As ETF's continue to gain traction I wanted to get someone who really knows the ETF's to give us a little "ETF Talk". That person is Doug Fabian, from FabiansSuccessfulInvesting.com. Please enjoy the article, check out Doug's ETF knowledge, and please comment below with your thoughts and opinions on ETF's!
While I still believe that we are in the midst of a bear market rally, there are plenty of ways to generate profits during this period of unprecedented market volatility. Despite the 33% rally in the S&P 500 since March 9, it is important to remember that the index is up only 0.6% YTD.
This paltry gain pales in comparison to the rallies in emerging markets. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM), which duplicates the performance of the stock markets of 26 different countries, is up 27% so far this year. If you typically invest in developed markets, you now may be tempted to buy an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that gives exposure to emerging markets.