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Fri, Feb. 28, 10:02 AM
- Falling from 18 basis points to 15, the annual expense ratio of Vanguard's FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO +0.2%) now matches the cheapest-in-class, Schwab's Emerging Markets Equity ETF (SCHE +0.3%). BlackRock's recent entry as an ultra-cheap emerging markets fund, the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG +0.2%), for the moment continues with an expense ratio of 18 bps.
- Broad emerging market ETFs: EEM, VWO, EDC, EDZ, SCHE, IEMG, EEV, PIE, ADRE, EUM, EET, GMM, EEME, EMCR, DBEM, FEM, EWEM, EMLB, EMSA, EMFT, QEM, EMDR
- Other lower expense ratios from Vanguard: The FTSE All-World ex-U.S. Small Cap ETF (VSS +0.7%) down 20% to 20 bps, Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF (VNQI +0.3%) down 15.6% to 27 bps. Total International Stock ETF (VXUS +0.5%) down 12.5% to 14 bps, Total World Stock ETF (VT +0.5%) down 5.3% to 18 bps.
Thu, Feb. 27, 11:26 AM
- The SPDR Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS ETF (SIPE) launches today and will offer investors short term exposure to the TIPS market; this space features a lot of competition.
- The iShares Enhanced International Large Cap ETF (IEIL) and Enhanced International Small Cap ETF (IEIS) began their active strategy this morning and offer expense ratios of 0.35% and 0.49% respectively.
- The PowerShares International BuyBack Achievers Portfolio (IPKW), like IEIL and IEIS, is based on a previously launched domestic strategy; the PowerShares BuyBack Achievers Portfolio (PKW).
- TIPS ETFs: TIP, VTIP, IPE, SCHP, STPZ, LTPZ, TIPZ, STIP, TPS, TDTT, TIPX, TDTF
- Broad international ETFs: VT, VSS, SCZ, DLS, ACWI, IOO, SCHC, ONEF, DGT, FIGY, RWV, FNDC, TOK
- Buyback ETFs: SYLD, FYLD
Wed, Feb. 26, 10:46 PM
- The iShares Enhanced International Large Cap ETF (IEIL) and Enhanced International Small Cap ETF (IEIS) will begin trading when markets open tomorrow.
- Both funds will invest at least 80% of their net assets in their chosen market cap at all times and will be actively managed.
- The funds were modeled after IELG and IESM, which were launched 10 months ago and have returned 18% and 25% respectively since inception.
- Other global ETFs: VT, VSS, SCZ, DLS, ACWI, IOO, SCHC, ONEF, DGT, FIGY, RWV, FNDC, TOK
Dec. 19, 2013, 2:35 PM| Comment!
Sep. 23, 2013, 8:19 AM
- Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) announces quarterly distribution of $0.375.
- For shareholders of record Sep. 25; Payable Sep. 27; Ex-div date Sep. 23.
Jul. 3, 2013, 1:26 PMIf looking for small cap exposure outside the U.S., three ETFs - with a combined $4.8B AUM - dominate the space. Vanguard's VSS has the widest net with more than 3K securities from both emerging and developed markets. SCZ - from iShares - focuses just on Europe, Australia, and the Far East. WisdomTree's DGS selects from dividend payers. Given the rough year for emerging markets, it's no surprise SCZ is well ahead in the performance battle YTD. | Comment!
Mar. 25, 2013, 3:21 PMThe SPIVA scorecard - matching active managers vs. index funds - once again shows how much the odds are stacked against going active. But one area where managers won is international small-caps (SCZ, VSS, DLS), with just 15% of them lapped by the index last year (10% over the last 3). In such an illiquid, poorly understood corner of the market, smart managers can indeed add alpha. | 7 Comments
Feb. 28, 2013, 6:21 PM
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