Why Should You Diversify?

by Sergio Mariaca on Mar 2, 2016 11:49:11 AM |Share:

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diversification.jpgThere's a world of opportunity in equities. The global equity market is large and represents a world of investment opportunities.  In fact, nearly half of the investment opportunities in global equity markets lie outside the US. Non-US stocks, including developed and emerging markets, account for 48% of world market cap and represent more than 10,000 companies in over 40 countries. A portfolio investing solely within the US would not be exposed to the performance of those markets.


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An Update on China

by Sergio Mariaca on Feb 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM |Share:

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Hong_Kong_Exchange_Trade_Lobby_2007.jpgIn January, news articles about China appeared almost daily, speculating on the market volatility, the currency, government attempts to intervene in both, and the possible impact that China’s woes could have on the rest of the world’s markets and economies. Here, we have a brief review of the Chinese Equity market, courtesy of Dimensional.


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Recent Market Volatility

by Sergio Mariaca on Feb 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM |Share:

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The market events of January 2016 provide an opportunity to examine several questions important to investors and revisit some fundamental principles of investing in capital markets.

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Crude Oil and Financial Markets

by Sergio Mariaca on Feb 2, 2016 10:40:12 AM |Share:

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oil_pic.jpgWith the recent decline in both oil and stock prices, we have received a number of questions about the historical relation between oil prices and financial markets. Here are brief answers to some of the most common questions.


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