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ETF Talk: Eyeing GEMS for Your Portfolio

When I look for an investment opportunity, I am particularly interested in recovering markets. That’s why I was intrigued when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s announcement on quantitative easing spurred a sell-off in global and emerging markets earlier this month.

As a result, I have found an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that taps into a diverse group of emerging markets, the EGShares Technology GEMS ETF (QGEM). This fund invests nearly 90% of its resources in emerging markets in Asia, Africa and South America. Chinese holdings lead the way at 49.15%, followed by Indian holdings at 29.01%. QGEM also invests 3.48% in Thailand, 2.88% in Chile, 2.64% in Indonesia, 2.28% in South Africa and 1.50% in Turkey.

The emerging market index, which includes stocks from all of these countries, looks ripe for a recovery due to its abnormally low P/E ratio. QGEM, on the other hand, already is nicely situated at a 16-to-1 P/E ratio, but this ETF has holdings in key countries that will benefit from such a rebound. QGEM should be well ahead of the emerging market surge.

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ETF Talk: Eyeing GEMS for Your Portfolio

When I look for an investment opportunity, I am particularly interested in recovering markets. That??s why I was intrigued when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke??s announcement on quantitative easing spurred a sell-off in global and emerging markets earlier this month.

As a result, I have found an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that taps into a diverse group of emerging markets, the EGShares Technology GEMS ETF (QGEM). This fund invests nearly 90% of its resources in emerging markets in Asia, Africa and South America. Chinese holdings lead the way at 49.15%, followed by Indian holdings at 29.01%. QGEM also invests 3.48% in Thailand, 2.88% in Chile, 2.64% in Indonesia, 2.28% in South Africa and 1.50% in Turkey.

The emerging market index, which includes stocks from all of these countries, looks ripe for a recovery due to its abnormally low P/E ratio. QGEM, on the other hand, already is nicely situated at a 16-to-1 P/E ratio, but this ETF has holdings in key countries that will benefit from such a rebound. QGEM should be well ahead of the emerging market surge.

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Doug Fabian is the editor of Successful Investing and High Monthly Income, and is the host of the syndicated radio show, "Doug Fabian's Wealth Strategies." Taking over the reigns from his dad, Dick Fabian, back in 1992, Doug has continued to uphold the reputation of the newsletter as the #1 risk-adjusted market timer as ranked by Hulbert??s Investment Digest. For more than 30 years, Successful Investing (formerly the Telephone Switch Newsletter) has produced double-digit annual gains. Doug has become known for his expert knowledge and timely use of innovative tools like Exchange Traded Funds, bear funds and Enhanced Index funds to profit in any market climate.

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