Monday, January 09, 2017

ETF Returns {International}

Below are shown various international ETFs we cover in our universe.  Once again we are using the performance return capabilities from  We have also included at the far left the S&P 500 ETF for comparison.  You can double-click on this chart to make it larger.  If you invested abroad last year then the place to be was in emerging markets.  Of course they also had a horrendous 2015 from a performance standpoint.  Relative to the United States, the rest of the developed world underperformed. An equal weighted investment in all of these ETFs, held for the entire year would have shown appreciation of roughly 11.6%.  Investors scared off by the volatility and poor 2015 performance in emerging markets would have settled for a return of approximately 5.25% from the rest of the developed world using the same investment 

*Performance data comes from the performance chart utility developed by  While we assume their data is correct, we make no claims and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of these results.

**Long various indices shown above in both client and personal accounts.  Please note these positions can change at any time without notice on this blog or on any other form of communication including written and electronic.

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