BTC iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

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  • uploads/// Global Growth
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Rate Hike Implications for Emerging Markets?

    An interest rate hike in the United States (IVV) is likely to pose a huge challenge to emerging markets.

    By Richard Turnill
  • uploads/// EMERGING MKT
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Emerging Markets Are Trading at a Discount to Developed Markets

    With the recent fall, some of these emerging markets have certainly become very cheap compared to most of the developed markets.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads///Bridgewater Associates
    Fund Managers

    Bridgewater Increased Holdings in iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF

    Bridgewater Associates is one of the prominent hedge fund management firms.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///A BlackRock
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Emerging Markets Are Rebounding

    Emerging markets (IEMG) (AAXJ) are expected to grow at a healthy pace of 4% in 2016 and see even higher growth in 2017.

    By Richard Turnill
  • uploads///Retail Sales in Malaysia Up in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Malaysia’s Improved Retail Sales Support Economic Growth in 2017?

    Retail sales in Malaysia rose 13.9% YoY (year-over-year) in June 2017, compared with its 13.6% gain in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Inflation in Malaysia Continues to Decline in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Malaysian Inflation Declined Again in July

    Consumer prices in Malaysia grew 3.6% in June 2017, compared with its 3.9% rise in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///A EM Valuation
    Real Insights

    Why the Rally in Emerging Markets Is Likely to Continue

    The rally in emerging markets (VWO) has mainly been driven by higher earnings growth on the back of an improved business environment, rising exports, and strengthening corporate balance sheets.

    By VanEck
  • uploads/// MSCI ACWI
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Global Equity Markets Have Fallen Steeply in the Past Year

    Global equity markets (EFA) have been on a rollercoaster ride for the past few months. The sharp fall in stocks last year was initially triggered by fears of a hard landing in China (MCHI).

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Fund Managers

    Bridgewater: What Are Ray Dalio’s Top Investing Ideas?

    Founded by Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates’ top sell in the third quarter was the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM).

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • uploads///stock trading monitor desk
    Fund Managers

    Can Dalio’s Bridgewater Repeat Its Outperformance in 2019?

    Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world, had 303 positions at the end of the first quarter.

    By Anuradha Garg
  • uploads///Part
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Investors Could Position for the Next Downturn

    While talking to CNBC in September, Ray Dalio said that investors should get “more defensive” in the stock market, and warned that stocks’ upside looks limited.

    By Anuradha Garg
  • Emerging Markets Offer Attractive Opportunities
    Real Insights

    Emerging Markets Offer Attractive Opportunities

    Over the past decade, EM (emerging market) debt has delivered stellar returns compared to other fixed income categories, except high yields.

    By VanEck
  • uploads/// High yield returns
    Real Insights

    Why It’s Imperative to Look for Yield Alternatives

    In September, the Federal Reserve announced it will trim its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

    By VanEck
  • uploads/// EM Index
    Real Insights

    Why Emerging Markets Are Rallying

    There are a lot of reasons behind the sharp rally in EMs (SCHE). The prominent reason is that the GDP growth in many of these nations has improved in the last few quarters partially on the back of the rise in commodity prices like copper and oil.

    By VanEck
  • uploads///South Korean Manufacturing PMI Contracts in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    South Korean Exports’ Impact on Manufacturing Activity

    Manufacturing activity in July 2017 South Korean (EWY) manufacturing activity dropped in the July 2017, with a sharp reduction in output. The Nikkei South Korea (EEM) manufacturing PMI decreased to 49.1 from 50.1 in June, according to an IHS Markit report. Manufacturing activity in South Korea returned to contraction, with reduced orders for its key export markets, […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indonesias Manufacturing Activity Deteriorates in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Indonesia’s Manufacturing Activity Fell

    Manufacturing activity in Indonesia In July 2017, manufacturing activity in Indonesia (EIDO) fell at the fastest pace in 19 months, mainly due to sharp decline in its output. Indonesia’S (EEM) manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) fell to 48.6, compared with 49.5 in June 2017, according to an IHS Markit report. New orders also fell in July […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Consumer Confidence in Indonesia Down in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Indonesia’s Consumer Confidence Was Down in June 2017

