International Investing Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Sovereign Debt - What is Sovereign Debt?
Learn what sovereign debt is, what it means, where to find it, and how to analyze it.

How to Invest in Russia
Discover why Russia is quickly becoming a popular destination for international investors.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Investing in India
India's positive demographics, its longstanding democracy and liberal economic policies make it an attractive time for investing in India.

The Best Ways to Invest in Australia
Learn the best ways to invest in Australia's robust economy through ETFs, ADRs and domestic stocks.

How to Short the Euro the Easy Way
When the Euro falls relative to the exchanged currency, the cost of repurchasing the Euros is lower and a profit is realized when the trade is closed.

Globalization and 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.

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.

Why the Global Economy is Stuck, and How It Can Recover
A look at what caused the global economic rut, potential solutions to jumpstart growth, and what they mean to international investors.

How to Invest in Spain
Learn how to invest in Spain using ETFs and ADRs as it becomes an increasingly popular international investment destination.

Passive vs. Active: What Type of International Funds Should You Buy?
A look at the differences between passively and actively managed funds when it comes to investing internationally.

Active vs. Passive Investing
Learn whether active or passive investment strategies are right for your portfolio by exploring the key differences between these two approaches.

Globalization: Good or Bad for Developed Countries?
Globalization is a controversial topic among politicians, but what are the real benefits and drawbacks for developed countries?

Accurately Measure Chinas Growth with the Caixin PMI
Learn how to measure China's real economic strength using the Caixin PMI rather than relying on official government figures.

How Warren Buffett Determines if a Market is Overvalued
Learn Warren Buffett's favorite indicator for looking at market valuations and how that same indicator can be applied to analyzing international markets.

How to Invest in the Global Renewable Energy Sector
The global renewable energy sector continues to grow as governments embrace change - so how can international investors gain exposure?

Technical Analysis for International Investors
Learn how international investors can use technical analysis to improve the timing of their trades.

Top 3 Adages That International Investors Should Remember
A look at three popular adages among U.S. investors that may also apply to international investors.

Fiscal vs. Monetary Policy: What's the Difference?
Discover the differences between fiscal and monetary policy, and how those differences influence a nation's economy over time.

How Crude Prices Are Impacting Middle Eastern Markets
Crude oil prices have fallen dramatically throughout 2015, but what does that many for investors in Middle Eastern countries?

Top 10 Most Popular Foreign Stocks
Discover the 10 most popular foreign stocks trading on U.S. exchanges and some important considerations for investors.

What You Need to Know About Sovereign Bonds
Learn all about sovereign bonds, what influences their yields, and important risks that investors should consider before committing any capital.

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.

Definition of Bank Reserve Ratios
Learn the definition of bank reserve ratios, how they're used as a monetary policy tool and how these ratios can affect stocks and bonds.

3 Cognitive Biases that Might Be Hurting Your Returns
Discover three common cognitive biases that could be costing you money when investing both domestically and internationally.

What is Abenomics?
Learn about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to resolve Japan's macroeconomic problems and its successes and failures thus far.

What Is a Bail-In and 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 from being liquidated by creditors.

How to Profit in a Slower Growth World
The global economy has been growing at a slower pace ever since the 2008 financial crisis, which means that investors may need to shift their focus.

What Does China's Reserve Spending Mean for Investors?
China's reserve spending - particularly the sale of dollars and Treasuries - could have a big impact on both the U.S. economy and emerging markets.

How to Determine Where Interest Rates are Headed
Learn how to use three common sets of economic indicators to predict when interest rates are going to rise or fall in a given country.

What Is An Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM)?
Learn the history and usage of exchange rate mechanisms for controlling currency valuations around the world.

Trade Deficits, Surpluses & Impacts on Investors
Learn the impacts of trade surpluses and deficits on global economics and what they mean for investors.

What Are the Fragile Five Economies?
Learn what the Fragile Five economies are and why they might be in danger due to their over-reliance on foreign investment and where they're headed.

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.

Using Soros’ Reflexivity when Investing Abroad
Learn how George Soros' reflexivity principles can be applied to international investing to identify potential bubbles and capitalize on them.

3 Reasons Investors Should Look to Ireland to Profit in 2016
Ireland's economy may be on the rise in 2016 thanks to a depressed euro, favorable tax policies, and an improving labor market.

