Investors looking for international or emerging markets tend to stick to international funds or ADRs from the so-called ?BRIC? nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China. But not all BRICs are created equal. China and Russia have impressive growth rates. But you have to be more selective in these markets. China is probably too reliant on stimulus money to boost its economy and there?s evidence of a growing Chinese bubble. Russia requires you to put your faith in a corrupt oligarchy. Sooner or later, China and Russia are more likely to suffer from these excesses than their BRIC colleagues, Brazil and India.
You can trade in international or emerging market stocks through the use of ADRs (American Depositary Receipts). ADRs prices are in U.S. dollars, pay dividends in U.S. dollars and can be traded like the shares of U.S.-based companies.
My personal BRIC favorite is Brazil, the world?s 8th largest
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