.  During the week-ended March 21, the Brazilian stock market index – Bovespa Index Read more…


Three Country ETFs Hitting 52 Week Highs

March 21st, 2014

high yieldThough many markets have been very choppy over the past few months, a handful have managed to breakout of this malaise and find their footing. In fact, during recent trading, three country ETFs actually hit fresh 52 week highs, suggesting that they are definitely Read more…


Rate Hike Puts New Zealand ETF In Rare Company

March 20th, 2014

new zealandWhile rate hikes have become common in emerging nations, it is still a very isolated occurrence for developed countries that are still in the process of recovery. New Zealand, a relatively small-sized and geographically isolated developed nation, Read more…


The New Horizons Korean Equity ETF In Focus

March 19th, 2014

new etfsThough it might be rough trading in the emerging market space, the fact has not deterred issuers from filing or launching new products. While iShares had filed for some funds focused on the emerging markets last month, Horizons has now introduced a fund focused on Korea. Read more…


3 Reasons Why Europe ETFs Deserve A Look

March 19th, 2014

europeAs we enter into the fifth consecutive year of a bull market, my colleague Russ Koesterich encourages investors to maintain their emphasis on stocks. But with volatility in emerging markets and a sense that U.S. equities are no longer cheap, investors Read more…


Indonesia ETFs Soaring On Political Hopes

March 18th, 2014

indonesiaElections have taken center stage in Indonesia. Southeast Asia’s largest economy is due for its parliamentary election in April and its presidential election in July. This has sent the Jakarta stock market higher since the start of the year. The likelihood of an influx Read more…


Is It Time To Buy Russia?

March 14th, 2014

russiaYves Lamoureux: We are asked if now is the right time to step up and buy Russian stocks (NYSEARCA:RSX). Many TV figures had proclaimed for many months that Russia was one of the cheapest market in the world. Read more…


Why The Chinese Economic Slowdown Matters

March 11th, 2014

china etfsMichael Lombardi: Understanding the economic slowdown in the Chinese economy is very important because not only does it impact American companies doing business there, but what happens in the Chinese economy—now the second-largest economy Read more…


Best Way To Play The Growth In China

March 4th, 2014

china etfsGeorge Leong: For the first time in more than three years, Chinese stocks are beginning to show some promise for growth investors looking for opportunities outside of the United States. Read more…


Euro Zone Recovery Puts Ireland ETF In Focus

February 20th, 2014

irelandRecovery in the Euro zone, which emerged from the 18-month long recession last year, continues to stay on track to recovery. Its economy grew at the pace of 0.3% in the last quarter of 2013, as against 0.1% in the preceding quarter. Read more…


China ETFs In Focus On Strong Credit and Trade Data

February 18th, 2014

china etfsChinese stocks have seen rough trading since the start of the year on weak manufacturing and service activities as well as lack of liquidity. This trend seems to be reversing with strong export growth and record credit growth for January that has boosted Read more…


Solid Growth Puts Philippines ETF In Focus

February 14th, 2014

PhilippinesEmerging markets (EM) have fallen out of the favor on the Fed’s escalation of the QE taper which has left many investors apprehensive about the near term outlook. Amid such a backdrop, some nations with robust exports and sound macroeconomic Read more…


Watching The Spain ETF For A Potential Buy

February 14th, 2014

buy-and-holdMorpheus Trading: After forming a bullish reversal candle on big volume last week, PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction ETF ($PKB) has cleared the 10-week moving average and the prior week’s high, which is a buy signal: Read more…


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