Value-oriented thinkers have labored to persuade investors to invest in Europe for nearly three years. Specifically, they’ve pushed forward the idea that miraculously low price-to-book ratios offer compelling bargains in European ETFs, in spite of the ongoing sovereign debt crisis and negligible economic growth.
However, deep discount investing during financial crises is a recipe for failure. [...] [...more]
All eyes will be on Africa¬†this summer as the World Cup takes center stage. Could the spectacle¬†be the impetus¬†Africa needs to make good on IMF estimates of¬†4.5%¬†growth in 2010?¬†If so, which ETFs may be set to take 1st place?
Also, with many European ETFs recieving the “risky” label, could a tour of French-related ETFs prove to [...] [...more]
A “strong” euro-dollar may be bad for Old Europe’s economic positioning. Yet, one would expect currency strength¬†to help companies earning euro-based profits. (And by extension… currency strength would benefit international investors.)
While the projections for Euro-area GDP growth for 2010 may be less than¬†the projections for North America, South America or Asia, neither the Germans nor [...] [...more]