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The Shutdown Bangkok Protests: How Safe of an Investment is Thailand?

The “Shutdown Bangkok, Restart Thailand” protests and seemingly never ending series of political crises in Thailand may have emerging market investors in the iShares MSCI Thailand Index Fund (THD), the…

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Pictures of the “Shutdown Bangkok, Restart Thailand” Protests

I took the following pictures of the “Shutdown Bangkok, Restart Thailand” protests on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 plus I have uploaded some videos to a YouTube playlist posted here.

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Jim Cramer’s Mom Doesn’t Own a Whirlpool

Appliance maker Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) recently had a good earnings report and has been a solid performer for investors over the past few years to the point where Jim Cramer,…

Manila Bay, The Philippines

The Philippines: More Two Steps Forward And One Step Back?

The Philippines has been getting into the news more for positive rather than the usual negative reasons, meaning some investors might want to consider investing in the iShares MSCI Philippines…

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian Elections: Will The Malaysia ETF Rally or Sink?

On May 5, Malaysia will hold its 13th General Election and investors in the iShares MSCI Malaysia Index Fund ETF (EWM) should pay close attention to the results and what…

Investing in Singapore

The Singapore Story: Not a Sure Thing for Investors?

Lee Kuan Yew, the controversial founding father and former prime minister of Singapore, summed up his country’s history best when he entitled his memoirs, From Third World to First: The…

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The Real Genius Of Steve Jobs: Progressives Ignored Apple’s Labor Achilles Heel?

The New Yorker once published an essay with a theory about the real genius of Steve Jobs being he was a “tweaker,” but perhaps his real genius was to get…

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

The Malay Dilemma: Is the Malaysia ETF a Safe Emerging Market Investment?

If western investors ever think of Malaysia, they probably think of the Petronas Towers, the sodomy trials of opposition leader Anwar bin Ibrahim and controversial former Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad…

RadioShack in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Will Emerging Markets and Berjaya Corporation Save RadioShack?

RadioShack Corporation (RSH) is one of the few remaining consumer electronics retailer stocks left in the United States after Circuit City Stores filed for bankruptcy and it has the dubious distinction of being…

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Apocalypse Now For Investors? A Realistic Vietnam Investment Review

The Economist has entitled a story about Vietnam as “A tiger at bay,” but perhaps a more thorough Vietnam investment review would have led to the title “Apocalypse Now” –…

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