The Amazon Effect
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British Columbia announced that, as of August 2, 2016, it will charge an additional transfer tax of 15% of a property’s value to foreign buyers in Vancouver.
We think potential opportunities in emerging market equities may continue in the near term from lower oil prices and ongoing reform programs in many emerging market countries.
From books to Borax and data to drones, Amazon is revolutionizing retail shopping, shipping, data storage and delivery. The result is providing new efficiencies to consumers and clients and major headaches to competitors.
The second-most popular smartphone operating system in India is IndusOS, a multilingual OS developed entirely in India, according to Bloomberg.
Many income-seeking investors want new and nontraditional ways to generate income for their portfolios. But they face a yield conundrum: Invest in lower-risk, lower-yield securities that may not provide the desired income over time or step up to higher-yielding securities that carry higher risk. We think a multi-asset approach offers a solution.
It’s difficult to find clarity and predictability in today’s markets. We continue to believe the risks of growing global debt are real, but markets seem content to shrug off those risks and grind higher.