INVESCO PowerShares Launched Five New Foreign ETF’s (PDQ, PDN, PXH, PWD, PFP, IVZ)

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There were five new ETF’s that hit the American Stock Exchange, which now counts 342 listed ETF’s at the exchange.

  • PowerShares FTSE RAFI Asia Pacific ex-Japan Small-Mid Portfolio (Amex: PDQ) aims to track the price and yield performance of the FTSE RAFI Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan Mid Small Index which is comprised of Asia Pacific small and medium capitalization companies with the largest fundamental value, selected from the constituents of the FTSE Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan All Cap Index.
  • PowerShares FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. Small-Mid Portfolio (Amex: PDN) aims to track the FTSE RAFI Developed ex US Mid Small 1500 Index which is comprised of small and medium capitalization companies with the largest fundamental value, selected from the constituents of FTSE Developed ex US All Cap Index.
  • PowerShares FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets Portfolio (Amex: PXH) aims to track the FTSE RAFI Emerging Index which is comprised of the emerging market companies with the largest fundamental value, selected from the constituents of the FTSE Emerging Large/Mid Cap Index.
  • PowerShares FTSE RAFI Europe Small-Mid Portfolio (Amex: PWD) aims to track the FTSE RAFI Developed Europe Mid Small Index which is comprised of the European small and medium capitalization companies with the largest fundamental value, selected from the constituents of the FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index.
  • PowerShares International Listed Private Equity Portfolio (Amex: PFP) aims to track the International Listed Private Equity IndexSM which is composed of a diversified mix of listed private equity companies selected based on the following criteria: valuation metrics, financial data, historical performance, market capitalization and the need for diversification within the portfolio.

Some of the esoteric ETF’s tend to not see much trading volume, but these specific and focused ETF’s that track recognizable baskets serve great purposes.  The PowerShares are part of INVESCO PLC (NYSE:IVZ), which listed $492 Billion under management as of August 31, 2007.

Jon C. Ogg
September 28, 2007

Jon Ogg can be reached at jonogg@247wallst.com; he produces the Special Situation Investing Newsletter and does not own securities in the companies he covers.