Q3 Economic Outlook: More Muddling Through

The second half looks stronger than the first, but not by much. At least expectations are low, and if a few big 'ifs' work out, it could be somewhat better. More 

Frontier Markets: The New Emerging Markets?

The global slowdown has places like Vietnam, Turkey and Colombia looking more attractive. And they could actually help take some risk out of your portfolio. More 

Hard Hat Area: Falling BRICs

The structural bull market in emerging-market countries is far from over despite a weak quarter. Here's where opportunity lies. More 

Latin America Still Offers Energy Plays

Despite the continent's trend toward nationalization, Brazil's Petrobras and Colombia's Ecopetrol are great buys. More 

Gold, Silver Down on Upbeat Earnings

Positive eurozone news and German business confidence contributed as well. More 

Exxon’s First-Mover Edge in the Arctic

Its deal with Russia’s Rosneft provides access to nearly 90 billion barrels of oil equivalent in the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea. More 

Investors: Wake Up to China’s Inflation

While most of the media and investors were busy mourning last week's jobs report, China dropped an important bit of bad news all its own. More 

4 Emerging-Market Mutual Funds for Returns

Yes, ETFs are terrific, but mutual funds can be better long-term value plays. Here are four to consider. More 

Make a Big Energy Bet With Russia

These Russian plays don't lack for beta, but risk-takers targeting energy have the potential to make a mint through the BRICs giant. More 

Emerging-Market ETFs Take Off

Many emerging-market ETFs are surging by double digits so far this year. South Africa, Taiwan, China, Russia, Brazil, India, and South Korea offer buys. More