Budget Deficits, Fiscal Surpluses & Impacts on Investors
Discover how budget deficits and fiscal surpluses impact international investors and traders, from sovereign debt to currency valuation.

Can Investors Trust China's Economic Data?
China's actions to control its economy has generated some mistrust among international investors, but there are some economic indicators that are still reliable.

Foreign Direct Investment and Its Effect on Investors (FDI International Inc)
Foreign direct investment (FDI International) is becoming a cornerstone for international investors on both a macro and micro economic level.

Canadian ETFs: The Easy Way to Invest Up North
Learn how to invest in Canada the easy way with exchange-traded funds (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.

Investing in Europe - European ETFs
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 and 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 the EURO STOXX 50?
Discover Europe's version of the Dow Jones 30 index - the EURO STOXX 50 - as well as strategies for investing in the leading index.

Measure Global Growth with the Baltic Dry Index
Learn how to use the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) as a leading indicator capable of predicting future global economic growth rates.

How to Find and Invest in Japanese ETFs
Learn how U.S.-based investors find and invest in Japanese equities and bonds using U.S.-listed exchange traded funds (ETFs).

What is the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)?
Discover what the MSCI ACWI is and how investors can use it to diversify their global portfolios.

Understanding LTROs (Long-Term Refinancing Operations)
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 Research Stocks With Canada's SEDAR
Learn how to use Canada's SEDAR system to research Canadian stocks, bonds and investment funds.

What Is a National Instrument NI 43-101 Report?
Learn what NI 43-101 reports are, where to find them, and how they are read in order to evaluate Canadian mineral resources and reserves.

Top 5 Economic Indicators for Global Investors
Learn the top five most important economic statistics for global investors looking to improve their returns over time.

International REITs: Invest in Foreign Real Estate
Discover how to diversify into global real estate markets using real estate investment trusts (REITs) traded around the world.

Argentina's Mercado de Valores (MERVAL) Index
A look at Argentina's largest stock index, the MERVAL, its components, and how international investors can gain exposure.

Guide to Chinas Shanghai Composite Index
Discover how to research and invest in China's largest stock market index - the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Shanghai Composite Index.

Top Lowest Cost ETFs for International Exposure
Discover the most cost-effective ETFs to use when diversifying your portfolio internationally.

Brexit: What It Could Mean for Investors
Learn why a

How Will China's One-Child Policy Change Impact the Economy?
China's one-child policy change will not have an immediate impact on the economy and may be a case of too little, too late.

Reserve Currency Definition and History
Reserve currency defined. Learn the past, present and future of reserve currency, from Bretton Woods to the Chinese yuan's emerging global status.

How a Fed Rate Hike Could Impact Global Markets
The Federal Reserve is preparing to hike interest rates in 2015, which will have a big impact on both emerging and developed markets around the world.

Falling Commodities, Emerging Markets And Your Portfolio
Commodities have been in free-fall since mid-2014, which has sent emerging market equities lower. Learn how you can protect your portfolio.

What is Currency Risk and How to Manage It
Learn what currency risk is, whether or not you need to hedge the risk, and if so, how to use currency-focused ETFs to easily manage these risks.

A Guide to France's CAC 40 ETF Index
Learn everything you need to know about France's CAC 40 Index and how to invest in it using a number of ETFs, trading on the NYSE Euronext Paris.

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.

How to Invest in & Buy Swiss Francs
Learn all about the Swiss currency, its status as a safe-haven currency, and how you can easily invest in it.

What is a Currency Intervention?
Currency interventions occur when a central bank purchases or sells the country's own currency in the foreign exchange market to influence its value.

Monetary Policy and Its Effects on Investors
Discover how monetary policy decisions can affect investor portfolios around the world.

What Is Interest Rate Arbitrage?
Learn how interest rate arbitrage is used to capitalize on the difference between currencies for investors depending on a country's economic health.

How to Invest in Sweden
Discover some of the best ways to invest in Sweden, one of the world's strongest economies, that combines elements of capitalism and socialism.

A Guide to Investing in Vietnam
Discover how to easily invest in Vietnam's promising economy using exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

A Guide to Investing in Taiwan
Discover the best ways to invest in Taiwan, one of the world's leading economic gateways to Asia.

A Guide to Investing in Israel
Discover the best ways for investing in Israel, one of the world's most high tech and entrepreneurial economies while being aware of the risks.

