World GDP by Country 1960 to 2017: Chart

The GDP growth by select countries of the world since 1960 is shown in the cool animated graphic below. China’s growth since 2000 is astonishing. Click to enlarge Evolución del PBI 1960-2017 de las 10 economías más importantes del mundo!! Me gusto mas que ver una carrera de caballos pic.twitter.com/eEoQ8ubSg7 — Ramiro Marra (@RAMIROMARRA) October …

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Past Bull Markets Following Bear Markets: Chart

One of the concepts that I have emphasized in this blog over many posts is long-term investing. It involves the patience to hold stocks and other asset classes thru bull and bear markets. The following timely chart from Schwab shows why its important to stay the course when markets are volatile: Click to enlarge x …

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On the Total Number of Mutual Funds in the US Market

The number of publicly-listed US companies continues to decline each year. From a peak of over 7,600 in 1997 the number has shrunk to about 3,600 at the end of 2017. That is a reduction of over 50%. Click to enlarge Source: Where Have All the Public Companies Gone?, April 8, 2018, Bloomberg Despite the fall …

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Average Annual U.S. Equity Returns Following Bear Markets: Chart

U.S. stocks have historically yielded strong returns in the years following bear markets. Since 1926, the average duration of bull market has been 82 months while that of the bear market has been just 23 months according to an article at T.Rowe Price. To put another way, bull markets last four times as long as …

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