8 US Stocks With International Exposure.

Investment pros recommend that US based investors should have anywhere from 20-45% of their stock holdings in foreign companies. It’s not the geographic location of the company that’s important to the asset allocation, but the diversification of economies.

This is because foreign economies usually do not move in parallel with the US economy, but that has [...]

Mutual Fund Monday: PIMCO Launching New Global Fund.

According to a recent Edgar filing , PIMCO will soon be launching a new fund: PIMCO Global Opportunities Fund .

It’s going to be a global value fund of common and preferred stock. The fund will target equities in one of 3 countries, one of which may be the U.S..

Criteria used for determining whether a stock [...]

Mutual Fund Monday – What 2009 Trends Mean for 2010.

Many investors take the change in calendar year as an opportunity to assess their portfolios and the future, and hopefully get their portfolios aligned with the future direction of the stock market. One way in which to do this is to look back on the year that’s passed and see what worked and what didn’t, [...]

3 Retail Stocks For the BRIC Countries.

American consumers are spending less, and this presents a big hurdle for American retail stocks. But investors can still cash in on emerging markets over the next couple decades.

Big spenders.

The emergence of the middle class in so called BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) is the most important demographic change of the 21st century.

According [...]

Investing Around the Blogosphere: July 2009 Roundup.

It’s the end of July, and that means it’s time for a roundup of investing news, tips and general info from around the blogosphere!


The ETF DataBase has a great post detailing the history of the ETF industry by way of 25 people who helped create it. Read The ETF Hall of Fame: 25 People Who [...]

3 ETFs for the Bear Market Rally.

When bear markets rally, it’s often the small caps and technology stocks that lead the way. Here are 3 ETFs that may help you make the most of the current rally.

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM ).

The EEM is comprised of 329 stocks from countries that have yet to mature economically. This translates into high [...]