April 05, 2011 at 07:00 AM EDT
Market Vectors Planning Japanese Bond ETF
Japan’s economy has been in the spotlight for the last several weeks, as investors have attempted to determine the long-term impact of the recent natural disaster and ongoing nuclear crisis. Although the horrific disaster rocked the Japanese economy and brought up a fresh crop of issues for the nation, some are beginning to look beyond on the immediate turmoil and focus on long-term possibilities in the market. For investors seeking equity exposure, there are a handful of ETF options; the Japan Equities ETFdb Category includes seven different funds, including small cap options and even a hedged currency fund. Options for investors seeking long or short exposure to Japan’s bond market have been limited historically, especially within the ETF wrapper. But as the industry continues to evolve, it seems likely that issuers will seek to expand options available for accessing the international fixed income asset class. Van Eck, the issuer best [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: March ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, and Closures Country-Specific Bond ETNs Debut Why Emerging Market Bond ETFs Are Safer Than Developed Markets Three International Bond ETFs For Europe’s Bounceback Japan ETFs In Focus As S&P Downgrade Looms
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