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  • Mid-Year Picks and Pans From Barron's Roundtable Part III [View article]
    Couldn't agree more.Another things invests ought to do is switch off business channels.
    Jun 16, 2008. 07:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ukraine: Overlooked, Yet a Promising Emerging Market [View article]
    I would agree Diego.Countries like Pakistan,Nigeria,Vietn... are not any better than Ukraine.In fact they are probably worse then Ukraine. I haven't heard of any Ukranian stocks or funds traded in US as ADRs.But if one goes as far as to invest in frontier markets like Indonesia, Vietname, Pakistan they might as well invest in Ukraine also.Just my 2 cents.
    Jun 16, 2008. 07:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Claymore Launches First Ever Frontier ETF; PowerShares, Van Eck Close Behind [View article]
    I agree with ThirstyForAfrica.South Africa is the most dominant piece in most African funds. Africa is much more than just one country.

    Surprising to see Poland at nearly 25%. Is Poland that promising?
    Jun 13, 2008. 12:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Northern Trust's NETS Pose a Genuine Challenge to iShares? [View article]
    NETS Etfs will survive but it will take a while before they can get any where closer to ishares.
    Jun 9, 2008. 07:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Employment Report Disaster [View article]
    The unemployment numbers are far worse than what is reported by the govt. agencies. Many folks are out of work and can't find jobs.
    Jun 9, 2008. 07:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iShares Austria: Exposure to Rapid Growth in Post-Communist Europe [View article]
    I agree Austria has many advantages over other countries but caution is needed now. In many of these East European countries inflation is creeping high and too many investors are pouring money into these small countries.
    Jun 8, 2008. 02:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Rising Risk of Emerging Markets [View article]
    Chinese stocks are still overvalued.I think they will drop dramatically even before the games.
    Jun 3, 2008. 05:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finance, Credit Cards, and the Fed [View article]
    I agree with your first item there.Today "Quants" (for Quantitative Analyst) are hot in the markets.These are folks who have financial engineering or Ph.D. degrees and make all the models that are in use today at most financial institutions.Oh by the way those Quants make a lot of moolah too...
    Jun 2, 2008. 07:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will the FTSE's Weakness Persist? [View article]
    Bradford and Bingley seems to be stupid even when it comes to share offering. Maybe they are another Northern Rock in waiting...
    Jun 2, 2008. 07:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nusbaum: Portfolio for a New Era [View article]
    I agree with User 197614.If one does not catch a sector at the right time they may end up holding the stock while it languishes. This is especially true with mid and small caps which don't pay any dividends or pay very little.

    Bluesmoke - you are so correct.It takes a lot of work just to stay in the same place due to inflation.Forget about getting ahead.
    Jun 2, 2008. 07:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Compared with Canada, U.S. Economy Looks OK [View article]
    I too think that Canada will do just fine.It is the US that I am more worried about.
    Jun 1, 2008. 03:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These 32 Commercial Banks and Thrifts May See the Dung Hit the Fan [View article]
    Glacier Bank may come out fine out of this mess since they operate in states like Montana,Wyoming,Dakota... etc.The stock is holding pretty good when compared to other banks of similar size.So far they havevn't announced huge losses and their loan portfolio is ok.
    Jun 1, 2008. 03:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Canadian National Railway: Choo-choo, Ka-ching! [View article]
    CNI is larger than Canadian Pacific - CP.However in recent years CP stock is doing much better than CNI. CNI's CEO Hunter Harrison is running this operation well but the stock price does not reflect that.Hopefully like the article mentions the Prince Rupert terminal will kickoff a great run of the stock.
    Jun 1, 2008. 03:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Calendar Year Country Fund Returns: 1997-2007+ [View article]
    The Swiss ETF - EWL seems to always an average performer.Others like EWG,EWD are probably better bets.
    Jun 1, 2008. 02:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seven Ways to Invest in Chile [View article]
    Nice list.Thanks for the compilation.
    Jun 1, 2008. 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment