Self Directed Investor Inc
SDI: "Empowering investors with ideas and education"
Symbol Lookup »  
Topics:ChinaETFsEarningsEconomyEnergyForexGoldIncomeLessonsIdeasTrading

  • Other news: News from PR Newswire
| More

7 Smallest Emerging Market Countries And The ETFs to Play Them

Wed, Nov 28, 9:15 AM ET, by Michael Johnston

Through the evolution of the global economy and ETF marketspace, investors now have access to funds and companies that they may have never even known about only five years ago. Perhaps one of the largest leaps for international investors is the opening up of frontier and emerging markets, a high risk and reward strategy many have used while developed economies are showing slow growth and returns. The new international investors have also done wonders for industries in emerging markets looking for funding, but the general population doesn’t have the time or money for this kind of investing [For ETF industry news, sign up for the free ETFdb Newsletter].
Below, we highlight some of the smallest markets that ETF providers have deemed fantastic investment opportunities and created products around:

1. Vietnam

The smallest economy with an ETF devoted to it, Vietnam’s GDP for 2011 is reported at $122 billion U.S. dollars. Compared to the United States ($15 trillion) and China ($7.3 trillion) this may not seem like much, but for a country that has mainly worked in agriculture and relied on trade with other Asian nations for goods this is a huge leap forward. Van Eck’s Market Vectors Vietnam ETF (VNM) offers unparalleled exposure to this emerging market’s growing financial and energy sector [also see Beyond The BRIC: Ten Country-Specific Emerging Markets ETFs].

2. New Zealand

Once a British colony, this remote group of islands is one of the smallest developed markets available for investing. With GDP of only $161.9 in 2011, most of this money is coming from the mining trade that the nation heavily relies on, but recent waves of educated professionals to New Zealand have caused renewed interest in other industries. The MSCI New Zealand Investable Market Index Fund (ENZL) offers a total of 25 holdings and a balanced view of the country’s industries.

3. Philippines

Another South Eastern group of islands, the Philippines is on its way to the top. With main exports in electronics, semiconductors and copper products, this island’s true resource is its recent overhaul of the education system and retention of these graduates. This recently industrialized country has a current GDP of $213.1 billion and, using the MSCI Philippines Investable Market Index Fund (EPHE), investors around the world can get a piece of this growing economy [see Actionable ETF Trading Ideas].

4. Ireland

Focused on services and high tech industrials, this European island is dependent on trade with other nations to sustain its population. The 2008 crash crippled this developed economy, and while other countries are on the road to recovery, Ireland has yet to show signs of hope. MSCI Ireland Capped Investable Market Index Fund (EIRL) is great for investors who think the $217.7 billion in GDP and past durability means that Ireland will soon get back on its feet [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

5. Egypt

Full of countries primarily listed on the Egyptian Exchanges or that make 50% or more of their revenues in the country, the Egypt Index ETF (EGPT) has been one of the best performing country ETFs over the last year. Even as this North African nation rebuilds its government after ousting long-term president Hosni Mubarak, its economy trucks on and so far seems to have benefited from new leadership.

6. Chile

As one of South America’s most sustainable and prosperous nations with $248.4 billion GDP, the Chilean economy barely even felt the 2008 economic downturn. Living standards, education and the nations it trades with are growing every day, while surrounding nations like Argentina and Bolivia are still trying to reduce their inflation rates. The MSCI Chile Index Fund (ECH) is a good indicator of this country’s growth, as it measures the performance of the Chilean equity market [see ECH Realtime Rating].

7. Israel

With the second-largest number of start-up companies in the world and the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies outside of North America, this $242.9 billion GDP country is the largest of the small economies. Excluding its highly educated population, Israel also sees a lot of income from its huge tourism businesses, as its deeply religious past draws Christians, Jews and Muslims from around the world. The MSCI Israel Capped Investable Market Index Fund (EIS) tracks the ever-growing equity market.

[For more ETF analysis, make sure to sign up for our free ETF newsletter or try a free seven day trial to ETFdb Pro]

Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com.


SDI Glossary: "Exchange" Definition
SDI Glossary: "ETFs" Definition
SDI Glossary: "GDP" Definition
SDI Glossary: "NASDAQ" Definition
This Article's Word Cloud:   Chile   Chilean   ETFdb   Fund   Index   Investable   Ireland   Israel   MSCI   Market   Philippines   Vietnam   With   Zealand   also   around   billion   companies   country   developed   economies   economy   education   emerging   free   from   growing   have   huge   industries   international   investors   largest   listed   market   markets   nations   number   only   other   population   sign   smallest   that   this   time   trade   while   with   world

| More

iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average - Notable for IBB
Thu, Aug 25, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) crossed below their ...

IHF Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average
Thu, Aug 25, 3:54 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (IHF) crossed below ...

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Takes Over #81 Spot From Starbucks
Thu, Aug 25, 1:34 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of ...

PUI, SCG, WEC, SRE: Large Outflows Detected at ETF
Thu, Aug 25, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: PUI, SCG, WEC, SRE Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

iShares MSCI Italy Capped ETF Experiences Big Outflow
Thu, Aug 25, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: EWI Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

IVE, T, PG, CSCO: Large Outflows Detected at ETF
Thu, Aug 25, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: IVE, T, PG, CSCO Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

SVXY: ETF Outflow Alert
Thu, Aug 25, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: SVXY Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

EBND: ETF Outflow Alert
Thu, Aug 25, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: EBND Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

VEA: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Thu, Aug 25, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: VEA Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

NOBL, CTAS, HRL, GWW: ETF Inflow Alert
Thu, Aug 25, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: NOBL, CTAS, HRL, GWW Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

TZA: ETF Inflow Alert
Thu, Aug 25, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: TZA Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF Experiences Big Inflow
Thu, Aug 25, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: VOE Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

UVXY: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Thu, Aug 25, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: UVXY Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

XHS, ABC, WOOF, MOH: ETF Inflow Alert
Thu, Aug 25, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: XHS, ABC, WOOF, MOH Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

SQQQ: ETF Inflow Alert
Thu, Aug 25, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: SQQQ Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

The DO Paradox: Analysts Bearish But Forecast 12.1% Gains
Thu, Aug 25, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Analyst ratings can sometimes be complicated, and we here at ETF Channel have noticed a ...

