Time to Retire the Idea of Retirement
Americans are not saving enough, the economy provides less opportunity and ceasing work has all sorts of ill effects personally and socially.
Mongolia Counters Slowing Economy With Samurai Bonds
The ongoing and acrimonious dispute with mining company Rio Tinto has caused the formerly red-hot economy of Mongolia to slow alarmingly.
Shanghai Free Trade Zone Could Challenge Hong Kong
There is a lot of action following China’s approval of a free trade zone in Shanghai. While not all of it is good, opportunity lies ahead.
Top Portfolio Products: Vanguard Takes Another Shot in ETF Fee War
Vanguard cuts fees on its 500 Index Fund ETF via a reverse share split, and Franklin Templeton launches two new global funds.
Fossil Fuels: More International Investment Risk Than Opportunity?
Investors need to tread carefully as opportunities shift and risks surface.
Equity Envy: Should Investors in Global Stocks Shift to U.S. Equities?
U.S.-only stock investors may be the subject of equity envy with their globally invested peers, but to load up on American while ignoring international may be a bad idea, says a GersteinFisher report.
Investing in Romania: Good Reform, but Struggling With the Old
Mark Mobius recently blogged about a visit to Romania, saying that the country exhibits both the progress and the problems inherent in a globalizing economy.
Is India Turning a Corner?
Only three years ago, India was shaking off the effects of the global financial crisis better than most, but today India is going through a surprise soft patch that cannot be blamed purely on externalities.
Investors Head for Exits, Fearing QE Pullback
Global markets are on a downward trend because of numerous concerns, including the possibility that central banks will ease off their stimulus programs.
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.