A Guide to Investing in Poland
Discover the best ways to invest in one of the European Union's most promising members.

All About Southeast Asia ETFs
Learn how to invest in one of the fastest growing regions of the world and an integral part of global trade, Southeast Asia, using ETFs and ADRs.

How to Read and Calculate Exchange Rates
Learn how to quickly and easily find and calculate currency exchange rates — and find out how these rates are influenced by economic indicators.

Will China's Spending and Reforms Pay Off for Investors?
China's plans to implement new stimulus measures to shore up its economic growth may help, but long-term reforms of SOEs may be the key to long-term success.

Guide to Investing in Norway
Learn about investing in Norway's ETFs and ADRs to gain access to one of Europe's best-performing economies and to diversify your portfolio.

How to Invest in and Analyze Russian Stocks
Learn how to analyze and buy Russian stocks and all about the Russian Trading System (RTS).

The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Brazil
Learn about Brazil's emerging market economy and how to build exposure in a U.S. portfolio.

The Best Way to Invest in China
Learn the best ways to invest in China - the world's most populous country and one of the fastest growing emerging markets in the world.

How and Where to Invest in Africa
Learn how to invest in Africa's promising economies with ETFs.

Japan's Lost Decade: Brief History and 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.

A Guide to Investing 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 to Invest in the UK: Benefits and Risks
The UK is one of the world's oldest and largest financial centers. Learn how to safely invest in the UK from the ETFs to ADRs to the LSE.

Investment in Malaysia: What You Need to Know
Discover how to invest in Malaysia from its stock market to its real estate, along with some important risks that should be considered.

The Definitive Guide to Investing in Germany
Learn how to invest in Germany - Europe's strongest economy - using ETFs and ADRs.

Invest in South America's Most Prosperous Economy
Chile is one of South America's most promising investment destinations -- discover the benefits and risks of investing in Chilean stocks.

How to Invest in Saudi Arabia
Discover how to invest in Saudi Arabia the easy way with a number of different exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Sovereign Default and Austerity - Global Investing
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 is the Big Mac Index?
Discover how McDonalds' Big Macs have been used as a measurement for purchasing power parity.

How to Find and Read Japan's Tankan Survey
Discover how to find and read Japan's Tankan Survey, which is widely regarded as the most important economic survey for international investors.

Why Is Consumer Confidence Important?
Why is consumer confidence important? Learn how it impacts the financial markets and how international investors can measure confidence.

A Guide to Investing in Korea
Discover the best methods for investing in South Korea - one of Asia's most promising economies, ranking 15th in the world by nominal GDP.

Eleven Countries Poised for Significant Economic Growth
Discover the eleven countries that Goldman Sachs predicted will grow rapidly in the 21st century. Risks and rewards of investing in these countries.

What was the Asian Financial Crisis?
Discover the causes and lessons of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, a crisis which affected South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and more.

A Guide to Investing in Mexico
Discover how Mexico's economy is rapidly growing and how to gain exposure in your portfolio.

What are the Different Types of Protectionism?
Protectionism consists of policies that restrict trade between countries to promote

Black Wednesday: George Soros' Bet Against Britain
Discover how George Soros became famous breaking the Bank of England in what ultimately became known as Black Wednesday.

Investments in Royalty Trusts
Royalty trusts are corporations that avoid double-taxation and distribute a high percentage of their profits. Here's how royalty investments work.

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.

3 Ways the Greenback's Strength Could Hurt Emerging Markets
The rising U.S. dollar could hurt U.S. exporters, but emerging markets have a lot more to lose.

Foreign Dividend Tax and Credits
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 a Developing Country?
Discover what constitutes a developing country, explore some examples, and find out how they differ from developed countries and frontier markets.

The Debt-To-GDP Ratio by Country and What It Means
Learn what the debt-to-GDP ratio by country is, the equation that determines it, and what it means for investors looking into a country's debt.

How Currencies Impact International Investments
Exchange rates and currency can have a big impact on the profitability of foreign investments, which makes it important to consider for investors.

Calculating a Foreign Investments Tax Payment
Learn how to calculate and pay taxes on foreign investments, as well as how to file for a foreign tax credit or deduction.

What are Emerging Markets? - Definition and Investing
Emerging markets are defined as nations in the process of rapid growth and industrialization. Learn how to find the best investment opportunities.

