iShares MSCI Qatar ETF (QAT) Plunges 8% Amid Political Crisis

The iShares MSCI Qatar Capped ETF (NASDAQ:QAT) has underperformed emerging market indexes for the past several years, and today's big plunge certainly won't help matters.
NASDAQ:QAT June 5, 2017 12:10pm

A Deeper Look At The Qatar ETF

Qatar has been in the headlines recently, in tandem with WikiLeaks/DNC developments heading into today’s U.S. Presidential election in terms of possible donations to the Clinton Foundation -- as well as potentially providing clandestine support historically for ISIS.
NASDAQ:QAT November 8, 2016 1:00pm

Why Investors Should Consider Frontier Markets ETFs

frontier marketsEmerging markets have been in the limelight due to their stellar performance in the past few years but they have lost their luster lately. So far in 2013, many emerging markets suffered steep declines, mainly due to the
NASDAQ:PMNA September 18, 2013 3:33pm

This Frontier Markets ETF Offers An Attractive Opportunity

Argentina: While the S&P 500 continues to perform well, the markets have been skittish since May 22, when the Federal Reserve hinted it might consider tapering its $85.0-billion-per-month bond-buying program. If Ben Bernanke
NYSE:FRN September 13, 2013 12:19pm

3 Countries With Some Of The Highest Employment Rates; ETFs To Play

Carolyn Pairitz: The evolution of the ETF universe has spawned dozens upon dozens of innovative offerings that make it easy and cost-effective to tap into strategies and asset classes that were previously out-of-reach for mainstream investors, including global markets. 
NYSE:ASEA December 18, 2012 1:30pm

Washington’s False-Flag WMD Claim Against Syria, U.S. Dollar at Stake (UUP, UDN, UCO, USO)

Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: With longstanding U.S. strategic plans to control oil production in Syria and Iran taking shape with the attempted overthrow of the Bashar al-Assad government in progress, a pretext for U.S. involvement to takeover from American
NYSE:UCO July 16, 2012 10:45am

Exposure To The Middle East: Will Gulf State ETFs Thrive From Oil Wealth (GULF, MES)

Stoyan Bojinov: One important question that is often overlooked when discussing the price of oil is asking who exactly profits (aside from seasoned futures traders) when fossil fuel prices rise. As you might have expected, the answer to the previous question has more than a handful of correct responses; one of

NYSE:MES May 2, 2012 6:22pm

ETFs: Oil In The Middle East? (GULF, MES, USO, DBO)

David Fry:  When an investor’s thinks about the Middle East, there’s no doubt one thing that looms large in their mind: oil. Oil (NYSEARCA:USO) makes the world go round, and the Middle East is awash

NASDAQ:GULF April 2, 2012 10:57pm

A Taste Of The Next Frontier: An ETF That Goes Beyond BRIC (EEM, FRN, EWZ, RSX, FXI)

Benjamin Shepherd: Every investor should allocate a portion of his or her portfolio to emerging markets. Most often, the phrase “emerging markets” calls to mind the BRIC: Brazil (NYSEARCA:EWZ), Russia (NYSEARCA:RSX), India and China (NYSEARCA:FXI). But these countries have developed vibrant,
NYSE:EEM December 16, 2011 5:31pm

ETFs To Round Out Your International Exposure (VWO, VEA, SCZ, EWX, FRN, PMNA, IPU, UGEM)

Michael Johnston: A growing number of financial advisors are using exchange-traded funds to achieve international equity exposure for their clients, embracing funds that offer access to both developed and international market beyond the U.S. This should hardly be surprising
NASDAQ:PMNA November 30, 2011 7:25pm

Middle East: The Gulf States’ Credit Markets Are Rebounding (BNO, MES, GULF)

Tony Daltorio: The credit markets in the oil-rich Persian Gulf states have successfully weathered market storms in recent weeks, and the Arab Spring of revolutionary movements.
NASDAQ:GULF September 20, 2011 6:12pm

WisdomTree Stuffs New Ideas Into ETF Pipeline (SKYY, BARL, ELD, ALD, TIP, PICB, IBND)

The past few weeks have been a relatively slow stretch for the ETF industry–at least in terms of product development. Since EGShares rolled out a suite of sector-specific emerging markets ETFs on June 23, only two new products have hit the market: the S&P 500 Crude Oil Linked ETN
NASDAQ:SKYY July 11, 2011 5:47pm

Greece ETF On The Way? Global X Details Slew Of International ETFs (GXG, NORW, ASEA, AND, GXF)

Global X, the New York-based ETF issuer behind some of the most successful new ETFs of the last several years, has laid the groundwork to significantly expand its existing lineup. In a recent SEC filing, the New York-based firm shed some light on plans for 22 country-specific and region-specific
NYSE:AND July 10, 2011 10:12pm

Investing In The Middle East: The Best Plays To Make With ETFs (MES, GULF, EGPT, CX, HOT)

Larry D. Spears:  Periodic eruptions of violence and instability make investing in the Middle East fairly tricky. But that doesn't mean you ought to avoid the region entirely.
NASDAQ:GULF June 9, 2011 10:05am

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