Even The Best Stocks Have Big Declines Over The Years

The S&P 500 is down about 17% year-to-date. Talks o a bear market and a looming recession are becoming increasingly prevalent in the media in recent weeks. With that said, it is important to remember that even the best performing stocks of all time can and will fall. Sometimes the declines will be dramatic with …

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Growth Stocks Underperform During Rising Interest Rates

Growth stocks are getting hammered this year for good reason. In a rising interest rate environment growth stocks perform poorly relative to value stocks. When rates increase investors are reluctant to pay premiums for companies whose profits are projected in the future. Companies with no earnings but great ideas or projections fare even worse. Many …

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Which Emerging Markets Are Cheap Now: Chart

Many emerging markets have held up well so far this year relative to their developed world peers. These markets are performing well for many reasons including rising commodity prices. Countries such as Brazil, Chile in Latin America, South Africa in EMEA and Malaysia in the Asian region are in the positive year-to-date. With that said, …

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Why Invest in Foreign Stocks?

One of the important factors for success with investing in equities is diversification. While diversification can be done in many ways, one way investors can benefit is to own overseas stocks in addition to stocks from their local market. This is because different markets perform differently each year and also putting all assets in a …

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