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Dec. 21, 2015, 7:24 AM
- The $53B Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund (MUTF:VDIPX) and its ETF cousin (NYSEARCA:VEA) will today begin tracking a new FTSE transition index as part of their change to a new target index: The FTSE Developed All Cap ex U.S. Index.
- The transition will take place over six months.
- The new index is broader than the previous one, including large-, mid-, and small-cap stocks as well as Canadian companies which will make up 7.4% of the benchmark.
- Source: Press Release
Dec. 18, 2015, 5:06 PM
Oct. 6, 2015, 7:43 AM
- In a note which would have been better-timed before the 6%-plus rally of the past few sessions, Citi strategists say the global bull market is aging, but not finished, and see a 20% gain between now and year-end 2016.
- Not denying that global earnings aren't going to look good, Citi says stocks have already priced in this weakness.
- Favored regions are those where QE is still going on: Europe ex-U.K., and Japan.
- ETFs: EFA, VEA, GAB, IEFA, DBEF, DZK, URTH, DPK, EFZ, EFU, ADRD, MFLA, EFO, HEFA, IDHQ, FDT, FWDI, LLDM, KLDW
Sep. 24, 2015, 7:38 AM
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Jun. 11, 2015, 2:37 AM
- Due to a slowdown in emerging markets and softer output in the U.S., the World Bank downgraded its outlook for global economic growth this year, lowering its forecast by 0.2% to 2.8%. The bank expects growth of 3.3% in 2016.
- With regards to the U.S., the World Bank decreased its 2015 prospects by 0.5% to 2.7%, saying a brutal winter sapped output in Q1 despite the economy now gathering steam.
- ETFs: EEM, VWO, EFA, EDC, VEA, VT, FM, EDZ, EEB, SCHE, IEMG, FRN, BIK, ACWI, EEV, BKF, PIE, IOO, CEW, ADRE, IEFA, EUM, FNI, DZK, EET, PIZ, DPK, GWX, GMM, BBRC, EFZ, URTH, ONEF, EFU, DGT, DBEF, EEME, FIGY, EMDD, MFLA, EMCR, BICK, DBEM, PXF, EFO, ADRD, FEM, EWEM, RWV, JEM, EMBB, EMLB, FNDF, TOK, EMFM, IFSM, EMSA, IDHQ, FWDI, EMDR, EMFT, FDT
Apr. 21, 2015, 4:46 PM
- Not necessarily a bear on American stocks, the global chief investment strategist suggests investors tamp down their return expectations given the rich values, and instead move a little money into cheaper international names.
- “Investment professionals advocate diversification, but not everyone follows it. And U.S. dollar-based investors are structurally overweight in stocks. Right now it is a timely moment to reduce their allocation."
- Much of the appreciation in U.S. stocks over the past few years, he says, is due to multiple expansion, rather than earnings growth.
- ETFs: EFA, VEA, VV, SCHX, IEFA, DBEF, FEX, DZK, JKD, EEH, URTH, DPK, EFZ, EQL, EFU, IWL, ADRD, MFLA, EFO, HEFA, ERW, FWDD, IDHQ, ZLRG, SYE, FDT, FWDI, SBUS
Mar. 24, 2015, 2:13 PM
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Jul. 8, 2014, 12:17 PM
- ETF inflows year-to-date of $73.7B topped $67.9B from the same period one year ago, according to Credit Suisse, with Vanguard being the owner of four of this year's five best-sellers: The FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA), the REIT ETF (VNQ), the S&P 500 ETF (VOO), and the FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) each picked up at least $3.3B in inflows. Also in the top five is SSgA's Energy Select SPDR (XLE) with $3.2B.
- This year's overall numbers aren't as relatively impressive when taking gold out of the equation, as $25B exited the SPDR Gold Trust one year ago, while flows this year have been relatively flat.
Jun. 23, 2014, 1:22 PM
Jun. 17, 2014, 11:05 AM
- The JPMorgan Diversified Return Global Equity ETF (JPGE) started trading earlier today, marking the firm's entrance into the ETF industry.
- JPGE will track the FTSE Developed Diversified Factor Index, a basket of equities from developed global markets which meet the relative valuation, price momentum, low volatility and market capitalization requirements.
- While the fund will track this index, it will also include an almost active tilt which may help JPGE outperform traditional market-cap-weighted ETFs.
- Other broad developed market ETFs: EFA, VEA, IEFA, DZK, DPK, URTH, EFZ, EFU, DBEF, ADRD, MFLA, EFO, IDHQ, IFSM, FDT, HEFA, FWDI
Apr. 22, 2014, 12:28 PM
- The EGShares Blue Chip ETF (BCHP) will begin trading on the NYSE Arca April 23rd, tracking the EGAI Developed Markets Blue Chip EM Access Index.
- The index features even weight exposure to 30 well established, large cap firms in developed markets; including the U.S.
- Other broad developed market ETFs: EFA, VEA, IEFA, DZK, PIZ, DPK, GWX, URTH, EFZ, EFU, DBEF, MFLA, ADRD, PXF, EFO, FNDF, IFSM, IDHQ, FDT, FWDI, HEFA
Apr. 21, 2014, 9:23 AM
- It's another ETF expense cut at Schwab (SCHW), which trims the charge on the Schwab International Equity ETF (SCHF) to 0.08% from 0.09%. The move makes SCHF less expensive than the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA), and the cheapest choice in the developed markets ex.-U.S. segment, according to ETF.com.
- One month ago: Schwab cuts fees on two emerging markets funds.
Mar. 24, 2014, 12:47 AM
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