• Why It’s Time to Invert Tax Inversion

    Why It’s Time to Invert Tax Inversion

    Global investor Nicholas Vardy discusses how America could deter companies that seek to leave its shores by offering them more favorable tax plans.

  • You’ll Never Guess the Top-Performing Stock Markets of 2015

    You’ll Never Guess the Top-Performing Stock Markets of 2015

    Global investing expert Nicholas Vardy reveals the nations that have performed the best in 2015 and examines promising stocks for each country.

  • Why You Should Never Let a Hedgehog Manage Your Money

    Why You Should Never Let a Hedgehog Manage Your Money

    Investment guru Nicholas Vardy explains the “hedgehog” and “fox” investing styles and why one of these strategies is dangerous for investors’ portfolios.

  • Why I Think Commodities May Have Bottomed

    Why I Think Commodities May Have Bottomed

    Global investment expert Nicholas Vardy examines the history and trends of the global commodities market to determine whether it has bottomed.

  • O Canada! Your Liberal Winds of Change

    Writer Jim Woods explains in a guest column how the recent Canadian election will impact investments in U.S. markets.

  • What is Factor Investing?

    Global investment expert Nicholas Vardy explains factor investing and the secrets behind the strategy’s success.

  • The World’s Top Global Cities Today and Tomorrow

    Cities play a central role in the global economy. And their importance is growing by the day. The leading global cities in the world are the centers of innovation, commerce, media, culture and politics that are the drivers of human progress.

  • A Global Q3 Slaughterhouse

    When it came to bombed-out sectors during Q3, there was plenty of structural damage to go around.

  • The Sweet-Tasting Success of Irish Austerity

    Ireland-based food giant Kerry Group Plc (KRYAF) is well known for its ingredient and flavors business. This week, the company celebrates the opening of a €100 million global technology and innovation center near the town of Naas, just outside of | Read More »

  • Three (Relatively) Bullish Views on the U.S. Stock Market

    After experiencing its first technical correction of 10% since 2011, the U.S. stock market has bounced back from the lows it reached on Aug. 24. Since then, volatility has eased and the S&P 500 has recovered almost 7%. I already | Read More »

  • The 2015 Hale Index of the Top 500 Global Economic Entities

    By Patric Hale This week’s Global Guru guest columnist is my friend Patric Hale, who has put together a compelling and original list of economic entities from across the world as a measure of global economic power and influence. I | Read More »

  • The Global Stock Market Washout

    Last week, I discussed how BRIC investing went bust. Well, as it turns out, I may have unfairly picked on the BRICs. After all, investors everywhere on the planet are having a rough time. In the past, it has been | Read More »

  • How the BRICs Came Down to Earth

    The popularity of the acronym “BRICs” — which stands for the fast-growth economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China — spread like wildfire in the post-financial-crisis world. Coined by ex-Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill in 2003, the BRICs came to | Read More »

  • Why This May Be the Best Week of the Year to Pile into Stocks

    What a week it has been… During the course of the past five sessions, the S&P 500 has corrected by 10%. Yesterday, it suffered its worst day of trading since 2011. And the Shanghai stock market tumbled 19% during the past | Read More »

  • Profit from the Cable-Cutting Mega Trend

    The way in which Americans are consuming media is undergoing a revolution. Early 2015 marked the first time in history that the number of pay-TV subscribers in the United States dropped. During Q2, 566,000 customers “cut the cord” to pay | Read More »

  • Is the Bull Run in Biotech over?

    In a bull market that’s six-plus years old, bull runs in hot sectors become increasingly scarce commodities.

  • What’s That Got to Do with the Price of a Big Mac in China?

    I’ve written about The Economist magazine’s “Big Mac Index” many times in The Global Guru. But if you’re new to this quick and dirty but useful method of measuring the relative values of global currencies, then here’s the basic idea. | Read More »

  • 2015: How to Make Money in this Lousy Year

    It is turning out to be a tough 2015 for stock market investors. The U.S. S&P 500 is trading where it was back on March 31. Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee recently noted that this has been only the second time since | Read More »

  • The ‘Soft Power’ of Donald Trump

    **************************************** Note from the Publisher For all of you dividend fans out there, I am thrilled to announce that we have added www.DividendInvestor.com to the Eagle family of products. With screening tools, an all-star ranking of dividend stocks, the best | Read More »

  • The Global Market First-Half Scorecard

    We are now just past the halfway mark of 2015. And as the French say: “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” Loosely translated, this means “the more things change, the more things stay the same.” And looking at | Read More »