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  • Are Emerging Markets Cheap?

    By Bob Ciura - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: FXI, THD, INDY, TUR

    Due to a confluence of factors, including fears of a Chinese slowdown, global central banks putting the brakes on economic stimulus, as well as renewed geopolitical concerns, stock indices in the emerging markets have declined notably in recent weeks.

    Many global bourses now trade for compelling valuations, especially when compared to the domestic S&P 500 Index. Of course, a heightened level of risk is usually associated with markets outside more »

  • ETF Alert: Should You Invest in This Emerging Market?

    By Sarfaraz Khan - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: MT, INDY, EPI

    After Posco’s pullout from the multi-billion-dollar steel projects in India, the world’s leading steel maker ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT), has also decided to pull the plug on its Indian investment plan. Posco was gearing up to construct a 6 million ton steel mill while ArcelorMittal was eyeing a project with an annual capacity to produce 12 million tons of steel. Both companies have cited identical reasons: a weak business more »

  • A Brighter Future for India's Upstream Energy Sector

    By Sarfaraz Khan - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: INDY, PIN, EPI

    India’s leading oil and gas explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp, or ONGC, has recently reported a steep decline in quarterly earnings as it sold its output at significant discounts. The company has been suffering from aging fields as the exploration-related write downs rose by one-third from the same quarter last year to $850 million while depreciation charges doubled to $423 million in the same period. Moreover, Brent crude more »

  • Investing in India - ETFs

    By Siddharth Dalal - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: INP, INDA, INDY, PIN, EPI

    India is one of the major emerging market economies. The Indian stock market is well established and the roots of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) go all the way back to the mid 1800s, making it the oldest in Asia. It is the 10th largest stock exchange in the world by market cap, and the No. 1 in the world based on number of listed companies - around 5,000. The more »

  • Pinpoint Exposure ETFs: India

    By Nathaniel Matherson - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: INCO, INXX, SMIN, INDY

    If you are looking to spice up your portfolio with a few emerging market exchange traded funds you are in the right place. In this article I focus in on India specifically as recently the country has been a hot area for investment. Foreign institutional investment came in over $20 billion in 2012 which is the second highest calender year number since 1993. The inflows were helped by global quantitative more »

  • Tata’s New Leader Will Steer Through Muddy Waters

    By Peter Pham - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: QGEM, INDA, INDY, TTM, WIT

    After transforming Tata Group into India’s largest industrial conglomerate with its footprint across the globe, its chairman Ratan Tata has stepped down. Cyrus Mistry, the new chairman will now be in charge of this global $100 billion company with operations in more than eighty countries spread across six continents. Under Ratan Tata, Tata Steel, the biggest Indian steel company, bought its Anglo-Dutch rival Corus for $12.1 billion while more »

  • Invest Like a Hipster

    By Calla Hummel - December 28, 2012 | Tickers: BREW, INDY, PBR, URBN | Editor's Choice

    Hipsters get a lot of flak for being jaded consumers cannibalizing past generations’ creativity. Regardless of your animosity towards or uncomfortable resemblance to the constantly changing hipster stereotype, we all admit that this group of twenty-something wannabes is on top of nearly every consumer trend in the country. Remember when you made fun of your awkwardly sarcastic cousin for wearing grandma’s 1950s era glasses? Every designer has since put more »

  • Investing in Emerging Markets: INDIA

    By Anmol Singh - July 10, 2012 | Tickers: DNKN, SCIN, HDB, IBN, INFY, INDY, PIN, SBUX, TTM

    True Diversification Requires diversification accross the Globe. Investing in emerging markets can be very rewarding if done correctly but at the same time can damage any portfolio if done without research and homework. In this article i wish to give a brief about investing in emerging markets and why i think, India is one of the best emerging market plays.