Happy Chinese New Year to all my friends and followers! There’s no question it’s a big holiday for leisure and entertainment. Last year, retail and dining expenditures for the Lunar New Year came in at 754 billion yuan ($US115 billion), according to China’s Ministry of Commerce.
This month marks my 30-year anniversary with Templeton Emerging Markets Group! The opportunity to open up new emerging markets, learn about new industries, meet wonderful people around the world and most of all be part of the Templeton emerging-markets family has been a real blessing.
Warning. Investment “narratives” may be harmful to your financial health.
For the first time ever, the president of China was in attendance at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos this month.
It may not be my money, but it is my job. — Charles Ellis in Investment Policy: How to Win the Loser's Game
Forward P/E ratios are a bit of a joke. Why? Because Wall Street analysts overestimate prospective earnings 80% of the time. Chart 1 shows only six years since 1984 with conservative forecasts, offering objective proof – as if needed – that Wall Street is not your friend.
Templeton Emerging Markets Group has a wide investment universe to cover—tens of thousands of companies in markets on nearly every continent! While we are bottom-up investors, we also take into account big-picture context.
There are several irrefutable facts that should be informing the strategies for leaders in financial services.
While it’s well-known that the DOL’s fiduciary ruling requires all financial advisors to put their clients’ interests first, financial services professionals are still unable to know how broad of an impact the ruling will have on other aspects of their practice, including marketing.
In just a few decades, Vietnam has undergone a dramatic transformation, from an agrarian society to one that has embraced the modern era. Its youthful population and growing middle class have helped drive solid growth—and opportunities for many global investors.