U.S. Small Bank Failures in the Past 15 Years: Chart

Small cap banks in the US provide a vital function to the economy. They offer loans to about 44% of farms, 50% of small businesses and 15% of all residential mortgages. When the Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law in 2010 in response to the Global Financial Crisis(GFC) small banks were hurt more than their …

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The Current vs. Past Bull Market Returns: Chart

The current bull market started from the trough of the Global Financial Crisis(GFC) in early 2009. Despite being called a bull market it does not feel like a typical bull market. In fact, experts have dubbed this bull as the “most hated bull market in history”. The chart below compares the returns of the current …

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Relative Sizes of Global Equity Markets 1899 vs. 2017

The Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2018 has been published recently. The summary edition of this annual study contains a few fascinating charts. The following chart shows the Relative Sizes of Global Equity Markets end-1899 vs. end-2017: Click to enlarge Source:The Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2018 , CS Download: The Credit Suisse Global Investment …

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Developed Market Returns by Country From 2003 Thru First Half 2017

In an earlier we looked at the emerging market returns. The following chart shows the returns for developed markets from 2003 thru 1H, 2017: Click to enlarge Note: The returns shown above are based on MSCI country index returns. Source: Novel Investor Related ETFs: iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (EWG) iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund (EWC) iShares MSCI Australia …

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