International Investing: Most Popular Articles
Learn how to calculate and pay taxes on foreign investments, as well as how to file for a foreign tax credit or deduction.
Learn what currency risk is and how you can manage it using ETFs.
Learn what a bail-in entails and how they are used as an alternative to bail-outs to save troubled institutions.
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.
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.
Discover the benefits, risks and most effective ways to invest in foreign currency.
Discover what austerity measures are, their effects on economies and key debates surrounding their use.
Learn how to evaluate a country's risk by looking at both qualitative and quantitative factors.
Learn how to quickly and easily find and calculate currency exchange rates.
Learn how to analyze and buy Russian stocks and all about the Russian Trading System (RTS).
Discover what constitutes a developing country, explore some examples, and find out how they differ from developed countries and frontier markets.
Discover how globalization effects governments and investors both in a positive and negative way, as well as some overall trends to consider.
Investing in foreign countries has never been easier with internationally-focused ETFs and mutual funds, but is it right for you?
Discover what constitutes a newly industrialized country, some common characteristics/examples, and how to gain exposure to them with ETFs and ADRs.
Investing in China can be more complicated that it sounds. Chinese stocks come in a variety of share classes - A shares, B shares, H shares and New York-listed Chinese companies.
Learn about Germany's DAX 30 index and its growing importance for international investors.
Discover how to invest in Malaysia from its stock market to its real estate.
Discover how McDonalds' Big Macs have been used as a measurement for purchasing power parity.
Learn all about the Swiss currency, its status as a safe-haven currency, and how you can easily invest in it.
Learn the best ways to invest in Canada's stocks and bonds, from ETFs and ADRs to foreign-listed shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and more.
Learn the past, present and future of reserve currency, from Bretton Woods to the Chinese yuan's emerging global status.
Learn how interest rate arbitrage is used to capitalize on the difference between currencies.
Discover what bank reserve ratios are and how they affect stocks and bonds.
Discover what the MSCI ACWI is and how investors can use it to diversify globally.
Learn what the debt-to-GDP ratio is and what it means for investors.
Learn about foreign direct investment and how it impacts international investors.
Learn what sovereign bonds are, how they are priced, and how to purchase them.
Learn how to invest in Africa's promising economies with ETFs.
Learn what deflation is and how it affects stocks and bonds.
Discover the origins of the eurozone crisis and some potential solutions proposed by eurozone leaders that could solve the problems.
Discover how to invest in Saudi Arabia the easy way with a number of different exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Discover how George Soros became famous breaking the Bank of England in what ultimately became known as Black Wednesday.
Ready to pick your own international stocks? With American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), investing in foreign companies is as easy as buying shares of IBM or Coca-Cola. Here you'll learn all about ADRs, the best places to find information on ADRs, how foreign currencies affect ADR returns, dividends, tax considerations and more.
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.
Learn what emerging markets are and how to find the best investment opportunities.
International investing can be a tricky endeavor. This article will look at three easy ways to diversify your portfolio into foreign markets.
Discover the causes, resolution and lessons of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.
Discover why Brazil has become one of the most attractive destinations for international investors.
Learn how to use Canada's SEDAR system to research Canadian stocks, bonds and investment funds.
Learn about the causes and ramifications of Japan's lost decade, as well as some lessons to be learned from the country's turmoil.
Instead of going out of business, countries are faced with a number of options and often simple restructure their debt instead of not paying it at all.
Learn about Europe's three largest indices, as well as some alternatives that investors may want to consider.
Learn why Chinese currency is growing in importance around the world and discover how you can invest in it.
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.
Learn everything you need to know about France's CAC 40 Index and how to invest in it.
Learn what LTRO stands for and how it's used by the European Central Bank to provide liquidity to banks and lower bond yields to countries.
Discover what currency interventions are, when they've occurred in the past, and what they mean for investors.
Discover the four largest emerging market economies and how to invest in them the smart way.
Discover the best ways to invest in one of the world's most high tech and entrepreneurial economies.
Discover the benefits, risks, and best ways to invest in India.
