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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470878932
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470878934
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #283,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Branch out into emerging markets and diversify your portfolio

In this global economy, it's important to understand the power that other countries possess and how they can affect the global market and your investment portfolio. Emerging Markets For Dummies gives you the information you need to understand emerging market nations and their place in our local and global economies.

  • Emerging markets 101 — get the 4-1-1 on the basics of emerging-market investing and the essentials on risk, return, and investment potential

  • Go global — discover the geography of the world's emerging markets (big and small), from the practically mature to the relative babies

  • Find the growth — look for changes in demographics, market regulation, and technology in emerging markets to generate higher investment returns than you may be able to find at home

  • Check the climate — find out the key issues surrounding politics, trade, and natural resources that create both risk and opportunity in emerging markets

  • Start investing — make smart portfolio decisions with priceless information on how to buy and sell, where to look, and what to watch out for as you dip into emerging-market investments

Open the book and find:

  • What emerging markets offer

  • How to weigh challenges, risks, and opportunities for return

  • The potential payoffs in emerging markets

  • Worldwide opportunities from Botswana to Vietnam (and everywhere in between)

  • The influence of political systems in emerging markets

  • How to protect yourself from corruption

  • Legal pitfalls to avoid

Learn to:

  • Understand emerging markets and their place in our economy

  • Incorporate these growth areas into your business and investment plans

  • Add foreign stocks to diversify your portfolio

About the Author

Ann C. Logue, MBA, is a finance writer who has written for Barron's, MSN Money, Newsweek Japan, and Wealth Manager. A lecturer at the Liautaud Graduate School of Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she is the author of Hedge Funds For Dummies and Day Trading For Dummies.

More About the Author

Ann Logue is a freelance writer and consulting analyst who is fascinated by business and technology. Among her clients and publications are Barron's, The New York Times, Newsweek Japan, Compliance Week, and the International Monetary Fund. She also teaches finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hmph on March 8, 2011
Format: Paperback
If you're taking an emerging markets class, but you need more help in understanding the information, this could be the book for you. It can also be useful to the investor or businessperson who wants to be introduced to the emerging markets of the world. As many factories are being outsourced in the USA, overseas investments are pretty hot right now, and this book can help you decide if you would want to put your money in and of them.

The books covers a lot about what emerging markets are, how you can identify potentially good investments, and possible problems a U.S. investor may face when negotiating a business deal in foreign countries. A lot of content is devoted to explaining the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), the countries with some of the most rapidly developing economies at the moment. The economic history of other emerging markets and frontier markets around the world is explained in detail. The pros and cons of investing in those countries are mentioned too, and the author provides a web link to an English newspaper available online about news in those countries.

Sometimes, the book reads like a textbook without the math, but other times, the language is quite casual. The good thing about the book is that it is very organized with a helpful index, and you can start and end at any chapter you want because you don't need to know the content of preceding chapters to understand what the author is writing. But more examples of the investing situations presented would make this a better book. It also would have been nice to read about the economic theories in emerging markets, to get a better idea of what you're doing when making an investment, but you can't expect a "For Dummies" book to have everything.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Allen Ward on May 5, 2013
Format: Paperback
Great information. A wonderful starting point for those interested in exploring investment opportunities in the emerging markets. Ms. Logue has a unique way of simplifying an often confusing market place.

With mature markets providing fewer returns over the last few decades, market participants have increasingly looked to emerging markets for enhanced returns. As a financial professional, I often lean on this book to allow clients a further understanding pertaining to products and strategies that involve these new and exciting markets.

No one will argue that we now live in a global marketplace. Investors now have the ability to buy or sell any financial product the world has to offer with the click of a button. Products like exchange traded funds and cross currency products have enabled investors new possibilities to enhance their portfolios. New markets also provide new risk. Risk can be minimized with education. Education on this topic should start with this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dan the Man on September 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
"Emerging Markets for Dummies" is an excellent general overview on how to think about investing in emerging markets. It makes great resource because Ann Logue has deep knowledge of finance, politics, and economics, combined with the ability to communicate in a simple and understandable manner. The book is most useful when one is asking the questions: Should I invest in emerging markets? Why? What are the risks? What do I need to know? How should I formulate an approach?

Ann delves into the many types of economies, peoples, governments, and markets that span the emerging world, and what can go right and wrong in their economic development. She makes an interesting point that political problems must be solved before economic ones.

I imagine that some readers will take the plunge and invest in emerging market economies after reading this book, and others might be frightened away - and rightfully so. In either case, the reader will gain greatly from the broad perspective that Ann provides here.

My five star rating is based on what this book offers to the novice emerging markets investor. Be ready to dive into particular data on stocks, bonds, funds, economics, and statistics once you have a good understanding of the overall landscape that this book provides.
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