iShares MSCI Frontier 100 Index Fund

  • Investing When Others Are Fearful: Egypt and the Middle East

    By Alexander MacLennan - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: FM, EGPT, GULF

    The recent events in Egypt have served as a reminder of the large political risks investors in frontier markets face. In contrast to developed markets where investors tend to see stable democratic governments, frontier markets are often run by less stable, sometimes autocratic leaders. But with emerging markets returns beginning to slow compared to previous gains, institutions are offering frontier ETFs that give investors exposure to these more volatile regions more »

  • Speculative Oil Investments

    By Matthew Luke - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: FM, NES, SZYM

    Simple investments, with easy to understand investment theses, are one of the best ways to make consistently long-term profits in the stock market. And while I am a firm believer in this investment strategy, there is nothing wrong with the occasional bet on a well-researched speculative stock. Once a portfolio of lower-risk investments has been established, investing a small percentage of your money in a Powerball-like stock could be well more »

  • Investing in the Final Frontier

    By Matthew Luke - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: BLK, FRN, IVZ, FM, PMNA

    No, fellow classic TV fans. I am not talking about ‘space’, as referenced in the title sequence of every episode of Star Trek. My final frontier is something strictly terra ferma-based. What I am referring to is an economic term used to describe areas of the world known as “frontier markets”.