Why Investors Should Consider International Equities Now: Infographic

US Stocks have outperformed international stocks over 10 years now. And now it may be time for foreign stocks to play catch and beat their American peers in terms of returns. No country continues to be the top performer for ever year after after year. So US investors may want to consider adding foreign stocks …

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The World’s Top 10 Tourism Destinations in 2017

Tourism is one of the major industries in many countries. Europe leads the world in tourist arrival numbers. A few facts about global tourism are: International arrivals grew by 7% in 2017 to 1.3 billion people. International Tourism receipts exceed $1.3 Trillion. Europe received the most arrivals at about 671 million followed by Asia-Pacific and …

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s To Do List

Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci is known not only as a great painter but also a great inventor. His voracious curiosity for knowledge and science led him to learn and master a variety of subjects. Recently I came across an article on “The To-Do List” he used to maintain around the 1490s. Unlike most to-do lists …

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The Indian Economy Is Domestically Oriented

India is the sixth largest economy in the world. According to IMF data, India’s GDP in 2017 was $2.6 Trillion. The trade wars initiated President Trump with China and other countries may not impact India severely as the economy is domestically oriented noted Sukumar Rajah of Franklin Templeton in an article last month. 76% of revenues …

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Foreign Stocks To Watch: What is Veoneer and Energizing Ecopetrol

In this new series I will list out select foreign stocks to watch for the following week. In addition, this post will also include economic events, oil prices, earnings and other related items of interest. 1. Ecopetrol(EC): The Colombia oil producer has been on fire in recent months and its movement is highly related to …

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Emerging Markets Have Diverse Macroeconomic Profiles: Chart

Emerging market equities have taken a strong beating this year with countries like Turkey, China, etc. falling by double digit percentage points. The benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Index has fallen sharply so far this year. Even with the selloff, fears of a meltdown in these markets are still in investors’ minds. However not all markets …

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