• Brazil Features Consumer-Sector Growth

    Brazil has the highest gross domestic product (GDP) in South America, whether measured nominally or by purchasing power parity. In effect, the Brazilian consumer is poised to buy.

  • These ETFs are Rocking as the Market Rolls over

    The fall of European equities, as well as the recent downtrend in U.S. markets, might make you think that the bear has invaded the entire globe. Well, if you thought that, then you haven’t been looking far enough to the east.

  • Eyeing Brazilian Small Caps

    I thought it would be fruitful to once again focus on Brazil. But this time, we will feature a smaller component of the country’s stock market: small caps.

  • The Fed Tapers While GDP Surges

    I think what today’s GDP print tells us is that the Federal Reserve will almost certainly continue the taper of its bond-buying program.

  • Take a Close Look at China

    We featured FXI, a general Chinese exchange-traded fund (ETF), a little more than a month ago, and that fund’s upward climb warrants us looking at other ETFs focused on that huge emerging market.

  • Innovation: Another Reason to Choose ETFs

    These days, there’s an ETF for just about every flavor of investor, not just the ones who like the taste of vanilla.

  • Asia Offers Regional Emerging Market Opportunity

    The mix of frontier, emerging and developed economies in Asia creates a geographic region with an enticing combination of raw materials, markets to sell goods and both cheap and skilled labor.

  • Sorting out Your Situation with ETFs

    I think that now is as good a time as any to make sure you fine-tune your focus for the second half of what has so far been a most unusual year.

  • India is Poised for Potential Growth

    India, one of the most populous nations on Earth, is an interesting country for investors because it holds the promise of significant growth potential.

  • Do You Have the Right ETFs for Your Goals?

    This time of year — essentially the halfway point — is a great opportunity for you to do a little post-analysis of your investment holdings to see where you are, and to see if where you are is where you want to be.

  • Is Rebounding Russia Ripe for Investment?

    Russia’s developed economy is the eighth largest in the world, with a rich array of natural resources: timber, precious metals and fossil fuels.

  • Presenting Your Halftime ETF Scorecard

    The first half of a most unusual year for the financial markets now is in the books, and that means it’s time to break out the halftime ETF scorecard.

  • Keeping up with Global Emerging Markets

    If you seek diversification in your portfolio, take a look at Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index ETF (VWO).

  • ETFs Will End the Mutual-Fund-Fee Gravy Train

    At the recent Morningstar Investment Conference, there was a conspicuously absent discussion of the biggest threat to the mutual fund industry — the rise of ETFs.

  • How to Invest with the World Cup Host

    two major global sporting events in three years will serve to raise Brazil’s profile on the world stage.

  • ETFs: Revolution is My Name

    The exchange-traded fund (ETF) revolution is here, and I want my name to be synonymous with this rapid change.

  • China May Be Ripe for a Rebound

    If you do wish to invest in China’s potential growth, one way to dip your toe in those waters is through the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI).

  • Where Has All of the Fear Gone?

    I don’t know about you, but I always have at least a little fear in my head whenever I put my money to work in the financial markets.

  • Tracking the Best ETFs in May

    Sell in May and go away? Well, that wasn’t very good advice this year, especially if you were allocated to emerging markets and, in particular, India and Russia. The table below shows the top-performing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) during May (excluding | Read More »

  • Emerging Markets Show Potential

    Most emerging-market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are broad-based investments in a universe defined largely by geography. This investment approach is fueled by economies that are driven increasingly by wealthy and better-educated populations in emerging markets. With emerging markets typically growing faster | Read More »