Total Return vs. Price Return Chart for the Dow and SP 500: Chart

Investors invest for the long-term and traders trade for short-term gains. The distinction is important when it comes to success in investing. Since most retail investor invest in equities to meet a long-term goal such as a retirement it is important to focus on total returns of an index as opposed to price returns when …

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Which Sectors Perform Well Over The Long-Term In Emerging Markets?

Many emerging market (EM) investors consider commodities and energy as the best sectors to invest in those markets. This seem logical since many emerging markets are commodity based economies especially materials and oil. For example, Russia is a major oil exporter while Brazil is major exporter of natural resources and agricultural products. While investing in emerging …

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Which Sectors Are Most Likely To Benefit From US Tax Reforms?

In a post earlier today, I wrote about the proposed reduction in US corporate tax rate by the current administration. Should the rates decline substantially which sectors will be the biggest beneficiaries?. One of the misconception among investors is that the tech sector will be a big winner of a lower tax rate since they …

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The Proposed US Corporate Tax Rate Compared To Other Countries

The US corporate tax rate is one of the highest in the world especially among developed countries. President Trump has proposed to cut this rate to 19% to make the country competitive globally. However according to a report at Schroders the eventual rate is likely to be in around 25%. The chart shows the current …

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