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  • Frontier And Emerging Market ETFs, ETNs And Closed-End Funds 9 comments
    Dec 16, 2012 4:47 PM

    All below are ETFs to my knowledge unless specified as closed-end funds or ETNs. This is not intended to be a complete list but my best effort at it. Please put suggestions and corrections in the comments below.

    If you like this list please do me the three courtesies of registering and following me on Seeking Alpha, and crediting me if you use it elsewhere.

    It is your obligation to double-check the accuracy of the investments listed and investigate how well each investment vehicle performs before investing. Your investments require your own due diligence.

    For closed-end funds, CEF Connect is an excellent starting place for data.

    If you use ETNs, make sure you understand the definition and risks.

    Additional detail will be added as I have time or it supplied by readers in the comments.

    Organization of the listings:

    • Single Country Equities
    • Regional Equities
    • Global Equities
    • Single Country Income/ Bonds
    • Regional Income/ Bonds
    • Global Bonds
    • Leveraged Country Equities
    • Leveraged Regional Equities
    • Leverages Global Equities
    • Short Country
    • Short Country Leveraged
    • Short Region
    • Short Region Leveraged
    • Short Global
    • Short Global Leveraged

    Single Country

    Argentina (NYSEARCA:ARGT)

    Brazil (NYSEARCA:EWZ) (1 of 2)

    Brazil (NYSEARCA:FBZ) (2 of 2)

    Brazil Consumer (NYSEARCA:BRAQ)

    Brazil Currency Hedged (NYSEARCA:DBBR)

    Brazil Financials (NYSEARCA:BRAF)

    Brazil Infrastructure (NYSEARCA:BRXX)

    Brazil Small-Cap (NYSEARCA:BRF)

    Brazil Small-Cap (NYSEARCA:EWZS)

    Brazil Mid-Cap (NYSEARCA:BRAZ)

    Chile (NYSEARCA:ECH)

    Chile (NYSEMKT:CH) closed end fund

    China (NYSEARCA:FXI) (1 of 4)

    China (NYSEARCA:PEK) (2 of 4)

    China (NYSEARCA:FCA) (3 of 4)

    China (NYSEARCA:GXC) (4 of 4)

    China (NYSE:CHN) closed end fund

    China A Shares (NYSE:CAF) closed end fund

    China All-Cap (NYSEARCA:YAO)

    China (Hong Kong Listed) Index (NASDAQ:FCHI)

    China Consumer (NYSEARCA:CHIQ)

    China Energy (NYSEARCA:CHIE)

    China Financials (NYSEARCA:CHIX)

    China Index (NYSEARCA:MCHI)

    China, Greater China (NYSE:GCH) closed end fund

    China Industrial (NYSEARCA:CHII)

    China Infrastructure (NYSEARCA:CHXX)

    China Materials (NYSEARCA:CHIM)

    China NASDAQ Technology (NASDAQ:QQQC)

    China Real Estate (NYSEARCA:TAO)

    China Region (NYSE:JFC) closed end fund

    China Small-Cap (NYSEARCA:ECNS) (1 of 2)

    China Small-Cap (NYSEARCA:HAO) (2 of 2)

    China Technology (TAO)

    China Trendpilot ETN (NYSEARCA:TCHI)

    Colombia (NYSEARCA:COLX)

    Colombia (NYSEARCA:GXG)

    Egypt (NYSEARCA:EGPT)

    India (NYSE:IFN) closed-end fund

    India Consumer (NYSEARCA:INCO)

    India Earnings (NYSEARCA:EPI)

    India Index (BATS:INDA)

    India Index ETN (NYSEARCA:INP)

    India Infrastructure (NYSEARCA:INXX)

    India Nifty 50 (NASDAQ:INDY)

    India Investment (NYSE:IIF) closed end fund

    India Portfolio (NYSEARCA:PIN)

    India Small Cap (NYSEARCA:SCIF)

