Asia ETF Roundup (Market) – August 2021

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Jackie Choy, CFA 07 September, 2021 | 11:38
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Major Markets Performance

In August, the U.S. and other developed markets continued to gain ground. The Morningstar Developed Markets Index gained 2.5%, while the Morningstar US Market and Europe indices rose 2.9% and 1.9%, respectively. Both S&P 500 and the Nasdaq indices made new record highs towards the end of the month. Asian equity markets’ performance was mixed. Stock markets in Japan and Taiwan rose around 3% while China gained a modest 0.4%. The equity markets in Korea and Singapore dropped 1%-2%. A number of emerging equity markets experienced strong performance. The equity markets in Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and India saw gains ranging from 7% to 11% (proxied by their respective Morningstar indexes in U.S.-dollar terms).

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Jackie Choy, CFA  is the Director of ETF Research for Morningstar Investment Management Asia

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