In an ultra-low yield environment, income investors often need to go beyond bonds and common stocks. Asset classes to embrace include preferred stocks, accessible via exchange traded funds like the Global X U.S. Preferred ETF (Cboe: PFFD) .
Investors usually love domestic small caps. They can wade into their international equivalents with the ERShares NextGen Entrepreneurs ETF (ERSX) . ERSX selects the most entrepreneurial, primarily non-U.S. small cap companies that meet the thresholds embedded in its proprietary Entrepreneur Factor (EF).
BlackRock has launched a new fixed income ETF in Europe which is the continent’s first to provide targeted exposure to euro-denominated emerging market government debt. The fund is the first ETF in Europe providing exposure to emerging market government bonds denominated in euros.
On Wednesday, State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation ( STT ), announced the launch of the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Markets USD Bond ETF ( EMHC ). The fund was developed to provide exposure to US dollar-denominated debt issued by sovereign and quasi-sovereign emerging market issuers.
In the United States, healthcare is a dynamic sector home to defensive value stocks, disruptive growth names, and plenty of in-between. China offers a comparable level of healthcare dynamism, which investors can access with exchange traded funds such as the KraneShares MSCI All China Health Care Indes ETF (KURE) .
Investors can look to a targeted exchange traded fund strategy to capture digital transformation in India. In the recent webcast, Emerging Market Internet Trends: The Rising Generation of Digital Consumers in India , Kevin Carter, Founder and CIO, EMQQ, underscored the opportunity in the emerging economies, such as their favorable demographics that continue to support consumption-based growth.