Malaysian stocks primed for future growth

Malaysia has an steady track record of economic growth and ranks as one of the most competitive nations among the emerging markets. Its stock market performance remains weak. However, greater political certainty following the the country’s 2018 election should help drive stock market growth. The… Read More

Their high yields come with steady gains

While they sometimes lack high-growth potential, utilities are generally stable, profitable businesses with limited competition—and they offer investors high yields. As a result, as a group, they have a better long-term stock market performance than the overall market and come with less volatility and risk.
The… Read More

What is Pat's commentary for the week of February 28, 2012?

No market indicator or theory works every time, but the four-year U.S. presidential election cycle is about as good as they come. In essence, it works like this:

In the two years leading up to the U.S. presidential election year, the political party and individuals in… Read More

What is Pat's commentary for the week of January 4, 2012?

As you know, I take investor expectations into account when making investment decisions. When investor expectations are high, it pays to be skeptical and wary. That’s why we advise downplaying stocks that are in the broker/media limelight. When that limelight focuses on a stock, it… Read More

Stock market performance – how much to expect

Long-term studies show that stock market performance as a whole generally produces total pre-tax annual returns of 10% to 11%, or around 7.5% after inflation.

Returns will vary widely from year to year, of course. But I think the market will generate average annual compound returns… Read More