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Why Israeli Stocks Look Attractive
Israeli stocks (ISL) are trading at attractive valuations. The Tel Aviv 25 Index is trading at 15.7 times its trailing-12-month earnings.
Modi’s Moment: Promises and Accomplishments
India (PIN) has strengthened its ties with Asian powerhouses (GRR) like Japan (JEQ) (EWJ) and Singapore (SGF).
“Banks are there to support businesses that have justifiable needs.” – Vijay Mallya, Indian businessman and politician, 2015 If corporate India is to thrive, it needs a healthy, functioning banking system. Socially useful projects and initiatives require capital and banks should be able to allocate this capital efficiently. While progress is being made, India’s banks […]
The Modi Effect: Transforming India One Step at a Time
Global investors’ perception of India has dramatically transformed in the last two years.
How Demographics Are the Key to India’s Growth
Demographics are the key to India’s growth story. India’s strength in numbers is one of its biggest advantages over the rest of the world.
Risk and International Assets in a Portfolio
Although international investing does tend to mitigate risk and diversify portfolios, there are certain risks involved.
The Equity Home Bias Puzzle
In this series, we’ll look at the prevalence of home bias, the disadvantages of favoring home bias, and the benefits of international diversification.
Coming Full Circle: Revisiting India’s History
This resurgence in economic strength can be largely attributed to then finance minister Manmohan Singh’s new economic policy of liberalization, privatization, and globalization.
Why You Shouldn’t Write Off Emerging Market Stocks Just Yet
2015 was a tumultuous year for emerging markets, to say the least. According to the IIF, emerging market assets registered outflows of $735 billion last year.
Rajan to the Rescue: The Inflation Story
Consumer prices increased in India by 5.8% in June 2016 on a year-over-year basis.
How Modi’s ‘Digital India’ Campaign Could Spur Growth
Digital India aims to make government services available to all Indian citizens electronically by providing countrywide Internet connectivity and infrastructure.
How Modi Aims to Overhaul India’s Tax System
The GST bill was passed by both houses of the Indian parliament on August 8, 2016.
What Could Threaten India’s Growth?
Despite the impressive reform agenda and robust GDP growth, there are several challenges facing the Indian economy (PIN) (EPI).
How Has Modi’s ‘Make in India’ Campaign Performed?
The minister has also stated that FDI inflows to India (EPI) (IFN) rose by a whopping 46% during October 2014 to May 2016 in response to the “Make in India” campaign, which launched in September 2014.
The Giant Awakens: The Indian Growth Story
Not long ago, India was one of the Fragile Five: an unfortunate club of troubled emerging markets (FEO) (VWO) that were the worst hit by the 2013 taper tantrum.
International Diversification: Stepping outside the Comfort Zone
Some say investors should step step away from domestic markets to benefit from international diversification. The world has changed, and global financial markets are more interconnected.
The Changing Global Corporate Landscape
The global corporate landscape has changed drastically from what it used to be. US consumers have no qualms about using foreign products.
Could You Have Too Much Invested in US Equities?
Even though more than 49% of global capitalization is in the form of non-US equities, US investors allocate only 21% of their portfolios to them.
What Headwinds Should Emerging Market Investors Consider?
Though emerging markets (FEO) have rallied somewhat in the current year, there are still some possible headwinds that warrant caution from investors.
Why China Could Surprise Markets to the Upside
The massive financial stimulus package unleashed in China (MCHI) appears to be supporting economic growth in 2016 and 2017.
What’s Needed to Ensure Long-Term Economic Growth?
China is consistently propping up domestic demand backed by strong credit growth. The impacts of Chinese stimulus measures are starting to show results.
Is China’s Upturn Built to Last?
China has serious structural imbalances that could impact its economic growth in the long run. Its loose credit and investment-led growth have been faltering.
China’s Unleashing a Massive Stimulus to Boost the Economy
China’s (FXI) (MCHI) government initiated various stimulus measures to arrest the slowing growth. Currently, the bank lending rate is at a record low.
Are Indicators Suggesting an Economic Turnaround?
Over the past few years, China’s economic growth witnessed a significant slowdown. In the first quarter, the economy fell to 6.7%.
Why Investors Shouldn’t Give Up on China
There’s no doubt about the fact that the Chinese economy (FXI) is indeed slowing down. However, this slowdown may not be as alarming as it’s made out to be.
India Is Shining as Fundamentals Continue to Look Strong
In terms of fundamentals, the emerging markets (VWO) in Asia (FAX) continue to look solid, particularly in nations like India (IFN) (EPI) and Indonesia (IF).
Why Israel’s Economy Is Still Resilient
Israel’s government debt as a proportion of gross national product has declined steadily this century.