Brazil Infrastructure ETF
We’ve all heard the disappointing news coming from team BRIC: Brazil’s boom has slowed to a trickle with GDP growth in 2012 predicted to be just 1%. The lofty 3.1% figure previously touted by the Brazilian Central Bank turned out to be achievable, but only through some, err, inventive accounting. Brazil’s growth prospects remain uncertain, but one thing is for sure: the upcoming World Cup and more »
There are a lot of great companies in the United States. To ensure that my portfolio is truly diversified, though, I like to invest outside of our borders, and the country I’ll be targeting next is Brazil, for a variety of reasons that I’ll explore in this article. There are a number of ways one could get into the Brazilian market, such as investing in the country's more »
Investing in foreign economies is a great way to inject some geographic diversity into your portfolio. I am not thinking about European economies here; the real money is in the emerging markets. I think it is very important to look for the next economy that will really rocket. However, there are substantial risks with investing in any emerging economy.
The solution to eliminate the risk of trying to be diverse more »
The Olympic Games are no doubt one of the most exciting events to watch in the world.
- Michael Phelps won his 19th Olympic medal, making him the most decorated Olympian of all time. Will this really be his last Olympics? Only time (and his mother) will tell.
- Usain Bolt won his 2nd consecutive gold medal in the 100m dash, showing that he is still the fastest man in more »