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Investors looking for broad-based, cost-effective emerging markets exposure in 2020 have plenty of ETFs to consider, including the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: IEMG), one of the fastest-growing ...
As we re-evaluate our investments for the new year, ETF investors should reconsider emerging market exposure to diversify their portfolios. Armando Senra, who runs iShares Americas for BlackRock, sees increasing “interest in China,” which was “always a good play” to include in a portfolio, CNBC reports. “That said, for 2020, I would pivot to emerging markets,” Senra told CNBC.
With over $4 trillion in domestic assets allocated to exchange traded funds and more than 2,000 exchange traded products (ETFs and ETNs) trading on U.S. exchanges, its fair to say plenty of investors are embracing ETFs.Data also confirm the ETF market is booming. Bank of America recently said the ETF industry could top a stunning $50 trillion by 2030."The current growth rate points to ETF assets approaching $50tn over the next decade driven by a continued move to passive and increased awareness of the attractive tax efficiency, cost, liquidity and transparency characteristics of ETFs," BofA said in a note out in December.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOf course, there are plenty of good ETFs out there and some that could prove to be regrettable choices, regardless of how long they've been in the game. * 9 Boring Stocks to Buy You Should Never Let Go Of For investors new to the world of ETFs, here are some of the best funds to consider. Invesco QQQ (QQQ)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.20% per year, or $20 on a $10,000 investment.Home to $87 billion in assets under management, the Invesco QQQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is one of the world's largest ETFs that doesn't hail from the iShares or Vanguard families. QQQ is one of the best funds for new ETF investors, particularly those on the younger side with long time horizons, because it offers broad-based, cost-effective exposure to many storied communication services and technology companies.For example, QQQ allocates over 30% of its combined weight to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). With a 47.30% weight to tech stocks, QQQ is one of the best funds for investors that want to overweight that sector with the commitment of a dedicated technology ETF.Then there is the long-term performance of the Nasdaq-100 Index, which, to put things simply, has been jaw-dropping.As of Dec. 13, 2019, "on a cumulative price return basis, the NASDAQ-100 Index has returned almost 6,673.51% since inception (January 1985), although past performance is not indicative of future performance," according to Nasdaq. Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (VBR)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.07%Conventional wisdom often dictates that for new investors, the best funds are broad market ETFs and index funds that feature exposure to a massive number of stocks. That wisdom usually says there's small-cap exposure in those funds. That's correct, but total market funds typically generate returns that are comparable to the S&P 500 or Russell 1000 indexes because smaller stocks have tiny weights in those products.What that means is that investors should isolate the size factor and do it in cost-effective fashion with ETFs such as the Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VBR). A slew of academic and industry research supports the notion that not only do small caps outperform larger stocks over time, but that small-cap value beats small-cap growth."Findings show that the size effect has been concentrated in the month of January and that small-cap stocks are riskier than large-cap stocks," according to the Journal of Financial Planning. "There is economic logic to suggest the small-cap outperformance evidences a risk premium. Small value has outperformed small growth stocks on an absolute basis."The $14.4 billion VBR is one of the best funds for investors looking to address the small-cap value proposition and features a deep bench of 854 stocks. This Vanguard product allocates a combined 57.4% of its weight to financial services and industrial stocks. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy to Kick Off the New Year With smaller and value stocks having lagged for several years, VBR could be one of the best funds for investors of all stripes to consider in 2020, assuming value stocks get their respective acts in gear. iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.14%New investors, particularly those with time on their side, should embrace emerging markets equities, an asset class that spent much of the last decade lagging U.S. equities. Some market participants are wagering that trend will reverse, perhaps as soon as this year, indicating that the cost-effective iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:IEMG) merits consideration.Even as emerging markets lagged, IEMG has been one of the most prolific asset-gathering ETFs over the past several years, becoming the second-largest fund in its respective category. The nearly $62 billion IEMG holds almost 2,500 stocks, making it one of the best funds when it comes to emerging markets diversification, at least at the components level.Geographically speaking, IEMG presents some concentration risk as China, Taiwan and South Korea combine for 56% of the fund's weight. Fortunately, President Donald Trump appears intent on repairing the trade relationship with China and the Fed Reserve is unlikely to raise rates in 2020."A final issue for so-called emerging markets will be their equity market valuations," reports the South China Morning Post. "As matters stand, emerging-market equities are generally inexpensive - and, by some measures, quite attractive - relative to equity and bond markets globally. If Trump decides to play nice, the Fed remains a benign influence and China stabilises its annual growth rate just below 6 per cent, emerging-market equities could do rather well in 2020."As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy to Kick Off the New Year * 7 Buyout Targets to Watch For 2020 * 9 Boring Stocks to Buy You Should Never Let Go Of The post 3 Great Funds for New ETF Investors appeared first on InvestorPlace.
