IShares MSCI BRIC
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 »
It is no secret that 75% of the money to be made resides outside the US borders. Emerging markets have been considered the ultimate investing playground for those with the stomach for a gut-wrenching roller coaster ride. For much of the last decade, the focus has been on a group of nations that Goldman Sachs Economist Jim O'Neil first called the "BRIC's." This quartet, comprised of Brazil, Russia more »
Probably one of the biggest mistakes made by individual investors in their portfolio is a lack of exposure to international markets. In particular, many investors lack sufficient exposure to the fastest-growing economies on the planet...the emerging markets.
The good news right now for those looking to establish or add to their positions in these markets is the fact that the stock markets in the largest developing markets – the BRICs more »
With concerns about what could happen to the global economy and the possibility of a financial crisis in Europe, emerging markets underperformed U.S. markets in 2011. In that context many preferred the safety of well-known U.S. assets, both bonds and stocks. However, things may be starting to change.
Emerging markets have been going strong in the last month, and that trend could certainly continue if economic fundamentals keep more »