Review: db X-trackers STOXX Europe Christian Index ETF

In the past few years ETF providers have listed many Shariah-compliant funds in Europe and U.S. exchanges. These ETFs invest in companies that follow the principles of Islam. Today I came the another religious-themed ETFs named db X-trackers STOXX Europe Christian Index ETF that trades on the London Stock Exchange. This ETF tracks the performance …

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Equity Performance: Small Caps Easily Beat Large Caps

In my December 2009 article A Lost Decade for U.S. Stocks, I mentioned that the S&P 500 lost 23% from Dec 31, 1999 through Dec. 14, 2009. A recent article in the Journal titled “Small Caps Loom Large” notes that the small cap stocks in the U.S. have rallied strongly since the decade that began …

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The Top Eight Resource-Rich Countries

The following graph shows the eight richest countries by value of their natural resource reserves according to research by Citigroup. South Africa tops the list with its non-energy natural resource reserves valued at $2.5 Trillion. The developed countries in this ranking are the U.S., Canada and Australia. Some of these markets have become expensive after …

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