For the past 250 years, a small portion of the world's population drove almost all economic growth. Now, that math is changing, as countries such as India and China have emerged onto the world's economic stage.
As the surge of economic activity expands incomes around the world, investors must figure out how to ride the world's growing economic momentum while minimizing the risk associated with foreign equities. In this article, the first in a series, we'll discuss how to profit from the global movement of commerce.
Follow Buffett's lead
There is no better source for inspiration than Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
One way to follow Buffett's lead is to invest in companies that make money moving goods -- namely, UPS
A second way is to invest in companies that make money moving people. Besides the airlines, which remain unwise investments, to put it mildly, Boeing
Slow and steady wins the race
The trick is to seize the momentum of global growth without assuming excessive risk. Investing in these companies is a great way to do this. All of them are big, stable names that will be around for a long time. And none of them are resting on their laurels while the global economy moves on by. It is indeed these very companies that make such movement possible.
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