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Singapore: iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS)

emerging-market-etfs-ewsI’m going to cheat a little on the last pick. Singapore is not really an emerging market. It’s an emerged market with living standards on par with the West.

That said, Singapore is a city-state located at the crossroads of trade between virtually all of the promising emerging markets of south and east Asia, and the country’s economy and stock market are closely tied to the same global forces that drive emerging market returns.

You can get access to the Singapore stock market via the iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS).

Why Singapore?

I like to think of Singapore as a leveraged bet on global trade. The EU is emerging from its worst recession in decades, and growth in the United States is starting to accelerate. Add to this a broad-based economic recovery in emerging markets, and you have the pieces in place for a boom in Singapore.

Singapore stocks are also attractively priced. As I wrote recently, Singapore is priced to deliver annual returns of nearly 17%. While I would take that precise number with a grain of salt, if you believe that global trade will enjoy a boom in 2014, then you want to be invested in Singapore.

Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA, is the chief investment officer of the investment firm Sizemore Capital Management. As of this writing, he was long NSRGY, MTNOY, WMT, ASHR and FXI. Check out his new premium service, Macro Trend Investor, which includes a free copy of his e-book, The New Megatrend Investor: The Ultimate Buy-and-Hold Strategy That Will Make You Rich.

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