The Power of Compounding: An Australian Example

Albert Einstein said “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world”. Compounding of interest over many years will lead to multiplication of the original principal or capital many times. The following example shows the power of compounding for various Australian asset classes: Click to enlarge   Source: Five great charts on investing, AMP Capital From the above article: …

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The Top German Companies By Revenue 2016

Germany is the economic powerhouse of Europe. Unlike the consumption-driven economy of many countries such as the US, the Germany economy is export-driven. Some of the world’s largest companies are based in Germany. One way to identify the largest German companies in terms of revenue is to review the Fortune Global 500 list. The latest …

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What Do US Corporations Really Pay in Taxes?

The US has the highest corporate taxes in the world. The current official rate of 35% is higher than even other developed socialist countries such as Scandinavian countries and France. The chart below shows the official corporate taxes by country according to OECD data: Click to enlarge Source: FACT CHECK: Does The U.S. Have The Highest …

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Three Concentration Risks In The British Stock Market

Concentration risk is one of the risks that investors in the British equity market must be aware of.  Though the UK is one of the largest economies in Europe and in the developed world, its equity market is highly concentrated with select sectors and companies dominating the market. So British investors are wise to diversify …

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15 Dividend Heros of the FTSE 100 Index

The UK equity market is a fertile ground for investors looking to unearth dividend-paying stocks. Traditionally UK has had high dividend yields compared to other developed markets especially the US. An article published last month at The Money Observer discussed the Dividend Heros of the benchmark FTSE-100 index. Research by the stock broker AJ Bell …

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