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by Tom Sandford

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Russia’s Crimean Adventure a Double-Edged Sword for Emerging Markets Investors

by Rebecca Baldridge

While the sanctions have had relatively little impact, the geopolitical crisis has certainly had a far-reaching effect on the Russian market and economy.

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By comparing the returns of a stock or sector to a major index, an investor can determine if the stock or sector actually outperformed or underperformed the broader market during a specific period. By doing this relative analysis, an investor removes any seasonal influence a major average has on the stock or the sector. Read On…

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With dividends reinvested, the S&P 500 returned an average 9.01% annually over the last 20 years. That means you would have made 461% over that period, turning a $10,000 investment in 1994 into $56,147 today. But you could have turned that $10,000 into $145,105 by adding an additional 5.3% to that return. Read On…

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