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Why Contrarian Investing Still Works

Being a contrarian investor is a lot harder than it sounds. It means doing the opposite of the crowd. It means having the stomach and stamina to buy assets or investments that are unloved, misunderstood, and trading at bargain prices.

Highly respected investors who made their fortunes by being contrarians include David Dreman,

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Portfolio Bits: The Whole Pie or the Pieces?

It’s been said that complexity is the enemy of execution. This is true with most things in life, including how you arrange your investments. An optimally performing and easy to manage investment portfolio might be the ultimate goal, but it’s not so simple.

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The larger an investment portfolio becomes the harder it gets to maintain simplicity. 

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Frontier Markets: Investors Double Up on Risk

Money is flowing out of risky emerging market stocks (NYSEARCA:VWO), and guess where it’s going? Into even riskier frontier market debt and stocks (NasdaqGIDS:PMNA).

The Economist reports:

“Investors in America and Europe were hungry to buy dollar-denominated debt offering juicy yields. Zambia drew $12 billion of orders for a ten-year bond paying only 5.4%.

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Posted in Asia Pacific, China, Emerging Markets, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Federal Reserve, Financial Planning, Fox Feed, Frontier Markets, Fundamental Analysis, Global Economy, NASDAQ Feed, Partner Feeds, Portfolio Management, Valuation, Yahoo Feed
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Russia Isn’t Only Trouble Spot for Emerging Markets

As if war between Russia and Ukraine wasn’t bad enough, emerging market stocks (NYSEARCA:BKF) are still dealing with two other major problems: China’s unfolding credit crisis and Latin America’s currency and political turmoil.

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin said that Russian troops have the right to invade Ukraine, setting up the possibility for combat between the two countries.

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Posted in Asia Pacific, Asset Allocation, China, Financial Planning, Fox Feed, Fundamental Analysis, Global Economy, Japan, Latin America, NASDAQ Feed, Partner Feeds, Portfolio Management, Sentiment Analysis, U.S. Stock Market, Yahoo Feed
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Emerging Markets and Parallels to the pre-2008 Crash

Are there parallels between the pre-2008 U.S. stock market crash and emerging markets today?

Emerging market bulls (NYSEARCA:EDC) say that cheap market valuations are a reason to own stocks from countries like China (NYSEARCA:FXI), Brazil (NYSEARCA:EWZ), Russia (NYSEARCA:RSX), and India (NYSEARCA:EPI). Are they right?

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A similar argument was made about U.S.

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