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Beginner's Guide to Investing in Foreign Currency
Discover the benefits, risks and most effective ways to invest in foreign currency.
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.
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.
How to Manage Currency Risk
Learn what currency risk is and how you can manage it using ETFs.
How to Buy Euros for Investors
Discover how investors can buy euros using ETFs or more directly in the forex market.
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.
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.
The Easiest Way 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.
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.
3 Negative Impacts of Austerity Measures
Discover what austerity measures are, their effects on economies and key debates surrounding their use.
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.
What is Germany's DAX 30 Index?
Learn about Germany's DAX 30 index and its growing importance for international investors.
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 Most Popular Foreign Stocks
Discover the 10 most popular foreign stocks trading on U.S. exchanges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the Debt-to-GDP Ratio?
Learn what the debt-to-GDP ratio is and what it means for investors.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in India
Discover the benefits, risks, and best ways to invest in India.
Investment in Malaysia from A to Z
Discover how to invest in Malaysia from its stock market to its real estate.
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.
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.
What is a Bank Reserve Ratio?
Discover what bank reserve ratios are and how they affect stocks and bonds.
What is Deflation?
Learn what deflation is and how it affects stocks and bonds.
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.
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?
Investor's Guide to the Most Popular All-World...
Discover what the MSCI ACWI is and how investors can use it to diversify globally.
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.
Trade Deficits, Surpluses & Impacts on...
Learn the impacts of trade surpluses and deficits on global economics and what they mean for investors.
What is MSCI EAFE?
Background, articles, and links about MSCI EAFE - the Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia and Far East index.
What Is Interest Rate Arbitrage?
Learn how interest rate arbitrage is used to capitalize on the difference between currencies.
What are Sovereign Bonds?
Learn what sovereign bonds are, how they are priced, and how to purchase them.
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).
Beginner's Guide to Buying Russian Stocks
Learn how to analyze and buy Russian stocks and all about the Russian Trading System (RTS).
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.
How to Invest in Africa, "The Final Frontier"
Learn how to invest in Africa's promising economies with ETFs.
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 is Foreign Direct Investment?
Learn about foreign direct investment and how it impacts international investors.
A Guide to Investing in Germany
Learn how to invest in Germany - Europe's strongest economy - using ETFs and ADRs.
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.
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.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Russia
Discover why Russia is quickly becoming a popular destination for international investors.
A Guide to Investing in Australia
Learn the best ways to invest in Australia's robust economy through ETFs, ADRs and domestic stocks.
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.
How to Evaluate Country Risk
Learn how to evaluate a country's risk by looking at both qualitative and quantitative factors.
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.
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.
Investing in Panama
Learn how to invest in Panama's rapidly growing stock market and real estate market.
The Effects of Inflation on Global Investments
Learn how inflation affects global investments and how investors can hedge against the threat of inflation.
Top 3 Best Sources of Investor Information
Discover the three best places to look for investor information.
What is the EURO STOXX 50?
Discover Europe's version of the Dow Jones 30 index, strategies for investing and more.
The 3 Countries With the Most Growth Potential
Discover three diversified countries with the most growth potential in 2011 and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What are Emerging Markets?
Learn what emerging markets are and how to find the best investment opportunities.
A Guide to Investing in Singapore
Discover the easiest way to invest in Singapore's robust and growing economy.
A Guide to Investing in Israel
Discover the best ways to invest in one of the world's most high tech and entrepreneurial economies.
What is Protectionism?
Discover what protectionism is and how it affects global investments.
Royalty Trusts and How to Invest in Them
Learn how and why to invest in royalty trusts both in the U.S. and abroad.
Introduction to Canadian ETFs
Learn how to invest in Canada the easy way with exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
What is GDP & What Does It Mean?
Discover what gross domestic product (GDP) is and how investors can interpret the readings.
Currency Wars and How They Start
Discover what currency wars are, where they originated, and some examples from the modern era.
What is the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)
Learn what the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is and how investors can use it to profit.
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.
List of Foreign Stock Market Indices
A list of the major foreign stock market indices around the world divided into regions.
What is a Currency Intervention?
Discover what currency interventions are, when they've occurred in the past, and what they mean for investors.
What is Sovereign Debt?
Learn what sovereign debt is, what it means, where to find it, and how to analyze it.
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.
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.
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.
Guide to Investing in Thailand
Discover the best ways to invest in Thailand's growing economy using ETFs and ADRs.
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.
What is the LIBOR Rate?
Discover what LIBOR is and what it means for your portfolio.
What was the Asian Financial Crisis?
Discover the causes, resolution and lessons of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.
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.
A Guide to Investing in the Philippines
Discover the best ways to invest in the Philippines' rapidly growing economy.
Investing in Manulife & Other Canadian ADRs
Learn how to gain exposure to Canada's largest companies using American Depository Receipts - or ADRs.
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.
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.
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 are Sovereign Ratings?
Learn how sovereign ratings are used by investors to determine a country's credit risk and the facts that influence them.
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.
How to Invest in the UK
Learn how to invest in the UK from the ETFs to ADRs to the LSE.
