November 12, 2012 at 09:00 AM EST
Least Correlated Country ETFs To S&P 500
ETFs continue to find their way into countless portfolios as investors of all styles have embraced these innovative tools for executing long-term strategies. Although the diversification benefits offered through the exchange-traded product structure are extremely valuable, many investors often times overlook the fact that even the most diversified portfolio is susceptible to rampant volatility. The integration of global financial markets has undeniably sparked a rise in cross-asset correlation levels, prompting many to seek out alternative sources of return that stand to offer refuge whenever the winds all blow in one direction [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. During our recent economic downturn many investors took advantage of storing their funds in overseas markets that boasted more favorable growth rates. But with many other developed and even some emerging markets now turning down as well, this practice of leaving the U.S. for greener grass has come into question. As economic regions grow more [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: World Cup Of ETFs: Plays On All 32 Countries Brief History Of ETFs Europe ETFs: All Over The Board 17 ETFs For Day Traders ETF Technical Trading FAQ
ETFs continue to find their way into countless portfolios as investors of all styles have embraced these innovative tools for executing long-term strategies. Although the diversification benefits offered through the exchange-traded product structure are extremely valuable, many investors often times overlook the fact that even the most diversified portfolio is susceptible to rampant volatility. The integration of global financial markets has undeniably sparked a rise in cross-asset correlation levels, prompting many to seek out alternative sources of return that stand to offer refuge whenever the winds all blow in one direction [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. During our recent economic downturn many investors took advantage of storing their funds in overseas markets that boasted more favorable growth rates. But with many other developed and even some emerging markets now turning down as well, this practice of leaving the U.S. for greener grass has come into question. As economic regions grow more [...]

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