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Myths about Emerging Markets

Myths about Emerging Markets

Many emerging markets are actually in much better physical shape than the United States. So for instance, while people think of countries like Indonesia as being highly risky from a fiscal standpoint, Indonesia is actually on much sounder financial footing than the U.S.

Get into Emerging Markets This Year

If you want to increase your future returns while reducing your risk, you should add some emerging-market stocks to your portfolio. It may surprise you that adding riskier, emerging-market assets to a portfolio will reduce overall risk, but it shouldn’t. These markets do not move in lockstep with the U.S. market, which hit a series of all-time highs in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Emerging Markets Grow as America Declines

For any careful investor it’s important to understand not just the current trend but rather where we’re headed. As such, keep an eye toward the future for the growth leaders of tomorrow. Since 2007, emerging markets have been outspending American consumers. Take a look at the charts here to see how the international growth/redistribution of current consumption trends will change the landscape of international business.

Emerging Markets Overseas Bonds Produce Fat Yields

Emerging Markets: Overseas Bonds Produce Fat Yields

Let me warn you up front: You probably won’t like today’s recommendation. It has nothing to do with the stock market. Today, I am going to recommend that you dip your toe into a different market—and buy bonds. I bet not one in 100 readers of this magazine gives the bond market as much attention as he gives to the stock market. And it’s fashionable these days to talk about all bonds as “bad” investments.

Dividends Profits in the Power Sector

Dividends: Profits in the Power Sector

Dividends “pay you” to own a stock…they can give you a regular income and they can help you pick profitable, mature companies that generate lots of cash. My favorite way to “get paid” dividends is in the Brazilian power-generating sector.

These Stocks Have the Best of Both Worlds

These Stocks Have the Best of Both Worlds

Last week, I was at an investor conference in Switzerland. As is typical these days, one of the big topics was investing in the emerging markets.

Russia: A Hidden Gem

Russia: A Hidden Gem

As you know, the last six months haven’t been stellar for the emerging markets. But what you’ve got to understand is that you can’t base your investing decisions on what’s happened in the past. Because the markets don’t care about the past. They care about what will happen in the future.

This Really Is Low Hanging Fruit

This Really Is Low Hanging Fruit

Although you wouldn’t know it from tuning into CNBC or opening the Wall Street Journal, the world is actually in a new “super cycle” of growth.

Where Most of Your Future Portfolio Gains Will Come From

Where Most of Your Future Portfolio Gains Will Come From

The trend is up. This may sound odd. After all, a lot of investors are pretty gloomy these days. In America, house prices continue to head south… about 1 in 10 people remain unemployed… and Washington is in disarray over what to do about its spiraling debt problem.

A New Way to View Overseas Markets

A New Way to View Overseas Markets

Earlier this week, I talked about the most important big trend in the world: the growing pressure on our finite natural resources as populations and wealth grow in the emerging economies. Today, I want to tell about how to play this trend.

Have You Prepared for This Major Event?

Have You Prepared for This Major Event?

What happens next? The answer is nobody knows. But as investors, we’re always trying to answer this elusive question.

A New World Order

A New World Order

My job takes me all over the world. So far this year, I’ve traveled on your behalf to visit Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Brazil. And we’re not even at the halfway point yet!

An Easy Plan for Investing in Overseas Stocks

An Easy Plan for Investing in Overseas Stocks

At International Living Investor we have a simple mission: to help you profit from the world outside of America’s borders. And to do that we look at three specific types of investment.

A Unique Way to Escape a Dying Dollar

A Unique Way to Escape a Dying Dollar

Things have turned ugly for the dollar again. As I told you on Monday, the dollar has been enjoying a short–term rally…rising against other world currencies.

The Next Commodities Bubble is Coming…Sooner Than You Think

The Next Commodities Bubble is Coming…Sooner Than You Think

To hear the mainstream media tell it, the commodities bubble has burst. Don’t you believe it. Commodities prices will be back. In fact, 12 months to 24 months from now, gold, silver and other commodities will be trading at higher prices than they were just a few weeks ago – when they were trading at record levels.

Why Successful Investing All Comes Down to "Integrity"

Why Successful Investing All Comes Down to “Integrity”

Successful overseas investing all comes down to the “integrity” of each country’s business system. You can get a good idea of this by looking at the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, which is published every year.

What the End of the "Age of America" Means for You

What the End of the “Age of America” Means for You

It’s official: The end of the “Age of America” will happen in 2016. That’s when, according the latest forecasts from the IMF, China’s economy will surpass America’s.

S&P Downgrade of U.S. Debt Could Have Dire Consequences

S&P Downgrade of U.S. Debt Could Have Dire Consequences

The U.S. debt crisis became even more urgent when Standard & Poor’s finally downgraded its outlook for U.S. debt. Of the 17 countries that S&P has rated AAA, the U.S. is the only sovereign that carries a negative outlook.

