iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets Bond
Concerns about the Fed tapering its asset purchases in September are not enough to justify a pullback in the US stock market. On the contrary, there are many analysts who believe that a potential end of QE could spur an even bigger rally in equities, as investors might feel more confident about the US economy’s robustness.
Nevertheless, with the S&P 500 up 150% from its 2009 lows and more »
Regulators and central bankers in the EU and UK are giving global banks more time to meet new Basel Accord capital requirements and other rules designed to prevent future financial crises from getting out of hand.
Depending on the investor´s risk appetite and investment horizon, among other things, bonds can be an important part of diverse portfolios and investment strategies. Unfortunately, the current scenario of historically low interest rates makes bond investing a difficult task, in which the risk and return trade off doesn't look very convenient from a long term perspective. Emerging market bond ETFs could be a smart alternative to internationally diversify more »
One of the advantages of working in a frontier market like Vietnam is that one can see first-hand the growth that is occurring here. It also gives you a sobering look at the amount of potential risk you face as well. While equity markets locally are often thinly traded and extremely volatile, bonds offer a completely different way to play the growth story of an up-and-coming country, without having to more »