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Posts Tagged ‘offshore investing’


Pros and Cons of Foreign Investment in Africa

As populations grow in developing nations, infrastructure investment follows. This is especially true in parts of Africa. We wrote about the risks of foreign investment last week. What are the pros and cons of foreign investment in Africa? Wbug.com writes that booming populations are attracting lots of foreign investment.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is in the United States this week for his first face-to-face meeting with President Trump.
One thing that could come up during those meetings is foreign investment in Africa. The continent’s population is expected to double to 2.4 billion by 2050. Both China and the U.S. are investing heavily […]

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What Are the Unique Risks Associated with Foreign Investments?

In our last two articles we asked why aren’t you investing offshore and wondered about a coming European economic boom. But if you are thinking of putting your money to work outside of the USA, what are the unique risks associated with foreign investments and how can you avoid them? Investopedia writes about the three biggest risks that international investors face. These are transaction costs, currency risks and liquidity risks.
The Cost of Investing Offshore
Likely the biggest barriers to investing in international markets are the transaction costs. Although we live in a relatively globalized and connected world, transactions costs can still […]

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Is the European Economy Ready to Boom?

The equity markets always look ahead and right now they are growing tired of waiting for the Trump boom and looking to Europe. According to CNBC Europe is the hot new trade in the stock market.
Amid the political uncertainty of Brexit, mounting social turmoil over immigration and barely there economic growth, Europe has improbably emerged as the hot stocks trade this year.
The postelection rally in U.S. equities is looking tired as gridlock has sapped momentum in Washington. Investors have been looking for a better place to grow cash, and the European market is quickly becoming the favorite target.
“We believe that […]

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Should I Buy Chinese Stocks?

Over the last few decades China converted itself from an isolated state run economy into an economic powerhouse. Along the way many who were able to invest in Chinese companies did well. But the question for new investors is should I buy Chinese stocks today? A glance at an article in Bloomberg Markets indicates that this might not be the time while Chinese stocks fall their most in three weeks as traders bet on a weakening Yuan.
Chinese stocks dropped the most in three weeks, led by industrial companies and small-cap shares, amid concern that a weaker yuan will limit prospects […]

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Foreign Investment in 2016

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Over the long term it can be a good idea to diversify your investments offshore. Because of the tendency for exchange rates to vary up and down, timing can be a major […]

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Investing When Chinese Economic Data Is Faked

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One of the common pitfalls in offshore investment is inaccuracy of the information you use to analyze investments. This may be because you are investing in a third world country that does […]

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Best Countries for Investing Your Money

Invest offshore to diversify your portfolio and take advantage of global growth opportunities. But, what are the best countries for investing your money? Forbes provides a list of countries and suggested investments in a recent article. The first nation on the list is Portugal! 1. Portugal Buy: Global X FTSE Portugal (PGAL) Why: With its […]

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Is It Time to Sell Chinese Stocks?

As Chinese stocks fall the question is if Chinese stocks are heading still lower. The Wall Street Journal reports on the turnaround of Shanghai Composite stock index. After rocketing up last year to rank among the world’s top performers, China’s stock market has turned into a global laggard. The Shanghai Composite has lost 7.2% since […]

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What Does Arming Ukraine Do to Investment in Russia?

The situation in Ukraine continues to worsen. Now the USA wants to send advanced defensive weaponry to Ukraine to counter state of the art Russian armor being used by Russian soldiers posing as Ukrainian separatists. USA today reports that German Chancellor Merkel, on her visit to Washington, believes that if the West arms Ukraine that […]

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Swiss Franc Investment Fallout

If you are a European homeowner, especially in Eastern Europe, who has a mortgage denominated in Swiss francs you are up the proverbial creek without a paddle! The BBC reports that 37% of all mortgages in Poland are denominated in francs and the franc just went up in value by more than twenty percent against […]

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