Global stock markets have been quite volatile lately, especially in emerging markets. One of the key factors has been the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East. (The Egyptian stock exchange had to be shut down.)
But there are other drivers. For example, the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has had ripple effects across the globe. What’s more, there has been rising inflation in places like China, Brazil and India.
Despite all this, there are certainly opportunities for investors. Consider that some global telecom companies offer stability as well as nice dividend payouts.
So let’s take a look at the ones I like: