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3 Easiest Places to Start Investing in Asia

3 Easiest Places to Start Investing in Asia

Last updated April 7th, 2024. Asia isn't always an easy place to invest. Some (but not all!) countries make things difficult if you're a foreign investor. Generally speaking, Asia's emerging economies have immense growth and are open for business. Yet unreasonable...

3 Biggest Offshore Investment Mistakes

3 Biggest Offshore Investment Mistakes

Last updated September 1st, 2023.   Arguably, offshore investments are one of the most effective ways to diversify your portfolio. People sometimes live inside a bubble, forgetting about the numerous investment options outside of their home country's borders....

Buying Malaysia Real Estate: Why We’re Still Positive

Buying Malaysia Real Estate: Why We’re Still Positive

Last updated December 20th, 2023.   Real estate prices in Malaysia's two largest cities, Kuala Lumpur and Penang, remain stagnant. The main reason? Oversupply in Malaysia's prime condo market. At the same time, the Malaysian ringgit has been hovering around its...

Thai Real Estate: Popular Yet Overvalued

Thai Real Estate: Popular Yet Overvalued

Last updated April 8th, 2024. Among the most popular countries to buy real estate in Asia as a foreigner, Thailand ranks at the very top. That’s partially because of its strong tourism sector with Bangkok being the most visited city on the planet – at least during a...

How to Avoid a Recession? Invest in These 3 Markets

How to Avoid a Recession? Invest in These 3 Markets

Last updated December 18th, 2023.   People are often surprised to learn that some countries completely skipped the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. It's even more shocking that several places have managed to avoid recession for over two decades. Even when the latest...

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Bonds in Asia or Anywhere Else

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Bonds in Asia or Anywhere Else

Last updated June 21st, 2019.   You’re supposed to put part of your portfolio in bonds with the rest being a mix of stocks and cash. At least, this is what investment advisers have told people for decades. That might be a slight oversimplification. The exact...

Cities With the Highest Rental Yields in the World

Cities With the Highest Rental Yields in the World

Last updated April 2nd, 2024. Usually, people buy real estate for two different reasons. High rental yields and capital appreciation. Rental income and appreciation are both equally important. After all, cash flow doesn't help much if you have a depreciating asset....

How to Buy and Trade Thailand Stocks: A Full Guide

How to Buy and Trade Thailand Stocks: A Full Guide

Last updated April 9th, 2024. Thailand's stock market is not the first one investors would usually think of when they consider investing in Asia. Granted, Thailand is one of the world's most visited countries. During any typical years, its capital, Bangkok, sees more...

Will the Korean Economy Outgrow Japan’s?

Will the Korean Economy Outgrow Japan’s?

Last updated March 25th, 2024 You may imagine that South Korea doesn’t stand a chance of ever surpassing Japan. After all, the Korean economy is barely 35%  of its neighbor's size. Japan was Asia’s most important regional power for centuries – at least until China...

Top 5 Fastest Growing Countries in Asia

Top 5 Fastest Growing Countries in Asia

Last updated January 31st, 2024. Which countries in Asia are growing the fastest? We'll answer that question and rank the top five. You probably already know that Asia is growing quickly. From an economic perspective, it’s among the best performing regions on the...