|Bid||28.29 x 1400|
|Ask||34.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||0.00 - 0.00|
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|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.61|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.86%|
While the capital markets are communicating a risk-off sentiment with an appetite for bonds and other safe haven assets, investors should keep an eye on emerging markets, which have been experiencing sustained growth. “Emerging markets are growing, on average, by over 4.5%, and that is pulling up the world economy,” said World Bank vice president Ian Goldin. Emerging markets have always given investors another look at the global growth landscape, particularly since they could be in different economic phases—for example, the U.S. could be reaching a peak while an emerging market country could be in a growth acceleration phase.
As investors take a hard look at their portfolios, people should consider incorporating emerging market and related exchange traded fund exposure for more diversified investment exposure. You know that emerging markets from practically nothing, now has half or more of the world's GDP. Emerging markets are growing much faster than developed markets.
China was given the unfortunate moniker of "currency manipulator" by the U.S. Treasury after the department accused Beijing of influencing the exchange rate between the yuan and the U.S. dollar in order to gain an “unfair competitive advantage in international trade.” Does this latest development put emerging markets in play? "Not to be outdone in the latest round of trade 'discussions,' the U.S. slapped a currency manipulator tag on China, placing it in the jolly good company of Switzerland, Germany, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Israel, Sweden and, until recently, the Czech Republic," said EMQQ, an emerging markets fund, in an email. The U.S.-China trade impasse has been heavily discounting a lot of U.S. equities with the latest round of sell-offs, but it's also putting the red tag sale on emerging markets (EM).
"First world problems" is a common quip in developed markets where occurrences like lost smartphones may not translate to tangible issues in other parts of the world like emerging markets (EM). The increased adoption of the smartphone is allowing certain companies to thrive, which is opening up opportunities for investors to get a piece of the action via exchange-traded funds (ETFs) like the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ) . In EM, smartphone adoption in certain parts of the world is just hitting the tip of the iceberg in terms of economic growth via ecommerce, according to a report by mobile network trade group GSMA.
In emerging markets (EM), smartphone adoption in certain parts of the world is just hitting the tip of the iceberg in terms of economic growth via ecommerce, according to a report by mobile network trade group GSMA. The increased adoption of the smartphone is allowing certain companies to thrive, which is opening up opportunities for investors to get a piece of the action via exchange-traded funds (ETFs) like the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ) . "The rapid growth of smartphones has helped the growth of ecommerce," the fund wrote in an email.
With the Federal Reserve ready and willing to implement rate cuts in 2019 if needed, investors on the hunt for more income may need to look towards higher-risk, higher-yielding assets like emerging markets (EM). This could mean a push towards EM debt or other opportunities that corner other areas of the EM space like technology. The U.S.-China trade impasse heavily discounted a lot of U.S. equities, especially during the month of May, but it also put the red tag sale on emerging markets (EM).
A partnership between Chinese firm Alibaba and the National Basketball Association (NBA) could provide a boost for the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ) , which features Alibaba as one of its prime holdings with a 7 percent weighting. The agreement, entered into in March, would provide for distribution of NBA content and merchandise across the Chinese company's platforms--media outlets as well as ecommerce sites. "NBA game highlights, original programming, and classic NBA games will be offered to Alibaba users," writes ETC Marketing Services.
The Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ) marries the idea of technology and emerging markets (EM) in one ETF and one of its holdings owns Ant Financial, which could prove to be a disruptive player in a budding financial technology industry. EMQQ seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of EMQQ The Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce Index. Alibaba Group, one of the majority stakeholders in Ant Financial is one of the fund's top holdings, which makes EMQQ a prime play for investors looking to gain off the strength of the company's ability to be a major disruptive force in its industry.
