Invest in 'The Lucky Country' via ETFs

Scully, Vaughan
March 2012
Investment Advisor;Mar2012, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p22
The article presents the author's insights regarding the benefits of investing in lucky countries particularly Australia through exchange-traded funds (ETFs). It mentions that Australia's economy is considered as one of the steadiest in the world wherein it manages to avoid recession for the past 19 years with a very low overall debt levels and projects a budget surplus in 2012. Moreover, the performance of ETFs in Australia is also examined.


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