While emerging markets account for 51% of global GDP, they represent only 12% of global stock market capitalization, according to BlackRock. This means there's tremendous room for growth and opportunity for investors. But this also doesn't mean that the countries with the highest GDP growth offer the best returns.
NEW DELHI: The S&P BSE Sensex plunged over 1600 points in trade on Monday to record its biggest intraday fall since June 2009. The 50-share Nifty index also slipped below its crucial support level of 7900, to record its steepest fall since October 2008. The overall investors' wealth, measured in terms of total valuation of all listed stocks, plunged by about Rs 7 lakh crore as it crashed below Rs 100-lakh crore mark and stood at Rs 95,34,540 crore in afternoon trade on the BSE. Market cap on 21 August stood at Rs 1,02,32,792.24.
By Macro Economist:I have been silent of late, watching in awe at the complete shift in sentiment from the professional investment community. Not that it should be a surprise, but to me it proves for the umpteenth time that very few investors actually have a view, rather for most, the most recent stock movement is what dictates bullish or bearish posture. Reasoning is saved as a post-mortem rather than a pre-trade exercise.
NEW DELHI: The S&P BSE Sensex rose sharply along with other Asian markets in Friday's trade a day after the European Central Bank (ECB) signalled its readiness to inject more stimulus into the economy to support growth. The ECB took no new step on Thursday, but the central bank chief, Mario Draghi, signalled that it could extend its 1 trillion euro bond-buying (quantitative easing) programme, if necessary, to combat weak inflation, said a Reuters report. "The ECB is studying new stimulus measures that could be unveiled as soon as December.
Where the global economy may or may not go, what the Federal Reserve and other central banks may or may not do, whether “Abenomics” in Japan works – all fodder these days for those who expect volatility to come back to the financial markets.
By Joseph Poma:After gaining market share and seeing sales in January increase more than 7% recently, Ford (F) stock steadily rose until it fell just shy of $13/share. Of recent the stock has fallen, along with the market as a whole, on the heels of political unrest in Greece. This pullback represents an opportune time to open, or add to, a position in Ford.
By Dividendinvestr:We analyzed the stocks which have been recommended by Cramer on Mad Money during the last 30 days. We don't think we have heard the end of the European debt crisis yet. As such, we prefer investing in Cramer's fundamentally strong stock picks. Using the stock screener at finviz.com, we picked the stocks with the lowest PE ratios and the low debt ratios.