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International Investing: Most Popular Articles

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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, "The Final Frontier"
Learn how to invest in Africa's promising economies with ETFs.
How to Read & Calculate Exchange Rates
Learn how to quickly and easily find and calculate currency exchange rates.
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.
Beginner's Guide to Investing in Foreign Currency
Discover the benefits, risks and most effective ways to invest in foreign currency.
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.
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.
How to Invest in the UK
Learn how to invest in the UK from the ETFs to ADRs to the LSE.
How to Manage Currency Risk
Learn what currency risk is and how you can manage it using ETFs.
What is Deflation?
Learn what deflation is and how it affects stocks and bonds.
Trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
Learn about Canada's stock exchange and how to build exposure to in any stock portfolio.
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 Short the Euro
Learn how to short the euro and bet on the currency's decline using ETFs.
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 Sovereign Bonds?
Learn what sovereign bonds are, how they are priced, and how to purchase them.
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.
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 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.
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.
What is Germany's DAX 30 Index?
Learn about Germany's DAX 30 index and its growing importance for international investors.
3 Negative Impacts of Austerity Measures
Discover what austerity measures are, their effects on economies and key debates surrounding their use.
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.
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 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 Evaluate Country Risk
Learn how to evaluate a country's risk by looking at both qualitative and quantitative factors.
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 Panama
Learn how to invest in Panama's rapidly growing stock market and real estate market.
What are Emerging Markets?
Learn what emerging markets are and how to find the best investment opportunities.
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.
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 Foreign Direct Investment?
Learn about foreign direct investment and how it impacts international investors.
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.
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 Abenomics?
Learn about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to resolve Japan's macroeconomic problems.
Investor's Guide to the Most Popular All-World...
Discover what the MSCI ACWI is and how investors can use it to diversify globally.
Investing in Saudi Arabia
Discover how to invest in Saudi Arabia the easy way with a number of different exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Trade Deficits, Surpluses & Impacts on...
Learn the impacts of trade surpluses and deficits on global economics and what they mean for investors.
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.
What Is Interest Rate Arbitrage?
Learn how interest rate arbitrage is used to capitalize on the difference between currencies.
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.
The Effects of Inflation on Global Investments
Learn how inflation affects global investments and how investors can hedge against the threat of inflation.
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.
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.
How the Big Mac Index Works
Discover how McDonalds' Big Macs have been used as a measurement for purchasing power parity.
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 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 MSCI EAFE?
Background, articles, and links about MSCI EAFE - the Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia and Far East index.
What are Global Allocation Funds?
Discover a class of mutual funds that can invest anywhere across asset classes and geographic location.
What is GDP & What Does It Mean?
Discover what gross domestic product (GDP) is and how investors can interpret the readings.
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.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Brazil
Discover why Brazil has become one of the most attractive destinations for international investors.
A Guide to Investing in Germany
Learn how to invest in Germany - Europe's strongest economy - using ETFs and ADRs.
A Guide to Investing in Australia
Learn the best ways to invest in Australia's robust economy through ETFs, ADRs and domestic stocks.
The 3 Countries With the Most Growth Potential
Discover three diversified countries with the most growth potential in 2011 and beyond.
​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.
What was the Asian Financial Crisis?
Discover the causes, resolution and lessons of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.
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 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 Quantitative Easing?
Learn how quantitative easing helps central banks build liquidity when other options are exhausted, and how these efforts impact your portfolio.
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 are Leading Economic Indicators?
Discover how leading economic indicators provide key short-term insights into economic growth or decline.
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.
The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Russia
Discover why Russia is quickly becoming a popular destination for international investors.
What is the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)
Learn what the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is and how investors can use it to profit.
Royalty Trusts and How to Invest in Them
Learn how and why to invest in royalty trusts both in the U.S. and abroad.
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 Debt-to-GDP Ratio?
Learn what the debt-to-GDP ratio is and what it means for investors.
A Guide to Investing in the Philippines
Discover the best ways to invest in the Philippines' rapidly growing economy.
Top 3 Best Sources of Investor Information
Discover the three best places to look for investor information.
What is OPEC & Why It Matters
Learn OPEC's origins, history and why it matters for investors today.
How to Use Canada's SEDAR
Learn how to use Canada's SEDAR system to research Canadian stocks, bonds and investment funds.
How to Buy Euros for Investors
Discover how investors can buy euros using ETFs or more directly in the forex 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.
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 Sovereign Ratings?
Learn how sovereign ratings are used by investors to determine a country's credit risk and the facts that influence them.
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.
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 is the EURO STOXX 50?
Discover Europe's version of the Dow Jones 30 index, strategies for investing and more.