    (Small Cap) India (NYSEARCA:SCIN)

    Indonesia (NYSEARCA:EIDO) (1 of 2)

    Indonesia (NYSEARCA:IDX) (2 of 2)

    Indonesia (NYSEMKT:IF) - closed end fund

    Indonesia Small-Cap (NYSEARCA:IDXJ)

    Hong Kong (NYSEARCA:EWH) (1 of 2)

    Hong Kong (NYSEARCA:FHK) (2 of 2)

    Hong Kong Small-Cap (NYSEARCA:EWHS)

    India (PIN)

    India Earnings (EPI)

    India ETN (INP)

    India Infrastructure (INXX)

    India Nifty 40 (INDY)

    India Index (INDA)

    India Small-Cap (BATS:SMIN) (1 of 2)

    India Small-CAP (SCIF) (2 of 2)

    Malaysia (NYSEARCA:EWM)

    Malaysia (NYSE:MAY) - closed end fund

    Mexico (NYSEARCA:EWW)

    Mexico (NYSE:MXF) closed end fund

    Mexico Equity & Income (NYSE:MXE) closed end fund

    Peru (NYSEARCA:EPU)

    Philippines (NYSEARCA:EPHE)

    Poland (NYSEARCA:EPOL) (1of 2)

    Poland (NYSEARCA:PLND) (2 of 2)

    Russia (NYSEARCA:ERUS) (1 of 3)

    Russia (NYSEARCA:RBL) (2 of 3)

    Russia (NYSEARCA:RSX) (3 of 3)

    Russia Small Cap (NYSEARCA:RSXJ)

    Singapore (NYSE:SGF) closed end fund

    Singapore (NYSEARCA:EWS)

    Singapore Small-Cap (NYSEARCA:EWSS)

    South Africa (NYSEARCA:EZA)

    South Korea (NYSEARCA:EWY) (1 of 2)

    South Korea (NYSEARCA:FKO) (2 of 2)

    (South) Korea (NYSE:KF) closed end fund

    (South) Korea Equity (NYSE:KEF) closed end fund

    South Korea Small-Cap (NASDAQ:SKOR)

    Taiwan (NYSEARCA:EWT) (1 of 2)

    Taiwan (NYSEARCA:FTW) (2 of 2)

    Taiwan (NYSE:TWN) closed end fund

    Thailand (NYSEARCA:THD)

    Thai (NYSE:TTF) closed end fund

    Thai Capital (NYSEMKT:TF) closed end fund

    Turkey (NYSEARCA:TUR)

    Turkish Investment (NYSE:TKF) closed end fund

    Vietnam (NYSEARCA:VNM)

    Regional

    Africa (NYSEARCA:AFK) (though I'm not a fan of a fund set up to invest in 54 highly diverse nations; as of February 2012 44.8% of the fund is invested in South African and U.K. listings)

    Andean (NYSEARCA:AND) (48.9% in Chile as of March 2012, then a bit over 20% each for Colombia and Peru)

    All Country Asia Ex-Japan (NASDAQ:AAXJ)

    All Country Asia Ex-Japan Small-Cap (NASDAQ:AXJS)

    ASEAN 40 (NYSEARCA:ASEA)

    (Emerging Markets) Asia (NASDAQ:EEMA)

    Asia Pacific (NYSE:APB) closed end fund (1 of 2)

    Asia Pacific (NYSE:APF) closed end fund (2 of 2)

    (Emerging) Asia Pacific (NYSEARCA:GMF)

    Asia Pacific Ex-Japan (NYSEARCA:PAF) (1 of 4)

    (Asia) Pacific Ex-Japan (NYSEARCA:EPP) (2 of 4)

    Asia Pacific Ex-Japan (NYSEARCA:FPA) (3 of 4)

    Asia Pacific Ex-Japan (NYSEARCA:AXJL) (4 of 4)

