Valuation Ratio: US vs. International Developed and Emerging Market Stocks

U.S. stocks have outperformed international stocks in the past few years. Foreign stocks look attractive at current levels while their American peers look expensive. According to an article by Jurrien Timmer at Fidelity, since the Global Financial Crisis peak in March 2007 thru April 2017 the S&P 500 has returned 282% in total returns compared to …

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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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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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The Periodic Table of Emerging Markets 2016

The Periodic Table of Emerging Markets for 2016 is shown in the chart below: Click to enlarge Source: US Funds Brazil was the top performing market last year with a 69% return followed by Peru. Among the BRICs, China and India were basically flat. This chart also shows that no country is a top market …

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