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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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The Bull Market in U.S. Treasuries that Just Won’t Quit

Stocks around the globe are swooning and bonds are zooming.

The almost 3% correction in the S&P 500 (SNP:^GSPC) over the past week has pushed long-term Treasury bond ETFs (NYSEARCA:TLT) higher by around 2.75%.  And just like that, the bull market in bonds that 100% of Wall Street’s economists said would end badly in 2014 continues uninterrupted.

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