Just a Bump in the Road for the Global Infrastructure Sector?
This ETF has been battered by the decline in energy prices and weakness in emerging markets.
Dragged down in part by the slump in energy prices and in part by weakness in emerging markets, global infrastructure firms have faced pressure thus far in 2015.
And while the longer-term story of growth in global infrastructure remains intact, short-term hiccups for infrastructure firms in certain parts of the world can offer investors possible opportunities in an asset class that has solid growth potential and income-generating abilities. For investors seeking a broad, diversified, inexpensive way to invest in infrastructure firms, one suitable exchange-traded fund is iShares Global Infrastructure (IGF).
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