Discover how to research and invest in China's largest stock market index - the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Shanghai Composite Index.
Learn the best ways to invest in Australia's robust economy through ETFs, ADRs and domestic stocks.
Learn the difference between a recession and a depression.
Learn how to short the euro and bet on the currency's decline using ETFs.
Learn how sovereign ratings are used by investors to determine a country's credit risk and the facts that influence them.
Learn what the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is and how investors can use it to profit.
Learn how to invest in Panama's rapidly growing stock market and real estate market.
Discover Europe's version of the Dow Jones 30 index, strategies for investing and more.
Discover the three best places to look for investor information.
Learn how to invest in Indonesia - one of the only countries to escape the 2008 global economic crisis with robust economic growth.
Discover how budget deficits and surpluses impact international investors and traders around the world.
Learn what NI 43-101 reports are, where to find them, and how to read them in order to evaluate Canadian mineral resources and reserves.
Learn how to invest in Switzerland with ETFs, ADRs or by purchasing individual stocks on the country's two major stock exchanges.
Learn how inflation affects global investments and how investors can hedge against the threat of inflation.
Discover the easiest way to invest in Singapore's robust and growing economy.
Learn about Canada's stock exchange and how to build exposure to in any stock portfolio.
History of MSCI - Morgan Stanley Capital International.
Discover the best ways to invest in Thailand's growing economy using ETFs and ADRs.
Learn how to invest in Germany - Europe's strongest economy - using ETFs and ADRs.
Discover how to invest in Norway's ETFs and ADRs in order to gain exposure to one of Europe's best-performing economies and diversify your portfolio.
Learn how and why to invest in royalty trusts both in the U.S. and abroad.
Learn what sovereign debt is, what it means, where to find it, and how to analyze it.
Discover what gross domestic product (GDP) is and how investors can interpret the readings.
Discover three diversified countries with the most growth potential in 2011 and beyond.
Emerging markets have been on fire in recent years, offering investors some of the best returns available in international markets. In particular, the so-called BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - are playing an increasingly important role in the global economic system. In this section well take a closer look at investing in the BRICs - and beyond.
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.
Background, articles, and links about MSCI EAFE - the Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia and Far East index.
European ETFs offer a great way to diversify almost any stock portfolio, but there are many things to consider when buying them.
Learn all about the FTSE Group, the FTSE indices, and why they are among the most important indices in the world.
Learn how reverse takeovers are becoming a popular way for foreign companies to list in the U.S. and the risks that may entail for investors.
Ready to take the plunge and start diversifying your portfolio with international stocks? Here are five things to keep in mind before you embark on your journey.
Discover the different types of foreign exchange (forex) charts used in trading currencies, where to find them, and how to read them.
Learn the impacts of trade surpluses and deficits on global economics and what they mean for investors.
Discover why Russia is quickly becoming a popular destination for international investors.
Learn about the key differences between IFRS and GAAP reporting standards.
Discover what currency wars are, where they originated, and some examples from the modern era.
Discover the best ways to invest in the Philippines' rapidly growing economy.
Learn all about the term PIIGS and what it means in today's global economic environment.
Learn how to invest in frontier and emerging markets the easy way using ETFs.
Learn OPEC's origins, history and why it matters for investors today.
Learn how to invest in the UK from the ETFs to ADRs to the LSE.
Learn the best ways to invest in China - the world's most populous country.
Discover the benefits and risks of investing in Chile, as well as the best ways to do so using ETFs and ADRs.
Discover the best ways to invest in South Korea - one of Asia's most promising economies.
Discover the 10 most popular foreign stocks trading on U.S. exchanges.
Discover the eleven countries that Goldman Sachs predicts will rapidly grow over the coming years.
Discover how to invest in the world's freest country and one of the best examples of laissez-faire capitalism.
Learn about Canada's TSX 60, its components, and the best ways for U.S. investors to gain exposure.
Learn about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to resolve Japan's macroeconomic problems.
Discover how leading economic indicators provide key short-term insights into economic growth or decline.