Now Is Still a Great Time to Buy "Anti Dollar" Currencies

Now Is Still a Great Time to Buy “Anti Dollar” Currencies

What’s happening in Europe should be a wake-up call for America. Over the weekend, Finnish voters gave a big boost to its euro-skeptic True Finns party. The party says Finland should stop funding Europe’s “squanderers” – Ireland, Portugal and Greece.

You're Nuts If You Believe Brazil's Naysers

You’re Nuts If You Believe Brazil’s Naysers

Staring at a chalkboard behind the reception desk at my hotel in Campo Grande last night, my Brazilian friend Renato Roscoe let out an audible “tssst. The board showed Brazil’s currency, the real, at R$1.58 versus the dollar. “It’s hard to keep track these days,” said Renato. “The real keeps getting stronger against the dollar. This is crazy.”

3 Ways to Get Rich from Obama’s New Trade Deals

3 Ways to Get Rich from Obama’s New Trade Deals

House Republicans are steamrolling President Obama to submit three pending free-trade deals. This is great news for the three key emerging markets involved.

Two More Simple Rules to Beat the Market

Two More Simple Rules to Beat the Market

On Saturday, I shared with you the first three of my five simple investing rules that can dramatically boost your performance and potentially beat the stock market by following five simple rules.

Beat the Stock Market by Following 5 Simple Rules

Beat the Stock Market by Following 5 Simple Rules

Most investors operate on some variation of the “set it and forget it strategy.” And that’s why – more often than not – they’re surprised by the terrible things that happen to their money when the stock market stumbles.

Read This Before You Invest in China...

Read This Before You Invest in China…

I recently came across some “intel” on China. It comes via a source I met while I was on my recent investment scouting trip to Southeast Asia.

The 3 Best "Anti Dollar" Currencies to Own Now

The 3 Best “Anti Dollar” Currencies to Own Now

I don’t like to lose money. Losing money hurts because finding money in the first place usually means you have to work for it. Think of all those early morning starts and traffic jams on the way into the office.

These Markets Could Triple Over the Next Few Years

These Markets Could Triple Over the Next Few Years

The developed economies are marked by two key conditions right now: cheap money and excessive government debt. This is mostly a response to the financial crisis that struck in 2007. America, Europe and Japan had accumulated large debt loads before the crisis. But their debt loads grew even bigger, as governments there tried to borrow and spend their way out of recession.

An Easy Way to Double Your Stock Market Returns

An Easy Way to Double Your Stock Market Returns

Today, I’m going to share with you something that’s helped some of the world’s richest people build and preserve wealth. In fact, it is one of the most important insights into how to be a successful investor that I’ve ever come across.

You Have No Choice But to Buy Canada

You Have No Choice But to Buy Canada

On Wednesday, I said many American would-be retirees were “dead men walking” unless they took immediate steps to shore up their retirement accounts. That’s because most Americans haven’t saved enough for a comfortable retirement in the U.S

My Personal Strategy for Investing in the Emerging Markets

My Personal Strategy for Investing in the Emerging Markets

Let me level with you. This year has been real doozy for the emerging markets. Rising inflation and unrest in the Arab world have seriously spooked emerging market investors. This is reflected in the chart below. It plots the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE:EEM) against the S&P 500.

If Your Savings Are in Dollars, You Need to See This Chart

If Your Savings Are in Dollars, You Need to See This Chart

Since the end of World War II the U.S. dollar has been hands down the safest form of money in the world. And in times of trouble, investors have flocked to the dollar as a “safe haven.”

Sell Your U.S. Stocks Now… Buy This Instead

Sell Your U.S. Stocks Now… Buy This Instead

How do you make money in the markets? Buy low. Sell high. I don’t care how many times you hear this. It’s a lot harder to do than you think.

Introducing The Next Emerging-Market Superstars

Introducing the Next Emerging-Market Superstars

What I’m about to say may sound overly simplistic. But as an investor you want to put your money where the growth is. And right now the growth is not in America. It’s overseas.

This Could Crash the Global Economy…Overnight

This Could Crash the Global Economy…Overnight

Is your television turned on? Are you watching the protests in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen? Have you seen where this all leads? And how it could bring the world economy to its knees in a matter of hours?

The Sneaky Way China Is Hiding Its Soaring Inflation

The Sneaky Way China Is Hiding Its Soaring Inflation

China is cooking the books on inflation. This is hardly surprising. The Chinese leadership knows too-high inflation has the potential to cause serious social unrest. So it’s doing all it can to convince people that it has inflation under control.

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