2. China. China has been raising interest rates and limiting bank lending to cool off its white hot economy. They've largely succeeded. It follows that China will eventually ease up on monetary and fiscal policy, enabling the rest of the world to profitably export resources and products. 3. Bargain Hunters. Some of these country ETFs have been beaten down to where the dividend yields are significantly higher than the 10-year U.S. Treasury. What's more, trailing price-to-earnings ratios, forward P/Es and earnings yields should begin attracting bargain hunters with the right bit of stimulus. An accord in Europe accompanied by a pause in tightening by China would do the trick. You can listen to the ETF Expert Radio Show "LIVE", via podcast or on your iPod. You can follow me on Twitter @ETFexpert.
Investors in iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund saw new options become available this week, for the February 2015 expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the EWA options chain for the new February 2015 contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest.
Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the iShares MSCI Australia ETF where we have detected an approximate $31.2 million dollar outflow -- that's a 1.8% decrease week over week (from 76,600,000 to 75,200,000). START SLIDESHOW:Click here to find out which 9 other ETFs experienced notable outflows » The chart below shows the one year price performance of EWA, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, EWA's low point in its 52 week range is $21.98 per share, with $27.51 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $22.10.