|Bid||44.60 x 900|
|Ask||45.00 x 1200|
|Day's Range||44.63 - 44.86|
|52 Week Range||38.90 - 48.42|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.06|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.63%|
Value investors who are looking for a deal should look to international ETFs as global stocks are now trading at their lowest valuations in over two years. Major indices in Europe, Japan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Argentina and Canada are all trading in correction territory, or off at least 10% from a recent high, while the U.S. is testing that precipice of after a selloff last week wiped out all of the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average’s gains for the year, the Wall Street Journal reports. The selling and pessimism have also pushed the forward price-to-earnings ratio of the MSCI All Country World Index, which follows 23 developed and 24 emerging markets, to around 18, its lowest level since early 2016.
Emerging markets have been marred by the trade wars between the U.S and China, causing a negative ripple effect into emerging market ETFs, such as the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) --down 7.67% YTD, iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) --down 7.3% YTD and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) --down 7.78% YTD. "It's all been about trade wars," said ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon said during "Countdown to the Closing Bell" on Fox Business Network on Friday. While the majority of investors might be driven away by the red prices in emerging markets, they should be looked at as being substantial markdowns, espcially if trade negotiations between the U.S. and China result into something materially positive.
Of all the energy industries, the oil and gas transportation services segment noted the highest dividend yield. The rest of the industries barring uranium, oil-related services and equipment, oil and gas exploration, and production and oil and gas drilling underperformed the dividend yields of the broad-based stock indexes.
Whether it is on the demand side in China, India, South Korea, or on the production side, in Brazil, Russia and more, emerging markets exchange traded funds have some exposure to oil prices. While the ...
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