What Are Austerity Measures?
Discover what austerity measures are, their effects on economies, and key debates surrounding their use.

Global Macro Investing - 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.

The Effects of Inflation on Global Investments
Learn how inflation affects global investments and how investors can hedge against the threat of inflation.

Quantitative Easing - How Central Banks Build Liquidity
Learn how quantitative easing helps central banks build liquidity when other options are exhausted, and how these efforts impact your portfolio.

What Caused the Eurozone Crisis and Potential Solutions
Discover what caused the Eurozone crisis and some potential solutions proposed by Eurozone leaders that could lead to sustained economic growth.

Causes of Inflation
Discover what inflation is, how it works, and how it affects investments.

What Is Deflation and How Does it Affect Investments?
Do you know what deflation is and how it affects stocks, bonds, and other assets? Here are some key takeaways.

What Is the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI)?
Learn what the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI index) is as an economic indicator, and why investors use PMI surveys as a guideline of economic health

Leading Indicators - What are Leading Economic Indicators?
Discover how leading economic indicators provide key short-term insights into economic growth or decline that can help investors stay ahead of trends.

Invest in France – A Guide to Investing in France
Learn the best way to invest in France with ETFs, ADRs and more.

Invest in Canada - Buying Canadian Stocks and Bonds
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.

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.

Greece's Settlement & Its Impact on the Eurozone
Greece struck an agreement with creditors in mid-July of 2015, but the country's problems are far from resolved and the impact on the Eurozone is large.

Global Allocation - What are Global Allocation Funds?
Discover a class of mutual funds that can invest anywhere across asset classes and geographic location.

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.

Trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
Learn about Canada's leading stock exchange and why investors may want to look at investing directly in the country's markets.

All About Investment in the Philippines
Learn about investment in the Philippines, on the Goldman Sachs' Next Eleven as an economy positioned to grow significantly over the coming years.

How Will the Brexit Work?
The 'Brexit' caught a lot of investors off-guard, but the mechanics of a 'Brexit' could take time to play out.

The Three Best Sources of Investor Information
Do you know which are the three best places to look for investors and avoid information overload?

Alalyzing Country Risk for International Investing
Learn how to evaluate a country's risk by looking at both qualitative and quantitative factors.

Argentina Comes Back into Vogue after Macri Wins Presidency
Argentina's Mauricio Macri has promised big changes for the country's fledging economy, which could create opportunities for international investors.

Global Growth: Too Slow for Too Long?
The International Monetary Fund recently unveiled their latest mid-2016 global economic outlook and it cites some major risks that international investors shouldn't ignore.

Where is Brazil's Economy Headed in 2016-2018?
Brazil's economy has been suffering from lower commodity prices, a lack of political consensus on fiscal reforms, and deteriorating debt affordability, which is taking a toll on its economy.

Jamie Dimon Touts Argentina as Incredible Opportunity in Annual Report
JPMorgan Chairman & CEO Jamie Dimon wrote that Argentina was an 'incredible opportunity' in his 2015 annual report and we'll take a look at why he's so bullish.

What is Shadow Banking?
Learn about shadow banking and how it poses risks to international investors around the world.

How to Invest in the Global Tobacco Industry
Learn how to invest in the controversial, but lucrative, global tobacco industry.

Top 4 Asset Allocation Tips for International Investors
Discover four important tips for managing asset allocations in international investment portfolios.

How India is Defying Weakness in Emerging Markets
Discover some key differences between India and other emerging markets that has led to its outperformance from an economic standpoint in 2015.

Can Investors Still Rely on 7-8% Annual Returns?
Many investors are told to expect 7% to 8% returns over the long run, but are those figures reliable as the global economy is evolving?

How to Properly Value a Country's Equity Markets
Learn how to evaluate a country's equity market by looking beyond headline economic growth rates.

Investing in State-Owned Enterprises
State-owned enterprises look attractive on the surface, but should international investors include them in their portfolios?

Why Rebalancing is Important for International Investors
Portfolio rebalancing is vital strategy for international investors in order to maintain asset allocations and ensure the right levels of risk.

What Investors Can Learn from Robo-Advisors' International Exposure
Robo-advisors have risen in popularity among investors, but they also provide useful asset allocation tips for self-directed investors.

