Getting Started in International Investing
How to Become a Global Investor
Learn how to become a global macro investor and profit from everything from interest rate decisions to elections around the world.
The Eurozone Crisis
Discover the origins of the eurozone crisis and some potential solutions proposed by eurozone leaders that could solve the problems.
Common Mistakes With International Diversification
Learn why simply purchasing international stocks, bonds and ETFs may not be enough to effectively diversify and how you can ensure proper international diversification.
Trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
Learn about Canada's stock exchange and how to build exposure to in any stock portfolio.
Black Wednesday: George Soros' Bet Against Britain
Discover how George Soros became famous breaking the Bank of England in what ultimately became known as Black Wednesday.
What is Protectionism?
Discover what protectionism is and how it affects global investments.
What are Bund Spreads?
Discover what bund spreads are, where to find them, and how to trade them.
Turkish Economic Crisis of 2000-2001
Discover why Turkey's economic crisis occurred, how others can prevent the same from happening, and the impact on international investors.
What Are Shadow Banking Systems?
Learn about the $60 trillion shadow banking system, risks associated with it, and how it affects the global financial system.
How to Find and Read Japan's Tankan Survey
Discover how to find and read Japan's Tankan Survey - the most important economic survey in the country.
Consumer Confidence and Its Impact on the Markets
Learn all about consumer confidence and its impact on markets around the world.
What is the European Stability Mechanism (ESM)?
Discover the eurozone's long-term solution to the sovereign debt crisis.
NYSE Euronext: The World’s First Global Exchange
Learn about the NYSE Euronext - the world's first global stock exchange.
Measuring & Managing Investment Risks
Learn how to measure and manage investment risks in international portfolios.
What Happens When a Country Defaults?
Learn what happens when a country defaults.
What is the Big Mac Index?
Discover how McDonalds' Big Macs have been used as a measurement for purchasing power parity.
What are Leading Economic Indicators?
Discover how leading economic indicators provide key short-term insights into economic growth or decline.
Investing in Global Commodities
Learn how commodities fit into a global investment portfolio and the easiest ways to add exposure to yours.
Dry Bulk Shipping: Investing in Global Trade
Learn how investing in dry bulk shipping stocks can broaden your exposure to global trade and diversify your portfolio.
What’s the Difference between a Recession and a Depression?
Learn the difference between a recession and a depression.
Foreign Tax Credits for Dividend Stocks
Learn how to apply for U.S. tax credits to offset foreign taxes paid on international dividend stocks, as well as money-saving advice to keep in mind.
What is the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)
Learn what the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is and how investors can use it to profit.
What is Austerity?
Discover what austerity measures are, their effects on economies and key debates surrounding their use.
Should You Invest in International Stocks or Funds?
Should you invest in international funds or pick your own international stocks? This article examines the pros and cons of both approaches.
Frontier Markets: New Opportunities Around the World
Frontier markets represent the next generation of emerging market opportunities. Learn what constitutes frontier markets and how to invest in them.
Build a Solid and Diversified Portfolio with BRICs
Learn how to invest in four of the world's most promising emerging markets - Brazil, Russia, India and China.
The Top Five Things to Know About International Investing
International investing is subject that covers a lot of ground - quite literally the whole world. But there are a few key things that you need to know before getting started. Here are the top five things that I think every investor should know about international markets.
How to Calculate and Pay Taxes on Foreign Investments
Learn how to calculate and pay taxes on foreign investments, as well as how to file for a foreign tax credit or deduction.
How Much International Exposure Should You Have?
Before getting started in foreign investing, you need to decide how much of your portfolio to allocate to international markets. While each investor's situation may differ, we'll take a look at some of the guidelines that can help you make an informed decision.
Currencies and International Investing
International investing can be more complicated than investing at home for many reasons. One of the biggest differences is the impact of foreign exchange rates. In some cases, currency fluctuations can determine whether your investments are winners or losers.
The Best Ways to Invest in Foreign Markets
International investing used to be something that was all but impossible for small investors to do without the help of a professional. In recent years, there has been an explosion of investment products that help small investors tap into foreign markets. Whether you do your own stock picking, or invest in a professionally-managed fund, there are more choices than ever.
SEC Guide to International Investing
The Securities and Exchange Commission publishes a helpful guide for beginners that explains some of the risks of international investing.
Greycourt Global White Paper
Greycourt & Co., a Pittsburgh-based wealth management firm, takes a fresh look at the case for global investing and its evolution over the years in this easy-to-read research paper.
International Investing and Taxes
While the rewards of international investing far outweigh the tax consequences, there are a few things you need to be aware of before plunging in. This article from the Chicago Tribune provides a good introduction to the tax implications of international stocks and funds.