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Female Heads of State and ETF Returns: Mid-Year Review

Knowing that folks are passionate about certain issues, let's just clear one thing up right away.What follows is a look at some country-specific ETFs that track stocks in nations with female heads of state. No more, no less. This is not a commentary on gender or any related issue. That stuff is best left to certain mainstream media organizations.Around here, the goal is to find profitable opportunities with ETFs , domestic and foreign. When it comes to those ex-U.S ., single-country funds, politics in those countries are important. However, the gender of the leader is not.That said, isolating a group of noteworthy country-specific ETFs where women are in charge is not difficult. A similar exercise was conducted at the end of last year and we merely wanted to check up on how some of those ETFs have been performing this year while adding some new ones to the list.Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSE:ARGT) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is arguably to blame for much of...

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