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Benjamin Shepherd

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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Don’t Buy Into the Bond Mania

by Benjamin Shepherd on July 17, 2014

That yield won’t be quite so sweet if and when the defaults occur

Can’t Afford Beef? Buy a TV!

by Benjamin Shepherd on July 11, 2014

If you dig into the components of the CPI you’ll likely be left wondering what most of the components actually have to do with daily life

Mexico: The World’s New China

by Benjamin Shepherd on July 10, 2014

In addition to lower labor costs and taxes, Mexico is winning a bigger slice of the automotive pie thanks to its relatively well-educated labor force.

Trains Soften the Real Estate Blow

by Benjamin Shepherd on July 3, 2014

Despite the important role China plays in the world economy, trying to read the Chinese economic tea leaves is a tricky proposition.

The Fed’s Dreaded Dilemma: A Weak Economy Plus Inflation

by Benjamin Shepherd on June 27, 2014

Some are saying that we’re likely to see rate increases by mid-2015. That could bring the great bond run to a grinding halt as yields rise and bond prices fall.

Always Consider the Sovereign When Investing in Foreign Countries

by Benjamin Shepherd on June 26, 2014

Argentina is now basically stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Despite Politics, Thailand and Poland are Good Buys

by Benjamin Shepherd on June 19, 2014

Foreign investment hasn’t slowed and life in Thailand is carrying on largely as usual.

No Containment in Health Costs

by Benjamin Shepherd on June 13, 2014

Heath care expenses rose by 5.6 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2013 and an eye-popping 9.1 percent annual rate in the first quarter of this year, even as the overall economy actually contracted by 1 percent.

Europe’s Pain is the World’s Gain

by Benjamin Shepherd on June 12, 2014

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.

Europe’s Nyet to Russian Gas Could Boost US Exports

by Benjamin Shepherd on June 5, 2014

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.

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