For an investor already diversified among equities, real estate is a solid instrument for overall portfolio diversification. While the American real estate market stagnates to its lowest volume in the last 20 years, investors are looking to put their asset…

I called up my Fidelity broker to inquire about investing in International REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts). Foreign REITs provide you with added global diversification, and safety against sharp US equity losses. Investopedia defines REITs as: A security that sells…

Gmarket (GMKT): A Korean Marketplace Gmarket is an online marketplace for Korean buyers and sellers, and is in direct competition with eBay’s subsidiary, Internet Auction (you have to translate the page). The stock went public in 2003, experienced a rough…

Investing in India presents vast opportunities for global equity investors, especially when contrarian outlooks reveal beaten down value funds. The Indian Fund (IFN), a closed-end mutual fund that invests mainly in Indian stocks and short-term cash holdings, may be poised…