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ACIM vs. ETF Alternatives
The SPDR® MSCI ACWI IMI ETF, before expenses, seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the total return performance of the MSCI ACWI IMI Index (ticker: MIMUAWON). correspond generally to the total return performance of an index that tracks securities of publicly traded companies in developed and emerging markets.
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- The db X-trackers MSCI All World ex U.S. Hedged Equity Fund (DBAW) is designed to provide exposure to the global ex U.S. equity markets, both developed and emerging, while mitigating exposure to the fluctuations between the U.S. dollar and a basket of global currencies.
- The db X-trackers MSCI South Korea Hedged Equity Fund (DBKO) is designed to provide exposure to the South Korean Equity markets, while mitigating exposure to the fluctuations between the U.S. dollar and South Korean won.
- The db X-trackers MSCI Mexico Hedged Equity Fund (DBMX) is designed to provide exposure to the Mexican Equity markets, while hedging exposure to the fluctuations between the U.S. dollar and Mexican peso.
- All 3 funds will begin trading on January 23rd.
- Other ex U.S. ETFs: VEU, VXUS, SCHF, IXUS, ACWX, CWI, GWL, AADR, RTR, ACIM, VIDI
- Other ETFs covering South Korea: EWY, FKO, KORU, KORZ, DXKW
- Other ETFs covering Mexico: EWW, UMX, SMK
Monday, Jun 32013, 6:22 AM8 months after it initially announced it was changing the benchmark indexes on 22 key ETFs, 2 more Vanguard funds officially shift from MSCI to FTSE and CRSP indexes. The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) will now track the CRSP U.S. Total Market Index while the Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) will now track the FTSE Global All Cap ex-U.S. Index. According to a recent statement, Vanguard expects that the licensing agreements with FTSE and CRSP will lead to lower costs over time for all funds involved in the benchmark changes. |Monday, Jun 32013, 6:22 AM| Comment!
Friday, Dec 72012, 12:46 PMWhy do investors continue to pour money into EWJ and expose themselves to currency risk when the DBJP offers the same Japanese stock exposure, but hedged against the yen? Another of Dennis Hudachek's 10 Overlooked ETFs is the INDA, tracking the same Indian index as the INP, but with lower expenses. And don't forget IAU, basically the same exposure as GLD, but at 15 bps cheaper per year. |Friday, Dec 72012, 12:46 PM| 5 Comments
Monday, Oct 222012, 4:48 PMBlackRock rolls out four new ETFs for its so-called core series featuring expense ratios under 0.2%. The MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA) and the MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) are notable because they seemingly compete with other iShares offerings - EFA and EEM. The other two are the MSCI Total International Stock ETF (IXUS) and the Core Short-Term U.S. Bond ETF (ISTB). |Monday, Oct 222012, 4:48 PM| Comment!
Tuesday, Jul 172012, 3:19 AMEmerging-market stocks are rising on "bets of more stimulus measures and policy cooperation by key global economies," says fund manager Chu Moon Sung. "Much of the woes over Europe’s debt crisis and the slowing global economy appear to be priced in." But short-term price rises and possible long-term benefits don't mean the in-between will be smooth sailing. |Tuesday, Jul 172012, 3:19 AM| 1 Comment
Friday, Jun 292012, 11:11 AMWith inflows looking to have returned to emerging market ETFs, Paul Weisbruch singles out one - the WisdomTree EM High Yielding (DEM) - noting it's added about 3% AUM in the past few sessions. DEM is dividend weighted, giving it less exposure to the BRICs than the market-cap weighted EEM and VWO. |Friday, Jun 292012, 11:11 AM| Comment!
Wednesday, Jun 272012, 11:33 AMThis week's EU summit "is unlikely to resolve the crisis," opines Fitch in its bi-annual Global Credit Outlook. "Upward momentum in emerging market sovereign ratings has stalled," says the agency, though adding it hasn't yet reversed to worsening credit. |Wednesday, Jun 272012, 11:33 AM| 2 Comments
Friday, Jun 152012, 8:07 AMMore on the BRICs: A consensus forms. After pulling out funds for 8 of the last 10 weeks, asset managers have their lowest exposure to emerging markets since October, according to a BAML survey. The MSCI BRIC Index is off 25% Y/Y and the rupee, ruble, and real are the 3 worst-performing currencies in Q2, according to Bloomberg. (Emerging markets are gaining appeal) |Friday, Jun 152012, 8:07 AM| 1 Comment
Thursday, Jun 142012, 7:44 AMEmerging markets are starting to regain some of their investment appeal. Shares are beginning to look cheap after falling nearly 20% from the year's highs and investors are encouraged that central banks in China, Brazil and elsewhere are taking steps to boost growth. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index could gain over 30% by year-end, says Morgan Stanley. |Thursday, Jun 142012, 7:44 AM| 3 Comments
Friday, Jun 82012, 11:27 AMAn alternative to cap-weighted funds like VWO and EEM for investors interested in broad emerging markets exposure would be dividend-weighted funds like DEM, writes Dennis Hudachek. The fund's methodology leaves it with a large yield and quite different country exposures - China, Korea, and India nearly disappearing, and Brazil and Taiwan becoming more prominent. |Friday, Jun 82012, 11:27 AM| Comment!