Foreigners can access the A to Z of Chinese shares

China hosts some of the largest stock markets in the world with Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen ranked among the global top 10 markets. Although rules governing access for foreign investors have continued to relax over the past decade, access remains somewhat complicated with a.. Read More

H-shares provide market access

Hong Kong is largely seen as a gateway for foreign investors looking to invest in Chinese stocks outside of the select few offering American depository receipts (ADRs).
The stock exchange for this Chinese territory is Asia’s third largest (after Japan’s and China’s); it’s also the world’s… Read More

Hi, I own shares of Claymore BRIC ETF (CBQ) and iShares CDN MSCI EAFE 100% Hedged to CAD Dollars Index Fund (XIN) for international diversification. Are these a hold or would I be better only holding your best buys?

Claymore Investments, Inc., is the wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of Chicago-based Claymore Group Inc. The Canadian branch now offers five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) trading on the Toronto exchange.

All of the funds aim to combine what Claymore sees as the advantages of passive investment in an… Read More

Toyota’s quality made us break our rule

As a rule, we feel North America’s stock markets provide all the diversification that most investors need. However, a handful of foreign investments are attractive enough to be worthwhile buys, especially when they trade on New York as American Depository Receipts or ADRs.


Sony Corp. $47 – New York symbol SNE

SONY CORP. $47 (New York symbol SNE; WSSF Rating: Above average) is one of the world’s largest makers of consumer electronic products such as TV sets, DVD players and stereo equipment. This business supplies two-thirds of its revenues. The remaining third comes from its PlayStation… Read More

Take the long view on Sony

Today, all too many investors try to take investment cues from short-term developments like quarterly earning reports, the timing of new product releases and so on. However, no one can consistently predict these short-term factors. That’s why you’re far better off to base investment decisions… Read More