Mark Mobius is the authority on frontier markets, the ” emerging markets of the future.” As executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, Mobius spends 250 – 300 days a year travelling to economic final frontier. Business Insider caught up with Mobius while he was out in Georgia, a tiny […]
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The Emerging Markets have been an awful place to invest this year. With global growth remaining sluggish while interest rates rise, investors have been quick to pull their money out of these markets. Stocks, bonds and currencies have all struggled. However, many people have been missing the impressive resilience of […]
In its March edition, Bloomberg Markets Magazine ranks the top 25 frontier markets for investors.
[credit provider=”smile4kenny via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-sYC94DYGY&feature=related”] In a year when hedge funds are getting crushed, emerging and frontier market-focused firm Caravel Management is up over 30%.Business Insider heard Caglar Somek, a partner and portfolio manager at Caravel, talk about the firm’s strategy at Bloomberg’s Hedge Fund Summit last week.
iShares added to its lineup of more than 200 exchange-traded products last week with the launch of its first fund targeting economies that are one run below emerging markets. The new iShares MSCI Frontier 100 Index Fund (FM) will hold approximately 100 of the largest frontier market stocks, delivering access […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons/Jósa Levente Zoltán, Jósa András”] Stock markets around the world are taking a hit due to the ripple effects across the global economy of the euro crisis and the Asia slowdown. However, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts Wesley Fogel and Michael Harris see bright spots in the frontier […]
In a recent interview, I was asked whether I was becoming a “frontiersman” in my quest for the next big investment opportunity. It’s true that many of my recent investment adventures have taken place in frontier markets – the smaller, less-developed cousins of the emerging markets. I view frontier markets […]
Some of the most exciting economic growth stories are occuring in the frontier markets. These are the countries with small economies that are on the verge of being considered an emerging market like Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dhaka-Bangladesh.jpg”] The World Bank recently released their semi-annual “Global Economic Prospects” report. Contained in the report is the institution’s up-to-date growth forecasts.We pulled the 29 countries with the highest growth over the next two years based on World Bank’s 2013 and 2014 growth estimates.
[credit provider=”jayhem via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayhem/1045709386/”] After emerging markets had a dismal year in 2011, many investors turned their attention to frontier markets. But in its latest note UBS suggests ‘retreating from the frontier’.Frontier markets often lure in investors because they have extraordinary growth opportunities that could eclipse those offered by […]
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=africa%20construction&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1333289558&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=113543706e5d43cd99062d7d66080674&dbm=PY2010&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] As developed markets struggle with their economic recoveries and emerging market economies slow, some investors are turning to frontier markets like Africa for investment opportunities.Business Insider spoke with Robert Scharar of Commonwealth Funds who has visited Africa for 16 years. He started his Africa Fund in […]
We’ve been talking a lot about the Egyptian market this year, since it’s been so hot, but for those actually craving something exotic and risky, why not go for something a little interesting.
While emerging markets were considered a niche or “exotic” investment when I started investing in the late 1980s, many investors are now familiar with them and I’m seeing more and more investors turning to emerging markets as a way to diversify their portfolios. Yet, emerging markets themselves are not a […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celilo_mural_salem_capital.jpg”] Investing in emerging markets, such as the BRIC economies, have been all the rave as investors seek growth while developed markets slow.But even the emerging markets have become less attractive. China faces a decelerating economy, India lacks the flexibility to stimulate its economy, Russia will have […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:North_Korean_won.jpg”] Before you actually trade North Korean bonds, you should realise that doing so would be boosting the liquidity in a bond market that is used to finance a regime that oppresses its people. For more on this, read this.Having said that, here’s the deal with the […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:S05-The_Final_Frontier-Poster_art.png”] The BRIC economies have had a bad year, with their equity markets down a collective 22.1%, and investors are looking for the next big thing.In a new report, Citi’s Andrew Howell identifies 15 “Frontier” markets that will provide big returns for investors for decades.
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