MSCI World EPS and South Korea Exports

MSCI World EPS and South Korea Exports Chart showing the quite good correlation between MSCI World EPS and South Korea exports, and suggesting this does not bode well for MSCI World EPS. Picture source: Nordea and Macrobond

S&P 500 EPS and South Korea Exports

S&P 500 EPS and South Korea Exports Chart showing the quite good correlation between S&P 500 EPS and South Korea exports, and suggesting this does not bode well for S&P 500 EPS. Picture source: Nordea and Macrobond

South Korean Exports vs. S&P 500 EPS Estimates

South Korean Exports vs. S&P 500 EPS Estimates The correlation between South Korean exports and S&P 500 EPS estimates suggests a weakness in S&P 500 earnings estimates. Picture source: Lohman Econometrics

Countries Dependent on Saudi Oil Imports

Countries Dependent on Saudi Oil Imports Japan, South Korea and South Africa are among the countries most dependent on Saudi oil imports. Picture source: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

World Semiconductor Sales Lead Emerging Markets

World Semiconductor Sales Lead Emerging Markets This chart suggests that world semiconductor sales lead the MSCI emerging markets index by 3 months. This is very interesting before investing in emerging market equities. Country weights of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index: 33% China, 13.02% Korea, 11.35% Taiwan. Picture source: Nordea and Macrobond

MSCI Emerging Markets Index vs. World Semiconductor Sales

MSCI Emerging Markets Index vs. World Semiconductor Sales This great chart suggests that world semiconductor sales lead the MSCI emerging markets index by 3 months. Very interesting chart before investing in emerging market equities. Country weights of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index: 33% China, 13.02% Korea, 11.35% Taiwan. Picture source: Nordea and Macrobond

Which Country Has the Highest Density of Robot Workers?

Which Country Has the Highest Density of Robot Workers? South Korea had 710 installed industrial robots per 10,000 employees in the manufacturing industry in 2017. When robots replace manual labor, the productivity and the quality of products increase dramatically. Robots increase labor productivity levels and won’t take all the jobs. Picture source: Statista

Has the United States Ever Imported a Recession from a Single Foreign Country?

Has the United States Ever Imported a Recession from a Single Foreign Country? The biggest U.S. trade partners are: China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, South Korea, United Kingdom and France. So far, the US has never imported a recession from a single foreign country. A Chinese recession would be bad for the U.S. and the…