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Avoid Russia

Those that had invested in Russia over the past 10 years have ridden an even larger roller coaster than what we’ve experienced here in the US. Here is a snapshot of the broad Russian stock market index over the past 13 years or so: stock market index value 67 in March 1996 540 in Oct 1997 (you made 700% in 1.5 years) 41 in […] Read the rest of this entry »

Avoid Russia

We began writing this article a week prior to the conflict between Russia & Georgia. Our view of Russia has obviously not improved… In general, mutual funds with large Russian exposure have done very well over the past 10 years. This is in no small part to the rise in Russian GDP from their wealth in petroleum & natural gas. With Asian economies growing at an […] Read the rest of this entry »