April 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM EDT
BRIC ETF Investing: Small Cap Edition
In recent years interest in achieving exposure to emerging markets has intensified tremendously, as the developing economies of the world have established themselves as the clear leaders of GDP growth while advanced economies have struggled to regain their footing. While there are dozens of countries that fall under “emerging” status, exposure to this investment strategy has generally focused around the BRIC bloc that includes four economies expected to see their contribution to global GDP swell in coming decades. The BRIC economies–Brazil, Russia, India, and China–have very little in common in terms of geography, culture, or even the makeup of their respective economies. The term was originally coined by a Goldman Sachs economist who had never visited three of the four countries but believed that the collective economies would grow to eventually surpass the six largest western economies in terms of economic size and importance. What seemed like a ludicrously bold [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Van Eck Debuts Small Cap Russia ETF (RSXJ) Van Eck Launches Small Cap Germany ETF (GERJ) iShares Rolls Out Three New International ETFs Van Eck Launches Small Cap India ETF (SCIF) BRIC ETFs In Focus: Obama In Russia, Unrest In China
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