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 an analyst for Global Income Edge and regularly contributes to Personal Finance, Investing Daily’s flagship product.
We’re thankful we made good calls this year.
With prices low and inventory high, the sector lacks the dividend pricing power we look for.
The Trans Pacific Partnership will help with patents and expansion into new countries.
While no company is recession-proof, infrastructure-heavy ones tend to fare better in tough times.
European companies are still showing a clear preference for boosting payouts.
While the Trans Pacific Partnership isn’t going to radically change the world, it opens up a number of opportunities.
The region’s markets are doing better than the U.S. market, despite deflation worries.
Today’s rate decision doesn’t make international bonds more attractive.
Look past drug cartels to low inflation and thriving businesses.
We won’t get much peace until our central bank makes a move.