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  • Indian Inflation Accelerates Again [View article]
    Wage raises like 20+% for millions of government servants on top of the millions of $s loaned to farmers waived by banks are not good for India's future.
    Aug 18, 2008. 09:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Malaysiapore' ETFs Fade with Falling Growth [View article]
    Agree.S'pore and Malaysia collaborate and work on many things together but Singapore is one step ahead of Malaysia always. Malaysians are trying to catch up but unable to so far due to many factors. For any investor looking for Asian emerging market exposure, Malaysia is a better bet than others.
    Aug 18, 2008. 08:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Latest ETF: Adding South Korea and Singapore to the Emerging Asia Mix [View article]
    While the idea for this new ETF is good, do we really need any of these new ETFs that seem to garner a few million in assets?. Kind of like old wine in a new bottle.
    Aug 18, 2008. 08:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Singapore ETF Outperforms Asian Peers, but Outlook Is Uncertain [View article]
    Very informative article.Thanks Don.Singapore is becoming the "Switzerland of Asia" for finances.All the top banks of the world have opened offices there.A new casino and entertainment complex is coming up right near downtown.Long-term growth looks promising.
    Aug 8, 2008. 07:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greenspan: Still Almost Childlike in His Idealism [View article]
    When Uncle Alan retired, BusinessWeek had a cartoon where he was in the bathtub playing with toys like a small kid.:-)

    We would be better off if he actually did that to kill time than to open his mouth on tv or write articles.
    Aug 6, 2008. 07:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 South American Stocks Offering Interesting Opportunities [View article]
    Interesting picks. Thanks for the post.
    Aug 6, 2008. 06:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Struggling ETFs [View article]
    I think its unfair to list NETS etfs in this list even though they have very few assets.NETS launched a whole bunch of these country specific etfs like DAX for Germany recently. So it may take some time before they grow. What do other readers think?
    Aug 5, 2008. 07:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Canadian National: The Best Railroad for This Recession [View article]
    Agree.CNI is a well-run company.But they could do better like their competitor CP. CNI carries a lot of the natural resources and of course cars made by GM,Ford,etc. from Canada into the US. Go CNI !!
    Jul 26, 2008. 11:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Van Eck's New Gulf States Index ETF [View article]
    Besides what topax point out, most of the "companies" that are publicly listed in these countries are nothing more than pet projects for the sheiks and their family friends like sons,daughters, cousins,etc. Nobody knows the real finances of these companies except the insiders.So beware before jumping into those parts of the world.
    Jul 26, 2008. 12:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bangalore Blasts Threaten Indian Outsourcing [View article]
    Like other posters say,IT is NOT the lifeblood of India. Agriculture is.
    Jul 26, 2008. 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Middle East Oil Kingpins ETF: More Concentrated, Slightly Pricier [View article]
    Neat post.The gulf countries are undergoing a great economic boom.Dubai is fast becoming a financial hub with many construction projects underway. Overall investors looking for decent profits will go to places where they can it - even it means putting their money in middle east companies.
    Jul 26, 2008. 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ABB Perfectly Positioned to Benefit from Global Infrastructure Boom [View article]
    I agree with MichaelSchmichael. While ABB has a great future I think the infrastructure boom has been over hyped in emerging markets. India for example is cutting down or postponing many infrastructure projects as it tries to control double digit inflation.So ABB will be impacted to some extent.
    Jul 7, 2008. 06:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time to Change Country Mix in World Market-Cap [View article]
    I think most investors are heavily weighted in US stocks because they are forced to own them - either thru 52 plans as DrBagel points out, thru 401k or other plans. Or it is just "Financial Advisors" pushing the notion that they must own "US" company stocks because it is patriotic to do so and foreign stocks involve too many risks such as political,currency risk. There are plenty of opportunities outside of US. But most US investors are not aware of them. Somewhere I read an article all of us should go for 50% US and 50% non-US stocks in portfolio allocation.
    Jun 23, 2008. 05:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Frontier Markets ETF: Can You Handle It? [View article]
    I don't like this heavy weightage for a handful of countries either especially for a "Frontier" market ETF. Good idea to wait and watch this thing.
    Jun 17, 2008. 05:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing in China's Falling Stock Market [View article]
    Whats the point of this article? Does anyone know?
    Jun 17, 2008. 05:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment