Taiwan, Israel, Chile and Korea - TICK

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Taiwan, Israel, Chile and Korea - TICK'

An investment theme focusing on four economies that rank between the developed and developing nations. The four nations of Taiwan, Israel, Chile and Korea – collectively known as TICK – share some common characteristics that enhance their investment appeal. In addition to having functioning economies with healthy growth rates and prosperous citizenry, these nations possess strong legal and business frameworks that reduce political and country risk. The TICK investment theme came about as a counterpoint to the popular BRIC, which encompasses the giant economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Taiwan, Israel, Chile and Korea - TICK'

A number of experts believe that the TICK nations are more appealing than the BRIC bloc from an investment viewpoint, given their smaller size, higher living standards and dynamic economies. Some also argue that the TICK nations possess sounder economic fundamentals than the BRIC giants, with historically lower rates of inflation and unemployment.



RELATED TERMS
  1. Tiger Cub Economies

    The four Southeast Asian economies of Indonesia, Malaysia, the ...
  2. CIVETS (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, ...

    An acronym given to the countries Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, ...
  3. Developed Economy

    While there is no one, set definition of a developed economy ...
  4. Brazil, Russia, India And China ...

    An acronym for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China ...
  5. Emerging Market Economy

    A nation's economy that is progressing toward becoming advanced, ...
  6. Country Risk

    A collection of risks associated with investing in a foreign ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    Investing In China

    Investment opportunity is huge in China. However, investors should consider the pitfalls, understand the risks and rewards, focus on shareholder-friendly companies and stick to investments they ...
  2. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Go International With Foreign Index Funds

    As global trade continues to expand and the world's economies grow, spice up your portfolio with these exciting opportunities.
  3. Economics

    Investing In Russia: A Risky Game?

    You might be better off playing roulette if you don't understand the risks of investing here.
  4. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Understanding BRIC Investments

    Brazil, Russia, India and China are becoming more popular for investing, but there is still plenty of risk among BRIC countries.
  5. Economics

    Iron Ore Market: Falling Into The Hands Of A Few

    The big iron ore mining companies have embarked on a drive to increase supply, reduce cost, and take market share.
  6. Stock Analysis

    What’s The Best Airline Stock In the Industry?

    With many airlines forced to seek bankruptcy protection, Southwest Airlines stands out as having consistently remained profitable throughout its history.
  7. Stock Analysis

    Can Modi Mania Continue?

    Investors are still swooning over India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, whose pro-business platform inspired a record voter turnout of 66 percent in May.
  8. Investing

    The Best Way To Approach The Currency Hedge

    Currency is going to continue to be an important factor in investment choices, particularly as the dollar strengthens.
  9. Investing News

    Sun Pharma And Ranbaxy: An Ideal Pharma Marriage?

    The Sun Pharma merger with Ranbaxy will blend the complementary market strengths and areas of expertise of each company and create a powerful pharma force.
  10. Economics

    Does A Junk Rating Reflect Russia's Fundamentals?

    Moody’s, like other credit rating agencies, has downgraded Russia’s sovereign debt rating to non-investment grade, but does this reflect Russia's economy?

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Subsidy

    A benefit given by the government to groups or individuals usually in the form of a cash payment or tax reduction. The subsidy ...
  2. Sunk Cost

    A cost that has already been incurred and thus cannot be recovered. A sunk cost differs from other, future costs that a business ...
  3. Technical Skills

    1. The knowledge and abilities needed to accomplish mathematical, engineering, scientific or computer-related duties, as ...
  4. Prepaid Expense

    A type of asset that arises on a balance sheet as a result of business making payments for goods and services to be received ...
  5. Gordon Growth Model

    A model for determining the intrinsic value of a stock, based on a future series of dividends that grow at a constant rate. ...
  6. Cost Accounting

    A type of accounting process that aims to capture a company's costs of production by assessing the input costs of each step ...
Trading Center