The Periodic Table Of Investment Returns New Zealand Edition From 2008 To 2017

Mercer publishes The Periodic Table Of Investment Returns for New Zealand each year.Similar to the Callan Periodic Table, this chart offers a wealth of information from a New Zealand and Australian perspective. For example, the 2017 edition shows that NZ stocks (light blue color) earned nearly 24% compared to 18% for Aussie equities.  Australian and …

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Gold’s Yearly Returns vs. Major US and UK Asset Classes: Chart

I came across the following chart that shows the annual performance of gold against the major assets classes of US and UK from 1978 to 2017. Similar to equities gold has performed well in some years and not so well in others. Gold tend to soar during periods of extreme bear markets for risky assets …

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Canadian Stocks Have Vastly Underperformed US Stocks

Canadian stocks have performed poorly compared to their American peers in the past five years. In fact, the S&P 500 has earned double the return of Canadian equities in the past years as shown in the chart below: Click to enlarge Source: Yahoo Finance One of the main reason for the poor performance of the …

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Colombian ADRs Could Rise Today After Conservative Victory

Colombia has elected Convservative Iván Duque as the next President in the runoff Presidential election held yesterday. Duque got 53.9% of the vote and beat leftist opponent Gustavo Petro. The pro-business friendly Duque has the support of former president Uribe and business leaders. From an article at The Guardian: Colombia has chosen Iván Duque, a conservative neophyte, …

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Differences between WTI and Brent Crude Oil: Chart

The two major crude oil benchmarks are WTI and Brent. WTI stands for West Texas Intermediate used for US oil and Brent is the global benchmark and denotes the oil extracted from North Sea. The WTI closed at $66.94 today on the NYMEX for July 2018 delivery and Brent ended at $75.81 on the ICE …

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The Top 10 Gold Producing Countries 2017

The Top 10 Gold Producing Countries based on 2017 data is shown in the chart below. Surprisingly  China was the top producer last year beating Australia and South Africa. Many investors myself included may not know that China mines gold let alone being the largest gold producer in the world. Click to enlarge Source: Top 10 …

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