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New ETF Offers Exposure to Emerging Markets Excluding China
NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2015, Emerging Global Advisors (EGA) today launched its EGShares EM Core ex-China exchange-traded fund (ETF). The new fund (TICKER: XCEM) provides broad exposure to emerging markets excluding China and Hong Kong, allowing investors to preserve or supplement emerging market portfolios without increasing their exposure to China.
“In today’s market environment, some investors have noted that China comprises a significant portion of broad-based emerging market benchmarks. That portion is growing as index funds in the category plan to increase their allocations to China through A-shares,” said EGA President and Founder Robert C. Holderith. “We launched XCEM to deliver core emerging market exposure independently of China, giving investors an option to refine their portfolios in light of other China holdings or market developments.”
XCEM tracks the EGAI Emerging Markets ex-China Index. The index is free-floating, market cap-weighted and ranked in line with broad-based, market cap-weighted conventional indices. It provides exposure to 20 countries, including South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, India and South Africa.
“The XCEM fund is a strong fit for investors who are looking to be more conservative in their approach to China without sacrificing opportunities in other emerging markets,” said EGA Managing Director Jay McAndrew. “It also addresses the needs of investors who have a point of view on China and are looking for greater control over the size and style of their exposure to this market.”
About Emerging Global Advisors
Emerging Global Advisors (EGA) is a leading provider of strategic beta portfolios in emerging markets and we employ a disciplined, rules-based investment process rooted in research and portfolio strategy. Our investment strategies, including our EGShares suite of ETFs, are designed to help investors generate alpha within their emerging and frontier market allocations. We offer core equity, thematic and equity income emerging and frontier market exposures.
EGA Indices (EGAI), a separate group within EGA, develops strategic beta indices for emerging market exposure.
Disclosures
Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus, which may be obtained by calling + 1 888 800 4347 or by visiting the Fund’s website egshares.com to view or download a prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.
Emerging market investments involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles, from economic or political instability in other nations or increased volatility and lower trading volume. This Fund will concentrate its investments in issuers of one or more particular industries to the same extent that its Underlying Index is so concentrated and to the extent permitted by applicable regulatory guidance. Concentration risk results from maintaining exposure to issuers conducting business in a specific industry. Small-cap and mid-cap companies generally will have greater volatility in price than the stocks of large companies due to limited product lines or resources or a dependency upon a particular market niche. One cannot invest directly in an index.
ETF shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund.
Robert Holderith and Jay McAndrew are registered representatives of ALPS Distributors, Inc.
EGA and EGShares Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. Emerging Global Advisors acts as the investment advisor to the Fund. ALPS and Emerging Global Advisors are unaffiliated entities.
© 2015 Emerging Global Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved. EGA®, EGShares℠ and EGAI℠ are service marks of Emerging Global Advisors, LLC. All other trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
CONTACT:
Steven Bodakowski
JCPR
(646) 922-7773
sbodakowski@jcprinc.com

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FOREX.com Q1 2014 Outlook: On the road to recovery? Market conditions poised to improve in the New Year, led by strengthening US economy.

LONDON, NEW YORK and SYDNEY, Dec. 18, 2013, FOREX.com, the retail division of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP), a global provider of online trading services; today released its Q1 2014 Market Outlook report.

FOREX.com analysts predict that USDJPY could embark on another leg higher as the Fed toys with the idea of pulling back its QE program, while the Bank of Japan sticks to the principles of Abenomics. The EUR is the Teflon currency of the G10; it is managing to defy gravity even though the growth outlook remains weak.

“2014 is set to be the year when the recovery will cement itself. With an improved economic backdrop we expect central banks to take the first steps towards normalizing monetary policy.” said Kathleen Brooks, research director FOREX.com.

“As we move into 2014, we expect a medium-term US dollar recovery, especially against the yen. Fears about a Eurozone break up may recede further into the distance helping to boost the EUR, particularly in the first quarter. Stocks and commodities may not give tapering a warm welcome, and we expect volatility in risky asset classes to rise in the first half of 2014.”

