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Are Emerging Markets Finally Becoming Safer To Invest In?

Emerging markets have not been performing the way they have in many past bull markets. Most investor interest and direction from Wall Street strategists decided earlier this year that the ...
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Is a Nine-Day Winning Streak in Emerging Market ETFs Too Much?

How long should a winning streak really last in the stock market? A casual market observer might think the market has a 50-50 chance of being up or down on ...
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Traders

DJIA Now Down 1,000 Points, Emerging and International Markets Differ

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down more than 140 points after a dismal ISM manufacturing report on Monday. What stands out here is that the DJIA is now ...
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Why Chinese New Year Could Save the Markets: Emerging and Developed

Chinese New Year is starting, and the good news -- and hard to believe news -- is that this could help to fend off the waves of emerging market madness ...
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Bad Time for Emerging Markets: 2014 ETF Outlook

When Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan said to avoid emerging markets in 2014, many investors and market participants thought that the firms were merely sticking to a 2013 trend for too ...
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As U.S. Markets Closed on MLK Day, Asia Sputters, Europe in Limbo

The U.S. markets were closed on Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Europe and Asia, however, were not closed. What was seen on Monday was a ...
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China

Chinese Credit Crisis Fears Pounding China ETFs and ADRs

If you think that the United States is down, the move was even worse in China. Barron's took its shot at a coming credit crisis in China over the weekend, ...
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HSBC Cuts 2013-14 China GDP Forecast: Is Global Growth Downgrade Next?

If China is truly the world's growth engine, there is about to be less growth and less reason to be optimistic about the global recovery. HSBC has trimmed its gross ...
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China

Chinese New Year: Make or Break for ETFs, ADRs and Closed-End Funds in China and SE-Asia — Snake Bite? (FXI, GXC, PGJ, PEK, EWH, EWT, TWN, EWS, VNM, EWM, TDF, BIDU, DANG, RENN)

Chinese New Year is almost upon us. The new year is the Year of the Snake. Other nations with stock markets that celebrate Chinese New Year with multiday holidays include ...
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global economy

Bearish Byron Wien Leaves Many Stocks and ETFs Vulnerable in 2013

Byron Wien announced his predictions for 10 big surprises for 2013 this week to kick off the new year. Wien is now vice chairman at Blackstone Advisory Partners, and this ...
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China

China: World Growth Engine, or Still the Short of a Lifetime?

China may be the world’s growth engine and the world’s manufacturer, but some still consider it the short-sell of a lifetime. There is also very rarely any middle ground on ...
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Chinese Equity Breakout as S&P Signals Negative Credit Metrics for China

China has been trying to hold its own. The obvious growth shows how dependent the nation is upon exporting finished goods to the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. Standard & Poor's ...
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When Closed-End Funds Buy Back Shares (CHN, FXI)

The China Fund, Inc. (NYSE: CHN) is a closed-end mutual fund rather than an exchange-traded fund.  It also has traded in a sloppy manner where the fund often tracks its ...
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ETFs Winning & Losing Fund Flows Into Year-End (GLD, XLV, FXI, SPY, XLK, EFA)

TrimTabs is showing what many investors might have expected.  After such a volatile year in the stock market, investors are seeking safety in the nearly no-income offered by bond funds and ...
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Eight Countries With Credit Ratings Set to Rise Next Year

It seems that all of the nations around the world are facing sovereign credit ratings downgrades or warnings of downgrades. After the United States lost its prized "AAA" rating, the threat of downgrades ...
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