WisdomTree Emerging Markets High (ETF)
There are plenty of publications out there telling you that everyone needs to be saving for retirement. Regardless of age you need to be putting away 10% to 15% of your income. Sometimes these publications will go one step further and tell you that you should be putting your money into index funds or mutual funds. That’s it.
Rarely do people elaborate on what funds are the best of more »
ETFs are revolutionizing the investment management industry, and the trend will only get stronger over the following years. When it comes to benefiting from this boom, WisdomTree (NASDAQ: WETF) looks like the smart way to go.
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Assets in ETFs increased from $102 billion in 2002 to $1.3 trillion in 2012, representing a 29.3% compounded annual growth rate, according to Cerulli Associates. These more »
As with most other investment categories, income investors have options other than choosing individual stocks that pay dividends. There are several exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that specialize in dividend-paying stocks.
One example is the Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (NYSEMKT: DVY). Launched in November 2003, DVY is a passively managed ETF designed to track the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index, which is an index comprised more »
ETFs are perhaps the biggest revolution affecting retail investors over the last years. These instruments provide the possibility to diversify your holdings in a very simple and cost effective way, and they are also excellent vehicles to bet on different economic sectors, regions, or investment ideas. Keeping this in mind, here are some interesting possibilities in ETFs positioned to outperform the markets in the long term.
It would be hard more »
Interest rates are at record lows as investors seek refuge from the global economic turmoil in US Treasury bonds and other low-risk assets: 10-year US bonds are yielding around 1.7%, which hardly constitutes a convenient entry price from a long-term point of view.
If the European crisis keeps getting worse, or if we see another round of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve, interest rates could get even lower more »
With concerns about what could happen to the global economy and the possibility of a financial crisis in Europe, emerging markets underperformed U.S. markets in 2011. In that context many preferred the safety of well-known U.S. assets, both bonds and stocks. However, things may be starting to change.
Emerging markets have been going strong in the last month, and that trend could certainly continue if economic fundamentals keep more »
There are many good reasons to geographically diversify a portfolio -- many academic studies have shown that diversification can reduce volatility and increase returns. Nowadays many high-growth opportunities can be found in different countries or regions, and the proliferation of new ETFs has also facilitated the possibilities to invest in different kind of assets around the globe.
It can be a bit complicated for the average investor to venture too far more »