Investors who beat a path out of global equity markets in January have “flipped a U-turn,” putting more than $41 billion dollars back into international exchange-traded funds (ETFs) during the past four weeks. And according to Joseph Quinlan, the chief market strategist for Bank of America, “Dwindling outflows show investors regaining confidence that the global economy is going to grow.” For those investors looking for a good, safe way to play this growing confidence in the economy, you could do worse than the MSCI All-Country World Index (MXWD), which rallied 5.8 percent from the four-month low it reached on February 4, 2014. So, what do you think? Can you invest your trust (and your dollars) alongside a group that has a track record of completely reversing course in their investment philosophy? If so, it may be that MXWD is for you.
Jim Woods has over 20 years of experience in the markets from working as a stockbroker, financial journalist, and money manager. As well as a book author and regular contributor to numerous investment websites, Jim is the editor of:
Bob Carlson provides independent, objective research covering all the financial issues of retirement and retirement planning. In addition, Bob serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fairfax County (VA) Employees’ Retirement System, which has over $2.8 billion in assets.
Jon Johnson's philosophy in investing and trading is to take what the market gives you regardless if that is to the upside or downside. For the past 21 years, Jon has helped thousands of clients gain success in the financial markets through his newsletters and education services: