Frontier Markets

Fund Friday: iShares MSCI Frontier 100 Index Fund

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.

Frontier Markets

South Africa opportunities

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.

Africa Frontier Markets Mining