Investing in Frontier Markets: Opportunity, Risk and Role in an Investment Portfolio

October 7, 2013
Hosted by Jordan Goodman

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Today we discuss “Investing in Frontier Markets: Opportunity, Risk and Role in an Investment Portfolio”, co-authored by longtime money manager and media commentator Gavin Graham (our guest) and financial journalist and broadcaster Al Emid, their book provides an all-inclusive analysis of frontier markets. The authors define the term, explain its history, view the countries generally termed ‘frontier markets’, and examine the professional advisor’s role in counseling individual and institutional investors. The co-authors define frontier markets as the approximately 60 countries not included in developed and emerging market indices. Their work suggests that frontier markets offer the same potential for growth as provided earlier by emerging markets. Frontier markets also have the potential to reduce portfolio volatility since these markets do not correlate or move in the same way at the same time as other investment categories such as the developed markets of North America and Europe.

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Jordan Goodman has a mission: to help everyone do better with money. Since graduating the Columbia University School of Journalism in 1977, he has spent the past 32 years combing the country to find the very best ways to help consumers make and save money and then sharing these gems with the public. As a staff writer/reporter at MONEY Magazine for 18 years, a weekly commentator on NBC News at Sunrise and Public Radio’s Marketplace Morning Report, and through his 12, soon to be 13 highly respected books, and his website www.moneyanswers.com, he has provided useful, common-sense information to the public. Some of his better-known books include Fast Profits in Hard Times, Everyone’s Money Book, the Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms and Master Your Money Type. Jordan is a rare combination: someone who possesses not only encyclopedic knowledge about every area of personal finance but also a passion for helping his listeners not only to get educated but to take action to help their dreams become realities.

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