Investing is Hard

On June 30th 1997, Amazon.com (AMZN) was trading at a split adjusted $1.50 per share and was valued at $700 million. That day the stock traded 228,900 shares in a range of $1.48 – $1.59. I’m sure someone traded in and out of a great business that day, not knowing that the stock was about to…

Why Investors Are Betting On MNCs Over Homegrown Drugmakers

Investors have shown a healthy appetite for shares of multinational pharmaceutical companies, even as stocks of homegrown drugmakers continue to struggle. Stocks such as Sanofi India Ltd. are trading at fresh record highs, while Lupin Ltd. is trading near fresh 52-week lows. Year-to-date returns show that MNC stocks such as Sanofi India, Pfizer Ltd. and Abbott India Ltd. have given positive returns, while…

India may get thrown out of MSCI Indices

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, announced today that it is closely monitoring developments related to the concerted announcement by three Indian stock exchanges, including the two principal exchanges, of the imposition of anti-competitive measures restricting the accessibility of the Indian equity market. MSCI is evaluating the measures’ potential…

Modi’s Cash Ban Helped This Money Manager Beat 99% of Peers

For India bull Robert Marshall-Lee, stock valuations near the highest level in almost a decade are no deterrence. The London-based money manager, who oversees 2.6 billion pounds ($3.4 billion) for Newton Investment Management, has stepped up allocations for Mumbai-listed equities to 31 percent, compared with their 9 percent weight in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index….

Emerging-Market Chaos Can’t Tame Stock Bulls as Economy Wins

A fired finance minister and political upheaval won’t be enough to stem the rally in emerging-market stocks. That’s the lesson from the first quarter, when equities posted their best gains since 2012 even as Donald Trump threatened to end trade deals, the U.K. began laying the path for its exit from the European Union, South…

China seizes biggest share of global exports in almost 50 years

Chinese exporters have found a silver lining in weak global demand by seizing market share from their competitors – good news for China but an expansion that is aggravating trade tensions. China’s proportion of global exports rose to 13.8 percent last year from 12.3 percent in 2014, data from the United Nations Conference on Trade…