Frontier Investing with ETFs is Back in Vogue

Money is flowing into exchange traded funds that specialize in investing in frontier markets according to the WSJ.

In his column, The Final Frontier: Investing in Ghana, Jeff Opdyke writes that investors poured $375 million into frontier funds in the second half of 2009.   Investors are attracted to frontier markets because of faster economic growth, bigger dividends and returns that are far less correlated with other markets.

The frontier market funds highlighted in Opdyke’s piece include the Invesco PowerShares MENA Frontier Countries Portfolio (PMNA) , Van Eck Global’s Market Vectors Vietnam Index ETF (VNM), and Claymore BNY Mellon Frontier Markets ETF (FRN).

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