Emerging Money has covered a number of WisdomTree funds over the past few months. It’s time to review the performance of a couple, examine a new one, and see where they might all be headed.
As the focus of many investors shifts away from the BRICs and on to other emerging markets expect the universe of non-BRIC ETFs and mutual funds to continue expanding. With the often mentioned newer acronyms like MIST and the continuing investigation into the next generation emerging markets, commonly referred to as “Frontier Markets”, variety will be the flavor of the times.
The state-owned, semi-privatized Telkom Indonesia (TLK, quote) is the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, which is the world’s largest Muslim country, and the fourth most populous country in the world with nearly 240 million people. Here are five reasons why your Telkom Indonesia investment could pay off.
For amateur investors, discerning what exactly differentiates developed, emerging, and frontier markets can be challenging. Today, we’ll try to clarify some of these important distinctions for people looking to invest overseas.
Emerging markets have been one the best places for market participants to find investment opportunities in equities, especially in the retail and banking sectors. In particular in South Africa (EZA, quote), firms in these industries have historically been bullet proof; however, recently, shares in these firms have been adversely affected by social unrest in the country.
With the recent passage of legislation to open Myanmar to foreign investment, McDonald’s (MCD, quote) restaurants could soon be dispensing Coca-Cola (KO, quote) throughout the country. Although the new law will not be enacted until it’s signed by President Thein Sein, this is a massive step in the right direction for a country that was ostensibly socialist under its military junta.