Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2007 Bull Market in the Emerging Markets

Chart above (click to enlarge) is based on 2007 stock returns for the emerging markets, in USD, from MSCI. Note that the return for the US market was 4.1%, measured by MSCI's US Index, and the S&P500 return with dividends was about 5.4%.

Note also that most returns of these markets, measured in local currency (not displayed here), were less than these returns above measured in US dollars. But the falling dollar (and rising foreign currencies) turned out to be another significant advantage of the weak dollar, at least for U.S. investors holding stocks or mutual funds of emerging markets with appreciating currencies.

2 Comments:

At 1/01/2008 1:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no such thing as an elevator that only goes up.

 
At 1/01/2008 6:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The S&P returned 5.2% including dividends. I'm afraid if whomever compiled this missed something that obvious it can't be trusted.

 

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