ETF Alert -- Turmoil In Tunisia May Spill Over Into Middle East, North Africa Regions

Friday, January 21, 2011 07:28
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ETF Alert -- Turmoil In Tunisia May Spill Over Into Middle East, North Africa Regions

Growth in emerging markets has captivated investors looking for higher yields, but a new report by ETF Database raises a warning flag tied to economic trouble spots such as Tunisia.

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The article focuses on political uncertainty in Egypt, outlining how one index fund that focuses on Egypt dropped by 8% last week on concerns that the nation may erupt in violence similar to that occurring in nearby Tunisia. Protests have also taken place in Algeria.


Financial advisors who are seeking diversity and yield in fast-growing overseas markets through ETFs or other vehicles should carefully consider regional conditions and perhaps moderate their weightings in those regions undergoing the most political and economic unrest.
 

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