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December ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings And Closures
January 01, 2013
December was another slow month for ETF growth, as many investors were still trying to brace for the fiscal cliff, and by the end of the month many were not focused on markets, but taking time off to...
Ultimate Guide To Africa ETFs
December 03, 2012
When it comes to diversifying a portfolio, many investors turn toward emerging market equities for their lucrative potentials. And while BRIC and other popular Asian nations are usually investors’ top...
WisdomTree Dreyfus South African Rand Fund Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for SZR
September 10, 2012
In trading on Monday, shares of the WisdomTree Dreyfus South African Rand Fund ETF (SZR) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $23.88, changing hands as high as $23.89 per share. WisdomTree...
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iShares Plans Active Currency ETFs
August 10, 2012
BlackRock’s iShares exchange traded fund unit is venturing into the currency game, looking to launch a suite of actively managed currency ETFs that would provide investors with the opportunity to...
What is an ETF? — Part 15: World Currencies
June 13, 2012
Exchange traded funds continue to increase in number and popularity, growing to one of the most commonly traded securities on the stock exchange as both institutional and the average retail investor...
The Cheapest Actively Managed ETFs
May 10, 2012
Institutional money managers, financial advisors, and investors of all walks have largely embraced the advantages offered by the exchange-traded product structure over traditional mutual funds. The...
Emerging Market Currency ETFs
February 13, 2012
Emerging market economies and their currencies have been playing a more important role in international finance markets. There are some characteristics of trading these currencies versus those of...
Tax Efficiency Report Card
January 09, 2012
The year-end periods provides the ETF industry with a couple of opportunities to flex its collective muscle; performance comparisons generally tend to favor those products with lower expense ratios–a...
Giving Thanks: Ten Reasons ETFs Are Better Than Mutual Funds
November 23, 2011
This year more than ever before, investors of all sizes are giving thanks for the tremendous expansion in the ETF industry in recent years. ETF assets continue to climb, even in challenging economic...
ETFs To Watch As Debt Ceiling Deadline Nears
July 28, 2011
Most investors probably never expected that it would never come to this. With only days remaining until the day the government coffers supposedly go dry, a deal to avoid a default remains elusive (one...
South Africa ETF Hurt by Low Growth, High Unemployment
June 27, 2011
An exchange traded fund for South Africa has fallen into red for 2011 and recently dropped below its 200-day moving average, a technical key level in technical analysis. The ETF remains stuck in...
Complete List Of Active ETFs
June 05, 2011
Since PowerShares debuted its first active ETFs in the spring of 2008, this corner of the exchange-traded product market has grown tremendously. Though many active ETFs have been somewhat slow to...
Currency ETFs: Another Way to Play Commodities
January 13, 2011
Commodities and currencies have become hot-ticket asset classes in the past year. With the well-being of many countries tied to the commodity reserves they hold, trading in currency exchange traded...
Best ETF Performers Of 2010: Winners For Every ETFdb Category
January 04, 2011
Last year was a good year for most asset classes, as investor portfolios continued to recover from the recent recession. The difference in performance between many comparable funds was significant, and...
Emerging Market ETFs: Seven Factors Every Investor Should Consider
November 09, 2010
No matter where investors look in the developed world, the picture isn’t pretty. In the U.S. unemployment remains intolerably high, and uncertainty over the latest round of QE will continue to hang...
The Rush to Foreign Currency ETFs
October 22, 2010
World currencies have already been gaining against the U.S. dollar, but talks of another quantitative easing by the Fed has sent more speculative money into foreign currencies and related exchange...
Investing in Africa
October 20, 2010
Signs point to investment opportunities in Africa. Robert Powell points to some mutual funds and ETFs to consider.
What’s Driving The Rand ETF?
August 23, 2010
The performances of global equity markets since the depths of the most recent recession have led many investors to a major revelation. Emerging markets are the key to the global economy; the developed...
Time For An Africa ETF?
July 12, 2010
For investors looking to establish emerging market exposure, the economies of the BRIC nations are generally the default option. As growth has ground to a halt in the world’s developed economies,...
Cash in on currency shocks with these funds, ETFs
June 18, 2010
Investors increasingly are trading foreign currencies both as a hedge against their U.S. dollar holdings and as a way to speculate on global economic upheaval.
World Cup Of ETFs: Plays On All 32 Countries
June 10, 2010
One of the greatest spectacles in sports kicks off in South Africa over the weekend, with 32 countries gathering to compete in the final stages of the World Cup. Even the economists of the world have...
A Look At South Africa ETF Options
June 10, 2010
When the soccer World Cup kicks off in Johannesburg this weekend, it will mark the beginning of one of the most anticipated sporting events of all time. The month-long tournament will showcase the...
In recent weeks markets have encountered turmoil with prospects for growth around the world being slashed as debt issues in Europe weigh on investors. As investors continue to flee the euro, many are...
Five Surprising Facts About The ETF Industry
April 13, 2010
As ETFs have transitioned from a closet industry to a mainstream investment vehicle, a growing number of investors has become familiar with the exchange-traded structure and the nuances of of the...
Picking The Right Money Market ETF
January 28, 2010
As interest in ETF investing has surged in recent years, issuers have rushed to expand their product lines into every corner of the investable universe. The first generation of ETF products consisted...
5 Reasons to Keep An Eye on South Africa’s ETF
October 07, 2009
Does the Foreign Currency ETF Uptrend Have Legs?
July 26, 2009
Can South Africa’s New Leaders Turn ETF Around?
May 12, 2009
South Africa ETF Weighed by Slowdown
November 29, 2008
South Africa’s ETFs Futures Look Brighter After Reports
August 28, 2008
South Africa’s exchange traded funds (ETFs) are dancing on reports of a lower jobless rate. In the second quarter, the country’s unemployment rate fell to 23.1% and economic growth rebounded from a...