Tag archives: Emerging Markets

Should You Invest In Fast Growing Economies?

Last update on July 10, 2014.


Many investors assume fast growing economies will have fast growing stock markets. It’s a perfectly rational assumption. After all, you've probably heard investment gurus or fund managers on TV talking about the growth potential of developing countries like Brazil, India, or China. If these economies are destined for huge growth, won’t I see great returns if I invest there?

It turns out that this investment strategy hasn’t worked very well in the past, and probably won’t in the future either. If you’re surprised by this, you’re not the only one. Many people believe that economies and stock markets ...

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Weekend Roundup: Nasdaq Halt, Taper, Emerging Markets, Mortgage Rates

Last update on Aug. 23, 2013.



Every Friday, we bring you noteworthy news articles that affects your investments.

Technical Glitch Halted Trading On Nasdaq For 3 Hours

The little glitch meant that you couldn't buy or sell stocks like Apple for 3 hours. Big deal, right? Well, it is. 6.25 million shares got traded per day on the Nasdaq in 2010, which means that the closure probably prevented tens of millions of dollars worth of trades from going through. This is making investors more nervous about not being able to trade when they need to.

The Federal Reserve Is On Track To Taper ...

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Weekend Roundup: Taper, China, US Economy and Gold

Last update on June 28, 2013.

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On every Friday, we'll bring you noteworthy articles that affects your investments.

Krugman blasted the Fed for the 'taper'

He argues that the Federal Reserve jumped the gun. By indicating that they're thinking about paring back bond purchases, the Fed effectively drove long term interest rates higher at a time when the economy still needs it.

Investors were worried about China's financial sector

In China, not everyone can get a loan from a proper bank. As a result, many Chinese businesses turned to alternative institutions to borrow money. Now, there are fears that the shadow banking system ...

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