Jarred Cummans submits:Investors seeking high growth for their portfolios have long grown tired of the meager returns that many U.S.-based investments have offered. As a result, many have turned their attention to emerging markets which are nations around the globe with surging populations that are experiencing rapid development.
ETF Database submits: With pathetic levels of job growth and declining consumer confidence, many investors worry that the economy is dangerously close to falling into a double dip recession. This concern over the immediate future has led many to overlook a long-term problem that is getting worse every year and could eventually stand as a significant hurdle to economic growth; much of the infrastructure in the U.S. has aged considerably, and is in desperate need of upgrades.
When customers change, their needs change. If you’re not keeping tabs on the major changes at your customer account, there’s a risk you’ll either lose the account or miss new opportunities to sell.
It’s not enough to depend upon your customer contacts to keep you informed. After all, if there are big changes afoot, they’ve probably got more on their minds than filling you in on what’s happening.
A better approach is to set up a regular schedule for keeping tabs on your customers. Here’s how:
Tom Lydon submits:
The $50 billion earmarked for upgrades to railways, airports and roads is just one part of the world’s infrastructure story. In markets of all types, infrastructure ETFs are an opportunity to play growth.