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Brazil, An Emerging Market

On 12/31/2011, in Economics, Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

Or an emerged market?

In our initial look at emerging markets, we saw that Brazil is included.

And if we look at its overall market characteristics, Brazil probably should be classified as an emerging economy. But in other aspects, perhaps not.

Consider today’s slightly funny example. 

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Why the Current Market Volatility?

On 10/11/2011, in Economics, by Jordan Wilson

I am constantly asked why global equity markets are experiencing so much volatility right now.

I think there are a variety of significant factors working together to create uncertainty in the markets. Each on their own impacts market volatility (or risk), together they are a nightmare for investors.

Today a quick summary of the major variables affecting global markets. 

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The Coming Bear Market?

On 08/03/2011, in Investment Strategies, by Jordan Wilson

Mr. Doom and Gloom, Marc Faber, is predicting that the next major bear market is beginning.

Now Marc Faber is a contrarian investor and often quite pessimistic, so this is not a great surprise. But he is a smart man and I too am deeply concerned with the global markets.

In an interview with CNBC, Mr. Faber discussed a few interesting points. 

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