Could Moderation in US Markets Affect Halliburton in 4Q17?

In this series, we’ll analyze Halliburton’s drivers, balance sheet, free cash flow, and dividend yield.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Strong on December 8

The Shanghai Composite Index fell in the first four days this week and opened lower on December 8. It rose as the day progressed and ended the day higher.

US Markets Were Mixed on December 7

On December 7, nine out of the S&P 500’s 11 major sectors rose. Strength in the industrials and materials sectors supported the market.

Will Walmart Maintain Its Growth Momentum in Fiscal 2019?

Walmart is changing fast. It isn’t just a store operator anymore. It’s a key e-commerce player in the US and the world’s largest retailer (XRT).


VNM corr
Frontier markets provide better diversification than usual EM

Vietnam is considered a frontier market, which means that while it has an investable market, it is much smaller and less developed than the more mature emerging markets. Aside from lower…

Colombia rates
Colombia holds rates at 4.75%, supporting market growth expectations

Colombia leaves interest rates unchanged; cuts expected in the near term to further fuel growth

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Mexican manufacturing sector holds steady

Manufacturing employment figures show that the sector is holding up and may experience growth in the short term

ECH to benefit long term from Cencosud's acquisition of Carrefour

ECH, the ETF tracking the Chilean market, was heavily affected by Cencosud’s announcement of Carrefour’s assets

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Correlation of Brazilian & US markets diminishes diversification

²Returns for markets that are positively correlated move in the same direction. The degree of this coordinated movement is measured by the correlation coefficient, which ranges from 0 (uncorrelated, random movement)…

TSMC (TSM) to succeed Samsung (KOR:5930) as the king of VWO

Vanguard announced that it will switch its VWO Emerging Markets ETF from the current MSCI Emerging Markets Index to the FTSE Emerging Markets Index. The key difference will be that…

FXI ETF holdings
Investing in China with FXI – Avoid fees, diversify

It is very difficult for U.S. investors to invest in China because of currency controls, and a lack of an adequate number of Chinese ADRs in the United States. Furthermore,…

MSCI EM Country Weights
Popular emerging market ETFs are over 50% concentrated in Asian equities

Investing in the standard emerging markets ETFs leads to over concentration in Asian equities

Colombian Bank Shorting
Reducing financial sector exposure in your ETFs

How to short individual stocks to remove the exposure of specific sectors in your ETF investment

peruvian inflation
Peru holds rates at 4.25%; inflation pressures to drop

The Peruvian Central Bank bank maintained interest rate levels and disregarded inflation concerns as temporary


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