Despite the turmoil and political unrest, more investors are looking to Africa as the new frontier market.
A frontier market is a market which hasn’t yet reached emerging market condition. Investing in Africa would certainly fit along the guidelines of a frontier market investment.
ETFs for Investing in Africa
Quantitative easing 3, better known as QE3, now looks like a sure bet. A combination of a weakening economic environment plus a call from market participants for the Fed to “do something” should lead investors to believe that the next round of monetizing of the Federal debt is sure to come.
QE3 explained: For those needing a quick recap, quantitative easing is a market action where the Federal Reserve trades current liquidity for short- and long-term US debt. By purchasing US Treasury obligations, the Federal Reserve can drive up the price of bonds, and drive down yields. Driving down yields is a great way to reduce interest rates across the financing landscape.
Will QE3 be a success?
As the economy fails to start after several rounds of stimulus, investors wonder where they can park investment capital without accepting too much risk. Low risk investments are the perfect choice, but what investments qualify as low risk, and what kind of returns can I expect on my low risk investments?
Low Risk Investments Defined
Much like Mint.com transformed personal finance from boring budgets to beautiful charts and graphs, Bettermint is hoping to make investing exciting again. Using exchange traded funds, the site allows investors to select asset allocation models that fit their retirement and savings goals.
With all the talk of the Japanese Yen appreciating at what might best be described as an alarming rate, there’s plenty of interest in playing it against the dollar. But while the retail game may be new to ETFs, currency ETFs are an entirely different ballgame.
The ETFs investors aren’t digging