How Emerging Markets Debt Can Help You Fight Inflation

In modest allocations, emerging markets assets are functional in retirement portfolios and that’s particularly true on the fixed income side. Enter the VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF ( EMLC A- ). EMLC seeks to replicate the price and yield performance of the J.P. Morgan GBI -EM Global Core Index.

With the Fed’s Statement, Hedge Your Dollar with ‘DBEF’

The Federal Reserve chose to keep rates in check yesterday. The U.S. dollar unexpectedly rose following the announcement, but it could be short-lived, warranting the case for a dollar hedging strategy through ETFs like the Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF ( DBEF B+ ). “With the Federal Reserve holding its first monetary policy meeting of the year, it would be easy to attribute today’s U.S. dollar rally to the central bank’s comments,” writes Kathy Lien for

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A Star Is Born: New ETF Taps Into China’s Innovative Side

After the U.S., China is home to the most robust collection of companies credibly sporting the disruptive growth and innovative labels. What Happened : Those traits are captured in a new exchange-traded fund: The KraneShares SSE STAR Market 50 Index ETF (NYSE: KSTR ). The newest addition to KraneShares famed lineup of China and emerging market ETFs, KSTR tracks the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) Science and Technology Innovation Board 50 Index. “The Index is comprised of the 50 largest companies listed on the SSE Science and Technology Innovation Board (STAR Market) as determined by market capitalization and liquidity,” according to KraneShares .

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