July 06, 2010 at 07:00 AM EDT
ETFs For The Six Markets Above 2007 Highs
Most investors aren’t exactly anxious to discuss the recent performance of their portfolios after the worst recession in a generation wiped out as much as 70% of some asset classes. But on the whole, the last 15 months have given investors plenty of reasons to smile, as global equity markets staged an impressive comeback in the final three quarters of 2009 to reclaim much of the ground lost on the way down. When the calendars turned to 2010, investors were cautiously optimistic that the recovery would continue into the new year, bringing equity benchmarks back to pre-recession levels and rewarding those investors who had the patience to stick with a buy-and-hold strategy and avoid “panic selling” [see the ETFdb Model Portfolios]. But escalating concerns of a debt crisis in Europe and lack of any job creation in the U.S. have dealt fresh blows to global equity markets, putting the psychologically [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Stories: Beyond the BRIC: Ten Country-Specific Emerging Markets ETFs Three Best Performing Country ETFs From The First Half Of The Year Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETFs Square Off
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