At least not in 2013. The eurozone is contending with a jobless rate of around 12 percent, but when it comes to country-specific ETFs tracking European nations (both eurozone members and those that are not), the returns are not always tightly correlated to a country's employment picture.This is something of a departure from what has been seen in other parts of the world . For example, Egypt and South Africa are home to dismal rates of unemployment. In 2013, the Market Vectors Egypt ETF (NYSE:EGPT) and the iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund (NYSE:EZA) have struggled, performing worse than major diversified emerging markets ETFs such as the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (NYSE:EEM).In Europe, however, a rosy jobs picture is not always a guarantee of stellar ETF returns. Likewise, some ETFs tracking nations with rancid employment situations have not been as bad some investors may have imagined at the start of the year.Upper Crust Just two Eurozone members, Austria and Germany,...
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Stratfor Eurasia Analyst Marko Papic weighs in on the Greek financial crisis.
George Friedman , CEO of STRATFOR and author of “The Next Decade,” on Mubarak’s reign in Egypt, U.S. and Iranian relations.
Peter Zeihan, vice president of strategic research for Stratfor , argues the U.K. can pull through the debt crisis.
Stratfor Senior Analyst Matthew Gertken weighs in on how the Chinese government and companies keep housing prices high.
Marko Papic, Stratfor Eurasia analyst, on the upcoming elections in Ireland and whether the country will ask for U.S. assistance to get out of debt.
Eurasia Group CEO Ian Bremmer, Manhattan Institute's Robert Bryce and STRATFOR CEO Dr. George Friedman on the impact of the disaster in Japan on its economy and energy decisions.
Stratfor Founder & CEO George Friedman discusses the current situation between Israel and Hamas
Stratfor Eurasia Analyst Marko Papic discusses a report showing the euro only has a 20% chance of survival.
Stratfor Eurasia Analyst Marko Papic on why Greece's bailout plan won’t work.
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Peter Zeihan, Stratfor VP of analysis/European analyst, breaks down the economic debt crisis taking place in Europe.
Peter Zeihan, VP of analysis at Stratfor , breaks down the latest from Greece and offers his thoughts on a potential European "contagion" effect.
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Stratfor CEO George Friedman on the Christmas day hack attack that forced the company offline.
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