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  • The Importance of Rebalancing Your Portfolio
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Importance of Rebalancing Your Portfolio

    Rebalancing your portfolio means bringing the portfolio back to the asset allocation levels specified in the financial plan. Not rebalancing can expose you to higher risk.

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  • uploads///Utilities Are Appearing Expensive Given the Looming Rate Hike
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Looking for Dividends? Stay Away from the Utilities and REITs

    What makes the utilities unattractive is the fact that interest rates will likely be rising soon. The utilities require a huge amount of infrastructure.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///The life expectancy has increased over the years
    Healthcare

    Increased Life Expectancy Means A Longer Investment Horizon

    Increased life expectancy means a longer investment horizon. With life expectancy increasing, young investors should invest in equities aggressively.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///state wise marginal tax rate on capital gains
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Basics About The Capital Gains Tax

    The rates for capital gains tax depend on the asset’s holding period. If the holding period is less than one year, short-term capital gains tax is payable.

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  • uploads///Depreciation of Latin American Currencies Against the US Dollar Since January
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Implications of Depreciating Latin American Currencies

    Latin American currencies have depreciated against the dollar since 2014. The Argentine peso is one of the most beaten up currencies in the region, having lost 27% in this period.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///GDP Growth Rates in Major Latin American Economies
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Latin America Is at a Crossroads

    Latin America is at a crossroads. While some economies are faring reasonably well, others are struggling to recover from slower growth since 2013.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///MSCI Performance
    Financials

    Overview: 3 things to know about currency hedging

    Your total return depends on both equity and currency returns, which are sensitive to economic, political, and market events, and fluctuate over time.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///What  in  is worth now
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Millennials Hold More Cash Than Older Generations

    Millennials hold more cash than older investors. Typically, younger investors can invest a higher proportion in equity—given their age and long horizon.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Cheaper Oil Prices Have Helped Improve Indias Current Account Position
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why You Should Consider Buying Indian Stocks

    Cheaper oil prices have helped improve India’s current account balance while also bringing down inflation from double digits in 2013 to ~5.5%.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Minimum Volatility Strategies Have Outperformed Regular Indices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Should Minimum Volatility Be Part of Your Core Holdings?

    The minimum volatility strategy has worked very well in the last ten years. It also tends to be a less risky strategy.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Upside Downside Capture of Minimum Volatility Strategies
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Happens to Minimum Volatility Funds When Volatility Spikes?

    The potential for a downside protection and upside participation is how minimum volatility strategies have delivered strong risk-adjusted returns over the long term.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///The Brexit Caused a Spike in Volatility
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Brexit Vote Affected the Markets

    Investors are worried about the ultimate consequences of a Brexit and whether volatility will stay high. In this series, we’ll see how you can protect your capital without compromising on returns.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Total Government expenditure on education
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Investing in Education to Reduce Poverty in Latin America

    In an effort to reduce inequality and poverty in Latin America, governments there have increased education spending many times over in the last decade or so.

    By BlackRock
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