Periodic Table Of Investment Returns: Emerging Markets 2005 To 2014

Last week I posted the Periodic Table Of Investment Returns for Developed Markets. In this post, lets take a look at the chart for emerging markets from 2005 to 2014. Click to enlarge   Brazil has been a poorly performing emerging market since 2010. Unlike China and India, the country is blessed with natural resources and …

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Periodic Table Of Investment Returns: US vs. Developed Markets 2005 To 2014

One of the main themes that I have written about many times on this site is for U.S. investors to invest in foreign stocks. There are plenty of reasons to invest in foreign stocks with diversification being one of the top reasons. So far this year, the U.S. markets have lagged in performance relative to international …

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Impact of Consistent Buybacks on Stock Price

Stock buybacks are generally not beneficial to most investors.Many studies have shown that companies that buy their own stock do not perform well in the long run. Buybacks are mainly an accounting trick to manipulate stocks prices. When companies engage in buybacks their timing is usually bad too. For example, just before crash due to the global …

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MSCI Single Country Index Returns Review: Emerging Markets 2005 To 2014

Yesterday we reviewed the Periodic Table of Investment Returns for Developed Markets. The chart below shows the MSCI country returns for Emerging Markets: Click to enlarge Source: Blackrock Brazil has been an average to poor performer since 2010. It is surprising that Indonesia and Philippines are among the top in terms of 10-year annualized returns. …

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MSCI Single Country Index Review: Developed Markets 2005 To 2014

The following chart shows the returns for the various MSCI single country indices: Click to enlarge Source: Blackrock It is surprising that Singapore yielded the highest annualized return in 10 years during the period shown. Ireland has been the worst performers in five years during the same period. While the MSCI German index fell by …

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