- EEMBarrons.com•7 hours ago
Emerging Markets The seasons may change, but the leading emerging market performers have been pretty consistent this year. The MSCI Brazil index of mid- and large-cap companies was No. 1 year to date through last Thursday, rising 61%, as expectations grew for an end to the country’s recession in 2017 under new President Michel Temer. In second place was Peru, where the MSCI index jumped 49%.
- SPYBarrons.com•10 hours ago
There are key differences: the Vanguard ETF owns shares of small companies, while its iShares counterpart does not. Market-cap weighted benchmarks like the Standard & Poor’s 500 work just great for most investors, but this configuration puts the biggest and often priciest stocks in the cockpit to drive performance. For instance, the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLY) has benefited mightily from a years-long surge in top holding Amazon.com (AMZN).
- RSXInvestor's Business Daily•11 hours ago
All that bad stuff you heard about emerging markets being horrible laggards? Fuggedaboutit! It's old news. Now they're hot.