When it comes to investing in emerging markets, that’s one area in which you really should play it safe. Not only are you not familiar with any (or most) of the companies, but precisely because some of them may be operating in more politically and geographically unpredictable regions, risk is a higher factor.
With the added [...]
Last week I looked at what would be my top three picks for Canadian stocks that Americans would do well to start out with, especially if they would like to diversify their currency risk.
At a reader’s suggestion I thought I should look across the border in the other direction at U.S. stocks that still hold [...]
Between February 12 and 28, 2010, all eyes around the world will be on Vancouver, BC, Canada for the 2010 XXI Winter Olympic Games. More than viewers around the world, the Winter Olympics are expected to attract thousands of new visitors, tourists, athletes and Olympic personnel to the lower mainland of British Columbia. But just [...]
Just last week, the UK pound sterling (GBP) hit a 24-year low against the Canadian Dollar when it also hit five-year lows in UK inflation. The pound is currently weakening again as a result of the latest Bank of England reports on lower than expected Q3 GDP growth, which actually contracted 0.4%.
Ashraf Laidi, CMC Markets [...]