Equities are mixed, gold is up and oil is down after the U.S. and Iran punched and counterpunched over the past week.
Have frontier markets like Vietnam and Nigeria lived up to their promise?
Surprisingly, rising crude oil prices aren't behind the outperformance.
VanEck is shuttering two country ETFs in October.
Saudi Arabia could be landing in a fund soon.
Once-surging Mideast markets are now moving downward.
UAE is, for now, at the vanguard of an increasingly prosperous frontier market universe.
UAE and Qatar leaving iShares frontier ETF ‘FM’ poses problems, but will make the fund better.
Funds like FM and GULF look attractive as an alternative to emerging market exposure.