Which Emerging Markets Are Cheap Now?

Global investors are turning their attention to emerging markets this year. Though these markets had a lackluster to poor performance last year, this year they are heading in the right track. Some of the major markets are already up by double digit percentage points year-to-date. The returns for few of the emerging market indices are …

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Dividend Withholding Tax Rates by Country for 2019

S&P Global has published the 2019 version of the Withholding Tax Rates for Foreign Stock Dividends by country. This simple table is highly useful for investors buying overseas stocks as withholding tax rates vary significantly among countries and high tax rates can cut a big chunk of the payouts. For example, in developed Europe Switzerland …

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Which Stocks Are Attractive Now: U.S. or Europe?

European stocks have under-performed their American peers for many years now. However after years of under-performance European stocks could outperform American stocks this year. According to John Bennett of Henderson European Focus Trust, European stocks offer a bet better bet especially in the value and growth category. Before we get to his reasons, the below chart shows that …

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Pyramid Distribution of US Equity Returns 1825 to 2017

US markets are on track to end the year with negative returns. However over the long run, US equities have had more positive annual returns than negative returns. The following chart shows the Distribution of US Equity Returns from 1825 to 2017: Click to enlarge Note: The returns shown above are Total Returns ( i.e. price …

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