Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns: Emerging Markets From 2006 To 2015

The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns for various Emerging Market indices from 2006 to 2015 are shown in the chart below: Click to enlarge Source: Callan Associates Emerging markets are hot this year with many markets having soared by double digit percentages so far. These markets were also the top performers before the Global Financial …

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Development Models: China’s Socialism Beats Capitalism?

China follows a unique form of political system called  “market socialism”. In this system, the economy is capitalist to some extent but the political system is communist. Under this system only one party runs the country and no other party is allowed to exist. The state plays a major role in the functioning of the …

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Emerging Markets Are No Longer Only About Commodities

Global investors used to consider emerging market as mainly commodity plays. Unlike developed markets other sectors such as banking, healthcare, IT, consumer staples, telecom, airlines, etc. did not get much attention from most investors. But today’s emerging countries are much more than just commodities, For instance, the Chilean economy is not confined to just copper, …

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Why Investing In Emerging Markets Via An Index Is Not The Best Way

Many investors prefer to gain exposure to emerging markets by investing in a fund such as an ETF that replicates an index. However the idea of index investing in emerging markets is not the best way to invest in these markets for a number of reasons. In a recent article last month, Laurent Saltiel of Alliance Bernstein highlighted …

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MSCI Emerging Markets Index: 5-Year and Long-Term Returns

Emerging equity markets have soared so far this year easily outperforming developed markets. With the exception of China, countries such as Brazil, Russia, etc. are up by double digit percentages. Russia’s RTS is up by 26% and Brazil’s Bovespa has shot up by 35% year-to-date. For investors tracking emerging markets, the main benchmark index is the MSCI …

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Emerging Markets Are Back. Here Are Ten Stocks To Consider

Emerging markets are hot this year as global investors are attracted to their for their higher growth potential and yields in some cases. With growth stagnating in the developed world especially in Europe it is not surprise that investors are turning their attention back to emerging markets. In the past few years emerging market stocks …

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