The Dividend Yields of the World’s Largest Economies: Chart

Dividend yields vary by country. Some countries such as those in developed Europe, Australia, New Zealand, etc. are traditionally high dividend payers. Most emerging markets are stingy in terms of rewarding shareholders with dividends. Countries like Japan and South Korea are also not great for dividends. The following chart shows the dividend yields by country …

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Comparing High-Speed Rail Networks between China and USA

China is a communist country with a market economy. Other than the communist party no other political parties are allowed and anyone trying to start one is jailed or worse. The state maintains a centrally planned economy where everything is determined by the state and funds allocated according to bureaucrats sitting in government offices. The …

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S&P 500 Revenue Exposure by Country

The S&P 500 Index is the benchmark index of the US equity market. Billions of dollars are invested in various products tracking the index. The sector breakdown of the S&P 500 is shown below: Click to enlarge Source: S&P Indices The tech sector dominates the US equity market. No other country in the world can match …

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Exports to the US as a Percentage of Each Trade Partner’s GDP: Chart

The top five trading partners of the US are China, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Mexico in the order noted. Canada and Mexico are top trade partners due to their proximity to the US and also being members of the NAFTA. China tops all countries in trading goods with the US. However the US runs a …

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Revenue Exposure Of Australia S&P/ASX 200 Index

The S&P/ASX 200 is one of the main benchmark index of the Australian equity market. The index is comprised of 200 largest firms by float-adjusted market capitalization. From a sector allocation perspective, over half of the index is made up of financials and materials as shown in the chart below: Click to enlarge Source: S&P Indices …

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55 Leading Mining and Oil Stocks in Australia

Australia is a commodity-based economy similar to Canada. Some of the major exports of Australia are coal, iron ore, agricultural products such as wheat and wool and natural gas. Accordingly the Australian equity market is dominated by mining and oil companies in addition to financials. Other than financials, investors looking for Aussie exposure may have …

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