Commodity-linked Currencies Expose Cracks in Economies
Crude oil prices have taken a toll on commodity-dependent nations, while the true extent of the damage may just be scratching the surface.

International Smart Beta Fund Pros and Cons
Smart beta funds have attracted over a half trillion dollars in recent years, but are they a smart bet for international investors?

Invest Smarter: Smart-Beta Funds Rethink Global Investing
Discover why international investors may want to consider adding smart-beta ETFs to their portfolios to maximize risk-adjusted returns.

How to Build a Diversified Global Portfolio
Many investors the majority of their assets in domestic stocks - a big risk - but we'll show you how to easily create a diversified global portfolio.

Helicopter Money: The Last Hope for Combatting Deflation?
Helicopter money could be a last resort for governments and central banks to combat anemic growth and deflation across the developed world.

What Do Divergent Monetary Policies Mean for You?
Discover how divergent monetary policies in the U.S. and E.U. are likely to impact global markets and how international investors can prepare.

What Weak Commodities Mean for Emerging Markets
Learn how weak commodities impact emerging markets, how to assess the impact on an investment portfolio, and some hedging options for investors.

Measuring International Equity Returns with the CAPE Ratio
Learn how the CAPE ratio can help international investors improve returns by finding markets that are historically and relatively undervalued.

What is Top-Down Investing?
Discover what top-down investing is and learn how to apply the concepts to discover new international investment opportunities around the world.

Global Investments Projected Rise in 2015
Learn how foreign direct investment is changing and where the United Nations thinks FDI flows are headed over the coming years.

3 Tips for Managing Geopolitical Risk
Geopolitical risks can have a tremendous impact on global investment portfolios. Keep these three tips in mind in order to mitigate risk in your portfolio.

What Negative Interest Rates Mean for Investors
Learn what negative interest rates are, why they are used, and their impact on investors.

Economic Growth vs. Stock Performance
Discover why a fast growing economy doesn't necessarily translate to a bull market in its equities, as well as some important things for investors to watch.

How to Mitigate Interest Rate Risks
Learn how to mitigate the risk of rising or falling interest rates using some simple strategies.

What Caused the Russian Ruble Crisis?
Discover the root causes underlying the Russian ruble crisis and potential implications for international investors in the country. Learn more.

The ECB's 2015 Stimulus Plan & Its Impacts
Learn all about the ECB's 2015 bond-buying stimulus program and its implications for global financial markets.

How to Bet on a Country's Economic Decline
Learn how to use international ETFs and short selling to profit from a country's economic decline and expand the opportunities available to you.

What is the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank?
Learn all about China's Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank and potential implications for international investors.

Do Multinationals Count as International Diversification?
Discover why multinational companies may not be the best way to diversify internationally and some alternatives for building a diversified portfolio.

What Are Country ETFs?
Discovery why Country ETFs are a great way to gain exposure to foreign markets, as well as some important considerations for investors before buying them.

Survivorship Bias And Global Equity Returns
Learn how survivorship bias can affect equity performance calculations, particularly when looking at international investment opportunities.

What is the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect?
Learn why international investors should pay close attention to the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect for the benefits and risks it creates in the region.

Tips for Buying & Selling International Stocks
Learn why international investors should avoid using market orders and some better options for ensuring that you're getting the best price when buying or selling equities.

Guide to Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and ETFs
Hong Kong is the world's freest economy and one of the world's leading financial centers. Learn about Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and ETFs.

The Greenspan Put, the Bernanke Put and Other Central Bank Puts
Learn how central banks can provide investors with a put option of sorts when they pursue cheap money policies.

A Guide to Investment in the Middle East
Discover the best ways to build exposure and investment in the Middle East, given its extensive energy resources and rapidly growing population.

Guide to Investing in Thailand
Discover the best ways to invest in Thailand's growing economy using ETFs and ADRs.

How to Invest in Panamanian Stocks and Real Estate
Learn how to invest in Panama's rapidly growing stock market and real estate market.

How to Invest in Switzerland
Learn about Swiss investments with ETFs, ADRs or by purchasing individual stocks on the country's stock exchanges, like the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Guide to Investing in Peru
Learn all about Peru's economy and the best way for U.S. citizens to invest in it.

A Guide to Investing in Singapore
Singapore is known in the investment community as one of Asia's largest trading hubs. Learn more about investing in Singapore through EFTs and more.

