The latest Purchasing Managers’ Indexes from around the world forecast weak growth to negative growth in manufacturing, and weak to moderate growth in services over the near term, with the composite of manufacturing and services forecasting weak growth. See the major country specifics below.Read More »
"Made in Mexico" vs. "Made in China": Will Mexico Be Able to Further Increase Its Share of Exports to the U.S.?
As the globalization movement matures, countries like Mexico are becoming more capable and competitive. Its exports to the U.S. have grown at the expense of China over the past few years but it is questionable if such performance will be as good in the future. Here's why. Words: 470Read More »
Silver is a popular investable asset, attracting investors from around the world thanks to its numerous industrial applications as well as its traditional role as a store of value and an inflation hedge. There are a number of different options for investing in silver, including exchange-traded futures contracts, stocks of companies engaged in the extraction and sale of the metal, and both physically-backed and futures-based ETFs and ETNs. Investors also have the option of buying coins or bars of the metal in order to obtain physical exposure. Let's discuss the merits of investing in silver and review what the options are. Words: 2319Read More »
Emerging markets, historically perceived as risky investments, have now been firmly established as the primary source of global GDP growth, creating a surge in interest among U.S. investors. Many are looking to Asia as a way to beef up exposure to emerging markets but, in addition to looking to the east, U.S. investors are also looking to the south for exposure to rapidly-growing economies. Words: 784Read More »
The 'Next 11' (N-11) is a list of fast-growing countries identified by Goldman Sachs as potentially good investments in the coming years. Words: 682Read More »