Will Germany’s DAX Outperform Other Developed World Indices This Year?

The DAX Index of Germany was one of the worst performers in 2018 with a loss of over 18%. As the Germany cooled and global trade war fear escalated the DAX plunged heavily. The German GDP in was just 1.5% last year relative to 2.2% in 2017. Unlike the consumption-based US economy, Germany is an …

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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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