emerging markets

Should MSCI & Russell FTSE China Allocation Gains Have Been Delayed During Trade War?

After months of being told that a deal with China was likely, a trade war has erupted after President Donald Trump lifted selected tariffs to 25% from 10% on $200 ...
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IPO Verdict: Jumia Sure Trades Like the ‘Amazon (or Alibaba) of Africa’

Not all initial public offerings have been considered hot in 2019, but don't tell that to Jumia Technologies A.G. (NYSE: JMIA). This is said to be the first unicorn valuation ...
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Does $66 Trillion in Government Debt Mean the World Is Drowning in Debt?

It is far from a secret that the United States and other nations around the world have what sounds like an insurmountable debt load. With trillions and trillions owed to ...
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Why India Continues to Disappoint Investors in 2018

India's great growth potential just is not living up to snuff. Not for investors at least. In late 2017, India's strong growth expectations for 2018 and 2019 were looking like ...
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8 Nations Facing Sky-High Interest Rates and Inflation

The year 2018 has turned out to be both interesting and challenging when it comes to the world's financial markets and economies. The United States has been the world's safe ...
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Gold Prices Slide on Stronger Dollar

It's been a tough year so far for gold. The yellow metal has dropped about $250 an ounce since the beginning of the year, or about 10%. Gold last closed ...
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A Closer Look at Turkey’s Economy

The value of Turkey's currency, the lira, has collapsed. Its economy has stagnated so badly that there is even talk of a bailout, perhaps led by the International Monetary Fund ...
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Turkey’s Economy by the Numbers, With US and European Exposure

It was not that long ago that the economic meltdowns taking place in Greece and Cyprus dominated the headlines. And no one should have forgotten about the "PIIGS" analogy for ...
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Latest Tariff Problem, China Markets Take Pounding

The bears have officially taken over China's Shanghai Stock Exchange. The exchange's composite index fell to 20.1% below a high posted in late January. Shanghai now joins Shenzen's Senex exchange, ...
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India’s Great Long-Term Fundamentals Meet a Rather Poor Investment Start to 2018

Many investors have found the post-January volatility a bit unnerving. Now that the bull market is more than nine years old, and with market valuations high, many of those same ...
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As US Enters Formal Stock Market Correction, Global Stock Exchanges Follow Suit (and Some Are Worse)

It's official: The U.S. stock market has entered correction territory. The 100 point drop on the S&P 500 on Thursday to 2,581 was down 10.1% from the high of 2,872.87. ...
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2018 Outlook: Low Volatility and Defensive May Be Best Stock Market Strategy

The raging bull market in stocks charged on in 2017, and many investors are still considering how they should be positioned for 2018. After gains of 300% from the panic-selling ...
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Why India May Be the Best Place for Investors in 2018 and Beyond

It is no secret that major U.S. stock market indexes have hit new highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up over 20% so far in 2017, and the S&P 500 ...
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Triple Leverage ETFs Heading Into Emerging Market Bonds

The world of the triple-leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs) has been deeply controversial. After all, they often have big tracking errors and they can face decay through time. Direxion has ...
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The 20 Nations With the Most Children Living in Extreme Poverty

Extreme poverty remains a worldwide social and economic scourge. According to a report from the World Bank and UNICEF, 767 million people around the world live on less than ...
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