Introduction to Canadian ETFs
Learn how to invest in Canada the easy way with exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
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.
Budget Deficits, Surpluses & Impacts on...
Discover how budget deficits and surpluses impact international investors and traders around the world.
List of Foreign Stock Market Indices
A list of the major foreign stock market indices around the world divided into regions.
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 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 Sovereign Debt?
Learn what sovereign debt is, what it means, where to find it, and how to analyze it.
What’s the Difference between a Recession...
Learn the difference between a recession and a depression.
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 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.
A Guide to Investing in Taiwan
Discover the best ways to invest in Taiwan, one of the world's leading economic gateways to Asia.
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.
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.
What is a Currency Intervention?
Discover what currency interventions are, when they've occurred in the past, and what they mean for investors.
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 China
Learn the best ways to invest in China - the world's most populous country.
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.
​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.
What is the LIBOR Rate?
Discover what LIBOR is and what it means 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.
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 Bank Reserve Ratio?
Discover what bank reserve ratios are and how they affect stocks and bonds.
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 Sweden
Discover the best ways to invest in one of the world's strongest economies that combines elements of capitalism and socialism.
International ETFs 101
Learn about the different types of international ETFs and how to choose the right one for your portfolio.
What are the PIIGS?
Learn all about the term PIIGS and what it means in today's global economic environment.
What is Brazil's Indice Bovespa?
Discover how to invest in Brazil through its Indice Bovespa.
A Guide to Investing in Poland
Discover the best ways to invest in one of the European Union's most promising members.
IFRS versus GAAP: A Comparison of Reporting...
Learn about the key differences between IFRS and GAAP reporting standards.
What is the Japanese Nikkei 225?
Learn about Japan's legendary Nikkei 225 and how to invest in the country's largest stocks.
Top 10 Most Popular Foreign Stocks
Discover the 10 most popular foreign stocks trading on U.S. exchanges.
Types of International Mutual Funds
Did you know there's a difference between a global fund and an international fund? In everyday conversation,
What are Bund Spreads?
Discover what bund spreads are, where to find them, and how to trade them.
Guide to Investing in Thailand
Discover the best ways to invest in Thailand's growing economy using ETFs and ADRs.
Japan’s Currency: How To Invest In & Buy...
Learn why and how to invest in Japanese yen with ETFs or in the forex markets.
A Guide to Investing in Turkey
Learn how to invest in one of the most promising economies situated between Europe and Asia.
The Four Largest Emerging Markets
Discover the four largest emerging market economies and how to invest in them the smart way.
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.
What is Protectionism?
Discover what protectionism is and how it affects global investments.
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 are the Next Eleven?
Discover the eleven countries that Goldman Sachs predicts will rapidly grow over the coming years.
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.
A Guide to Investing in Singapore
Discover the easiest way to invest in Singapore's robust and growing economy.
Iceland’s Financial Crisis & Lessons
Discover how Iceland's banking crisis could hold some lessons for the austerity versus growth argument.
Top 5 Economic Statistics for Global Investors
Learn the top five most important economic statistics for global investors.
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.
Currency Wars and How They Start
Discover what currency wars are, where they originated, and some examples from the modern era.
How to Invest in the MSCI EAFE Index
Discover the MSCI EAFE Index and how to use it to diversify any portfolio internationally.
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.
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 France
Learn the best way to invest in France with ETFs, ADRs and more.
A Guide to Investing in Mexico
Discover how Mexico's economy is rapidly growing and how to gain exposure in your portfolio.
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.
Guide to Investing in Nigeria
Learn how to invest in Nigeria with ETFs and ADRs.
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.
Business Cycles: Booms, Busts & Everything...
Learn how to identify and interpret business cycles in order to increase risk-adjusted returns in any market conditions.
A Guide to Investing in Vietnam
Discover how to easily invest in Vietnam's promising economy using exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Investing in South Africa
Learn how to invest in Africa's largest economy and what risks to watch out for when doing so.
What Is An Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM)?
Learn the history and usage of exchange rate mechanisms for controlling currency valuations around the world.
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.
Consumer Confidence and Its Impact on the Markets
Learn all about consumer confidence and its impact on markets around the world.
How to Become a Global Investor
Learn how to become a global macro investor and profit from everything from interest rate decisions to elections 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 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.
Private Equity & Its Impact on Global Markets
Discover how private equity funds are influencing global markets and how investors can gain exposure to them.
​Top 3 Online Resources for Global...
Discover three great online resources for international investors looking to do some economic research before investing.
The Greenspan Put, the Bernanke Put & Other...
Learn how central banks can provide investors with a put option of sorts when they pursue cheap money policies.
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.
What Is Systemic Risk?
Learn about systemic risks and how investors can avoid them.
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