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iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund (TUR) 4.7%
TUR is seeing a welcomed jump higher, putting an end to the fund's near uninterrupted decline since late February.
The political tension sweeping the Middle East and North Africa has weighed heavily on the performance of the Turkey ETF. As tensions flare across neighboring countries, TUR will likely continue to struggle.iShares MSCI Chile Investable Market Index Fund (ECH) 3.4% Emerging markets have run into turmoil reminding investors of their volatile nature. On Thursday, however, this class of nations is scoring strong gains. ECH is among the biggest winner while the iShares S&P India Nifty 50 Index Fund (INDY), Global X China Consumer ETF (CHIQ) and the iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund (EWY) are also heading higher. iShares S&P Small Cap 600 Index Fund (IJR) 2.6% Market strength is instilling some confidence back into the hearts of investors. Because small-cap companies tend to behave in a more volatile fashion than industry leaders, a fund like IJR is attractive for those with an increasing appetite for risk. IJR's assets are spread widely across its expansive index so that the fund's performance is not influenced by a single holding.