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Invest in Emerging Markets using these new ETF’s

By Faisal Laljee

Lately, it seem like new ETF’s sprout almost every week. ETF’s are a very popular and cheap way to invest in a group of stocks that share common traits. KOL for coal related stocks, MOO for agriculture related names, EEB for BRIC countries, and a plethora of others for shorting or investing in global... »

Range-bound Market no Longer for Stock Pickers

By Faisal Laljee

The market seems to be oscillating vigorously every day and there are seldom days when the market does not trade up or down in triple digits. Today is no exception as the Dow looks like it will close down 700 points. The last few years have seen the term “This is a Stock-picker’s Market”... »

Fancy Exchange Traded Funds for all Appetites

By Faisal Laljee

ETF’s are a relatively safe way to invest in the stock market. It is often the preferred way to invest for inexperienced investors or those who don’t have much to invest. It allows you to diversify even the smallest of portfolio’s without the cost of buying many different stocks. With the markets in recession... »

Stay Away From Consumer Stocks

By Faisal Laljee

There is not a bull out there who hasn’t been hurt by the 16% drop in the S&P 500. Such a steep decline in less than 2 months is certainly cause for panic. I am sure I don’t need to remind you that this decline has not only impacted financials and retail, but it... »

Benazir Bhutto’s Asassination May Have Far Reaching Implications

By Faisal Laljee

I asked a friend who lives in Karachi, Pakistan about the state of things in his city a couple of days after the Bhutto assassination and his response gave me the chills. Please keep in mind that he lives in one of the richest areas of Karachi, a city that is the New York... »

Chinese Market Looks Dangerous

By Faisal Laljee

I hate to be a party pooper, but the Shanghai Stock Exchange, along with all the China stocks, and Chinese IPO’s remind me of the Nasdaq exhuberance of 2000. Granted China is growing at 10%, but does that justify a multiple of 80 that is currently sported by the Shanghai stock exchange compared to... »

Check out Vietnam

By Faisal Laljee

China and India are old news. But there is one place that is proving to be a sound choice for investors this year. If you invested in Vietnam early this year, you are up 60%. Here are some facts about Vietnam that make it a promising investment over the next couple of years. Intel... »

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