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As Good As It Gets

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  • The second quarter of 2020 saw the lowest year-on-year contraction on record. It was only to be expected, then, that the Q2 2021 number was going to outshine any period in recent history. The 12.2% gain from the same quarter in 2020 was indeed the fastest rate of growth since 1950.
  • With that second-quarter recovery, US GDP has now recovered all the value lost from the downturn. China got there at the end of 2020, and the eurozone will most likely get back to square one by the end of this year.
  • There are continued reports of a clampdown by Beijing on companies with foreign securities listings. Why does China seem willing to throw some of its most visibly successful tech and related sectors to the wolves?

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We have known for some time now that the second-quarter GDP report was going to be a barnstormer, for no other reason than the point of comparison. The second quarter of 2020 saw the lowest year-on-year contraction

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Dale Roberts profile picture
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"The average year-on-year growth rate from 2010 to 2020 (prior to the pandemic) was 2.2 percent. From 1980 to 2010, the average was 2.8 percent, and from 1950 to 1980, it was 4.0 percent."

That said, that is about the domestic economy.

Many of the companies are multinationals.

But all said, investing in more growth oriented regions makes sense, and then some.

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