The Indian Stock Market has giving spectacular returns in the past 12 months.[Its doubled in the past 24 months.]
Unfortunately, people who live in America or Canadia aren’t allowed to invest directly in Indian Stocks. However there are a few Mutual Funds that are allowed to invest and through them we can join in the fun.
Morgan Stanley’s India Investment Fund has doubled in the past year and pays a dividend of 7.30%.
The India Fund similarly doubled in the past year but had a dividend of 9.90%.
Since we’re looking at foreign markets we might as well go the extra mile and look at Morgan Stanley’s Eastern Europe Fund, which almost doubled but gave a dividend of 20%!!!!! Now thats a return I can live with.
Both of the India Funds have expense ratios of approx 1.5% and have Morning Star Ratings of 5 stars. Eastern Europe Fund has a higher expense ratio of 2.1% and a 4 star rating by Morning Star.