6 Countries Where Your Can Invest Your Money Now

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) analysts have come out with a new report regarding emerging markets.  They advise that investors buy exchange-traded funds to get exposure to the various markets.  Following are some highlights:

  • Brazil (NYSE:EWZ): Overweight holdings.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $60.77 to $81.77 and most recently traded at $74.53.  About the ETF: iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund in the USA.  The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of publicly traded securities in the Brazilian market, as measured by the MSCI Brazil Index.  The Fund invests in a representative sample of index stocks using a “portfolio sampling technique.
  • South Korea (NYSE:EWY): Overweight holdings.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $43.40 to $69.99 and most recently traded at $65.65.  About the ETF: iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund is an exchange traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund’s objective seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of publicly traded securities in the South Korean market, as measured by the MSCI Korea Index.  This is an “extended trading security” in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Indonesia (NYSE:EIDO): Underweight holdings.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $21.96 to $32.15 and most recently traded at $31.53.  About the ETF: iShares MSCI Indonesia Investable Market Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the MSCI Indonesia Investable Market Index.
  • China (NYSE:GXC): Overweight holdings.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $64.72 to $84.88 and most recently traded at $80.38.  About the ETF: SPDR S&P Chine ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund’s objective is to replicate the performance of the S&P China BMI Index.  The Index measures publicly traded companies domiciled in China, but legally available to foreign investors. One of the top holdings: Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU).
  • Taiwan (NYSE:EWT): Same as benchmark.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $10.81 to $16.08 and most recently traded at $15.87. About the ETF:  iShares MSCI Taiwan Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund’s objective seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of the Taiwanese market, as measured by the MSCI Taiwan Index.  This is an “extended “trading security” in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Russia (NYSE:RSX): Overweight holdings.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $27.25 to $43.16 and most recently traded at $38.23.  About the ETF: Market Vectors Russia ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield of the DAXglobal Russia+ Index, which tracks publicly traded companies that are domiciled in Russia.

All of these weightings are relative to the emerging markets benchmark.

(Note: selected financial data come from Yahoo! Finance and are assumed to be accurate.)

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