iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF(IEMG)- NYSEARCA
  • Thu, Jun. 30, 12:30 PM
  • Wed, Jun. 8, 9:22 AM
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  • Sat, May 7, 5:06 PM
    • Barron's "ETF Roundtable" features David Cleary of Lazard, Fritz Folts of 3EDGE Asset Management, John Forlines III of JAForlines Global, and Will McGough from Stadion Money Management.
    • ETFs they like include:
    • Gold: iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU) "has a lower expense ratio (0.25%) than (NYSEARCA:GLD)," VanEck Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEARCA:GDX), and GLD.
    • iShares Global Materials (NYSEARCA:MXI).
    • Emerging markets: iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSEARCA:IEMG), SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Quality Mix (NYSEARCA:QEMM),  iShares MSCI Brazil Capped (NYSEARCA:EWZ), EGShares India Infrastructure (NYSEARCA:INXX) "We like India in general as a long-term option," iShares Latin America 40 (NYSEARCA:ILF) "We're starting to see governance improvements in Latin America broadly,"  iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond (NYSEARCA:EMB).
    • Emerging-market proxies: iShares MSCI Canada (NYSEARCA:EWC) and iShares MSCI Australia (NYSEARCA:EWA).
    • iShares Core High Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:HDV). iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility (NYSEARCA:USMV) "Now there's more uncertainty, and that's when these low-vol strategies do best."
    • iShares North American Tech (NYSEARCA:IGM) and iShares U.S. Consumer Services (NYSEARCA:IYC), "We still like consumer services and technology."
    • PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ:QQQ), Vanguard Small Cap Value (NYSEARCA:VBR), "Blending the two doesn't tilt the portfolio too much in one direction or the other, because the combination blends small and large, growth and value."
    • SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:JNK), PowerShares Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolio (NYSEARCA:PHB).
    • VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond (NYSEARCA:ANGL), "These are viable companies, and although they've moved from investment- grade to high-yield, they're likely survivors."
    • "We like preferreds, via the iShares U.S. Preferred Stock (NYSEARCA:PFF)." Also: iShares International High Yield Bond ETF (BATS:HYXU).
    • iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap (NASDAQ:IEUS).
    | Sat, May 7, 5:06 PM | 15 Comments
  • Tue, Jan. 5, 3:13 PM
    • Investors pulled a record $72.6B, or 8% of AUM, from emerging market funds last year, according to EPFR, well more than the $39B pulled amid the global financial crisis in 2008.
    • 2015 was the third consecutive year of outflows, with $23B exiting in 2014 and $16B in 2013.
    • Since July, emerging market funds have seen outflows in 22 of 25 weeks.
    • Capitulation? Not yet, says Morgan Stanley's Jonathan Garner. In the current streak of nine straight weeks of outflows, $12.5B, or 1.7% of AUM has exited. It's typically taken outflows of more than 4% of AUM over a 10-week stretch to create a strong tactical buy signal for EM.
    • ETFs: EEM, VWO, EDC, EDZ, SCHE, IEMG, EMF, MSF, EEV, ADRE, EET, EUM, GMM, DBEM, EEME, EMCR, FEM, XSOE, EWEM, HEEM, EMLB, EMSA, EMFT, KEMP, LLEM, EDBI, KLEM, GEM
    | Tue, Jan. 5, 3:13 PM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 20, 2015, 12:53 PM
    • There have been emerging market equity fund outflows for 16 of the past 19 weeks, and debt fund outflows in 23 of the past 26, according to the latest fund flow data from BAML. Year-to-date fund outflows of $86B is tops since 2008.
    • For perspective, European equity funds have seen inflows for 25 of the past 27 weeks.
    • While China's devaluation complicates things, "humiliated emerging markets are ripe for a bounce as Fed expectations peak," says the team.
    • ETFs: EEM, VWO, DEM, EDC, ETF, FM, DGS, EDZ, SCHE, EEMV, IEMG, EEB, EDIV, EMF, MSF, DVYE, FRN, EWX, EEV, BIK
    | Nov. 20, 2015, 12:53 PM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 12, 2015, 12:13 PM
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  • Nov. 10, 2015, 7:26 AM
    • Among the changes to BlackRock's (NYSE:BLK) iShares Core product suite is the cutting of expense ratios:  ITOT down four basis points to 0.03%, IUSG down two basis points to 0.07%, IUSV down two basis points to 0.07%, IEMG down two basis points to 0.16%, IEUR down two basis points to 0.12%, IPAC down two basis points to 0.12%, IUSB down three basis points to 0.12%.
    • In addition to the now bare-boned fee for the iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (NYSEARCA:ITOT), the fund will begin tracking the S&P Total Market Index, effective Dec. 18. This will broaden its exposure with more than 2K additional small-cap and micro-cap stocks.
    • Added to the core series is the iShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:IAGG).
    | Nov. 10, 2015, 7:26 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 2, 2015, 11:30 AM
    • U.S. equity ETFs took in more cash in October ($10B) than the rest of the year combined (Jan-Sept $6B), according to Bloomberg. The averages in October also happened to have their best month in four years. Coincidence?
    • Corporate bond ETFs (LQD) brought in $8.3B - the most money ever in one month. Most of that was in the particularly beaten-up high-yield sector (HYG, JNK), which brought in $5.6B - also a record. Up until last month, junk ETFs had seen net outflows year-to-date.
    • Emerging markets ETFs broke a 12-month string of outflows, bringing in $1.6B. Noteworthy are $900M of inflows for popular buy-and-hold ETFs like IEMG, along with $700M of inflows for a hot-money favorite like EEM.
