Israel Financial Update: March 2011

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In surprising economic news, Israel’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose 7.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010 (5.4% in 2010). The Shekel continues to strengthen against the dollar, gaining another 1% in February, 2011. Israeli investment account holders enjoyed this benefits as their holdings are in Shekels. Israeli stocks continue …

Israel Financial News Update – February 2011

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The Shekel continues to strengthen against the dollar, gaining 16% in the past 21 months. Israeli investment account holders enjoyed this benefits as their holdings are in Shekels. The Israeli stock market outperformed Wall Street yet again in 2010. The Tel Aviv 25 Index returned 16.3% vs. the Dow Jones …

Solid Bonds – Higher Yields

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If you’re like many investors, you like the safety of Israel government bonds. It’s considered the most solid Israeli security, but in today’s low interest rate environment, the yields are somewhat modest at 2% to 5% per year. This type of return begs the question – how can one increase …

What Are My Investment Choices?

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Israel offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to investing in its capital market. From stocks, government fixed-rate bonds and inflation-linked corporate bonds, to mutual funds and sector stock ETFs, Israel provides vehicles for all types of investors. Each financial investment instrument is suited to a different class of investors: …