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5 ETFs To Play Australia

Over the last century, Australia has outperformed its counterparties in the developed world, while offering one of the lowest volatilities to investors. As for the future, the Land Down Under is expected to continue its growth, providing returns and the path to opportunity for some. 

A major reason that the future remains prosperous for Australia is due to its close ties with Asia.  According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), exports to China and India have been growing at a rate of 18%-19% per year and are expected to continue to grow.  As China and India continue to emerge as global economic powerhouses, Australia will likely continue to reap the benefits.  In fact, Asia as a region is expected to witness economic growth of nearly 50 percent over the next five years and account for more than a third of total global output.  Read More…

3 Reasons Australian ETFs Could Shine

Historically speaking, over the last century, Australia’s stock market has outperformed all others and has offered the one of the lowest volatilities amongst all of its peers.  As for the future, there are three forces that could enable the nation down under to continue to shine. 

According to a study conducted by Credit Suisse, during the period of 1900 to 2009, Australia’s markets posted 7.5% after inflation returns per year while witnessing a standard deviation of 18.2%, the highest returns and the second lowest volatility of the 19 major, mostly-developed markets studied.  In comparison, during the same time period, the U.S. stock market made a 6.2% return with a standard deviation of 20.4%.  What this demonstrates is that investors would have made more money and taken less risk by investing in Australian markets. 

One force that could enable Australia to remain prosperous is its close ties to Asia, states Howard Gold of Market Watch.  Half of Australia’s exports go to Asia, with China being its largest trading partner.  With economic growth prospects in Asia, in particularly China, remaining relatively healthy for the next 10 years, Australia is set to reap the benefits. Read More…

Singapore ETFs Have Appeal

As Asia continues to draw investor attention and witness stellar economic growth, Singapore and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the nation remain attractive and for good reason.

In the first half of 2010, Singapore has seen stellar growth.  According to government data released on Wednesday, Singapore’s economy grew by 18.1% compared to the same period as last year, primarily buoyed by increased tourism and strong exports.  As for the remainder of 2010, Singapore’s economy is expected to continue its growth and will likely post overall growth of 13%-15% for the entire year. 

Singapore is expected to reap the benefits of the growth expected by other Asian nations and industrial countries.  In particularly, Singapore is expected to benefit from the V-Shaped economic recovery that is being seen in Asia.  Of all its exports, nearly 80% are traded within Asia, primarily to China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan, nations which continue to demand more goods from Singapore.  In fact, in June exports to China and Japan jumped 39% and 75%, respectively, from the previous month. Read More…

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