A Guide to Investing in Egypt
Discover the best ways to invest in one of the Middle East/Africa's largest emerging markets.

Germany's DAX 30 (Deutscher Aktien) Index
The DAX 30 is a German blue chip stock market index similar to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) in the United States.

The Countries with the Most Growth Potential
Instead of just looking at raw growth in gross domestic product (GDP), investors should instead seek high-growth economies that are also well-diversified.

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?

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An index of categories in the

Top Emerging Market Economies in Global Economy
Emerging markets have suffered over the past couple of years after experiencing some tremendous success in the earlier part of the decade. 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 to Invest in Foreign Currency the Easy Way
Discover the benefits, risks, and most effective ways to invest in foreign currency. An easy way to invest is to look at ETFs or Exchange-Traded Funds.

How to Invest in the World's Entrepreneurs
Discover how to invest in microfinance bonds and equity into order to help aspiring entrepreneurs around the world while generating a safe return.

MSCI EAFE International Stock Market Index
Background, articles, and links about MSCI EAFE - the Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia and Far East index.

What Are CoCo Bonds?
Learn all about coco bonds and why they've dominated the headlines in early 2016.

Where are European Stocks Headed in 2016
Discover what's driving the Eurozone economy moving into 2016 and what it means for international investors interested in the region.

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.

Will International Bond ETFs Outperform Treasuries?
The Federal Reserve's decision to hike interest rates in late-2015 could make international bonds an attractive alternative for investors.

What Are German Bunds and Bund Spreads?
Are you interested in international investment? Learn more about bund spreads, where to find them, and how to trade them.

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What You Need to Know About the Yuan's Devaluation
China's devaluation of the yuan took the market by surprise, but why did the country take action and what's in store for an increasingly popular currency?

Important Concepts to Know
Some important concepts that all international investors should know prior to investing.

Investing by Sector or Industry
Learn how to invest in specific sectors or industries around the world.

What Are the JP Morgan EMBI, EMBI+ and EMBIG Indexes?
Discover the three most influential emerging market bond indexes in the market and what they mean for individual investors when selecting funds.

How Would China's Slowdown Affect the Global Economy?
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.

Guides to Investing by Country
Guides to invest by country. International Investing.

How Turkey's Failed Coup Could Impact Investors
Turkey's failed coup attempt has dramatically changed the political landscape, but what does it mean for international investors and traders?

Guides to Investing by Region
A series of guides for those looking to invest in specific regions around the world using ADRs, ETFs, and foreign stocks and bonds.

What Caused the Russian Financial Crisis of 2014 and 2015
Russia's financial crisis has taken a toll both on the ruble and the country's equity markets, but what are the causes behind the crisis and could the fortunes reverse?

What's Next for British Stocks?
The 'Brexit' referendum appears to have had a benign impact on British stocks, but a look behind the scenes shows a very different picture.

How China's Stock Market Differs from Others
Discover the major differences between China's stock market and others around the developed and emerging world.

How Will Restructuring Plans Affect Puerto Rico's Bonds
Puerto Rico may have defaulted on its general obligation bonds, but a fiscal oversight board and restructuring could improve the situation.

Understanding American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)
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.

Should You Invest in Global Bonds with Record Low Yields?
Global bond markets have experienced record low yields over the past several years, but investors may want to think twice before buying into them now.

Building a Classic 3-Fund Portfolio with ETFs
Discover how to build a diverse ETF portfolio with international exposure using the three-fund portfolio concept.

How Much International Exposure Should You Have?
Getting started in foreign investing? Decide how much of your portfolio to allocate to international markets to get maximum international exposure.

The Four Largest Emerging Markets (BRICs)
Discover the four largest emerging market economies — Brazil, Russia, India and China — and how to invest in these essential markets the smart way.

How to Analyze Fund Flow Data
Learn how to find and interpret fund flow data to paint a macro picture and gain an edge in your investing. Better understand mutual funds and ETFs.

What is a Currency Crisis?
Learn about the causes and solutions to a currency crisis as well as some famous examples of currency crises including the Asian crisis of 1997.

Stock Indices by Country
Discover popular stock indices associated with individual countries around the world.

Eurozone Doubles GDP Growth Rate in Strong Start to 2016
Learn what's behind the Eurozone's strong first quarter performance and how to capitalize on investment opportunities in the region.

