Global Markets 101: Developed, Emerging & Frontier Markets
The Four Largest Emerging Markets
Discover the four largest emerging market economies and how to invest in them the smart way.
What is the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V)?
Learn what the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) is, what kinds of companies are listed on it, and how investors can purchase stock on it.
Japan's Lost Decade: Brief History & Lessons
Learn about the causes and ramifications of Japan's lost decade, as well as some lessons to be learned from the country's turmoil.
Understanding and Managing Political Risk
Before investing in any country, it's important to have a firm grasp of its economy, demographics, government and political situation. We'll take a closer look at political risk and how it affects your international investments.
Top Emerging Market Economies
Emerging markets used to be a somewhat obscure niche of the international investing world. Not anymore. These rapidly developing countries are playing an increasingly important role in the global economic system. In fact, more than half of global economic growth is now driven by emerging markets. These countries have also offered some of the most spectacular investment returns in recent years.
World Bank Country Classifications
Learn how the World Bank uses measures of national income to classify more than 180 countries as developed, emerging, or somewhere in between.
FTSE Country Classifications
What's an emerging market? To some extent, it depends who you ask. Leading index provider FTSE explains its classification system for "emerging" and "developed" markets.
Economic Growth Around the World
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has a slick interactive map on their site that lets you compare economic growth rates of countries all around the world.
Goldman Sachs' BRIC Research
Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill first popularized the notion of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) and their impact on the global economy. Since its initial report in 2003, O'Neill group has followed up with additional research on BRICs and other emerging economies worth watching.