HOW CAN I INVEST IN THE VIETNAM INDEX?

I have regularly observed on various forums online the desire for investors to seek the best Vietnam ETF for exposure to the Vietnam index, or the VN-Index as it is well known as. However many investors have made the mistake that any sort of Vietnam ETF should produce returns very similar to this widely quoted … Continue reading HOW CAN I INVEST IN THE VIETNAM INDEX?

BEST VIETNAM FUNDS 2022 – VIETNAM STOCK MARKET CRASH REVIEW

I have read some stock market participants describe the Vietnam stock market performance of 2022 as a “crash”. I don’t necessarily agree with that description, but whatever terms you use, there is no debating that the Vietnam stock market has had a tough time in the first 6 months of 2022! In this blog post … Continue reading BEST VIETNAM FUNDS 2022 – VIETNAM STOCK MARKET CRASH REVIEW

DRAGON CAPITAL VIETNAM DEBT FUND REVIEW

As inflation is a hot topic in global markets this year, let’s take a look at how this might affect the prospects of investing in a Vietnam debt fund. There are not many ways to achieve such exposure in your portfolio, but arguably Vietnam’s most highly regarded fund manager does have a debt product out … Continue reading DRAGON CAPITAL VIETNAM DEBT FUND REVIEW

COMPLETE VANECK VIETNAM VNM ETF REVIEW – IS VNM ETF A BUY?

The Vaneck Vietnam ETF (VNM) is often reviewed without any context of what is going on with similar rival ETF products. A lot has changed in the area of Vietnam ETFs in the last year or two. Also many reviews fail to appreciate the different pros and cons of the active vs passive investing debate … Continue reading COMPLETE VANECK VIETNAM VNM ETF REVIEW – IS VNM ETF A BUY?

VIETNAM INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN STOCKS FOR 2022. GO LARGE OR SMALL?

So you have made the decision to allocate some money for exposure to the Vietnam stock market, just pick the first low cost ETF is the logical way to go right? I do not necessarily want to say that will be a bad strategy right now. I simply want to illustrate that whether you choose … Continue reading VIETNAM INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN STOCKS FOR 2022. GO LARGE OR SMALL?

WTF WITH THE LONG LIST OF VIETNAM ETFs? THE ONE GUIDE YOU NEED HERE

A couple of months back I wrote a blog post looking at a few of the best Vietnam ETFs to invest in. I had a bias to the ones that had been around since about 2009 and listed on key stock exchanges on New York and London. VIETNAM ETF LIST - THE COMPLETE GUIDE Even … Continue reading WTF WITH THE LONG LIST OF VIETNAM ETFs? THE ONE GUIDE YOU NEED HERE

WHAT ARE THE BEST VIETNAM FUNDS TO INVEST IN? (OPEN ENDED) PT 2

This is a follow up to part 1 of my last blog post, where I had a brief look at some of the choices available when it comes to choosing the best Vietnam funds to invest in (open end structure). The five funds I explore here are generally smaller funds management operations compared with a … Continue reading WHAT ARE THE BEST VIETNAM FUNDS TO INVEST IN? (OPEN ENDED) PT 2

WHAT ARE THE BEST VIETNAM FUNDS TO INVEST IN? (OPEN ENDED) PT 1

When my last blog post covered investing in CEFs to get exposure to the Vietnam stock market, I discussed how the potential to buy assets at a discount to NAV was an advantage. This however assumes one does not panic and sell at a bigger discount! Some investors may prefer an investment that more readily … Continue reading WHAT ARE THE BEST VIETNAM FUNDS TO INVEST IN? (OPEN ENDED) PT 1

BEST VIETNAM CLOSED END FUNDS (CEFs) ON THE STOCK MARKET?

ETFs might first enter the minds of investors when looking to investing in foreign markets, but Closed End Funds (CEFs) shouldn’t be forgotten as an option, even for investing in the Vietnam stock market. Some may even be surprised to learn you can effectively buy $1 worth of investment assets for circa 85 cents. In … Continue reading BEST VIETNAM CLOSED END FUNDS (CEFs) ON THE STOCK MARKET?

WHAT IS THE BEST VIETNAM ETF ON THE STOCK MARKET?

Typically I would think most retail foreign investors in the Vietnam stock market look to ETFs to provide their exposure. Before you rush into the first ETF you see that can offer exposure to Vietnam stocks, it is important to be aware of the basic structures and relative difference of the various choices. For example, … Continue reading WHAT IS THE BEST VIETNAM ETF ON THE STOCK MARKET?

HOW TO INVEST IN THE VIETNAM STOCK MARKET. ETF, CEF, FUND?

With the Vietnam stock market still considered a frontier market, my guess is most readers viewing this article likely have a bias to seeking exposure via a funds management product. I will therefore mostly focus on these options to compare pros and cons of Vietnam ETFs, CEFs and managed funds. In saying that those with … Continue reading HOW TO INVEST IN THE VIETNAM STOCK MARKET. ETF, CEF, FUND?