What Can Currency ETFs do for Your Clients?
It was 17 years ago that George Soros wagered $10 billion that the Bank of England (BOE) couldn't maintain the value of the British pound--and won.
ETF Advisor: Cr?me de la Cr?me--The Best-Performing ETFs for the Long Run
Quick, what do these three exchange-traded funds--Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR, iShares Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector, and Vanguard Consumer Staples--have in common? They are the...
Go East, Young Man!
For investors interested in diversifying their portfolios with European holdings, the best advice may be to look to the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, as...
Emerging Into a Downturn
After years of outperforming the U.S. market, emerging markets, as measured by the SCI Emerging Markets index, topped out last October, moving downward in fits...
Experts Differ on Japan for '08
From 2003 to 2006, investors were well served with Japanese equity funds. Then in 2007, the average Japanese equity fund posted a loss of 6.42%,...
It's a Small World After All
Stocks in developed international markets look like a bargain these days, trading at a 13.1 times consensus estimates of 2008 earnings. By contrast, the S&P...
China's Bubble May Not Spell Trouble for Global Investors
Despite a recent government decision allowing investment in markets outside of the mainland, China's indexes still continue to close higher, fueling renewed speculation in some quarters that the markets are inflated and ready to pop. But Alec Young, international market strategist at Standard & Poor's, says American investors should not...
With interest rate cuts likely from the Fed in 2007, S&P is boosting the recommended exposure to bonds and going out longer term. The Standard & Poor's Model ETF Portfolio has a new fixed-income allocation to reflect a decision by our Investment Policy Committee (IPC) to increase the bond portion...
Steady At The Helm in Rough Seas
Following a volatile but vertical course, international stocks have rocketed upward over the last decade, with a sustained rise since March 2003. Global demand for...
The average mutual fund investor made money in 2005. Perhaps not as much as in 2004, but positive returns were the norm, nonetheless. On the...