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U.S. Global Position

U.S. Global Position

U.S.  Global  Position

Here are six positive features the U.S. enjoys:


[1] #1 in the world in computers connected to the Internet (505 million)

source: The World Factbook 2013-2014, CIA


[2] 9.8% annualized return for the S&P 500 (1926-2012)

source: Ibbotson Associates


[3] 19 of the world’s top 25 universities

source: World University Ranking 2012-2013, Times Higher Education


[4] #1 in the world in market value of publicly traded companies ($15.6 trillion)

source: The World Factbook 2013-2014, CIA


[5] 62% of foreign exchange holdings by world central banks are in U.S. dollars

source: International Monetary Fund, 2011 Q4


[6] World’s Largest Economy ($15.7 trillion, 2012 U.S. GDP)

source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis


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