Strategists offer their approaches and favorite ETF picks among international equity funds.
In this series, we look under the hood of some of the ETF portfolios in the market today.
WisdomTree plans more international currency-hedged ETFs.
Investors looking for international exposure should consider limiting their exposure to Europe as eurozone policymakers continue working to find a solution to the continent’s debt crisis, according to a report by Morningstar.
Patricia Oey, analyst at Morningstar, created the following list of ETFs that can provide relative stable international exposure:
According to popular theory, first-to-market ETFs have distinct competitive advantages in attracting investors over their slower-moving peers. Issuers race to launch funds before their competitors, eager to grab investor attention and take advantage of that early-launch momentum. Those looking for evidence need only consider the gold ETFs: The SPDR Gold ETF (NYSE Arca: GLD) launched in November 2004 and built up over $52 billion in AUM.
Haven’t you heard? Small-caps are big right now. Practically every other exchange-traded fund being launched covers the small-cap segment of a particular sector, country or region. But not all small-cap funds are brand-spanking-new; domestic small-cap funds are quite common, and international small-cap funds have been around for a while as well.
Claymore files request to change ETF from U.S. large-cap-focused to foreign small-caps.
New Vanguard small-cap international fund, with an ETF share class, opens for investment on Thursday.
Analysis of last year's cash flow figures indicates challenges to BGI's No. 1 iShares brand could come in the future from some surprising places.