I spoke with the Investment News this week regarding Russell Investment Management Co.'s efforts to start their own ETFs. Russell's indexes are used by many current ETFs. Some people worry about an index and an ETF coming from the same source, although WisdomTree has ETFs that follow their own WisdomTree-created indexes without any problems. I think that is likely that Russell will start with actively managed ETFs. Click here for the article.
On another topic, here is an interesting article from the Australian News about investing in emerging markets. I thought the timing was good since I have decided to cover China in the upcoming August newsletter.