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Global X Files To Offer Brazil Sector ETFs

Global X pushes further into emerging market sector funds, this time with a filing to offer ETFs focused on Brazil, where planning for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics will soon translate into big spending.

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PowerShares Sets Launch Of Small-Cap Sector Funds

PowerShares, the Wheaton, Ill.-based investment firm best known for its Nasdaq ETF (NasdaqGM: QQQQ), anticipates it will launch in early April the nine
small-cap sector ETFs it’s had in the works, betting that smaller companies will deliver better returns than big ones in times of economic turmoil.

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PowerShares To Launch Small-Cap Sector ETFs


Betting that small-cap companies will be leaders in 2010, PowerShares has taken steps to launch an extensive lineup of small-cap sector ETFs.

Small-caps are more volatile and often less liquid than larger names, but this year analysts are forecasting they will be strong performers as the markets continue to recover.

The ETFs currently in registration are:

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Van Eck Files For LatAm Small-Cap ETF

[Correction: The article originally misstated the number of existing ETFs cover the Latin America region.]

A recent SEC filing from Van Eck outlines its plan to launch a Latin America small-cap ETF. The fund would be only the third ETF to target the Latin American region as a whole, and the first small-cap ETF to do so.

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Van Eck Reports Minimal Gains


Van Eck Global will pay small capital gains distributions on two of its 18 exchange-traded funds. The Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap (NYSEArca: BRF) will pay short-term gains of $0.252/share, while the Market Vectors Vietnam (NYSEArca: VNM) will pay short-term gains of $0.036/share.

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 Van Eck ETF Will Target India Small-Caps

Van Eck has registered with the SEC a new ETF that will provide investors with exposure to India’s smaller companies.

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Van Eck Plans ETF Covering Poland


Van Eck is taking steps to add to its lineup of exchange-traded funds focusing on stand-alone emerging markets with a fund that covers Poland. No other ETF currently trading focuses exclusively on Polish securities.

The Market Vectors Poland ETF will track an index by the same name; the rules-based modified capitalization-weighted, float-adjusted benchmark tracks publicly traded companies that are headquartered in Poland or that generate at least 50 percent of their revenues in that country.