US Equity Sector Returns By Year: 2007 To 2016

Diversification across sectors is important for well-diversified portfolio. No sector is the best performer each year. So this year’s best performing sector may turn out to the worst one next year. For example, the tech sector is the hottest one this year with soaring stock prices especially for the FANG stocks. Next year they may …

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What Happens in an Internet Minute 2017: Infographic

I came across the following cool infographic showing what happens in a internet minute in 2017. In just 60 seconds, a staggering 156 million emails are sent, 3.5 searches are made on Google(GOOG)  and 16 million text messages are sent today. While technology has made all these possible the bigger question is this: Has the internet …

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How Copper Shaped Chile’s Economy: Infographic

A few days ago I wrote an article about how commodity prices can strongly impact a country’s equity market performance using the example of Copper and Chile. The importance of copper prices cannot be underestimated for growth of the Chilean economy. The infographic below shows how Copper shaped the Chilean economy: Click to enlarge Source:How …

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The Number of IKEA Stores per Capita by Country: Chart

The number of IKEA stores worldwide by country is interesting to review. However that can lead to misinterpretation since populations of countries very. So an ideal way to compare the number of IKEA stores is at a per capita level – meaning the number of stores compared to population count. The chart below shows the …

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Commodity Prices Can Strongly Impact The Performance Of Equity Markets: An Example

Some of the emerging market countries are commodity-based economies. In these countries the price of a single commodity or a few commodities can have a strong impact on the overall performance of the economy and equity markets. This theory can be illustrated by looking at the country of Chile. The Chilean economy is highly dependent on …

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Size of a Country’s Economy vs. Military Power: Chart

The relation between the size of a country’s economy and military power is tenuous. But its interesting to look at a chart that tries to show the comparison anyway. The chart below compares a country’s GDP against its military strength: Click to enlarge   Source: Aaron Strndberg via Twitter The US has the largest GDP …

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