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Russia’s Global Frozen Zones: Syria Is Next

Since the end of the Cold War, Russia has been engaged in quite a few military conflicts that created permanently tense and unstable “frozen zones.” The New York Times published an article on Wednesday, where it detailed Russia’s international military […]

Understanding Exchange-Traded Funds: How ETFs Work

Understanding Exchange-Traded Funds: How ETFs Work

Understanding Exchange-Traded Funds: How ETFs Work H/T Barry Ritholtz Key Findings An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a pooled investment vehicle with shares that can be bought or sold throughout the day on a stock exchange at a market-determined price. Like […]

A New Leadership Group In Europe?

A New Leadership Group In Europe?

A New Leadership Group In Europe? by Jennifer Thomson, Gavekal Capital Blog Year-to-date, the best performing sectors in developed Europe have been Consumer Discretionary (10.94%), Consumer Staples (10.78%), and Health Care (7.83%).   Since the August low, the Energy sector […]

Good News for Gold

Good News for Gold

If you ever get the chance to go camping near an old gold or silver mine, take it. I did years ago. Not only is it a great experience, but it made me a better metals investor too. Why? Well, […]

Are You Missing Out on Emerging Markets?

Are You Missing Out on Emerging Markets?

Last week I spoke with Jared Dillian, editor of the Daily Dirtnap, and Caesar Maasry, Head of Emerging Market (EM) Equity Strategy at Goldman Sachs International, about their thoughts regarding opportunities in emerging markets, including the Federal Reserve (Fed) influence […]