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Roger Nusbaum submits: WisdomTree filed for another 31 ETFs (hat tip Tom Lydon and a nod to Richard Kang), and some of them appear to be very interesting at first glance, and so far a glance is all we have.

  • WisdomTree Communications Sector Funds
  • WisdomTree Financial Sector Fund
  • WisdomTree REIT Sector Fund
  • WisdomTree Utilities Sector Fund
  • WisdomTree International Real Estate Sector Fund
  • WisdomTree Total Earnings Fund
  • WisdomTree Large Cap Sector Fund
  • WisdomTree MidCap Earnings Fund
  • WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings Fund
  • WisdomTree Earnings Top 100 Fund
  • WisdomTree Low P/E Fund
  • WisdomTree Asia Emerging Markets Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree Asia Emerging Markets High-Yielding Equity Fund
  • WisdomTree Emerging Markets Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree Emerging Markets High-Yielding Equity Fund
  • WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Top 100 Fund
  • WisdomTree Latin America Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree Australia Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree Canada Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree China Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree France Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree Germany Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree Hong Kong Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree India Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree Malaysia Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree South Africa Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree Singapore Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree South Korea Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree Taiwan Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree United Kingdom Total Dividend Fund
  • WisdomTree United Kingdom High-Yielding Equity Fund

Some of the country funds could be very interesting. In most countries there are only a few ADRs to trade compared to what is at home in the local market. For example according to ADR.com there are no NYSE ADRs for Malaysia. iShares Malaysia (NYSEARCA:EWM) yields 3.43%. It seems to me that there are probably some high yielding stocks in Malaysia that might make WisdomTree's dividend fund at least worth looking at. Malaysia, after all, has a current account surplus, low interest rates and a strong currency. All good stuff from a top down perspective. Malaysia may or may not be a country you want to own -- I don't know if I want to own it either -- but there are some good bones, and the WisdomTree Fund could be better than EWM or the Malaysia Fund (MF).

Ditto Singapore.

Obviously I am going to be interested in the Australia fund; hopefully it is not too heavy in Telstra (TLS). The three emerging market funds could be strong competitors for iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM) and BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index (NASDAQ:ADRE) (client and personal holding). I will be curious to see if the sector funds (which I presume are domestic) bring anything new. They appear to not be dividend weighted, but weighted with some other fundamental criteria. If true this is new for them; if successful this could open other doors for them.

China and India could be popular and they also pave the way for Russia, Brazil and maybe a few more destinations not yet covered.

Stay tuned.

Source: WisdomTree Sprouts 31 New Sector/Country ETFs