Knowledge is Power: Auto Industry Disruption, Democracy for Sale, Fundamental Thinking Edition

Dividends: not just for income (Fidelity) The best democracy money can buy (The Hindu) Fundamental Thinking in an Uncertain World (Mclean Partners) These Americans moved to Canada for political reasons. They don’t regret it (The Guardian) Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People (Bloomberg) What does disruption bring to the auto industry and beyond? (Blackrock) …

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US Stocks Are Highly Valued Relative to Historical Average: Chart

US stocks continue to remain elevated since the beginning of the year and the elections. Stocks in certain sectors such as financials have soared substantially since the elections.This week the tech-heavy NASDAQ crossed the record 6,000 mark. Despite the superb performance of US equities, investors need to be cautious since the P/E ratio of US stocks …

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These 10 Companies Pay Half of all UK Dividends

The British equity market is an excellent hunting ground for yield-seeking investors. British firms have a strong dividend culture and have high dividend yields on their equities. For American investors, an added advantage is that there is no withholding taxes on dividends (excluding REITs). Despite the pros, the British stock market has a structural issue …

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U.S. Ranks 33rd in terms of Dividend Yield Globally

The US equity market has one of the low to average dividend yields in the world. The S&P 500’s yield has been around 2% for many years now. Of the 44 countries in the MSCI All-Country World Index, the US ranks poorly. Based on the dividend yield the US stands at the 33rd spot. Click to enlarge Source: …

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Foreign-born Population As a Percentage of Total Population for Select Countries

The number of foreigners (i.e. foreign-born people) relative to total population varies across countries. Some countries such as those in Eastern Europe have low foreign-born population since they have been closed economies until the iron curtain fell. Luxembourg(LUX) and Switzerland (CHE) have the highest foreign-born population since they are tax havens. Mexico (MEX) and Poland(POL) have the …

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