Exploring The ETF Options In Africa (AFK)

Today we shift focus to International Equity based ETFs, specifically those concentrated in the continent of Africa.
NYSE:AFK August 23, 2017 1:41pm

Egypt’s Government Resigns, Here’s Why You Need To Invest Now [Market Vectors Africa (ETF), Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF]

egyptIt’s been three years since Hosni Mubarek was ousted during the Arab Spring. Then last summer, protesters forced the Egyptian army’s hand and President Mohamed Mursi was also sent packing. Now comes today’s big news of
NYSE:AFK February 25, 2014 11:38am

MVIS Licenses GDP-Weighted Indices To Van Eck Global To Underlie ETFs

etf-news7Market Vectors Index Solutions GmbH (MVIS - www.marketvectorsindices.com) today announced the licensing of the Market Vectors GDP Africa Index (MVAFKTR) and the Market Vectors GDP GCC Index (MVMESTR) to Van Eck Global,
NYSE:AFK June 24, 2013 12:36pm

Market Vectors Changing Underlying Indexes of Its Africa Index ETF (AFK) and Gulf States Index ETF (MES)

van eck globalEffective on or about June 21, 2013, the Market Vectors Africa Index ETF (NYSEARCA:AFK) will begin tracking a new benchmark, the Market Vectors® GDP Africa Index (MVAFKTR). At the same time, the Market Vectors Gulf States Index ETF (NYSEARCA:MES) will also begin
NYSE:AFK April 19, 2013 1:01pm

Quick Guide To Investing In Africa ETFs (EZA, AFK, EGPT, EIS, SZR, GAF, MES, GULF)

Daniela Pylypczak: When it comes to diversifying a portfolio, many investors turn toward emerging market equities for their lucrative potentials. And while BRIC and other popular Asian nations are usually investors’ top picks to achieve this key exposure, investors may benefit
NYSE:AFK December 6, 2012 12:32pm

Balchunas on the Rally in the Market Vectors Egypt ETF (EGPT, PMNA, AFK)

Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas discusses three exchange-traded funds with significant exposure to Egypt, including one that's gained 67% so far this year. Bloomberg Radio's Catherine Cowdery reports on
NASDAQ:PMNA September 20, 2012 1:10pm

A Cure For The Common Portfolio With These 2 Africa ETFs? (AFK, GAF)

Michael Johnston: When asked to identify the economies that are posting the most substantial GDP expansion in the current environment, many investors would quickly respond with ChinaIndia, and other well known emerging markets.
NYSE:AFK July 5, 2012 12:50pm

Three Reasons To Underweight South Africa (ILF, EZA, SZR, AFK, GAF)

Russ Koesterich:  In my opinion, investors should consider minimizing their exposure to emerging markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, otherwise known as EMEA.

NYSE:AFK February 14, 2012 3:26pm

Africa: Fortune Favors The Brave (AFK, EZA, VX, UL, EEM)

Kevin Kerr: Throughout 2011 the markets have been on an incredibly wild ride for investors. And many traders are left scratching their heads as to what to do next in these volatile times. It’s precisely market conditions like these that offer huge opportunities for those who are willing and able to face the fear
NYSE:AFK October 19, 2011 12:40pm

ETF Pipeline: Nigeria Fund, Cloud Computing ETF On Tap (VNM, EGPT, AFK, FRN, SKYY)

The latest round of new product launches has pushed the total for the ETF total to 1,300, close to twice the number of products trading just a couple of years ago. But if the activity behind the scenes is any indication, the growth spurt is far from over. Multiple issuers continue to stuff the product
NASDAQ:SKYY June 28, 2011 1:46pm

Africa: The Final Investing Frontier (AFK)

The African middle class’ sheer size – about 313 million people – rivals that of China and India. And by 2015, new African consumers alone will equal all of Brazil’s today. The African Development Bank (ADB) now records one in three Africans as middle class, a group it defines as people who spend $2 to $20 a day. A record number of Africans now own houses and cars, they use the internet and send their
NYSE:AFK June 9, 2011 11:33am

Never Judge An ETF By Its Cover (GAF, GULF, AFK, DNH, DND, ESR, EEM, VWO)

As hundreds of billions of dollars have flowed into exchange-traded products in recent years, international equity ETFs have been a particularly popular destination. As investors have shed
NASDAQ:GULF May 31, 2011 11:16am

Van Eck Reduces Expense Caps For Five Of Its Market Vectors Exchange Traded Funds

New York-based asset manager Van Eck Global announced today that, effective May 1, 2011, expense caps were reduced on the following Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) in its Market Vectors family: Market Vectors Africa Index ETF (NYSE:AFK), Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF
NYSE:AFK May 5, 2011 3:29pm

Van Eck Launches A New Colombia ETF (COLX, GXG, VNM, IDX, AFK, PLND, EGPT)

Van Eck, the issuer behind several country-specific emerging and frontier market ETFs, announced today the latest addition to its product lineup. The Market Vectors Colombia ETF (NYSE:COLX)
NYSE:AFK March 16, 2011 2:38pm

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