All bets are off for 2020. We could talk about any number of potential growth catalysts or looming hurdles for the new year, but overshadowing them all is the chaos machine of the presidential election. The best ETFs to buy for 2020, as a result, are designed to take advantage of feasible political outcomes, calmly weather the storm or barrel forward regardless of what the new year brings.That's no prophecy of utter doom and gloom, mind you. Indeed, there are plenty of pockets of optimism to be found.2019's slowdown in worldwide economic growth might have kept stocks from roaring even louder than they did, but Morgan Stanley believes global GDP growth will rebound in 2020 - a potential driver for the market. FactSet, meanwhile, reports that the new year's estimated earnings growth rate for the S&P; 500 Index should come in at 9.6%, which is above the 10-year average. (Analysts are even more confident, looking for profit growth "just over 10%," according to Kiplinger's 2020 investing outlook.)That said, even the most hopeful of S&P; 500 targets for 2020 call for roughly 10%-11% returns - most are closer to the 5%-7% range, and a few are calling for flat performance or worse. So while you do want to anchor your portfolio with a few broad, go-anywhere funds, many of the best ETFs for the year ahead will have to attack specific slices of the market.Here are the 20 best ETFs to buy for 2020. This is an intentionally wide selection of ETFs that meet a number of different objectives. We don't suggest investors go out and stash each and every one of these funds in their portfolio; instead, read on and discover which well-built funds best match what you're trying to accomplish, from buy-and-hold income plays to high-risk, high-reward shots. SEE ALSO: The 30 Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans
Emerging market and related ETFs have been falling behind, especially when compared to the rally in U.S. equities, but these developing markets could take charge in the year ahead. Emerging market are “really taking leadership in the world,” especially in technology, Peter Gillespie, managing director at Lazard Asset Management, told ThinkAdvisor. "But going forward, most likely those players will be coming out of the emerging markets,” he added.
MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), one of the largest providers of indexes for use by issuers of ETFs, moved to include Saudi Aramco in its international benchmarks, a move that stoked some profit-taking in the newly ...
Twitter is preparing to enter the high yield debt market with its junk bond debut, but unlike companies Tesla and WeWork, the social media giant is not in a position where it’s burning cash to keep its operations afloat.
Twitter is preparing to enter the high yield debt market with its junk bond debut, but unlike companies Tesla and WeWork, the social media giant is not in a position where it's burning cash to keep its operations afloat. This should help bond investors who are hesitant to give out money to companies who have yet to post a profit. Twitter has shown “strong revenue growth and free cash flow generation,” according to Moody’s Investors Service analyst Neil Begley.
Investors who are hoping that the U.S. and China will resolve their trade differences could consider opportunities in emerging market stocks and related ETFs. Emerging market ETFs like the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) and Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) have been among the hardest hit in the wake of the U.S.-China trade war, and as things are appearing to turn around, some investors may be willing to step back in to this global market segment. For example, fund manager J.P. Morgan Asset Management recently raised its outlook on global stocks, citing hopes for a breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade discussions, diminished risk of a U.S. recession and a moderately positive earnings outlook, Reuters reports.
The U.S. and China are progressing toward a truce in a prolonged trade war, potentially bringing some stability back to global markets. However, emerging market ETF investors should not count on a trade ...