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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...

Will the Korean Economy Outgrow Japan’s?

Will the Korean Economy Outgrow Japan’s?

Last updated July 29th, 2022.   You may imagine that South Korea doesn’t stand a chance of ever surpassing Japan. After all, the Korean economy is barely over 1/4th of its neighbor's size right now. Japan was Asia’s most important regional power for centuries –...

Top 5 Fastest Growing Countries in Asia

Top 5 Fastest Growing Countries in Asia

Last updated February 17th, 2022.   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...

Japanese Economy: Here’s Why it Won’t Recover

Japanese Economy: Here’s Why it Won’t Recover

Last updated March 27th, 2022.   Japan boomed during the late 20th century. In fact, some analysts at the time even thought the Japanese economy would surpass the United States to become the world’s largest. As you already know, that never happened. Tepid growth...

3 Ways The Rich Chinese Preserve Their Wealth

3 Ways The Rich Chinese Preserve Their Wealth

Last updated November 25th, 2021.   Wealthy Chinese citizens understand why you should diversify your portfolio arguably better than anyone. Most of our readers know that Asia's largest economy saw rapid development over the past few decades. That was mostly...

5 Best Investments for a Recession: Are You Prepared?

5 Best Investments for a Recession: Are You Prepared?

Last updated June 14th, 2022.   If you're concerned about the potential of a future economic downturn, you aren't alone.  People around the world are wondering: what are the best investments in a recession? A recession strikes the international economy once every...

Why India Will be the World’s Largest Economy

Why India Will be the World’s Largest Economy

Last updated August 22nd, 2022.   We've all heard about China’s immense growth over the past several decades. They're now the world's second largest economy, and will arguably soon become the first. India enjoys even greater long-term investment potential in its...

Will These Countries be the Next Singapore?

Will These Countries be the Next Singapore?

Last updated August 7th, 2022.   Singapore is often used as a prime example of how business-friendly policies can jumpstart a country's economic growth. Most of our readers are already familiar with Singapore's quick transformation from a malarial swamp into one...

Best Places to Invest? They Aren’t Where You Think

Best Places to Invest? They Aren’t Where You Think

Last updated March 5th, 2022.   There isn't any shortage of investment advice on the internet. Everyone appears to have their own ideas about the best places to invest, whether it's stocks in Korea or student housing in Singapore. It's certainly no coincidence...

Why China is Overrated: Investing in ASEAN is Better

Why China is Overrated: Investing in ASEAN is Better

Last updated August 13th, 2019.   China went through a massive transformation after it began opening up in the late-1970s. It’s gone from being one of the poorest countries in Asia to the world’s second biggest economy and most important manufacturer. There was a...