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Time to Rethink “Emerging Markets”

Is the term emerging markets obsolete? Nicholas Spiro, a London-based partner at Lauressa Advisory, makes this point in an op-ed for The South China Morning Post, one of the leading English-language newspapers in the Asia-Pacific region. Spiro lays out a convincing case on why we should rethink the label “emerging markets,” citing factors such as [...]

2017-06-19T15:49:08+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Blog, China, Emerging Markets, Global Markets|0 Comments

How Emerging Markets are Taking the Lead on Renewable Energy

In the past, there was a perception that renewables were expensive, and therefore something of a luxury beyond the reach of developing nations. Those days are long gone: emerging markets in Asia, South America, and Africa have seized the initiative and are now overtaking more developed nations to dominate the sector, transforming themselves into veritable [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:46+00:00 May 15th, 2017|China, Emerging Markets, Investments|0 Comments

Why is South Africa’s Economy Slowing Down?

Once upon a time in South Africa, anything seemed possible. While it may often be forgotten today, amidst reports of its present economic and political woes, South Africa’s peaceful transition of power from its tiny, powerful white minority (descended from Dutch and British settlers) to its black majority was an unprecedented (and never again repeated) [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:46+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Global Markets, Investments|0 Comments

Which Emerging Markets Make the Best Homes for Startups?

In the popular imagination, emerging markets are seen as economic engines of sky-high growth, pumping out cheap products and earning investors unbelievably high returns on their interest. But believe it or not, emerging markets also have another, more obscure strength: they are a hotbed of tech innovation, and in fact, have become fantastic bases for [...]

Blockchain and Emerging Markets

From the FDIC, which insures deposits in all US banks, to the Federal Reserve, which governs the American economy, our society is built on a trusted, central authority to regulate, insure, and govern But what about nations that don’t have reliable governmental institutions?  What about nations where corruption and graft are endemic--which, sadly, is much [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:46+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Blockchain, Emerging Markets|0 Comments

All is Not Lost: A Look at Prosperous Emerging Markets of Tomorrow

Though it’s easy to fall to despair due to the rise of nationalism and populism, progress in many emerging economies remains strong. In spite of it all, emerging markets retain considerable cause for hope, thanks to favorable demographics and increased investment, among others. Let’s take a look at three of the emerging economies which are [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:47+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

What to buy? Consumption patterns in emerging markets

It may sound counter-intuitive, but the largest consumer bases belong to the new middle class of many of the emerging economies. Consider this: Ernst and Young estimate that by 2030, in China, one billion people (as much as 70% of the total population) could well be middle class.   By nature, emerging markets are fertile [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:47+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Emerging Markets|0 Comments

Emerging Markets: A Bright Spot for the Future

From the British vote to exit the European Union to violence in Turkey to a sustained downturn in crude oil prices, headlines over the past year have brought a great deal of uncertainty to emerging market stocks. With uncertainty comes fear, and some investors have shied away from emerging market investments until they can get [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:47+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Emerging Markets|0 Comments

What Exactly is Macro Trading?

Macro trading is a type of trading strategy employed by hedge funds. Hedge funds, which generate returns for investors through betting pooled amounts of their money on both rising and falling prices, are best defined by their investment strategies. A fund manager, also known as a general partner, sets the fund’s strategy with the goal [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:47+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets, Investments, Stock Market|0 Comments

Unquiet on the Eastern Front: North Korea, Nuclear Testing, and Emerging Markets

By now, you’ve surely heard the news. On September 9, 2016, North Korea detonated its fifth nuclear device, the latest in a long line of controversial tests that have drawn international criticism.  Once again, the world is up in arms, with strong condemnations from South Korea, Japan, the United States, and surprisingly, even North Korea’s [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:47+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets|0 Comments