Another example of focusing on a larger perspective is investing in emerging markets. Emerging markets have a common feature of higher growth than other markets, which means that investing in them brings higher returns, albeit with higher risk sometimes.
While George Soros (pictured left) doesn’t always bet with the tide of EM equities, he’s almost always certain to be in them one way or another (on the short side, too), in addition to the corner stone of his strategy: currencies.
It is often said that forex investing is one of–if not the–hardest investment tactics, due to the 24/7 nature of the global marketplace, in addition to the complexities that arise in forecasting currency behavior. Well, a close second–at least in terms of difficulty–to currencies would have to be emerging market equities, as public information about these companies is less available than the typical NYSE or NASDAQ-listed stock.
Still, for those willing to dig down, EM investing is an important piece of anyone’s strategy. In addition to Soros, we’d watch Brian Kelly’s Asian Century Quest.