Expectations from the FOREX.com Q1 2014 Markets Outlook include:

  • USD looks ready to recover as US fiscal risks recede and the focus shifts to tapering
  • The yen looks set to underperform the rest of the G10 as the BOJ is poised to add more stimuli as the government embarks on the first sales tax rise for 17 years.
  • EUR may continue to punch above its weight and strengthen even though its domestic fundamentals remain weak
  • The AUD is likely to be a major under-performer as the RBA talks down Aussie strength and potential Fed tapering weighs on higher yielding currencies
  • Expect volatility in global stock markets as central banks take steps to wind back their enormous stimulus programmes. Too fast and stocks could fall sharply, but a steady, cautious taper, could help markets extend into fresh record-breaking territory
  • After a torrid 2013, gold is testing a critical level of resistance as we start this year. If it is breached we could see an acceleration in selling pressure and further declines

The FOREX.com Markets Outlook report for 2014 has enhanced its coverage of the  major global equity markets and commodities including gold, silver and oil markets along with the potential price ranges for key G10 FX pairs, such as EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, EUR/GBP and USD/CNY

The full FOREX.com Q1 2014 Markets Outlook Report is now available at www.forex.com/uk under Market Analysis.

The report is prepared by Research Director Kathleen Brooks, Senior Technical Strategist Chris Tevere, CMT, Technical Analyst Fawad Razaqzada, Research Analyst Chris Tedder and Market Strategists Matthew Weller and Neal Gilbert.

Foreign Exchange and other leveraged products involve significant risk of loss and are not suitable for all investors. Increasing leverage increases risk. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange and other leveraged products, you should carefully consider your financial objectives, level of experience and risk appetite. Spot Gold and Silver contracts are not subject to regulation under the U.S. Commodity Exchange Act. Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are not available for US residents.

GAIN Capital and its affiliates are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the National Futures Association (NFA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the US; the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK; the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan; the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in HK; the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC); and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in Australia.

The opinions and information in this report are for general information use and are not intended as an offer or solicitation to any product offered.

About GAIN Capital

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:  GCAP) is a global provider of online trading services. GAIN’s innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes to a diverse client base of retail and institutional investors.

GAIN’s businesses include FOREX.com, which provides retail traders around the world access to a variety of global OTC financial markets, including forex, precious metals and CFDs on commodities and indices; GTX, a fully independent FX ECN for hedge funds and institutions and OEC, an innovative online futures broker.

GAIN Capital is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, with a global presence across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions.  For further company information, visit www.gaincapital.com.

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SP500 Earnings Report Database: Netflix, KeyCorp, Pfizer, General Electric, American International Group, and EMC 

HONG KONG, Jan. 25, 2013, EarningForecast.com has issued consensus earnings forecast reports and equity research for the following companies: Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), General Electric (NYSE: GE), American International Group (NYSE: AIG), and EMC (NYSE: EMC).

(Read full report by clicking the link below, you may need to copy and paste the full link to your browser.)

Report Highlights:

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX): On January 23, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) announced fourth-quarter 2012 profit of US$0.13 a share, well above analysts’ estimate of a loss of US$0.12 a share. Revenue for the quarter jumped 10.10% to US$945 million from a year ago, versus the consensus estimate of US$934.12 million. By the end of Thursday’s trading, Netflix shares soared US$43.60 (or 42.22%) to US$146.86 and made a new 52-week high of US$149.17. See NFLX earnings forecast report here.

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/012513A/NFLX/Netflix.pdf

KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY): KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) shares slumped US$0.06 (-0.65%) for the session to US$9.24 on hefty volume of 45.94 million shares, above its average volume of 14.75 million shares. KeyCorp has a market capitalization of US$8.63 billion with price ranged within US$6.80 – US$9.50 over the past 52 weeks. Investors may want to find out where KEY will go from here. Observe comprehensive KeyCorp earnings forecast report here.

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/012513A/KEY/KeyCorp.pdf

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE): Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) shares began the trading session with a price of US$26.87 and throughout the session made a new 52-week high of US$27.30. At the close of the trading day, the stock finally gained 0.75% to US$26.85. Pfizer shares was traded above average volume with 44.45 million shares traded, 13.86 million shares more than its daily average. Check PFE earnings forecast report below.

