Knowledge is Power: Live Free, Big Risks, Impact of Geopolitical Crises on Stocks Edition

Global equity markets have stabilized in the past few after having a few rough weeks since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Unlike last year, markets this year started on shaky note facing a multitude of headwinds from inflation to interest rate raises. Then came the shock of a new year in Europe. It remains to …

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Knowledge is Power: Green Color, Emerging Markets, Top Global Risks 2022 Edition

The S&P 500 has had another run this year. The index is up by nearly 26% on price basis. Sectors such as tech, banking and transports have done well. Utilities have lagged. Overseas most developed markets have performed as well. Among emerging markets, Chile has performed poorly due to political change there. Brazil is in …

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Knowledge is Power: Concentration in S&P 500, Emerging Market Leadership, Railroads Edition

U.S. stocks have performed well at least so far this year. The S&P 500 is up over 18%. It remains to be seen if these gains hold through the rest of the year. Markets have become more volatile this month and fears of a correction are getting louder every day. International equities are also having …

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Knowledge is Power: International Stocks, Dividend Stocks, Cognitive Bias Edition

US stocks are performing well so far this year. Unlike last year value stocks such as utilities are increasing. Despite the hype of the “Roaring 20s” style recovery caution is warranted. For example, millions of people are not waiting to jump on a ship or a so called “petri dish” of covid last year. Similarly …

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