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

Emerging Markets Equities Around First Rate Cut

Emerging Markets Equities Around First Rate Cut Emerging markets equities rallied 12% and 29% around the first rate cuts of 2001 and 2007. Picture source: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

Dollar Index vs. MSCI Emerging Markets Relative Performance

Dollar Index vs. MSCI Emerging Markets Relative Performance Interesting chart showing the correlation of -0.89. Emerging markets could soar if the U.S. dollar falls. You may also like “Twin Deficits (% of GDP) Lead Real Trade Weighted Dollar Index by Two Years.” Picture source: Paolo Cardena

Demographics Explain Sovereign 30-Year Yields Accross Emerging Markets

Demographics Explain Sovereign 30-Year Yields Accross Emerging Markets Another great chart showing that emerging market demographics explain 30-year sovereign bond yields. An R² of 0.80 is quite high and significant. You may also like “U.S. Population Growth vs. U.S. 10-Year Treasury Bond Yield.” Picture source: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

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

Total Debt by Sector for Developed & Emerging Economies

Total Debt by Sector for Developed & Emerging Economies Argentina is the least indebted market in terms of GDP, while Japan is the most indebted market in terms of GDP. The United States’ total debt is 252% of GDP. Picture source: Pictet Asset Management

World Central Bank Gold Holdings

World Central Bank Gold Holdings In the current environment, where uncertainty surrounding emerging market currencies is high, this chart shows the robust EM central bank demand for gold. Picture source: Deutsche Bank

China: Chinese Firms Reliance on USD-denominated Debt

China: Chinese Firms Reliance on USD-denominated Debt Chinese firms reliance on USD-denominated debt is lower than other emerging markets. But a weakened yuan would hurt Chinese firms. Picture source: Institute of International Finance