• 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 »

  • Small Providers Offer Alternative Approaches

    ETFs typically are market-capitalization weighted proxies for a sector or a country, but small providers ArrowShares, ELEMENTS and RevenueShares offer innovative ways to invest.

  • The Quiet Chinese Liftoff

    The question of whether to invest in China is one that engenders many polarizing opinions.

  • Small Providers Harvest the Commodities ETF Space

    These three providers each offer several commodities funds across the spectrum of what the sector offers.

  • Around the World with ETFs

    I want to take a little trip around the world this week by looking at a few key charts of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) pegged to various regions of the globe.

  • Explore Actively Managed ETFs with These 3 Providers

    Sometimes, in order to gain an edge on the market, active management is a must even if the costs are a bit higher. Fortunately, the ETF industry understands and created actively managed ETFs.

  • The Rise of the Emerging Market Phoenix

    While the major indices basically have done so via a slow grind toward the top this year, it has been a different story for stocks in the emerging markets.

  • Market Vectors Offers Gold and Global Trading to Investors

    Van Eck Global, the parent company of Van Eck Market Vectors, has a long tradition in international and commodities investing.

  • The Top 10 ETFs in 2014

    A big surprise this year is the gains, particularly last month, in both energy and emerging markets.

  • Global X Could be the X-Factor for Your Portfolio

    Global X is a fast-growing, multi-faceted alternative exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider.

  • The Fed Tapers and the Growth SLOWS

    If you’ve ever been caught up in a case of really bad timing, then you probably know what the Fed is feeling right about now.