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International Investing: Most Popular Articles

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How to Calculate and Pay Taxes on Foreign...
Learn how to calculate and pay taxes on foreign investments, as well as how to file for a foreign tax credit or deduction.
What Is Currency Risk?
Learn what currency risk is and how you can manage it using ETFs.
What Is A Bail-In & How Does It Work?
Learn what a bail-in entails and how they are used as an alternative to bail-outs to save troubled institutions.
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.
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.
How to Invest in Foreign Currency
Discover the benefits, risks and most effective ways to invest in foreign currency.
What is Austerity?
Discover what austerity measures are, their effects on economies and key debates surrounding their use.
How to Evaluate Country Risk
Learn how to evaluate a country's risk by looking at both qualitative and quantitative factors.
How to Read & Calculate Exchange Rates
Learn how to quickly and easily find and calculate currency exchange rates.
Russian Stocks and the Russian Trading System...
Learn how to analyze and buy Russian stocks and all about the Russian Trading System (RTS).
What is a Developing Country?
Discover what constitutes a developing country, explore some examples, and find out how they differ from developed countries and frontier markets.
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.
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 are Newly Industrialized Countries (NICs)
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 - 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.
What is Germany's DAX 30 Index?
Learn about Germany's DAX 30 index and its growing importance for international investors.
Investment in Malaysia from A to Z
Discover how to invest in Malaysia from its stock market to its real estate.
What is the Big Mac Index?
Discover how McDonalds' Big Macs have been used as a measurement for purchasing power parity.
Swiss Currency: How to Invest in & Buy Swiss...
Learn all about the Swiss currency, its status as a safe-haven currency, and how you can easily invest in it.
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.
What is a Reserve Currency?
Learn the past, present and future of reserve currency, from Bretton Woods to the Chinese yuan's emerging global status.
What Is Interest Rate Arbitrage?
Learn how interest rate arbitrage is used to capitalize on the difference between currencies.
What is a Bank Reserve Ratio?
Discover what bank reserve ratios are and how they affect stocks and bonds.
What is the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)?
Discover what the MSCI ACWI is and how investors can use it to diversify globally.
What is the Debt-to-GDP Ratio?
Learn what the debt-to-GDP ratio is and what it means for investors.
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.
How to Invest in Africa
Learn how to invest in Africa's promising economies with ETFs.
What is Deflation?
Learn what deflation is and how it affects stocks and bonds.
The Eurozone Crisis
Discover the origins of the eurozone crisis and some potential solutions proposed by eurozone leaders that could solve the problems.
Investing in Saudi Arabia
Discover how to invest in Saudi Arabia the easy way with a number of different exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Black Wednesday: George Soros' Bet Against...
Discover how George Soros became famous breaking the Bank of England in what ultimately became known as Black Wednesday.
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.
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.
What are Emerging Markets?
Learn what emerging markets are and how to find the best investment opportunities.
The Best 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.
What was the Asian Financial Crisis?
Discover the causes, resolution and lessons of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Brazil
Discover why Brazil has become one of the most attractive destinations for international investors.
How to Use Canada's SEDAR
Learn how to use Canada's SEDAR system to research Canadian stocks, bonds and investment funds.
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.
What Happens When a Country Defaults?
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.
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.
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.
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 is France's CAC 40 Index?
Learn everything you need to know about France's CAC 40 Index and how to invest in it.
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.
What is a Currency Intervention?
Discover what currency interventions are, when they've occurred in the past, and what they mean for investors.
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 Israel
Discover the best ways to invest in one of the world's most high tech and entrepreneurial economies.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in India
Discover the benefits, risks, and best ways to invest in India.
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.
A Guide to Investing in Australia
Learn the best ways to invest in Australia's robust economy through ETFs, ADRs and domestic stocks.
What’s the Difference between a Recession...
Learn the difference between a recession and a depression.
How to Short the Euro
Learn how to short the euro and bet on the currency's decline using ETFs.
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 is the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)
Learn what the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is and how investors can use it to profit.
Investing in Panama
Learn how to invest in Panama's rapidly growing stock market and real estate market.
What is the EURO STOXX 50?
Discover Europe's version of the Dow Jones 30 index, strategies for investing and more.
Top 3 Best Sources of Investor Information
Discover the three best places to look for investor information.
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.
Budget Deficits, Surpluses & Impacts on Investors
Discover how budget deficits and surpluses impact international investors and traders around the world.
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.
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 Effects of Inflation on Global Investments
Learn how inflation affects global investments and how investors can hedge against the threat of inflation.
A Guide to Investing in Singapore
Discover the easiest way to invest in Singapore's robust and growing economy.
Trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
Learn about Canada's stock exchange and how to build exposure to in any stock portfolio.
History of Morgan Stanley Capital International...
History of MSCI - Morgan Stanley Capital International.
Guide to Investing in Thailand
Discover the best ways to invest in Thailand's growing economy using ETFs and ADRs.
A Guide to Investing in Germany
Learn how to invest in Germany - Europe's strongest economy - using ETFs and ADRs.
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.
Royalty Trusts and How to Invest in Them
Learn how and why to invest in royalty trusts both in the U.S. and abroad.
What is Sovereign Debt?
Learn what sovereign debt is, what it means, where to find it, and how to analyze it.
What is GDP & What Does It Mean?
Discover what gross domestic product (GDP) is and how investors can interpret the readings.
The 3 Countries With the Most Growth Potential
Discover three diversified countries with the most growth potential in 2011 and beyond.
Top 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.
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 is MSCI EAFE?
