Tim Parker

Tim Parker is a freelance writer who has a passion for financial education. He writes for a variety of sources including some of the top financial blogs and media outlets as well as newsletters and educational material for financial firms. He lives in Sarasota, Florida with his wife, Cassie.

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Individual emerging market bonds are difficult to purchase and come with significant risk. For this reason, investors are turning to ETFs to gain broad exposure to this market. ETFs don’t remove currency, interest rate, and other risk factors inherent to international bond investing, but the diversification that an ETF offers mitigates these risks and can provide lower volatility [Download How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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For those outside of 401(k) and other employer-sponsored retirement accounts, exchange-traded funds are rapidly taking the place of mutual funds as the product of choice for investors searching for diversification at a low price. Not only can ETFs provide a diversified vehicle for capital appreciation, they can also provide healthy and impressive dividends for the income investor. What should you know about these dividend ETFs and how do you add these products to your portfolio? [see 101 High Yield ETFs For Every Dividend Investor] [click to continue…]

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Over time, the up and comers of the market have demonstrated the potential for better risk-adjusted returns than larger cap stocks in certain economic environments. If you want capital growth, the small cap equity asset class is the place to be; however, picking individual small cap stocks that will outperform is no easy task. These higher […]

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Japan isn’t getting much love in the eyes of investors these days. The benchmark Nikkei is down significantly from the highs of the early 1990s and the country continues to feel the impact of a high debt burden. Furthermore, the yen has remained strong adding further pressure to the struggling exporting economy. As such, many believe that […]

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