European Stocks Are Attractive Based on CAPE Ratio

European equities are attractive now relative to Asia-Pacific excluding Japan and US equities based on cyclically-adjusted P/E ratio. As the chart below shows the ratio is at 2009 levels for European stocks. Click to enlarge Source: EuroView: Rotation, earnings recovery and a view from the US, Schroder’s According to the above report by Schroder’s, in the past stocks …

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Five Foreign Stocks Paying More Than 5% Dividends

Dividends are important component of total return especially over the long-term. Even in years when price appreciation is average or low or even where there is a decline in stock prices, dividends can boost the overall returns. So investors must consider well-paying dividend stocks for a higher total return. Five foreign stocks that have dividend …

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S&P 500 Price Returns vs. Earnings Per Share Over Long-Term: Chart

Equity prices follow earnings. While in the short-term a company’s stock may fluctuate wildly due to any number of reasons, the stock price will follow earnings. So if earnings per share continue to grow year after year the stock price will also go higher. The following chart shows the relationship between S&P 500 price returns …

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Two Sectors That Offer Potential Growth Opportunities

Investors looking for growth stocks can consider the oilfield service sector and the auto-parts sector.In this post, let us look at some of the reasons why these sectors look attractive now and how to gain from the potential growth offered by these sectors. After years of stagnant to no-growth companies operating in the oilfield service industry …

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Just Eight Billionaires Own The Same Wealth As 3.6 Billion People

The World Economic Forum 2017 holds it annual meeting of the global elite in Davos, Switzerland. This meeting is for the wealthy and powerful to get together in a beautiful country to talk about all  the world’s problems among themselves and with the media. To coincide with this pow pow, British charity Oxfam released a report …

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