Background, articles, and links about MSCI EAFE - the Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia and Far East index.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trade Deficits, Surpluses & Impacts on...
Learn the impacts of trade surpluses and deficits on global economics and what they mean for investors.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Russia
Discover why Russia is quickly becoming a popular destination for international investors.
IFRS versus GAAP: A Comparison of Reporting...
Learn about the key differences between IFRS and GAAP reporting standards.
Currency Wars and How They Start
Discover what currency wars are, where they originated, and some examples from the modern era.
A Guide to Investing in the Philippines
Discover the best ways to invest in the Philippines' rapidly growing economy.
What are the PIIGS?
Learn all about the term PIIGS and what it means in today's global economic environment.
Frontier & Emerging Market ETFs
Learn how to invest in frontier and emerging markets the easy way using ETFs.
What is OPEC & Why It Matters
Learn OPEC's origins, history and why it matters for investors today.
How to Invest in the UK
Learn how to invest in the UK from the ETFs to ADRs to the LSE.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in China
Learn the best ways to invest in China - the world's most populous country.
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.
A Guide to Investing in South Korea
Discover the best ways to invest in South Korea - one of Asia's most promising economies.
Top 10 Most Popular Foreign Stocks
Discover the 10 most popular foreign stocks trading on U.S. exchanges.
What are the Next Eleven?
Discover the eleven countries that Goldman Sachs predicts will rapidly grow over the coming years.
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.
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 Abenomics?
Learn about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to resolve Japan's macroeconomic problems.
What are Leading Economic Indicators?
Discover how leading economic indicators provide key short-term insights into economic growth or decline.
International ETFs 101
Learn about the different types of international ETFs and how to choose the right one for your portfolio.
Japan’s Currency: How To Invest In & Buy...
Learn why and how to invest in Japanese yen with ETFs or in the forex markets.
How Would China’s Slowdown Affect the...
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.
What is the Eurasian Union (EEU)?
Discover what the Eurasian Union is, how it's regulated, and some key concerns for politicians and investors.
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.
Avoiding International Investment Scams
Learn the most common international investment scams and some warning signs that can keep you in the clear when investing abroad.
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.
What is the Japanese Nikkei 225?
Learn about Japan's legendary Nikkei 225 and how to invest in the country's largest stocks.
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.
Top 5 Economic Statistics for Global Investors
Learn the top five most important economic statistics for global investors.
A Guide to Investing in Colombia
Discover how to invest in one of the most resource-rich countries in the world.
Guide to Investing in Peru
Learn all about Peru's economy and the best way for U.S. citizens to invest in it.
What is Protectionism?
Discover what protectionism is and how it affects global investments.
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 Are the Fragile Five?
Learn what the Fragile Five economies are and why they might be in danger due to their over-reliance on foreign investment.
What is the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores?
Learn about Mexico's stock market, the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BVM), and how to invest in it from the United States.
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 Are Shadow Banking Systems?
Learn about the $60 trillion shadow banking system, risks associated with it, and how it affects the global financial system.
Guide to Investing in Nigeria
Learn how to invest in Nigeria with ETFs and ADRs.
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.
What are Bund Spreads?
Discover what bund spreads are, where to find them, and how to trade them.
International Bond Funds: The Easy Way to...
Learn how to find and invest in international bond funds - a great way to diversify almost any investment portfolio.
NYSE Euronext: The World’s First Global...
Learn about the NYSE Euronext - the world's first global stock exchange.
What is the LIBOR Rate?
Discover what LIBOR is and what it means for your portfolio.
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.
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.
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.
A Guide to Investing in France
Learn the best way to invest in France with ETFs, ADRs and more.
Investing in Toyota & Other Japanese ADRs
Discover the best ways to invest in Japan's economy with American Depository Receipts (ADRs).
What is Brazil's Indice Bovespa?
Discover how to invest in Brazil through its Indice Bovespa.
A Guide to Investing in the Netherlands
Discover how to invest in one of the eurozone's most popular economies 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.
What is the Global Dow Index?
Learn how to find and invest in high quality companies around the world with the Global Dow Index.
Finding the Best Global Mutual Fund
Learn what global mutual funds are and where to find the top performers for your portfolio.
Iceland’s Financial Crisis & Lessons
Discover how Iceland's banking crisis could hold some lessons for the austerity versus growth argument.
What is a Carry Trade
Discover what the carry trade is and how it's used by forex traders and investors.
A Guide to Investing in Mexico
Discover how Mexico's economy is rapidly growing and how to gain exposure in your portfolio.
How to Find & Analyze Retail Sales Data for...
Discover how retail sales data impacts a country's economy and investors' prospects.
MINT: The World’s Next Economic Giants
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.
Guide to Investing in Southeast Asia
Learn how to invest in one of the fastest growing regions of the world using ETFs and ADRs.
List of Foreign Stock Market Indices
A list of the major foreign stock market indices around the world divided into regions.
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.
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 Euro?
Learn about the origins of the euro and how it evolved into the world's second most popular currency after the U.S. dollar.
Investing in Sanofi & Other French ADRs
Discover the best ways to find and invest in French ADRs like Sanofi SA.
Consumer Confidence and Its Impact on the Markets
Learn all about consumer confidence and its impact on markets around the world.
What Are Sovereign Wealth Funds?
Learn what sovereign wealth funds are and how they impact international investors.
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.
How Do International Bond Markets Work?
Learn about the dynamics of the international bond markets, risks that investors should consider, and the best ways to invest in global bonds.
What Is An Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM)?
Learn the history and usage of exchange rate mechanisms for controlling currency valuations around the world.

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