Writing in a recent column in USA Today, Jim Lowell, editor of Fidelity Investor stated that, “I want to stay invested in emerging markets where populations and consumers are growing, but the markets are selling off on eurozone fears.”
The details behind mutual fund acronyms — from ETF on down — may not seem very important, but it is always beneficial to know a little more about where you are investing your hard-earned dollars. Can you spot the difference between Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) and Closed-End Funds (CEFs), not to mention ETPs, ETVs and so on?
A recent article in USA Today recommends three mutual funds. Two are emerging market funds focused on international stocks. Surprised? You shouldn’t be.
U.S. retail investors have gone way overweight in fixed income since the 2008 financial crisis, and could be missing opportunities in equities, particularly emerging markets equities.
Money is flooding back into the biggest and broadest emerging markets portfolios lately. The basic investment thesis is clear: the emerging world is where the growth is. And so far, the prophecy seems to be a self-fulfilling one.