The Top 50 Non-Financial State-Owned Enterprises

Some of the large companies in the world have partial or major state ownership. Unlike fully publicly-owned firms, these State-Owned Enterprises(SOEs) are subject to high involvement and control of politicians or government bureaucrats. As a result, investors in these SOEs have to keep track of political or policy changes and their impacts on these enterprises. …

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On The Evolution Of The S&P 500 Since Inception

The S&P 500 index closed at 3,841.94 yesterday and is up 2.29% year-to-date on price return basis. The 5-year and 10-year annualized returns are 13.95% and 11.27% respectively. This growth rate is indeed excellent when compared to foreign equity markets. The US market as represented by the S&P 500 has performed very well not just in the …

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On the Long Term Return of the UK Stock Market

The UK equity market is one of the best markets for income-seeking and long-term investors. In the universe of international stocks, UK stocks are traditionally known for their high dividend yields. In addition, like other developed markets, British stocks also perform well in the long run measured in years or decades. The following chart shows …

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