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The Unemployment Rate & Other Labor...
Learn about important labor market indicators, like the unemployment rate, and how to interpret them when investing in the U.S. or abroad.
How Goverment Bail-ins Save Institutions
Learn what a bail-in entails and how they are used as an alternative to bail-outs to save troubled institutions.
How to Invest in Africa
Learn how to invest in Africa's promising economies with ETFs.
Beginner's Guide to Investing in Foreign Currency
Discover the benefits, risks and most effective ways to invest in foreign currency.
Globalization & Its Impact On Economic Growth
Discover how globalization effects governments and investors both in a positive and negative way, as well as some overall trends to consider.
How to Read & Calculate Exchange Rates
Learn how to quickly and easily find and calculate currency exchange rates.
What Happens if China's Economy Slows Down?
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.
Beginner's Guide to Buying Russian Stocks
Learn how to analyze and buy Russian stocks and all about the Russian Trading System (RTS).
Investing in South Africa
Learn how to invest in Africa's largest economy and what risks to watch out for when doing so.
What are Emerging Markets?
Learn what emerging markets are and how to find the best investment opportunities.
What is Brazil's Indice Bovespa?
Discover how to invest in Brazil through its Indice Bovespa.
​Do Socialists Outperform Capitalists in...
Learn how socialism may be good for economies in some situations but why investors should look beyond the surface for real answers.
How to Manage Currency Risk
Learn what currency risk is and how you can manage it using ETFs.
How to Find and Read Forex Charts
Discover the different types of foreign exchange (forex) charts used in trading currencies, where to find them, and how to read them.
A Guide to Investing in Newly Industrialized...
Discover what constitutes a newly industrialized country, some common characteristics/examples, and how to gain exposure to them with ETFs and ADRs.
3 Negative Impacts of Austerity Measures
Discover what austerity measures are, their effects on economies and key debates surrounding their use.
2 Easy Ways to Invest in Foreign Markets
International investing can be a tricky endeavor. This article will look at three easy ways to diversify your portfolio into foreign markets.
An International Investor's Guide to Political...
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.
What Happens When a Country Defaults on its Debt?
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.
Are You Eligible for a Foreign Tax Credit?
Learn how to calculate and pay taxes on foreign investments, as well as how to file for a foreign tax credit or deduction.
Should You Invest in Foreign Countries?
Investing in foreign countries has never been easier with internationally-focused ETFs and mutual funds, but is it right for you?
What is Germany's DAX 30 Index?
Learn about Germany's DAX 30 index and its growing importance for international investors.
How to Short the Euro
Learn how to short the euro and bet on the currency's decline using ETFs.
Trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
Learn about Canada's stock exchange and how to build exposure to in any stock portfolio.
How to Protect Your Dividends with Foreign Tax...
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.
Important Characteristics of Developing Countries
Discover what constitutes a developing country, explore some examples, and find out how they differ from developed countries and frontier markets.
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.
Investment in Malaysia from A to Z
Discover how to invest in Malaysia from its stock market to its real estate.
Investing in China - Types of Chinese Stocks
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.
Invest in Canada: Buying Canadian Stocks and...
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.
Top 4 Emerging Market Economies
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.
Swiss Currency: How to Invest in & Buy...
Learn all about the Swiss currency, its status as a safe-haven currency, and how you can easily invest in it.
What is Deflation?
Learn what deflation is and how it affects stocks and bonds.
What is Foreign Direct Investment?
Learn about foreign direct investment and how it impacts international investors.
What are Sovereign Bonds?
Learn what sovereign bonds are, how they are priced, and how to purchase them.
Investor's Guide to the Most Popular All-World...
Discover what the MSCI ACWI is and how investors can use it to diversify globally.
What is ASEAN and Who Belongs to It?
Learn what ASEAN is, countries belonging to it, and how to capitalize on the region's growth.
How to Evaluate Country Risk
Learn how to evaluate a country's risk by looking at both qualitative and quantitative factors.
What Investors Should Know About the "Fragile...
Learn what the Fragile Five economies are and why they might be in danger due to their over-reliance on foreign investment.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in India
Discover the benefits, risks, and best ways to invest in India.
Royalty Trusts and How to Invest in Them
Learn how and why to invest in royalty trusts both in the U.S. and abroad.
The Top Five Things to Know About International...
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.
What is a NI 43-101 Report?
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.
What is a LTRO – Long-term Refinancing...
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.
About ADRs - Understanding American Depositary...
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.
What Caused the Eurozone Debt Crisis?
Discover the origins of the eurozone crisis and some potential solutions proposed by eurozone leaders that could solve the problems.
A Guide to Investing in Australia
Learn the best ways to invest in Australia's robust economy through ETFs, ADRs and domestic stocks.
What Is Interest Rate Arbitrage?
Learn how interest rate arbitrage is used to capitalize on the difference between currencies.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Brazil
Discover why Brazil has become one of the most attractive destinations for international investors.
Investing in Saudi Arabia
Discover how to invest in Saudi Arabia the easy way with a number of different exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
A Guide to Investing in the Philippines
Discover the best ways to invest in the Philippines' rapidly growing economy.
A Guide to Investing in Germany
Learn how to invest in Germany - Europe's strongest economy - using ETFs and ADRs.
What is MSCI EAFE?
Background, articles, and links about MSCI EAFE - the Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia and Far East index.
What is the Debt-to-GDP Ratio?
Learn what the debt-to-GDP ratio is and what it means for investors.
What are the FTSE 100, DAX and CAC 40?
Learn about Europe's three largest indices, as well as some alternatives that investors may want to consider.
What's the Future of Reserve Currency?
Learn the past, present and future of reserve currency, from Bretton Woods to the Chinese yuan's emerging global status.
How to Invest in Chile
Discover the benefits and risks of investing in Chile, as well as the best ways to do so using ETFs and ADRs.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Russia
Discover why Russia is quickly becoming a popular destination for international investors.
How the Big Mac Index Works
Discover how McDonalds' Big Macs have been used as a measurement for purchasing power parity.
Investing in Panama
Learn how to invest in Panama's rapidly growing stock market and real estate market.
European ETFs: The Easiest Way to Invest in...
European ETFs offer a great way to diversify almost any stock portfolio, but there are many things to consider when buying them.
Canada’s TSX 60 Stock Market Index
Learn about Canada's TSX 60, its components, and the best ways for U.S. investors to gain exposure.
What is GDP & What Does It Mean?
Discover what gross domestic product (GDP) is and how investors can interpret the readings.
How to Invest in Indonesia
Learn how to invest in Indonesia - one of the only countries to escape the 2008 global economic crisis with robust economic growth.
What are Sovereign Ratings?
Learn how sovereign ratings are used by investors to determine a country's credit risk and the facts that influence them.
A Guide to Investing in Singapore
Discover the easiest way to invest in Singapore's robust and growing economy.
Guide to China’s Shanghai Composite Index
Discover how to research and invest in China's largest stock market index - the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Shanghai Composite Index.
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.
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.
Guide to Investing in Norway
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.
How George Soros Broke the Bank of England
Discover how George Soros became famous breaking the Bank of England in what ultimately became known as Black Wednesday.
A Guide to Investing in South Korea
Discover the best ways to invest in South Korea - one of Asia's most promising economies.
Investing in Global Inflation-Linked Bonds...
Global inflation-linked bonds shield bondholders from many of the risks associated with rising inflation making them a very important portion of any diversified portfolio.
Top 10 Most Popular Foreign Stocks
Discover the 10 most popular foreign stocks trading on U.S. exchanges.
What is the EURO STOXX 50?
Discover Europe's version of the Dow Jones 30 index, strategies for investing and more.
How to Invest in Switzerland
Learn how to invest in Switzerland with ETFs, ADRs or by purchasing individual stocks on the country's two major stock exchanges.
What is Sovereign Debt?
