The Future Is Bright For India’s Economy (EPI)

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From WisdomTree: On the eve of the implementation of India’s national goods and services tax (GST), we had the pleasure of speaking with Viral Acharya, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and Ridham Desai, who oversees equity research at Morgan Stanley India.
NYSE:EPI July 6, 2017 10:54am

India’s Economic Data Softens, But Equities Remain Strong (INDA)

From Zacks: India’s manufacturing activity hit a four-month low in June 2017 owing to fewer new orders. The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index came up with a reading of 50.9 in June compared with 51.6 in May. A reading above 50 indicates expansion.

China ETFs In Focus As Economic Data Improves (FXI)

From Zacks: China’s manufacturing activity grew faster than expected in June 2017. According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) increased to 51.7 in June compared with 51.2 in May and above market estimates of 51, per a Reuters poll.
NYSE:FXI July 5, 2017 6:43am

India The Strongest Of All Country Indexes So Far In 2017

From Jill Mislinski: All eight indexes on our world watch list have posted gains for 2017 through July 3. The top performer thus far is India's BSE SENSEX with a gain of 17.26%, followed by China's Hang Seng not far behind at 17.20%. In third is our own S&P 500 with 8.49%.

Anemic Growth Outlook Dampens Brazil ETF Performance (EWZ)

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From Zacks: Brazil’s Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles expects a lower economic growth rate for 2017. He expects the GDP to grow 2% year over year in the fourth quarter compared with the earlier estimate of 2.7%. Therefore, the full year average is expected to be slightly less than 2%.
NYSE:EWZ July 3, 2017 6:29am

Philippines ETF (EPHE) Performs Decently, Despite Ongoing Turmoil

Short term headlines concerning the Philippines have been marred with incursions between IS affiliated terror groups and Filipino military forces, as the terror group is attempting to gain a foothold over the country, causing carnage in many villages and cities particularly in Marawi on the island of Mindanao.
NYSE:EPHE June 28, 2017 1:35pm

Goldman: 2017 ETF Purchases Will beat 2015 And 2016 Combined

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ETF inflows in 2017 could beat those of 2015 and 2016 combined, if current trends last through the second half of this year.

BlackRock: Time To Get Serious About China (FXI)

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From BlackRock: MSCI’s historic addition of China A-shares to its broader stock indexes is yet another signal that investors need to update their thinking on China.
NYSE:FXI June 26, 2017 7:42am

Taiwan’s Stock Breakout Might Be The Most Important Of 2017 (EWT)

From Dana Lyons: Of all the attempted international equity breakouts of 2017, Taiwan’s may be the most monumental.
NYSE:EWT June 24, 2017 6:55am

Examining More China A-Shares ETF Opportunities (KBA)

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China is popping a bit this morning with benchmark ETF FXI (iShares China Large-Cap) up over 0.7% and we have seen some weekly June 40 calls trading in the name.
NYSE:KBA June 22, 2017 11:46am

Options Traders Are Circling The iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)

Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today focuses on the far east, namely, a big China-focused fund.

China A-Shares Coming To MSCI’s EM Index (EEM): What To Know

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From Invesco: After four years of discussions, on June 20, 2017, MSCI announced a ”yes” decision on including China A-shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, which tracks $1.6 trillion1 worth of assets around the world, and related indexes.2 The decision is seminal because it provides previously unavailable A-share exposure in emerging markets (EMs) and global indexes.

Can The Red-Hot Emerging Markets Rally Continue? (EEM)

From Zacks: Emerging market (EM) ETFs have had a great run in the last one year (as of June 19, 2017) with iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM - Free Report) returning over 24%.
NYSE:EEM June 21, 2017 8:14am

Time To Get Bullish On Turkey (TUR)?

From Invesco: It is not a stretch to say that Turkey is beset by troubles both external and internal. Syria’s civil war to the south has caused an unanticipated economic and social strain on the country, and fears of continued terrorism have slowed the engine of tourism.

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