The Number of Listed Companies by Country 2016

Capital markets in some countries are highly vibrant than others. One measure of a healthy capital market is the number of companies that are publicly listed. Generally developed countries have a high number of public companies relative to emerging and frontier countries. India has the number of public listings in the world with 5,821 companies …

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Why Ben Carlson’s Views on Buybacks and Dividends Are Not Entirely Correct

Earlier this month Ben Carlson, Director of institutional asset management at Ritholtz Wealth Management and author of the popular A Wealth of Common Sense blog wrote an article in Bloomberg discussing stock Buybacks and Dividends. The gist of the article is that investors can expect to earn a higher rate of return in the stock market …

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How Concentrated Are Some Foreign Equity Markets?

One of the many risks that investors have to take into consideration when investing in foreign stocks is Concentration Risk. This risk simply means a market is highly concentration with one stock accounting a large percentage of the allocation. Or to put it another way, one stock dominates the market. So a benchmark index that …

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The Roller Coaster Of Investor Emotion: Chart

Yesterday major US equity market indices fell sharply after many months of strong gains and record highs. After the initial euphoria of the current administration wore off, stocks have been stuck in steady state for a few weeks now. Elevated stock prices and political drama unfolding in DC led stocks to their deepest decline so …

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On The Impact of Political Events on Stocks

Politics generally does not have a strong impact on the stock market especially in the long-run. Major political events such as the unexpected outcome on election may have a short-term impact but over the years politics does not determine the performance of stocks. Since 2016 major political events have had negligible impact on stocks. The …

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