|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||56.50 x 1000|
|Day's Range||51.06 - 51.95|
|52 Week Range||45.35 - 58.61|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.14|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.14%|
Vietnam ETF, $VNM, is on the rise. Todd Rosenbluth, CFRA Senior Director of ETF and Mutual Fund Research, joins The Ticker's Jackie DeAngelis to discuss emerging market ETF's and the zero-fee race.
Strength in U.S. equities is translating to strength abroad as emerging markets (EM) are gaining in 2019 after a 2018 to forget. Core EM exchange-traded funds (ETFs) like the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Index Fund ETF Shares (VWO) is up 9.24 percent year-to-date after a 14.77 percent decline in 2018. "Emerging markets have been unloved for the past five years," said ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon during an appearance on CNBC with Bob Pisani.
Despite one of the best starts to the new year, stock ETF investors may not be as enthusiastic as they use to be with heightened risks in an aging bull market. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a $10 billion wipeout in the market's over the past week compounded the worst start to a year for equity flows since 2008, Reuters reports. BAML analysts pointed out that just over $60 billion has been pulled out of equities this year and almost $80 billion has flowed out of developed markets.
2019 has thus far seen the reemergence of emerging markets, but while investors are sifting through the plethora of opportunities the EM space has to offer, it's wise to not overlook the high yield corner of the bond markets. "Investors that include emerging markets corporate bonds within their fixed income portfolio may gain exposure to favorable long-term growth trends in emerging markets," wrote Fran Rodilosso, Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management at Van Eck.
U.S. equities are bouncing back from their 2018 fourth-quarter doldrums, but the majority of capital is flowing into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and buybacks, according to data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. "The fund flows show you that, while we've had a solid recovery off the Dec. 24 lows, the participation rate — both institutionally and by retail investors — has not been there," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at National Securities. The highest institutional inflows into ETFs were primarily in every sector, except consumer staples, communication services and industrials.
Investors are looking for overseas opportunities in emerging markets (EM) as they have piled $86 billion thus far into EM stocks and bonds, according to data from the Institute of International Finance. The data also reflects investor behavior with regard to broad-market EM exposure within the ETF space. Emerging markets combined have netted $12.8 billion when looking at the top ten year-to-date inflows with the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) leading the pack--$4.8 billion in YTD inflows.
U.S. equities began the week with a bout volatility not seen in the capital markets since the fourth quarter of 2018 as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell as much 400 points during Monday's trading session before settling for a 200-point loss at the close. It's the type of market movements that could induce motion sickness to any investor, according to ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon. "I think we've all finished our allocation of Dramamine for sure," said Lydon.
After a breakout start to the new year, emerging market ETFs are seeing flows slow down with investors calming down from the initial optimism over a quick resolution to trade talks and rebound in global growth. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) and iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) were among the most popular ETF plays so far this year, attracting $2.5 billion and $5.0 billion in net inflows, respectively, according to ETFdb data. Major asset managers and investment banks like JPMorgan, Citi and BlueBay Asset Management, among others, have been piling into the emerging markets in recent weeks.
Ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations and geopolitical tensions are putting emerging markets in a state of unease as evidenced in the broad-based iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) and iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) , which both fell as much as 1 percent on Thursday. EM investors have been feeding off news that U.S. President Donald Trump is open to extending the 90-day trade truce that is set to expire on Friday. The softened stance by President Trump didn’t necessarily surprise investors, but rather confirmed their notions.
After a rocky end to 2018, U.S. equities are smooth sailing through 2019 thus far with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 11.71 percent year-to-date, while the S&P 500 is up 11.45 percent and the Nasdaq Composite is 13.78 percent higher. This, however, doesn't mean investors should let their guard down and catch one on the chin if a sharp draw-down were to occur. Emerging markets investors have been feeding off the latest U.S.-China trade negotiation news, especially now that U.S. President Donald Trump is open to extending the 90-day trade truce that is set to expire on March 2.
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