iShares MSCI Frontier 100 Index Fund
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 »
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 »
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”.