The iShares North American Tech-Software ETF (IGV) soared 1.5% higher on Wednesday after one of its largest holdings, cloud software company Salesforce, reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year. "I am thrilled with our results this quarter, and I am especially excited to have delivered record revenue in Q1 and operating cash flow of almost $2 billion, up 34% year-over-year," said Marc Benioff, chairman and co-CEO, Salesforce. "Our strong revenue growth in the quarter reflects the strength of our business and the tremendous demand we're seeing from customers worldwide," said Keith Block, co-CEO, Salesforce.
China is one of the biggest purveyors of blockchain-based technology and now its biggest player in the search engine space, Baidu, is getting into the game in an effort to support the creation and development of decentralized applications. As one of its top 10 holdings, this latest foray by Baidu could help boost the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ) , which marries the idea of technology and EM in one ETF. EMQQ invests in companies with exposure to the ecommerce and Internet sectors in emerging markets.
The U.S.-China trade impasse paved the way for discounts in a lot of U.S. equities, but it also put the red tag sale in the emerging markets (EM) space. One corner of EM that investors may not have considered ...
When you've been at the top of your game for so long, sooner or later a competitor will try and challenge your spot on the throne, which is exactly what China tech powerhouse Alibaba is trying to do to leading travel services provider Ctrip. This could see two of China's biggest companies going head-to-head in the travel industry. Alibaba's travel unit Fliggy is taking aim at a niche market share composed of millennials, digital technology, and premium services.
The U.S.-China trade impasse heavily discounted a lot of U.S. equities the past week, but it also put the red tag sale on emerging markets (EM). While most investors might have been driven away by the losses in EM during much of 2018, savvy investors who were quick to see the opportunity viewed EM as a substantial markdown. From a fundamental standpoint, low price-to-earnings ratios in emerging markets ETFs have made them prime value plays as capital inflows continue in 2019.
Getting in on unicorns' ground floors can be difficult for many investors, but the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ) offers a compelling route to some international unicorns. Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. (TCEHY), EMQQ's largest holding, is a unicorn breeding ground. “Among the 700 companies, 63 are now listed, and 122 are unicorns with market capitalization or value of more than $1 billion,” according to EMQQ. “During 2018, 16 of the invested companies went public, including the much-publicized Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME). The combined total market capitalization of companies in which Tencent holds more than 5% now exceeds $500 billion.” What's Next for EMQQ?
As more investors look to developing economies for greater growth and enhance returns, many are looking to a consumer sector ETF that focuses on the ’emerging people.’
ETF investors can tap into the consumer spending potential of the rising middle class in the growing emerging markets through the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ) . EMQQ provides exposure to the growing emerging market consumer sector, notably those related to online retailers or the quickly expanding e-commerce industry.
Chinese markets have rebounded as trade talks between Washington and Beijing progress, and among the top performers, China technology-related ETFs stood out. For example, the Global X MSCI China Information ...
Shopping and consumer trends are changing as more buyers rely on the convenience of online retailers to quickly and easily meet their discretionary needs. As the retail landscape changes, investors can also capitalize on the trend through exchange traded funds that target the e-commerce segment. About 51% of Americans prefer to do their shopping online, with Millennials and Gen Xers spending an average of 50% more time than Baby Boomers, reports Lauren Fam for G2Crowd.
Emerging market ETF investors should consider the greater influence of the new consumer wave in emerging markets, the preference for online shopping via the smartphone and a way to gain targeted exposure to the rapidly expanding e-commerce segment. On the recent webcast (available On Demand for CE Credit), The Trade War is a Buying Opportunity in Emerging Markets, Kevin Carter, Founder and CEO of EMQQ, outlined the case for emerging market exposure, pointing to the favorable demographics, with 85% of the global population residing in developing economies, which also make up about 50% of global GDP. Looking ahead, the emerging and developing markets and middle-income consumers in these countries will take on a greater role.
As the trade war with China rages on and emerging market equities enter a full bear market, do you know the best opportunities to capitalize on? Specifically, the webcast will delve into the greater influence of the new consumer wave in emerging markets, their preference for online shopping via the smartphone and ways for investors to gain targeted exposure to the rapidly expanding e-commerce segment.