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  • January 31, 2011 11:05 AM UTC by Cheryl Casone

    Best Guess: Geopolitical Risk

    If you followed my reporting from the Middle East last year or even just this blog you know that emerging markets are something I have studied and invested in over the last decade. I have always believed that the average retail investor should have a portion of their portfolio in emerging markets. I began to look at frontier markets when I realized that the growth story out of the BRIC countries had begun to run its course. You may think that I have changed my position about the frontier markets considering the events in Egypt over the last 7 days. I HAVE NOT. In fact, I believe that with any good investment there has to be a certain amount of calculated risk. I believe the Emerging Market Index investments that most, if not all, mutual fund companies offer are varied enough and diverse enough in their countries of choice and targeted regions, that you can still find great reward and opportunity if you are willing to be patient. Look at the pictures, watch us at Noon Eastern, and make your decisions. Many guests are coming up today in fact to discuss this very issue.

    CC

    Here are some Best Guess choices that were wrong, and right, and neither….

    1/11

    DENNIS KNEALE:

    Verizon IPhone to benefit major television networks most of all.

    CHERYL:

    Weather disruptions occur tomorrow and through the rest of the week for US airlines, but the airlines will be better equipped via social media to deal with passengers.

    1/12

    GREGG JARRETT:

    Brace yourself, Verizon! You’re in for a rough ride on the “iPhone Express”. Until you expand and upgrade your wireless capacity, traffic jams will make a New York blizzard seem like kid’s stuff. Get ready to be trashed by angry customers. P.S. Don’t ask Bloomberg for help. He’s clueless.

    STEVE GELSI:

    Oil now holding above $90 a barrel, which means gasoline prices will probably climb to approach $4 a gallon during the peak summer driving season coming up.  If that happens we may only be one major hurricane away from $5 gasoline!

    CHERYL:

    Financial stocks gain another10 percent for 2011

    1/13

    TODD SHOENBERGER:

    The must-have gadget of the year rolls out in 90 days when Apple introduces the iPad II.  Look for a massive marketing program leading up to the release, with the end result being long lines of consumers with cash in hand who have to absolutely have the most cutting-edge product on the planet.  The euphoria will carry over to Apple’s stock, thus pushing it to $400 by year-end!!

    * Disclosure: No conflicts with AAPL.

    SANDRA SMITH:

    Oil Will Rise to $110 By Memorial Day

    CHERYL:

    CHAIRMAN BERNANKE WILL HAVE TO ADDRESS FOOD PRICE INFLATION

    1/14

    DUNSTAN PRIAL

    That $50 billion value put on Facebook last week is just the beginning. With Goldman Sachs’ stamp of approval and 500 million users so far, investors are going to make Facebook’s IPO the biggest in a decade.

    TYLER VERNON

    Labor market will continue to struggle as we get into 2011 driven by state and local government offsetting strong corporate and private sector hiring.

    CHERYL

    The mere idea of a bankruptcy filing at the State level will be enough to force Governors to get in line with their local legislatures and do what needs to be done to cut spending.

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February 2, 2011 at 5:17 am

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  • Cheryl Casone joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in September 2007 as an anchor. Prior to FBN, Casone served as a correspondent for FOX News Channel’s (FNC) business unit and was a regular guest on FNC’s Your World with Neil Cavuto. Casone brings years of experience covering finance, business, and consumer news to FBN.

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