In the world of single-country ETFs, the Philippines is pretty hot, but not the hottest.
Even though Greece seems to be settling down, the media continues to focus its attention on the troubles of Italy and France and the global economy is still being hurt by the region. What this means to investors is that they need to avoid Europe and focus on countries that depend less on developed markets, according to an article on Zacks.
The following ETFs were highlighted in the article:
Broad-based, cap-weighted ETFs were the way to play emerging markets over the past decade. But it’s time for investors to become more strategic and look beyond VWO and EEM.
Vanguard Debuts Russell-Based ETFs
Vanguard launched seven new funds based on Russell indexes in September as part of an ambitious expansion plan to have a broad lineup of Vanguard products that give different advisers who favor different indexes the tools they need. In keeping with Vanguard’s aggressive stance on expenses, the new funds carry annual expense ratios ranging from 0.12 percent to 0.20 percent—priced to undercut its main competitor, iShares.
iShares, the world’s biggest ETF company, launched three targeted emerging markets funds to its lineup in September, adding competition to what has become the hottest asset class in the investment universe.