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How healthy are your investments?

When is the last time you assessed the financial health of your investments? You should, typically, assess your investments annually. All investments, even the medium to long-term investments, will benefit from annual assessments. They allow one to get a better picture of the investment performance and let you review your choices. Be careful though, frequent… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – October 2017 Newsletter

AFC Funds Performance Summary Major equity markets rallied this past month and frontier markets generally fared well as the MSCI Frontier Markets Net Total Return USD Index gained +1.2% this month and is now up +26.4% YTD, while the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Net Total Return USD added +5.2% this month and is up +20.4%… Continue Reading

Sberbank joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, has become the country’s first bank to join the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a nonprofit whose purpose is to coordinate the engineering of an open-source reference standard and a version of the Ethereum trading blockchain that can address the common interests of firms in a wide range of… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – September 2017 Newsletter

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle AFC Funds Performance Summary Frontier markets performed well last month as the MSCI Frontier Markets Net Total Return USD Index gained +2.0% and the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Net Total Return USD added +3.8%. At the same time, the MSCI World Index Net Total Return USD… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: Warning – danger lurks here

By Capitalist Exploits. Take a look at the volume of stocks listed vs. indexes listed going all the way back to the days of bellbottoms, loud hair, and orange wallpaper. Since 1995, the supply of stocks, particularly in the US, has been shrinking faster than Trump’s approval ratings. At the same time, the number of indexes… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – August 2017 Newsletter

AFC Funds Performance Summary Major equity markets were mixed this past month while frontier markets generally fared well as the MSCI Frontier Markets Net Total Return USD Index gained +3.7% this month and is now up +22.4% YTD, while the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Net Total Return USD added +1.9% this month and is up… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – July 2017 Newsletter

“I think you have to learn that there’s a company behind every stock and there’s only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing  poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.” – Peter Lynch AFC Funds Performance Summary Most major equity markets in the world performed well this past… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – June 2017 Newsletter

AFC Funds Performance Summary Rallies in frontier markets and emerging markets continued in June 2017 as the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Net Total Return USD Index added +3.1%, while the global MSCI Frontier Markets Net Total Return USD Index returned +0.6% and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index Net Total Return Index rallied +1.0%. Worldwide, developed… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital – May 2017 Newsletter

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing. – Warren Buffet AFC Funds Performance Summary   May 2017 was characterized by a strong performance for emerging markets and for a number of frontier markets in our universe as well. Developed markets were also mainly positive with the S&P 500 Index up +1.2%, though the Nikkei… Continue Reading

Moscow Exchange happy with its 2016 record

By Andrei Skvarsky. Moscow Exchange, the company managing Russia’s main securities, money and precious metals exchange, has expressed satisfaction with its own corporate performance last year and with the volumes of trade it hosted in 2016. Continue Reading