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Herd Effect on Global Investing

We recently asked why aren’t you investing offshore. US markets are overpriced and Europe and other regions may have more room to grow.
Buy low and sell high is the age old mantra for investing. With all the hype about bringing jobs back home, reducing taxes and spending on infrastructure, the best deals in stocks today are not in the USA but in foreign markets. Why aren’t you investing offshore?
But can you really get better results outside of the USA? Harvard Business School discusses the issue and says that global investments are still a good bet but there is more to […]

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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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Are German Stocks Really Going Up?

Business Insider reports as German stocks hit a record and the Euro falls to its lowest in a dozen years. Considering the fall of the Euro are German stocks really going up? InsiderFinance: Level the Playing Field European stocks rallied Monday on optimism over quantitative easing in the eurozone, with Frankfurt topping 12,000 points for […]

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Brazilian Bankruptcy

OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes filed papers in Brazilian bankruptcy court. The company is controlled by Eike Batista, who once seemed on track to become the richest man in the world. This Brazilian bankruptcy is the largest in Latin American history. Batista and his company were unable to come to an agreement with creditors for […]

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Chinese Growth and Social Stability

China has what the ruling Communist Party calls managed capitalism. You may be considering either direct investment in China or purchase of Chinese stocks as ADRs on US exchanges. When the state has such a strong hand in the economy, fundamental analysis requires that you understand the basic goals of the rulers of the country. […]

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Time for Middle East Investment

Chaos seems to reign from the waters of the Nile to the Fertile Crescent and onwards to the seat of the old Ottoman Empire. If we believe the old adage about investing things are at their worst it may be time for Middle East investment. Civil war continues to rage in Syria. Iran still seems […]

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Fiscal Cliff Fight Investment Losses

Despite the very public agreement to extend middle class tax cuts and increase taxes on the very rich, the fiscal cliff fight continues. Our concern in this investment column is fiscal cliff fight investment losses. One bright spot for those who believe in the right for parents to pass their wealth on to their heirs […]

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Investing in Foreign Stocks

In our article, Three Good Offshore Investment Ideas, we suggest that one opportunity for offshore investment is to find companies that work offshore. Another viable option is investing in foreign stocks. The easiest way to do this is with American Depository Receipts, ADR’s. How to invest in stocks from offshore companies is to invest in […]

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