|Bid||42.61 x 1800|
|Ask||43.10 x 40000|
|Day's Range||42.84 - 43.17|
|52 Week Range||29.96 - 45.92|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||-2.01%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.10|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.10%|
Martin Currie Emerging Markets Fund Portfolio Manager Andrew Mathewson joins Yahoo Finance’s On The Move panel to break down when investors should buy into emerging markets.
Given the way emerging markets (EM) were roiled by the coronavirus outbreak, it might seem like a sound idea to stay away from them as much as possible. However, a report from global investment firm UBS reminded investors that now might be an opportune time to jump on EM assets.
Confidence restored in emerging markets (EM) assets could be well on its way as the effects of the coronavirus stark to weaken. "The MSCI Emerging Markets Index .MSCIEF, which measures stock performance, has rebounded 4% from its early February low, though it remains down on the year," the report added. For investors looking for the continued upside in emerging market assets as the effects of the coronavirus weaken, the Direxion MSCI Emerging Over Developed Markets ETF (RWED) offers them the ability to benefit not only from emerging markets potentially performing well, but from emerging markets outperforming developed markets.
Wednesday’s market session saw another rise in emerging markets (EM) assets as the number of new coronavirus cases starts to dwindle. RWED seeks investment results that track the MSCI Emerging Markets IMI – EAFE IMI 150/50 Return Spread Index.
Global banking and investment firm J.P. Morgan is looking to delve deeper into the emerging markets (EM) space after it announced on Tuesday that it would boost private investment in EM projects to the tune of $100 billion. For emerging markets exposure, one fund to check out is the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) , which is up 15% within the past year based on Yahoo Finance performance figures. VWO employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index.
With the U.S. and China having a “phase one” trade deal in place, emerging markets (EM) equities have been feeding off the anticipation since last year’s late rally. The deal is essentially the train engine pulling developed market freight cars along while the EM space, the caboose, happily trails behind—last in line, but still moving forward. In the early goings of 2020, the EM space has been a stellar performer as evidenced by the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) , which is up 19% within the past year and 2% year-to-date based on Yahoo Finance performance figures.
The U.S. and China are set to sign their “phase one” trade deal this week and emerging markets (EM) equities have been feeding off the anticipation since late last year. In the early goings of 2020, the EM space has been a stellar performer as evidenced by the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) . “Another week, another gain for shares in emerging markets, which posted the strongest increase for the major asset classes over the trading week through January 10, based on a set of exchange-traded funds,” wrote James Picerno in a Seeking Alpha report.
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 ...
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 ...