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Emerging Market ETFs Ignite 2017 Growth Prospects

Written by David Fabian, April 04th, 2017

Emerging market stocks have been the perennial underdog for the last half decade.  Their persistent underperformance has been blamed on commodity fluctuations, currency woes, and a host of other fundamental headwinds.  Nevertheless, these regional stocks are making a bold statement in the first quarter of 2017 that may ignite further interest in their ongoing growth potential.

A screen of the top performing, non-leveraged or inverse exchange-traded funds through the first three months of the year reveals a pointed theme.  Brazil, China, India, Argentina, and other emerging market indexes mounted the strongest returns of all asset classes.  Of those nations, smaller company shares were the biggest standouts.

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Emerging Market ETFs Underscore Shifting Global Leadership

Written by David Fabian, April 09th, 2014

The recent strength in emerging market countries has caught many investors, including myself, by surprise.  There have surely been pockets of strength in thriving economies such as India and Taiwan, but the majority of broad-based emerging market indices have been unable to mount a convincing drive higher.  Nearly every rally attempt has been met with resistance that has failed to gain momentum or produce a substantial breakout.    Read more

Emerging Market ETFs Show Widely Varying Views

Written by David Fabian, March 10th, 2014

The iShares MSCI Emerging Market Equity ETF (EEM) has been a serial underperformer over the last several years as the global recovery has extended to new heights.  This widely held mix of stocks from numerous emerging market nations has been unable to mount any serious bid for reflation despite the continued strength of domestic markets.  A quick comparison between EEM and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) shows that the 3-year annualized returns in each index stand at -2.67% and +16.10% respectively as of 12/31/13. Read more