Which Stock Market Has Crashed By 99.82% ?

One of the worst stock markets in recent history is equity market of the Mediterranean island country of Cyprus. The Dow Jones Total Stock Market Cyprus Index peaked at 1605.9 in November, 2007. It closed the year 2016 at just 2.95. That is an astonishing plunge of 99.82%. Click to enlarge Source: Google Finance Though Cyprus is not a …

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Notes on the Myanmar Stock Market

Myanmar can be considered as one of the latest entrant to the category of frontier markets. For many decades the country formerly known as Burma was a closed economy run by a military junta. After many elections and years of waiting the Burmese yearning for democracy is slowly taking shape as Myanmar open its economy to domestic and …

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Frontier Markets Have Low Correlation To Emerging Markets

In recent weeks, emerging markets such as the BRICs have become more like submerging markets. One way investors can diversify their portfolios is to consider including equities from frontier markets. However frontier stocks are not for the faint of heart. These markets tend to highly volatile and can decline sharply for a variety of reasons …

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A Review of Frontier Markets Investing

Frontier markets are markets that are considered less developed than emerging markets. These markets include countries such as Sri Lanka, Ghana, Ukraine, etc. Of the 33 countries that MSCI classifies as frontier markets 24 are included in the MSCI Frontier Markets Index. The major index provider classifies the following markets as Frontier markets: Click to enlarge …

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Differences and Similarities Between Major Frontier Market Indices

Frontier markets refer to all markets that are not developed or emerging. These markets include places like Ecuador, Nigeria, Namibia, Iran, etc. The following map shows the countries that are considered as frontier markets by the global investment community: Click to enlarge Source: WSJ Graphics According to a research report by Ben Garland and Kelvin Dell of Blackrock, …

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