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Market Data Center
The below visuals show the major market returns (in % change) for January, 2017.
Global Stock Returns for January
Global stock markets have been volatile to start the year.  However, currently they all remain quite flat, except for India and Brazil.  Brazil was last year's top performing index globally.
Global Currency Changes in January
Last year, the US Dollar became far stronger against nearly every major currency.  However, it has lost ground in the first month of the year as people are unsure what to expect with the new US President in office, regarding trade and tariffs.
Miscellaneous Market Changes in January
Emerging markets, led by Brazil and India, are outperforming developed markets. However, gold has been the top performer despite the "Fear Index" reaching near all-time-lows.
Think Pieces and Article Highlights
Below are our hand selected articles and tools we recommend checking out this month. Whether you're interested in the distribution of global wealth, China's long term plans, or in the recent US elected president, we hope you enjoy these think pieces.
World's wealthiest 8 people richer than 50% of the world's poorest

Can it possibly be true? Learn more about the widening gap of the rich and the poor here.
Learn More
China's New 5 Year Plan:

From the "China Brain Project", to Pollution Control, to Deep Ocean Research, click here for a stunning infographic of China's new initiatives. 
Click Here For Full Infographic
ETFs - Investors be Wary:  

The attractive low fees and ability to mimic mutual funds drew in $282 billion last year to US ETFs. There are serious cracks starting to show in the ETF market, beware.
Dangers of ETFs
Featured Video of the Month: Trump's $20 Trillion Problem [VPN]
This video explains shows the difficulties the United States' new leader will have to deal with in terms of the US deficit.  The massive US Debt problem is showing no signs of slowing down.
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