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A Chat With Market Vectors on MOAT, EM Bond ETFs


Investors can navigate a changing market environment through specialized equity and fixed-income Market Vectors exchange traded funds.

ETF Trends’ Tom Lydon sat down with Ed Lopez, Marketing Director for Market Vectors, and Patrick Finn, CFA, Director, ETF Business Development at Market Vectors, at the Morningstar ETF Invest Conference in Chicago.

Lopez highlighted the Market Vectors Wide Moat (MOAT) as a way for investors to capitalize on Morningstar equity research and gain exposure to solid companies with a competitive edge. [Better to Stick With MOAT Than Cherry Pick Holdings]

“It’s deceptively simple, but it’s great because it marries quality and value, but then really brings the Morningstar equity research to drive it home.” Lopez said.

Finn also explained that more investors need to be aware of opportunities in the emerging markets.

“The emerging markets from the clients’ perspective that we speak to have been kind of misconceived in many ways,” Finn said. “They don’t realize that there is quite a healthy economy happening, and in many cases, it’s our job to sit down and explain, especially from a depth perspective, why an emerging market makes sense.”

For instance, Market Vector’s first emerging market debt product, Market Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF (EMLC) , has gained 3.1% over the past three months. EMLC comes with a 5.5% 30-day SEC yield. Unlike some other emerging market bond ETFs, EMLC is denominated in the local currency, so it can generate higher returns if the local currency appreciates against the U.S. dollar. [Punishment Could be a Gift for EM Bond ETFs]

Watch the video below to see the full interview with Patrick Finn and Ed Lopez.

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