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The Economy: 2013 vs. 2000

The  Economy:  2013  vs.  2000

The table below compares a number of economic indicators from the beginning of 2000 up to mid-December 2013 (sources: Federal Reserve, S&P/DJ Indexes, Fisev, Thomson Reuters, and U.S. Labor Dept.). All “gain” or “loss” figures in the table represent cumulative gains or losses with a base year of 1/1/2000.

 

Economic Indicators: 2000—2013

[approximate numbers]

 

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Frontier  Markets  Dangers

As of September 2013, the MSCI Frontier Markets Index (141 companies) was valued at $123 billion, a valuation < 1/3 of Apple. Being small can have negative consequences. For example, it has been estimated that it would take > 10 days to liquidate a $100 million position in a frontier market (but just an hour to dispose of a similar position in an emerging market).

 

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