​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.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in China
Learn the best ways to invest in China - the world's most populous country.
Budget Deficits, Surpluses & Impacts on...
Discover how budget deficits and surpluses impact international investors and traders around the world.
Guide to Investing in Southeast Asia
Learn how to invest in one of the fastest growing regions of the world using ETFs and ADRs.
What is Hedging?
Discover how hedging is used by institutional investors and commercial entities, as well as how those same strategies can be used by individual investors.
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.
A Guide to Investing in Mexico
Discover how Mexico's economy is rapidly growing and how to gain exposure in your portfolio.
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.
Japan’s Currency: How To Invest In & Buy...
Learn why and how to invest in Japanese yen with ETFs or in the forex markets.
What Is An Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM)?
Learn the history and usage of exchange rate mechanisms for controlling currency valuations around the world.
What are Leading Economic Indicators?
Discover how leading economic indicators provide key short-term insights into economic growth or decline.
How to Invest in Currency ETFs
Learn why currencies fluctuate and how to speculate on or hedge against those fluctuations with currency ETFs
Types of International Mutual Funds
Did you know there's a difference between a global fund and an international fund? In everyday conversation,
How to Analyze Fund Flows
Discover how to find, read and interpret fund flow data to paint a macro picture and gain an edge in your investing.
What are Interest Rate Swaps?
Discover what interest rate swaps are and how they might affect your portfolio.
A Guide to Investing in France
Learn the best way to invest in France with ETFs, ADRs and more.
What is a Currency Crisis?
Learn about the causes and solutions to currency crises as well as some famous examples of currency crises from the past.
Guide to Investing in Nigeria
Learn how to invest in Nigeria with ETFs and ADRs.
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).
What are Geary-Khamis or International Dollars?
Discover what Geary-Khamis or international dollars are and why investors and economists prefer to use them when comparing countries.
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 Global Allocation Funds?
Discover a class of mutual funds that can invest anywhere across asset classes and geographic location.
What is Inflation?
Discover what inflation is, how it works, and how it affects investments.
International ETFs 101
Learn about the different types of international ETFs and how to choose the right one for your portfolio.
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.
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.
What is the Japanese Nikkei 225?
Learn about Japan's legendary Nikkei 225 and how to invest in the country's largest stocks.
The Four Largest Emerging Markets
Discover the four largest emerging market economies and how to invest in them the smart way.
A Guide to Investing in South Korea
Discover the best ways to invest in South Korea - one of Asia's most promising economies.
What is a Reverse Takeover (RTO)?
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.
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.
How to Invest in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Learn all about the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, how to invest in the index with ETFs, and some alternatives to consider.
IFRS versus GAAP: A Comparison of Reporting...
Learn about the key differences between IFRS and GAAP reporting standards.
Strategies to Mitigate Interest Rate Risks
Learn how to mitigate the risk of rising or falling interest rates using some simple strategies.
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.
What are Bund Spreads?
Discover what bund spreads are, where to find them, and how to trade them.
A Guide to Investing in Taiwan
Discover the best ways to invest in Taiwan, one of the world's leading economic gateways to Asia.
Why Investors Should Care About Multinational...
Learn what multinational corporations are and why investors may want to take a closer look at them as a way to diversify internationally.
Petrobras & Brazil’s Offshore Oil Industry
Learn about Brazil's growing offshore oil industry and how Petrobras has come to dominate an industry.
Invest in China the Easy Way with Chinese ETFs
Learn how to invest in China the easy way with Chinese ETFs
A Guide to Investing in the Netherlands
Discover how to invest in one of the eurozone's most popular economies using ETFs and ADRs.
A Guide to Investing in Egypt
Discover the best ways to invest in one of the Middle East/Africa's largest emerging markets.
What’s the Difference between a Recession...
Learn the difference between a recession and a depression.
How to Screen for International Stocks
Learn how to screen for international stocks using a variety of different online tools and services.
Top 5 Economic Statistics for Global Investors
Learn the top five most important economic statistics for global investors.
Guide to Investing in the Middle East
Discover the best ways to build exposure to the Middle East into any stock portfolio.
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 Quantitative Easing?
Learn how quantitative easing helps central banks build liquidity when other options are exhausted, and how these efforts impact your portfolio.
How the Big Mac Index Works
Discover how McDonalds' Big Macs have been used as a measurement for purchasing power parity.
Iceland’s Financial Crisis & Lessons
Discover how Iceland's banking crisis could hold some lessons for the austerity versus growth argument.
What Are Sovereign Wealth Funds?
Learn what sovereign wealth funds are and how they impact international investors.
NEXGEM and What It Means for International...
Learn about the components of the NEXGEM benchmark index and what it means for international investors participating in frontier market debt.
Finding & Analyzing Global Mining Stocks
Learn how to find, analyze and invest in global mining stocks in good times and bad.
What is the Global Dow Index?
Learn how to find and invest in high quality companies around the world with the Global Dow Index.
Investing in South Africa
Learn how to invest in Africa's largest economy and what risks to watch out for when doing so.
How to Invest in Global Telecom
Discover how to invest in global telecommunications ETFs and ADRs.

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