With Europe struggling with a seemingly never-ending series of debt crises, U.S. deficits climbing through the roof, and persistent indications of an economic slowdown in Asia, investors are facing risk in places previously considered safe.
In fact, shifting economic fortunes have made some first-world markets every bit as risky as emerging nations.
David Wang, an analyst at iShares Investment Strategy Group has evaluated the financial risks facing markets in a variety of countries and compiled a list of the world’s riskiest countries for investors.
The analysis takes into account a country’s macroeconomic conditions and one-year market index volatility.
The fifteen most risky countries for investment, according to iShares Investment Strategy Group, are:
- South Korea
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