By Patricia Oey This article is an excerpt from the Morningstar research paper Frontier Markets Begin To Emerge , which examines the case for investing in frontier markets, discusses the risks, and provides an overview of the mutual fund and... (full story)
Despite the recent hiccup, the U.S. dollar and related exchange traded funds could maintain its momentum in 2015 as diverging monetary policies overseas remains a dominant theme in the foreign exchange market.
The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index... (full story)
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This week in ETFs, two new issuers made their debut: BioShares by LifeSci Index Partners and Reality Shares. The two new BioShares funds offer investors a compelling way to make a more targeted play on the fast-growing biotechnology sector. Reality... (full story)
Editor's note: Originally published on December 4, 2014 Most of us learned long ago that diversification is a good thing. In fact, it is often called the closest thing to a “free lunch” in the world of investing. This is because when... (full story)
It has been said time and again that health care is the S&P 500’s top-performing sector this year. So strong has the sector been that at one point in late November, eight of the top 10 non-leveraged sector ETFs on a year-to-date basis were health... (full story)
Editor's note: Originally published on November 10, 2014 Dead or dying academic ideas latched on to by unwary institutional investors litter the investment graveyard landscape. My new book, Dual Momentum Investing: An Innovative Strategy for... (full story)
This has been another disappointing and turbulent year for emerging markets exchange traded funds. Amid faltering currencies, tumbling commodities prices and geopolitical tensions, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO ) and the ... (full story)
After Moscow’s surprise rate hike failed to lift its ailing ruble currency, traders are betting that Russia could dump gold next, pressuring gold bullion and related exchange traded funds.
The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD ) , iShares... (full story)