Written by David Fabian, January 10th, 2018
Emerging market stocks have been red-hot over the past year amid a global rise in asset prices fueled by economic confidence. As a result, exchange-traded funds that track these companies have become an increasingly bigger focus among investor portfolio decisions.
The most common starting place in the hunt for emerging market exposure are the largest and most well-known funds in this group. The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Market ETF (VWO), for instance, has over $68 billion dedicated to a diverse group of nearly 5,000 stocks spread throughout the globe. China, Taiwan, India, and Brazil dominate the top country rankings in this broad index for a miserly cost of just 0.14% annually to own.
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Written by David Fabian, June 03rd, 2015
One of my favorite ETF writers, Todd Shriber of ETF Trends, recently highlighted the news that Russell Investments would be updating its FTSE Emerging Market Index to include greater China exposure. I have mixed feelings about this move for several reasons that I will get into in a moment, but first let’s explore the immediate effects of this transition. Read more
Written by David Fabian, May 15th, 2013
The persistent climb of the stock market over the last six months has confounded both individual investors and professional money managers. The relentless onslaught of bullish optimism has pushed the major averages to hit new all-time highs nearly every day. For those of us that enjoy buying on a pullback, we have been out of luck for quite some time. Remember 1,565 on the S&P 500? We we are already 5% above that level and it is becoming rapidly apparent that the sky is the limit for stocks in 2013.
So what should you do when your portfolio is mostly cash and that nagging feeling of performance anxiety starts to creep into the back of your mind? Read more