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Dimitra DeFotis


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Past articles by Dimitra:

Diversifying an Emerging- Markets Portfolio

Diversifying an Emerging-Markets Portfolio: How to smooth out the bumps following 2017’s 35% rise. → Read More

A Venezuelan Default Still Looms

The troubled nation avoids bankruptcy as Russia and China step in to help. But that doesn’t alter its underlying problems. → Read More

Why Wal-Mart Is Getting a Dressing-Down

Things may be as good as it gets for Wal-Mart, with impressive quarterly growth stats failing to lift shares. → Read More

Emerging Markets Roundup: Alibaba Exec Moves, Zimbabwe in Trouble, Mexico’s Nafta Fate

ETFs focused on developing countries moved were a mixed bag as oil slipped and a military takeover in Africa shook that continent. One of China's internet stocks, however, is moving ahead of the pack today. → Read More

Fountain of Truth: Coke Needs M&A

Coke could buy a beverage producer to expand its non-carbonated offerings ad boost its outlook, but it could be an M&A target itself. → Read More

Berkshire Still Likes Financials, Adds to Apple

Berkshire Hathaway added to positions in banks and other U.S. financials in the third quarter, and shifted some technology holdings. → Read More

Emerging Markets Roundup: Oil Flounders, But No Stopping Alibaba!

Are emerging markets taking a breather? Maybe not if Alibaba's banner weekend of sales is any measure. → Read More

After Arrests, Investors Wary of Aramco Deal

Troubled by arrests, investors wary of Aramco deal: IPO could be pushed back and reengineered. → Read More

Alibaba 11.11 Shopping Extravaganza May Shatter Records

Early signs from Alibaba indicate the volume of goods sold at its annual shopping promotion could be jaw-dropping. → Read More

6 Emerging Market Headlines To Watch

Why you should worry about interest rates in Argentina, currency trends in Turkey, default in Venezuela, reform in Brazil and why everything is still coming up roses in China. → Read More

JD.com: Second Fiddle to Alibaba Still Gets Play

What's wrong with being number two? Nothing, for JD.com, in China's big market. → Read More

China’s Great Financial Wall Tumbles Down

China loosened restrictions on foreign ownership of financial companies, and stocks are moving to new highs. → Read More

Alibaba: Borrow While Sun’s Still Shining

Alibaba is reportedly tapping the U.S. bond market in November to finance its growth strategy. → Read More

2 MLPs That Could Energize Returns

Some energy partnerships could boost returns after a tough year. Mizuho sees upside for two divergent MLPs. → Read More

Count Your Chips On Las Vegas Sands

Shares of Las Vegas Sands could be the best way to play the hotel-casino landscape in Macau, near China. → Read More

Why Alibaba Cloud & Ant Will Save The Day

Alibaba's margin pressure may be overblown, according to analysts who see the stock headed to $220. → Read More

How to Play Argentina’s IPO Boom

No longer a financial pariah, the rebounding country has some 16 companies ready to go public. → Read More

Ouch! Teva Needs An IV, Stat

U.S. drug pricing is a challenge for Teva, whose latest earnings disappointed investors. → Read More

Alibaba: Anything You Can Do, We Can Do Better

Alibaba earnings more than doubled in the latest quarter, and future revenue growth is on the rise. → Read More

The Monster That Ate the Internet: Alibaba Gains as China Spends

Ahead of Alibaba's earnings report early Thursday, MKM Partners → Read More