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Tag Archives: emerging markets

The World History of GDP

If you live in a place where the sky is truly dark at night, then you are likely aware of the virtues of stargazing, the mystery and awe that combine as you look for your place in the universe. On the other hand, if you live where the 21st century does most of its business, […]

DEM, The Value Bellwether

The emerging middle class referenced last week is both the effect and the cause of the continuing evolution of global markets. Thomas Friedman notes that the most highly evolved global businesses no longer talk about ‘outsourcing.’ That’s so 42 seconds ago in a 4G world. Instead, he posits, there is no in- or out- anymore. […]

The Emerging Middle Class

This slide from a Calamos webinar today on Emerging Markets highlights the major economic driver of the rising Asian middle class ex-Japan. The graphic shows the Asian middle class slice of global middle class consumption growing over the next 35 years from about 20% (10% Japan + 10% other Asia)  to close to 70%, with Japan […]

Guide to the Markets Look-See

Statistics, damnable lies that they are, are a lot more interesting as pictures, i.e. charts and graphs. J.P. Morgan has published its Q1 2012 Guide to the Markets, which has 59 pages of charts and graphs, and narry a word except the source data under each one. (If mere looking is not enough, and you […]

Gains and Growth in Emerging Markets

After a half-year slipping away, emerging markets have sprung back to life in the new year. VWO, Vanguard’s emerging market ETF, is up 14.8% YTD, twice the gain of the S&P, which at 1350 is itself pushing towards a new interim high since its peak in Oct. 2007. [imageeffect type=”frame” width=”600″ height=”200″ alt=”” url=”http://www.lonierfinancial.com/uploads/2012/02/vwo-spx-ytd.jpg” ] […]