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Highlighting Some “EAFEC ETF” Options
By: ETF Database
Posted on May 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM EDT
Most investors constructing an equity portfolio using ETFs would segment the asset class into three distinct sections: U.S. equities, emerging markets, and ex-U.S. developed markets. The least exciting of those three is probably the last one, given the dismal performances turned in by Europe and Japan in recent years, as well as the significant obstacles that remain in those markets going forward. While more active traders may prefer to avoid most developed markets outside of the U.S. in the current environment, those seeking balance and embracing a long-term approach will understand the potential diversification benefits and return enhancement possibilities this asset class can offer. To many investors, the EAFE region has become synonymous with ex-U.S. developed markets. Much like the BRIC bloc, the countries included under the EAFE umbrella have very little in common from a geographic, cultural, or even economic perspective; the European, Australasian, and Far East markets are [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: All-ETF Portfolio For Cheapskate Investors: How Low Can We Go? End Of An ETF Era: VWO Surpasses EEM In Total Assets Ten New Years’ Resolutions For ETF Investors Free ETF Trading: Comparing All The Options Ten Commandments Of ETF Investing
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