Top 10 International Investing Blogs

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International investing blogs can provide breaking news commentary, insightful analysis, and individual ideas for international investors. Many of these blogs cover exchange-traded funds (ETFs), American Depository Receipts (ADRs), or foreign securities that are of interest to international investors.

These blogs cover a wide array of topics related to international investing. Macroeconomics, geopolitics, market trends, and many other investment-influencing subjects can be found on these pages.

Schwab International Investing Blog

Charles Schwab's international investing blog provides great insights into global markets, including exceptional macroeconomic (larger-scale economic topics, such as a nation's economy as a whole) commentary.

In addition to blog posts, the website provides videos and infographics that can help you understand everything from where interest rates are headed to what constitutes an emerging market and why you should care.

You won't find any stock picks on this blog, but you can get a world-class education in international investing.

Mish Talk

Mike “Mish” Shedlock is a registered investment advisor for SitkaPacific Capital Management. On his popular Mish Talk blog, he provides insightful commentary on both U.S. and international macroeconomic trends as they relate to economic and financial performance.

His blog entries provide insights that go beyond the headlines reported in the news and use economic principles to explain his opinion of the markets.

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, these opportunities take the form of individual ADRs, foreign stock, or the occasional ETF, which may be helpful for international investors researching opportunities.

ZeroHedge

ZeroHedge is a popular macroeconomic investing blog that focuses heavily on hedge fund trading (private companies that pool resources and use complex strategies), macroeconomic analysis, and commentary on public debt.

While some of the blog posts take somewhat extreme viewpoints, investors would be wise to watch ZeroHedge to find out what may be happening behind the commentary on major media outlets.

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 Sundays.

Often Mr. Davies’ posts will provide key insights on market-moving events like interest rate decisions, political events, and commentary on central banks.

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 geopolitics, world economy, international markets, technology, management, and even a blog on sports.

Think B.I.G

The Bespoke Investment Group's blog covers all topics investing and finance. A quick glance at their landing page reveals a plethora of topics that should satisfy most investment hungry knowledge seekers.

Their Global Macro Dashboard is a summary of 22 of the world's largest economies. This summary is available for subscribers only, but the insights you can gain on international economies are worth it.

Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Blog

The Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Blog provides unique perspectives on emerging markets around the world, including unfolding current events. A variety of international contributors offer insightful posts and commentary.

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 in covering frontier markets (countries with a market that doesn't yet meet the criteria to be considered an emerging market) 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 for their interests.

Emerging Markets Insights

Frontier Strategy Group’s Emerging Markets Insights blog provides an shrewd 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.