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  • 5 Reasons to Watch South Africa's ETFs [View article]
    The soccer world cup next year appears to be timed to boost the economy substantially.
    Nov 6 05:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerging Market Rally to Continue, ETF Gurus Agree [View article]
    There is money flowing into commodities based on speculation about commodity demand and ETF flows from investors. If this doesn't materialize then what happens to these investments.
    Nov 6 04:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Less than Good News from Germany [View article]
    Exporting countries are struggling to replace the lost demand from the American consumer. Makes sense.
    Nov 6 04:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bundesbank Agrees to Sell Gold [View article]
    Its seem like a good time to sell gold and diversify their assets.
    Nov 6 04:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Shifting into Recovery-Oriented Stocks [View article]
    There seems to be a lot of commentary on SA suggesting the 30's. I think this more like the 1980s to me.
    Nov 6 03:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Lessons from Recession [View article]
    Yen carry trade worked because of almost a decade of low interest rate. Can the same work here given 8 months - 1 year before fed starts tightening and interest rates go back up?
    Nov 6 03:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Canada Caught in the U.S. Dollar's Web [View article]
    Interesting article, shows the pressures on exporters around the world as the US dollar depreciates. Wonder how much central bank support is going to come for the treasury auctions.
    Nov 5 03:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Record Inflows Favor Emerging Market Bond ETFs [View article]
    There may be a secular change in the funding of Emerging bonds given the income gains over the past decade, such that they are self-financing versus seeking external funds.
    The ETFs are probably just piling onto an improving domestic investment climate in the emerging world.
    Nov 5 02:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Treasury Yields Are a Good Barometer of Economy's Future Prospects [View article]
    I would chime in that central bank buying is also an investment in global trade, some of which trickle back to the US.
    Nov 4 05:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • All ETF Portfolio Performance - The Power of Dollar Cost Averaging [View article]
    Great article, good review of dollar cost averaging.
    Nov 4 05:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Asia's ETF Recovery: Smooth Sailing Ahead? [View article]
    US economy is still vital for Asian growth
    Nov 4 05:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Riding the Rails: Why BNI Was Berkshire's Best Bet - And Vintage Buffett [View article]
    Excellant analysis. Good objective data, you made your point, I understand Buffet's reasoning and agree that this would be good for the country on many levels.
    Nov 3 05:59 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • First-Time Homebuyers Proliferate: What Are the Consequences? [View article]
    Housing market will improve once the inventory levels are closer to demand, so inventory clearing can play an important role in market recovery.
    Nov 3 10:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Weakness in Equities, Commodities Is a Buying Opportunity [View article]
    Good level headed commentary, to counter emotional fear mongering throughout this site. There are reasonable arguments for a 2nd downturn, but you need to also accept the economy has recovered from its bottom at the beginning of the year and the 2nd depression is not happening.
    Nov 2 06:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons Africa ETFs Look Appealing [View article]
    I think you need to pick your countries when you invest in africa, I would not invest in Guinea, but Botswana is very attractive.
    Nov 2 06:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment