Believe their country is heading in the right direction, March: China: 94% Saudi: 67% S Korea: 66% India: 65% Russia: 60% S Africa: 52% Argentina: 48% Japan: 46% US: 43% Turkey: 36% France: 35% UK: 35% Germany: 30% Italy: 20% Brazil: 12% Mexico: 11% (Ipsos, via Spectator Index) What to make of that? Any investment implications? Here are the ETFs, in order: $GXC, $KSA, $EWY, $PIN, $ERUS, $EZA, $AGT, $JPN, $EUSA and $SPY, $TUR, $EWQ, $EWU, $EWG, $EWI, $EWZ, $EWW.
"Can we really compare " IMHO there is no way economically speaking a typical democracy can compete with a "State" controlled democracy ! IMHO China is already #1 ,but, if you say # 2 ok ,but, Si is now there for as long as he wants and China's plan stays on track. The U.S. has elections every two years and can't ever make 5 year plans like China or 50 year plans like the STATE.. IMHO only dictator type situations can ,but, Chinese leaders seem to want approval of the masses ! Financially, anyway !