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ETF Talk: The Pacific Rim Offers Opportunity beyond Japan

Sixty percent of the worldâ??s population lives in Asia, but less than two percent of human beings live in Japan. With those population numbers in mind, you may want to focus your investments on some non-Japanese equities in the Pacific Rim that are tied to other developed economies in the region. One way to do so is through the iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Fund (EPP).

This fund seeks results which, before fees and expenses, replicate the performance of an index of stocks from four countries: Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore.

EPP has notched a gain of 4% so far this year, following last yearâ??s 22% jump. The yield of 4.74% offers another reason to own the fund. As the global market situation improves, so should the markets in the Pacific Rim, which this ETF is poised to tap.

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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 Hulbertâ??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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ETF Talk: The Pacific Rim Offers Opportunity beyond Japan

Sixty percent of the world’s population lives in Asia, but less than two percent of human beings live in Japan. With those population numbers in mind, you may want to focus your investments on some non-Japanese equities in the Pacific Rim that are tied to other developed economies in the region. One way to do so is through the iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Fund (EPP).

This fund seeks results which, before fees and expenses, replicate the performance of an index of stocks from four countries: Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore.

EPP has notched a gain of 4% so far this year, following last year’s 22% jump. The yield of 4.74% offers another reason to own the fund. As the global market situation improves, so should the markets in the Pacific Rim, which this ETF is poised to tap.

To read the rest of this article, click here.

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