Learn what sovereign debt is, what it means, where to find it, and how to analyze it.
Trade Deficits, Surpluses & Impacts on...
Learn the impacts of trade surpluses and deficits on global economics and what they mean for investors.
FTSE - What is the FTSE & Why it Matters
Learn all about the FTSE Group, the FTSE indices, and why they are among the most important indices in the world.
How to Invest in the UK
Learn how to invest in the UK from the ETFs to ADRs to the LSE.
A Guide to Investing in Israel
Discover the best ways to invest in one of the world's most high tech and entrepreneurial economies.
International REITs: Easily Invest in Foreign...
Discover how to diversify into global real estate markets using real estate investment trusts (REITs) traded around the world.
The 3 Countries With the Most Growth Potential
Discover three diversified countries with the most growth potential in 2011 and beyond.
What is a Currency Intervention?
Discover what currency interventions are, when they've occurred in the past, and what they mean for investors.
Top 3 Best Sources of Investor Information
Discover the three best places to look for investor information.
Chinese Currency – From Yuan to Renminbi
Learn why Chinese currency is growing in importance around the world and discover how you can invest in it.
A Guide to Investing in Hong Kong
Discover how to invest in the world's freest country and one of the best examples of laissez-faire capitalism.
A Guide to Investing in Taiwan
Discover the best ways to invest in Taiwan, one of the world's leading economic gateways to Asia.
What is France's CAC 40 Index?
Learn everything you need to know about France's CAC 40 Index and how to invest in it.
How to Use Canada's SEDAR
Learn how to use Canada's SEDAR system to research Canadian stocks, bonds and investment funds.
3 Important Emerging Market Bond Indexes to Know
Discover the three most influential emerging market bond indexes in the market and what they mean for individual investors when selecting funds.
Budget Deficits, Surpluses & Impacts on...
Discover how budget deficits and surpluses impact international investors and traders around the world.
The Best Ways to Invest in Foreign Markets
When it comes to international investing, small investors have more choices than ever. Learn more about the best ways that you can get started in foreign investing today.
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.
What was the Asian Financial Crisis?
Discover the causes, resolution and lessons of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.
A Guide to Investing in Mexico
Discover how Mexico's economy is rapidly growing and how to gain exposure in your portfolio.
The S&P/ASX 200 and Other Australian Indexes
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.
What is a Bank Reserve Ratio?
Discover what bank reserve ratios are and how they affect stocks and bonds.
Japan’s Currency: How To Invest In & Buy...
Learn why and how to invest in Japanese yen with ETFs or in the forex markets.
History of Morgan Stanley Capital International...
MSCI is one of the most common acronyms that you’ll encounter as you begin to explore the world of international investing.
Guide to Investing in Thailand
Discover the best ways to invest in Thailand's growing economy using ETFs and ADRs.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in China
Learn the best ways to invest in China - the world's most populous country.
The Effects of Inflation on Global Investments
Learn how inflation affects global investments and how investors can hedge against the threat of inflation.
What are Leading Economic Indicators?
Discover how leading economic indicators provide key short-term insights into economic growth or decline.
What are the Next Eleven?
Discover the eleven countries that Goldman Sachs predicts will rapidly grow over the coming years.
IFRS versus GAAP: A Comparison of Reporting...
Learn about the key differences between IFRS and GAAP reporting standards.
Guide to Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index
Learn about Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and how U.S. investors can gain exposure to it.
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...
Learn the difference between a recession and a depression.
Argentina’s Mercado de Valores (MERVAL)...
A look at Argentina's largest stock index, the MERVAL, its components, and how international investors can gain exposure.
Should You Invest in International Stocks or...
Should you invest in international funds or pick your own international stocks? This article examines the pros and cons of both approaches.
What is the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)
Learn what the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is and how investors can use it to profit.
What are the PIIGS?
Learn all about the term PIIGS and what it means in today's global economic environment.
What is the Japanese Nikkei 225?
Learn about Japan's legendary Nikkei 225 and how to invest in the country's largest stocks.
