I am wondering if anyone else saw the article in the WSJ on 1 Feb about the risks of owning ETFs by individual investors. They pretty much are forecasting doom and gloom for us all. I read the whole half page article but disagreed with their assertions. Am wondering if they are pursuing their own agenda. Would like someone elses opinion.
It is clear that the economic expansion is based on smoke and mirrors at the moment. I doubt if real estate will ever boom again in our lives. FFC is not an ETF so that is a solid bet I think.
As I live in SE Asia, I know from reading local papers that the GDP in THailand is est. at 4.7% and realistic. Additionally, a new SE Asia trade pact allows for free trade between these nations, which is a great positive.
For an investment at your age, I would by SE Asian ETFs; Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia. I don't think you can loose. However, I am not sure of the effects that a market decline in the US would have on these stocks--but this is where the growth is for sure.