    Asia Pacific High Dividend (NYSE:IAE) closed end fund

    (Emerging) Asia Pacific Small-Cap (NYSEARCA:GMFS)

    Asia Tigers (NYSE:GRR) closed end fund

    (NYSEARCA:AZIA) - Central Asia - "... Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan"

    Caribbean Basin Fund, Herzfeld (NASDAQ:CUBA) closed end fund

    Central Europe And Russia (NYSE:CEE) closed end fund

    Dragon (China, Hong Kong Taiwan) (NYSE:TDF) closed end fund

    (Emerging Markets) Eastern Europe (NYSEARCA:ESR)

    Eastern Europe (NYSE:RNE) closed end fund

    Emerging Europe (NYSEARCA:GUR)

    Gulf States Index (NYSEARCA:MES) (65.4% in Qatar & Kuwait as of February 2012)

    (Emerging) Latin America (NYSEARCA:GML)

    (Emerging Markets) Latin America (NASDAQ:EEML)

    Latin America (NYSEARCA:FLN)

    Latin America 40 (NYSEARCA:ILF)

    Latin America 40 RC Volatility Response (VLAT)

    Latin America Equity (NYSEMKT:LAQ) closed end fund

    Latin American Discovery (NYSE:LDF) closed end fund

    Latin America Small-Cap (NYSEARCA:LATM) (38.4% Brazil and 32% Offshore as of March 2012 - must download fact sheet for data)

    (Emerging) Middle East And Africa (NYSEARCA:GAF)

    Middle East Dividend (NASDAQ:GULF) (62.3% in Qatar & Kuwait as of April 27, 2012)

    Middle East North Africa (NASDAQ:PMNA) (39.88% in Qatar & Kuwait as of April 27, 2012)

    Russia & Eastern Europe (NYSE:TRF) closed end fund

    Global

    BICK Index (NASDAQ:BICK) (Brazil, India, China, South Korea)

    BRIC 40 (NYSE:BIF)

    BRIC Index (NYSEARCA:BKF)

    BRICs (NYSEARCA:EEB)

    Chindia (NYSEARCA:FNI)

    Emerging Markets (NYSEARCA:EEM) (1 of 5)

    Emerging Markets (NYSEARCA:FEM) (2 of 5)

    Emerging Markets (NYSEARCA:GMM) (3 of 5)

    Emerging Markets (NYSEARCA:VWO) (4 of 5)

    Emerging Markets (NYSEARCA:SCHE) (5 of 5)

    Emerging Markets - iShares Core MSCI Emerging Market (NYSEARCA:IEMG)

    Emerging Markets 50 (NYSEARCA:EMFT)

    Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index (NASDAQ:ADRE)

    Emerging Markets (NYSE:EMF) closed end fund (1 of 2)

    Emerging Markets (NYSE:MSF) closed end fund (2 of 2)

    Emerging Markets Currency Hedged Equity (NYSEARCA:DBEM)

    Emerging Markets Dividend (NYSEARCA:EDIV)

    Emerging Markets Dividend Index (NYSEARCA:DVYE)

    Emerging Markets Equal Weight (NYSEARCA:EWEM)

    Emerging Markets Equity Income (NYSEARCA:DEM)

    Emerging Markets Growth (NASDAQ:EGRW)

    Emerging Markets High Beta Portfolio (NYSEARCA:EEHB)

    Emerging Markets High Dividend (NYSE:IHD) closed end fund

    Emerging Markets Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEARCA:EELV)

    Emerging Markets Mid-Cap (EMER)

    Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index (NYSEARCA:EEMV)

    Emerging Markets Portfolio (NYSEARCA:PXH)

    Emerging Markets Sector Index (NASDAQ:EMMT)

    Emerging Markets Small-Cap (NYSEARCA:EWX)

    Emerging Markets Small-Cap Alphadex (NYSEARCA:FEMS)

