Closed-end switches…

ISHARES MSCI EMERGING MARKETS INDEX FUND $41.85 (New York symbol EEM) is a good subsititute for TEMPLETON EMERGING MARKETS FUND $19.70 (New York symbol EMF). Switch.

ISHARES MSCI SOUTH KOREA INDEX FUND $46.06 (New York symbol EWY) is a good replacement for KOREA FUND $34.16 (New… Read More

NEW GERMANY FUND $9.91 – New York symbol GF

NEW GERMANY FUND $9.91 (New York symbol GF; CWA Fund Rating: Speculative) is a closed-end fund that mostly invests in small- and mid-cap German equities. The fund’s manager is Deutsche Asset Management.

The $210-million fund’s holdings operate in Germany (91%) and the Netherlands (9%).

The New Germany… Read More

Closed-end discounts cut your foreign risk

Investing outside of Canada and the U.S. can expose you to more volatility and risk. The sharp downturn in many foreign markets during the global recession proves this. But there are still countries and regions that offer lots of growth potential and opportunities for diversification.

We… Read More

NEW GERMANY FUND $5.90 – New York symbol GF

NEW GERMANY FUND $5.90 (New York symbol GF; CWA Fund Rating: Speculative) is a closed-end fund that invests mostly in small and mid-cap German equities. The fund’s manager is Deutsche Asset Management.

The $198-million fund’s 52 holdings operate in Germany (91%) and the Netherlands (9%).

The New… Read More

Buying at a discount tempers foreign risk

We’ve long advised that investing outside of Canada and the United States can expose you to increased volatility and risk. The sharp downturn in many foreign markets during the current global slowdown proves this. But there are still regions or countries that offer lots of… Read More

New Germany Fund $10.41 – New York symbol GF

NEW GERMANY FUND $10.41 (New York symbol GF; CWA Fund Rating: Speculative) is a closed-end fund that invests mostly in middle-market (small and mid-cap) German equities. The fund’s manager is Deutsche Asset Management.

The $378 million fund’s 51 holdings are currently in Germany (95%) and the… Read More

Here are Four Foreign Closed-end Buys

Investing in regions or countries outside of Canada and the United States can entail above-average volatility and risk. But these areas can also offer vast potential growth.

We still think that for most investors, the best way to invest in those regions or countries is through… Read More

New Germany Fund $15.92 – New York symbol GF

NEW GERMANY FUND $15.92 (New York symbol GF; CWA Fund Rating: Speculative) is a closed-end fund that invests mostly in middle-market (small and mid-cap) German equities. The fund’s manager is Deutsche Asset Management.

The $451 million fund’s 50 holdings are currently in Germany (93%) and the… Read More

Four Foreign Closed-ends With Gains Ahead

Investing in regions or countries outside of Canada and the United States can entail above-average volatility and risk. But these areas can also offer vast potential growth.

We still think that for most investors, the best way to invest in those regions or countries is through… Read More

New Germany Fund $18.50 – New York symbol GF

NEW GERMANY FUND $18.50 (New York symbol GF; CWA Fund Rating: Speculative) is a closed-end fund that invests mostly in middle-market (small and mid-cap) German equities. The fund’s manager is Deutsche Asset Management.

The $486 million fund’s 56 holdings are currently in Germany (94%), the Netherlands… Read More