Category Archives: Country ETFs

New ETFs On The Block: Cambria Sovereign High Yield Bond ETF (SOVB)

With ten-year US Treasury yielding less than two percent, many investors – particularly the baby boomers and the retirees, are thirsty for higher returns from their fixed-income portfolios. Unfortunately, with many developed economies turning to negative interest rates as a … Continue reading

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New ETFs On The Block: Deutsche X-Trackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF (JPN)

Investment managers have been largely enthusiastic about Japan and Europe this year with the weakening of their respective currencies and the slide in oil prices. To take advantage of the success of the so called “Abenomics,” Deutsche Asset & Wealth … Continue reading

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New ETFs On The Block: Wisdomtree Japan Interest Rate Strategy Fund (JGBB)

Japanese stocks have performed exceedingly well since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe initiated reformative initiatives earlier last year to boost the economy. The so-called “Abenomics” that mandated structural reforms and easy monetary policies, boosted investor confidence in Japanese equities, making Japan … Continue reading

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New ETFs On The Block: Global X FTSE Portugal 20 ETF (PGAL)

Global X Funds, the New York-based issuer known for its focus on emerging markets and niche strategies, has introduced the first ever Portugal specific equity ETF listed in the US. Some analysts believe the so-called PIIGS countries (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, … Continue reading

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New ETFs On The Block: Invesco Powershares China A-Share Portfolio (CHNA)

Invesco PowerShares, the fourth-largest US ETF sponsor and a leading global provider of exchange-traded products, has launched an actively-managed equity, quantitative and rules-based ETF that is focused on mainland China stocks, targeting the Chinese A-shares market. With the recent spate … Continue reading

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Taking Stock: These Latin American ETFs Are Red Hot; Are They Really A Buy?

The Latin American countries have survived last year’s down-turn rather well and, after little slippages, the growth engines are humming again. The latest IMF report is rather upbeat about the Latin American and Caribbean economies and expects them to pick … Continue reading

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