Tobacco. Fast Food. Alcohol. Gambling. These are some of humanity's favorite vices, which also happens to make them excellent investments. After all, doing things that are bad for you not only never goes out style, it's one of the world's most dependable growth markets.
Investors love emerging markets because they know that's where most of the world's growth is. But not all emerging markets are created equal. Fortunately, the best places to put your money all have something in common.
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...
Cisco announced plans to cut 4,000 more jobs (5% of its global workforce); the sales forecast for the quarter came in surprisingly low.
Egypt’s uprising shows that emerging market middle classes desire more economic freedom. Where will protests next emerge? Higher food prices are one clue. Read more...
President Obama is wrapping up a wide-ranging trip to Africa this week, one in which he talked about everything from human rights, the triumphs of Nelson Mandela, a return to growth in Zimbabwe and the prospects of an African renaissance.
But it was his comments about access to electricity that should have drawn the most attention. The President is setting the stage for a huge leap in Africa's standard of living - and most people probably didn't notice.
If you have a sweet spot for Godiva chocolates, you’ll love the delicious investment in Africa that Frank Holmes has discovered… Read more...
Contrary to what you may think, the U.S. is not the best performing market in the world. Frank Holmes discusses why a great place to search for yield now is overseas… Read more...
With most of the world's major economies running the printing presses to the point of absurdity, there's one country that's in the catbird seat when it comes a strong, stable economy.
It's a country that runs a budget surplus, has interest rates above the level of inflation, and also has a trade surplus.
And it's only going to get better.
Here's the country that's got its economy firing on all cylinders...
While the Standard & Poor's 500 Index 10% first-quarter gain was great, it wasn't the world's best.
One of the standout performances in 2013's first quarter was in a market that's off many investors' radar screens: the Philippines.
The Philippine stock market, valued at about $236 billion, rose by 17.8% in the first quarter.
If you're looking for ways to profit from soaring emerging market growth, you don't have to go overseas.
Some of the best investments to play emerging economies are in the United States.
Investors need exposure to emerging market growth, as U.S. GDP grew a paltry 2.2% last year, ranking 137th worldwide. The prospects for this year don't look much better.
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.
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.
On Monday they released a new report on international capital flows which relaxed its opposition to exchange controls.
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.