The ESV Paradox: Analysts Bearish But Forecast 14.25% Gains
Thu, Aug 25, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Analyst ratings can sometimes be complicated, and we here at ETF Channel have noticed a ...

KFRC Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Aug 25, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Kforce Inc. (KFRC) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

BMA Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Aug 25, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Banco Macro S.A. (BMA) have crossed above the average analyst ...

Sum Up The Parts: IBB Could Be Worth $366
Thu, Aug 25, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

GDX Crowded With Sellers
Wed, Aug 24, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Gold Miners ETF (GDX) entered into oversold territory, ...

ProShares Ultra Gold Miners Getting Very Oversold
Wed, Aug 24, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the ProShares Ultra Gold Miners ETF (GDXX) entered into ...

iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners Getting Very Oversold
Wed, Aug 24, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING) entered ...

NUGT Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
Wed, Aug 24, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares ETF ...

Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - BIB
Wed, Aug 24, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (BIB) crossed below ...

Pharmaceutical (PPH) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA
Wed, Aug 24, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Pharmaceutical ETF (PPH) crossed below their 200 day ...

See How International Business Machines Ranks Among Analysts' Top Dow 30 Picks
Wed, Aug 24, 11:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that International Business Machines Corp. ...

MDY, MTD, IDXX, WWAV: Large Outflows Detected at ETF
Wed, Aug 24, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: MDY, MTD, IDXX, WWAV Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

FM Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level
Wed, Aug 24, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF (FM) crossed below ...

PSK, HSEB, PNC.PRP, USB.PRM: Large Outflows Detected at ETF
Wed, Aug 24, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: PSK, HSEB, PNC.PRP, USB.PRM Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

RXI, MCD, TWX, TJX: ETF Inflow Alert
Wed, Aug 24, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: RXI, MCD, TWX, TJX Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

AGQ Crowded With Sellers
Wed, Aug 24, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the ProShares Ultra Silver ETF (AGQ) entered into oversold ...

SLV Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
Wed, Aug 24, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV) entered into oversold ...

ETFS Physical Silver Shares Getting Very Oversold
Wed, Aug 24, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the ETFS Physical Silver Shares ETF (SIVR) entered into ...

PowerShares DB Silver Fund Getting Very Oversold
Wed, Aug 24, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the PowerShares DB Silver Fund ETF (DBS) entered into ...

Five9 Reaches Analyst Target Price
Wed, Aug 24, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Five9, Inc (FIVN) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

PBYI Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Wed, Aug 24, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (PBYI) have crossed above the average analyst ...

Rexnord Reaches Analyst Target Price
Wed, Aug 24, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Rexnord Corp (RXN) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

Nordson Reaches Analyst Target Price
Wed, Aug 24, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Nordson Corp. (NDSN) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

LZB Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Wed, Aug 24, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of La-Z-Boy Inc. (LZB) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

ASML Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Wed, Aug 24, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of ASML Holding NV (ASML) have crossed above the average analyst ...

ANGI Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Wed, Aug 24, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Angie's List Inc. (ANGI) have crossed above the average analyst ...

CLVS Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Wed, Aug 24, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS) have crossed above the average analyst ...

Medidata Solutions Reaches Analyst Target Price
Wed, Aug 24, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Medidata Solutions, Inc. (MDSO) have crossed above the average analyst ...

F5 Networks Reaches Analyst Target Price
Wed, Aug 24, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV) have crossed above the average analyst ...

Delphi Automotive Moves Up In Analyst Rankings, Passing Allegion
Tue, Aug 23, 1:24 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of ...

See How Exxon Mobil Ranks Among Analysts' Top Dow 30 Picks
Tue, Aug 23, 1:24 PM ET, by ETF Channel

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) ...

IGV, MSFT, ORCL, ADBE: ETF Outflow Alert
Tue, Aug 23, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: IGV, MSFT, ORCL, ADBE Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

LABU: ETF Outflow Alert
Tue, Aug 23, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: LABU Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

BWX: ETF Outflow Alert
Tue, Aug 23, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: BWX Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

  More articles:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next »

ABOUT US »   ADVERTISE »   CONTACT US »   TERMS OF USE & PRIVACY POLICY »

7 Smallest Emerging Market Countries And The ETFs to Play Them | Self Directed Investor | Copyright © 2008 - 2016, All Rights Reserved

Any ideas and opinions presented in Self Directed Investor content are for informational and educational purposes only, and do not reflect the opinions of BNK Invest, Inc. or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or partners. In no way should any content contained herein be interpreted to represent trading or investment advice. None of the information contained herein constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. All site visitors agree that under no circumstances will BNK Invest, Inc,. its subsidiaries, partners, officers, employees, affiliates, or agents be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained. Read Full Disclaimer.

SDI is associated with: ValueForum.com -- a subscription-based online social networking forum of serious individual investors. | MarketNewsVideo.com -- videos appearing on SDI are produced by Market News Video. | TickerTech.com -- stock quote content appearing on SDI is at least 20 minutes delayed and is powered by Ticker Technologies. | GoldStockStrategist.com -- Edited by Scott V. Nystrom, PhD, Gold Stock Strategist provides analysis on gold mining companies.