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This Says Our Favorite Biotech Is Off to the Races

Shares of a promising biotech we recommended back in February 2013 – jumped as much as 27% to a three-month high of $14.20 yesterday after the company said a new cancer drug met its main goal in a midstage clinical trial.

Its shares backtracked a bit as the day progressed but still closed 17.6% higher for the session. These shares have advanced 361% since we first told you about them. The stock has generated a peak gain of 456%, making it one of the 31 recommendations we’ve made to you that have doubled or better since we launched Private Briefing in August 2011. (More on that later…)

  • How to Invest in Frontier Markets and Tap the World's Fastest Growth Earth globe So many times people miss out on the early, most lucrative stages of a blockbuster investing trend like tech or emerging markets simply because they don't realize how big it will turn out to be. That's why we want our readers to know about frontier markets now... Don't miss this opportunity...
  • How to Invest in India's $10 Billion Defense Sector… Ammo 3

    Here's how the other emerging Asian power can make money for investors

    China's desire to dominate the seas of Asia is being challenged by an emerging regional rival - India.

    With this shift in the balance of power in Asia, those who know how to invest in India's military and economic rise stand to profit handsomely from a real "ground floor" opportunity.

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  • Emerging Markets: Is This A "New Chapter" for Turkey? This Eurasian country was the best performer among the emerging markets in 2012. Turkish stocks climbed an astounding 56% last year. On a recent trip to Istanbul, Frank Holmes investigated this surprising trend. Take a look. Read More...
  • Investing in 2013: Watch These Emerging Market Rebounders World globe

    Broadly speaking, 2012 was an excellent year for investing in emerging markets stocks and ETFs - making some of them a good bet for investing in 2013.

    The returns offered by the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (NYSE: EEM), which has almost $51 billion in assets under management and is used by many professional investors as an emerging markets benchmark, indicate as much. EEM, the second-largest emerging markets ETF, returned 13.4% last year.

    Given that EEM offers exposure (to varying degrees) to more than 20 countries, the ETF's 2012 performance could leave some investors thinking the just completed year was one big party for developing market equities. Unfortunately, that was not the case as some of the developing world's marquee countries, at least at the ETF level, were absolute laggards.

    So while investors were tantalized by the jaw-dropping returns generated by ETFs tracking the likes of Mexico, the Philippines and Thailand just to name a few, chances are there were some mediocre performances from ETFs tracking countries in the same region.

    However, there is an important factor when it comes to investing in emerging markets and it is one that runs counter to conventional wisdom.

    The conventional wisdom is that it's best to avoid laggards and embrace leaders. But with emerging markets ETFs, they take turns moving between the leaders and laggards categories.

    For example, the iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index Fund (NYSE: THD) finished 2011 in the red. In 2012, THD gained over 36%, making it one of the best ETFs tracking any asset class.

    While that doesn't mean THD is bound to be a laggard this year, it does mean some emerging markets funds that left investors with sour tastes in their mouths last year have the potential to soar in 2013.

    Here are a couple to consider.

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  • Emerging Markets 2013: The Unsung Gems of Latin America For investors in search of growth in 2013, one of the best places to look is in emerging markets, particularly in the often-neglected region of Latin America.

    While most of the talk about investing in emerging markets over the past several years has focused on Asia, particularly China and India, Latin America has been quietly enjoying a nice little boom of its own.

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  • The IMF's Change on Capital Controls Adds Danger for Emerging Market Investors The IMF is up to no good again.

    On Monday they released a new report on international capital flows which relaxed its opposition to exchange controls.

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  • Emerging Markets Stocks 2013: Don't Miss These Next Waves of Growth Amid a turbulent market environment in 2012, emerging markets stocks have been, well, turbulent.

    Some markets (Colombia, Mexico and Thailand to name a few) have performed well. Others have disappointed (Brazil and Russia stand as two laggards.)

    But as Money Morning Global Investing Strategist Martin Hutchinson explained last week, economic growth has shifted to these developing economies.

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