Commodity Table of Investment Returns 2008 to 2017

Commodity investing is not for everyone. Investors need not hold commodities as an asset class in their porfolios despite what Wall Street promotes them to be. The following chart shows the investment returns for various commodities from 2008 to 2017: Click to enlarge Source: Using commodities as a tactical portfolio diversifier, Proactive Advisor Magazine Commodities are …

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The Upside and Downside of Global Risks in 2019: Infographics

Investors have to brace themselves for plenty of risks in the coming year. From trade wars to real wars(Russia invading Ukraine, for example) and everything in between including further oil price collapse, currency risks, geopolitical risks, never-ending political drama in Western Europe, China collapse, even political risk in the US, etc. will be closely watched …

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Sector Breakdown of MCSI AC World vs. MCSI UK Index: Chart

The following chart shows the sector breakdown of MCSI All-Country Index and MCSI UK indices: Click to enlarge Source:Three reasons to diversify in the hunt for equity income, Schroders The biggest difference between the indices is that the IT sector accounts for 19.5% in the MSCI World Index while in the UK the sector is …

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Comparing Dividend Yields Across Regions

Investors looking for income from equities have to look far beyond the US shores for higher yields. This is because dividend yields in the US declined many decades and continue to remain low relative to other developed markets. For example, the current dividend yield on the S&P 500 is 1.90%. But the dividend yields in …

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