Bought some VNM (Market Vectors Vietnam ETF), today @19.05. Bought a small, exploratory amount with plans on adding more in small increments. Basically, my parents came back from a month long trip to SE Asia and were blown away by the people and happenings in Vietnam. I watched their slideshow and listened to what they had to say. Then I thought about it, did some brief research, and bought some VNM. That simple! I bought a small amount because I have almost no clue what I'm doing, but I had to buy something in order not to allow myself to let this intrigue slip away into the ongoings of life. With some skin in the game, I'll pay attention, learn something, and hopefully make some money! Ironically, I was working for a guy today who earned 2 purple hearts in Vietnam shortly after graduating from high school. So much has changed since that terrible time!
Disclosure: The author is long BP, T, VNM.