    Emerging Markets Small-Cap Dividend (NYSEARCA:DGS)

    Emerging Markets Small Cap Index (NYSEARCA:EEMS)

    Emerging Markets Technical Leaders (NYSEARCA:PIE)

    Emerging Markets Value Index (NASDAQ:EVAL)

    Frontier Markets - iShares MSCI Frontier 100 Index (NYSEARCA:FM)

    Frontier Markets (NYSEARCA:FRN) (53.1% in Chile & Colombia as of December 2011)

    Low Volatility Emerging Markets Dividend (NYSEARCA:HILO)

    Sector

    All Country Asia Information Technology (NASDAQ:AAIT)

    Emerging Markets Consumer (NYSEARCA:ECON)

    Emerging Markets Consumer Discretionary (NASDAQ:EMDI)

    Emerging Markets Energy (NASDAQ:EMEY)

    Emerging Markets Financial Sector (NASDAQ:EMFN)

    Emerging Markets Infrastructure (NYSEARCA:PXR)

    Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index (NASDAQ:EMIF)

    Emerging Markets Materials Sector (EMMT)

    Emerging Markets Metals & Mining (NYSEARCA:EMT)

    Emerging Market Telecom Infrastructure (NYSEMKT:ETF) closed end fund

    Far East Financials Sector (NASDAQ:EUFN)

    Global Emerging Markets Basic Materials (NYSEARCA:LGEM)

    Global Emerging Markets Composite (NYSEARCA:AGEM)

    Global Emerging Markets Consumer Goods (GCEM)

    Global Emerging Markets Consumer Services (NYSEARCA:VGEM)

    Global Emerging Markets Energy (NYSEARCA:OGEM)

    Global Emerging Markets Financials (NYSEARCA:FGEM)

    Global Emerging Markets Health Care (NYSEARCA:HGEM)

    Global Emerging Markets Industrials (NYSEARCA:IGEM)

    Global Emerging Markets Telecom (NYSEARCA:TGEM)

    Global Emerging Markets Technology (NYSEARCA:QGEM)

    Global Emerging Markets Utilities (NYSEARCA:UGEM)

    Single Country Income/ Bonds

    (China) Remnibi Bond (NYSEARCA:CHLC)

    Chinese Yuan Dim Sum (NYSEARCA:DSUM)

    Yuan Bond (NYSEARCA:RMB)

    Regional Income/ Bonds

    Asia Local Debt (NYSEARCA:ALD)

    Latin America Aggregate Bond (BONO)

    Global Income/ Bonds

    Emerging Markets Corporate Bond (BATS:CEMB) (1 of 2)

    Emerging Markets Corporate Bond (NASDAQ:EMCB) (2 of 2)

    Emerging Markets Debt (NYSE:ESD) closed end fund (1 of 2)

    Emerging Markets Debt (NYSE:MSD) closed end fund (2 of 2)

    Emerging Markets Domestic (NYSE:EDD) closed end fund

    Emerging Markets High Yield Bond (BATS:EMHY)

    Emerging Markets Income (NYSE:EMD) closed end fund (1 of 2)

    Emerging Markets Income (NYSE:TEI) closed end fund (2 of 2)

    Emerging Markets Local Bond (NYSEARCA:EBND)

    Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond (NYSEARCA:EMLC) (1 of 2)

    Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond (NYSEARCA:LEMB) (2 of 2)

    Emerging Markets Local Debt (NYSEARCA:ELD)

    Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt (NYSEARCA:PCY)

    Global High Income (NYSE:AWF) closed end fund (1 of 3)

    Global High Income (NYSE:GHI) closed end fund (2 of 3)

    Global High Income (NYSE:LBF) closed end fund (3 of 3)

    Worldwide Income (NYSE:SBW) closed end fund

    Leveraged Country

    Brazil Ultra (NYSEARCA:UBR) - 2x

    China 3x (NYSEARCA:YINN) - 3x

    China, Ultra FTSE 25 (NYSEARCA:XPP) - 2x

    India 3x (NYSEARCA:INDL) - 3x

    Mexico Investable Ultra (NYSEARCA:UMX) - 2x

    Russia 3x (NYSEARCA:RUSL) - 3x

    Leveraged Regional

    Latin America 3x (NYSEARCA:LBJ) - 3x

    Pacific Ex-Japan (NYSEARCA:UXJ) - 2x

    Leveraged Global

    BRIC 3x (NYSE:BRIL) - 3x

    Emerging Markets 3x (NYSEARCA:EDC) - 3x

    Emerging Markets Ultra (NYSEARCA:EET) - 2x

    Emerging Markets Leveraged ETN (NYSEARCA:EMLB)

    Short Country (Non-Leveraged)

    China, FTSE 25 (NYSEARCA:YXI)

    Short Country (Leveraged)

    Brazil Ultra (NYSEARCA:BZQ) - 2x

    China 3x (NYSEARCA:YANG) - 3x

    China FTSE 25 Ultra (NYSEARCA:FXP) - 2x

    India 3x (NYSE:INDZ) - 3x

    Mexico Ultra (NYSEARCA:SMK) - 2x

    Russia 3x (NYSEARCA:RUSS) - 3x

    Short Regional (Non-Leveraged)

    [none found]

    Short Regional (Leveraged)

    Latin America 3x (NYSE:LHB) - 3x

    Pacific Ex Japan Ultra (NYSEARCA:PXJ) - 2x

    Short Global (Non-Leveraged)

    MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSEARCA:EUM)

    Short Global (Leveraged)

    BRIC 3x (NYSE:BRIS) - 3x

    Emerging Markets 3x (NYSEARCA:EDZ) - 3x

    Emerging Markets Ultra (NYSEARCA:EEV) - 2x

    Emerging Markets Leveraged ETN (NYSEARCA:EMSA)

    * end of list *

    It is your obligation to double-check the accuracy of the investments listed and investigate how well each investment vehicle performs before investing. Your investments require your own due diligence.

    A complete list of my disclosures regarding Mongolia may be found at the Mongolia Weekly Update which also serves as my home page for Mongolia-related topics. I have no other germane disclosures in accounts I personally manage at this time. I have an account managed by a broker that is managed at his discretion and may trade linked ETFs, ETNs and closed-end funds listed from time to time at his discretion, however I have no input in that decision making process.

    *

    I receive no compensation from any entity to make and maintain this list. Fund families reviewed at least once so far for U.S. listed securities: Deutsche Bank db-x, Direxion, Emerging Global Advisors, First Trust, Global X, Guggenheim, Index IQ, iPath, iShares, PowerShares, ProShares, RBS, Schwab, Spiders, Van Eck Market Vectors, Vanguard and WisdomTree.

    Originally posted May 1, 2012

    Last updated 22 January 2013

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  • ted davis
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    where is Blackrock's IEMG?
    6 Dec 2012, 02:58 PM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Hi Ted,

     

    Thanks for catching that. I have now added IEMG and FM

     

    IEMG
    Emerging Markets - iShares Core MSCI Emerging Market (IEMG)

     

    FM
    Frontier Markets - iShares MSCI Frontier 100 Index (FM)

     

    Much obliged,
    Jon
    10 Dec 2012, 05:51 PM Reply Like
  • Einstein
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    Comments (7) | Send Message
     
    Wil and Ariel Durant wrote a 14 volume "History of the World". They summarized their findings in a 100 page book entitled, "Lessons of History".

     

    One of the lessons of history is that societies and countries evolve from success to failure and then to success or continuous success or failure. The USA is clearing past it's peak of success and headed downward toward failure. Henry Kissenger once reported a conversation he once had with a high level Chinese diplomat who said, " Democracy in the USA is a fad. Once a majority of the people in the US learn that they can vote to receive services and money from the government, the US is finished. Look around you. Easy to see. 51% of the people in the US receive a check each month from the government. The debt of the US is 16.4 trillion dollars. More and more people will vote to receive money from the government,which will eventually cause the decline of the US just as predicted by the Durants in their scholarly work.

     

    Lesson 1: invest in well run countries that are just beginning their growth: emerging and frontier markets. All of Europe of is just ahead of us in their decline; the Asian countries and Latin American countries are just beginning. Selective investments, yes. In sustainable growth, yes.

     

    Lesson 2: Get an excellent education that is fueled primarily by individual study of difficult topics that put you in a high level competitive position for professional success.

     

    Lesson 3: Save your pennies, nickels and dimes. The flood of Noah is just a sprinke of rain compared to what is coming.

     

    Gary Schwendiman, Ph.D.
    Dean Emeritus
    College of Business Administration
    University of Nebraska
    2 Jan 2013, 05:25 AM Reply Like
  • ccschons
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    Comments (213) | Send Message
     
    Excellent work, Jon. Thank you.

     

    I own a number of these, including: CH; EPU; GXG; IF; LAQ; MXF; and TF.

     

    And here's one I own that you may want to add: CUBA.

     

    --Chris Schons

     

    --Chris Schons
    22 Jan 2013, 12:50 AM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Comments (4161) | Send Message
     
    Author’s reply » Thanks for catching that Chris. CUBA is now added.
    22 Jan 2013, 07:27 AM Reply Like
  • Schumpeter_1
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    Perhaps non-US closed-end funds focused upon Africa?

     

    Renaissance Sub-Saharan Fund:
    http://bit.ly/11X42vr

     

    Renaissance Pan-African Fund:
    http://bit.ly/Wrbybp
    25 Jan 2013, 12:57 PM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Thanks for those links Schumpeter. If I go into listing all exchange traded options globally, it will be labor intensive.

     

    If I have the time down the road, I would do it. It makes sense. This is about global perspective. Right now, I can't tackle that task time-wise.

     

    I'm not happy to say that, but I'm just one person, and I haven't figured out how to "do it all" yet.
    25 Jan 2013, 01:10 PM Reply Like
  • Schumpeter_1
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    There is a new kid in town: AZIA

     

    "Global X's launch of the first ever ETF covering Central Asia republics and Mongolia AZIA. The fund's portfolio will be spread between Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan"

     

    http://bit.ly/11nSq3h

     

    Hope it will stay something longer than FISN and BARN.
    3 Apr 2013, 05:38 PM Reply Like
  • Schumpeter_1
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    Next to (AZIA) there is another open end fund on Central Asia: Bering Central Asia, by East Capital.
    Holdings aren't very exotic/ out of reach for average retail investor. It is fairly easy to replicate with access to London Stock Exchange:

     

    Mind nr. 1, Bank of Georgia, was a long term favorite of Marc Faber, which recently switched in his favorite Central Asian bank for another: Kazkommertsbank
    http://bit.ly/17lOQvP

     

    Largest holdings in the Fund on 31 December 2012

     

    Company: Weight Country Industry
    Bank of Georgia 24.5% Georgia Financials
    Kcell 11.9 Kazakhstan Telecom.Serv.
    Dragon Oil 11.3 Turkmenistan Energy
    ENRC 10.6 Kazakhstan Materials
    KazMunayGaz 8.8 Kazakhstan Energy
    Henryland 6.2 Ukraine Financials
    Steppe Cement 4.2 Kazakhstan Materials
    Caucasus Agro Development 3.5 Georgia Cons.Staples
    Halyk Bank 3.5 Kazakhstan Financials
    Chagala Group 3.3 Kazakhstan Cons. Discr.

     

    (The fund itself is PE and is for qualified investors only (minimum inv. $150.000)
    19 Jun 2013, 03:54 AM Reply Like
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