The Top 10 Electric Car Manufacturers in the World

Electric cars are increasingly becoming popular among consumers especially among the environmentally conscious. Though Europe leads in adoption of electric autos consumers in the US are also slowly changing their vehicle preferences. China is the world’s top market for electric autos and other green vehicles including buses. US-based auto industry disruptor Tesla(TSLA) is leading the …

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S&P 500 Annual Total Returns From 1928 To 2019: Chart

The S&P had one of the spectacular returns in 2019. The index shot by nearly 31% on price only basis. With dividends reinvested, the total return was 33%.  This return was the best return in the 30 to 40% range since 1928. The following chart shows the annual total return of the S&P since 1928: …

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The Top 10 Growing Domestic Brands in China: Chart

The economy of China is increasingly becoming a domestic consumption oriented economy form an export-driven economy. As a result, consumption is booming and Chinese firms are focusing more on the local market than the overseas markets. By producing goods that most people can afford they are also taking market share from foreign multi-national firms. Hence …

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How Much Dividends Contribute to S&P 500’s Total Return

The importance of dividends to a well-diversified portfolio cannot be understated. In fact, dividends account for a significant portion of the overall total return of the S&P over the long term. Though the current yield on the S&P is around 2%, the power of compounding and divided growth over time leads to a higher contribution …

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