Tag Archives: china

The best emerging markets ETFs

A properly diversified portfolio should include businesses from all over the world. Valuation wise, stocks in developing countries are currently much cheaper than in North America. So in today’s post I’ll go over several emerging markets ETFs to consider adding to your portfolio. VWO and IEMG The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF has a low management fee of… Read More »

Fiscal Update – Oct 2015 – Market Rebound

Big Turnaround It was a huge win for the markets in October. 🙂 Most stocks performed very well. The technology sector in particular experienced the most appreciation. Intel shares increased 12% over the past month. Alphabet (Google) shares jumped 15%. And Amazon shares soared 22%. Both GOOG and AMZN prices are now at new highs. As a shareholder… Read More »

China’s Stock Market Volatility

You’ve probably heard on the news about the stock market correction in China. Last year, Chinese stocks experienced huge gains and surged more than 140%. Oh my Buddha, that’s insane! 😯 But since June 2015, the market has dropped by almost a third in value. Some people in the media claim this is some sort of catastrophic event comparing it to the… Read More »

Fiscal Update – Mar 2015 – Currencies Beyond Borders

The overall stock market in March dropped a little bit. It appears growth has stalled in Canada due to continuing low oil prices. But thanks to my side incomes I ended the month with a slightly more positive net worth. 🙂 Side hustles are important during tough economic times because if I lose my full time job at least I’ll have a financial… Read More »

Invest in China – Chinese Foreign Investment

Want to invest in China? The Shanghai stock market index (SSE) has returned an embarrassing -22% in the last 5 years. A buy and hold strategy would have lost money. Doh! The Chinese stock market is too mainstream anyway. So I’ve developed a better strategy to invest in the world’s second largest economy. My plan is a bit risky, and you’ve probably never… Read More »

Foreign Interests

StatsCan says 18.7% of Canada’s assets were controlled by foreign enterprises in 2011. Not surprisingly about half of these entities are based in the US 🙂 The UK and Dutch-controlled enterprises held the second and third highest spots respectively. No other country had more than 5% of foreign-controlled assets. The shares of foreign-controlled assets and revenues declined from 2010, while the… Read More »