    Consumer confidence in Indonesia (EIDO) fell to 122.4 in June 2017 from an all-time high of 125.9 in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indonesias Manufacturing Activity Deteriorates in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Manufacturing Activity in Indonesia Contracted in July 2017

    Manufacturing activity in Indonesia (EEM) in July 2017 fell at its fastest pace in the last 19 months mainly due to the sharp decline in its output.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Consumer Confidence in South Korea Up in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at Consumer Confidence in South Korea in July 2017

    South Korea’s (EWY) consumer confidence continued to remain steady at 111.2 in July 2017 compared to 111.1 in the previous month.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indian Manufacturing PMI Declines in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Manufacturing Activity in India Fell in June 2017

    Uncertainty related to India’s new goods and services tax, which was implemented on July 1, 2017, seemed to affect India’s manufacturing activity in June 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Inflation in Mexico Continues to Rise in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Inflation Pose a Huge Concern for Mexico in June 2017?

    Consumer prices in Mexico (EEM) surged 6.31% year-over-year (or YoY) in June 2017, compared to their 6.16% rise YoY in May.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Inflation in Indonesia Edges Up in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indonesia Inflation Was Close to the Target in June 2017

    Consumer prices in Indonesia (EEM) rose 4.4% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis in June 2017—compared to a 4.3% rise in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads/// Global middle class
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Rethink Your Emerging Market Story

    In the previous articles of this series, we discussed population and economic growth as the two major drivers leading to a rise in emerging markets (EMQQ).

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// EM Compare to World Indices
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Investors Are Upbeat about Emerging Markets

    The sharp rise in global liquidity conditions has been channeled mainly into emerging market (EEM) economies.

    By Richard Turnill
  • uploads/// Country ETFs top  INFLOWS
    Miscellaneous

    Country ETFs: Once Again, It’s EEM!

    Those who recognized the upside potential in emerging market equities in early 2016 are likely already in the “hangover stage” of celebrating sizable YTD (year-to-date) returns.

    By Meikel Mokry
  • uploads///Country ETF TOP  INFLOWS
    Miscellaneous

    Country ETFs: Double Down on Emerging Markets?

    The upside reversal in emerging market equity ETFs has become one of the most remarkable investment themes in 2016. Investors don’t want to miss out.

    By Meikel Mokry
  • uploads/// EM Debt
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Intense Search for Yield Leads to Emerging Market Debt

    Under the current uncertain economic circumstances, investors flocked to emerging market debts in search of higher yields.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads/// CATEGORY ETFs Top  INFLOWS
    Miscellaneous

    Category Flows: Looking for Yield? Be Picky!

    The rise of the actively selective investor becomes more nuanced within the context of our entire ETF universe.

    By Meikel Mokry
  • uploads///Picture
    Miscellaneous

    ETF Flows in 30 Seconds: 5 Things That Matter

    Last week‘s ETF fund flows showed the beginning of a remarkable shift in investor behavior and asset allocation.

    By Meikel Mokry
  • uploads/// MR Country ETF Top  INFLOWS
    Miscellaneous

    Country ETFs: Rates and Currency Movements Drive Flows

    The iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) saw the largest inflows among country ETFs last week.

    By Meikel Mokry
  • uploads/// PE multiple
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Global Equity Markets Reasonably Valued after Sell-Off?

    The recent correction in the global (SCZ) equity markets makes valuations very attractive.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads///Valuations Rose As Commodity Cycle Picked Up
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Macroeconomic Factors Supported the 2003–2007 Bull Run

    The bull run from 2003 to 2007 brought the S&P 500 Index to the 1,500 level.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Indias GDP and Growth Rate
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Investors should watch out for India’s economic growth

    India is part of the BRICS nations. Tracking their economic growth is important. They represent large and growing economies in five of the seven continents.

    By David Ashworth
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