Top 10 International Investing Blogs

Online Resources for International Investors

The Internet has made it easier than ever for investors to share ideas, as evidenced by the rise of websites like SeekingAlpha and StockTwits. International investing blogs can provide breaking news commentary, insightful analysis, and individual ideas for international investors to consider when investing in exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), American Depository Receipts (“ADRs”), or foreign securities.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 10 international investing blogs that investors should follow to keep abreast of the latest trends.

#10: Reuters Global Investing

Reuters is an international news agency with extensive experience in the financial markets through its association with Thompson Corporation. The organization’s Global Investing Blog provides international investors with insightful commentary on macroeconomic events, international market performance, and a variety of other topics written in a way that’s approachable for the common investor.

#9: Mish’s Global Economic Analysis

Mike “Mish” Shedlock is a registered investment advisor for SitkaPacific Capital Management. On his popular Global Economic Analysis Blog, Mish provides insightful commentary on both U.S. and international macroeconomic trends as it relates to economic and financial performance. The blog entries provide insights that go beyond the headlines reported in the news.

#8: Oddball Stocks

Oddball Stocks is a popular financial blog written by Nate Tobik that focuses largely on international investment opportunities. Unlike many financial blogs focused on macroeconomic trends, Oddball Stocks focuses on individual investment opportunities in international markets. Often times, these opportunities are individual ADRs, foreign stock, or the occasional ETF.

#7: ZeroHedge

ZeroHedge is a popular macroeconomic investing blog that focuses heavily on hedge fund trading (e.g. high frequency trading), macroeconomic analysis, and commentary on public debt. While some of the blog posts may be regarded as taking an extreme angle, investors would be wise to watch ZeroHedge to balance out the somewhat fluffy commentary on major media outlets.

#6: Gavyn Davies’ Blog

Gavyn Davies is a financial blogger with the Financial Times that covers macroeconomic news and events. Mr. Davies covers macroeconomics, economic policymaking, and the financial markets with posts on Sunday’s. Often times, Mr. Davies’ posts can provide key insights on market-moving events like interest rate decisions, political events, and central bank commentary.

#5: Economist Blogs

The Economist is ubiquitous among international investors with its in-depth coverage of international news, events, and opportunities. On its website, the Economist blogs about all of these topics and more, providing international investors with a great resource. These blogs include the Buttonwood’s Notebook that covers geopolitics and international markets.

#4: World Bank Blogs

The World Bank plays an important role in the global financial community with the dual mandate of ending extreme poverty and boosting prosperity.

With feet on the ground in many countries around the world, the organization provides in-depth insights via its unconventional blog. The Global Macroeconomic Team blog in particular provides valuable insights into market-moving events.

#3: Mobius Blog

Mark Mobius’s Franklin Templeton blog provides unique insights into emerging markets around the world, including insights into unfolding current events. As executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets group, Dr. Mobius directs research teams based in 18 global emerging market offices, providing him with the tools necessary to form insightful posts and commentary.

#2: Beyond BRICs

The Financial Times’ Beyond BRICs blog is focused on covering emerging markets around the world. Since Brazil, Russia, India and China already receive a lot of coverage, the blog specializes on covering other emerging markets that might not be quite as popular.

The blog also features the ability to filter blog posts by a specific country or region, enabling investors to find the most relevant information.

#1: Emerging Markets Insights

Frontier Strategy Group’s Emerging Markets Insights blog provides insightful commentary into many emerging markets around the world. Rather than covering basic macroeconomic policies and news, the blog dives into specific countries, sectors, and companies that it believes pose the best opportunities. International investors can therefore use the blog as a starting point for further research.

Conclusions

Financial blogs provide investors with great insights into many frontier, emerging, and developed markets around the world. With teams on the ground in these countries, many blogs provide insights that are difficult to find anywhere else for international investors based in the United States.