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  • walsingmalinda walsingmalinda Feb 2, 2010 11:25 AM Flag

    nav now $14.60!

    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.

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    • 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.


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