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Frontier Markets For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-61605-5
360 pages
February 2014
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Frontier Markets 5

Chapter 1: Forging into New Investment Frontiers 7

Chapter 2: Examining the Appeal of Emerging Markets Investment 23

Chapter 3: The Lay of the Land: Mapping Frontier Markets 37

Chapter 4: Reasons to Tackle the Frontier — Or to Flee 59

Part II: Examining Issues Affecting Frontier Market Performance 75

Chapter 5: Political Systems and Market Players 77

Chapter 6: Corruption, Income Disparity, and Investment Restrictions 93

Chapter 7: Currency Considerations, Exchange Rates, and Accounting Standards 115

Part III: Approaching Frontier Market Investments with Savvy 127

Chapter 8: Getting Clear about Risk, Volatility, and Correlation 129

Chapter 9: Becoming a Bad News Connoisseur 143

Chapter 10: Searching for Frontier Markets in Your Current Portfolio 157

Chapter 11: Preparing for Your Participation in Frontier Markets 169

Part IV: Making Investment Selections 181

Chapter 12: Investing Directly in Frontier Markets 183

Chapter 13: Buying Bond Funds 197

Chapter 14: Buying Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) 209

Chapter 15: Moving into Regional and Country Funds 227

Chapter 16: Putting Your Dollars in Global Frontier Funds 245

Chapter 17: Assessing and Adjusting Your Frontier Investments 261

Part V: The Part of Tens 271

Chapter 18: The Ten Most Promising Frontier Markets 273

Chapter 19: The Ten Most Promising Developed-Nations Companies 283

Chapter 20: The Ten Riskiest Frontier Markets 291

Chapter 21: Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Frontier Markets 297

Appendix: A Quick Survey of Some Emerging and Frontier Market Countries 305

Index 317

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