ISHARES MSCI AUSTRALIA ETF $18.36 – New York symbol EWA

ISHARES MSCI AUSTRALIA ETF $18.36 (New York symbol EWA; buy or sell through brokers) is an ETF that holds the 73 largest Australian stocks.

The fund’s top holdings include Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 11.2%; Westpac Banking Corp., 8.8%; National Australia Bank, 6.0%; Australia and New… Read More

ISHARES MSCI BRAZIL INDEX FUND $22.11 – New York symbol EWZ

ISHARES MSCI BRAZIL INDEX FUND $22.11 (New York symbol EWZ; buy or sell through brokers) is an ETF that’s designed to track the Brazilian stock market.

Its top holdings are AmBev SA (beer and beverages), 10.8%; Cia Itau Unibanco Holding (banking), 10.0%; Banco Brandesco SA,… Read More

MARKET VECTORS VIETNAM ETF $14.25 – New York symbol VNM

MARKET VECTORS VIETNAM ETF $14.25 (New York symbol VNM; buy or sell through brokers) holds Vietnamese companies and foreign firms that get a significant amount of their revenue from Vietnam.

The ETF’s top holdings are Vincom Corp. (real estate), 7.8%; Bank for Foreign Trade of… Read More

Six ETFs offer global diversification

We think conservative investors could hold up to 10% of their portfolios in foreign stocks. One way to do that is to buy carefully chosen exchange traded funds (ETFs) that have an overseas focus.

The best ETFs offer very low management fees and well-diversified, tax-efficient… Read More

Vietnam’s outlook is bright

MARKET VECTORS VIETNAM ETF $14.25 (New York symbol VNM; buy or sell through brokers) holds Vietnamese companies and foreign firms that get a significant amount of their revenue from Vietnam.

The ETF’s top holdings are Vincom Corp. (real estate), 7.8%; Bank for Foreign Trade of… Read More

This ETF holds the top REITs

ISHARES CDN REIT SECTOR INDEX FUND $15.10 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds the 15 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index.

Expenses for iShares CDN REIT are 0.60% of its assets. The fund yields 6.0%.

The… Read More

25 investment terms every investor should know

25 investment terms every investor should know—from Aggressive Investing to Warren Buffett

If you’re an investor, you may not know all of the investment terms you come across. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common ones.

Aggressive Investing

Aggressive investing is a style… Read More

Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF copies billionaire investors

The Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF tries to reproduce the investments of Warren Buffett and other billionaires. But that could lead to buying stocks they once had and no longer hold.

THE DIREXION IBILLIONAIRE INDEX ETF (symbol IBLN on New York; www.direxioninvestments.com)… Read More