The Top 25 Global Biotech Companies 2018

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) magazine published The Top 25 Global Biotech Companies 2018 ranking based on market capitalization as of Oct 30, 2018. Reference 1 Shire stock continues to be traded even though the company has agreed to be acquired by Takeda Pharmaceutical for £46 billion ($59.8 billion), in an acquisition expected to close in the …

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Total Returns of Selected Global Indices 1998 Thru 2018: Chart

The Total Return(which includes price returns and dividend reinvested) of some of the major indices are shown in the chart below. The US market was the best performer as shown by the S&P 500 in red color. Click to enlarge Source: The future of the FTSE 100, FT Alphaville UK’s FTSE 100 was the second best …

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Could Australia’s Luck Run Out?

Australia is known as the lucky country. It is rich in natural resources, has a small population and has a stable democratic government. The country hasn’t had a recent in recent years. In addition, Australia have never had bank collapses like in other developed countries such as the US in recent memory. The lucky country …

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US Asset Class Returns From 1900 Thru 2017: Chart

Stocks outperform other classes in the long run especially in the very long run measured in many decades. Stocks have earned much higher returns than T-bills and Bonds from 1900 thru 2017 as shown in the chart below. The data shows returns in both nominal and real terms. Click to enlarge Source: Credit Suisse via …

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