Learn about the different types of international ETFs and how to choose the right one for your portfolio.
Learn why and how to invest in Japanese yen with ETFs or in the forex markets.
Learn why China's economy could potentially face a slowdown in the coming years and how you can position your portfolio to mitigate the impact.
Discover what the Eurasian Union is, how it's regulated, and some key concerns for politicians and investors.
Learn what credit default swaps (CDS) are and how they are used as an insurance tool, speculation tool and more.
Learn the most common international investment scams and some warning signs that can keep you in the clear when investing abroad.
Discover how to diversify into global real estate markets using real estate investment trusts (REITs) traded around the world.
Learn about Japan's legendary Nikkei 225 and how to invest in the country's largest stocks.
Should you invest in international funds or pick your own international stocks? This article examines the pros and cons of both approaches.
Learn the top five most important economic statistics for global investors.
Discover how to invest in one of the most resource-rich countries in the world.
Learn all about Peru's economy and the best way for U.S. citizens to invest in it.
Discover what protectionism is and how it affects global investments.
Discover the best ways to invest in Taiwan, one of the world's leading economic gateways to Asia.
Learn what the Fragile Five economies are and why they might be in danger due to their over-reliance on foreign investment.
Learn about Mexico's stock market, the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BVM), and how to invest in it from the United States.
Discover Australia’s Version of the Dow Jones and S&P 500 with the S&P/ASX 50 and the S&P/ASX 200 indexes.
Learn about the $60 trillion shadow banking system, risks associated with it, and how it affects the global financial system.
Learn how to invest in Nigeria with ETFs and ADRs.
Learn what ASEAN is, countries belonging to it, and how to capitalize on the region's growth.
Discover what bund spreads are, where to find them, and how to trade them.
Learn how to find and invest in international bond funds - a great way to diversify almost any investment portfolio.
Learn about the NYSE Euronext - the world's first global stock exchange.
Discover what LIBOR is and what it means for your portfolio.
Learn about Russia's role in the natural gas industry and how U.S. investors can gain exposure by investing in Gazprom.
Learn how investing in dry bulk shipping stocks can broaden your exposure to global trade and diversify your portfolio.
Learn about Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and how U.S. investors can gain exposure to it.
Learn the best way to invest in France with ETFs, ADRs and more.
Discover the best ways to invest in Japan's economy with American Depository Receipts (ADRs).
Discover how to invest in Brazil through its Indice Bovespa.
Discover how to invest in one of the eurozone's most popular economies using ETFs and ADRs.
Discover how hedging is used by institutional investors and commercial entities, as well as how those same strategies can be used by individual investors.
Learn how to find and invest in high quality companies around the world with the Global Dow Index.
Learn what global mutual funds are and where to find the top performers for your portfolio.
Discover how Iceland's banking crisis could hold some lessons for the austerity versus growth argument.
Discover what the carry trade is and how it's used by forex traders and investors.
Discover how Mexico's economy is rapidly growing and how to gain exposure in your portfolio.
Discover how retail sales data impacts a country's economy and investors' prospects.
Learn all about economist Jim O'Neill's MINT countries that are poised to rapidly grow over the coming years due to a combination of demographic and geographic trends.
Learn how to invest in one of the fastest growing regions of the world using ETFs and ADRs.
A list of the major foreign stock market indices around the world divided into regions.
Discover how to find and read Japan's Tankan Survey - the most important economic survey in the country.
Learn how to gain exposure to Canada's largest companies using American Depository Receipts - or ADRs.
Learn about the origins of the euro and how it evolved into the world's second most popular currency after the U.S. dollar.
Discover the best ways to find and invest in French ADRs like Sanofi SA.
Learn all about consumer confidence and its impact on markets around the world.
Learn what sovereign wealth funds are and how they impact international investors.
A look at Argentina's largest stock index, the MERVAL, its components, and how international investors can gain exposure.
Learn about the dynamics of the international bond markets, risks that investors should consider, and the best ways to invest in global bonds.
Learn the history and usage of exchange rate mechanisms for controlling currency valuations around the world.