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The Growing Middle Class Creates New Markets

The Growing Middle Class Creates New Markets

Despite all the doom and gloom about globalization on the run, it’s important to keep in mind what this international movement has meant to the world over the past three decades. In 1990, half the population in emerging market regions lived on less than $1.25 a day, and 25% were in extreme poverty. Now, only...

Where in the World to Invest With Emerging Markets

Where in the World to Invest

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” This centuries-old idiom, while apropos in many scenarios, reflects the conundrum of the modern-day stock market investor looking for growth in a world with very little to be found. With so few sure-thing investments, a “one-eyed man” is harder than ever to come by....

Peru Attractive Despite Eccentric Politics

Peru Attractive Despite Eccentric Politics

Overall, Peru’s economic management is a model for its neighbors, and the country is well worth investors’ attention. This is odd at first glance, however, because you would think Peru’s economic policy would be in shambles… For example, outgoing President Ollanta Humala was a fan of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, whose out-of-control spending landed the country...

The Philippines Gets It Right

The Philippines Gets It Right

For the casual observer in the U.S., the most remarkable outcome of recent elections in the Philippines is the ascension of boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao to his home country’s upper legislative chamber. For the “people’s champion,” there will be no multi-million-dollar rematch with Floyd “Money” Mayweather. For guys like Wall Street Daily Global Markets...

Argentina Investing: Change is Coming

Don’t Cry for Argentina, Change Is Here

In the early 20th century, Argentina was ranked as one of the 10 richest countries in the world. People used the phrase “rich like Argentina” to describe the fabulously wealthy. It was the future. Then a combination of factors made the country come crashing down – including military dictatorships, the populism that was Peronism, various...

Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Companies Stand to Profit?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership – Who Profits?

After eight years of planning and more than five years of mind-numbing negotiations, America and 11 other Pacific Rim nations representing 37% of the global economy finally reached an agreement on the largest regional trade accord in history – the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The negotiating text alone consists of 30 chapters and thousands of pages...

Global Infrastructure: Invest in the Backbone of Economies

Invest in Global Infrastructure

When you arrive for the first time in a new city or a foreign country, the first thing you notice is the airport, and then the roads or the subway on the way to your hotel – the infrastructure. Aside from making an impression on visitors, it’s the very foundation and backbone of a modern...

The Best (and Safest) Way to Invest in Turkey

The Best (and Safest) Way to Invest in Turkey

On November 1, Turkey’s president, Recep Erdogan, scored a resounding victory in the country’s general election when his ruling AKP party won 317 of the 550 seats in the Turkish Grand National Assembly. In doing so, his government earned the right to form a government on its own. Good news for investors, right? After all,...