    • Previously a golden boy sector for inflows this year, health care (NYSEARCA:XLV) saw $1.2B of cash exit in October, sparked by the Hillary Clinton-related biotech selloff.
    • After taking in $4.9B YTD through September, German ETFs EWG and HEWG saw $600M in outflows in October despite the market's rally. Both funds have about 15% exposure to auto manufacturers (like Volkswagen).
    | Nov. 2, 2015, 11:30 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 12, 2015, 4:06 PM
    • "Many hard commodity prices are likely to suffer another leg down,” says Henry McVey, global head of macro and asset allocation at KKR. "We would view any recovery as a bounce, not a sustained re-acceleration in the Chinese economy, as the structural headwinds remain significant.”
    • Concerned over high debt levels and weakening currencies, McVey warned investors last May to steer clear of emerging market companies just ahead of a 20% decline in the MSCI emerging market gauge over the following four months.
    • "Looking at the big picture, our key conclusion from the trip [to Asia] is that the slowdown we are seeing in China is secular, not cyclical."
    • Previously: Goldman still not a buyer of commodity rally (Oct. 12)
    • ETFs: EEM, VWO, EDC, EDZ, SCHE, IEMG, EMF, MSF, EEV, ADRE, EET, EUM, GMM, DBEM, EEME, EMCR, FEM, XSOE, EWEM, HEEM, EMLB, EMSA, EMFT, KEMP, LLEM, GEM, KLEM
    | Oct. 12, 2015, 4:06 PM | 6 Comments
  • Oct. 6, 2015, 2:33 PM
    • "Our view is that we are in the beginning stages of the next contractionary cycle, and this cycle, similar to 1997-1998, is commencing on the emerging market side of the global imbalance," say the managers of Fortress' Convex Asia Fund. "We believe we are three weeks into what is likely an 18-plus month contractionary period, using past cycles as a guide.”
    • In this, the team at Fortress is joining a number of other investors, including Ray Dalio, who says the impact of EM losses will be more widespread than previous crisis thanks to more money now invested in those markets.
    • The Convex fund gained 3.2% in August, bringing YTD returns to 1.4%.
    • "Now is the time to be hedged," says Convex, predicting a "wild" next 18-24 months, particularly with the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
    • ETFs: EEM, VWO, EDC, EDZ, SCHE, IEMG, EMF, MSF, EEV, ADRE, EET, EUM, GMM, DBEM, EEME, EMCR, FEM, XSOE, EWEM, HEEM, EMLB, EMSA, EMFT, KEMP, LLEM, GEM, KLEM
    | Oct. 6, 2015, 2:33 PM | 5 Comments
  • Sep. 25, 2015, 10:35 AM
    • "Emerging market cyclical activity is weak, debt overhangs in China and other emerging markets will likely weigh on growth for some time," says the team at Goldman, cautious on EM even after recent big moves down.
    • Especially notable, says Goldman, is that the last Fed tightening cycle (2004-06) came amid strong emerging market growth and surging commodity prices. A Fed tightening cycle this time around will occur amid just the opposite conditions.
    • ETFs: EEM, VWO, EDC, EDZ, SCHE, IEMG, EMF, MSF, EEV, ADRE, EET, EUM, GMM, DBEM, EEME, EMCR, FEM, XSOE, EWEM, HEEM, EMLB, EMSA, EMFT, KEMP, KLEM
    | Sep. 25, 2015, 10:35 AM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 18, 2015, 12:31 PM
    • A net decline of 0.7% in emerging markets funds last week brings the four-week decline to 3.7%, and the YTD falloff to 5%. For the month of August, money exited Asia and Eastern Europe, but rose for Latin America, with Mexico (NYSEARCA:EWW) leading the way.
    • Also among those with inflows is Russia for the third consecutive month, perhaps as investors chase performance - the Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEARCA:RSX) is up 11% for the year.
    • ETFs: EEM, VWO, EDC, EDZ, SCHE, IEMG, EMF, MSF, EEV, ADRE, EET, EUM, GMM, DBEM, EEME, EMCR, FEM, XSOE, EWEM, HEEM, EMLB, EMSA, EMFT, KEMP, KLEM
    | Sep. 18, 2015, 12:31 PM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 28, 2015, 1:11 PM
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  • Aug. 19, 2015, 2:15 AM
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  • Aug. 18, 2015, 11:35 AM
    • Pros are bailing out of emerging markets, commodities, and energy-related stocks at a record pace, according to the latest BAML fund manager survey. A "late-summer pain trade" leading way to a rally could be at hand, says Michael Hartnett, BAML's chief investment strategist.
    • "Fears on Greece have been replaced by fears of Chinese recession/EM debt crisis," says Hartnett, noting more than 50% believe China is markets' biggest tail risk at the moment.
    • The relative positioning of emerging markets (EEM, VWO) to developed markets at -55% is the lowest on record (since April 2001), and allocation to the energy sector (NYSEARCA:XLE) - where a net 30% of managers are underweight - is the lowest since February 2002.
    • ETFs: XLE, EEM, VWO, VDE, ERX, OIH, EDC, ERY, DIG, EDZ, DUG, BGR, SCHE, IYE, IEMG, EMF, MSF, FENY, EEV, ADRE, FIF, PXJ, RYE, EET, EUM, FXN, GMM, DBEM, DDG, EEME, EMCR, FEM, XSOE, EWEM, HEEM, EMLB, EMSA, EMFT, KEMP, KLEM
    | Aug. 18, 2015, 11:35 AM | 28 Comments
  • Jul. 27, 2015, 7:29 AM
    | Jul. 27, 2015, 7:29 AM
IEMG Description
The iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index.
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