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Stocks Outside the U.S. Blast Off


Published December 15, 2017

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Outside the U.S. the post-financial crisis rally has been a halting affair, occurring in two major steps higher. Unlike the U.S., each step was greeted with some misgivings as Europe wrestled with its new currency and European Union financial structure while China‚Äôs economy digested a massive wave of growth in the prior decade. (more…)

Uncategorized, Weekly Update

Non-stop Goodness


Published September 8, 2017

timingcube_cartoon090817The article below, excerpted from Charles Schwab, displays just how strong global equities have been this year.

Chart 1 below is a table of global stock market returns by month using the MSCI All-Cap World Index (ACWI). August came close to breaking the uninterrupted streak of monthly gains for global stocks. This year has seen the only time the index ever (since its inception 30 years ago) posted a gain in every one of the first eight months of the year, as you can see in the heat map of monthly returns below. (more…)