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Q&A: How do Foreign ETFs Track their Assets When Markets are Closed?

Q. Trading hours in Asia (NYSEARCA:VPL) and Europe (NYSEARCA:FEZ) don’t coincide with the U.S., so how are ETFs that own foreign securities still able to closely track their indexes even when trading in these securities may be closed?

A. Price discovery is an around the clock 24-hour process and capital markets constantly add information that can change the underlying value of stocks held in ETFs.

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Don’t Get Hit By a Falling BRIC

A credit bubble (China), inflation (Brazil), and the threat of war (Russia) have made BRICs a dangerous place to invest. Is the worst over?

“BRIC” is an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, and China that was introduced in 2001. Enthusiasm for investing in stocks from BRIC nations rose in the mid-2000s as mega-emerging markets outperformed developed stocks (NYSEARCA:EFA).

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Are Chinese Stocks Really a Bargain?

Chinese stocks are the bargain of a lifetime. That’s what pundits from Goldman Sachs to analysts at major media outlets have been reporting. Are they right?

The resurgence of borrowing money, led by world governments, has pushed global debt levels up 40% from $70 trillion in 2007 to around $100 trillion today.

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Chinese Stocks are a Wonderful Value Trap

When it comes to properly assessing China’s stock market, are financial experts bad or just blind? Here’s what they’ve been saying:

Buck the Trend, Buy Chinese Stocks – Forbes, Jim Oberweis, 7/9/13

Huge Reforms in China Could Lead to Big Upside for Top Chinese Stocks –

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The First Inning of China’s Bear Market

Never mind China’s reputation for cooking the books; its raw uncooked economic data is sagging.

China’s unexpected drop of 18.1% for February exports was the biggest decline in Chinese exports in almost five years and its biggest trade deficit ($23 billion) in two years. (Analysts, that over-optimistic bunch,

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