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PROPERTY INVESTMENT

Best Countries to Invest in 2021

Best Countries to Invest in 2021

Update for January, 2022: We’ve finally entered a new decade as 2022 begins. Here’s our updated article with the top countries to invest in 2022.   2020 was a particularly interesting time where many investing myths were tested. A year ago, we were talking about...

Resort Property Investments Are a Big Mistake

Resort Property Investments Are a Big Mistake

Last updated July 7th, 2022.   On the surface, buying real estate that caters to tourists seems like a fantastic idea. Not only are the locations and buildings beautiful but the tourists often have a higher disposable income than the locals. However, after you’ve...

Don’t Buy From Property Developers in Asia

Don’t Buy From Property Developers in Asia

Last updated May 24th, 2022.   When people hear that there are good business opportunities in Asia, they often act as if investing their money into any enterprise (whether a real estate development or otherwise) will make them a fortune. Naturally, this demand...

ECONOMIC NEWS

You Shouldn’t Invest in India: Here’s Why

You Shouldn’t Invest in India: Here’s Why

Last updated on May 12th, 2022.   India will soon become the most populous nation on the entire planet. By 2035, India will take their eastern neighbor’s #1 spot as the negative effects from China’s one-child policy become clear. A cursory glance would tell you...

Asia’s Emerging Economies: These 3 Are Booming

Asia’s Emerging Economies: These 3 Are Booming

Last updated November 17th, 2022.   Despite all of the gloom and doom about Japan’s aging population and China’s trade war with the US, Asia is still home to many of the world’s most promising emerging economies. You just need to know where to look - and which...

5 Most Strategically Located Countries in Asia

5 Most Strategically Located Countries in Asia

Last updated September 5th, 2022.   Geography plays an important role in any country's success. From natural disaster risk to trade accessibility, location often defines a nation's growth potential. For example, landlocked nations are severely limited by their...

Countries With No Property Tax: Own Without Obligation

Countries With No Property Tax: Own Without Obligation

Last updated November 18th, 2022.   You could make an argument that property owners don’t actually own their house or the land it sits on. After all, what happens if you stop paying property tax to the government? They’ll come seize your home and put you in jail....

3 Best Investments to Avoid a US-China Trade War

3 Best Investments to Avoid a US-China Trade War

Last updated on July 20th, 2022.   A trade war between the United States and China looks like it’s already begun. Indeed, government run People’s Daily even agrees. The US-China trade war’s “official start” was announced through the most widely read newspaper in...

These Countries Boast Asia’s Best Demographics

These Countries Boast Asia’s Best Demographics

Last updated July 22nd, 2022.   Short-term bumps in an economy are unavoidable. Other than in a few rare cases, recessions strike about once every seven or eight years on average. There isn't much you can do about an occasional recession. But either way, as...

FRONTIER MARKETS

Why Buying an Emerging Markets ETF is a Bad Idea

Why Buying an Emerging Markets ETF is a Bad Idea

Last updated September 27th, 2022.   There are lots of investors who buy shares in an emerging markets ETF and incorrectly believe they've diversified internationally. Countless times, a client has told me they're "already investing in emerging markets!" because...

Why Corruption in Myanmar is Widespread

Why Corruption in Myanmar is Widespread

Update for 2022: While many Burmese readers were upset at time, we're glad to have advised that investing in Myanmar was a bad idea years before it became apparent. This article was originally published back in 2016, and needless to say, our warnings were correct....

Myanmar Telecom Sector: A Brief Overview

Myanmar Telecom Sector: A Brief Overview

Last updated January 20th, 2020.   The Myanmar telecom industry evolved rapidly during the past decade, seeing the entrance of two major operators: Telenor and Ooredoo. Myanmar's two telecom newcomers joined a once state-owned operator, Myanmar Posts and...

STOCK MARKET

Are China Stocks in a Bubble? Yes, Probably

Are China Stocks in a Bubble? Yes, Probably

Update for October, 2019: This article was originally written in 2015. Our predictions were accurate and China stocks saw a significant decline over the past few years. However, we're still bearish on Chinese stocks and think they can fall even further. Information...

Best Way to Invest in Property? REITs and Funds

Best Way to Invest in Property? REITs and Funds

Last updated November 23rd, 2021.   Typically, investors buy physical property to either resell or rent out. Yet purchasing shares of a real estate investment trust (REIT) or property fund is a better option for many people. In the most basic explanation...

How to Invest Better With Stock Market Psychology

How to Invest Better With Stock Market Psychology

Last updated March 4th, 2022.   The stock market's day-to-day movements are surprisingly random and rarely based on logic. Why? It's because stocks move at the whim of human beings who are often illogical themselves and driven by emotions. It's natural: every...

How to Invest in Asia Stocks with a U.S. Brokerage

How to Invest in Asia Stocks with a U.S. Brokerage

Last updated November 16th, 2021.   You might think it sounds counterintuitive, but opening a brokerage account in the United States is still among the most versatile ways to buy stocks in Asia as a foreigner. Granted, your brokerage account in the U.S. will only...

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