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American Exceptionalism: Why Wall Street Outperforms All Other Markets

In a book published in 2002, “Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns,” three British professors at the London Business School came to two major conclusions:

First, in all 16 countries (primarily in Europe and North America) in their survey, stocks outperformed bonds and gold over the long term and enjoyed a long-term upward tre wars, the Great Depression, runaway inflation, currency crises and other unstable conditions.

Second, U.S. stocks outperformed the rest of the world on a long-term basis.

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World stock markets 1900-2000. Source: “Triumph of the Optimists” (2002)

Since the start of the new millennium, nothing has changed. The U.S. stock market continues to outperform the rest of the world.

Last month, the Brookings Institution just released a blockbuster report on the global economy and markets, concluding, “In dollar terms, U.S. stock market performance leaves all other countries in the dust.” Indeed, Wall Street has outperformed EVERYTHING this year except oil and marijuana stocks.

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Investment expert Mark Skousen explains why Wall Street has outperformed all other foreign markets.

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American Exceptionalism: Why Wall Street Outperforms All Other Markets

Investment expert Mark Skousen explains why Wall Street has outperformed all other foreign markets.

In a book published in 2002, ??Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns,? three British professors at the London Business School came to two major conclusions:

First, in all 16 countries (primarily in Europe and North America) in their survey, stocks outperformed bonds and gold over the long term and enjoyed a long-term upward tre wars, the Great Depression, runaway inflation, currency crises and other unstable conditions.

Second, U.S. stocks outperformed the rest of the world on a long-term basis.

hart below.

World stock markets 1900-2000. Source: ??Triumph of the Optimists? (2002)

Since the start of the new millennium, nothing has changed. The U.S. stock market continues to outperform the rest of the world.

Last month, the Brookings Institution just released a blockbuster report on the global economy and markets, concluding, ??In dollar terms, U.S. stock market performance leaves all other countries in the dust.? Indeed, Wall Street has outperformed EVERYTHING this year except oil and marijuana stocks.

Click here to read the rest of the article, “American Exceptionalism: Why Wall Street Outperforms All Other Markets.

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Mark Skousen is a college professor, prolific author and world-renowned speaker. He??s made his unique sense of market and investment trends known and respected in the financial world. With a Ph.D. in economics and a focus on the principles of free-market capitalism and ??Austrian? economics, Mark Skousen has often gone contrary to the crowd in his investment choices and economic predictions ?? and has often been proved right.

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