foreign stocks

How the Debt Downgrade Will Trickle Down

By itself, the S&P downgrade doesn't mean much to the average citizen. The real risk to the public is devaluation, due to the printing of dollars to make servicing the debt easier. Such a course of action by the government could lead to higher interest rates and greater costs of imported goods.

Global Giants Hiding on the Pink Sheets

With few exceptions, investors should run screaming from any stock quoted on the Pink Sheets. But not every stock being traded over the counter is a dud. In fact, some of them are top-notch global companies investors would be wise to consider. Here's a look at some of the best.

A Message from Middle East Stock Markets?

Should it matter to U.S. investors that Middle East stock markets are among the worst-performers this year, with many trading at or near 52-week lows? Hard to know for sure, but this is a development that bears watching.