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/012513A/PFE/Pfizer.pdf

Today EarningForecast.com also observed abnormal trade volume for the following companies; Check out the consensus earnings forecast reports below:

General Electric Company (NYSE: GE):

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/012513A/GE/GeneralElectric.pdf

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG):

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/012513A/AIG/AmericanInternationalGroup.pdf

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC):

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/012513A/EMC/EMC.pdf

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Home Prices Rise in all 19 Redfin Markets, Sales Volume up 9% for 2012 in December in Redfin Real-Time Home Price Tracker

 

Selling Velocity Flattens as Inventory Reaches its Lowest Level in 22 Months

 

SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2013, Technology-powered real estate broker Redfin (www.redfin.com) today released its Real-Time Home Price Tracker for December 2012, showing home prices increasing 11.3 percent year over year while dropping just 0.4 percent from November to December across 19 major U.S. markets. Inventory plummeted 33 percent year over year, its largest drop in 2012. The report also showed:

 

Monthly and yearly sales volumes rose:

 

  • The number of homes sold increased 3.4 percent from November 2012, with a 4.1 percent month-over-month drop. In total, 2012 sales volume was up 9 percent from 2011.

 

Home-selling velocity remained flat in December:

 

  • The percentage of listings that sold within 14 days of their debut was flat at 27.5 percent. In all of 2012, 26 percent of listings were under contract within 14 days, while just 17 percent of listings sold that quickly in 2011.

This report is the earliest monthly analysis of home prices, sales and inventory across 19 U.S. markets, published weeks before any other index, based on the local databases used directly by Realtors to list properties and record sales. Click the following link to read the complete Redfin Real-Time Home Price Tracker. http://blog.redfin.com/?p=10407

 

Market-Specific Highlights and Lowlights:

 

Sales Volumes

 

  • Boston saw the biggest gains, with home sales up 24 percent from December 2011.
  • Inland Empire had the largest drop, with 17.3 percent fewer sales than last year.

Home Prices

 

  • Phoenix continues to lead the nation’s price gains with a 28.8 percent year-over-year increase.
  • The market with the smallest price increase was Chicago with a 1.1 percent jump.

 

Inventory

 

  • There were fewer than 160,000 homes for sale across the 19 markets covered.
  • California continued to fare the worst in terms of diminishing inventory: Sacramento (-68.1%), San Francisco (-68.1%), San Jose (-67.9%), Ventura (-64.6%), Los Angeles (-61.2%), Inland Empire (-57.0%) and San Diego (-56.7%).
  • Phoenix posted the smallest decline in inventory, with 5.2 percent fewer listings than in December 2011.

 

Selling Velocity

 

  • California is home to the five fastest-selling markets, determined by the percentage of homes that sell within 14 days of their debut: San Jose (58.2%), San Francisco (49.5%), Ventura (45.7%), Los Angeles (41.7%), San Diego (41.2%) and Inland Empire (39.2%).
  • California is also home to the slowest-selling market, Sacramento, where 3.5 percent of homes sell after being on the market for 14 or fewer days.

 

About the Real-Time Home Price Tracker


As a broker with access to dozens of Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) used by real estate agents to list properties and record sales, Redfin gets data within minutes of a sale, pending sale or listing activation, well before any government, media or analytics organization. Using MLS fields, Redfin is able to distinguish houses from condominiums and townhouses, which often sell for less money. To validate the accuracy of the data and to account for sales not handled by a real estate agent, Redfin compares MLS data with county records as they become available, using sophisticated algorithms to identify and resolve disparities about square footage or price for each address. Data at the local and neighborhood level are available in a spreadsheet, and the report methodology is available as an Adobe document.

 

About Redfin
Redfin (www.redfin.com) is a technology-powered real estate broker that represents people buying and selling homes. Founded and run by technologists, Redfin, has a team of experienced, full-service real estate agents who are advocates, not sales-people, earning customer-satisfaction bonuses, not commissions. Redfin’s online tools feature all the broker-listed homes for sale, as well as for-sale-by-owner properties that don’t pay brokers a commission. The company serves 19 U.S. markets, and has closed more than $5 billion in home sales. Follow us on blog.redfin.com or @redfin.

 

SOURCE Redfin

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