A Guide to Investing in Sweden
Discover the best ways to invest in one of the world's strongest economies that combines elements of capitalism and socialism.
What are Bund Spreads?
Discover what bund spreads are, where to find them, and how to trade them.
Iceland’s Financial Crisis & Lessons
Discover how Iceland's banking crisis could hold some lessons for the austerity versus growth argument.
The Four Largest Emerging Markets
Discover the four largest emerging market economies and how to invest in them the smart way.
How to Invest in Currency ETFs
Learn why currencies fluctuate and how to speculate on or hedge against those fluctuations with currency ETFs
A Guide to Investing in Poland
Discover the best ways to invest in one of the European Union's most promising members.
How to Buy Euros for Investors
Discover how investors can buy euros using ETFs or more directly in the forex market.
Business Cycles: Booms, Busts & Everything...
Learn how to identify and interpret business cycles in order to increase risk-adjusted returns in any market conditions.
What is OPEC & Why It Matters
Learn OPEC's origins, history and why it matters for investors today.
What is a Nation's Money Supply?
Discover what money supply means, where to find the reports, and how to use the reports in analyzing a country's economic climate.
What is the LIBOR Rate?
Discover what LIBOR is and what it means for your portfolio.
A Guide to Investing in Egypt
Discover the best ways to invest in one of the Middle East/Africa's largest emerging markets.
International Real Estate Investing 101
Five tips to remember when getting started in international real estate investing.
Guide to Investing in Peru
Learn all about Peru's economy and the best way for U.S. citizens to invest in it.
Guide to Investing in Southeast Asia
Learn how to invest in one of the fastest growing regions of the world using ETFs and ADRs.
​5 Economic Indicators for Measuring...
Discover five economic indicators designed to measure business activity that can help in macroeconomic analysis of a country's economy.
Currency Wars and How They Start
Discover what currency wars are, where they originated, and some examples from the modern era.
Gazprom & Russia’s Natural Gas Industry
Learn about Russia's role in the natural gas industry and how U.S. investors can gain exposure by investing in Gazprom.
How to Find and Invest in Japanese ETFs
Learn how to find and invest in Japan - the world's third largest economy - using exchange traded funds (ETFs).
3 Tips for Investing in International ETFs...
Discover three tips to help international investors increase risk-adjusted returns by avoiding common pitfalls.
What are Credit Default Swaps?
Learn what credit default swaps (CDS) are and how they are used as an insurance tool, speculation tool and more.
Investing in Global Growth with Infrastructure...
Learn why and how to invest in global infrastructure using either mutual funds or ETFs.
Top 5 Economic Statistics for Global Investors
Learn the top five most important economic statistics for global investors.
What Is An Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM)?
Learn the history and usage of exchange rate mechanisms for controlling currency valuations around the world.
What is Quantitative Easing?
Learn how quantitative easing helps central banks build liquidity when other options are exhausted, and how these efforts impact your portfolio.
What are Interest Rate Swaps?
Discover what interest rate swaps are and how they might affect your portfolio.
Types of International Mutual Funds
Did you know there's a difference between a global fund and an international fund? In everyday conversation,
Middle Eastern Mutual Funds & ETFs
Discover how to invest in the Middle East with mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.
Investing in Manulife & Other Canadian ADRs
Learn how to gain exposure to Canada's largest companies using American Depository Receipts - or ADRs.
What is the Global Dow Index?
Learn how to find and invest in high quality companies around the world with the Global Dow Index.
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.
What is Abenomics?
Learn about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to resolve Japan's macroeconomic problems.
Introduction to Canadian ETFs
Learn how to invest in Canada the easy way with exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
A Guide to Investing in France
Learn the best way to invest in France with ETFs, ADRs and more.
International ETFs 101
Learn about the different types of international ETFs and how to choose the right one for your portfolio.
Build a Solid and Diversified Portfolio with...
Learn how to invest in four of the world's most promising emerging markets - Brazil, Russia, India and China.
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