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Frontier Markets: The Starbucks Test

This is fun. I have held for a long time the thesis that if you want to know where to invest in the developing markets, then all you have to do is follow Coca-Cola ( KO ). From Pakistan to Cambodia and from Vietnam to Mongolia, there it is, proudly displayed, a bottle of Coke for...
Posted On 02 Aug 2015

Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Lower; Time Warner Cable Profit Misses Expectations

Following the market opening Thursday, the Dow traded down 0.58 percent to 17,649.04 while the NASDAQ slipped 0.78 percent to 5,071.43. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.62 percent to 2,095.48. Leading and Lagging Sectors Thursday Source
Posted On 31 Jul 2015

Is it Bye Bye for the EURUSD?

Is it bye bye to 1.10 for the EURUSD after battling on both sides of this line for the better part of this year? This comes in a market where the 20 day moving average is 1.0995 and the 100 day moving average is 1.0111. This indicates the average closing price has been around...
Posted On 31 Jul 2015

Emerging Markets: Taiwanese GDP In For A Bumpy Ride

Recently the Asian Development Bank  reduced its forecast for 2015’s GDP growth for Taiwan from 3.7% to 3.4%. In the same report, other countries peripheral to China were reduced as well. The reasons given were mainly due to the worse-than-expected economic performance in the...
Posted On 29 Jul 2015

Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Rise; Ford Beats Q2 Estimates

Following the market opening Tuesday, the Dow traded up 0.32 percent to 17,496.14 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.10 percent to 5,044.99. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.36 percent to 2,075.12. Leading and Lagging Sectors Tuesday Source
Posted On 29 Jul 2015

Top Factors Undermining Any Oil Price Recovery

By Alexis Arthur for Global oil prices have returned to a state of flux. This is hardly news to any who follow the oil markets closely and yet prices continue to drive international headlines. While oil prices are notoriously difficult to predict, it has failed to...
Posted On 29 Jul 2015

Emerging Markets: Get Rid of Cute Investment Labels

As some of my readers may know, ever since I became a fund manager, I have been on a crusade to make the terms “emerging” and “frontier” markets disappear from the lexicon, to be replaced by the more inclusive Developing Markets. Also, in my opinion, the very creation of acronyms...
Posted On 27 Jul 2015

Busting The Myth Of A Green Europe

By Michael McDonald for For much of the world, Europe seems like the poster child for responsible renewable energy policies. Unlike the U.S., which is embracing shale oil and natural gas, Europe has made little progress in developing alternative fossil fuel supplies....
Posted On 27 Jul 2015

Emerging Markets: Mobile Phones Galore in India

It never fails to amuse me when I go back to India for business that the first thing my Indian colleagues do when they sit down for a meeting is to place their mobile phones on the table. You may think that’s not so unusual, but what would you say if I told you that for every one...
Posted On 27 Jul 2015

Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mixed; GM Profit Beats Views

Following the market opening Thursday, the Dow traded down 0.17 percent to 17,820.11 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.23 percent to 5,183.41. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.02 percent to 2,113.82. Leading and Lagging Sectors Thursday Source
Posted On 24 Jul 2015