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  • Puerto Aventuras Homes Villas, Casa Delfines

    Mexico is doing its best to target investors for its real estate market. Even with drug violence, analysts say opportunities are good for foreign investment.

  • Mexico: Surprising Land Of Opportunity Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 9:41 AM ET
    Mexico City, Mexico

    Long considered a second cousin to its northern neighbor — not to mention a source of illegal immigration and drug violence — Mexico is underrated in the global economy.

  • What's the Next Global Manufacturing Superpower? Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 9:40 AM ET
    A worker solders components at the Suntron de Mexico assembly plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

    With lower shipping costs and competitive wages, Mexico is booming, attracting foreign investment from firms that supply North America — a concept known as nearshoring.

  • How to Get a Piece of Mexican Stocks Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 9:40 AM ET
    Mexican Pesos

    Investors looking to sample Mexico will find a limited number of ADRs, but many open-ended mutual funds and exchange traded funds.

  • How Mexico's Oil Industry May Benefit US Investors Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 9:39 AM ET
    Incoming Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto.

    The agenda of incoming Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto has profound implications for Latin America’s second largest economy. But no industry stands to be potentially transformed the way energy does.

  • Crime Explodes — But an Economy Booms Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 9:39 AM ET
    Mexican marines present to the press the alleged member of Zetas drug cartel Eric Jovan Lozano Diaz (C), aka 'Cucho', and some money seized during his arrestation in Mexico city, on June 15, 2012.

    In the border city of Nuevo Laredo, the bodies of nine people were found hanging from a bridge  —  the result of a turf war between drug cartels. It exposed the Mexican government’s inability to keep the country’s violence level low enough not to scare away tourists and investors.

  • Are Bond Investors 'Fed Up?'   Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 8:15 AM ET
    Are Bond Investors 'Fed Up?'

    How will the Fed's decision to launch QE3 change the way bond investors think about inflation? Michael Pond, Barclays managing director, weighs in.

  • Exit Plan – How to Retire Abroad: Thailand Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 4:36 PM ET
    For many people, retirement means that there's finally time to take advantage of newfound freedom. If that definition of retirement appeals to you, an ideal destination when you leave the workforce may be Thailand.Known as “Land of Smiles,” the country has undergone significant social and economic development in the past decade. In 2011, the  upgraded the nation's income categorization from a lower-middle income economy to upper-middle income."Thailand boasts a very favorable cost of living stru

    Thinking about retiring abroad? Click to find out more about making Thailand your own retirement haven.

  • Fine-Tune Your Global Economy Portfolio for 2013 Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:39 AM ET
    In the 21st century of , we’re long past the , , cash triangle of asset allocation upon which many retail investors grew up.Investors have more options and choices, from asset classes to the financial instruments to play them. Low-cost online brokers and trading platforms have given investors direct access to a world once open only to professional traders and institutions.IRAs and 401(k)s offer a world of opportunity, whether its equities, fixed income, , real estate, or ."We think the retail in

    Savvy, open-minded investors know there are always profitable plays worldwide. See how your portfolio should reflect the global economy.

  • REITs Still Offer Shelter from the Storm Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:27 AM ET
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    Real estate investment trusts have outperformed the broader stock-market this year and have been a lot less volatile. And that's after solid returns in previous years.

  • Time to Bail Out on Treasurys? Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:27 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    Enough of the Fed’s quantitative easing and ever-declining Treasury yields. There are decent fixed income options out there, if you're starving for yield.

  • Is Your House Underinsured? Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:26 AM ET
    Couple looking at their home damaged by a tornado.

    Most Americans assume that their property insurance covers the full replacement cost of their home. Not necessarily. Check out these dos and don'ts.

  • A Two-Faced Strategy to Playing the Election Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:25 AM ET
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    Investors can probably expect solid gains for their 2012 stock portfolios. But the fortunes of individual sectors will also rise and fall in the years ahead, depending on which political party wins the White House in November.

  • Does Your 401(k) Have an Annuity? Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:24 AM ET
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    With more people worried about the finances of retirement, the concept of a guaranteed income stream for life  is gaining in popularity.

  • For Hedge Funds, a Half Percent Is the New Move Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 3:56 PM ET
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    Wary of geopolitical tumult and eager for their first quiet August in years, some hedge-fund managers scaled back the size and scope of their bets in recent weeks, a pullback that was reflected, say traders, in muted monthly returns.

  • Dunkin Donuts

    Last spring Dunkin' Donuts launched a campaign in South Korea known as Flavor Radio to build brand awareness for their coffee. Devices that looked and operated like air fresheners were installed on commuter buses in Seoul to lure in customers to their stores.

  • Turkey Economic Profile Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 9:56 AM ET

    Population: 73,639,596 Currency: Lira Natural resources: coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites, clay, arable land, hydropower Industries: textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining (coal, chromate, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper

  • Where's the Income? Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
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    Today's fixed-income market has gotten so lean, where's the income? With market interest rates at stunningly low levels, traditional fixed-income investments that are "fixed" from a safety point of view do not generate meaningful "income"—and those that offer "income" often come with so much risk that one can hardly call them "fixed."

  • Ackman: We Can Make 15 Times Our Money on J.C. Penney Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 6:21 PM ET
    William Ackman
  • Surprise! Preet Bharara Is Really Funny Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 5:36 PM ET
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    Who would have thought that the man who may be Wall Street’s toughest cop would be the funniest guy at the Delivering Alpha conference?