Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

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Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

Post by admin » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:44 pm

So here is an interesting spin on emerging markets ETF. Investment allocations to countries are based on freedom or openness ranking of countries.

https://www.etf.com/sections/features-a ... nopaging=1

And Chile get's ranked number 4 with about a 14% weighting of stocks in the fund (companies like fallabella and copec are in it). China, get's no position. Tiawan, poland, south korea are at the top.

The fundamental theory makes sense however. Free societies, with open transparent markets, tend to out perform in the long-run over closed, more command economies (wasn't that like the whole point of the cold war?).

Still not seeing it listed anywhere (ticker FRDM), but I like the way they are doing it. I really did not like the mix in EEM. Which is essentially a mostly direct China ETF, or investing in China via proxies in other countries, even though it is suppose to have all the Emerging markets in it.

It is probably what is slowly killing the economy of the United States too. Without even realizing it, the U.S. turned in to a command economy over the last 30-40 years. Sucks to be a frog in that pot of boiling water.
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Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

Post by at46 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:26 pm

admin wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:44 pm
So here is an interesting spin on emerging markets ETF. Investment allocations to countries are based on freedom or openness ranking of countries.

https://www.etf.com/sections/features-a ... nopaging=1

And Chile get's ranked number 4 with about a 14% weighting of stocks in the fund (companies like fallabella and copec are in it). China, get's no position. Tiawan, poland, south korea are at the top.

The fundamental theory makes sense however. Free societies, with open transparent markets, tend to out perform in the long-run over closed, more command economies (wasn't that like the whole point of the cold war?).

Still not seeing it listed anywhere (ticker FRDM), but I like the way they are doing it. I really did not like the mix in EEM. Which is essentially a mostly direct China ETF, or investing in China via proxies in other countries, even though it is suppose to have all the Emerging markets in it.

It is probably what is slowly killing the economy of the United States too. Without even realizing it, the U.S. turned in to a command economy over the last 30-40 years. Sucks to be a frog in that pot of boiling water.
If China gets no position, you know where that ranking is coming from and what it's worth. Or Russia - didn't Gazprom just deliver a 50% growth in less than 2 weeks? :) And you're totally right in that the Western economies have become more stifling and over-regulated than the traditional 'command' economies have ever been.

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Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

Post by admin » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:37 pm

well I have to say it is flattering to be quoted in an article, even if slightly misunderstood and taken out of context. kind of wish they would have talked to me first, but at least they gave us a plug rather than just plagerizing from our web sites like most the expat authors tend to do:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/20-count ... 19599.html
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Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

Post by Space Cat » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:21 am

According to the Global Peace Index 2019, Chile is still the 27th most peaceful country on this planet (higher than Croatia and Poland) and, of course, #1 in LatAm.

Meanwhile, the United States is #128 — between South Africa and Saudi Arabia.
Only Colombia, Uruguay and Chile improved in South America last year, while the rest of the region deteriorated. Venezuela is now the least peaceful country in South America, and Brazil recorded the fifth largest fall globally, with nine indicators deteriorating and only one improving.

Safety and Security is the chief challenge in the region, which is the only continent free from war – exempting drug wars. The upside for Safety and Security were marked reductions in the homicide rate in Uruguay, Ecuador, Argentina and Guyana. Venezuela and Colombia also recorded reductions, but they are still amongst the ten highest rates in the world.

The incarceration rate rose in nine South American countries, while declining only in Chile. All of South America’s incarceration rates are in the bottom half of the index. And the impact of terrorism escalated in six countries: Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador and most especially Bolivia.

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