History of Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI)
MSCI is one of the most common acronyms that you’ll encounter as you begin to explore the world of international investing.

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.

How International Markets Impact U.S. Stocks
Many domestic stocks generate a lot of international sales and investors should be aware of that exposure to hedge against risks.

Top 10 International Investing Websites
Discover the best international investing blogs to help formulate ETF, ADR, and foreign investment ideas using macroeconomic and specific insights.

Japan’s Currency: How To Invest In & Buy Japanese Yen
Learn why and how to invest in Japanese yen with ETFs or in the forex markets.

3 Economic Warning Signs Global Investors Need to Know
Discover three economic warning signs that all international investors should watch out for in their portfolios.

How to Buy Euros as an Investment
Discover how investors can buy euros using ETFs or more directly in the forex market.

International Mutual Funds - Pros and Cons of International Funds
Should you invest in international funds or pick your own international stocks? This article examines the pros and cons of both approaches.

How China is Impacting the Global Economy
A look at how China's economy is impacting the global markets both positively and negatively.

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.

Is Global Renewable Energy Resistant to Oil Prices?
The renewable energy sector attracted record levels of investment in 2015 despite the collapse in crude oil prices - will these trends continue head?

3 Factors Causing China's Stock Market Volatility
China's stock market has seen unprecedented volatility in 2015 and 2016, erasing much of their gains made in mid-2014. There are three big reasons for the sudden movements.

India Pulls Ahead of China as Economic Growth Engine
India's economy jumped ahead of China's in terms of economic growth rates after the business-friendly Narendra Modi took office as the new Prime Minister.

What is Global Impact Investing?
Discover what global impact investing is and how individual investors can get involved through publicly-traded funds, community websites, and individual bonds.

Japan Post IPO: What Investors Need to Know
Japan Post's IPO creates an opportunity for investors and could provide a boost to the country's struggling economy.

Will Canada's Market Recover Under Trudeau?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to increase fiscal stimulus and implement a number of other changes to boost the economy in 2016 and beyond.

Frontier and Emerging Market ETFs
Learn how to invest in frontier and emerging markets the easy way using ETFs.

What are Credit Default Swaps?
Learn what credit default swaps (CDS) are and how they are used as an insurance tool, speculation tool and in arbitrate scenarios.

Vanguard Targets International Income Investors with New Dividend ETFs
International portfolios tend to have higher dividend yields than domestic portfolios, which makes Vanguard's new international dividend ETFs worth watching.

Why You Shouldn’t Group All Emerging Markets Together
Learn why emerging market economies shouldn't be all grouped into the same category and how international investors can find opportunities.

What Are the Troubled Ten?
Learn the 10 countries that Morgan Stanley believes could suffer the most from China's currency devaluation and turmoil in emerging markets.

Kazakhstan's Devaluation and the Global Currency War
A look at Kazakhstan's recent devaluation of the tenge and the potential for an escalating currency in emerging market economies.

China Looks to Reform the Commodities Market
A look at how China plans to change the way commodities are traded, including its reforms aimed at opening up the market and the launch of trading on its own exchanges.

Vulture Funds: How Hedge Funds Gamble on Distressed Debt
Vulture funds buy up distressed debt for pennies on the dollar and attempt to collect it in full, but they have attracted some harsh critics over the years.

What Puerto Rico's Default Means for Investors
Puerto Rico's default has left it in a state of legal limbo, while vulture funds have acquired a large amount of the debt, but how does this affect investors?

How China's Stock Interventions Impact Investors
Discover the potential consequences of China's stock market interventions as it relates to international investors.

How to Capitalize on a Stronger U.S. Dollar
Learn how to hedge against the impact of foreign currencies and whether the strategy is appropriate for your international portfolio.

Are Currency-Hedged ETFs Worth It?
Currency-hedge ETFs have been strong performers in 2014 and early 2015, but international investors may want to think twice before investing in them.

Top 3 Global Macro Hedge Funds to Follow
Learn how to follow investments made by some of the leading global macro hedge funds in the world using 13F-HR and 13G SEC filings.

Top 3 Low-Cost Index ETFs for Global Diversification
Discover three low-cost ETFs that can help international investors save money and improve returns when buying equities outside of the United States.

How Currencies Movements Affect Earnings
Learn how currencies affect corporate earnings and why international investors may want to look a bit deeper than the headline figures.

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