WisdomTree India Earnings Fund

  • ETF Alert: Should You Invest in This Emerging Market?

    By Sarfaraz Khan - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: MT, INDY, EPI

    After Posco’s pullout from the multi-billion-dollar steel projects in India, the world’s leading steel maker ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT), has also decided to pull the plug on its Indian investment plan. Posco was gearing up to construct a 6 million ton steel mill while ArcelorMittal was eyeing a project with an annual capacity to produce 12 million tons of steel. Both companies have cited identical reasons: a weak business more »

  • A Few Ways to Play This Emerging Market

    By Nathaniel Matherson - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, SBUX, EPI

    While the emerging markets have been a turbulent place for capital investment over the last few months, the longer-term growth potential for many of these countries remains intact.

    I previously published a post where I discussed a variety of exchange traded vehicles for exposure to India specifically. While India has struggled greatly in comparison to China, the country does still house a huge proportion of the world's population.

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  • A Brighter Future for India's Upstream Energy Sector

    By Sarfaraz Khan - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: INDY, PIN, EPI

    India’s leading oil and gas explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp, or ONGC, has recently reported a steep decline in quarterly earnings as it sold its output at significant discounts. The company has been suffering from aging fields as the exploration-related write downs rose by one-third from the same quarter last year to $850 million while depreciation charges doubled to $423 million in the same period. Moreover, Brent crude more »

  • Indian Airline Drama a Result of Government Intervention

    By Peter Pham - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: INXX, ICN, EPI

    Kingfisher Airlines has seen its license revoked and has been grounded from quite some time now with little hope of getting off the ground. But much of the upheaval in the airline industry is a consequence of India’s continued intervention into its economy which is slowly responding to the reality of economic forces tearing many of its industries apart.

    A quick history lesson is in order.  In January 2012 more »

  • FDI Rules Changes Should Spark Indian Turnaround

    By Peter Pham - March 9, 2013 | Tickers: TTM, WMT, EPI

    India has recently loosened up and simplified its rules on foreign direct investment making them more favourable to foreign investors, revealed Anand Sharma, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry.   The Investment limit has been increased from Rs 600 crore (~$110 million US) to Rs 1,200 crore (~$220 million US) for projects that need cabinet approval. The national investment rate at present is around 33%-34% of the budget and more »

  • Investing in India - ETFs

    By Siddharth Dalal - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: INP, INDA, INDY, PIN, EPI

    India is one of the major emerging market economies. The Indian stock market is well established and the roots of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) go all the way back to the mid 1800s, making it the oldest in Asia. It is the 10th largest stock exchange in the world by market cap, and the No. 1 in the world based on number of listed companies - around 5,000. The more »

  • India Continues Overhauling its Energy Economy

    By Peter Pham - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: TM, BNO, EPI

    India is suffering from rising oil import bills, which has put a huge strain on the Indian economy. It’s well known that India imports nearly 80% of its need for petroleum products and this import demand is likely to increase in the coming years.  Because of this Prime Minister Singh is championing the need to develop electric and hybrid vehicles to ease the oil needs of the transport sector more »

  • Foreign ETFs Provide Protection and Opportunity: BRICS Edition

    By Nihar Patel - October 10, 2012 | Tickers: BRXX, BKF, EZA, RSX, BRF, GXC, EPI

    Investing in foreign economies is a great way to inject some geographic diversity into your portfolio. I am not thinking about European economies here; the real money is in the emerging markets. I think it is very important to look for the next economy that will really rocket. However, there are substantial risks with investing in any emerging economy.

    The solution to eliminate the risk of trying to be diverse more »

  • India’s Reforms Creating Unrest

    By Peter Pham - October 8, 2012 | Tickers: SGAPY.PK, BA, WMT, EPI

    In April Standard & Poor’s downgraded India’s credit rating. This was followed by Fitch in June dropping India from ‘stable’ to ‘negative’. Both agencies gave similar reasons; rampant corruption and lack of reforms. After achieving annual GDP growth of 8.4% in 2011, the economy is likely to grow just 5.4% this year. Indian politicians, including the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, were on the defensive on S&P more »

  • Rupee Devaluation Dangerous but Not Fatal

    By Peter Pham - May 30, 2012 | Tickers: TLT, BNO, EPI

    Since the beginning of March the Indian Rupee has lost nearly 17% in value versus the U.S. Dollar.  This has sent serious repercussions throughout the Indian economy as investors have exited the country. In April alone, U.S. and European fund managers pulled back $140 million from Indian investments exacerbating the pressure on the Rupee.  The Wisdom Tree India Earnings Fund (NYSEMKT: EPI) has fallen back 25% since its more »