Why Investors Can Just Avoid Japanese Stocks

The Japanese equity market is one of the worst markets among developed markets. For years investors have been let down by the performance of Japanese stocks. Once in a few years it seems like things start to turnaround only the rally to peter out. There are many reasons why investors may just want to ignore …

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New Feature Added: Dividend History of Dow Jones Index Constituents

One of the new features that I have added on this site is the Dividend History of Stocks. Currently the dividend history of all the components of the Dow are posted. More dividend history pages of other companies will be added regularly. You can check out the dividend history pages by clicking on the Dividend …

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Americans Are The Largest Holders of US Government Debt

Many people believe that China owns most of the US debt. This is not true. US investors are the largest holders of US debt and not China. China is the largest holder of US debt among foreign holders. The chart below shows the holders of US treasury debt: Click to enlarge Source: The US is indebted …

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Unemployment Benefits Across OECD Countries: Chart

Unemployment benefits paid out to unemployed workers vary across OECD countries. Generally countries with socialist form of governments pay generous benefits to the unemployed in order to ensure they do not become destitute and are able to maintain their standard of living. However in order to be afford to liberal benefits these countries tax their …

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Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns: Currency

The currency market is the largest market in the world with trillions of dollars worth of global currencies traded. This market is larger than equities, oil and bond markets. One of the reasons that currency markets are bigger than equity markets is because central bank are the major participants in the market. On a daily …

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Maximum State Pension and Pension Age in Select Countries

Most developed countries offer a decent pension to their retired citizens, However the annual amount paid out to retirees varies from one country to another. In addition, the retirement age to qualify for a state pension also differs slightly between countries. The following table shows the maximum annual state pension and the state retirement age …

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