Global Investing

Three snapshots for Wednesday

May 9, 2012

This chart shows the wide dispersion in equity market performance so far this year. In local currency terms Korea has a total return of nearly 12% and Germany over 10%, this compares to Italy at-6% and Spain at -16%.

Three snapshots for Friday

March 30, 2012

The correlation between individual country equity indices is rising again:

U.S. consumer spending jumps in February but income growth tepid.

Apple vs. RIM market value:

Investors break commodities link with equities

October 23, 2009

Investors smelling profits in commodities are using the sector as an early cycle play, alongside equities, because a lack of production capacity means higher prices sooner rather than later. 

Cheers to double digit real returns

September 21, 2009

It’s good to drink it, but it seems good to sit on it too.

Fine wine, yielding double-digit returns, is low risk and good diversifier given its weak correlation to the return of asset classes — according to a fund which invests in fine wine.

from MacroScope:

China leading other markets?

September 2, 2009

It's becoming increasingly common to blame Chinese stocks for recent volatility in global markets.

from Commodity Corner:

Correlation Between Oil and Equities Markets

May 7, 2009

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Oil prices have been trading in an unusually strong positive correlation with equities markets over the past few months on hopes that signs of an economic recovery could mean a boost for energy demand.