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  • Can This Russian Energy Firm Become an International Oil Major?

    By Sarfaraz Khan - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: OGZPY.PK, ERUS, RSX

    The Russian energy behemoth and the world’s biggest listed oil company in terms of production and reserves, Rosneft, aims to compete with the big boys of the energy industry, such as ExxonMobil and Chevron . Within two years, it wants to increase its market cap by more than 60% to nearly $120 billion, which would make it almost as big as the European oil major BP.

    Besides oil, Rosneft also more »

  • BP: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    By Sarfaraz Khan - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: BP, ERUS, RSX

    The European oil major BP (NYSE: BP) recently released its quarterly results. The performance follows the mammoth deal with Russian oil giant Rosneft, which is the seventh-largest holding in the Market Vector Russia ETF (NYSEMKT: RSX) and the ninth-largest in the iShares MSCI Russia Capped Index Fund (NYSEMKT: ERUS). However, the ghosts from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continue to haunt BP’s investors. Let's take a look more »

  • Russia Looks Rich and Cheap

    By Victor Lai - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: ERUS, RSX, RBL

    Russia has much more to offer than stiff vodka and comaraderie.

  • Indonesia & Russia Wax Brazilian

    By Nick Slepko - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: RSX, BRF, IDX, IDXJ

    After spending over half a century pioneering commodities and other global investments, Van Eck Global has spent the last several years developing exchange-traded products and become the fifth largest ETP provider in the US (and the eighth largest worldwide).  Building off their experience developing USD 25 billion in ETFs, their Market Vectors team discusses their reasoning and outlook on the future of frontier and emerging market opportunities.

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  • Foreign ETFs Provide Protection and Opportunity: BRICS Edition

    By Nihar Patel - October 10, 2012 | Tickers: BRXX, BKF, EZA, RSX, BRF, GXC, EPI

    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 »

  • The XOM Mystique

    By Peter Pham - May 16, 2012 | Tickers: XOM, RSX

    In the America of 2012 there are few companies that are as polarizing as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM).  Memories of the Valdez spill, the endless wars involving the petroleum trade and XOM’s seemingly unassailable revenue generation infuriate those who hate oil as a fuel source as well as those critics of U.S. foreign policy which seems hell-bent on protecting XOM’s interests at the expense of anyone that stands more »

  • Vietnam’s Oil & Gas Boomtown

    By Peter Pham - May 1, 2012 | Tickers: COP, OGZPY.PK, RSX

    Vung Tau, with a population of just under 1 million people, is the heart of Vietnam’s growing Oil and Gas Industry, which is fueling a boom that is nearly unbelievable in its pace.  Located in the southeastern part of Vietnam, near to Ho Chi Minh City, it is also the home of a large portion of the country’s electric power, supplying nearly 40% of the country’s power more »

  • How Sustainable is China's Growth?

    By Peter Pham - April 24, 2012 | Tickers: FXI, RSX, VNM

    Lost in all of the discussion about China’s rise to the top of the economic mountain has been the sustainability of said rise.  In looking over history we see periods of hundreds of years where a particular society or nation dominates the global economy of the time:  the British in the 17th through early 20th centuries, the U.S. for the past century are the two most more »