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ETF Research and Analysis

by Patricia Oey
Suitability
PowerShares DWA Emerging Markets Momentum Portfolio PIE is currently the only fund to offer a momentum strategy in emerging markets. Momentum strategies seek to capitalize on the phenomenon that securities that have recently   Read more 

Bull Case

Long-term growth drivers for the emerging markets include infrastructure spending and rising domestic consumption.
Emerging-markets stocks can provide diversification benefits, as they are exposed to different macro trends and foreign currencies.
This is the only fund to offer a momentum strategy in emerging markets. Read more 

Bear Case

Emerging-markets equities are very volatile, especially during periods of high uncertainty in global markets.
Momentum strategies can significantly underperform during periods of high volatility.
Momentum strategies are more difficult to execute in emerging markets, where transaction costs are higher and liquidity is lower. Read more 

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