January 16, 2013 at 09:00 AM EST
ETFs To Tap Into 2013′s “Hidden Cities”
As the ETF industry continues its rapid expansion, investors now have over 1,400 products to choose from to fit their every investment whim. But perhaps one of the key factors in selecting an appropriate fund is the level of diversification it offers to a portfolio. International and emerging market equity ETFs have certainly proven to be great diversifying agents, as their uncorrelated returns have brought new and lucrative opportunities [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. But when it comes to the task of choosing which country to add exposure to, the methodologies can be vastly different. Deloitte Global Services has taken a perhaps unconventional approach to the global markets by focusing on what they call “Hidden Cities.” In their research, Deloitte identified several cities from various emerging market economies that exhibit the following characteristics: large and affluent populations, a strong consumer market, and being the dominant cities in [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Emerging Market ETFs: Seven Factors Every Investor Should Consider Small Cap Indonesia ETF Debuts (IDXJ) EGShares Rolls Out India Consumer ETF Top Ten Equity ETFs Of 2010 ETFs For The “Next 11″ Economies
As the ETF industry continues its rapid expansion, investors now have over 1,400 products to choose from to fit their every investment whim. But perhaps one of the key factors in selecting an appropriate fund is the level of diversification it offers to a portfolio. International and emerging market equity ETFs have certainly proven to be great diversifying agents, as their uncorrelated returns have brought new and lucrative opportunities [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. But when it comes to the task of choosing which country to add exposure to, the methodologies can be vastly different. Deloitte Global Services has taken a perhaps unconventional approach to the global markets by focusing on what they call “Hidden Cities.” In their research, Deloitte identified several cities from various emerging market economies that exhibit the following characteristics: large and affluent populations, a strong consumer market, and being the dominant cities in [...]

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