Africa: Opportunity Beyond the S in BRICS
Investors considering going a bit farther afield than EU countries, Japan and other developed markets might want to consider Africa—and not just South Africa.
Are Diamonds the New Gold?
Tight supply, growing demand, a coming ETF and a new exchange for investment-grade diamonds may add sparkle to a gem that has resisted commoditization.
New ETF From Global X Indicates Growing Investor Interest in Mongolia
The low road could offer a massive boost to Mongolia’s economy and a new ETF—especially if laws are poised to change again.
Australia's Economy Continues To Grow, With No Recession In Sight
The Commonwealth of Australia, which only became a country in 1901—when its six original colonies federated—has capitalized on its vast natural resources to become a prosperous place.
Metal Gets Less Precious
Never mind that gold is posting year-to-date losses and never mind that gold mining stocks are already in a bear market. Is this the start of bad things to come for gold investors?
Gold Is Political, Platinum Industrial, Diamonds Are Forever
Politics and the economy are facets in the allure of the precious; investors beware.
Myanmar: Once Known for Rubies, Now an Investment Hotspot
Previously best known as Burma and for its rubies, Myanmar is now presenting international investors with ripe opportunities as the country shakes off the yoke of a military dictatorship.
Gems, Metals Gleam
Factor Advisors launched three new equity ETFs that invest in stocks linked to gemstones and metals mining.
China to Push Growth at Home and Abroad
China spent a good part of 2012 battling an economic slowdown and accusations of political corruption, as well as preparing for the handover of power that comes once every ten years. But toward the end of the year, and after seven straight quarters of slowing, the Chinese economy once again...
The Commodity Wave
As an asset class, commodities have always been like Rodney Dangerfield; they can’t get any respect.