Benjamin Shepherd is a recognized exchange-traded fund (ETF), mutual fund and stock expert with an extensive background analyzing time-tested funds, including their managers and strategies. Ben looks for investments that have proven themselves in both bull and bear markets. Ben also specializes in covering emerging markets, pinpointing the most dynamic investments in developing nations for market-beating growth.
Ben is chief investment strategist of Global Investment Strategist, which examines top-performing investments in Brazil, Russia, India, China, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, and other rising economic powers. Along with these duties, Ben finds time to regularly contribute to Personal Finance, Investing Daily’s flagship product.
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That yield won’t be quite so sweet if and when the defaults occur
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Argentina is now basically stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Foreign investment hasn’t slowed and life in Thailand is carrying on largely as usual.
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While it remains to be seen just how effective the ECB’s easing program will be, we’re already seeing its impact on emerging Europe.
While the current spat between Russia and the Europe doesn’t mark a sudden about-face in any nation’s energy policy, it could ultimately create a big market for our glut of natural gas.